Business Peak District / Inspired by the Peak District

Business Networking Directory and Events

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  • The Brief – to develop a business directory of members, a calendar of events, increase security, give the site a fresh look, site maintenance and security for 12 months
  • Theme chosen – Avada (premium)
  • Code customised – Yes
  • Basic Plugins- Contact Form 7, Business Directory
  • Premium plugins – IThemes security Pro, Modern Events Calendar
  • Cost to client – circa £3,000

As a member organisation of Investing in the Peak District we were invited to tender for the re-development and maintenance of the Business Peak District website.

The scope of the tender included the development of a fully searchable directory of members, a calendar of business events, make the site secure and add an SSL certificate, hosting and GDPR compliance.

We won the tender process which was funded through the European Union.

The re-development was challenging partly due to having to import data from a Microsoft Application and partly due to the project being co-ordinated by a committee.

Subsequent development included changing the look of the site with a new theme and the addition of gallery images uploaded by members.

The website

The end result was is a website which will stand the test of time.  It is packed with resources, news and events for businesses in the Peak District.

The business directory is fully searchable by members which makes it easy for businesses to network.

The theme was recommended by the Chairman of the organisation at the time.  As a premium theme is has a cost but the additional features make it worth it.  Especially when the client needs the ability for various people to be able to change and add content.

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