Nixon leads Cornish charge

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Four Cornish companies were among the winners of the 2012 Media Innovation Awards held in Bristol last week.

Nixon team (l-R): Adam Robertson, Martin Nixon, David Folan and Diggory Gordon

Now in its sixth year, the event is a joint initiative by media, design and music networks in the south west and the awards celebrate the most innovative work produced by creative companies.

Hayle-based Nixon Design won Best Website Design for the second year running, for its work on the ‘No fun being extinct’ microsite for rainforest charity Cool Earth.

Nixon beat off stiff competition other from top creative firms including TwoFour productions and Aardmann animations, the makers of Wallace & Gromit, to add to last year’s award it won for cornishfoodmarket.com, a local food home delivery website.

MD Martin Nixon, commented: “This is a fantastic achievement for our talented team and to win this award twice in succession demonstrates that we can compete nationally in our sector.”

Other local winners included Truro marketing and PR company, MPAD, whose designer Matt Hollands won the New Talent category.

MD, Mark Picken, said: “Matt works tirelessly on creating clean, strong brand designs for our clients. This award is a testament to his dedication and professionalism.”

Spider Eye won the Animation award for the Jungle Junction project it produced for Disney Junior, while Falmouth-based Concept Shed won the Installation/Exhibitions/Events category.