Ending 2023 with a double award win!

by Dan Rawley
3 min read

We're celebrating a brilliant end to 2023 with two prestigious award wins on the same night at the UK Search Awards and unLTD Business Awards!

Best Large Integrated Search Agency - UK Search Awards

We're thrilled to have been named the country's best Large Integrated Search Agency at the UK Search Awards in London, beating off fierce competition from the 11 other nominees from across the UK.

"In an incredibly competitive category, this agency was a stand-out winner," said the judges. "Their excellent initiatives to support staff retention and development alongside their charitable work are impressive, and they have put their heart and soul into their work.

"More than just punching above their weight, Evoluted are almost in a class of their own."

We were also shortlisted for four campaign awards at the Search Awards ceremony:

Plus our Senior SEO Executive Nicky Furness, a lead organiser of our Sheffield DM events, was nominated for the Rising Star award!

Best Company Culture - unLTD Business Awards

As our MD Sam Biggins was collecting the UK Search Awards trophy in the capital, back in Sheffield our Cultural Officers Kim Taylor and Sian Atkinson were representing Evoluted at the inaugural unLTD Business Awards.

Our Cultural Officer roles, which can be held by anyone and are rotated regularly to encourage fresh perspectives, were one of the reasons we'd been shortlisted for the Best Company Culture prize, battling it out with businesses from across South Yorkshire. The positions include a Social & Events Committee, CSR Officer, Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Health & Wellbeing Officer.

Protecting staff wellbeing is a key focus and recent initiatives have included providing access to Sanctus mental health coaching and additional cost-of-living payments for all team members.

Judges also rewarded our community focuses, including educating local professionals through our free Sheffield DM events, Ecologi contributions to offset our working-hours emissions and pro-bono projects for worthy local causes like our Bangers and Cash art trail website build and our visibility-transforming SEO support for Flux Rotherham.

Representing Sheffield on the national stage

"Winning these two awards is a fantastic way to end the year and cap off the team's hard work over the past twelve months," says Sam.

"It's a huge achievement to win Best Large Integrated Search Agency and a reflection of the expertise we have across multiple marketing disciplines, which is reflected in the innovative strategies we deliver for our clients.

"As an independent agency, our culture is everything and something we're incredibly proud of - so it's really rewarding to have had that recognised externally at the unLTD Business Awards," he adds.

"We've had some brilliant award wins this year, both at agency and service level, which back up the quality of the work we're delivering and the culture we've built. Having made our mark at a national level, the next step will be starting to pick up awards internationally, which we've already made progress towards in 2023 through getting on to a few shortlists."

Written by Dan Rawley
Digital Marketing Manager

As our Digital Marketing Manager, Dan spreads the word about the excellent work being delivered by our team, drawing on his background in journalism and SEO.

Having founded an SEO agency for start-up businesses in his previous role, Dan relished the opportunity to join the set-up at Evoluted and help grow an already thriving agency. He was named one of The Drum's Future 50 Emerging Marketers Worldwide for 2023 and was a finalist for Prolific North's 2022 Marketer of the Year.