On the evening of Friday 19 October we were delighted to be among the pick of Somerset businesses, eagerly anticipating who would win coveted awards for 2018.

This was the 14th year of the Somerset Business Awards, which are the largest business awards in the county organised by Somerset Chamber of Commerce. The awards offer a wonderful opportunity for businesses of all sizes and sectors to meet, be inspired and showcase their achievements.

GTH got through the rigorous judging process to become finalists in the Creative Marketing and PR Campaign category.

Our focus on moving the agency forward in the digital space and improving our online presence for our wide client base got us through the process. We believe that using technology creatively to help provide an excellent service to our clients is vitally important. Our new website, social media channels and tools such as 24/7 online appointment booking have led to significant growth in our online audience and the visibility of our vendors' properties to potential buyers.

The Creative Marketing award was judged by ADPR, an expert PR agency who devise and deliver smart, creative and tactical communications campaigns. They commented that this year delivered the highest standard of entries they had seen in their nine years of judging the marketing award.

We were honoured to have become finalists and pass on our congratulations to the winners of this category and the many other exceptional local business who won awards or were finalists this year.

It was truly inspiring to be among so many ambitious and successful Somerset businesses at the awards.