Mainframe Awards 2020 Judges

By Charlene Sharp
Back in November 2019, we announced that the submissions was open for the Mainframe Awards 2020. Fast forward a few months and here we are announcing those who have been shortlisted.
Having gone through all the submissions it's then over to the judges to  make the all important decision to decide on a winner and two runners up for their category.
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5 things I've learnt from my first year running an agency

By Holly Daulby

Honest Communications turned one in November - a cause for celebration that I’d got to this milestone. The agency’s first birthday was also a good moment to step back and take stock of everything I’ve learned in the first 365 days of running a business.

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Coworking Derby & Derbyshire - CoWorking Wednesday with Mainframe

By Hana York

We are pleased to announce our latest Mainframe venture - CoWorking Wednesday's.

We know that many of our community are lone workers, freelancers, flexible workers or based outside of the city. We wanted to offer a space for our community to get together, work, collaborate and be creative.

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Christmas Mainframe Make & Trade Event

By The Mainframe Team

Join us for a celebration of Derbyshires local craft talent at our seasonal make & trade event. Pick up some last minute gifts and treats and get into the Christmas spirit.

Open between 11am and 3pm there is plenty of time to brows the stalls then pop to a cinema showing or enjoy lunch and a hot chocolate in the cafe.

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CRZyBest - Creating Ethically

By Claire Zwozny-Bestwick

Making our world happy is really important, so when creating CRZyBest creations I try my best to look after our planet too.

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New Site Makes It Easy To Buy Local and Support Derby Artists!

By Aaron Itzerott


As attractive as the low price and convenience of the big online stores can be, we all know that buying locally and supporting the local economyhas never been more important.

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Think3 supports young people’s career choices

By Grant Thompson
Creative design agency think3 have developed a careers advisory portal for a Derby based organisation,, that is designed to provide every young person in the UK aged 12-18 with an independent careers advisory service. Read more

The Big House: EXPO - The Run Down

By The Mainframe Team

We now have over 75 local digital & creative businesses taking part in The Big House EXPO but that's not all that's going on...

From silent disco style mini-masterclasses to one stop mentoring on specific subject areas to all the partners in The Big House with amazing coffee and FREE entry ... you'd be mad not to sign up and pop in!

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See over 50 creative & Digital Businesses at The Big House: EXPO

By The Mainframe Team

An exhibition of over 50 Creative and Digital businesses, sole-traders and entrepreneurs ranging from Marketing and Branding, Theatre Companies, Fashion Designers, Copywriters, Photographers, Architects, Interactive Media and much more.

EXPO is a great opportunity to discover what The Big House businesses offer to localise your supply chain, reduce your carbon footprint, and create jobs and opportunities in the D2N2 area.

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The Big House Presents: EXPO

By The Mainframe Team

On September 10th, in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, The Big House EXPO will give them the opportunity to showcase their skills and expertise, to exchange ideas, to explore opportunities to work together, to sell goods and services to each other, to celebrate their achievements and the success of The Big House.

Thursday September 10th 2019: St Mary’s Church in the Lace Market, Nottingham.

Too book tickets please click here.

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