THE finalists for The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards 2017 in association with DigitalBoost have been announced, with judges declaring they were overwhelmed with the calibre of entrants. For…
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Date : Thursday, October 19, 2017
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow
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Contact Heather Steven on 0141 302 6018.
Now in their ninth year, these dynamic industry awards recognise the success of businesses large and small in seizing the opportunities offered by digital technology and the internet.
All types of digital project are eligible for entry: websites, games, mobile technology, business software, public installations or even a simple but effective social media campaign can be put forward. The only requirement is that you can demonstrate success – be that inventive, financial or simply in terms of popularity.
Previous winners have benefited from international success, demonstrating that Scotland is a world leader in pushing technological boundaries. Don’t just take our word for it; visit the previous winners section to see for yourself.
As the digital industry changes and evolves our award categories are evaluated and reviewed to ensure they are relevant and in line with industry developments. This year’s categories focus on the advancement of digital via e-commerce, charity/social enterprise and rewarding key personnel.
The Herald is committed to supporting these important industry awards and welcomes you to attend and join us at the awards this year.
Business to Business Award
- AM Bid Services
- Encompass Corporation
- Red Evolution – Share my Office
- Screenmedia Design – Honeywell Aerospace
E-Commerce Award – Supported by DigitalBoost
- Big Red Digital
- Digital Six – ETB Technologies
- Labels4Kids Ltd
- Wholesale Domestic
Charity and Social Enterprise Award
- Assist Social Capital CIC
- Simon Community Scotland
- xDesign – Neatebox
- Young Scot
To be announced on the night
UX FoPublic Sector Award – Supported by RMD
- Ayrshire College
- Business Gateway – DigitalBoost
- NHS Health Scotland
- Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Best Mobile Application (inc Games)
- Find a Player
- Ketchup Digital – Medsmart
- Ketchup Digital – Premier Punt
- xDesign & Whitespace
Consumer Engagement Award
- Equator – Clydesdale Bank
- KILTR WIFI
- LUX – The Food & Drink Agency
- Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Education and Training Award – Supported by SQA
- Front Page – Disney Stars
- Innovation Digital – Scottish College for Educational Leadership
- Nucleus Financial
- Scottish Social Services Council: Making Better Decisions
Best Use of Social Media Award
- Ayrshire College
- DotScot Registry
- DYW Glasgow
- Equator – Clydesdale Bank
- Historic Environment Scotland
Digital Professional of the Year – Supported by Prudential
- Carole Logan – Equator
- Jacqueline MacDougall – DigitalBoost
- John McLeish – Equator
- Kirstin Watson – Innovation Digital
- Louise Henderson – Scottish College for Educational Leadership
Digital Agency Award – Supported by Enigma People Solutions
- Storm ID
David Mains – Director, Enigma People Solutions
David Mains is a Director of long established and highly recognised recruitment consultancy Enigma People Solutions. Specialising in digital, development, and technology support vacancies, David’s expertise has helped grow and develop many successful businesses and start-ups.
David has worked in recruitment since 1994, having previously worked with News International & Mirror Group Newspapers. His career has encompassed high street, general, specialist, and consultancy recruitment businesses. This experience in a broad range of sectors and markets has helped Enigma People to establish a reputation as a quality recruitment partner, rather than an “employment agency”.
Outside of work, he’s a trustee of the Partick Thistle Charitable Trust, an avid “Jags” fan and coaches the Glasgow amateur football team for the Africa on the Ball charity.
Hugh Lightbody – Chief Officer Business Gateway National Unit, Business Gateway
Hugh graduated with a BSc/BEng in Manufacturing Sciences and Engineering from the University of Strathclyde. On graduating Hugh joined Smiths Industries and trained in materials management, progressing to Production Control Manager at their Basingstoke factory. With a desire to contribute to Scotland’s future he then joined the Scottish Development Agency and has worked in various economic and business development roles within the public and private sector since then including Scottish Enterprise, running his own consultancy business, Local Government and now Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA). In that time he has been involved in a diverse range of projects which has included everything from the development of the Forestry Contracting Association to successfully attracting the European premiere of Braveheart to Stirling.
