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Digital Week Yorkshire set for success

10/11/2009

Yorkshire Forward, in association with “Leeds Live it Love it”,  are sponsoring the Drum Awards for the Digital Industries (DADI) which returns to Leeds for the second consecutive year on Friday 13th November, as the region’s Digital Week culminates in the digital industry’s prestigious National Awards.

Following a week of workshops and seminars across the region, the prestigious DADI’s awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, on Friday, November 13, with an expected attendance of more than 300 digital professionals from all over the UK.

The nominations feature a strong regional flavour, with Leeds-based agencies Fuse 8, MadeByPi, Numiko, BrandNew, TrainingPOD LLP, Sense Internet, TwentySix, MezzoFilms, Blueclaw Media, Bloom Media, Elmwood, DigForFireDMG from Sheffield and Common Agency of Huddersfield among the nominees. Companies from Yorkshire and Humber make up 30 per cent of the nominations – more than any other region.

Jim Farmery, Assistant Director of Business at Yorkshire Forward, said: “The fact that so many Yorkshire and Humber companies have been nominated for DADI awards proves that the region is leading the way when it comes to promoting excellence in digital technology. That the awards are being held in Leeds again – and will be for the next two years - is further proof that the industry is thriving in Yorkshire.”

As well as supporting the week-long celebration of digital technology, Yorkshire Forward’s Digital and New Media sector manager Stuart McFarlane will present the DADI Individual of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding contribution to the industry, at Friday’s ceremony.

And following last year’s successful event, based mainly in Leeds, workshops and seminars will this year be run in Sheffield, Huddersfield, Bradford and Scarborough. And with Digital Week already committed to take place in Yorkshire and Humber in 2010 and 2011, there are plans to include more towns and cities in the event over the next two years.

For full Digital Week event listings go to www.digital-week.co.uk.

For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Dan Murphy, Press Manager on 0113 3949904 or email Daniel.murphy@yorkshire-forward.com