Following last week’s Surrey Digital Awards, the team here at Thunderbolt Digital is proud to announce that we took home two awards from two of the three categories that we entered!
As you may have seen in our previous blog, in February we found out that three of our websites had made it through to the finals of the renowned Surrey Digital Awards. After a month of anticipation from our team, when the awards ceremony finally rolled around on Thursday 9th March, we got dressed up to the nines and made our way to the HG Wells Conference Centre in Woking. The evening’s celebrations started brilliantly, with a champagne reception upon arrival – the perfect setting for our team to start socialising with attendees from the other nominated companies!
Once we had spent some time meeting friends, old and new, we made our way to the hall for the main event (and a delicious meal!). Though we very much enjoyed the sit-down dinner, complimentary wine, and table-against-table quiz, we couldn’t wait for the awards ceremony itself to begin. At last, the general chatter hushed and the dramatic introductory music reverberated through the room, much to the excitement of the Thunderbolt team. The electric atmosphere seemed to rub off on everyone as the host began to announce the nominees in each category, it was great to see the energetic responses of other award nominees, although, we have to admit that our table probably made by far the most noise, cheering exuberantly in support of our websites when they appeared on the big screens!
Our team went into the awards ceremony with the highest of hopes, but conscious of the excellent standard of competition. To our delight, though, the website that we created for BAFTA award-winning director Anthony Philipson won GOLD in the Sport & Entertainment category, with judges citing its excellent use of imagery, video and content! Having cheered the house down, the entire team made our way up to the stage to stand in support of our MD Saybhan as he thanked our clients and fantastic in-house website designers and developers!
But that wasn’t the end of our night – not only did Anthony Philipson win Gold in Sport & Entertainment, but we also snagged a Bronze award in the Responsive Website Category! With over fifteen businesses attending the event and entered into the awards, we were beyond proud to have accepted two awards for our work, as you can probably tell from our beaming faces in the event photos, which have just been released on the Digital Awards website. We now can’t wait for this year’s Champions event, where Gold winners from across the country go head to head for the ultimate Digital Awards titles.