Accord wins at North Devon Journal Business Awards

22 June 2015

Accord celebrated success at the North Devon Journal Business Awards over the weekend, taking home the coveted prize for Medium-Sized Business of the Year.

Looking to showcase the most successful businesses in North Devon across 10 different categories, the awards are highly regarded and we are thrilled to be recognised with such praise. The ceremony took place at Barnstaple’s Park Hotel on June 19, where attendees were able to enjoy a speech from MP for North Devon Peter Heaton-Jones, the guest of honour for the evening.

The recipients of the awards were decided by an expert judging panel - one which included Matthew Gard, Managing Director of chartered accountants firm Davisons; Ellen Vernon, Economic Development Manager at North Devon Council and Robert Zarywacz, the North Devon Journal’s Business Editor.

With responsive website design, email marketing and targeted PPC campaigns just some of the services we provide in Barnstaple, the West office acts as the digital hub for our national network of clients.

Serving as a testament to the high standards of work we endeavour to provide across our client base, we are delighted to win in this category and hope this leads to future growth to offer new career opportunities for the local community.

Helping to build careers in the South West

After the announcement and the jubilant round of applause that followed, Simon Gear, our Agency Director, made a speech about the award and why it means so much to us. He explained that he has had the pleasure of leading a team of digital experts, giving the opportunity for each and every person to forge a career in digital marketing and build a life in the local area.

On reflection of the award, he added that the award will enhance the reputation of Accord in the region:

“The award recognises that we have the digital hub of a top UK independent advertising agency based here in Barnstaple, providing not only opportunities for businesses to plug into our experts, but also career opportunities for talented people in the region… winning the award will reinforce this.”

Simon Gear, Agency Director

One of the numerous other big winners at the ceremony was the online jewellery marketplace Jewel Street, a business that took the prize for Digital Business of the Year. As we were proud to have sponsored the category, Simon Gear was delighted to hand over the award to Rob Passmore at Jewel Street.

To learn more about the award-winning range of digital marketing services we can offer your business here at the Accord Group, please contact us. If you are interested in becoming a key part of our team and feel you have what it takes, why not check out the current vacancies we have available?

Image Credit: North Devon Journal. This image has been edited from the original