Gordon Stevenson – Digital Transformation Director, Newsquest Scotland & Northern Ireland
Gordon has worked in publishing since 1990, working latterly as Head of Digital for Trinity Mirror Scotland before moving to an expanded role with Newsquest in July of 2015 to present day.
“My role is to enhance the conditions which allow for accelerated online audience, subscriber and digital revenue growth.”
Sharon Moore – Industry Technical Leader for Travel & Transportation, IBM
Sharon is IBM’s Industry Technical Leader for Travel & Transportation and is tasked with innovating with, and leading the design of technical solutions for, IBM’s clients in T&T. She provides leadership to the technical community and works to increase IBM’s relevance to, and eminence in, this marketplace.
Sharon was recently included in a PWC article in The Scotsman as a top 10 Digital Disruptor in Scotland, and listed in Computer Weekly’s Top 50 Women of Influence 2016 and Business Cloud’s 100 Women in Technology. In line with her passions she sits on the Scotland Women in Technology board, and runs the BCSWomen group in Scotland, also recently becoming deputy chair of BCSWomen.
Natalie Davidson – Head of Digital Marketing, SSE
Natalie Davidson is Head of Digital Marketing at SSE, a FTSE 100 energy company and the UK’s largest generator of renewable energy. Natalie heads up a team of Digital Performance and Digital Engagement executives based in Perth and Glasgow. Natalie joined SSE back in 2002 after graduating from University. Fifteen years on, Natalie has gained experience on a wide range of Digital Marketing campaigns and Web Development projects including the launch of SSE’s social media channels and the development of SSE’s first meter reading app.
Natalie holds an MA in Management Studies with Sociology from the University of Glasgow, a BA in Business Management from Glasgow Caledonian University and a Diploma in Digital Marketing from The IDM.
Daniel Sedgwick – Head of Digital Proposition Development Distribution, Prudential
Daniel is responsible for digital experience at Prudential UK. Over the past two years, Daniel has rebuilt the new digital capability within Prudential, with an increased focus on building best-in-class experiences underpinned by leading technologies and experience innovation. Daniel also created Prudential’s Digital Innovation Lab, which plays in the sweetspot between the latest technology, experience, business and customer thinking; driving out concepts, prototypes and live deliveries that push how Prudential engages and supports their customers.
Daniel’s early career was focussed on Marketing for firms in the retail, telecommunications, sports and technology industries, where he capitalised on the huge opportunities that rise from the power of digital and data.
In terms of the future, Daniel believes the greatest opportunities will come from firms who capitalise on the latest thinking around how data powers technology to create experiences that really delight customers.
Dr Jillian Ney
Dr Jillian Ney is the UK’s first Dr of Social Media and a Digital Behavioural Scientist.
She is a consultant to marketers, helping them to analyse and use social data to understand how customers make decisions. Her specialist field is in behavioural sciences and the analysis of social data to tap into audiences’ non-conscious thinking and behaviour.
Dr Jillian is a two time TEDx’er, an international speaker, and has presented her work at places including NATO, 10 Downing Street and the Market Research Society. She has worked with many household brands and agencies including, Manchester City Football Club, SSE, Vodafone, General Mills, IBM and PwC.
A free and comprehensive programme of workshops and online tutorials has been designed specifically to support SMEs’ development into digital technologies. Workshops throughout Scotland are led by a team of digital specialists and include topics such as e-commerce, data analytics, digital strategy and creating engaging content. The programme also adapts to meet current and emerging digital needs that may be pertinent to businesses such as cyber resilience.
In addition, up to 21 hours of one to one expert adviser sessions with digital specialists are also available to businesses that need extra support on digital topics.
The DigitalBoost Health check is available on the Business Gateway website to help assess a business’s current digital know-how, guiding them to relevant online guides and workshops.
To give your business a Digital Boost, or to take the health check, visit: www.bgateway.com/digitalboost or speak to your local Business Gateway office.
DigitalBoost is funded by DigitalScotland and delivered by Business Gateway.
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