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StrategiQ – proud to be UK Dev Awards finalists

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Published Date 09.02.2023

About Us

Welcome to StrategiQ. We’re here to be the destination agency for clients and the critical factor in their success. Founded in 2013, we consist of 55+ experts based at our three studios in Suffolk, London and the Midlands. 

Every member of our team has a specialism, but we’re all marketers – and that includes our Dev team. Yes, they can be on the quieter side, but that’s where the cliches end. Our Dev team is integral to our clients’ success, which means ensuring that they’re involved right from the very start. They’re a hard-core of five with decades’ experience between them, supported by two recent additions: Alix, who heads up QA, and Raj, who has joined as our first Dev employed outside the UK.

As an agency, we’re passionate about entering awards. We recognise the intense work that goes into creating award-winning work, and the submissions process gives us valuable time to recapture exactly why we get up in the morning.

Shortlisted for five categories in UK Dev Awards 2023!

This year, we entered five categories and were delighted to be shortlisted in all of them. You can read more about the work behind each category below: 

  1. B2C Website of the Year – StrategiQ & Suffolk Building Society – a brand migration you can take to the bank

A complete rebrand of the formerly known ‘Ipswich Building Society’ into a new WordPress multisite complete with self-serving CMS and autonomous calculators and banking product database.

  1. Third Sector Website of the Year – StrategiQ & Hey Girls – a user journey in the fight against period poverty

This website rebuild – for social enterprise Hey Girls – incorporated their new branding, along with an e-commerce migration. 

  1. Project of the Year – StrategiQ & Yoga Ed – Namaste new customer experience 

Full build following new brand rollout for a fun and engaging elearning platform, featuring a complex integration with Thinkific.

  1. UX Award – StrategiQ – practising what we preach

The hardest sale is to sell yourself. So we made it easy through a seamless user experience and a rebrand that packs a punch. The StrategiQ website was a depiction of our maturation, our next phase of growth and the incredible people that make our agency special. All we had to do was bring it to life. Over to the development and design team. 

  1. Employer of the Year – Large – StrategiQ – Development is just the start

What does it mean to be an incredible employer in an integrated agency? It means delivering structure, support and facilitating personal and professional development in every member of your team to enable them to deliver against the agency’s growth objectives. 

Our submission contains details of how we:

  • Scale and grow the Dev team to increase average order value
  • Support and retain our staff through 1, 3 and 5 year career development plans
  • Work more effectively business-wide to reduce scope creep & improve profitability

At StrategiQ, personal and professional awards sit side-by-side in our operating system. Here’s Tom Wake, StrategiQ’s Development Director (and Salomon-sponsored ultrarunner), in action!

What would it mean to win at Dev Awards 2023?

We’re no strangers to entering – and winning – industry awards. We’ve attended the UK Search Awards since our early agency days, picking up our first win in 2018. Last year, we were proud to achieve 3 Dev UK Awards and 1 silver award for our work with The Broke Backpacker, Corstorphine & Wright, and The Air Ambulance Service. 

This year, we’re back, with an even more powerful (in our eyes) set of submissions for a whole raft of different projects, reflecting on the continued ability of our Dev team not only to win work, but to execute it in such a way that we become indispensable partners in our clients’ success.

Accolades such as the Dev Awards validate our achievements in a way that resonates with prospects, clients and potential recruits, as well as the people that work so hard day in and day out. Moreover, awards reinforce the value of community. What we’ve learned, especially post-covid, is just how valuable our industry colleagues are to us, in terms of providing support and validating our test-and-learn approach. These awards are a great opportunity to join together and share personal experiences. And let’s not forget, regardless of the result, the Dev Awards are always a great night out, which brings the team together and gives them renewed motivation and focus for the months and years to come.”

James Bavington, CXO, StrategiQ

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Wishing all our fellow finalists the best of luck – see you at the Montcalm!

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