Inc Direct was crowned PrintWeek Company of the Year at last night's PrintWeek Awards at London's Grosvenor House.
The event, hosted by quick-witted comedian Dara O Briain, celebrated the Power of Print across its many guises and applications.
The Grosvenor House Great Room looked stunning as high-tech graphics kicked off a pulsating evening.
PrintWeek editor and publisher Darryl Danielli set the upbeat tone when he opened proceedings with a welcome speech highlighting the renewed sense of optimism in the industry.
He said: "I believe that when we look back on 2013, it will become apparent that it was a truly transformative year for print, when our focus finally switched from survival to growth and opportunity."
With 23 hotly-contested categories awarded on the night, it was Enfield-based Inc Direct that triumphed as PrintWeek’s Company of the Year. The £5.9m firm won praise for its strong financial performance, fuelled by its expertise in multi-channel personalised communication services that have delivered impressive growth for Inc Direct and successful campaigns for its clients.
Chief executive Noel Warner said: "We're on top of the world, it's fantastic. There were some big names up there and it's a tough category. When our name was announced it was the proudest moment of my career."
Warner added: "I believe passionately in the business and the people who work at Inc Direct, we're doing great stuff working with fabulous customers. To get this PrintWeek Award is a validation of our strategy -everything we're doing is about value-added, not a commodity. This is like winning an Oscar."
Multi-Award winners included Pureprint Group, which carried off three trophies; while The Westdale Press, Screaming Colour and Real Digital International each took home a brace of Awards.
Attendees also gave generously to the prize draw in aid of The Printing Charity, with more than £5,600 raised on the night.
After the Awards presentation, guests captured the fun spirit of the evening in the on-site photobooth Mini, and then took to the dance floor as live band Funky Buddha played the night out.
"The range of work submitted for this year’s Awards demonstrated a true understanding of the power of print," Danielli added. "Well done to everyone who was shortlisted across some incredibly tough categories. And huge congratulations to all our winners."
Full list of winners of the PrintWeek Awards 2013 (click on the links)