Short-listed for top award

A NURSERY chain has been short-isted for a national accolade.

The website for Clever Clogs Nurseries, which has child care facilities in Hartlepool, Bowburn and Durham City, has been short-listed in the Website of the Year category at the Nursery World Awards 2012.

It has undergone a complete redesign and redraft following the expansion of the chain in February last year when the Hartlepool and Bowburn facilities were purchased to add to the nursery in Belmont, Durham City.

The website is up against five other finalists in the awards, which is recognised as the most prestigious nursery accolade in the UK.

The results are to be announced at a gala ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel, in London, on September 28.

Andrea Townsley, owner of Clever Clogs Nurseries, said: “We wanted our website to be colourful and approachable and a true reflection of our nurseries and our fantastic team.

“We know how difficult it can be to choose a nursery so we have designed our website to provide as much information as possible and answer any questions parents may have in a welcoming and reassuring manner.”

The website was written and project-managed by Newcastle-based marketing and PR specialists Karol Marketing, while Sunderland’s Azure Design was responsible for the design of the site.