Hear from our Previous Winners

Take a look at what our previous winners have to say about the Northern Digital Awards:


Gareth Allen, Managing Director

“I’m extremely proud of the amazing work our herd are undertaking with the Shopify platform to produce award winning eCommerce websites, proving that our mission to Grow Shopify Giants is well on its way. We eagerly await the results of the 2022 awards on March 17th and are very excited about what the next 12 months is going to hold for our business.”



The entry process itself was easy and intuitive; the platform was simple to use, and it didn’t take long to submit our entries.

In terms of impact on the business, it has been significant – of course, our entire team was delighted to be recognised, but being shortlisted has also been noticed by existing and prospective clients alike, who often comment to us on the many updates they read about on LinkedIn.



Gav Winter, CEO

“We are absolutely delighted to win Best Digital Tool at the Northern Digital Awards. The team have worked supremely hard over the last year and they deserve all the plaudits, they are an amazing bunch. Winning awards is excellent validation and generates a great deal of positivity, but it’s tough times for many, so I’m glad we got a chance to celebrate our successes.”


First Internet

Julaine Speight

“The Northern Digital Awards showcases some absolutely phenomenal northern talent and we’re proud to not only stand beside them as nominees but to come out victorious for not one, but two awards. Such an amazing start to the year and something First Internet is incredibly proud of.”


Venture Forge

Andrew Banks, CEO

“This award for us is a real celebration of our success during the toughest year anyone has ever experienced, and an absolute testament to the team we’re building, the work we’re delivering and the confidence we’re having in our own vision through a year where we totally changed our business model.”


FB Comms

Fiona Bradley, Founder

“I’m absolutely over the moon to win an award for my work with FB Comms after only 11 months of trading, it’s such a morale boost we’re going in the right direction. I have already had so many others reaching out for marketing support and career advice and it’s my absolute pleasure to be able to help!”



Gareth Allen, Director of Search & Marketing

“Winning a Northern Digital Award recognises Herd’s work as eCommerce specialists on a mission to Grow Shopify Giants. We’re a small team that pack a punch and we’re proud to be creating ground-breaking solutions that enhance our partnerships with fantastic clients such as Face the Future. We’re thrilled to receive this prestigious accolade of Best Website 2021.”


Journey Further

Robin Skidmore, CEO
“At just two years old, we were delighted to win Search Agency of the Year at the 2019 Northern Digital Awards. It’s a testament to the strength of our culture and ‘clarity at speed’ proposition. Winning the award has led to new and exciting opportunities with brands who have approached us.”



Anthony Diver, Managing & Creative Director
“The Northern Digital Awards celebrates the breadth and depth of the digital prowess across the North.

We’re delighted and honoured to have received the accolade of Best Digital Marketing Campaign for Entertainment/Sports for Basketball England; a sports body that work so hard with very little funding. These awards exemplify to both new and existing business, how Mosquito is leading in the field of digital marketing. Along with demonstrating Mosquito’s capability, the award has been priceless in terms of acknowledging  the team’s hard work achieving the campaign’s objectives and results is so rewarding.”


Mount Digital

Jordan Wilson, Managing Director
“Taking the time to enter the Northern Digital Awards and celebrate our successes not only gives a nice boost to team moral but has also directly helped us to secure new business.

We’re thrilled to have been recognised as Social Media Agency of the Year 2019 by such a credible judging line-up.”



Richard Singer, CEO
“icelolly.com was honoured to win ‘Best Website’ at the 2019 Northern Digital Awards. The team has worked tirelessly to reimagine our website, providing inspiration to our customers and giving them the opportunity to learn more about their destination of choice or discover new experiences and the award win is testament to this.

“Since the ceremony, we have gone onto launch and secure numerous high-profile campaigns which fully leveraged the metasearch, deals and media platform, with no signs of slowing down.”



David Beharall, Managing Director
“It’s important for us to enter awards that attract the very best competition as this has a far bigger impact on growing our agency. The Northern Digital Awards bring together the very best campaigns and talent from across the North so to winning one means far more to our team and clients. Being part of these awards also helps build partnerships with other agencies and highlights just how many quality agencies there are in the North.”



Martin Calvert, Marketing Director
“Everyone knows how strong the North is when it comes to digital talent, so winning at the Northern Digital Awards is a huge achievement for any agency.

