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The Prolific North Champions Awards 2024: The Winners

Today we can finally reveal the winners of the 12th annual Prolific North Champions Awards!

Last night, during a live ceremony hosted at Emirates Old Trafford – Lancashire Cricket Club, 29 trophies were presented to some very deserving winners across the North’s creative, tech, media and digital sectors.

The event celebrated the top teams, innovative companies, remarkable campaigns and influential people all making their mark across the region.

It was a night to remember, hosted by Capital FM Presenter Niall Gray. After an awards reception and dinner, the winners were revealed to the room filled with talented leaders from across the region. Once all 29 awards had been handed out, the dance floor opened up for guests to celebrate!

Congratulations to our judging panel, finalists, highly commended entries, and of course the winners! And very special thanks to this year’s judging panel and sponsors who helped make these awards a reality – The Eastern Blok, Powerhouse, Sedulo, HUB, Bubble Design, UA92, Waypoint Partners and our charity partner NABS.

Check all the photos from the night here.

The Prolific North Champions Awards 2024: The Winners

Innovation of the Year: Maxwellia & LoviOne – breaking down barriers to emergency contraception

Sponsored by Powerhouse

Also nominated:

  • On Wellbeing, the world’s first science-based behaviour change app by Aspire Software Systems Ltd
  • Harrison Carloss & YMCA England & Wales – Connecting YMCA’s with Y-Hub
  • Matter – Revolutionising B2B Data with Cutting-Edge AI Classification
  • Noumi Digital – Receipts, Loyalty, Rewards & More
  • Simul Digital – We develop innovative tools to drive client success
  • Space & Time Media Ltd & Positec (Europe) Ltd – Kress Robotic Mowers: A media first for cross platform data use

Best In-house Marketing Team: eStar Truck & Van Ltd

Sponsored by HUB

Highly Commended: Transport for Greater Manchester

Also nominated:

  • Corecom Consulting
  • Leasing Options 
  • The Medical Protection Society
  • The Cumberland Building Society
  • Trafford Centre 

Best Client Services Team: Initiative Health

Also nominated:

  • Lesniak Swann
  • OurCreative.

Best Workplace Award: Brazen

Highly Commended: Digitaloft 

Also nominated:

  • Leasing Options
  • OBI Property

Creative Studio of the Year: THG Studios

Also nominated:

  • Bubble Design
  • Fishtank Agency
  • HUB
  • Our Studio Ltd 
  • Windle Creative Ltd

Marketing Campaign of the Year – Culture: Leeds Culture Trust – LEEDS 2023 Year of Culture: Letting Culture Loose

Highly Commended: Havas Media Manchester & BBC – Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special: Saving a cultural icon

Also nominated:

  • Jam & Manchester Pride – Showing our Pride for Manchester
  • The Guide Liverpool – The Guide Liverpool Does Eurovision
  • Transport for Greater Manchester & Read Manchester – Celebrate World Book Day

Marketing Campaign of the Year – Social Impact: Headstock – Remembering Ian Curtis: in aid of Shout

Sponsored by University Academy 92 (UA92) 

Also nominated:

  • Bonded & Story & Fresh – Using real survivors to encourage quitting smoking
  • GMCA, Hitch Marketing & EY3 Media – #IsThisOK?
  • ilk Agency & CILT & Logistics UK – Generation Logistics
  • Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner & Lancashire Constabulary – #OpCenturion: Getting Tough On Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Manifest & Tommee Tippee – The Social Feed
  • Sam Teale Productions & – STP makes viewers ball by showcasing our love for dogs!
  • The Cumberland Building Society, GOOD Agency, Intro PR agency & FareShare Lancashire & Cumbria – Kinder Kind Of Kitchen
  • Wriggle Marketing & South Tyneside Council – Young Carers: A Better U

Tech for Good Award: Bolser & The Football Foundation – PitchPower app

Also nominated:

  • Morhill Ltd & Cress – The online marketplace for sustainable children’s products
  • Nexus Vehicle Rental – Driving tech innovation in fleet sector
  • Evoluted & Roundabout Ltd – Bangers & Cash Art Trail: On It Like a Car Bonnet
  • Hydra Creative & The Saviour Trust – Digital transformation that transforms homeless lives
  • Live More Offline – Digital Culture Diagnostic and digital learning
  • Miniml Refills – Closed Loop System: Tackling Plastic Waste in the UK Households
  • Pet Trust UK – Digital NFC DogTag & Microchip
  • The Bigger Boat & Leeds Baby Bank – Facilitating a smooth referrals process via Zoho

Made in the North & Making Global Waves: Sun Branding – The rise of Sun Branding: Innovation, creativity, and Yorkshire grit.

Also nominated:

  • The Medical Protection Society – International Medical Graduates
  • StraightIn – LinkedIn Marketing Agency
  • ThinkOTB Agency – Pioneering Global Innovation and Impact

B2B Marketing Campaign of the Year: Bonded Agency, Cravens & CEF: Sparking Excitement for CEF Live!

Sponsored by Bubble Design

Also nominated:

  • Lesniak Swann & Polypipe Building Services – Smart use of tactics helps to drive £multimillion in enquiries
  • Lesniak Swann & FSi Promat – Who says creativity and effectiveness aren’t natural bedfellows?
  • Lesniak Swann & JELD-WEN – Opening the door to growth in the commercial construction market
  • Matter & YLEM Energy – Decarbonising the UK: The Path to 24:1 ROI
  • SLG & VELUX – Transforming and enhancing VELUX for heritage and conservation
  • & Carbon Neutral Britain – Planting the Seed of Doubt

B2B PR Campaign of the Year: Smoking Gun & Reapp (Dee Set Group) – Taking Reapp to Retail Fame

Highly Commended: Lesniak Swann & Finning UK & Ireland – Driving a £multimillion uplift in Finning rebuild leads

Also nominated:

  • Aberfield Communications & The Compleat Food Group – Establishing the reputation of The Compleat Food Group in the UK grocery sector.
  • BIG Partnership & NorthEdge – Driving ESG excellence across private equity
  • BIG Partnership & The Cumberland Building Society – Supporting Scotland’s Hospitality Industry
  • Urban Splash – US30: Celebrating three decades of property’s first ‘brand’
  • Lesniak Swann & Reynaers Aluminium UK – Amplifying Reynaers share of voice by making sustainability second nature
  • Refresh & Polypipe Building Products – A Question of Regs

New Brand to Watch: Maxwellia – LoviOne – a new brand of accessible emergency contraception

Also nominated:

  • Building the Bee Network – Transport for Greater Manchester

Production Company to Watch: New Take Films

Highly Commended: Jen Spence Production

Also nominated:

  • PLAN Productions 
  • Sam Teale Productions
  • The Guide Liverpool

Prolific Rising Star of the Year: Sam Teale – Sam Teale Productions

Highly Commended: Nile Henry – The Blair Project

Also nominated:

  • Ally Boldan – instantprint
  • Ben Catherall – Rhino Group Events
  • Caitlin Allan – Aqueous Digital
  • Connor Alma – Powerhouse
  • Dion Williams – Wriggle Marketing
  • Georgia Dixon – Access HR Ltd
  • Jacy Davis – Fishtank Agency
  • Lucy Beaumont – IF Agency
  • Nile Henry – The Blair Project
  • Subhash Chatterjee – One SC Media
  • Toby Shaw – Teads
  • Tom Appleton – THG Studios
  • Victoria Collins – Evoluted
  • Zac Hancock – Full Send Studios

Small Integrated Agency of the Year: EXP

Also nominated:

  • Move Marketing

Integrated Agency of the Year: Manifest

Also nominated:

Web/Product Development Agency of the Year: Soap Media

Also nominated:

PR Agency of the Year: Smoking Gun

Sponsored by The Eastern Blok

Also nominated:

Digital Agency of the Year: Evoluted

Sponsored by Sedulo

Also nominated:

  • Initiative Health
  • Soap Media
  • StraightIn
  • The Guide Liverpool

Large Digital Agency of the Year: Tangent

Also nominated:

B2C Marketing Campaign of the Year: Theodore Communications & Quickline – Don’t settle for second best

Highly Commended: Rhino Group Events: Mercedes-Benz Sales Event Campaign

Also nominated:

  • Bonded & Pink Boutique – Using paid channels to deliver record revenue
  • Digital Rewards Group Ltd & Marks & Spencer – Sparks Days Out X Kids Pass
  • Hello Earth Agency & McQueens Dairies – Making Milkmen Cool Again
  • Manifest & Jameson – Jameson Black Barrel Ignites
  • Powerhouse & Majestic Wine – There’s a story behind every glass
  • Rhino Group Events: Mercedes-Benz Sales Event Campaign
  • STMGRP & Epaderm – ‘Just in Case’ Campaign
  • Trafford Centre – Celebrating 25 Years of Style

B2C PR Campaign of the Year: Manifest & Tommee Tippee – The Social Feed

Highly Commended: Smoking Gun & Alton Towers Resort – The Curse at Alton Manor: She Just Wants To Play

Also nominated:

  • BIG Partnership & Pall Mall Medical – Poo Protest for Bowel Cancer Awareness
  • Brazen & Joie Stadium – Joie Stadium for Manchester City Women FC
  • Hop&Co. & SCI-MX – Reigniting the brand
  • Manifest & Jameson – Jameson Black Barrel Ignites
  • Scoop & Popeyes® UK – Landing Popeyes® UK in the North

New Agency to Watch: Matter

Highly Commended: Simul Digital

Also nominated:

  • adam+gary
  • Another Concept
  • Inked PR
  • ME Comms.
  • PR By Whitney Williams Limited
  • Fore Studio
  • Redbricks Media

Independent Agency of the Year: Manifest

Also nominated:

  • Bonded Agency
  • Edison Media Limited
  • EXP
  • Laser Red
  • Northern Artillery
  • Tall
  • Truth
  • Wish Agency
  • Hollywood

Large Independent Agency of the Year: Evoluted

Sponsored by Waypoint Partners

Also nominated:

  • Anything is Possible
  • Flowd
  • Live & Breathe
  • Soar With Us
  • StraightIn
  • Tangent
  • THG Studios

Tech Company of the Year: BrightHR

Highly Commended: FourJaw Manufacturing Analytics

Also nominated:

  • Axiologik 
  • BOXT
  • Salesfire

Tech Platform of the Year: Hotaly – Seamless Event Planning

Also nominated:

  • bd2 – The Senator Group Portal
  • Harrison Carloss – Connecting YMCA’s with Y-Hub
  • Teads – Teads Ad Manager
  • Workspace 365 – Simplifying business IT to unlock the ultimate digital work focus

Not-for-Profit Campaign of the Year: Transport for Greater Manchester – Bee Network: Say Yellow

Also nominated:

  • AND Digital
  • Dinosaur X NHS Greater Manchester – What Will You Miss?
  • One SC Media & Hull 4 Heroes
  • Evoluted & Flux Rotherham – SEO Support that WOWed
  • ilk Agency & CILT & Logistics UK – Generations Logistics
  • ilk Agency & Couch to Fitness – Cost of Living Campaign
  • Refresh & The Boys’ Brigade – Shining a light on youth organisations
  • Waterfall & Universities UK International – #WeAreInternational

Prolific Leader of the Year: Abigail Scott Paul – Leeds Culture Trust

Highly Commended: Rachel Mcelroy – Axiologik

Also nominated:

  • Abdul Kawsar – Primo Dialler
  • Hayley Clucas – Caspian Insurance
  • Kimberley Waldron – SkyParlour Started
  • Lucy Lomas – Luma Marketing
  • Mitchell Harrison – Wriggle Marketing
  • Paula Robinson – Aqueous Digital
  • Sam Royle – SoSquared
  • Sherin Mathew – Ai Tech UK
  • Zreen Mansha – Biz Women

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