Support Team of the Year Nomination

26 January 2009

It was announced in The Scotsman today that the team behind  Inksters' new websites have been nominated for the Support Team of the Year Award at The 2009 Legal Awards.

The team comprises Innovation Digital (website design, development and search engine optimisation), Mark Sinclair of PhatSheep Photography (main images), Rob McDougall (people photography), Kanbee (videos) and design-ed (off-line marketing).

Brian Inkster said “I am extremely pleased that the very talented team we assembled have been recognised in this way.  All of them put in a tremendous effort to deliver and market an outstanding legal website and two outstanding property websites.  Inksters have received very positive feedback on the websites and we have seen an increase in new business following their launch.”

The final shortlist was announced at the end of a day of discussions led by the Chairwoman of the judging panel, Margo MacDonald MSP.  She was joined by ten experts from the legal, business, and political world.

Margo MacDonald said: "The debate was lively, considered and thorough. We have great confidence in our legal teams as the country faces extraordinary times."

Robert Pirrie, the Chief Executive of the WS Society, added: "This year is a truly exceptional one for the legal market and for the whole world economy.

"The award nominations this year are testament to the resilience and vitality of Scottish law firms. I was impressed by the upfront, honest and positive way many firms are addressing the challenges. Many of the award contenders demonstrated these essential business qualities."

Joy Glass, a partner of lead sponsor Scott & Co, said: "Across all the categories the entries to this year's awards showed a real depth of professionalism and the capacity of firms and individuals to solve clients' problems.

"If anything, the more challenging environment we all currently face means that Scottish legal firms are digging deeper to find even more thoughtful and imaginative solutions. There are certainly clear signs that solicitors are responding positively and proactively to the downturn."

Inksters' web development  team are up against three other support teams for the award.  The winner will be announced at a ceremony in The Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 27 March 2009.

The three websites are:-