Start-ups and established businesses were among the 30 shortlisted to be in with the chance of winning across ten categories. With a huge increase in the number of nominations, competition at this year's awards was stiffer than ever.
Drew Taylour-Davis of video marketing agency, Future Proof Films, won the publicly voted award for "Digital Ambassador of the Year".
Susan Nash from the Marketing & Brand Agency, threeguru took the “Putting Derby/Derbyshire on the Map” award which was one of two categories with the highest nominations.
Drew Taylour-Davis, Future Proof Films said "Mainframe is the digital and creative backbone of Derby so it was a huge honour for Future Proof Films to win the Digital Ambassador of the Year award at this year's Mainframe Awards. Every single person and business nominated, shortlisted and lucky enough to win, plays a massive role in our city's creative and digital landscape so for FPF to be a recognised part of that is just incredible".
Attendees at the awards were hosted and entertained by Adam Buss, CEO of Bondholder QUAD CEO. Adam said: “It’s a pleasure to once again be celebrating the digital and creative talent of our region. Mainframe, though The Big House programme, is championing the growth of local creative people and businesses in addition to helping the wider community to see the valuable contribution they make to the local economy. The Mainframe network is proving to be an invaluable hub for Derby’s thriving digital and creative community.”