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Matmi the big winners at the Big Chip Awards

Cheshire agency Matmi swept the board at last night's Big Chip Awards, the annual celeberation of the leading digital companies in the north west of England.

The Macclesfield studio picked up five gongs at the Manchester ceremony including the new media agency of the year award and the grand prix for a United Airlines game.

E-commerce specialist Ampersand IT was another big winner, taking home best e-business project and the tasty website award for its work with

You can read an interview with Matmi founder Jeff Coghlan in the latest issue of The Drum magazine.

The Big Chip Awards 2011 winners in full:

Best E-business Project

Winner: Ampersand IT

Project: Luxuriously Affordable, Great Design

Best Public Sector Project

Winner: mediaburst

Project: Florence

Best Not for Profit Project

Winner: Skylab

Project: British Gas Swimfit

Commended: Individuals and Tandot Ltd.

Project: MadLab

Best Mobile Project

Winner: Matmi

Project: Optathlon

Best Use of Visual Design

Winner: Code Computerlove

Project: Visual Design Brings Thrills of Florida Theme Parks To Life

Best Application of Technology

Winner: Stardotstar and All Out Productions

Project: Radio 1 on IPTV (concept project)

Best Use of Animation

Winner: Mi

Project: The Sharp Project

Best Use of Search

Winner: 11 Out Of 10 Ltd.

Project: Pure Gym

Commended: Lakestar Media

Project: SEO for online fashion retailer Missguided

Best Use of Social Media

Winner: Greater Manchester Police

Project: GMP24 – Greater Manchester Police Twitter Day

Best Digital Marketing Campaign

Winner: Matmi

Project: Optathlon

Best On-line Brand Development

Winner: Matmi

Project: Gorillaz: Escape to Plastic Beach

Best Newcomer

Winner: cahoona

Best Established Freelancer / Micro-Enterprise

Winner: Digital Blah Blah Ltd.

Commended: Sam Easterby-Smith

Big Green Chip Award

Winner: The DTP Group

Project: Knight Frank sees TCO plunge 90% with DTP

Game of the North

Winner: Distinctive Developments Ltd.

Project: Hockey Nations 2010

Little Chip Student Award

Winner: University of Central Lancashire

Students: Matt Slade and Naseem Naeem

Big Green Chip International Award for Innovation

Winner: Code Computerlove

Project: Flash vs HTML

Big Chip New Media Agency Award

Winner: Matmi

Anthony Wilson Original Modern Award

Winner: Ampersand IT

Project: Luxuriously Affordable, Great Design

Tasty Website Award

Winner: Ampersand IT

Project: Luxuriously Affordable, Great Design

Grand Prix

Winner: Matmi

Project: Optathlon

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