The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers

The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers

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Benchmarks

96

Google PageSpeed Score

Google's website performance benchmark

96 out of 100.

A

WebPagetest Grade

Graded on site performance, page size and load times

A

87

Website Grader Score

Calculated on general, mobile, SEO and security performance

87 out of 100.

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Brief

Brief

The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers are one of the oldest City of London Livery Companies and they approached us with a desire to update and improve their existing website to better reflect their position as Number 65 in the order of precedence of Livery Companies.

The design and underlying content management system within their old site were in need of a refresh and the secure members area had a limited amount of functionality that the Company wanted to redevelop and enhance to provide value to their members and reduce their administrative overhead by moving more processes online and channelling them through the website.

What we did

What we did

It's not everyday you get the chance to work with a Livery Company so we invested a fair amount of time researching the history of the Company, the heritage of Livery Companies as a whole and how best to present an organisation that's been around since 1656 in today's modern world.

When we were satisfied we clearly understood the issues facing the Needlemakers we set about creating a design that reflected their brand as well as their heritage and function within the City.

Upgrading their content management system to Craft CMS has given the site editors an incredible amount of control and flexibility when it comes to creating and posting new content and we're confident that what we've implemented solves all the content editing headaches that had faced the back-office staff with the previous website.

The secure members area has been a resounding success and the number of registered accounts continues to increase as membership of the Company grows.

The positive feedback we've received from the client leaves us confident that the site will continue to serve them well for many years to come.

"We asked Enovate if they could help us re-design our website, which was out of date, tired in appearance and quite basic in content. Michael submitted a very comprehensive proposal to us, covering all aspects, including proposed sitemap, timescale, fee and methodology. He also met with us to answer any queries that we had. As a City of London Livery Company, it takes time for us to go through the necessary processes and committees to move things forward, but once approved Enovate quickly set up a Project Management Tool with milestones and assigned tasks. Enovate then proceeded to design and build the website, whist we produced the written and pictorial content. All the Enovate team were very professional and reacted quickly to our requests and queries, responding with constructive comments and suggestions. They were also very patient with us whist the completed website was appraised by our working group, our Clerk and various committees, all of which took quite a while. Enovate then incorporated all the amendments and 'tweaking' that were the result of this appraisal process, giving us several reviews and further editing opportunities until we were happy to go live.

"The finished website is very good indeed and is a giant leap forward for us, containing links to other sites, news articles and a Twitter feed. It also has a detailed member database which is part of a members only area. The feedback we have had is very positive and we will no doubt be working with the Enovate team again to keep the site updated and to add further facilities.

"We also considered that Enovate's fee for this project represented very good value for money and would recommend their services without hesitation."

Master, The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers