Emma Cerrone, our CEO and co-founder, joined the ranks of Royal Mail, Ikea, and ITV as a winner of the UK’s National Business Awards.
Emma was also the first ever recipient of the Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year award and is currently a Red Woman of the Year. This video, introduced by Prime Minister David Cameron, shows Emma picking up her National Business Award.

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Freeformers won the UK Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award at the UK IT Industry Awards 2015. Our entry focused on how we had transformed a range of companies through digital, growing our own business hugely within a 12 month period with new staff, clients and successes.


Emma was named Red Woman Of the Year 2015 (Start-up) for helping those who may not have access to employment gain marketable skills. Judge Jude Kelly, artistic director, Southbank Centre, said: ‘Emma has shown over and over that talent just needs fertile soil and respectful support to flourish.’


Freeformers won Biggest Social Impact at the O2 Smarta 100 Awards 2014. It is an annual celebration of the UK’s most resourceful, inspiring and disruptive small businesses. The Judges said we had: ‘given the digital industry a much needed breath of fresh air and put people at the heart of transformation.’


Freeformers won the Gold award for Company of the Year – Business Services in Europe along with the Silver award for Startup of the Year 2013 in The Stevies, the International Business Awards. We were proud to be the highest ranked startup outside of America.

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Freeformers was named finalist in the category SME Digital Leader of the Year in the Digital Leaders 100 Awards. We were nominated for this award by Nyasha Duri, an active member of our one_for1 alumni.


Freeformers has been named finalist in the V3 Technology Awards 2016 in the category Digital Service Company of the year. Once again, we were nominated for this award by a prestigious member of our one_for1 alumni. Winners are announced on 23rd June.

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19/08/2016 – Business Matters – Announcement: Camelot and Freeformers try to disrupt the National Lottery


22/12/2015 – Chartered Management Institute blog by Gi Fernando about the UK’s creativity gap


05/12/2015 – Financial Times mentions our work with young people and its 50/50 gender balance


04/12/02015 – SME talks about the skills that can be learnt in our range of workshops


02/12/2015 – mentions the role we play in unlocking talent for the future of work


01/12/2015 – Marie Claire names Emma Cerrone as a Woman in Tech to watch in 2016


06/11/2015 – Telegraph lists Freeformers as a British company set to become technology giant


04/11/2015 – Business Insider talks about Freeformers involvement in the Scale-Up Club


27/10/2015 – Telegraph highlights Gi Fernando of Freeformers as one signature on a letter to the PM


13/10/2015 – BT reports Emma Cerrone winning the Startup award at Red Women of the Year


12/10/2015 – Evening Standard cites Freeformers’ Emma Cerrone as winner at Red Women of the Year


11/10/2015 – Bloomberg’s Adam Freeman talks to Director magazine about working with Freeformers


10/09/2015 – Wired refers to the work of Freeformers as part of the BBC’s Mixital launch


09/09/2015 – The Independent says what makes Freeformers different is our work with young people


28/07/2015 – Computer Weekly Online mention Freeformers as a UK company that supports iRights


14/07/2015 – SME Insider focuses on the partnership between Freeformers and Vodafone


14/07/2015 – Elite Business Magazine talks of Freeformers working with Vodafone on digital skills


14/07/2015 – IT Pro concentrates on Vodafone and Freeformers work on digital skills for young people


11/07/2015 – The Guardian uses our one_for 1 model as an example of what others could be doing


08/07/2015 – Training Journal mentions that Emma Cerrone of Freeformers headlines at Learnfest


30/06/2015 – Information Age posts tips for digital transformation sourced from Emma Cerrone


22/06/2015 – The Guardian highlights our one_for1 scheme for coding and digital skills


05/05/2015 – The Times reports on the National Business awards recognising startups like Freeformers


12/11/2014 – Telegraph on Emma Cerrone winning The Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year

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