In our best year ever for award wins, we’re particularly proud of our Northern Digital Awards –  it’s an award that is recognised by clients and competitors throughout the industry, and has opened up new client relationships, and reconfirmed the quality of our work to local, national and international audiences.”


Click Consult

Matt Bullas, CEO & Founder
“The Northern Digital Awards offers businesses and brands the chance to cement their position at the forefront of the digital market. We were delighted to pick up Search Agency of the Year in 2018 and it proves that the work we are doing on behalf of our clients is effective. Our industry is more than just London-centric and these awards showcase the very best in the North.”



Nicola Tiffany, Managing Director
“There is a huge amount of digital talent in the North which is why we were honoured to be victorious in both the ‘Best App’ and ‘Best eCommerce’ categories at the 2018 Awards – against some very illustrious competition.  This external, independent recognition of our work has had a positive impact internally but has also reaffirmed our capability and creativity to existing clients and new prospects and delivered a number of PR opportunities that has raised our profile at a national level.”


Republic of Media

Simon Watson, Head of Digital
“Being awarded the Best Use of Video and the Best Public Sector Digital Marketing Campaign at the Northern Digital Awards 2018 was recognition of our dedication in delivering excellent campaigns for our clients. Receiving awards like these prove we can punch above the rest and help showcase that Republic of Media have a strong, ambitious and dedicated digital offering. We’re proud to showcase this to existing clients, potential new clients and the rest of the industry.”


The Co-op

Jordan McDowell, Senior Digital Engagement Manager
“The cherry on top of a great moment for the team and I as well as welcome validation to aid us in proving our worth and our expertise.”


The SEO Works

Ben Foster, Managing Director
“It’s fantastic for The SEO Works to be recognised as a leading agency in the North. Winning Best PPC Campaign has really helped raise awareness of the range of services we offer, boosted staff morale, and generated a tangible difference in new business enquiries to us.”


Stein IAS

Rob Morrice, Global CEO
“As an agency we find there is no better way to cement client relationships and build staff morale than to win awards. Entering awards is a great way to benchmark your work against others, and winning, or even just being nominated, is an excellent promotional tool. Specifically, winning the Northern Digital Awards on our home patch makes us feel amazing and motivates us to keep producing great work for our clients, particularly in the field of Marketing Technology, which is our sweet spot.”



JJ Grice, Senior Search Strategist
“As an agency we’ve always been proud of our northern heritage which makes it all the more sweeter to be recognised at such an industry-leading event in the Northern Digital Awards. SEO is very much at our core as a business, so to pick up the award for the Best SEO Campaign at last year’s event was a fantastic achievement for us and it was a real testament of our results-driven approach when it comes to delivering success online.”



James Brockbank, Managing Director
“At the time of our wins, Best Low Budget Campaign and Small Digital Agency of the Year, at the 2017 Northern Digital Awards, Digitaloft as an agency was less than 12 months old.

It’s not just the long-established big name agencies who win; it’s based on producing quality, successful campaigns for clients. It proved to us that it’s what you’re capable of delivering for clients that wins awards!

8 months on and we’re still generating leads and winning business off the back of the awards, with an enquiry this week from a large multinational citing our win at the NDA 2017 as how they discovered us.”



Alex Heywood, Marketing & Business Development Director
“MEC Manchester are multi-occasion entrants, attendees – and we’re happy to say – winners at the annual Northern Digital Awards. The NDAs get the year off to a great start by generating some real momentum for the business. Our wins have enabled us to showcase our success throughout the year. And it goes without saying…it’s great to celebrate with the very best digital talent that the North has to offer!”



Mike Parker, CTO
“Winning the ‘Large Agency of the Year’ award really announced Orange Bus’ presence as one of the most successful agencies in the UK. 2017 was a massive year for us and awards like this symbolise exactly what it is we’ve achieved.  The fact that our industry peers recognised the scale and quality of our recent work assures clients that we’re a safe pair of hands, with the depth of talent and commercial experience to deliver consistent high standards.”



Shane Parkins, Digital Marketing Manager
“It’s so very easy as marketers to get caught up in the day to day tasks that you don’t fully appreciate how much progress the team has actually made. The Northern Digital Awards is one of those brief opportunities of looking back and reflecting on just how amazing the last year has been, boosting morale in the team while also giving us the challenge of doing even better the following year!”