Last night a handful of the team here at Cheetham Bell donned their glad rags for the 2015 Roses Creative Awards at The Mecure in Manchester. Every year The Roses Awards recognise the very best in creativity, design and digital taking place in the north of England. Each nominated piece of work is considered by a prestigious judging panel. This year Cheetham Bell were nominated for a number of awards.
“These awards are known for their fearless attitude and love for a bold, standout idea and in 2015 we are hoping you top everything we have seen before.” The Drum
We caught up Sam Armstrong (Design Director) and Millie Cordingley (Junior Designer) who were at event to get their take on the evening.
I’ve been to the awards in the past; the Roses know how to celebrate the creative excellence outside the M25, and how to throw a good party! It’s a great opportunity to catch up and network with colleagues and friends. Throughout the evening our industry’s Northern talent was certainly recognised and celebrated. It’s a huge credit to the agency that we were nominated so many awards I was excited to see that we had been recognised across the board this year, in a variety of categories for multiple clients. It was particularly nice to have a nomination in the ‘Most Creative Use of Media’ category as these can often be tricky executions to get past the client. It was great to win the ‘TV/Cinema Commercial Under 21sec’ award. In the past, Dreams have focused predominantly on price-led advertising campaigns so it’s refreshing to see the new direction reward both the client and the agency. The entertainment at this year’s event was particularly good. Beardyman’s beatboxing skills were pretty impressive; he managed engage a room full of rowdy creatives – enough said!
This was my first time attending the awards but I had heard about them when I was a student. They run student awards alongside the main awards, it gives students a chance at tackling briefs from well-known brands and possibly gain industry experience. The evening definitely met my expectations – and more! It was an honour to be part of the celebration of the exciting creative talent in the north. The appearance of Beardyman as the main entertainment was a bonus too! I was looking forward to the ‘Most Creative Use of Media’ Category as the Andy Warhol Metro Wrap I worked on had been nominated. Unfortunately, we missed out on the Gold Award but I’m really happy it was considered I think the North is producing some great work and it’s really great that we have an evening like this to celebrate and recognise that.
Here’s a look at our award-winning work: