GSD® are delighted to announce following a successful tender process that we have been awarded the contract to design and develop the new website platform for Satellite Applications Catapult.

“Innovating for a Better World, Empowered by Satellites.”

The Satellite Applications Catapult is one of a network of UK technology and innovation companies which aim to drive economic growth through the commercialisation of research. The sector boasts productivity at 2.7 times the national average and is recognised as a vital element of UK economic growth. That growth ambition is to create a sector worth £40bn by 2030.

“It’s really incredible to see the opportunities that space and satellite technology can open up and its exciting to know that GSD® will be involved now and in the future in such a forward thinking sector”
CEO & Founder Graham Shapiro


Our CEO Graham Shapiro, was highly commended for Digital Entrepreneur of the Year and shortlisted for an International Trade Award at EN Magazine’s North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015.

Celebrating its 14th year as the North West’s premier business awards evening, recognising the outstanding contribution to business that this region has to offer.

It is one of the most revered and talked about events in the region with previous guest speakers such as Sir Alan Sugar and Michael Portillo and a judging panel consisting of highly successful entrepreneurs (including a dragon from TV’s Dragon’s Den) and previous winners such as Simon Nixon (, Jennie Johnson (Kids Allowed), Antony Preston (Pets at Home) and Tom Bloxham (Urban Splash).

Commenting on the award Graham Shapiro said: “It’s amazing to be highly commended for these awards. Massive thanks to EN Magazine, the judges, my collaboration partners, clients and brilliant digital team who continue to support me on exciting global projects.”

The event was held on the 21st October 2015 at The Mere in Knutsford.

The Stevie® Awards are the world’s premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honour and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organisations and working professionals worldwide.

More than 3,500 nominations from organisations in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Website of the Year, App of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.

Reggie® has won gold in the App of the Year category for Education and Reference.

Reggie® now proudly joins past Gold Stevie Award winners including: Apple, Sony Playstation, BT, Ford Motor Company and Samsung, among many others.

Stevie Award judges include many of the world’s most respected executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, and business educators. Each of our awards programs harnesses the insights and talents of more than 200 judges every year.

“We congratulate all of the Stevie winners in this year’s IBAs,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The quality of entries we receive improves every year. This year’s judges were rewarded with the opportunity to review more than 3,500 stories of business achievement and innovation from around the world. We look forward to celebrating the winners’ achievements in Paris on 10 October.”

Graham Shapiro Design is delighted to announce that they have been named one of the Top Independent Agencies in the UK as part of The Drum’s Independent Agency Census 2014.

The Drum’s Independent Agency Census measures independent agencies all across the UK on financial performance, client feedback, and peer recommendation. GSD® were No.1 in the independent agencies with 1-25 staff.

“Incredible to consider we’re the number 1 independent agency in the UK, 1-25 staff, based on feedback from clients,” said Graham Shapiro, CEO of GSD®. “Many thanks to my team at GSD®, our amazing clients, who without them we wouldn’t be doing what we do and everyone at The Drum and RAR. Congratulations also to everyone of our indie agency peers involved in the census. Graham Shapiro Design being named one of the top independent agencies in the UK is an amazing accolade, and it’s a credit to the whole team.”

@GSDinfo‬ CEO Graham Shapiro with Co founder of ‪@TheDrum‬ Diane Young, collecting the award!

Sport Session Planner has been unveiled as one of the finalists for the 2014 Sports Technology Awards, (Best Support Technology for Managers and Coaches) it was announced on 14 March.

The awards ceremony, held at the Brewery In London on 4th April, is the leading awards ceremony celebrating Sports Technology across the world. Commenting on the award, Graham Shapiro, CEO of GSD® and Director of Design at SSP said “Over the last 18 months huge amounts of development has gone into our product to make sure it’s what coaches need. It’s an honour to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award, our second for SSP in 6 months.”
Entries for the Sports Technology Awards have been received from all over the world including: Austria, Holland, Finland, Turkey, Italy, South Africa, USA & Australia. The shortlisted companies are an intriguing mix of technology companies, sporting bodies and clubs as well as large global brands. Just some of those involved include: Adidas, BT Sport, Continental, Opta, O2, Vodafone, BBC Match of the day, Turkish Airlines, Sky Sports, William Hill, Wilson, the R&A and IBM.

Judges include Sir Clive Woodward OBE, Ben kay MBE and Tessa Sanderson CBE.
The Awards have been launched to recognise the increasingly important role that technology plays in sport and the positive impact of advances from the perspective of officials and players as well as spectators. These Awards present the opportunity to celebrate excellence and acknowledge successful technological innovation across all aspects of the sports sector.

Great start to 2014! Well done team GSD® for 3 years hard work on Reggie®. Our Reggie® Education Mobile Application has been shortlisted in the 2014 UK Mobile & App Design Awards. Also a massive thanks to Contact Group, our collaborative partners who work on sales, support and MIS integration with our Reggie® Education product.

The GSD® mobile invention Reggie® has won the Outstanding Mobile Application in the 2013 MobileWebAwards.

The Web Marketing Association’s annual awards recognise the best in Internet marketing and development from across the world. Judged by a panel of industry experts, the awards are one of a select few celebrating state-of-the-art mobile design.

Open to entries from across the world, Reggie® now sits alongside winners such as Google, Orange, E! Online, Volkswagen and Gucci.

GSD® were delighted in September 2013 to have been nominated in the Drum Digital Top 100 agencies list.

Sponsored by GreenSquare, Digitalgurus & RAR, The Drum UK Digital 100 (Drum Digital Census13) reviews the vast range of digital talent the UK has to offer in 2013, providing an insightful guide for companies seeking a digital agency. Agencies are ranked financially and from client reviews for digital activity.
GSD® were ranked in the Top 100 for both categories.
62 for Financial and 16 for client reviews.

Graham Shapiro CEO of GSD® commented; “This award is one that clients use more and more to be able to identify experienced digital providers. We are delighted to have been nominated.”
Digital 100 (Drum Digital Census13) also ranked agencies by efficiency, defined by the relationship between fee income and staff numbers.

GSD® are creating visual communication for a mix of great new clients to kick off March 2013! Stockton Arts Centre, Parkwood Leisure and Middlesex University.

GSD® are pleased to be working on visual communication for Parkwood Leisure. As a partner agency we are looking forward to producing advertising, brand, graphics and digital projects for this £70 million turnover company.

Parkwood Leisure