The DIZ + DL100

The DIZ was delighted to be selected as one of the Digital Leaders #DL100 2020 List.

Ten UK regions were represented in the 2020 list reflecting the national reach of the Digital Leaders Community. Outside of London and the South East, the strongest regions were Scotland, the North West and Yorkshire and Humberside.

The DIZ was announced as the overall #DL100 2020 Award winner in the Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year category. The Top 3 in each category were determined by public vote with the winner being decided by a final round of judging to select the category winners. The were announced in October 2020 as part of DL Week.

The Digital Leaders DL100 list, backed by Government departments and major UK digital companies is created by public vote, and celebrates the teams and individuals who are working hard behind the scenes to secure the UK’s Digital Transformation.

The independent list recognises 100 people and organisations each year across the UK who are leading the way in digital transformation in all sectors. Previously, the list has featured industry names such as: Sam Shah, Martha Lane-Fox, Mike Bracken, Liam Maxwell, Seyi Akiwowo, Kevin Cunnington and Eileen Burbidge.

Robin Knowles, CEO of Digital Leaders, commented:

“As a list that is nominated from our extensive Digital Leaders network, we’re always eager to see new names and faces featured on the list, and to have achieved such a diverse mix of names from all sectors is a huge achievement for the Digital Leaders community. There are few organisations that can claim they have successfully gathered a list with 50/50 representation! We’re extremely excited to see who comes out top in our public vote!”

Councillor Alan Lion, Chair of the DIZ and Epping Forest DC Digital Champion & Lead Member, said:

“This award is a testament to both the approach and the hard work that has gone on by the widest range of partners across the five district council areas over recent years. Given the size of some of the organisations that were competing for this award, the fact that a small local partnership, that works on a very limited budget, could compete and win, shows we are doing something very right locally.”

Councillor Linda Haysey, Vice-Chair of the DIZ and Leader of East Herts District Council said:

There are some great digital innovations going on across our area, not least of these has been the work of our local partnership. It has been bringing partners and investors together, identifying good practice, securing external investment in digital infrastructure and raising the profile of ‘our place’ to new businesses for several years now.”

We are obviously all very proud of this national recognition for our work and we will be building on our achievements to get the best infrastructure and services for our residents and businesses