Winner 2016

Bearded Fellows

Bearded Fellows Bearded Fellows

The judges said

Bearded Fellows submitted a stylish and engaging set of gritty videos and animations on vimeo with amazing numbers in their application: a real winner

Entrant's description

Bearded Fellows are a creative studio who are passionate about exploring the creation of innovative content which increases our clients revenue and pushes Manchester forward as the creative powerhouse that it is.

We work with ideas first, focusing on the facilitation of stimulating creative sessions with clients, that allow us to use our specialist skills in video or animation to produce relevant and powerful content and campaigns for online and for tv broadcast.

From our launch 3 years ago, we have moved from making start ups like fitbay $4m off a 30 second animation to working with multimillion pound corporations.

Shortlist 2016

  • 180ºSouth
  • Bearded Fellows
  • Cedita
  • HiFi
  • Mighty Giant
  • TomFitton.com Online Marketing Consultancy

Criteria

Trophies

This category is open to any freelancer/contractor or enterprise with five or fewer employees or partners that is based in the North. Nominations are welcome from third parties. The award recognises exceptional professionalism, innovation, originality or business acumen.

 


Winner 2015

Block 8 with

Block 8 Block 8

Block8 unfortunately were unable to attend on the night. Their award was accepted on their behalf by Shaun Fensom, Chair of the Big Chip Steering Group.

The judges said

Providing solutions to some very large and high profile clients, Block 8 have shown initiative, flair, flexibility and skill.

Entrant's description

"We are a technically focused digital agency. We help clients and agency partners with complex web projects and deliver them on time, on budget, on value! Established in 2012 and independently owned. We are a small team of digital developers based in Manchester UK. Experts in open source technology, we've been building the web since 2003. We're happy to work with companies of any size, from the smallest creative agency to multi-national corporations. We can help get your off-the-rails web development project back on track, help fix issues with a dysfunctional team, or simply build you something really cool. Our primary delivery goals are: cost, quality & speed. "

Shortlist

  • 180ºSouth
  • Anything
  • Block 8
  • Peadig
  • TomFitton.com - Online Marketing
  • Wink Nudge

Criteria

This category is open to any freelancer/contractor or enterprise with five or fewer employees or partners that is based in the North. Nominations are welcome from third parties. The award recognises exceptional professionalism, innovation, originality or business acumen.


2014 and before

The criteria for this category have been revised in 2015 so that any freelancer or micro-enterprise can apply, including new start-up businesses.

Click here to see the full history of the award.