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2023 Winners

Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted, and double congratulations to all of you that won! 

Winning a Creative Bath Award is not easy, you should be incredibly proud of what you have achieved, showing the amazing creative and tech talent we have in the Bath area.

Bath Carnival team collecting their Ace award

Ace Award

The ACE Award is given to the most outstanding category Winner on the night as chosen by our Judges.

Winner 2023:  Bath Carnival

“Life, colour, joy, and fun on the streets of Bath. Focusing on more deprived areas; inspiring businesses, charities, schools and to collaborate; and attracting 32k spectators. This is creativity on a public scale, grandly done."

@bathcarnival |

Previous Winners

2022: Art at the Heart of the RUH

2021: Matt Finch

2020: The egg

2019: Penny Hay

Rocketmakers team collecting their award for best agency


If your agency is getting great results for your clients, we want to hear from you.

Winner 2023:  Rocketmakers

”Substantial growth for Rocketmakers: its portfolio has never been more innovative, produced by an increasingly strong team. Highlights include platforms for Biscuit and WAVESIX.”

@rocketmakers |

Previous Winners

2022: Clearly

2021: Storm Consultancy

2020: Bind Media

2019: Edit

Bath Carnival team collecting their award for Arts

Creative Arts

From crafts, exhibitions, music, paintings, dance and galleries, tell us what makes your works of art stand out from the rest.

Winner 2024:  Bath Carnival

“Record-breaking year with over 1,200 performers showcasing at its largest-ever procession, and thousands of workshop beneficiaries accessing free music and art.”

@bathcarnival |

Previous Winners

2022: Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein

2021: Emma Rose Artworks

2020: Drawing Projects

2019: River is the Venue

Bath Spa University team collecting their award for Creativity For Good

Creativity for Good

Does your creative project make Bath a better place? Are you using technology to improve people’s lives, or perhaps your creative talents benefit charities and social enterprise? Tell us all about how your company uses creativity for good.

Winner 2024:  Bath Spa University

“Impressive repertoire of thoughtful activities, powered by creativity. Recognised in Social Enterprise Awards as an outstanding practice. Highly effective in connecting deeply with variety of Bath organisations.”

@bathspauni |

Previous Winners

2022: Art at the Heart of the RUH

2021: Matt Finch

2020: 44AD and Bath Carnival

2019: Designability

Tom Shenton collecting his award for best designer


Designers, we want you! Any form of stunning design – graphics, product, interiors, digital, physical: anything that is engaging, distinctive and potentially award-winning…

Winner 2024:  Tom Shenton, Storm Consultancy

“Tom’s distinctive and effective design work from branding to UX work for clients such as Yuup, CiteAb, Getting Married and Co-Forest has demonstrably led to success. Excellent year!”

Tom Shenton |

Previous Winners

2022: Lucy Jane Photography & Design

2021: Frahm

2020: Wild + Wolf

2019: NatAlt Design

Film & Photography

Produced photography or videography that will blow our Judges away? Whether yours or for a client, make sure you show and tell us all.

Winner 2024:  Radio Bath (Film, TV & Media) & Pete Helme Photography (Photography)

Film, TV & Media: “This volunteer channel is giving Bathonians a voice with now over 100 hours of original content every week, 1,000 interviews annually and 38 presenters.”

@radiobathdab |

Photography: “Expanded to create two thriving business streams with videography and photo editing masterclasses, increasing client rates by 20%. Pete’s M.mode Creative project is a vital gem in the sector.”

@pete.helme |

Previous Winners

Film, TV & Media - 2023: Radio Bath

Photography - 2023: Pete Helme Photography

Film, TV & Media - 2022: Complete Control

Photography - 2022: Pete Helme Photography

Film, TV & Media - 2021: Friction Collective

Photography - 2021: Pete Helme Photographer

Founder James Binns, Tim Edwards


Have you founded a company or project? Are you an entrepreneur creating amazing things? Young or old, established or still experimenting, tell us about your talents and you could win a Creative Bath Award.

