We started 2023 off with a bang this year and have been awarded THREE finalist slots. One for the Shropshire Chamber Business awards, and another for the Digital Women 2023 awards and to top the cake, CompTIA Spotlight awards too. We won’t waste any time and we’ll get straight into what we have been shortlisted for!


Hollie Whittles – Digital Women 2023 & CompTIA Spotlight Awards

‘Digital Women Awards 2023: Recognising Exceptional Women Working in Digital and Entrepreneurship Across a Wide Range of Industries’.

Hollie has really got the ball rolling this year with not one but TWO nominations in the Digital Women awards, let me clarify, 2 nominations that turned into being 2 finalist slots, absolutely incredible!

The categories Hollie excelled in were ‘Role Model’ as well as ‘Digital Women to Watch’. We are super excited to see the outcome of these awards in October 2023, but we know that Hollie deserves them in totality in Purple Frog’s eyes!👏

You can see all the information about the Digital women awards here.

It reads Community meeting and Spotlight awards. 15 June 2023 in Birmingham

Hollie also bagged another nomination and made it through as a finalist for the CompTIA Spotlight awards under the Businesswomen in Tech category, well and truly a worthy winner! Fingers crossed for two weeks’ time at the award ceremony in Birmingham!


Annabel Hemingbrough – Shropshire Chamber Business Awards

Annabel smashed it through to be a finalist in the Young Business Person category of the Shropshire chamber business awards, after winning Apprentice of the Year last year too! Her finalist position comes from a joint nomination from Purple Frog Systems and Telford College jointly, and between us, we couldn’t be prouder! Last week we had some lovely judges come to Purple Frog Systems to learn all about Annabel’s journey and experiences.

The awards evening is at ICC Telford is coming up pretty swiftly on 23rd June, we will be sure to keep you updated on Twitter and LinkedIn!

And let’s leave off with this lovely quote from Telford College’s principal Graham Guest…

“Annabel was an absolute star.  She was totally committed to her course, and achieved Distinctions across every single element of her studies.”


Fingers crossed for all of our finalists!🤞