The clientCambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce is a business membership organisation providing networking events and cost-saving benefits to businesses in Cambridge, Ely, Fenland, Huntingdonshire and Peterborough.
The websiteThe bespoke project was for a new interactive site. In the mix was a rigid six-month-deadline, complex technical issues and a full re-design. Put out to competitive tender, Granite 5 was successful in a five-way pitch between Chamber members.
The solutionThe new site was custom designed and built, harnessing Granite 5’s specialised database development skills. It had to link to an existing member database, run by a third party, and also offer additional functionality, allowing users to book online for events and training courses; edit their business listings; and submit news items, offers and events for the website.
Now, the Chamber continues to edit its database as before and the latest information automatically displays on the website.
The site’s extensive content also got a fresh look, as well as additional inter-linking layers of content.
The verdict“From the outset the team at Granite 5 used their experience as a member of the Chamber to bring their own ideas to the table. As a result, they suggested so many additional functionalities that could be incorporated into the new website that the project seemed to spiral.
“With such a tight deadline for such a big project it was a real juggling act, for all three parties involved, but it was certainly worth it. The team were all great, and we’ve had a great deal of positive feedback from visitors to the new website.”
Emily Dawson, PR and Communications Co-ordinator
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce