National Training Services (NTS) was established over twenty years ago and delivers City & Guilds approved training from its base in the heart of Northampton.
Having recently undergone new ownership, NTS decided to have a thorough review of its online presence. Of primary concern was the website, which was beginning to age rather badly.
Like so many businesses, the presence of an old website was beginning to cause problems for NTS, and the new owners were understandably keen to put this right. Leading them to Newedge, they embarked on a brand-new website project that would completely revitalise their online presence while retaining the essence of the brand.
We don’t deal with website templates, which is why the new NTS website is built entirely from the ground up and designed solely by our in-house team.
The result is a beautifully designed, functional and incredibly content rich website. NTS offers a huge range of courses, therefore it was vital they were displayed in as engaging a fashion as possible in order to encourage visitors to dive in and find out more.
We focused on a block-based design which can be easily amended whenever new training courses come on board, but which is also fully responsive, enabling the site to be viewed perfectly on any sized screen.
A key requirement for the new website was to offer a calendar system for training course and full online booking.
The New Edge team built both features from scratch, offering a booking experience that is entirely unique to NTS. It enables visitors to browse all of the training courses available, view available dates and place their booking without ever leaving their smartphone or laptop.
NTS were fortunate to have their website designed and built during the run up to the new GDPR data protection regulations. That means data security could be made integral from the start and in full compliance with the new rules.
Websites play a huge role in GDPR compliance, and the NTS team can rest safe in the knowledge that theirs treats customer data with the utmost care.
The Silverstripe platform was used to build the NTS website, providing our team with the tools needed to develop an entirely unique, fully responsive design and on a foundation that has search engine optimisation (SEO) at its heart.
The content is fully controllable, too, which means the NTS team can add blog posts and adjust page text and imagery whenever they need to and without calling on a professional.
The result? Another very happy New Edge customer!