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Jersey's top digital businesses revealed

Jersey's top digital businesses revealed

Monday 21 October 2019

Jersey's top digital businesses revealed

The best in Jersey’s growing digital community have been celebrated at the Jersey TechAwards.

Organised by Digital Jersey, which recently opened an academy, the awards included two Technology Student of the Year categories to reflect the increasing focus on digital careers.

These were picked up by Ethan Double (in the junior category) and Anca Toma (senior).


Pictured: Tony Moretta, CEO of Digital Jersey.

The prize for Technology Teacher of the Year went to Stephen McAllister, while 'Best Use of Technology in Education' was presented to Beaulieu Convent School.

Snap Design and Digital (pictured top) was named the overall Digital Company of the Year, a second win in a row after they picked up an award for creativity last year. Tom Hacquoil received the prestigious Digital Leader of the Year accolade.

Meanwhile, My VLF - an online literary festival - secured an award in the creativity category.

Founder Gwyn Garfield-Bennett said she was "delighted with the recognition", adding: "Just four months after we launched, we were nominated as finalists in the Digital Book World Awards in the USA, and now to be finalists in the UK publishing industry awards and receive double recognition in our home Island, is just phenomenal. It goes to show that Jersey’s digital industry really is making its mark in the world."

The Technology Project of The Year was awarded to Corefocus for their work with the Jersey Information Commissioner (JOIC). The project, included building a secure and interactive website and implementing a case management system and app development to improve the privacy and information rights of all islanders.

Corefocus’ Managing Director, Matt van Sanden said: “We were very pleased to be nominated for this award and to have won it fully recognises the skills and capability of the team at Corefocus that delivered this complex project on time, within budget and to an exceptional standard.”


Pictured: Switch Digital took home the award for Digital Growth Business of the Year.

“The Jersey TechAwards is the night of all nights where we down tools and raise a glass to the brilliant achievements of the individuals and businesses right across our growing tech sector," Tony Moretta, CEO of Digital Jersey, said.

"The passion all our finalists show on a daily basis shone through in their nominations. The recognition our winners received during the ceremony, combined with the praise from their peers, goes to show what a thriving, innovative and creative community we have here in Jersey.

“I hope, in the year we welcome the first students to the Digital Jersey Academy, these awards will inspire even more people to think about all the possibilities a career in the digital industries can offer them, and I look forward to those people making the nominations list in future years.”

The full list of winners...

  • Digital Company of the Year - Snap Design and Digital
  • Digital Start-up of the Year – MyVLF 
  • Best Use of Technology in Education – Beaulieu Convent School
  • Technology Project of the Year – JOIC Operation Reorganisation Project
  • Digital Creative Project of the Year – MyVLF
  • Technology Student of the Year (Senior) – Anca Toma 
  • Technology Student of the Year (Junior) - Ethan Double 
  • Technology Teacher of the Year – Stephen McAllister
  • Digital Growth Business of the Year – Switch Digital
  • Digital Leader of the Year – Tom Hacquoil
  • Digital Team of the Year – Pinpoint
  • Security Implementation of the Year – Yoti

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