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Previous Winners

Congratulations to all our winners.

The DEAs are the only awards of their kind, recognising entrepreneurs from across the country who have achieved online business excellence.

The awards celebrate not only the high-profile websites and leaders driving online commerce but the silent heroes who develop the systems that change the online landscape and shape our digital future.

2014 saw a record number of entries so winning really is no small feat. Our judging panel closely examined each entry and awarded the following companies for their talent, originality and unique contribution to online business:


Security Innovation of the year E-commerce Business of the year - SME
- Encryption Box Ltd - Better Bathrooms
Best Use of Mobile E-commerce Business of the year - Large
- Pitchero - Majestic Wine


Animation or Gaming Project of the year Social Media Campaign of the year - Large
- Tuna Technologies - South Leicestershire College
Web Development Project of the year Social Media Campaign of the year - SME
- British Heart Foundation - Fantastic Media


Software Innovation of the year Most Creative Use of Technology
- Harm Reduction Solutions - AsOne Design
Technical Innovation Within the Public Sector
- Manchester City Council


Digital Team of the year Digital Business of the year
- Precedent - Apposing
Digital Entrepreneur of the year
- Aeromark, Roger Marks


Digital Pioneer Stand-out Agency of the Year
- R.O.EYE Ltd - Selesti

2012 Winners

Digital Entrepreneur of the year - Mark Pearson, Markco Media Ltd
Young Entrepreneur of the year - Shaun Loughlin, FreestyleXtreme Trading Ltd
Digital Business of the year - Adrian Lomas, Rob Smith and the team at Blueleaf
Education Entrepreneur of the year - Jenny Cooke, Oddizzi
Green Business of the year - Heather Stewart, Swishing Limited
Digital Charity of Community Project of the year - John Lowndes, Ask My Community Ltd
Software Entrepreneur of the year - Simon Swan, Hiring-Hub.com

"We were very proud to be recognised for the innovate application and useability of our software, which is the backbone of our online business."

Design and Marketing Entrepreneur of the year - Kat Holt, The Huntercombe Group

"It's a real accolade for me on a personal and professional level to be recognised for my contribution to design and marketing digital entrepreneurialism. As an independent healthcare provider, the market is constantly evolving and the need to remain appropriately at the forefront of emerging digital platforms is key to this, as is good evidence-based design. Thank you DEA for crediting us with such a key award"

Web Development Entrepreneur of the year - David Marsh & Simon Dann, mbcre8.com
E-commerce Entrepreneur of the year - Paul Palmer, Distribution Planning Software Ltd
Security Innovation of the year - Chris Nation, Mako Networks, Manchester Mobile Web
Entrepreneur of the year - Dave Carruthers, One Result Ltd Birmingham