The good news keeps on coming here at the Venture Forge HQ. We have kicked the year off by being crowned the ‘Best Small Digital Agency’ in 2021’s Northern Digital Awards, which was organised by the wonderful team at Don’t Panic Awards.
The Northern Digital Awards recognise the absolute best in digital marketing campaigns, agencies and talent in the region and reward websites across several sectors to reflect the online world that public, private and third sector organisations now inhabit, trade and communicate in.
The awards celebrate exceptional agencies, teams, campaigns, and talent.
Even though we weren’t able to attend the awards in person this year, the virtual event was still a celebration of digital marketing in the North.
The ‘Best Small Digital Agency’ is in recognition of small digital marketing agencies, with less than 20 team members, that have produced fantastic results and have made a positive contribution to the industry.
The judges reviewed our client wins, client retention, financial results, growth, margin, team retention, development and training, innovative approaches to development, delivery or cost saving and the quality of campaigns, apps or websites delivered on behalf of clients.
We have grown remarkably as a marketplace agency since our launch in Spring 2018. The last three years haven’t always been an easy ride, especially with the pandemic disrupting so much of everyone’s lives.
In 2020 we had a record year for the Venture Forge team, with 21 new clients added to the portfolio and existing clients reporting a 450% growth in revenue.
During the pandemic, we’ve managed to successfully pivot and become recognised marketplace specialists, exceed targets, grow our clients’ businesses and create jobs in the region for highly skilled people – which will continue long beyond Covid as we continue to grow.
Having recently secured a coveted place on the Amazon Service Provider Network, becoming a trusted third-party Amazon partner, winning this award has set the path for another successful year for the agency.
“Ultimately, what could have been a challenging trading period for our us has become our highest growth and the most successful since we launched the business and winning this award is evidence of the hard work. Being crowned the ‘Best Small Digital Agency’ really is a testament to our vision, leadership, drive and confidence in each other.”