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UKFast Supports the Digital Community's Biggest Talent

Article date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:07 GMT

Digital Entrepreneur 2013 WinnersSixteen digital teams from businesses across the UK had their entrepreneurial talents rewarded at a glittering awards ceremony held in Manchester last night. As main sponsor of the Digital Entrepreneur Awards, UKFast enjoyed an evening dedicated to the digital community and saw start-ups and established firms in traditional and emerging sectors celebrate their hard work over the past 12 months. Lawrence Jones, UKFast's CEO, was interviewed at the ceremony by host Chris Maguire, editor of North West Business Insider. Jones said: "The Digital Entrepreneur Awards is all about collaboration and finding and nurturing the UK's digital talent. They are the awards for real businesses - they give hard working entrepreneurs and creative experts a pat on the back for the sacrifices they're making to build their companies. "It's not the type of stuff you see on TV - like Dragons' Den and The Apprentice. The DEAs represent real success stories, people who are flying the flag for the British economy and doing some incredibly exciting and innovative things." Hailed as the only national stage in the UK dedicated to recognising online business excellence, the DEAs have been discovering and rewarding the best businesses on the web since 2006 and were expanded this year to accommodate a phenomenal number of applications from high-calibre companies. The major gong - Digital Entrepreneur of the Year - went to Roger Marks of Aeromark who thanked his team for driving the Bedford-based workforce management software company forward. Agencies, public sector bodies and software firms were all represented at the 400-strong ceremony, held at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester. EncryptionBox Ltd won the Security Innovation award in the E-Services category, while Manchester City Council took away the award for Technical Innovation in the Public Sector. The winners - in categories including E-commerce, Software Innovation, Animation and Gaming and Use of Social Media - beat off stiff competition from hundreds of businesses who made up an outstanding shortlist of firms that battled it out for the British internet's biggest awards. Full list of winners: E-SERVICES
  • E-commerce Business - SME: Better Bathrooms
  • E-commerce Business - Large: Majestic Wines
  • Best Use of Mobile: Pitchero
  • Security Innovation: EncryptionBox Ltd
  • Software Innovation: Harm Reduction Solutions Ltd
  • Most Creative Use of Technology: AsOne Design
  • Technological Innovation within the Public Sector: Manchester City Council
  • Web Development: British Heart Foundation
  • Social Media - Large: South Leicestershire College
  • Social Media - SME: Fantastic Media
  • Animation and Gaming: Tuna Technologies
  • Stand-Out Agency of the Year: Selesti
  • Digital Pioneer: R.O.EYE Ltd
  • Team of the Year: Precedent
  • Business of the Year: Apposing
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Roger Marks, Aeromark

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