AnyJunk scoops 2019 MISSION Good Web Guide Website of the Year Award
This year’s MISSION Good Web Guide Awards, held at The Royal Institution in London, came to a glittering close on Wednesday 20th November, with the cream of the country’s online talent in attendance to celebrate the winners.
Hosted by legendary Sky Sports Rugby presenter, Alex Payne, and sponsored by MISSION for the fifth year running, the annual event honours the best and most innovative websites, apps and blogs of the year. This year the most prestigious award of the evening, Website of the Year, was taken home by AnyJunk, a business which has reinvented bulky waste collection with technology and has grown to become the UK’s largest operator, undertaking around 2,000 clearances per week.
Alex Payne, commenting on the win said “Tech has an increasingly important role to play in pulling together a number of challenges and finding a single solution. AnyJunk is doing exactly that - combining waste collection, supporting local business and environmental impact through one app. When you hit a solution that ticks multiple boxes, it is no wonder they have scaled to 2,000 clearances a week. Huge congratulations to AnyJunk, who’ve taken a rubbish idea and turned it into a game changer.”
All shortlisted entries were put to an esteemed judging panel of digital experts, who took into consideration quality of design, usability, content and product or service. Amongst them were three representatives from MISSION, Matt Isherwood - Managing Director of MISSION innovation and technology initiative Fuse, Patrick Furse - Digital Director of MISSION Agency Bray Leino and Ashika Chauhan - Digital Creative Director of MISSION Agency krow (central). They were joined by Conde Nast’s Education Editor, Tori Cadogan, Hello! Magazine’s Rosie Nixon, blogger, Not Such A Model Mum, Ginnie Chadwyck-Healey and influencer, Sarah Tasker. All agreed that the competition was fiercer than any preceding year.
Other notable wins included Kate Watson-Smyth's award-winning interior design blog, Mad About The House, which took home the first ever Blog of the Year, and Bob Books who became the second-ever winners of the App of the Year category.
Matt Isherwood, representing headline sponsor MISSION, said: “We were hugely impressed by the quality of the entries this year, and all the winners should be extremely proud of their achievements in the face of such tough competition. These awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the enormous range of talent in the digital world and all the innovative businesses and individuals who have contributed to making it such an exciting industry to work in.”