Sugar Rush Creative only NI company to win in UK App Awards

  • Photo: Ali MacFarlane receives UK App Agency of the Year Award from host Gavin Ramjaun (left) and Marcus Hadfield of Apadmi (right).

    Local app agency, Sugar Rush Creative recently won ‘Small UK App Agency of the Year’ at the 2019 UK App Awards and was the only company from Northern Ireland to be shortlisted.

    Since the win, the agency’s business has “sky-rocketed” and it is “planning significant growth in 2020 to meet current demand”, according to founder Ali MacFarlane.

    At the ceremony in London the firm was also highly commended for the client app ‘Changing Lives’, which it developed for the Probation Board for Northern Ireland.

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    Mr MacFarlane added: “It’s one thing to be the best in Northern Ireland and to also be acknowledged for our work by industry peers in Republic Of Ireland but for our agency to dip our toe in the water and enter two UK awards for the first time ever and win, has propelled our business to another level.

    “We were already securing global business having built a reputation of being a forerunner in app development, largely due to winning ‘App of the Year’ for three consecutive years in Northern Ireland but who knows, we might enter the large agency category next year.”

    The UK App Awards, now in its third year, celebrates excellence in mobile apps developed throughout the UK and is judged by a panel of industry experts.

    Sugar Rush Creative develops apps for clients within the private and public sector, healthcare, engineering, entertainment, tourism, construction and manufacturing.

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