Gravity Digital Scoop National Rural Business Awards
Derbyshire based Gravity Digital Ltd were one of last nights prize-winners at the Rural Business Awards – the UK’s only dedicated national business awards for the rural community, run in partnership with the CLA and actively supported by the countryside sector as well as MPs across the UK. The Rural Business Awards are sponsored by Janine Edwards Wealth Management Ltd, Principal Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management.
Gravity Digital, a digital marketing agency with offices in Derby and Bakewell, was the outright winner in their category for Best Creative Business and the team were handed their prize at a glittering awards ceremony held at The Belfry Hotel & Resort in The West Midlands.
Gravity Digital was launched in October 2015 and united two successful existing Derby companies to provide digital marketing to businesses throughout the UK. Its three Directors are Sharon Steven-Cash, Debbie Porter and Andy Smith and together they offer many years’ experience in the digital marketing field.
Debbie Porter, Director of Gravity Digital, said: “It’s amazing, we really didn’t expect to do so well. To be considered the UK’s Best Rural Creative Media Agency is quite something and this will certainly help boost our business.”
Fellow Gravity Director Sharon Stevens-Cash added: “We’re obviously absolutely delighted, and it means the world to us. This award recognises the hard work that all the team have put in and also a big thanks to our clients, without them we wouldn’t be here.”
Awards co-founder Anna Price said: “Gravity Digital was, we felt, quite simply a very professional and well established creative business with strong rural roots. We were very impressed with its down to earth approach, 100 per cent client retention rate, and structured and proactive programme of community and charity-based initiatives benefiting the local area. Well done Gravity – a clear winner in this category.”
The Rural Business Awards recognise excellence in a range of different business categories, from food and drink through to sport and tourism. Now in their second year, the awards were the brainchild of Leicestershire businesswomen Anna Price and Jemma Clifford, who believe that rural enterprises are often overlooked by other business prize-giving schemes based in urban areas. The award scheme has been praised by MPs including Nicky Morgan and Andrew Bridgen, both of whom have lent their support to the successful initiative. Each year’s awards sees an overall “champion of champions” which this year was Landmark Systems Ltd, a Sussex-based computer software company which won Best Rural Professional Services Business for its unique work helping rural customers run their businesses effectively.
CLA Director General Helen Woolley said: “I am delighted to have been a part of the judging panel and to see first-hand the passion for rural business demonstrated by all the finalists. There were some outstanding entries and my congratulations go to all the winners, every award is truly deserved.”
Rural Business Awards sponsor, Janine Edwards of Janine Edwards Wealth Management, Principal Partner of St James’s Place Wealth Management says: “The Rural Business Awards has seen a number of commendable and outstanding finalists. It has been a pleasure for my team and I to be involved in the whole process, and we are delighted to see that each and every winner has achieved the recognition they deserve. It is a huge accomplishment for all of the finalists to be involved in such a high-profile event and I’d like to congratulate them all on their success now and in the future!”
For more information visit: www.ruralbusinessawards.co.uk
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