AWARD-WINNING Liverpool based digital agency Mashbo has been shortlisted in the prestigious Creativepool 2017 awards as one of the best creative agencies to work for, with Managing Director Gavin Sherratt being listed as one of the Influencers of the Year. With brands such as Apple, Facebook and MTV on the list for other categories, Creativepool is one of the leading events on the Creative & Digital calendar – celebrating some of the best agencies and brands of all sizes. The announcement comes amongst a flurry of shortlistings for Mashbo, who were named Best Small Digital Agency at last year’s Prolific North Awards. Liam Potter, Creative Director at Mashbo, commented: “We’re really pleased to be recognised alongside some of the giants and leading smaller agencies in our sector. Creativepool is a fantastic celebration of the best creative talent and to be listed is a huge achievement for us. “We’re particularly proud of being listed as one of the best agencies to work for, as we’ve put a lot of work into developing our culture at Mashbo. Every single member of our team brings something invaluable and we want to make sure they’re all happy coming to work. Their wellbeing and mental health is top priority for us, and we’ve developed Mashbo to be a relaxed space where our team feel valued and supported. To be recognised for this by Creativepool is really great.” As well as the shortlisting for Mashbo, their Managing Director Gavin Sherratt has been listed as one of the creative Influencers of the Year, alongside leading industry figures from the likes of Ogilvy & Mather, Adweek and The Drum. Gavin commented: “I’m extremely pleased to be shortlisted for this category, which awards those who are having a positive contribution to the welfare of the industry. “After setting up the Creative Kitchen network in 2014, I’ve worked hard to establish a community of creatives who can collaborate with each other and work together to develop the Creative & Digital sector within the region. It’s great to be recognised for something that I’ve worked so hard to develop.” In the coming weeks, the judges will decide on their winner. There will also be a People’s Choice winner in each category, which can be voted for at http://creativepool.com/awards/2017/shortlist/ The winners will be announced at the Creativepool Awards Evening in March.