Omobono wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade


Omobono, the creativity and technology agency for business brands has been honored with a coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The Awards are given on a recommendation by the Prime Minister and announced by HM The Queen on her birthday.

Omobono won the Award for outstanding continuous growth in international trade over six years.  It counts many of the world’s largest companies as its clients including Johnson & Johnson, JLL and Shell.  Overseas sales now account for over 60% of total turnover (twice the average for the creative services sector 1) and has grown year on year over six years by 326%, which is 10x the average of 34% sector growth rate. 

Ben Dansie, CEO, Chris Butterworth, Creative Director & Fran Brosan, Chairman
Ben Dansie, CEO, Chris Butterworth, Creative Director & Fran Brosan, Chairman


With offices in Cambridge and London Omobono set up its Chicago office in January 2015 and plans further international offices this year.

Ben Dansie, CEO, Omobono:

You might ask why some of the biggest corporate brands come to the UK to buy creative services.  The reality is most technology companies focus on just that, the technology.  Too often they underplay the human element – particularly the big enterprise software systems. That’s where Omobono excels.  Understanding why people connect with technology, how they use it and when it needs to get out of the way – as ultimately relationships drive business.  It’s fantastic to have this point of view validated by such a prestigious award.


Omobono, named after St Omobono, the Patron Saint of business, is the digital agency for business brands.  Omobono helps major corporates optimise their digital presence both internally and externally – with customers, employees and stakeholders.

Omobono enables clients to use communication tools to create better products, services, working environments and business practices. Omobono brings together a unique mix of business expertise, creativity and technical skills to deliver a wide range of digital communications for lead generation, sales, employee engagement, recruitment and campaign marketing. Omobono has offices in Cambridge, London and Chicago.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is an awards programme for British businesses and other organisations who excel at international trade, innovation or sustainable development. They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses.