Imperial War Museum North

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The Big Chip 5 awards, held in November 2002, were the first to be organised by Manchester Digital.

The event was moved from its traditional venue at The Palace Hotel in Manchester to the striking Imperial War Museum North in Trafford. The unusual layout of the main gallery where guests ate and the awards were presented provided challenges for the organisers, who also had a tense hour trying to get the lights turned back down after a guest ignored warnings and set off an automatic fire protection system by smoking inside the building. Fortunately the sprinklers didn't go off. Superb food was supplied by Heathcoates, perhaps the North West's most celebrated restaurateurs. The event was the first to be hosted by Tony Wilson.

Winners 2002

Best Public Information Site

Stardotstar and Big Heart Media's project for the DfES funded music studio GridClub project


L to R: Rob Green, director of North West Node
Gareth Langley, director, Stardotstar

Best Use of e-Commerce Plc for the website

L to R: Jon Keefe, managing director, KMP Internet
David Atherton, founder and managing director,

Best Use of e-Business Plc for the website and e-business engine

L to R: Richard Jones, director of marketing, MIDAS
Jonathon Wall, sales and marketing director,

Best Use of e-Marketing

Universal McCann Interactive's brand re-positioning campaign for Durex


L to R: Andy Spinoza, managing director, Spin Media
Kirsty Verity, brand manager, Durex
Chris Conlan, project manager, McCann-I

BT Award for Best Use of Broadband Plc for the streaming video project

L to R: Stephen Gelling-Fisher, UK Sales Manager, BT Clearsky
David Atherton, founder and managing director,
Steve Cooper, EOS Media

Best Design Award

Turtlez's project for BBC Sport Online, Mini Motty


L to R: Annie Millar, director of digitalpool
Chris Gay, managing director, Turtlez

Best Animation Award

KMP Internet's project for Patent's Place,

KMP Internet

L to R: Terry Speake, director of MITER
Jon Keefe, managing director of KMP Internet

Outstanding Contribution

The Manchester Digital Award for Outstanding Contribution to the North West Digital Sector went to Poptel:


Shaun Fensom co-founder of Poptel