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Bristol start-up becomes only company in the South West to be shortlisted for “Best Start-up” at the 2021 UK Digital Growth Awards

A Bristol-based digital marketing start-up, which has beaten the odds and experienced unprecedented growth during the global pandemic, has had its work recognised by being the only agency in the south west to be shortlisted in the 2021 UK Digital Growth Awards

HdE AGENCY is a Bristol-based performance growth marketing agency based at the Engine Shed, an exciting hub of creativity and technological innovation in the city. The agency, which has grown 5 x the size during the past 18 months, work across leading and emerging digital channels, helping some of the biggest and most ambitious digi-tech businesses not only in the south west of England, but internationally scale and accelerate growth goals.

The digital-first agency has been shortlisted for the “Best Start-up Agency” category, which recognises the hard work of start-up agencies in the UK, based on factors such as business practices, how services have positively contributed to the growth of clients, and the growth of the start-up itself. The Bristol start-up is the only south west agency to be shortlisted for the award.

In particular, the panel of judges praised the work HdE AGENCY has carried out with TechnologyOne, one of Australia’s largest enterprise software companies, who had big goals of driving its UK brand awareness. 

With the help of HdE AGENCY’s marketing services, TechnologyOne was able to reach its ambitious growth goals even during a pandemic, a record-breaking UK SaaS ARR of AU$7.5m in just 12 months.

On being shortlisted for the award, HdE GROUP’s Co-Founder’s Ashley Wheeler and Dale Graham said: “We’re delighted that our work over the past 12 months has been recognised in this way. The pandemic has tested us in the same way it has so many businesses, but our team and clients have demonstrated remarkable resilience and ingenuity to continue achieving results.

“Even in this challenging environment, the HdE AGENCY has grown from strength to strength, and it’s fantastic that we are being recognised as one of the UK’s Best Startup Agencies in 2021.

“Win or lose, we’re very grateful to be amongst our peers and some of the very best in the business.  Good luck to everyone in the running!”

The winners will be announced at the 2021 UK Digital Growth awards ceremony on June 24th.

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