Awards/Events

This week's Points North is from Louis Georgiou, co-founder of Code Computerlove. He recalls a "near disaster" that cost his agency a year's profit - and how it forced it to rethink the way it operated.

Here is the full list of winners from the Prolific North Awards 2015, held at The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Today we can reveal the shortlist for the Prolific North Awards 2015.

Over 250 entries were received ahead of the awards dinner at The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club on Thursday 30 April.

After over a year of research and development, today sees the launch of FindAnAgency, a radical new online service which aims to match companies with agencies and suppliers in a more transparent and effective way than ever before.

If you're a company looking for PR, digital, marketing, advertising, print, point of sale, video, SEO or any other kind of marketing support, you can trial it for free until May 12th.

Jenny Stewart, CEO of Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce, has agreed to become a sponsor of the inaugural Educate North Awards, which will be staged on 3rd June 2015 at The Hilton Hotel in Manchester.

The awards’ shortlist was unveiled last week and will see universities and higher and further education colleges from across the North West compete for a total of 17 trophies celebrating ‘excellence’.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Mark Simester, Marketing Director at Warburtons. He argues that social advertising should be an increasingly important part of a brand's strategy.

The shortlist for the inaugural Educate North Awards is revealed today. The awards will be presented at a unique black tie dinner in Manchester on 3 June 2015 which will showcase the world-class status of many of the North’s leading academic institutions, with a special one-day conference preceding the awards.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Simon Alexander, Strategy Director at My Clever Agency. He argues that social advertising should be an increasingly important part of a brand's strategy.

Li Yongsheng, the most senior Chinese governmental official based in Manchester, will address the Educate – North conference, which is taking place in association with The Telegraph Media Group on June 3rd.

Mr Li became Consul General in October 2014 after a career which has seen diplomatic service in Rwanda, Mali and The European Union. He is the 10th Chinese Consul General to be based in Manchester.

Barclays Bank will be a key conference sponsor for the inaugural Educate – North Conference and Awards, which takes place on June 3rd 2015 at The Hilton Hotel in Manchester.

Barclays, one of the largest financial providers to the higher and further education sector in the UK, will join The Telegraph Media Group and others in staging these new events.

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