A roll call of all the winners at the 2008 Creative City Awards in Birmingham.

LHM Media
Creative digital marketing and design specialists
Outstanding Innovation award.

Ian Hughes, managing director for LHM Media, said: “This is a fantastic award for us to win. Innovation and results are what we strive for and to be recognised with a Creative City Award is a great achievement for LHM Media.

“We are a creative digital agency utilising technology and creativity, supported with traditional marketing methods.

“LHM have some very exciting ideas for 2009. The award has inspired us to keep being innovative and to push the boundaries of the company and our clients.”

D A Recordings
Online music promotions and marketing organisation
Special Achievement Award.

Chris Thompson, director at D A Recordings, said: “We’re really proud to have won the Creative City ‘Special Achievement’ award.  As well as being enormously gratifying for all of the team, regional recognition is invaluable to D A Recordings as a Birmingham-based company continuing to expand into international markets.

“Over 50 per cent of our 07/08 turnover came from export sales. We expect this to grow to over 60 per cent in 2009.”

Digital Native Academy
Interactive digital media company
Regional Outstanding Business Development Award.

Geoff Henderson, one of the company directors, said: “The directors and staff here at Digital Native Academy are absolutely delighted to have won the Outstanding Business Development (Regional) Award at the Creative City Awards.

“Not only will this give a real boost to our profile with new and existing customers, but an affirmation to staff that their work is being noticed. A real tonic in these times of economic uncertainty.”

Fierce Earth
Contemporary Arts Organisation and Fierce Festival producer
Outstanding Business Development Award.

Managing director Helga Henry, said: “As winners of the Outstanding Business Development Award, Fierce Earth is delighted to be acknowledged for its ground breaking initiative “MyFierceFestival”.

“It was the festival strand that was curated online by members of the public.  We strive to be at the cutting edge of festival development and as this was a world first; we like to think that it is a piece of market development that puts Birmingham on the map.

“And that’s what the Creative City Awards are about for us; celebrating the best of Birmingham’s creative talent and giving the city a chance to boast about the many great things that it does in the cultural and creative sector.

Web, interactive, design and brand firm
Best Brand Award.

Ollie Leggett, managing director, said: “The IE team are thrilled to have won Best Brand at the glamorous 2008/9 Creative City Awards ceremony – and to have been shortlisted for the second year running for the Outstanding Innovation Award. To be recognised amongst our peers in the city’s creative community for the clarity and strength of our own brand is an enormous privilege.

“IE stands for innovation and excellence. We’re at our best working with values-driven clients who are as passionate about what they stand for as we are. We know that a strong brand is always an asset – and in trying economic times that’s more true today than ever.”

Electric Cinema
Independent cinema
Outstanding Business Development (Birmingham) Award.