London-based Ampheon Proves UK Web Designers Are Better

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UK web designers are proven once against to be ranked amongst the best in the world thanks to the Interactive Media Council. But, can this be sustained or is the UK heading for an IT skills crisis?

Ampheon Web Design, London

Ampheon Web Design, London

Whilst we’ve been able to source and retain some of the best [IT] talent Britain has to offer, finding that talent is becoming increasingly challenging

Ampheon, a London-based web design agency, has proven once again that UK web designers are amongst the most talented in the world. This week the company picked up two further international web design awards, competing against Fortune-500 companies and other leading digital agencies from around the globe. The Interactive Media Awards (http://www.interactivemediaawards.com) are challenging awards to win, and judges are distinguished professionals and members of the Interactive Media Council, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to elevating the standards of excellence on the Internet.

Ampheon has previous won seven awards from the IMA in 2010 and 2011, including two Best in Class awards. This month, the awards included a 2011 Best in Class in the Professional Services category award for the design and development of The Trade Marks Bureau web site (http://www.trademarksbureau.co.uk), and a 2011 Outstanding Achievement in the Recruitment category for the design and development of the International Education Group web site (http://www.internationaleducationgroup.net).

Speaking about the award, Ampheon’s Commercial Director, Malcolm Wright, said “Of course, achieving these awards for Ampheon is hugely exciting, and such awards help to distinguish us in a hugely competitive marketplace. But, at the same time, it speaks volumes about the quality and experience of British web designers and developers. To have received these awards on the global stage really does demonstrate that we have some of the most talented individuals in the world.”

However, Wright also feels that the UK could be approaching an IT crisis, adding “One thing we have noticed is that whilst we’ve been able to source and retain some of the best talent Britain has to offer, finding that talent is becoming increasingly challenging. As a nation, we need to invest more in how we approach IT education and training so that the next generation are well prepared to take on the jobs of tomorrow, and to ensure the UK continues to thrive and innovate in this sector.”

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