Last night Martin Darbyshire, Co-Founder and CEO of tangerine, was recognised for tangerine’s international export success, winning the Creative Industries Council (CIC) International Award at the prestigious h.Club 100 awards for the Creative Industries.
Under Darbyshire’s leadership, tangerine has realised business success in Asia, the Americas, Australasia and throughout Europe, and has created award-winning solutions for international brands such as LG, Samsung, Sky, Nikon, Toyota, Huawei and Cathay Pacific.
Darbyshire also promotes the UK design sector via his work as a conference speaker, on awards juries and on industry bodies.
Nominated by the Creative Industries Council, Martin was one of 10 creative industries finalists who were shortlisted for the CIC Award 2016, which celebrates individuals from creative organisations or programmes who have achieved international business success, supporting the rapid growth in the UK’s exports of creative services.
Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Worldwide and Director, Global, and one of the International Award judges, said: “Congratulations to Martin on winning the International Award. The judges agreed that his leadership, passion for innovation and creative input at tangerine have not only led to great commercial success for the company but helped open up and build international markets wanting to work with the UK, to the benefit of the wider creative sector and UK exports.”
Martin Darbyshire said: “I’m very proud that tangerine is a major exporter of design and innovation to the world, with 80% of business coming from outside of Europe. Over the last three decades we’ve been privileged enough to have worked with many leading global brands, across a diverse range of projects and industries.”
Find out more about Martin Darbyshire and the work of the International Award nominees.
Melinda Darbyshire, tangerine Director (Left) with CIC International Award winner Martin Darbyshire, tangerine Co-Founder and CEO (right)