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Bristol startup shortlisted for “Best New Agency” at the UK Agency Awards 2021

Joe Bevan
Authored by Joe Bevan
Posted: Monday, August 16, 2021 - 15:40

Bristol-based digital marketing startup HdE AGENCY has had its work recognised by being the only agency in the South West to be shortlisted for “Best New Agency” at the UK Agency Awards 2021

HdE AGENCY is a Bristol-based performance growth marketing agency based at the Engine Shed, a tech hub at the heart of the city. The agency, which has grown fivefold during the past 18 months, works across leading and emerging digital channels, helping South West digi-tech businesses, as well as international clients, scale and accelerate growth goals.

Engine Shed is run by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Bristol City Council, and is home to a number of innovative creative and tech organisations including SETsquared Bristol, techSPARK, boomsatsuma and Boxworks

HdE AGENCY has been shortlisted for the “Best New Agency” category at the awards, which recognises the hard work of startup 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 startup itself. It is the only South West agency to be shortlisted for the award.

The panel of judges praised the work HdE AGENCY has carried out with TechnologyOne, one of Australia’s largest enterprise software companies, to drive its UK brand awareness. 

HdE AGENCY supported TechnologyOne to reach its ambitious growth goals, a record-breaking UK software as a service (SaaS) Annual Recurring Revenue of AU$7.5m in just 12 months.

Ashley Wheeler and Dale Graham, co-founders of HdE GROUP, 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 New 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 UK Agency Awards 2021 awards ceremony on September 9th.

More information can be found on the UK Agency Awards website.

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