Monday, 17 November 2008

Shortlist of Nominations for Creative City Awards announced

The 2008 Creative City Awards nominations have now been announced, with three finalists shortlisted for each of the six prestigious categories. But the nominees will have to wait until the official awards ceremony at the ICC on Saturday 29 November to find out if they have won, and to claim their £2,000 development prize.

Recognising and celebrating the best of Birmingham’s creative talent, the Creative City Awards is an annual event that showcases the cream of the creative industry crop to the city and wider UK. With over 9% of the city’s economic impact coming directly from the creative industries, The Creative City Awards are a prominent public platform, recognising and celebrating the economic impact this dynamic industry has on our region. Previous winners have included music studios, graphic design agencies, a regionally run style and culture magazine and theatre companies.

The Regional Outstanding Business Development Award:
Bubblequest Ltd
Internet Arrow
Digital Native Academy Ltd

The Birmingham Outstanding Business Development Award:
Electric Cinema
Substrakt Limited

Innovation Award:
Adwords Ltd
LHM Media
IE Design Consultancy Ltd

Outstanding Market Development Award:
Fierce Earth Ltd
D A Recordings Ltd

The Best Brand Award:
D A Recordings Ltd
Violectra trading as Unison Strings Ltd
IE Design

Creative Industries Award:
D A Recordings Ltd
Stan’s Cafe
Fierce Earth Ltd

The Creative City Awards will be attended by representatives of Birmingham and the region’s biggest and most influential creative businesses. The evening will be hosted by NEC chief Paul Thandi and BBC Breakfast presenter Kate Silverton; award presenters include Birmingham Post editor Marc Reeves, BBC television’s Ashley Blake and Radio 2’s Janice Long.

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