Richmondshire web design agency wins council contract

Purple Creative staff.

A Richmondshire web design company has fought off competition from across the country to win a large project for a Surrey local authority.

Purple Creative Studio, based on the Aske Estate near Richmond, has been chosen by Waverley Borough Council to develop and build their new website platform.

Following the successful delivery of a new website solution for Tandridge District Council, in 2017, the local agency was introduced to neighbouring Waverley Borough Council and the company’s managing director, Phil Upton, met with the team at Waverley in September 2019.

From this meeting and following the presentation of a web solution, Purple Creative were invited to tender for the project along with several other potential agencies.

After completing the tender process, the team waited to discover the outcome.

News that the Richmondshire agency had been selected and secured the business came in February. However, a month later the UK went into lockdown delaying the start of the project.

Finally, in June this year, agreements were signed and so the project is now underway albeit presently via online video meetings.

Vanessa de Chazal, website manager at Waverley, said: “We are really looking forward to working with Purple Creative to develop our new website. We’re confident that they can deliver a well-designed and professional website that will make it easy for all our customers to access our services online quickly and easily.”

The original scheduled delivery date of September has been put back to December this year simply due to time lost because of the awful pandemic that hit the world.

The new website will embrace modern technology build methods and incorporate an intuitive navigation to help people easily access the most commonly used services.

The site will also comply with new accessibility regulations for public sector bodies.

Phil Upton said: “This is a great win for Purple and again demonstrates that, in this modern digital age, geography does not need to limit what can be achieved for businesses.

“We are thrilled that Waverley has selected us for this key project and I look forward to working with Vanessa and her team to deliver this in time for Christmas.”