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Arches Housing

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A local housing association based in Sheffield South Yorkshire. 

This site is a recent upgrade to Umbraco and includes a new design project to support the new logo we created for Arches. The site is complemented by a tenant portal from housing management system provider MIS, and the inclusion of a shared login function allows visitors to work between the main site and the portal, with the ability to view their rent account, report repairs, and view other tenancy specific information in real time, and to remain logged in during their visit.


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A division of housing association B3Living in Hertfordshire and offering shared ownership properties for sale.

This site uses Umbraco with many additional bespoke elements to display the images and features of the properties for sale, enhanced by relevant local information. Our client was so impressed with the ease of use of Umbraco that we are now adding it to their main site - more on this later. The project for this site required the creation of a new logo and a visual style different to the main brand.

Parallel Learning Trust

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An Academy Trust operating a number of schools in south east London and the home counties.

This site is based on Umbraco and uses core functions to allow simple management and updating of the content.

MP Skills

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A provider of training courses and certification to the quarrying, extractive and haulage industries.

The 2015 project brief for the team was to not use any people images in the site at all, and to produce a site that presented a very unique "look and feel" within a very masculine sector.

At the same time the site  had to generate visits and course bookings for MP Skills who provide training and certification services.

Chailey School

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A high achieving secondary school in East Sussex

This site using Umbraco had a brief of allowing the school to promote their academic achievements and to better manage their calendar and blog posting. Using a Zimbra feed to populate the "What's on" calendar from an internal feed, and with a simple to use blog section the site has proved a big hit with the administrative team, parents and students alike.

 Tamworth Borough Council

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A council based in the Midlands and providing housing and other services to local residents.

Based on our own CMS this Choice Based Lettings website has stood the test of time and quite simply does it's job!
The site uses import and export routines to share data with the Orchard housing management system used by Tamworth Borough Council and to allow housing applicants to manage their own CBL bids.

Newick Teaching School

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A leading teaching school in East Sussex providing a range of support services to local schools.

This site uses Umbraco to provide an easy to use method of updating content and promoting this new venture to the schools in the local area.

MP Awards

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A sister company to Mp Skills, MP Awards was established to provide qualifications specifically designed for the Extractive, Mineral Processing and related Manufacturing industries. Its primary role is to design qualifications and assessment solutions to help employers develop and maintain a competent workforce. They also offer a range of accreditation services.

The site uses Umbraco.

Thorngate Living

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A charitable registered social landlord, offering independent assisted living and residential care from three sites in Gosport, Hampshire.

The Umbraco site was created as part of a major rebranding project for the organisation and supports Thorngate's mission to provide are services in the local area.

3c Consultants

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A specialist housing consultancy providing a complete suite of comprehensive assistance, designed to understand the pain points within housing organisations and identify solutions that support staff in delivering excellent services to customers.

The Umbraco site was designed and built within 4 weeks to meet strict time deadlines created as part of a company reorganisation.


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A housing association  based in Kingstson upon Thames and providing housing services across the south of England. Hastoe owns and manages over 7,000 homes in 62 local authority areas. Their properties are predominantly rural and they specialise in providing sustainable and affordable rural housing to enable local people to remain within their communities. In 2011 Hastoe completed their 200th village scheme, confirming their position as the leading specialist rural housing association.

Irwell Valley Homes

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Irwell Valley is a leading multi-award winning not-for-profit housing association providing housing and management services to over 7,000 homes and 17,000 customers across Greater Manchester. They provide high quality homes to a wide variety of people, with a broad range of needs and incomes. They rent to customers on low incomes and also provide market rent accommodation.

The site is a recent upgrade to Umbraco, and plans are in place to further enhance the site in 2016. A tenant portal based on iHousing from QL supports the site and allows tenants to manage their own account.