A PERSHORE firm has been nominated for two prestigious awards having made substantial progress in innovation and creativity.

Ecrubox Digital, which provides marketing solutions out of its Eckington headquarters, has been nominated for Digital Team of the Year.

The award celebrates the work of the digital creators involved and pays tribute to their dedication, skill, ingenuity and vision.

Co-founder Sebastian Horton said: "It is fantastic to see our team recognised amongst such strong competition in the category.

"As a young but ambitious agency that has only been going for just over two years, we are very proud to be up for this award and are looking forward to attending the ceremony in March."

Shortlisted categories also include a second nomination for co-founder Heather Horton as Digital Leader of the Year.

By putting digital innovation at the forefront of her strategy, Heather leads brands to the top of their industries by focusing not on the brand itself but on the brand’s target audiences first and foremost.

She believes that if you can appeal to and delight the customer, brand growth and success will follow.

The Digital City Awards celebrate innovation and impact in the digital space.

The highly-anticipated festival will feature five days of events for the digital community across Manchester from March 9 until March 13.

Digital City Festival is an annual events programme, designed to gather the digital sector from across the UK and beyond.

The festival involves creating opportunities for organisations to connect, innovate and grow together.

It will attract companies from the UK and beyond who are looking to tap into the North’s significant marketing, e-commerce and tech spend.

This year's awards are a new addition to the festival, and companies both national and international are able to enter and submit their nominations.

Judging is carried out by an industry leaders and experts and the winners will be announced on March 12 at the awards ceremony at the Albert Hall in Manchester.

For more information about the Digital City Festival and awards, go to digitalcityawards.com or digitalcityfestival.com