Jumpstart Design Wins Two New Contracts Further Afield

Business Matters (31 October 2008)

Geography is neither here nor there for Horsham-based digital design and development agency Jumpstart Design¹ who have recently won two new contracts – one in Birmingham and the other a bit closer to home – Hawridge in Buckinghamshire. Coincidentally both companies are builders and developers of quality homes.

The two developers have taken the plunge and invested in their first online presence to promote their high quality developments undeterred by the recent downturn in the construction industry and the increasingly tough economic outlook.

W E Black Ltd

How many 89-year-olds can boast a new website? W E Black Ltd, a builder and developer of high-quality homes aimed at young professionals and families in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and West London, now can!

www.weblack.co.uk is the company’s first foray into online promotion. Jumpstart Design, based in West Sussex, was appointed in a competitive pitch to design and develop a high-quality site to enable W E Black to promote current and future developments to a wider audience online.

Fiona Mulliner, Jumpstart Director, said: “We were keen to communicate the company’s traditional values and sense of pride in their work, as well as enable visitors to quickly and easily view a wide range of information about each development.

“A palette of brick tones was chosen as the colour scheme for the site to highlight and reflect the beautifully-produced line drawings that the company creates to showcase each development. The result is a muted, but highly-effective, design which speaks to the quiet confidence of the company, its high standards and attention to detail.”

The bespoke website includes a quick search function enabling visitors to easily find the developments they are interested in. It  has been carefully structured to enable easy access to a range of information for prospective purchasers, such as development plans, floor plans, specification information and development and location details, as well as W E Black’s ‘rent now, buy later’ scheme.

Sue Williams, Sales Manager of W E Black Ltd, said: “Jumpstart has been a delight to work with and they have created a site that totally reflects the quality of the developments we build. We are also pleased with the support we received, and continue to receive, after the site went to live. This is our first ever website so we were naturally nervous and excited in equal measure and the result is excellent.”

A bespoke content management system was also developed to enable the company to quickly and easily update information and images on the site as new developments are introduced.

new manor developments Ltd

new manor developments Ltd, specialists in the construction and development of quality apartments and commercial units, also recently appointed Jumpstart Design to design and build its first website – www.newmanordevelopments.co.uk

nmd is a new property development company, based in Birmingham, specialising in one and two bedroom apartment complexes in the thriving Jewellery Quarter.

The company appointed Jumpstart Design to create a dynamic and impactful site that would communicate the quality and high-spec nature of the developments in an attractive and accessible way.

Jumpstart based its colour scheme on the red of the existing nmd logo, and created a sharp and contemporary design that highlights the modern, high-tech appeal of the apartments and the attention to detail in the fixtures and fittings of each development.

A bespoke content management system was also developed to enable nmd to quickly and easily update the content. The use of Flash movies to showcase the developments adds to the dynamic and contemporary feel of the site.

Sharon Knight, nmd Sales Director, said: “We are delighted with our new website as it will not only enable clients to see a detailed spec for each property, a selection of photographs and a floor plan but also to download the new manor development brochure. This site undoubtedly mirrors our company values and will support us to sell our high quality developments at home and abroad.”

Journalists please contact: Ann Grain, JAG Press & Publicity Ltd, on 07861 376 844 or ann@jagpresspublicity.co.uk

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Notes to editors
¹ Jumpstart is an innovative and experienced digital design and development agency providing national and local companies a range of creative and technical services to enable them to enhance their sales, marketing, communications and productivity. More information on Jumpstart’s services and portfolio can be found at www.jumpstartuk.com

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