Winner 2024:  James Binns & Tim Edwards, Network n Media

“Dynamic games media duo has powered stellar growth organically. Team now 150+; annual sales increase of 76.5% in last three years; and increasing success in US.”

@network_n |

Previous Winners

2022: Grace Farrimond, Young Blooms

2021: Cassia

2020: David Kelly, Storm Consultancy

2019: Nathan Baranowski, OJO Solutions

Kate Pullinger, The Studio in Bath

Inspirational Person

Has someone inspired you to be great? Or helped you on your creative career path? Whether teacher, mentor, trainer or peer, they deserve your recognition. Nominate them today!

This award is inspired by the late Sue East, much-loved headteacher of St Andrew’s Church School and a creative and transformational head teacher, courageously committed to the laws of possibility, inclusivity and the ceaseless joy of lifelong learning.

Winner 2024:  Kate Pullinger, The Studio in Bath

“Kate is a pioneer in the creative sector with ambitious drive and clear aspiration for countless students. Also an accomplished novelist, editor and strategic lead.”

Kate Pullinger |

Previous Winners

2022: Jason Thornton, Bath Philharmonia

2021: Harriet Beveridge

2020: Richard Godfrey, Rocketmakers

2019: Penny Hay, 5x5x5=creativity

Bath Christmas Market team collecting their award for best marketing campaign

Marketing Campaign

We want to hear about unique, effective and creative campaigns that have delivered results. Could yours be a winner?

Winner 2024:  Bath Christmas Market

“It pivoted its marketing cleverly to focus on Bath’s festive past. Achieved its largest first-time visitor total and a digital reach of 100 million.”

@bathxmasmarket |

Previous Winners

2022: The Little Theatre Cinema

2021: Clearly PR

2020: Shift Active Media

2019: Ready

Performance Natural Theatre collecting their award for performance: dance, music and theatre

Performing Arts & Music

Have you created or taken part in a special live performance? Music, acting, dance or other, let us know!

Winner 2024:  The Natural Theatre Company

“Bouncebackability with a vengeance! This was its most successful year, with 447 performances at 53 events including Glastonbury and Ascot Races plus significant outreach work.”

@naturaltheatre |

Previous Winners

2022: Lizzie Rose Dance Teaching

2021: Bath Aphasia Choir

2020: The egg

2019: Natural Theatre Company

Digital Wonderlab team collecting their award for best Innovation

Product design and creation

Calling all product designers and makers, this category is for you and it’s brand new, so show us what you’re made of…

Winner 2024:  Digital Wonderlab

“Innovative work includes revolutionary user interface for globally-recognised talent intelligence platform Stratigens, which enables searches of 690 million profiles bringing together over 1,000 data points.”

@digiwonderlab |

Really Decent Books team collecting their award for best Publisher & Writer

Publisher & Writer

Think you’re Bath’s best publisher? Tell us why! This category is for publishers and content producers of websites, books and magazines.

Winner 2024:  Really Decent Books

“Highly successful and nimble publisher of children’s books, struck huge partnerships with Wilko and Aldi and created 50 new titles in 2022. Decent indeed.”

@ReallyDecent |

Previous Winners

2022: Really Decent Books

2021: Really Decent Books

2020: Anna Vaught

2019: Ad Hoc Fiction

Emma Ingledew collecting her Young Creative award

Young Creative

Aged 30 and under and doing great creative work, either freelance or within a company? Let us know!

Winner 2024:  Emma Ingledew, Little Theatre Cinema

“Emma is an excellent addition to this much-loved cinema. She created exciting campaigns to promote Matilda: The Musical and The Railway Children Return.”

Emma Ingledew |

Previous Winners

2022: Ben Long, Rocketmakers

2021: Blackhound Productions

2020: Alice McNeil, Rocketmakers

2019: Odette Smaldon, Design by Odette