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Once more Rosie Freshwater and Ben Potter strut down the red carpet as they pick up yet another award, this time for best employer in Sussex!

Wednesday night saw the Leapfrogg team win yet another prize for the best employer, this time at the Sussex Business Awards 2008. The award-winning digital marketing agency was nominated for three awards. The team was over the moon to be recognized for achievements in the best customer service category as well as seeing the company’s founder and Managing Director, Rosie Freshwater, up for the Entrepreneur of the Year.

It was a very special awards ceremony this year, particularly as the Sussex Business Awards were celebrating their 20th anniversary. To celebrate the guests enjoyed a Champaign reception with entertainment by the adventurous Gandini juggling group as well as a surprise pass the parcel game with exciting gifts including two return business class flights to Dubai with Emirates. The four-course dinner preceded the Oscar-style awards ceremony which was hosted by ITV Meridian’s weather girl, Gemma Humphries.

Malcolm Diamond, chairman of the judges, said: “Demonstrating immense passion and innovation in a diverse range of industries, our winners are the future ambassadors of local business. They are making an impact locally, nationally and internationally in areas including customer service, employee welfare, technology and marketing.”

In the five years since Leapfrogg was founded, the team have delivered exceptional search-led, digital marketing solutions for established brands such as Neilson, Visit Brighton, Feather and Black and WhizzGo. Their continual dedication to their staff and to providing exceptional customer service has led to 1500% growth in business over five years, as well as achieving an excellent client retention rate.

At the heart of the company’s strategy is the staff. The Directors have taken employee happiness very seriously and as such have implemented some brilliant incentives to keep the team happy, bonded and passionate about their jobs. Not only do Leapfrogg provide their team with financial incentives, the team also enjoy free ice-cream and beer days; two “duvet-days” a year, where Leapfrogg team members can call up after a night out and stay at home without needing to take sick leave; flexi-time; full health care; working from home opportunities; company days out; a £1000 “Leapfrogg got talent” bursary to dip into; Christmas parties; and ad-hoc challenges such as volley-ball with other companies! The team agrees: “Little perks make working here fun and the bigger ones make us all feel excited about the company we are working with and valued. Then, on top of all the perks, we have a great office, a supportive team, respect, responsibility and an ethical outlook. We really are privileged to be working here, no wonder no one wants to leave!”

The team themselves are so happy to be working for such a successful company that Leapfrogg enjoy a 100% staff retention rate; with a team close to 20 this is pretty impressive!

Ben Potter; Sales and Marketing Director at Leapfrogg was absolutely delighted, explaining: “Having already picked up the ‘Best Place to Work’ award at the recent BAHBA’s, making it a double by picking up the same prize at the Sussex Business Awards is an absolute honour. It is truly a testament to our superb team who every day demonstrate passion, commitment, and motivation to deliver. I would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank them for all of their hard work.”

The team is excited about the future too, with ambitious expansion plans for 2009, as well as a new website just around the corner. Leapfrogg have also enjoyed sponsoring an award at the Digital Media Awards – South which is took place last Thursday.

Leapfrogg are more passionate and motivated than ever to help SMEs increase the visibility of their business online, build their brands and ultimately maximise the return on investment for their digital marketing efforts.

ABOUT LEAPFROGG Based in Brighton, Leapfrogg is one of the leading search-led Digital Marketing agencies in the UK helping SMEs to acquire, convert and retain customer’s online thereby delivering positive returns to their organisations. For more information please call our team on 01273 322830, alternately you can email us: or visit our website:

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