It’s the day after the Digital Awards. It’s business as usual at C4DI, apart from the occasional thud of a marquee being dismantled (no doubt causing one or two of you to wince in hungover pain) and the suspicious absence of one or two regular faces. It’s a world away from the hubbub of last night, which saw several C4DI members and some key players in Hull’s digital scene taking home a win.
The awards began after a drinks reception and opportunities for face-filling avec street food had ensued. David Keel was, for want of a better phrase, let loose on the stage in order to introduce the categories, finalists and winners and I can assure there wasn’t a swear word or slightly inappropriate joke to be heard. I can also assure you I’m lying.
Sauce’s night started on a high with their win in the Best Mobile App category for their work for Siemen’s MyTime, an app which allows employees to track their banked hours. It was also a great night for BIMsense, who won the best digital start up category- they hope that the win will help to raise BIM awareness both within the construction industry and the general public. The MoodBeam team went away with the award for best emerging technology and Sowden and Sowden for Ron Dearing UTC took the Best Digital Marketing Communication award.
Long standing partners and new members Trident took the award for Best Global Reach while Digitull went away with Best use of Technology Within Education. The Young Digital Person of the year went to the outstanding Courtney Harris, who faced stiff competition from our very own Matt Wildbore and Alex Pringle.
The Best Digital Innovation went to Eon Visual Media for MedSked and Best Ecommerce and Best Hardware were won by Alterego and ADP respectively.
A humongous and well deserved “well done” to all finalists and winners. Absolutely all of you were extremely worthy and we’re proud that you’re part of Hull’s digital culture. You make the industry the driving force for change, innovation and excellence that it is today and you help put this former fishing town on the map, future proofing our economy and ensuring that we carry on striving and telling the world who we are, what we do and how we’re bloody good at doing it.
Through and through a great event, and thanks go out to everyone, from organisers, sponsors and hosts, to caterers and entertainment. Now go home, put your feet up, pat yourself on the back and rest your fragile heads…