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Digital City Awards 2022: The Shortlist


The full list of finalists at this year’s Digital City Awards, part of Digital City Festival 2022, have been revealed today.

The awards, sponsored by Klaviyo, recognise businesses and people building a better future through technology, and the winners will be announced on March 10th at the Etihad Stadium.

It forms a central part of the whole Digital City Festival week, taking place from March 7th – 11th across Greater Manchester, unifying the whole digital sector in one place to collaborate, learn and socialise.

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Digital City Festival will bring the sector together for a week of events including Digital City Expo at Manchester Central, where thousands will congregate to grow their network, meet new partners, and hear from industry leaders at a wide range of talks.

Registration for the expo and all its talks is open now. Click here to secure a place.

Finalists for this year’s Digital City Awards have been selected after a rigorous judging process by the event’s leading panel – including Ruby Motabhoy of Plexel, Melissa Hermitt of Dept, Stuart Higgins of Cisco, and Amy Wild of Northcoders.

One category – Digital Leader of the Year – will be decided by a combination of their scoring and a public vote. You can select your chosen industry figure over at the Digital City Festival website.

Digital City Awards 2022: The Shortlist

Innovation of the Year

  • AND Digital/NBrown – Progressive replatforming for retail
  • Atlas – The Headless WordPress Platform
  • Autocab & Uber – Local Cab partnership with Uber
  • The Beacon click fraud protection platform
  • Fantom Factory – Clever Cloud
  • Fast – Headless Checkout
  • ROAR Digital Marketing – The SEO Bomb®
  • The Moscow Department of Information Technologies – The “Snow” Project

Digital Transformation Award

  • AND Digital/Lookers – Click and Drive
  • Ardent Atlas Database
  • City of Georgetown, USA – Laserfiche
  • Digital Urban Place – Wirral Geospatial Planning
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Diary Manager

Best Use of Emerging Technology

  • iomart
  • Segmentify & Ebuyer – Omni-Channel AI Personalisation

Best Use of Technology

  • Fantom Factory – SkySpark Engineer eLearning
  • Flex Legal – SQE Journal
  • ilumoni
  • Latus Health – Yodha
  • Malinko
  • Outcider – Stakeholder Mapping
  • Silverchip – Suits Me
  • The Creative Media Team at The Manchester College – Virtual Work Experience

Best Use of Technology – Not-for-profit

Sponsored by AND Digital

  • Blue Sapphire Media & St Columba Rugby
  • Few and Far & St. George’s Crypt – “Then & Now…”
  • I4YPC – ‘RapYourTown’ and ‘SnapYourTown’
  • Armchair Adventures
  • Prodo and Housing Solutions – AI Assist
  • The University of Manchester – AI targeting ‘zombie’ batteries
  • RNCM & The University of Manchester – ‘Unsupervised’
  • GM Cyber Foundry

App of the Year

WebDev Project of the Year

  • Connect Internet Solutions – North West Air Ambulance Charity website
  • Fantom Factory
  • Intersoft
  • Revize Government Websites – City of Olympia, WA
  • Velstar & Avon – using Shopify Plus

Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year

  • Checkd Group – The Group Chat
  • connective3 & Canine Cottages – Doggy Devotion
  • Spike Digital & Bargain Max – Brand Ranking Campaign
  • The Think Tank & Asendia – Asendia Vertical Industries Campaign

Tech for Good Award

Sponsored by Hyper Island

  • ilumoni
  • Prodo and Housing Solutions – AI Assist
  • Silverchip – Donate A Laptop and School Meal Finder
  • Slalom – OnSide

Best Small Digital Company

  • Circus PPC
  • Cloud Galacticos
  • Digiryte
  • Fantom Factory
  • Gazooky Studios
  • XR Games

Best Medium Digital Company

Best Large Digital Company

Sponsored by Fast

Best Startup

  • ddroidd
  • Mina
  • PixelMax

Best Ecommerce Agency

  • AYKO
  • Supercharged Commerce

Best SaaS Company

  • Commonplace Digital
  • Intersoft
  • Total Processing

Best Workplace

Digital Leader of the Year

The winner for this award will be decided by a combination of judges’ scores and a public vote. Please vote here.

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