Bristol-based digital marketing startup, HdE AGENCY, which has beaten the odds and experienced unprecedented growth during the global pandemic, is being recognised by the 2021 UK Digital Growth Awards for its work this year as it’s nominated for the Best Startup Award.

Impressively, HdE is the only agency from the South West to be shortlisted. It’ll come as no surprise if you’ve worked with the team or read their blogs – you can read their funding trends and predictions for 2021 here and their tips on how to optimise your SaaS landing page here.

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

Celebrating Digital Growth

HdE 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 has grown 5 x the size during the past 18 months, whilst working across leading and emerging digital channels to help some of the biggest and most ambitious digi-tech businesses in the South West, as well as internationally, scale and accelerate growth goals.

The digital-first agency has been shortlisted for the Best Startup Agency category, 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 start-up itself. 

In particular, the panel of judges praised the work HdE 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’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 say: “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!”

Shona Wright

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