David Ingram, MD and founder of Digital Marketing agency, Bring Digital, has been named Business Person of the Year at the 2017 Bolton and Bury Business Awards.
The awards, organised by The Bolton News, showcase talent and businesses within Bolton and Bury and celebrate the great work happening in the area.
David was recognised for the rapid growth of Bring Digital and his entrepreneurial vision to create a business that made a real difference in its market.
He started the agency five years ago after leaving the digital team at local ecommerce giant AO.com. Whilst working in-house he felt the digital marketing agencies he was meeting lacked channel specialism and a real drive to get commercial results. Like all entrepreneurs, this frustration led him to put his money where his mouth is and launch an answer to the problem; Bring Digital was born.
Fast forward 5 years and Bring Digital employs over 30 staff members, turns over £2m in revenue and runs digital marketing campaigns for brand name clients such as DW Sports, Ann Summers and Asics. These clients fully bought into David’s vision for an agency that did things differently, allowing Bring Digital to disrupt a market where ‘new kids on the block’ rarely get a look in from major brands. Bring was recently listed in the Econsultancy Top 100 agencies of 2017 list.
‘I’m so proud to be awarded this accolade by the local business community we have in Bolton. I really owe it to the fantastic talent we have at Bring who share the vision and passion I have for the business. I look forward to the next five years and taking the agency from strength to strength’
Bring were also shortlisted for three other awards at the event:
• SME Business of the Year
• Start up Business of the Year
• Young person of the year – Joe Hennessey