The Surrey Mummy website has won silver at the inaugural Surrey Digital Awards 2015.

Surrey Mummy was chosen by an independent judging panel for the award in the use of social media for business category.  The winners were announced at the Surrey Digital Awards presentation evening on March 5.

This is the first-ever awards scheme to recognise the online achievements of businesses, schools and charities from across Surrey - looking at innovation and progressive thinking.

Website founder Penny Bramsden said: “I couldn’t be more delighted about winning this award and I want to thank my team for their unfailing support, encouragement and dedication. Also to all those in our ever growing social media community who follow, like, share and engage with us.

"The awards dinner was a fantastic way to celebrate the growing digital industry in Surrey and we want to thank the organisers and sponsors for making it such a great event.”

Other winners included:

  • Family club Busylizzy - silver in the website category.
  • Joanne McGowan of Act One Adventures - bronze in the blog category.
  • Surrey Youth Focus - bronze in the school, education or charity website category and the special one off Spirit of Surrey Award, only handed out to one of the finalists.
  • The Children’s Trust - bronze in the use of social media for business category
  • Denbies - bronze in the website category

The Surrey Digital Awards, supported by the Surrey Mirror, is the brainchild of former journalist Iain Johnson and web designer Andy Pritchard and has been dubbed ‘The Benchmark for Online Business’.

Mr Pritchard, 32, said: “Last year we realised that there was nothing happening to celebrate the great amount of work being done across Surrey using digital technology. There is so much effort going into producing great websites for business, schools and charities, and we think Surrey is among the leading counties on this but nobody is recognising that.

“But the SDAs is not just a beauty contest for companies with large budgets to spend on web design. Our independent judges will be searching for innovation, imagination and impressive execution of online activity, which could well be done on a very limited budget.”

Read more about the awards on the SDA 2015 website.