Mainframe Awards 2019 - Market Place

By The Mainframe Team
DSC_7604New for the 2019 Mainframe Awards was the awards night market place. We had some fantastic companies taking part all whom support people and businesses across the creative industries. Here's a little bit more about them all...

IDB Accountancy

Ian set up IDB Accountancy last year. His aim is super simple: be one step ahead, aim for happiness over everything and be a truly trusted advisor.

He gets that time is precious and we all want to spend time doing the stuff we love. He's an entrepreneur and small business owner so understands the challenges business owners face. Ian wants to see what you do, celebrate your achievements, highlight any potential issues, improve your cashflow and ensure you grow, grow, grow in a way that makes you happy.

For further information please contact Ian Ball on 07974 860001 or email

Honest Communications

Holly Daulby launched Honest Communications in November 2018 and the Mainframe Market Place provided great scope for local creatives to get to know the agency.

Honest Communications specialises in PR and also offers social media and copywriting services. The agency devises and implements communications strategies to help shape and manage reputations and media presence by generating coverage, extending reach and positioning brands in front of the right people at the right time.

For further information please contact Holly Daulby on 07961 205812 or email

Future Proof Films

At Future Proof Films (, we create captivating video marketing content for companies far and wide - from London to Glasgow, and even Silicon Valley. However, we are extremely proud to be based in Derby and to be part of the Derby creative business community.

Some of our favourite projects in the last year have been for great local companies, such as Cooper Parry ( or the promotional videos we create for Derby Festé ( It’s a real treat to be able to work with so many forward-thinking companies who know the power of video marketing, and we have the benefit now of being in our fourth year as a company, which means people we have worked with have seen the positive results of our video content and are hungry for more. 

For further information please contact the team on 01332 742609 or email

Richard Gardner Photography

Hailing from down south with a background in Engineering, IT and Education it was during a year break travelling around the world when I discovered my passion for photography. Since then I have focused on turning this passion into a vocation. 

Whether it's wedding, portraiture or commercial photography. I like to think that my professional yet friendly attitude helps ensure that you get the best possible images.

So why should you hire me? Well hopefully you have had a chance to look through my portfolio and decided if I'm the guy for you. But if you need any more convincing you should also know that I work hard to exceed your expectations and provide the best possible service.

For further information please contact Richard Gardner on 07730608564 or email

Banks Mill Studios

Banks Mill Studios is a hub for creative and digital industry businesses, located in a landmark building within the heart of Derby City Centre.

We offer clean and dirty workspace studios and a ground floor gallery, stepped rental fees to help new start businesses along with business support services and a connected community of peers to help our businesses grow and succeed. We have a diverse range of creative disciplines within Banks Mill including jewellery makers, printmakers, mobile app developers, video production companies and fine artists.

In our gallery we have a rolling programme of exhibitions and also hold events such as the Derbyshire Open Arts festival in May and our Open Studios in November where you can meet our creatives and buy original artwork and handmade products.

For further information please contact 01332 597866 or email