Bigmouthmedia are in the finals of another major award - this time the UK National Business Awards
Bigmouthmedia the Full Search agency is the only digital marketing agency to reach the finals of the UK National Business Awards (http://www.thenationalbusinessawards.com ) for 2006.
A National Business Award is the UK’s most sought-after business accolade. In a little over four years the programme has grown to include five regional events, a stand-alone event for Scotland and new for 2007 a European programme too. The Awards has achieved coverage in over 500 publications, been featured on Sky TV, and referred to by the Chancellor of the Exchequer as the ‘Business Oscars’.
’Highly Commended’ in the 3I Growth Strategy of the Year Award, bigmouthmedia is also a finalist in The AXA Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year Award. Aiming to recognise businesses for their entrepreneurship and innovation and seeking to highlight the importance of management excellence in maintaining a successful business today and continuing to grow it in the future.
Other companies in the category finals include Farmhouse Fare, Tyrells Potato Chips and BeatThatQute.com. In addition to the UK National Awards, bigmouthmedia is a double finalist in Business Awards for Scotland.
Winners for the UK National Awards will be announced at a Ceremony and Gala taking place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Thursday 7th November 2006.
Bigmouthmedia featured in the Scotsman this week with an interview by Guy Dixon on bigmouthmedia’s CEO Steve Leach:
"Bigmouthmedia, the Scottish internet marketing (http://www.bigmouthmedia.com) group, is to open offices in California and Dubai as it looks to win business in fast-growing overseas markets.
The Edinburgh company, which already has offices in London and New York, specialises in search engine optimisation (http://www.bigmouthmedia.com/products_services/search_engine_optimisation/), ensuring its clients’ websites appear prominently on search engines such as Google.
The group also provides an internet brand positioning and protection service which monitors the use of company brands, images and assets online, looking for any potential misuses of brand, and an internet public relations service.
Steve Leach, founder and chief executive, said the business will make profits of around £4m on revenues of £15m in the year to October 2006.
He predicted that turnover could double to up to £30m next year as the company expands its client base, which already boasts over 50 household-name companies including Tesco, Hilton, BA and Barclays.
A key part of the group’s growth plans will be expanding overseas, and establishing a presence in Los Angeles by March next year to complement the group’s office in New York, which opened at the start of the year and employs four. An office in LA will put the group closer to one of its biggest clients, Hilton, and California’s entertainment, travel and hospitality companies.
Leach, together with Heather Luscombe, founded bigmouthmedia in 1997, taking on three staff. The firm now employs around 50 people.”
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