YORK design agency The Beautiful Meme has walked away with a trio of awards from a European brand design competition.

The business, based in Walmgate, picked up a Gold and two Bronze awards at Communicate magazine's Transform Awards Europe.

The Beautiful Meme won its Gold award in the ‘Best use of a visual property’ category for its work with English National Ballet, while the Bronze awards were presented for ‘best use of copy style’ and ‘best use of visual identity from a non-profit organisation’.

It is the third consecutive year The Beautiful Meme has been shortlisted for the Transform Awards, coming away with an award each time.

This year the firm was nominated for three awards in copywriting and art direction for their internationally recognised rebrand of English National Ballet.

Following the creation of a new brand, the agency partnered with Vivienne Westwood on a tube advertising campaign that received attention across the world and garnered broadsheet reviews.

The awards were handed out at a gala dinner at The Brewery in London, hosted by Alastair Campbell.

Each of the entries was judged by a panel of experienced in-house practitioners, branding experts and journalists from companies including Barclaycard, Bauer Media and FIFA.

Creative Director at The Beautiful Meme Tom Sharp said: “This is the third year in a row that we’ve been nominated for the Transform Awards, and this time we’ve not only won an award from each category we’ve been nominated in, but we’re also walking away with a gold award. It’s a sensational achievement.”