Award-winning web development agency
Award-winning web development
We build scalable websites and apps that our clients can rely on to be always available, trustworthy and secure. Customers, citizens and members want to come back and use our websites and apps time and again because we help users to easily, quickly and efficiently accomplish the goal of their visit.
Since 1997, our web development work has grown year-on-year. This dramatic growth, largely based on word-of-mouth recommendations and also repeat business, is illustrated by our growth and our ranking as 3rd largest technical agency in the UK in the eConsultancy Top 100 Digital Agency survey.
With CDS as a partner we have created a solution that assists our marketing efforts in providing real demonstrable ROI and business benefits.
Daragh O’Reilly, Marketing Manager
Scale, security and assurance
We are one of the few agencies that provides end-to-end design, web development and implementation, programming, hosting, helpdesk and ongoing servicing of national-scale web programmes.
CDS’ delivery credentials include:
- ISO9001 Quality Management
- ISO27001 Information Security Management
- ITIL accredited service desk
- GSi accredited security
Case Study: South West Water
Launching a responsive site to support a key channel shift initiative
South West Water wanted to create a new responsive website with a design that used their brand to its full potential and help customers migrate to self-serve online.
We take an objective approach to website design and development. We focus on the customer’s business outcome first, then work to understand the user communities’ needs and behaviours. This ensures we deliver the correct solution.
While we fully support the principles of this user-centric approach, we also ensure that we create a user-centric solution that achieves the goals of the site owner. A beautiful experience is of no use if sales do not increase, or policy objectives and targets are not met.
Case Study: Delivering a collaborative Digital Workplace for the Metropolitan Police Force
Digital transformation is essential to the Metropolitan Police Service, to enable a modern and efficient policing service. Their Intranet is the ‘homepage’ platform that connects a mobile and disparate workforce.
In October 2017, the Metropolitan Police Intranet project won 'Highly Commended' in the Best use of digital to an internal audience category at the Digital Impact Awards.
Content management and web development
Many agencies partner content management software vendors and CDS is no exception. But a software program is only one enabler of a content management strategy. Our service encompasses end-to-end content creation, migration, optimisation, delivery and support.
We will always implement an appropriate solution for the use case for our client. Our default recommendation for a public facing site is responsive design but where there is a specific use case we will also create dynamic serving sites or a specific mobile site alongside the desktop site.
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CDS approached the project in a very logical and professional manner. First they carried out a wealth of background research and absorbed themselves in all the information we had on record. All this analysis fed into the definition and design phase of the new website, which helped focus their approach from the off. Each of the deliverables were completed on time and to the highest standard making the internal sign off problem free.
Richard Jenner, Web Strategy Manager
South West Water