The E3 Business Awards, hosted by 1 Events Media, recognise the most successful and innovative businesses from all sections of the North West region. The organisers set up the venture with the intention to celebrate the unsung heroes of the North West economy. The event has a particular focus on organisations that demonstrate excellence and investment in ‘Enterprise, Education and Employment,’ hence the name E3.
Magma Digital took home the ‘Skills, Education & Training’ award at the ceremony last Thursday. A total of 12 trophies were handed out in front of an audience of around 500 at Bolton’s Macron Stadium.
Nominations were judged by an independent panel of entrepreneurs, academics and business experts. The ‘Skills, Education & Training’ category was one of the hardest-fought categories, but we proved to be worthy winners!
We are well known for our work with the PHPNW software development conference, which was founded by Jeremy. The not-for-profit event is aimed at PHP Developers and is the largest conference of its kind in the UK, outside London.
The Conference has a global reputation, attracting over 400 delegates from across the world and helps fly the flag for the North West. The 7th edition of the Conference is a sold out event and will take place from the 3rd-5th October.
Furthermore, we have an established history of strong investment in our workforce, with professional and personal development being top of the agenda for our staff. Company wide initiatives such as an Apple laptop scheme, weekly staff masterclasses and internal mentoring sessions have proved to be hugely successful.
We pride ourselves on being a learning organisation. We focus on encouraging all staff to benefit from coaching and training, with the intention that the whole organisation is in a state of perpetual improvement. This latest award and the recognition it provides will keep us motivated to continue learning.
Innovation is fundamental to the nature of our business and this award is a catalyst for further progression. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the E3 Business Awards team and everyone involved in organising the ceremony, for creating an amazing atmosphere on the night.
You can watch Jeremy’s reaction to making it as a finalist and being announced as a winner at the ceremony below!