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Well who would have thought it?

We only went and won a Gold Award at the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards, two years running!

We love getting the word out about what we do at Bridges, and also sharing news about our fellow indies and the great events going on locally. So it would seem that those lovely people at the Cambridge Digital Awards liked it too, and they gave us the top prize for 'Best Use of Social Media for Business.'

We really didn't think we would win again this year, as the competition was so hot. We were up against an established agency promoting a large brand. So you can imagine our surprise (and lack of prepared speech) when our name was announced. It just goes to show, the little family businesses can have a voice too, which is so empowering in this corporate arena we are in.

The awards dinner was held at The Belfry Hotel in Cambourne, and we were dining with a lovely group of people. Lucky table 4 turned out to be decorated with 3 gold awards, so we were in great company. BAO Agency won the Best Website award, and Musings and More, Best Blog in the entertainment category. The fizzy water was flowing on table 4, I can tell you!

It was a super evening to catch up with other Cambridge businesses, like our friends at  Sookio and Catfish Web Design and we were pleased to see so many Cambridge foodies, like Cambridge Food Collective, being decorated.  

Take a look here to see all the winners:

Many thanks to Cambridge Digital Awards for putting on a great event.  We are proudly displaying our two gold awards on our Bridge Street windows, one facing the north and one facing the south, so you won't miss the glowing awards in the sun no matter which direction you come from when you visit us.   

We hope to see more businesses next year in the celebration.  While some may think the digital has stopped people from face-to-face interaction, I think it has changed the way people interact with each other.  We are now provided with more information, more choices and the means to do it.  We can communicate with each other and with world more effectively and efficiently.  Isn't this the biggest reason for this celebration?

(group pictures credit to Cambridgeshire Digital Award team)

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Drum roll please! Here are the winners.

Thank you to all who entered our competition, we were thrilled to see your creative pumpkins! Without further ado, here is our winner:

Congratulations to Mags Dixon!

We loved your majestic bird.

Mags wins a family lunch (Mains, drinks and desserts) for up to 4 people.

Our runners up are:

Gina Ferrari; who's pumpkin has a spooky character with a big personality


Your delightful couple did make us smile

Our runners up can enjoy lunch including a main, a drink and a dessert.

It was such fun receiving all your entries. What a talented bunch you all are!

You inspired us to think about all the pumpkin and Halloween dishes we like to make.  

The winner bird pumpkin reminds us of a fish-lover's dish: prawn fried rice with diced winter squash.  This is a pumpkin dish with an oriental twist.  A dish fit for Mag's majestic bird.

We also love Jacqui's simple and fun carving of a loving couple.  We could just see them tucking in to a plate full of our 'mummified' sausage rolls.  

While the fun gentleman pumpkin grinning in front of the camera with one remaining tooth, we suggest the traditional organic pumpkin soup together with a blended smoothie for him to ensure the last precious teeth is intact after meal.

As for Gina's pumpkin with lots of scary teeth, we would suggest a dish of roasted pumpkin seeds.  Something for him to grind his teeth on! Crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds are good to sprinkle on the top of any salad.  

With the autumn leaves in front of both Jacqui's and Gina's pumpkins, we know the weather is getting chillier.  We love to share a warming dish of roast pumpkin as part of our family meal.  For this winter warmer, we'd suggest using the Japanese Kabocha squash which taste like sweet potato with a fluffy texture.  Just add a bit of butter, salt and garlic, it will turn the pumpkin pieces into a super yummy dish and fill the kitchen with warmth and sweetness in the winter days.

We are so pleased to have joined forces with Cambridge Sustainable Food this year to encourage everyone to 'squash the waste' by thinking about using up the food surplus during the Pumpkin Festival.  I hope everyone enjoy the creativity of pumpkin carving and cooking of various nutrious dishes.  Do let us know if you have some creative recipes you want to share with us.

To find our more about Cambridge Sustainable Food and their ongoing projects, go to

Halloween will soon be here, and to mark this spooky time of year, we want you to show off your pumpkin carving skills.

Send us a photo of your fiendishly creative carving, and we will reward our top three with vouchers for a delicious Bridges lunch.

Using the hashtag #BridgesPumpkinCompetition, send us a photo of your creation via TwitterInstagram or Facebook, or by good old email Your pumpkin carving could be of a traditional Jack o' Lantern, a witches cat, some scary bats, or an image of your boss or head teacher. Yes, really scary stuff! You are only limited by your imagination, so go wild with your creation. We will share your images on our social media platforms.

Get your entries in by Wednesday 2nd November please, and we will announce the winners shortly afterwards.

The Prizes First Prize - Family lunch voucher (mains + sweet treat + drink for up to 4 people)  2 Runners-up - lunch for one (mains + sweet treat + drink)

Terms and Conditions

  • Competitions and prize draws are available to UK residents only, aged 18 and over.

  • Prizes are non-transferable, non negotiable and no cash alternatives will be offered.

  • Bridges reserve the right to substitute a prize for one of equal value.

  • All prize draws have free entry, no purchase is necessary unless otherwise specified.

  • By entering the competition the entrant agrees to be bound by the rules governing that particular promotion that will be set out in the accompanying material.

  • Any personal information collected by such promotions will not be passed on to any third party.

  • By entering our competition you are allowing us to share the photos on Bridges' social media accounts and website.

  • Winner(s) of any promotion consent to any publicity generated by the promotion being used on the Bridges' social media accounts and website.

  • Prize draws and competitions are open to all UK residents except for employees of Bridges and their immediate families.

  • Only one entry per email address per person unless specified otherwise. Spammers will be disqualified.

  • Bridges does not accept responsibility for loss of entries due to technical problems. 

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