We know that some of the UK’s most talented digital & creative businesses call Derby and Derbyshire home.
The Mainframe Awards are an unprecedented opportunity to highlight and celebrate these talented creatives and their work.
Mainframe is part of The Big House, a collaboration providing sector specific support to digital and creative people across Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire.
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Tuesday 27th April 2021 7.00pm live on YouTube
We know that Derby & Derbyshire is full of incredible digital and creative people. The winner will be someone making us proud in how they are flying the flag for our region.
James Pettinger – Mr P’s Pots
Tim Elliott – CreativeMornings/Derby
Katapult - Derby Market Place
The winner will be able to demonstrate how their product, project or organisation has contributed to the betterment of lives through creative means.
Abbi Burns – Darley Dance Productions
Sarah Bulmer – Derby Days Out
Sarah Perkins – Sarah Perkins Art
Networks, meet-ups and groups play a vital part in supporting and developing digital/creative people and their businesses. This is your chance to shine a light on your local network.
Stephen Goddard & Philip Brooks-Stephenson - KuKu Connect
Claire Twells – Derbys Finest
Yvonne Gorman – Derby Small Business Unite!
Recognising an individual under the age of 25 who has made an impact on the digital/creative landscape in Derby & Derbyshire. The region’s success in the digital arena depends on talent staying in our region and the judge will look to reward the best and brightest young people for their efforts.
Simon Marshall – Plus one/Hubbub Theatre/Déda/Freelance
Lara Atkins – Credo Marketing
Gaz Jones – think3
A company or organisation that has launched in the last three years and has already found a strong and loyal following, customer base or audience. The winner will have bold ambitions and clear evidence their growth plans have got off to a solid start. The judge will be looking for bright, adaptable firms not afraid of challenging the established order.
Holly Daulby – Honest Communications
Chathura Sudharshan - Chanodil
Are you an entrepreneur who’s business has seen rapid growth and expansion? Has your success exceeded even your own expectations? Trading for more than three years your bold plans will be paying off.
Rob Millington – English Cyclist
Paul Dyer – Quick by Design
Derbyshire is a hive of wonderful people who make, craft & produce. This Award will recognise someone continuing this proud tradition, selling on a small scale and making locally.
Sarah Hodgkinson - Crafty You Crafty Me
Claire Zwozny Bestwick – CRZyBest
Sophie Cartmell – Duck & Peach Illustration
Has your company found an innovative way to adapt in the current business climate ? Have you created a product or service specifically for our new normal?
Chathura Sudharshan - Chanodil
Derby County Community Trust
Is there an unsung hero in your office? Do you know someone creative who deserves to have their hardwork recognised. This is the chance to give them the kudos they deserve.
Louise West – Louise West Lace Design
Abbie Canning – QUAD
Voted for by you the Mainframe Community. The Digital/Creative Ambassador will be a champion for Derby/Derbyshire, focused on making the city and region a great place for digital & creative businesses to set-up and thrive.
Abbie Canning - QUAD
Yvonne Gorman – Essential Print Services
Paul Rose - YouTeachMe
Meet our amazing selection of judges for the Mainframe Awards 2021!
Name: Steve Noss
Title: Head of Creative
Company: Cooper Parry
Name: Ruchita Shaikh
Title: Executive Director
Name: Sam Barrett
Title: Derbyshire Area Manager
Company: Young Enterprise UK
Name: Andrew Deighton
Company: AWD Development Solutions (Small Business Saturday - Small Biz 100)
Name: Rachael McCormack
Company: Midlands Engine
Name: Robbie Kerr
Title: General Manager
Company: Derby LIVE, Derby City Council
Name: Roberta Beattie
Title: Website Tech Champion
Company: Digital Culture Network, Arts Council England
Name: Robin Johnson
Title: Press & PR Executive
Company: Marketing Derby