Posted on July 28, 2016 by staff

Workplace beer fridge firm expands after DEA win


Mando Group has taken on five additional staff and opened a London office after walking away with a Digital Entrepreneur Award in 2015.

The company focuses on helping businesses become more successful through digital means and counts household names such as Bentley, Warburton’s, Transport for London and Vodafone among its clients.

The business was awarded the most creative use of technology DEA for tool The Mando Timesheet Fridge.

The product helps to ensure 100 per cent timesheet completion each week by providing an incentive for staff to submit theirs – free beer.

“We’re committed to solving complex problems in a simple way for our clients and this is a perfect example of how we’ve done the same for our Mando team,” explains marketing manager Tracey Greer.

“This is testament to our team’s creativity and innovation, taking established technology and incentivising the solution to a business problem, with a lot of fun.”

Mental health organisation Big White Wall found that winning a DEA increased the profile of their work.

Fellow 2015 winner Rebmark found recognition outside the legal professional to be a great source of pride while long-established Irish sportswear manufacturer O’Neills has used e-commerce to move up a level in recent years.

Younger businesses Digital Six , The Whisky Exchange, Mubaloo and PushON have kicked on since winning at the DEAs.

The DEAs are coming to Manchester’s Palace Hotel on November 9th.

The awards champion the country’s finest digital entrepreneurs and businesses and are now in their 12th year, with a total of 17 awards up for grabs.

New judges in 2016 include:

  • Steve Purdham, chairman and founder, 3Rings Care
  • Claire Braithwaite, tech advisor at Manchester Growth Company
  • Richard Law, chief executive, GB Group
  • Paul Bason, Director Digital Innovation, MMU
  • Jess Jeetly, Founder and MD, JEETLY

Other confirmed judges include Lawrence Jones, CEO and co-founder of UKFast; Jonathan Wall, controller, Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra; and Tom Bloxham, chairman and co-founder, Urban Splash.