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.
03/11/2021 NOW CLOSED 24/02/2022 From 24/02/2022 06/04/2022
***Watch the Mainframe Awards 2022 live stream here***
We know that Derby & Derbyshire is full of incredible digital and creative people. The winner will be someone making us proud of how they are flying the flag for our region.
The winner will be able to demonstrate how their product, project or organisation has contributed to the betterment of lives through creative means.
Ava Hunt - Ava Hunt Theatre CIO / Sinfonia Viva, Orchestra Live & DVS
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.
Rachel Hayward & Lee Marples - Derby Swap Shop Ltd
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.
Nathan Addai - Mental Roots
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.
Are you an entrepreneur whose 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.
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.
Lesley So - So Good Kombucha
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?
Owain Wilson & Simon Tew - Digit Music
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.
Shelley McBride - Derby Community Parent Programme CIC (Nominated by Emma Roberts - Derby Community Parent Programme CIC)
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.
WinnerLynne Hollingsworth - Artist
Meet our amazing selection of judges for the Mainframe Awards 2022!
Name: Paul Simpson
Company: Derby City Council
Name: Kerry Andrews
Title: Executive Director
Company: The Level Centre
Name: Phil Basi
Title: Programme Leader Media Production & Principal Lecturer TV Production
Company: University of Derby
Name: Karen Newman
Title: Founder and Director
Company: BOM (Birmingham Open Media)
Name: Andrew Liddell
Company: Creative UK
Name: Nicki Capewell
Company: Pedddle and Tresstle
Name: Chris Hotham & Keith Cox
Company: Bloc Digital
Name: Daniel Poole
Title: Head of Development
Company: Derby Theatre
Name: Stephen Goddard &
Chevalier Philip Brooks-Stephenson, KL
Company: KuKu Connect