Very exciting news came through to Blue Bandit HQ last week….
On Thursday we got a call from Chelsea at the Newcastle Business Awards to let us know we’d be shortlisted for THREE awards! When we sent our application a few weeks ago it was pretty speculative. We never expected to be shortlisted for any award never mind three.
We’ve been shortlisted for:
New Business of the Year
Digital Innovation of the Year
Creative Business of the Year
Our Innovation award application was based around our service the Blue Bandit Shootout, which allows businesses to split the cost of video production. It’s an idea we haven’t seen done before and we think it’s pretty innovative (if we do say so ourselves) but what we love about it, is the fact it opens up video production to small businesses who are unable to allocate the usual budget required.
The other awards are self explanatory but knowing how many great creative businesses in Newcastle there are, working in all sorts of industries, we’re really proud to be on the shortlist. We are creative people and so many people doubt that you can make being creative your career but the community of video companies, graphic designers, marketing firms, studios etc. in Newcastle shows just how much the creative industries are booming.
It really does mean a lot to us to get this recognition and shows us that all the hard work of the past few years hasn’t been in vain. As much as we’d love to win one of the Newcastle Business Awards and add the tagline of Award Winning Video Production Company to our site, it really is great just to be nominated. So whatever happens on November 17th, we’re chuffed to bits either way!
If you’re there for the awards evening, please do come and say hi! And best of luck to all the other businesses shortlisted, looking through the list there is some very fierce competition…