A CRAZY IDEA....
It all started as many of these things do, with a little idea to host our own awards ceremony in 2012. We wanted to show that not all the UK’s digital expertise was based in London, there are so many talented agencies in the South as well.
Our experience as a specialist cloud technology partner for agencies gave us insight that the agencies who weren’t based in London really weren’t getting the recognition they deserved! Fortunately, you all agreed and have enabled us to continue to support the regions talent and helped us grow Wirehive 100 to the size it is today. We’re now in our eighth year, and yet again we’re working non-stop behind the scenes to make this the best awards yet.
Each year we review the categories and then amend and expand them to keep up to date with the ever-changing face of the digital industry. The essence of the awards still remains, in the form of the Wirehive 100 League Table (which we’ve made quite a change to this year, check out the category details for more information). This is still more than just a way to keep track of how you measure up against your competition. It’s also used as a reference by companies in the South to find local recognised agencies to work with. The best thing about this award? It’s still completely free to enter!
We know how much time and effort you put in to delivering projects, from the initial development of the marketing strategy, to the creation of a new website or proposing and designing the use of new and emerging technologies. Whilst you are spending the time on these we are focusing on creating and delivering the best awards night in the digital calendar. Each year we want to make sure we are honouring our local roots whilst still showcasing a bigger and better awards ceremony.
If you’ve joined us before then you may have taken a walk-through Hollywood’s Golden Age or even had to join us as we went underground at the Wirehive 100 Speakeasy. This year get your creative mask designing head on (or you could just buy a mask) and join us for an air of mystery and surprise at The Masquerade. On the 17th October, put on your most exquisite mask and finery to join us at Thorpe Park, Chertsey.
Remember, you need to have your headquarters in the South, outside of London. This includes: Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire.
We pride ourselves on ensuring a Wirehive 100 Award is a recognised and credible benchmark of digital excellence. To help us do this we invite an independent panel of established and distinguished digital professionals to judge the entries. We’ll be announcing our judges’ panel soon, make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list to find out who they will be.
So those are the details and if you’ve read all of that information we’d like to think you’re looking to submit an awesome entry to show off your digital talents. What are you waiting for? Take a look at this year’s categories and get your entries in by the 28th June 2019.