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Kinloss-based 3rd Pixel and Moray Digital win a clutch of awards


By Garry McCartney

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Shaun Moat has now won an array of accolades for his media businesses. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Shaun Moat has now won an array of accolades for his media businesses. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

A LOCAL businessman has won three more awards to add to his collection.

Shaun Moat’s Kinloss-based firms 3rd Pixel and Moray Digital have scooped SME UK Enterprise Awards in the north of Scotland section for best web design agency and best social media management respectively, as well as Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Silver Award for 3rd Pixel.

He said: “I’m unaware of who nominated me for the enterprise awards but the covenant award is for my ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces community.

“Accolades for both companies in the SME Awards proves our customer service and quality are of the highest level.

“It’s also more recognition for my team mates, my partner and fellow director, Kay Perry, and our amazing and talented employee, Chase Nelson.”

He added: “We work hard to keep our clients happy and continue to grow through word of mouth. These awards will cement our reputation.”

Shaun (left) with Major-General William Stewart Codrington Wright CBE at the Armed Forces Covenant award ceremony, Scone Palace, Perth.
Shaun (left) with Major-General William Stewart Codrington Wright CBE at the Armed Forces Covenant award ceremony, Scone Palace, Perth.

Moray Digital was awarded Silver Armed Forces Covenant Employer recognition in 2020.

Mr Moat is an armed services veteran who served at Kinloss and Brize Norton, later seeing active service in Kuwait and Iraq.

He said: “Our Silver ERS awards mean a lot to me.

“I’m committed to supporting our armed forces community by being a advocate to the amazing talent ex-Forces can give to a business and how businesses should support our reservists.

“Larger organisations that received the award in 2022 included Bristow Group, Fife College, NHS Highland, NHS Fife and Falkirk FC.”

Both 3rd Pixel and Moray Digital have a wide range of clients for their services.

Mr Moat said: “We continue to see both grow with new customers looking for social media or website design.

“We’ve seen customers from across the UK come to us for help with their businesses. We offer lower costs than many city agencies as well as a fixed free service, meaning we are converting around 80 per cent of quotes into clients.”

Mr Moat recently lost out on a chance to be a Moray Councillor for the Forres ward but is determined to carry on contributing to his community.

He said: “I continue as chairman of Forres Skate Park Initiative – we are moving forward and hope to have a skate park in Forres before the next Olympics!

“I have been co-opted onto Findhorn and Kinloss Community Council and want to continue to listen and be a voice as I did when I served on Forres Community Council.”



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