ELLESMERE Port companies excelling in the use of IT and digital technology are being invited to enter The Big Chip Awards.
Organisers Manchester Digital is looking for firms, creative agencies and organisations which have undertaken digital initiatives in the past year such as a company website or digital marketing.
The awards will hold particular significance this year, recognising the growth of the IT industry in the North West since Manchester produced the world’s first stored program computer or “baby” as it was known, 60 years ago.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary the event will be bigger and better boasting sub-regional categories including a Cheshire and Warrington award.
Chair of Manchester Digital, Shaun Fensom, said: “Over the past 10 years the progress of the digital industry in the North West has been incredible and the Big Chip Awards has grown alongside it.
“Like any other growing sector, there have been pitfalls as well success but no one can deny the impact that IT has on society.
“Especially the power of the Internet, which has crept into the lives of millions of people across the region over the past 10 years.
“This is a landmark year for the digital industry, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the world’s first computer in Manchester.”
He added: “This year’s Big Chip categories reflect how far the digital industry has come and the wealth of expertise that we have in the region.
“The introduction of a special Green Chip award for those whose applications or projects have helped the environment in some way, also points to the future, where digital technology is increasingly playing a part in helping to reduce our impact on the environment.”
For more information on how to enter visit www.bigchipawards.com. All entries must be submitted by March 3.