The Herald Digital Transformation Awards 2021

in association with Digital World

Digital transformation is creating new business models within organisations who are utilising technology to remain competitive.

2020 saw businesses adapting quickly and without hesitation to work differently, which has helped the process of digital transformation across several sectors.

With the publication of Scotland’s Digital Strategy in March 2021, it is clear that now more than ever, digital transformation has, and will continue to be, a focus for many businesses.

These awards celebrated organisations across all industries and sectors who successfully adopted digital technology into their daily practices.

Sponsors

We would like to thank our 2021 sponsors for their support.

Title Sponsor

Digital World is a Skills Development Scotland website and campaign dedicated to promoting digital skills and careers in Scotland. The digital transformation of our country’s economy was already happening at pace pre-pandemic, but during and post-Covid, digitisation and the need for associated skill have gone into overdrive. And digital skills were once also associated very much with the tech sector, but now those skills are in demand across all industries. From healthcare to hospitality and construction, tourism and gaming, the demand for digital skills such as coding, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence are now unprecedented. So visit Digital World, become a digital human, and fast forward your career.

Category Sponsors

Sponsorship

Raise your profile nationally by sponsoring our awards.

If you would like more information on the opportunities available, please contact Linsey Hunter, Events Manager on linsey.hunter@newsquest.co.uk or 0141 302 6019.

Categories

Best use of Technology in Healthcare Award – Sponsored by Capito Ltd

This category will recognise an organisation that has made exceptional use of digital technology to ensure or enhance healthcare. We are looking for an organisation that can demonstrate how this use of technology has benefitted their customers in the short-term but also the long-term.

Best use of Technology in Education Award

This award will be given to an organisation that has made exceptional use of digital technology to promote learning. This could be a school, higher education institution or group that has used technology in a creative and innovative way to ensure other people have access to education.

Best use of Technology in the Third Sector Award

This award will be presented to an organisation that is using digital technology to drive social good in Scotland and beyond. We will be looking for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises where innovative digital projects have resulted in real and meaningful engagement with the people they work with.

Digitally Transformed Business Award

This award will be given to a business that can demonstrate an exceptional progression in using digital technology in their daily practices. This could be an organisation from any sector or industry that can demonstrate how they are using technology in a new and innovative way, how it has benefitted staff and customers, and how it has contributed to the success of the business.

Digital Professional of the Year Award – sponsored by Tec-Source

This category will recognise the best digital, media or creative professional. The individual will demonstrate technical and creative expertise as well as commercial success for their team or business.

Digital Marketing Campaign Award

This award will be presented to an organisation that has run an exceptional and successful digital marketing campaign to raise awareness, increase revenue or promote a product or service. This can be through the use of social media, digital advertising and other means of viral communication.

Digital Community Award

This award will go to an individual, group or organisation who has used technology to help their local community. We will be looking for examples of how the use of this technology supported and brought the local community together.

Digital Diversity Award – sponsored by Digital World

This category will award an organisation that has used digital technology to ensure diversity and inclusion. The organisation must demonstrate how the use of technology has made daily life for their employees or customers more accessible and promoted inclusion and diversity.

Digital Young Person of the Year Award

This award will go to a young person, under the age of 25, who is showing passion and creativity with digital technology. We are looking for someone whose fantastic and innovative use of technology is contributing to their employer, expanding their own business or is putting them above and beyond in their education.

Business Growth Award – sponsored by Digital Boost

This award will be given to an organisation that demonstrates the successful use of technology to grow their business. This can include growth in terms of revenue, staffing and customer base.

Shortlist

Best use of Technology in Healthcare – Sponsored by Capito

• Children’s Hospices Across Scotland
• Enable Group
• Falkirk Council
NHS24 – Winner

Best use of Technology in Education

Edinburgh College, Fife College & Partners – Winner
• Glasgow Science Centre
• SkillSeeder
• Scottish Online Lessons
West Highland College UHI, Inverness College UHI & North Highland College UHI – Commendation

Best use of Technology in the Third Sector

• Edinburgh University and Edinburgh Innovations
Glasgow Science Centre – Winner
• RNIB & eCom Scotland
• The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety
• Wonder Fools

Digital Marketing Campaign

Good-Loop – Winner
• James Donaldson Group
• NHS24
• Saulderson Media

Digital Community

• Baby Loss Retreat
• Black Professionals Scotland
Falkirk Council – Winner
• Fife College Student’s Association
• NHS Lothian & Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity – Commendation
• West End Road Runners

Digital Diversity – Sponsored by Digital World

• Guide Dogs Scotland
NHS Golden Jubilee – Commendation
• RNIB & eCom Scotland
• The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety
West College Scotland – Winner

Digital Professional of the Year – Sponsored by Tec-Source

• Darren Auld, ClearSky Logic
• Darren Forsyth, Hydrogen
David Lipcsey, Scottish Sea Farms – Winner

Digital Young Person of the Year

Dale Colley, City of Glasgow College – Winner
Emma O’Loan, Hydrogen – Commendation
• Ewan Corbett, Sharktower
• Lewis Binnie, Lewis Binnie Digital
• Simran Billing, Hydrogen
• Sophie Keir, Hydrogen

Business Growth Award – Sponsored by DigitalBoost

• Children’s Hospices Across Scotland
• ClearSky Logic – My Booking Hub
Glasgow Science Centre – Winner
• Good-Loop
• Property Studios

Digitally Transformed Business

• Ace Aquatec
AC Whyte & Co. Ltd – Commendation
Albion Rovers FC & Stenhousemuir FC – Winner
• Enable Group
• Scottish Sea Farms
• James Donaldson Group
• Property Studios

Judges

Phil Ford (Chair)
Head of Digital Technologies and Financial Services, Digital World

Mark Gibson
Managing Director, Capito Ltd

Hugh Lightbody
Chief Officer, Business Gateway

David Mains
Head of Digital Technology Recruitment, Tec-Source

Melinda Matthews-Clarkson
Chief Executive Office, CodeClan

Sara Thiam
Chief Executive Officer, SCDI

Event

The Herald Digital Transformation Awards 2021 in association with Digital World will took place on Thursday, November 4 from 7pm until 9.30pm via our virtual event platform, The Awards Room.

The event was hosted by Sarah Heaney.

HOST

Sarah Heaney

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If you have any questions or need more information on the awards, please contact Events Manager, Linsey Hunter on 0141 302 6019 or linsey.hunter@newsquest.co.uk

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