Bristol-based digital marketing start-up, HdE AGENCY, 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 UK Agency Awards 2021.

It’s not the first time HdE has solely flown the flag for the South West – the team also made the shortlist for the 2021 UK Digital Growth Awards.

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

Recognising growth

The digital-first agency has been shortlisted for the “Best New 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.

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 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.

Shona Wright

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