The Mayor of Kingston Upon Thames (2015-2016) Councillor Roy Arora (left) presenting Figment managing director Steven Grant (right) with the award for Best Creative and Media Sector business 2015.

The Mayor of Kingston Upon Thames (2015-2016) Councillor Roy Arora (left) presenting Figment managing director and BFS Webmaster Steven Grant (right) with the award for Best Creative and Media Sector business 2015.

Kingston-based web design and digital marketing agency Figment, the agency behind the British Fertility Society’s new website, has been awarded the title of Best Creative and Media Sector business 2015 at the prestigious Kingston Business Excellence Awards.

Developed and organised by Kingston Chamber of Commerce, the awards are held in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and Kingstonfirst with the aim of celebrating the outstanding talent and entrepreneurship that is behind the borough’s prosperity.

The awards were launched in April this year and culminated in a glittering gala ceremony on 15th October at the Holiday Inn Kingston South, attended by former government ministers Vince Cable and Ed Davey and presented by broadcaster and columnist Julia Hartley-Brewer. Open to all businesses located or trading in the borough, the categories included accolades for customer service, technology and community commitment.

British Fertiliy Society Website

The new mobile and tablet optimised British Fertility Society website impressed the judges during the final stage interviews

The Creative and Media Sector category was sponsored by Kingston University. They were seeking out the most innovative, inspirational and interesting creative companies the borough had to offer. Figment Agency emerged as winners from a finalist shortlist of five.

Presenting the award, Ron Tuninga, Pro Vice Chancellor of Enterprise and Dean of the faculty of Business and Law at Kingston University said, The winner of this category is an entrepreneurial business with great creative and technical initiative. They have big plans for future expansion with excellent marketing and financial analysis.”

Figment Agency managing director Steven Grant said, “We’re thrilled to receive this esteemed award. It’s been an incredible journey from where we started back in 2001 when YouTube, Facebook and smartphones didn’t even exist. Being named Best Creative and Media Sector business really is the highlight of our business story so far.

“I’d personally like to thank all our clients for their valued support and a special mention to the amazing team that has supported me along the way. The award has given an instant boost to team spirit, has been fantastic for PR and has already fuelled our drive to achieve even greater things in the future. I also think it gives a nod of acknowledgement to the smaller business and would urge other businesses in the area to enter next year, whatever their size.

“When I started out in 2001, people didn’t know what a website was. There was no start-up capital, just a vision and a big focus on personal service. Who’d have thought it would have culminated in such a wonderful accolade.”

Figment was also commended in the Marketing and Social Media category. Part of their award entry included a cartoon design depicting the ‘Figment journey’.

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Editor’s Notes

About Figment Agency, award winner:

Figment is a full service digital agency based in Kingston upon Thames. Launched in 2001, the business offers a range of cost effective solutions including web design and digital marketing.

Further information: www.figmentagency.com

About Kingston University, award sponsor:

Kingston University is the largest provider of higher education in south west London. It ranks amongst the top institutions in the UK for many courses such as journalism, education and design. For the fifth year running it has produced the most graduate start-up companies of any higher education institution in the United Kingdom.

Further information: www.kingston.ac.uk/enterprise

About the Kingston Business Excellence Awards:

The Kingston Business Excellence Awards celebrate the businesses that bring prosperity to the Royal Borough. Led by Kingston Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Royal Borough of Kingston and Kingstonfirst, the awards have been running since 2013.

Further information: http://www.kingstonawards.co.uk/

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