IT firm puts Skeg on the digital map

The team at DP Online Marketing, pictured from left, Nige Dixon, Brett Dixon and Ben Sharpe, came runners-up at a prestigious digital awards ceremony held recently in Manchester.
The team at DP Online Marketing, pictured from left, Nige Dixon, Brett Dixon and Ben Sharpe, came runners-up at a prestigious digital awards ceremony held recently in Manchester.
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A pioneering online marketing firm has put Skegness on the digital map after their new programming language helping small businesses prosper in uncertain economic times almost won a prestigious award.

DP online marketing, which was set up from a Skegness living room just two years ago, came runner up in the UK Digital Entrepreneur Awards held in Manchester last Tuesday.

Founding member Brett Dixon was disappointed to miss the top spot but believes this recognition will pave the way for even more future success.

He said: “To be second in a competition entered by hundreds of successful companies was like a win for us.

“It’s put us on the industry map and will act as a spring board for future successes.”

Brett attended the glitzy award ceremony with his dad and cofounder Nige and their colleague Ben Sharpe after being nominated for developing Whizbase - a new programming language designed to be quicker and easier for small businesses to use and enhance their web presence.

Brett explained: “It’s four times quicker to use and much simpler to work with.

“At a time when small business are struggling, the judges felt this was an easier and cheaper way to help them market themselves online.”

The competition, billed as the digital industry’s equivalent of the Oscars, has previously been won by web innovators including wonga.com and funkypigeon.com.

To find out more visit www.DPOM.co.uk