Having been invited to a black tie ceremony at the prestigious Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, another busy day at dotDigital turned into a very enjoyable evening spent in the company of some of South London’s outstanding businesses and entrepreneurs.
Once inside, smart looking dotStaff chatted animatedly throughout our delicious gourmet dinner – the dotDigital table in the beautiful awards hall resembled a James Bond convention.
As soon as the presenter started introducing the winner, our hopes started to rise that this night was to be the one. The winning brand was described as one that had experienced strong growth and a financial year culminating with its flotation on AIM. This award was also to be given to the company in part due the responsive manner in which it listens and reacts to its clients and staff, and for how it had given back to the community.
I’m very happy to say that dotDigital beat off some stiff competition, including Genuine Solutions, and Warren House, and took home the prestigious South London Business award for Best Medium Sized Business 2011. Award events are great fun to attend, and even better when you win!
As Simon Bird said when he collected the award, “it’s all about the people who work for the company”. That’s a nice modest thing to say and yes it is cliché, but it also happens to be true – an entrepreneur’s vision can only be realised through the people that work for their organisation.
So ultimately, it’s the talent and commitment of everyone at dotDigital that makes this award possible. Members of various teams were specially invited by their mangers in recognition of fantastic work and together we shared in the celebration.
I’m greatly looking forward to celebrating further with the entire team tonight at our dotDigital Summer boat party! So, congratulations dotDigital – and here’s to next year!