Recent Successes

Previous Successes

Good Web Guide Awards 2022

Connect has won first prize in the best Charity website category of the Good Web Guide Awards. We were recognised for our work with the North West Air Ambulance Charity, having designed and built their new website.

The Good Web Guide awards celebrate the best websites produced over the previous 12 months, focusing on design and function and showcasing a range of categories demonstrating best practice across the board.

Commenting on our submission, judge Alex Minchin of Zest Digital said: “The NWAA has built a very engaging and considered website that blends useful information with originality via infographics. The call to action is loud and clear, and neatly integrated into the website. This is a charity website that has pushed itself and is a worthy winner of its category. This is the most outstanding charity website, with a really impressive aesthetic that engages the user throughout.”

North West Air Ambulance website shown on mobile device, tablet and laptop screens.

We were thrilled to win this award, the North West Air Ambulance Charity is a life saving organisation, totally funded by the public, and we are proud to be associated with them and their incredible work.

Digital Impact Awards 2019 - Bronze Winner

Digital Impact Awards 2019

Connect won BRONZE at the 2019 Digital Impact Awards for our work with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency on their renowned Personalised Registrations website.

The event honours the best corporate digital communications work in Europe, setting the industry-wide benchmark in digital stakeholder engagement.

The judges said: “We really appreciated the before-and-after images of the site’s interface; decluttering a homepage is a sure sign of a strong user experience.”

Digital Impact Awards 2016

Connect scooped GOLD and SILVER awards at the 2016 Digital Impact Awards.

We were rewarded for our work with Wrexham County Borough Council on the development of a multi-platform experience for the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for our work with the UK Space Agency on the Principia website for British astronaut, Tim Peake.

The Digital Impact Awards set the benchmark in digital stakeholder engagement. The event honours the best digital communications work in Europe.

Andrew Thomas, publishing editor of Communicate Magazine said: “Each year we come together to celebrate, recognise and benchmark the most impactful digital communications.

“Now in its seventh year, the Digital Impact Awards are a reminder that no matter how divided the world sometimes seems, communications teams remain committed to creating innovative and inspiring campaigns. This is the content which transcends borders and continues to evolve the digital sphere.”



Digital Impact Awards 2016 - Gold and Silver


Merseyside Independent Business Awards 2016

Merseyside Independent Business Awards 2016

Connect was named the ‘Best Independent Digital & Technology Business’ at the 2016 Merseyside Independent Business Awards.

The Merseyside Independent Business Awards were created to recognise the region’s independent business sector and to commemorate law firm, Morecrofts’ 200th anniversary in 2013.

From one-man operations to large employers, the prestigious awards see businesses from all over the county submit their case.

The awards are judged independently by two panels made up of key stakeholders including Liverpool Vision, Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool BID Company and more.

UK Public Sector Communications Awards 2016

Connect beat six national organisations to claim the ‘Website of the Year’ award at the 2016 UK Public Sector Communications Awards.

The award, which is given to “outstanding websites offering excellent designs and great user experiences”, was given to Connect for our role in the creation of the Principia campaign website, a project commissioned by the UK Space Agency.

The judges said: “This application was able to create maximum exposure and raise awareness of Tim’s mission. The UK Space Agency and Connect had clear aims and objectives and were able to reach a wider audience which was crucial for the success of the campaign. An excellent and encouraging entry.”

UK Public Sector Communications Awards 2016, 'Website of the Year'

Andy, Carole and Dave at the Big Chip Awards 2015

Big Chip Awards 2015

Connect was awarded the ‘Best Not for Profit Project’ award at the 2015 Big Chip Awards for our work on the SENDirect project.

The ‘Best Not for Profit Project’ award is given to an exceptional digital project commissioned by a third sector organisation (charity, social enterprise or not-for-profit association). Celebrating digital excellence in the north, the Big Chip Awards recognise the very best local digital talent, experiences and projects.

The judges said: “At a time when services for children with special educational needs and disabilities are becoming harder to find and navigate, this rich, well-designed resource is a model for how to offer advice and support.”

Digital Impact Awards 2015

Connect’s excellence in digital stakeholder engagement was recognised at the 2015 Digital Impact Awards.

We won GOLD in the ‘Best development of proprietary social media platforms’ category and were also highly commended in the ‘Best use of digital by a charity, NGO or NFP’ category for our work on the SENDirect platform. The award recognises organisations that succeed at transforming social media tools to better meet the needs of their stakeholders.

The judges said: “SENDirect is a great project, and one that has confidently identified a need and met it effectively.”

Digital Impact Award 2015