#digibiz Award Win

The digital industry is booming in Scotland, with our small country becoming a world-leader in pushing technological boundaries. Since 2008, the Herald has been recognising and celebrating the most innovative, creative and commercially successful digital work in Scotland with the annual Scottish Digital Business Awards. Every year Scotland’s finest digital talent, companies and campaigns are honoured at a prestigious ceremony in Glasgow, where this year, for the first time, we were honoured to be finalists in the ‘business to business’ category!

The ‘business to business’ award is given to the organisation that can “best demonstrate the effective implementation of digital platforms and tools in a business capacity”, with judges looking for evidence of “how the technique was adopted and has delivered consistent results in unpredictable market conditions”.  At freetobook we constantly strive to deliver cutting edge technology to help independent accommodation providers thrive in their business – and we think we’ve been pretty successful so far! But we were up against some tough competition from Digital Parade, The Digital Age and xDesign, so we arrived at the awards night quietly confident and optimistic, but also thrilled just to be finalists in such hotly contested category.

The freetobook team got our glad rags on (not a common occurrence!) and joined more than 250 other guests from the Scottish digital sector at the Radisson Blu hotel for a champagne reception, dinner and (finally!) awards. The drinks were great, the food delicious, and then it was time for the results! Our category was first up, and to say we had butterflies is an understatement!

And the winner is….drumroll….freetobook!!

 

We were absolutely delighted, and the freetobook team were loudly celebrating as our co-founders Iain and Craig went up to accept the award. The rest of the night was a bit of blur for some of the team (not everyone, Iain had to fly to Isle of Wight in the morning for a Workshop!), but there were some excellent speeches (Michael Docherty from Skyscanner was particularly good), and it was really inspiring to hear about so many different kinds of companies thriving in the Scottish digital sector; we were honoured to be a part of the event amongst such talented company, and thrilled to win our category!

 

 

We’re a family company, and the values and business style that come from that are key to our business and success. But so is the technology that we bring to the table. At freetobook we’re constantly innovating and updating our system, connecting to new channels and delivering new services – this is our passion, and we’re thrilled that the digital business technology we provide to our freetobookers has been recognised at the Scottish Digital Business Awards.

Huge thank you to all our freetobookers for your support, well-wishes and congratulations – it honestly means the world to us!

How are we doing? You tell us

As an independent family business ourselves, we understand the value of our relationships with our customers. As such, we like to check in with you every so often to find out your thoughts – how are we doing, what we can improve on, what do you like? Well, the summer 2018 results are in and we’re THRILLED! We asked you to “rate how well freetobook works for your business and let us know the one thing we could do to improve your business” – and you delivered in your thousands! Let’s check out the numbers –

Freetobookers who answered the poll:

 

Rated freetobook ‘Very Good or Good’ for their business’:

Number of people who needed (and recieved) individual direct response:

 

We were overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback you had for us. The three most used words in your feedback were:

 

Easy

Excellent

Helpful

 

These are things we pride ourselves on at freetobook – providing you with a system that is easy to use, with excellent technology producing excellent results, and our wonderful customer service team to give you a friendly helping hand whenever you need. We were thrilled to see these values reflected so strongly in your feedback!

 

 

At freetobook your opinion always counts; with us, your voice will always be heard. Your feedback is invaluable to us and is a vital tool as we continuously innovate, update and improve our services.

 

from everyone at freetobook,