Last night the HMA team were all dressed up with somewhere to go! This year’s prestigious Northern Digital Awards hosted by Prolific North was held in Leeds and with shortlisted entries in the ‘Best App’ and ‘Best Ecommerce’ categories, hopes were high for at least one award.

And the night did not disappoint when HMA was not only victorious in one but both categories!

The winning entry for the ‘Best App’ category was Calm Harm, created for teenage mental health charity stem4.  The app helps teenagers resist or manage the urge to self-harm.  To date, the app has been downloaded 500,000 times and is one of only 11 mental health apps recommended on the NHS Apps Library.  The judges thought “…that this was a lovely app, the entry has clear demonstrations of how the app has had a tangible impact on the desired audience and continues to do so using an evidence-based approach.”

The winning entry for the ‘Best Ecommerce’ category was the Isopharm Dental Training Portal which delivers CPD training to over 70% of registered dental professionals in the UK on either a PAYG or subscription basis.  The judges commented “A lovely website with a very clever and user friendly backend management. A great site build with strong outcomes based on clear strategy.”