2019 Digital Entrepreneur Awards (DEAs)

The Specialists Hub Shortlisted for National Digital Awards

The Specialists Hub has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Digital Start-up Of The Year’ at the 2019 Digital Entrepreneur Awards (DEAs).

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The DEAs are the only national awards dedicated to championing digital entrepreneurialism and innovation across the UK.

“I’m so proud of what The Specialists Hub has achieved since its launch in April this year. In the last 6 months we have launched the Specialists Hub Consulting and Managed Services, Recruitment Agency, Apprenticeships and Training Academy in Manchester. We are already effectively serving businesses and consumers across the UK, Europe and internationally and its really exciting to see the vision materialising. The response has been amazing.” Beverley McGowan, Founder and Director

The finalists beat off competition from hundreds of businesses that entered, across 20 award categories.

The awards, now in their 15th year, cover categories encompassing every component of today’s online business ecosystem – from enigmatic leadership to forward-thinking development and cutting-edge creative. Categories include Social Media Campaign of the Year, Most Innovative use of Video or Animation and the coveted Digital Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Previous winners of the awards span a range of sectors, from retail giants like Sainsbury’s and PrettyLittleThing to smaller, more agile digital specialists like Social Chain and Clicky Media.

Among the judging panel are Jacqueline de Rojas, president of techUK and chair of the Digital Leaders Board; Heather Waters, enterprise manager at NatWest; Vikas Shah, CEO of Swiscot Group and Susie Ma, founder and CEO of Tropic Skincare.

One of the UK’s true tech heavyweights joins the judging panel this year. President of techUK and chair of Digital Leaders, Jacqueline de Rojas serves on the government’s Digital Economy Council and is an advisor to a number of fast-moving tech companies.

Commenting on the DEAs, de Rojas said: “We are known as a nation of innovators and of entrepreneurs. It is quite simply a privilege to judge the technologies and innovators at the frontier of change.

“The UK is a nation of technological significance and shining a light on entrepreneurship in this space is a way of investing in our digital future.

“I have seen the smallest of changes make the biggest of differences and I am delighted to see the creativity of our digital entrepreneurs fixing real-world problems that are worth solving.”

Visit the DEA website for a full list of finalists or for details on how to book a table at the final ceremony.


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