Susan Hallam, Managing Director of Nottingham based Hallam Internet, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The title is in recognition of Susan’s contribution to innovation and entrepreneurship. Susan is a leading figure in the digital industry, and represents Nottingham and the UK at international digital conferences.
In addition to founding one of Nottingham’s leading digital agencies, Hallam Internet, Susan is also a Freeman of the City of London, and a trustee of Nottingham Castle.
Prior to setting up Hallam Internet in 1999, Susan held senior internet marketing roles at British Telecom and Capital One. She is the founder and Managing Director of Hallam Internet, an award winning digital marketing agency with offices in Nottingham and London, serving a wide variety of clients worldwide including Raleigh and the United Nations.
It has been an exceptional year for Susan and her company, and in March, Hallam Internet merged with BigSpring, a leading web design and development agency to expand their digital offering. The deal results in an agency with annual revenues approaching £3m.
The newly formed company now employs almost 50 people and continues to operate under the Hallam brand. This also involved a restructuring of the business, which now has a board of directors to help facilitate the company’s planned expansion programme.
The combined agency retained the Hallam brand and Hallam founder and Managing Director Susan Hallam continues to lead the business.
It’s also been a great year for awards nominations and wins, including being shortlisted for the prestigious Google Premier Partner Awards, which recognise the achievements of the very best digital marketing agencies and providers across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (EMEA). Hallam also won Business of the Year in the Nottingham Post Business Awards, and was shortlisted for the Digital Strategy of the Year in The Drum Marketing Awards 2017 – one of the industry’s most sought after accolades, as well as a wide range of wins in more industry awards.