Winning the Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year Award has been fantastic to cement the partnership between the Mayor of London, the Institute of Imagination and the LEGO Group. The award has raised the profile of RE:CODE London, helping us to reach new audiences and increase the positive impact these creative coding sessions have for schoolchildren across London.
— Institute of Imagination, Mayor of London and Lego Group, Cross Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year, 2018
“Opened so many doors.”
“Winning the Young Digital Leader award has opened so many doors and conversations for me. I've had so many more connections and it's been great to meet such a diverse group of people with different backgrounds and from different industries to challenge how I think and what I'm doing. “
— Vimla Appadoo, Young Digital Leader of the Year, 2018.
“Winning the DL100 2018 Digital Team of the Year Award raised the profile and credibility of the MyNI project. For a project that was still in its early stages of development, this was a huge boost and increased the team’s enthusiasm and self-belief.”
— MyNI, Digital Team of the Year, 2018
“A real opportunity.”
Winning the Digital Leaders Council of the Year 2018 and Overall Winner 2018 was a huge honour for Salford. It highlighted the great work being achieved in the city under the #DigitalSalford brand, and inspired both our staff and residents to embrace digital solutions. It also lead to some great collaboration and shared learning with peers from across the UK, and gave us a real opportunity to create valuable partnerships with both public and private sector, as well as providing exposure for #DigitalSalford to a huge network of digital professionals. One of the best things was the recognition it gave to all of the staff who worked so hard to make it happen.
— Debbie Brown, Digital Council of the Year, 2018, and Overall Winner, 2018
“Surprising and very humbling.”
I was very proud to have made the final 10 in the category Digital Leader of the Year 18 and was overwhelmed by the response I received from colleagues, business and friends the voting. It helped reconnect me with people I had worked with in the past who got in touch to let me know they had voted. To win the overall category was both surprising and very humbling when you hear about the other fantastic leaders. My team and I are motivated and excited about the work we do at The Data Lab and to have recognition of this at the UK level is extremely rewarding. I would like to thank the team at Digital Leaders for all their support and for the great work they do.
— Gillian Docherty, Digital Leader of the Year, 2018
“A great accolade.”
Winning the DL cyber resilience innovation award was a great accolade for HMRC’s relentless work helping make the UK the safest place to be online. As well as the recognition, the publicity of the win has been hugely valuable; as well as helping more people protect themselves from SMiShing attacks by increasing aware of the current tactics used by criminals it has helped build the case for UK wide protections against the menace of misleading and criminal text message phishing.
— HMRC, Cyber Resilience Innovation of the Year, 2018
Winning the DL100 Digital Charity of the Year award in 2018 meant a great deal to Age UK and to our Digital & Technology team. It was the culmination of a very busy but very successful year, and came as welcome recognition of the excellent, sustained work of a team delivering service transformation and innovation using technology across a wide range of services. It also helped us acknowledge and thank the funders who have supported us on this journey so far, and give confidence to future funders that we have the capability and creativity to make best use of their vital support going forward.
— Lara Burns, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Age UK, Digital Charity of the Year, 2018