We’re on the DL100 list - and so are our Fresh CAMHS friends


We’re really excited to be a DL100 2016 SME Digital Leader of the Year. And we’re even more excited that our Fresh CAMHS friends have been recognised as a DL100 2016 Digital Public Service Innovation of the Year.

We’ve secured our places on the DL100 2016 list - and now we need your help to win our categories.

A panel of ten independent judges have chosen the most exciting and innovative projects and organisations to join the DL100 2016 list. Over 500 projects, initiatives, organisations and individuals were nominated.

DL100 2016 is now open to public votes - you get to have your say in how the final list will look. Public votes will help put all members into order by category and from 1 - 100.

The organisations and projects that top the category lists will receive a special DL100 Award in June.

DL100 has previously included Baroness Martha Lane Fox, Co-founder of Europe’s largest travel and leisure website lastminute.com, and Board Member of Channel 4, mydeco.com and Marks and Spencer. Other previous winners include Lloyds Banking Group and Code Club.

Studio Mashbo - Digital Leaders

We’ve made the list because this has been an incredible year for Studio Mashbo. We’ve increased turnover by 58% to £300K, secured 26 new clients, won awards and doubled the size of our team - creating five new jobs.

We’ve also grown our Creative Kitchen network. We are now delivering events in Liverpool and Manchester, and will bring the Creative Kitchen love to Leeds and London this year. We’ve seen 1,800+ tickets downloaded over 18 Creative Kitchen events. The lovely people who make up our network - that’s you - have donated over 2,500 items (including sleeping bags, toiletries and tinned food) for homeless charity The Whitechapel Centre.

Steve Todd, Co-Founder and Technical Director at Mashbo, said:

“Making the DL100 list is the cherry on the cake for us. We’ve had an amazing year - and to be recognised as a digital leader in this way is fantastic. I'm proud of our team - this recognition is for them.

We work really hard to grow our business - and to grow our creative digital community through Creative Kitchen. One of our big aims is to put Liverpool on the map for its amazing creative digital talent - we hope that people will help us do this by voting for us. At Mashbo we are aware of the human side of digital, and mental health is something we are passionate about. We are very proud of the fact that the Fresh project continues to receive awareness and support for the work that the Fresh team and Dr Simon Lewis are doing in order to break down the stigma of mental health with young people.”

Fresh CAMHS - Digital Innovators

Led by young people, Fresh CAMHS is on a mission to increase understanding and tackle stigma around mental health. The campaign has been developed in partnership by Studio Mashbo, Kaleidoscope, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and The Fresh Group - young people who use the hospital’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Fresh CAMHS has over 1,200 Twitter followers and its interactive website is accessed over 40 times a day, helping young people reach valuable mental health and wellbeing resources. The website also captures anonymised information about how users are feeling - which gives us the potential to develop further applications.

Dr Simon Lewis, Principal Clinical Psychologist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital told us:

“Studio Mashbo’s innovative and honest approach to working with young people with mental health difficulties to develop the FRESH CAMHS website has been ground-breaking: enabling Alder Hey CAMHS to join the digital world for the first time ever. Young service users (13-18) were put firmly in the driving seat to develop a useful, interactive, informative and young person friendly online interface with Alder Hey’s Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services.

The result has meant that any young person can access information about mental health and available service as well as receiving anti-stigma messages. Perhaps most exciting are the clinically-informed gamification and interactivity elements incorporated into the website. Who knew looking after your own mental health could be fun!

This joint venture, and Mashbo’s ongoing relationship with us, has changed the way Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust views service user participation as well as having contributed to helping young minds find a better place! For me personally, it has opened a world of opportunity and creative thinking about how mental health services can venture into the digital world.”

Over to You

There were over 79,000 votes for DL100 last year. Competition is tough and we really need your support.

How can you help?

1. Vote for us

  • Go to digileaders100.com/vote/
  • Scroll down to the SME Digital Leader of the Year category
  • Tick the Studio Mashbo vote box
  • Click the Submit Your Vote button

2. Vote for Fresh CAMHS

  • Go to digileaders100.com/vote/
  • Scroll down to the Digital Public Service Innovation of the Year category
  • Tick the Fresh CAMHS vote box
  • Click the Submit Your Vote button

3. Share this post with your friends and networks

Voting closes on Friday 27th May so please help us get as many votes as possible before then! Thank you SO MUCH for your support. Keep an eye on the Studio Mashbo Twitter account (@studiomashbo) for regular updates!