We’re through to the second round for two awards. Firstly, our MD Adrian has been shortlisted for the regional round of ‘Director of the Year’ for a small/medium company, in the Institute of Directors 2011 Awards. From initial entries, he was selected for a phone interview where he was asked questions on factors such as financial performance and business growth, employee engagement, education and training, and ethical behaviour. Secondly, the website we designed and developed for Hardcore Hockey has been shortlisted in the Northern Sports Awards 2011 for ‘Best Sports Related Website’. Traffic to the site has been steadily building since launch, with the number of visits and visitors to the site increasing significantly in the second season compared to the first. As the website came about due to little online provision being available for people wishing to improve their hockey game, we’ll be as delighted for our client as we are for ourselves if we win.

We’re looking forward to buying a bigger awards cabinet when we move to our new office in the summer.