Flint Studios has won the Technology Business of the Year at the 2017 Business Eye First Trust Bank Small Business Awards. It is the third award over the last number of months for the company, which provides web development, design, integration, hosting and digital marketing solutions to businesses from a range of sectors. The winners of the awards were revealed at a gala dinner in Crowne Plaza Belfast on Thursday night, with business leaders from across Northern Ireland gathering for the renowned awards ceremony. Jeremy Biggerstaff, Managing Director at Flint Studios, said: “The Technology Business of the Year was a highly competitive category and we are delighted to be recognised for strong company direction and business growth. “This award could not have been achieved without Flint Studios’ experienced, yet creative team who are at the forefront of digital and adapt to new technologies quickly for the benefit of our clients in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Richard Buckley, Editor of Business Eye and Chairman of the judging panel said: “Flint Studios was a standout winner of the Technology Business of the Year category. A relatively young company, it has achieved a lot in its short life and has carved a niche for itself in the highly competitive web solutions sector.” Specialising in user experience, systems integration and measurement, Flint Studios has flourished into a multi-award winning digital agency with year on year double digit growth. It was the sole Northern Irish company to secure a place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) 2016 list, as well as ranking 13 in the 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ireland list. Additionally, the company was announced as the Digital Company of the Year 2017 at the Digital DNA Awards earlier this month. The company recently merged with Cheshire-based Link Information Technology Ltd., a specialist provider of web solutions, giving Flint Studios a GB base in addition to its Belfast headquarters. The merger has increase Flint Studios’ client base by around 50%, creating an impressive portfolio of clients including Plimsoll publishing, Mary Peters Trust, Berlin Clothing, Survitec Group and digitalprinting.co.uk Jeremy added: “At Flint Studios, we are working towards an aggressive growth strategy through to the end of 2019, focusing on further expansion in GB. With the acquisition of Link Information Technology and over 35% of our revenue already being generated outside of Northern Ireland, we have an excellent foundation to build upon. “We can deliver Magento, Kentico, Umbraco and bespoke solutions backed up with our Google Partner accreditation, exceptional customers support, dedicated account management and superior aftercare. As a performance-driven agency, we strive to boost online conversion, sales and gross margins for all of our clients. This is made clearly evident by the combined revenue for our e-commerce websites in 2016 was exceeding £5 million." Established in 2011, the Belfast-based company is enjoying phenomenal expansion in a number of markets and is now employing 30 specialists across an array of technical, creative and digital disciplines.