Gifts From Handpicked

Lincolnshire Digital And Tech Awards 2017

Lincolnshire Digital And Tech Awards 2017

Last night we were fortunate to be finalists at a local awards ceremony.  As it was on Gifts From Handpicked doorstep all staff were invited to this glitzy event.  Getting our glad rags on at 6pm on a Thursday was a bit rushed but we made it on time with us all looking glamorous!  We sat down to a Lincolnshire taster menu to include ceaser salad, sausage and mash, mini fish and chips, handmade petite burger and a cute selection of desserts to include banoffee pie and eton mess.   It was then time for the awards to begin.

Our category 'Online Retailer of The Year' was the second category to be announced.  It is always a nerve wracking two minutes that feels more like one hour waiting for the winners to be announced!  On this occasion we were nominated 'Highly Commended' and awarded a certificate for our efforts.  It was nice to be recognised for our work in our local town.

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The Lincolnshire Digital Tech Awards was an interesting evening as we learned about the talent in the local area and how much the digital industry brings to the economy of Lincolnshire.  From creators of apps to include a policeman who has retired to concentrate on his new venture to social media viral campaigns, there was certainly a lot of talent in the room!

As the wine flowed the Gifts From Handpicked table got a little louder and celebrated success.  It has never been an individual effort, the hard work and dedication of the team is how we have become award finalists so it was definitely a night to celebrate.

However I wouldn't recommend drinking too much on a Thursday as Friday's at work can be a long day.  Luckily being an online business nobody could visualise Lyndsey on the emails looking green or Natalie wrapping parcels drinking lots of tea !  All orders were processed and then a Friday night sofa night was just the ticket.  It was a brilliant night and we were proud to be in a room of so many talented individuals all from our local area Lincolnshire!