Midlands Business Dash Agency Named Rising Star at the 2024 Midlands StartUp Awards

Dash Agency, a leading digital marketing agency based in the Midlands, Telford, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Rising Star Award for the Midlands region in the UK Startup Awards.

Despite its relatively short existence, this award recognises the agency’s rapid ascent and significant impact within the digital marketing industry.


Founded by Samuel Deakin in 2023, Dash Agency has quickly distinguished itself through innovative strategies and exceptional service delivery in Digital Paid Media, Social Media Management, and Brand Strategy. The Rising Star Award is a testament to the agency’s drive to deliver impactful marketing campaigns at value to businesses. 

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“We are incredibly honoured to have won the Rising Star Award in the Midlands,” said Sam, Founder and Managing Director of Dash Agency. “I want to firstly congratulate all of the other amazing businesses who we’re finalists, not just in the Rising Star category, but all – It’s no mean feat running a business, and each one is award-winning in its own right. At Dash, we set out to make a mark in the marketing world, and this award does reflect this. We’re constantly building, learning and re-investing to continue to deliver an amazing service to all our clients.”

Under the leadership of Sam, Dash Agency has expanded its service offerings and significantly grown its client base, catering to businesses ranging from startups to well-established brands looking to enhance their digital and brand presence.  

The UK StartUp Awards were established to highlight the success of startups across ten UK nations and regions, including the Midlands, and to celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs in all sectors of the economy. 

Supported nationally by Starling Bank, Airwallex, Chime Agency, Development Bank of Wales, EvaBuild, ForrestBrown, GiftRound, GS1 UK, Join Talent, OVHcloud, Project Simply, ScoreApp, SFC Capital and Welsh Government, Harriet Rees, CIO at Starling Bank says: 

“Turning an idea into a successful business takes a lot of courage and dedication. Congratulations to Dash Agency on winning their category in the Midlands and making it to this year’s UK national final. Startups need certainty to plan ahead. It’s great to see so many thrive, especially in these challenging economic times.”

Over 114,000 new firms were created in the Midlands in 2023. According to Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, creator of the awards, entrepreneurs are growing and are important to the regional economy. He is also excited that the awards are, yet again, recognising the best new firms and celebrating the fantastic entrepreneurial talent from every corner of the region. 

He said: “Startups are the life of any economy and that is especially true in the Midlands where new businesses are contributing to job creation, innovation, and prosperity across the whole of this entrepreneurial region. It’s been an honour and a pleasure to read the stories of those founders who have spotted the opportunity and taken the risk to launch their own venture. All of the winners have demonstrated that they deserve to win their categories, and I’m looking forward to having the ‘best of the best’ from the Midlands competing at the UK final later this year

As a regional winner in their category, Dash Agency will now progress to the UK Startup Awards final being held at Ideas Fest on September 12th, dubbed ‘the Glastonbury for Entrepreneurs’. 

For more information about Dash Agency and its services, please visit www.dashagency.co.uk.

About Dash Agency 

Dash Agency is a dynamic marketing agency based in the Midlands. We specialise in comprehensive marketing strategies that include Paid search and social, SEO, social media management, content creation, graphic design, and brand development. Our innovative approaches and results-driven campaigns set us apart. We help brands maximise their online presence and achieve their marketing goals while making the most of their budget.


UK StartUp Awards

The UK StartUp Awards is run by the founders of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards (an established programme nationally receiving thousands of applications annually and the UK Fast Growth 50 Index (which recognises the fastest growing firms across the nations and regions of the UK).

The UK StartUp Awards recognises the achievements of those amazing individuals who have had a great idea, spotted the opportunity and taken the risks to launch a new product or service. There are over 30 categories that can be entered ranging from consumer products to mobile technologies to social enterprises, demonstrating the depth and variety of entrepreneurial talent in the UK. 

After extending across the whole of the United Kingdom last year, all of the category winners from each ten nations and regions at the UK national final on September 12th, 2024 at Ideas Fest (www.ideasfest.uk)

Full details of all of the category winners can be found at  www.startupawards.uk

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