Last night the Big Brand Ideas team downed tools and put on their glad rags to attend the North East Cheshire Business Awards at The Mere in Knutsford.

Honoured to be nominated for the Small Business of the Year award, we joined our peers for a celebration of the creative and entrepreneurial talent that powers great businesses throughout Cheshire. Including our very own Creative Director, Nick Entwistle who was nominated for Best Use of Social Media with One Minute Briefs.

After an inspiring talk from James Timpson OBE on his ‘upside down model’ and the importance of valuing your colleagues, we were feeling the love in the room… And also the nerves as we knew what was coming next!

The competition was tough for all of the categories – and we’re not just saying that, honest! Nick picked up the award for Best Use of Social Media to a huge cheer from the Big Brand Ideas table. But could we possibly see two big wins in one night?

The answer was – yes! The winner was announced for Small Business of the Year and it was indeed Big Brand Ideas. The team stormed the stage in true BBI style, with some humble words of thanks given before running off to fetch the champagne.

The BBI team before the North East Cheshire Business Awards

Jon Butler, Founder and MD of Big Brand Ideas said:

“We are so proud to win a local award. It wouldn’t be possible without the team at BBI and demonstrates the growth of the agency over the last 12 months. It's an exciting time and 2016 looks like being an even better one.”

All in all, a great night was had. This may have been our first award win, but it certainly won’t be our last – so watch this space!

By Jodie Houghton

Social Media Manager