Keswick Ministries has awarded a new contract for the redevelopment of its website to Keswick Computer Solutions (KCS).
The project will involve the complete overhaul and relaunch of the organisation’s website and online marketing channels.
“As we move into the next stage of our development with more Teaching & Training events, a stronger emphasis on children and youth and the completion of the Derwent Project we need our website to keep step.”, says Sarah Robinson, Communications Executive for Keswick Ministries.
“We are looking to create an engaging and visual site that demonstrates the high quality of Bible teaching at the Convention and on our courses, the joy of worship and the wonderful surroundings in Keswick. Our current website has not had any major updates for more than 10 years, so our brief was quite demanding. We spoke to several web development companies, but KCS were the clear winners. They bring a fantastic blend of creativity, organisational expertise and marketing knowledge.”
The project will take around four months to complete and the aim is to have the new website in operation for the 2019 Keswick Convention.
Over the years, several new sections had been added to Keswick Ministries existing site to help accommodate the charity’s addition of a resource page and the newly developed teaching and training events. The charity’s volunteer sign-ups and donations platform are also managed through the site.
“We’re delighted to be working with Keswick Ministries. With its 140-year history, Keswick Ministries is a distinguished and prominent local organisation with a cherished global reputation.” says Nicky Gyles, Webs Manager, KCS.
“We want to give the Keswick Convention the best profile possible and also help people better engage with Keswick Ministries and all the events and resources it offers in this unique and inspiring location.
The current Keswick Ministries website is packed full of important information and we are eager to deliver this content in a fresh, modern way. It will be KCS’ 20-year anniversary this month and what better celebration of this milestone than our new alliance with Keswick Ministries at a highly significant point in their history!”
Keswick Computer Solutions offer full web design, development and hosting services and showcases a portfolio of over 350 Cumbrian and international websites, including for Keswick Town Council, BEC and Honister. Based in Keswick’s Packhorse Court, the company has 12 staff and is a one-stop-shop for all computer, IT and website requirements. KCS also provide search engine optimisation (SEO), digital marketing services and cyber security.
“The new website will offer Keswick Ministries’ supporters and volunteers a more contemporary feel and easier access to the information they need. It will also serve as a platform for future developments.”, says David Sawday, COO, Keswick Ministries.
“We are pleased to be working with KCS. We have a local sourcing policy and wherever we can want to award contracts to local businesses. There’s some great expertise within Keswick, it is more convenient to work with local businesses and it helps ensure that the benefits of hosting the world-famous Convention in Keswick are shared locally.”