Finalists at UK Digital Growth Awards 2019

19/07/2019, Marketing, Hannah Leary

It’s been an exciting week for the Swanky team, as we celebrate reaching the finals of the UK Digital Growth Awards, as well as being shortlisted for another very special award …

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On Wednesday 17th September, we donned our swankiest outfits and shiniest shoes to celebrate the inaugural UK Digital Growth Awards (DGAs) at London’s prestigious Montcalm Marble Arch Hotel. 


Left to right: Dave Shaw, Head of Technology; Dan McIvor, Founder & Director; Matt Giles, Creative Director


The DGAs reward and celebrate exceptional agencies, tools, websites, campaigns and talent that have driven tangible digital growth and sales. On their quest to crown the winning entries, the judges were looking for demonstrable results to the bottom line.


As we excitedly announced back in May, Swanky were shortlisted for an incredible four awards:


🏆 Best UX (The Pulse Boutique Style Box)

Our work on a snazzy new Style Box feature for US fashion brand The Pulse Boutique demonstrated our use of innovation, conversion optimisation and creativity to create a memorable and engaging UX. Our experienced design team delivered a beautiful, on-brand design that effortlessly marries form and function.



🏆 Best Use of Conversion Optimisation (The Pulse Boutique)

Our multifaceted growth campaign with The Pulse Boutique helped this enterprising fashion brand to unlock their ecommerce potential and propel their business forwards. Our data-led application of creative conversion optimisation techniques created and drove exceptional results, which you can read about in this case study.


🏆 B2B Site of the Year (Saddleback)

We created a brand new B2B site for premium cycling equipment store, Saddleback. This website uses a creative, technical solution to deliver a streamlined B2B experience. The wholesale site is now a key tool within Saddleback’s business armoury, and something they can use to drive digital growth in a new international market.



🏆 CRO Agency of the Year

Over the last 12 months, we have worked with several established enterprises from across the world to increase conversion rates, boost revenue and ultimately drive digital growth. Check out some of our recent projects here.


Although we didn’t scoop any gongs on the night, the whole Swanky team is extremely proud to have been named finalists in four DGA categories! To become part of a select group of brands recognised for our contribution to digital growth is marvelous, as it recognises the work we are doing to secure Swanky as one of the top providers of strategic growth consultancy within the global Shopify Plus ecosystem. We are passionate about driving digital growth at velocity and propelling our clients to the forefront of their industries.


The DGA ceremony was also a fantastic opportunity to represent the Shopify community and meet lots of talented digital teams from a myriad of industries. Congratulations to all our fellow finalists and, of course, the winning entries! 


And onto the next one …


In a week of exciting awards action, Swanky has also been announced as a finalist in the 2019 Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards! We’re delighted to have been shortlisted in the ‘Entrepreneur’s Team of the Year’ category for the South West.



Speaking of the shortlisting, Dan McIvor, Swanky’s Founder and Director said:


“There’s a strong and willing network of people supporting me as an entrepreneur, working to secure Swanky as one of the world-leading providers of Shopify Plus-specific growth consultancy. The team are continuously looking for new ways to innovate and improve, which is essential for us to continue moving forward in such a competitive industry.


We’re thrilled that the team has been recognised in this category – it’s a testament to their passion, collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit!” 


Congratulations to all our fellow finalists. We can’t wait for the regional final in September!


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As a leading Shopify Plus agency, we have years of experience migrating, designing, optimising and marketing enterprise level ecommerce stores. We provide full in-house delivery of Shopify Plus-specific growth services to help merchants across the globe unlock their ecommerce potential and become leaders in their industries. 


In short, we’re on a mission to make ecommerce business better.


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About the author

Hannah Leary

Hannah is Swanky's Content Manager and Copywriter. She enjoys researching the exciting world of ecommerce and crafting engaging articles to help ecommerce managers around the world make the most of their presence online. Her blogs specialise in ecommerce strategy, website design and store optimisation.

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