, and welcome to our June roundup newsletter.
The office is currently gripped with World Cup fever, so we thought
we would do our bit for the lads with some serious patriotic styling.
Technology Workshop a Success
We would like to thank everyone that attended our
technology workshop earlier this month, at the new Marriot
Hotel in Leicester.
Hosted by ourselves, RDC
Communications and Aurora
Technology, the aim of the free seminar was
to educate our clients and other interested parties in a
number of issues including "Choosing a Web Design Partner"
"Voice Over IP" and "Virtual Private Networks".
Holding two sessions during the day, the event was a great
success with over 30 businesses attending.
It was great to meet you all, and look forward to
seeing some of you again at our event in September…
September Fun Day!
Keep this date in your diaries – on Sunday the
24th September, Studio 2 will be holding a big outdoors bash in
The focus is definitely on fun, and we will be inviting our clients,
friends (and their kids!) to what we hope will be a memorable
day out. The details are still be finalised, but expect a barbeque
and bouncy castle for starters!
More details over the summer!
Case Study: Countesthorpe College
Countesthorpe College is a 14-19 Specialist Technology
College in the South Leicestershire Area offering a broad
and balanced curriculum at both GCSE and Post 16 level including:
GCSE, Advanced, and Vocational courses.
Studio 2 worked with the College to completely redevelop
their existing website giving it a more interesting and
approachable look, for would be students interested in learning
more about the College’s facilitites, along with existing
students and their parents to log in to secure information
Also created for the website is a flash College Virtual
Tour to walkthrough all the departments, and an interactive
zoom map for easy directions to the college!
"We are absolutely delighted with our new College website. It is exactly what we wanted and will help significantly to promote the College and to provide a wealth of up to date information. Feedback about the site has been very positive. Many thanks to Studio 2 - excellent work!"
Brian Myatt, Principal
Partner Spotlight: Aurora Technologies
Technologies are a local company, committed to providing
the best in "Needs Based IT Solutions and Service"
to businesses in and around the Leicestershire area.
With a thorough understanding of the technologies and
issues involved in setting up and maintaining computer systems
and network infrastructures, from simple multi-user networks
to more complex multi-site systems, Aurora have the expertise
to design, procure, install and support a company's complete
To find out more about how Aurora can help you and
your business, visit their website www.aurora.uk.net or give them a call on 08450 099 099
Latest ProHelp Project
is a national network of 1,000 professional firms who give their
time and expertise for free to community groups and voluntary organisations.
This month we have just taken on our third new ProHelp project - LineOut
A Leicester Independent Film and Video Association set up to promote,
educate and inspire local community members on filmmaking, as well
as allow LineOut members to contact, network and discuss all aspects
of the filmmaking process.
Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner
A quick mention to our clients and contacts who joined us on the Studio 2 table at The Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner on May 23rd.
The event was a thoroughly enjoyable evening including dinner, wine and a guest speech by Bryan Jackson, the Chairman of the East Midlands Development Agency.
However it's success was in the main part due to the company of our guests so thank you again to - David Barre of Bond Street Saab, Roger Collings of RDC Communications, Greg Lennox of RAL Displays, Libby Nockles of Bikram Yoga, John Southgate of POS Direct, Barrie Stephen of Barrie Stephen Hair, Mark Stonier of Falcon Marketing and Brian Taylor of Taylor's Estate Agent.
LeisureShack: New Site Sales Success
Leisureshack is the online arm of Leicester based
Parkers "The Parts People", and had been running
a reasonable profit with their current site, but felt so
much more could be achieved.
As featured in March's
newsletter, Studio 2 worked with Parkers to completely
redesign the site, both in the look and feel, but also how
the whole site worked and was managed.
Now, three months post launch, we are pleased to report
that sales have gone absolutely through the roof. Comparing
sales figures from May 05 to May 06, online sales have increased
by over 1000%.
"The sales figures tells it all... a good move on our behalf"
Parkers "The Parts People"
Studio 2 Website Revamp
Since launching our new corporate identity and branding
two years ago, we have had nothing but praise for our site, but
felt the time was right to update the content, and adjust our messages
Not to mention bringing us better in line with the latest web build
technologies and disability guidelines.
Web Awards for Buffalo Socks
One of last month's site launches - Buffalo
Socks, has now been featured on two "best
sites on the web" sites for its creative design and
funky approach to the world of sock manufacturing. Hoorah!
The Wellbeing Clinic based in Nottingham
has been helping people since 1991 with a range of therapies
– both for businesses and individuals. We will be developing
a corporate website for Wellbeing.
PAL International are the world’s
leading brand and manufacturer of chefs’ headwear, hygiene
workwear and disinfectant wipes. PAL are looking to add a
new range of features for their new site including buying
Featherstone Education are a book publisher
specialising in educational books for Adults who work with
young children. An old Studio 2 customer, Featherstone began
working with another partner last year but have since returned
to us having found that Studio 2's level of service cannot
be matched elsewhere! We will be developing a new e-commerce
website for them so watch this space ....
"Studio 2 designed our first
website several years ago and it has worked well for us.
We returned to them for our new site because we have been
impressed by their consistent high standards of service
and reliability demonstrated over a long period."
Phill Featherstone, Director, Featherstone Education
Top 10 Tips Download
Based on our seminar at the Technology Workshop, we
have produced for you to download as easy PDFs, the top 10 tip
• Top Ten Tips for choosing the right website design
• Top Ten Tips for writing a successful website design
These are completely free to
download, and may be of use if you are in the
preliminary stages of developing a strategy for your own website!
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