We know that some of the UK’s most talented digital & creative businesses call Derby and Derbyshire home.
The Mainframe Awards are an unprecedented opportunity to highlight and celebrate these talented creatives and their work.
Emerging Digital Star (Under 25)
Recognising an individual under the age of 25 who has made an impact on the digital landscape in Derby & Derbyshire. The region’s success in the digital arena depends on talent staying in our region and judges will look to reward the best and brightest young people for their efforts. The winner could be an entrepreneur or an excellent employee whose work has made a difference to their business.
Best Digital Start Up
A company or organisation that has launched in the last three years and has already found a strong and loyal digital following, customer base or audience. The winner will have bold ambitions and clear evidence their growth plans have got off to a solid start. Judges will be looking for bright, adaptable firms not afraid of challenging the established order.
Digital Ambassador of the Year
Awarded by the judges to an individual, company or organisation that is leading the way in digital application and development and helping inspire others in the community. The winner will be focused on making the region a great place for start-ups to work and tirelessly promote it to external organisations. They will play a key role in making the digital economy successful.
Project Most Proud Of
We know that it's not always the biggest, brightest or comercially beneficial projects that make you leap out of bed in the morning! We want to hear about the projects that really had an impact on you or your organisation.
Best Digital/Creative Individual Or Team
Always going the extra mile? A knack for pulling it out of the bag at the eleventh hour? Managed a project that took the world by storm? Then this is the category for you. The judges will be looking for clear evidence of what make you/them a cut above the rest.
New Product To Market
Awarded by the judges to an individual, company or organisation demonstrating creativity and innovation in brining their new product to market. The product must have launched in within the last twelve months.
Creativity For Good
The winner will be able to demonstrate how their product, project or organisation has contributed to the betterment of lives through creative means; both locally or further afield.
Putting Derby/Derbyshire On The Map
An award that's particulary close to our heart's. The winner will be someone making us proud in how they flying the flag for our region.
Client Of The Year
This category is designed to reward Clients that show an outstanding and enlightened approach to digital and creative business solutions; as well as recognising the important role that Clients play in facilitating the production of great work.
Best Digital Innovation
The judges are looking for individuals or companies with something that’s different or even something that hasn’t been done before. Whether you’re using new ideas to solve old problems, or using old ideas to solve new problems, it has to have an element of newness!
Meet the Judges
Dr Jo Twist is the CEO of Ukie, the trade body for UK games and interactive entertainment.
John Newbigin OBE - Chairman of Creative England
More industry leading judges to be announced shortly ...