RAR+ Top 100 Agency
It was announced on 9 December 2011 that GSDÂ® had been nominated in the Recommended Agency Registerâ€™s Top 100 agencies list. The RAR Top 100 looks at how profitable agencies are, how well they are growing, and how efficient
they are in terms of turnover per head of staff. RAR
High Sheriffâ€™s Award for Enterprise 2012
GSDÂ® won The Mornflake Oats Innovation of the Year Award for the second time in three years, for their product ReggieÂ®. The winners were announced at a special ceremony and dinner held in the Molloy Hall at the University of Chester on Thursday, March 21 2013.
CrĂ¨me de la CrĂ¨me
It was announced on 18 January 2011 that GSDÂ® have been awarded a CrĂ¨me de la CrĂ¨me Business Award for Outstanding Business Achievement
Global Business Excellence Award for Outstanding Educational Service 2013
Commenting on Graham Shapiro Design Ltd, the winner in the Outstanding Educational Service category, the chairman of the judges said: â€śGone are the days when children would sit quietly in class while the teacher reads out the register and ticks each name off. Now thanks to ReggieÂ®, the registration ritual is electronic, flexible and can take place anytime, anywhere. It is a great tool for outdoor activities and especially useful for fire evacuations when it is important to keep track of everyone. ReggieÂ® deserves top marks for being a really useful practical tool and has a great future.”
UK Action Coach Awards 2011
Innovation of the year awarded to GSDÂ® in May 2011. The award was for outstanding innovation within a business and the ability to think differently to achieve results in terms of time, team and money.
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) have awarded Graham Shapiro a patent for his interloopmailerÂ® invention – Patent Number: 2444916.
High Sheriffâ€™s Award for Enterprise 2010
Leading businesses from across Cheshire celebrated after winning prizes at the prestigious High Sheriffâ€™s Awards for Enterprise. The winners were announced at a special ceremony and dinner held in the Molloy Hall at the University of Chester on Wednesday, March 23 2011. GSDÂ® won The Mornflake Oats Award for Innovation category, for their product the interloopmailerÂ®. http://www.chester.ac.uk/node/8267
Winner – Sentinel Business Awards – ‘Young Businessman of the Year 2007′
In March 2008 The Sentinel in partnership with the British Awards Association honoured Graham Shapiro with the Young Businessman of the Year Award.
Global Business Excellence Award for Outstanding New Product 2012
It was announced in December 2011, that the GSDÂ® interloopmailerÂ® invention had won a Global Business Excellence Award for Outstanding New Product. Commenting on the award for Outstanding New Product to Graham Shapiro Design for the interloopmailerÂ®, judge Charles Clarke said: â€śGraham Shapiro has made the world look at marketing material in a new light and in doing so he has helped businesses innovate and engage with their audiences. The interloopmailerÂ® is an outstanding new product and a worthy winner.â€ť Past winners of this coveted Award include cutting edge small and medium size businesses like Petmeds.co.uk and trueCall, large companies such as EDF Energy and Lloyds Banking Group, public sector organisations like NHS County Durham, Essex County Council and Brunel University along with charities such as Swanswell.
Silver Heist Award for Best FE Prospectus 2009
Silver Heist Award 2009 for best FE Prospectus.
Silver Heist Award for Best Website 2008
Silver Heist Award for Best Website 2008.
Shortlisted – ‘James McNaughton Design Review Awards 2004′
Graham Shapiro Design Ltd were shortlisted in March 2004 for The McNaughton Review Awards 2004.
Runner Up – ‘Cheshire Business of the Year 2004′
In February 2004 Graham Shapiro Design Ltd were announced runners-up for the Royal Mail Best Business in Cheshire Award.
GSD successfully achieved the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System, in March 2010. This is an internationally recognised standard that details ways in which we seek to reduce our impact on the environment. Activities cover all areas of our business, which are contributed to you, our supplier/employee/client/customer.
Investor in People since 2002
In November 2002 Graham Shapiro Design Ltd achieved the Investor in People standard. This award recognises the quality of commitment to effectively plan implement and evaluate the development of all its staff in support of strategic objectives.
ISO 9001 since 2001
The International Standards Organisation confirmed in June 2001 that GSD’s systems and procedures meet their rigorous quality standards.
Gold FE First Award for Best Annual Report 2009
Graham Shapiro Design Ltd designed an Annual Report for Stafford College which received a Gold FE First Award.
Encore Magazine Design Award 2010
A brochure designed for The Crewe Lyceum Theatre was awarded Showguide of the Year at the Encore Magazine Annual Awards in May 2010.
CSD Design Award 1999
Managing Director of GSD Graham Shapiro was awarded Fellowship of The Chartered Society of Designers in November 2001.
FEFC Design Award ‘College Charter of the Year 1994′
GSD were presented with a prestigious award by the Government’s Cabinet Office for the design and production of the South Cheshire College Charter.
In December 2009 Managing Director Graham Shapiro was acknowledged as one of the top 350 entrepreneurs in the Northwest and was invited to the RAW2010 event at the Lowry Arts Centre at Salford Quays.
Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry – ‘Business of the Year 2002′
The South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced on Friday 11 October that Graham Shapiro Design Ltd were the winners of ‘Best Business Of The Year 2002′.
Institute of Directors (MIOD) Awards 2012
Managing Director of GSD, Graham Shapiro, was shortlisted for the North West Institute of Directors (MIOD) Awards in July 2012.