TIGA shortlisted for Trade Body of the Year

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, has been shortlisted for ‘Trade Body of the Year’ in the prestigious Public Affairs News’ Awards.

TIGA is up against three other bodies in the Public Affairs News’ eighth annual awards. These Awards seek to recognise excellence across a growing and increasingly diverse public affairs sector. Shortlisted in the same category of‘Trade Body of the Year’ are the Airport Operators Association, Animation UK and the Energy Networks Association.

Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said:

“Being shortlisted for such a prestigious award is an absolute honour and we are delighted that the work of our team has been recognised.
“TIGA, the association for developers and digital publishers, is focused on supporting developers and digital publishers through the provision of professional business advice, networking opportunities, and effective representation. Above all, TIGA successfully convinced the Coalition Government to introduce Games Tax Relief in the 2012 Budget, a measure which reduces games production costs. TIGA expects that this policy measure will secure 4,660 jobs and £188 million in investment over five years. TIGA will continue to focus on serving our members’ interests ever more effectively.”

Jason Kingsley, TIGA Chairman and CEO and Creative Director at Rebellion, said:

“I’m delighted that TIGA has been shortlisted for the Award of ‘Trade Body of the Year’. TIGA successfully won cross-party support for Games Tax Relief and successfully encouraged the Coalition Government to back this measure. Games Tax Relief will make a significant difference to the UK games industry so it is excellent that TIGA’s achievement has been acknowledged.”

Ella Romanos, TIGA board member, CEO of Remode, and founder of Extended Play, the umbrella organisation which supports the South West games industry, said:

“TIGA does a great job in campaigning for the video games industry and in helping small companies to grow. I’m pleased that TIGA has been shortlisted as ‘Trade body of the Year’ and I hope that this achievement will drive TIGA to make further progress on a range of fronts.”

Notes to editors:

About TIGA:
TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. Since 2010, TIGA has won 12 business awards and has been nominated a finalist for 9 other awards. In 2010 TIGA won two business awards including‘Trade Association of the Year’ from the Trade Association Forum. In 2011, TIGA won eight business awards including ‘Trade Association of the Year’ from the Trade Association Forum, ‘Outstanding Organisation’ from the Chartered Management Institute and two Global Business Excellence Awards, including‘Outstanding Marketing Campaign’. Richard Wilson won the ‘Leadership Award’ from the Trade Association Forum and the ‘Outstanding Leader’ award from the Chartered Management Institute. In 2012, Richard Wilson won the IoD’s East of England Director of the Year Award. TIGA is an Investors in People organisation. Also in 2012, TIGA won a Global Business Excellence Award for its ‘Outstanding Public Relations Campaign’ for Games Tax Relief.

TIGA’s vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members. This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

For information about the Public Affairs News Awards, please see: http://www.publicaffairsnews.com/panawards/shortlist

For further information, please contact Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on: 07875 939 643, or email: richard.wilson@tiga.org.

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Author: Alvarias Falcon @ Hongkiat

The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is as new kind of the barcode that carries information that can be scanned by a QR code reader. It also comes with a deadly boring design. But thanks to reader integration designers are now able to transform its meaningless look into visually appealing designs like the one you see here!

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Reflection

Kudos to all the magical designers that really taught us to think out of the box by making QR codes look creative yet still work! In this era, you could really never guess what could be the next genuine artform, but this showcase probably enlightened us to a fact: anything, physical or virtual, has the potential to become the art!

Spotted a creative QR code designanywhere or have you made one to show off your creativity? Don’t be shy to show it to us then, let’s have some scan-delicious fun!

Read Part 1 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 2 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 3 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 4 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

40 Creative QR Codes (Part 3)

Author: Alvarias Falcon @ Hongkiat

The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is as new kind of the barcode that carries information that can be scanned by a QR code reader. It also comes with a deadly boring design. But thanks to reader integration designers are now able to transform its meaningless look into visually appealing designs like the one you see here!

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Chinese Seal. I must say that I love this one, not because it’s red, but because it’s great. (Image Source: Ocean Cohen)

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Magic Hat. Never thought that the old school bottle cap could be revived in this way. Sleek. (Image Source: QR Arts)

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Treasure Map. Still not sure about the destination? Scan it! (Image Source: @jreyesgs)

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Read Part 1 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 2 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 3 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 4 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.