A web design agency is celebrating being shortlisted for a trio of awards.

Kendal-based A Digital has had projects shortlisted in three categories for the Northern Dev Awards, including the Small Dev Agency of the Year. It was also shortlisted for its work with Windermere Lake Cruises which involved the introduction of a new online maintenance management system, display signage and website bookings integrated with its till system.

Plain Creative, also based in Kendal, are joint finalists for the Best Website Migration award, for a project both companies worked on to design a new site for James Cropper, in Burneside.

The awards celebrate excellence in website development across the North and the shortlisting comes hot on the heels of a win at last year's Northern eCommerce Awards, in which A Digital won Best Food and Drink eCommerce website for their work with Hawkshead Relish.

Andrew Armitage, founder of A Digital, said: “It’s fantastic to get industry recognition for our work.

"As companies become more reliant on digital technology and look to maximise efficiencies, websites have become increasingly complex.

"Being able to deliver reliable and robust functionality is critical to achieving success.

“What makes these award entries extra special is that they’re the result of working with locally based companies who each make a significant economic impact on the region."

Craig Butterworth, partner at Plain Creative, said: “We are delighted to receive industry recognition for this project.

"We value the close relationship we have with both James Cropper Plc and A Digital.

"Collectively we have presented a well-loved, highly innovative, Cumbrian business in a meaningful way to diverse audiences."

Richard Bracewell, marketing director at James Cropper, said: “Our website re-launch last year combined several websites that were running different systems.

"The migration of these sites into a new single platform was handled with confidence and minimal impact on the business.

"We’re delighted with how easy to use the new system is, and we feel the collaboration between A Digital and Plain Creative demonstrates the depth of creative and technical talent available on our doorstep”.

Winners of the Northern Dev Awards will be announced at a gala dinner hosted at Manchester Hall on February 25.