100 years’ development experience

100 years’ development experience

Realising your ideas

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Throughout our history we have specialised in designing, writing, hosting and maintaining software solutions including: Software as a Service (SaaS); online applications; websites; ecommerce projects and Application Service Provision (ASP).

We use cutting-edge technology to create digital solutions that enable thousands of companies to work more efficiently and grow their business.

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Recruitment Industry Case Study: Using email marketing to communicate with people and engage, rather than just for sales purposes…

recruiting-pano_13570In August 2014 we spoke with Rick Xu, Executive Grapevine’s VP of Technology & Channel Development, about the company’s use of the e-shot™ system:

Executive Grapevine decided to change its email marketing service provider because its previous platform “had lots of issues”, which were becoming increasingly problematic and debilitating to their marketing activities.

Executive Grapevine’s VP of Technology & Channel Development, Rick Xu, explained; it “felt as though the previous system was trying to cage us, rather than working with us.” In contrast, Xu says “e-shot™ treats us like adults”.

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The Forfront developed app redefining the property industry…


floor plans

floorplansUsketch‘ is an online application which delivers numerous floor plan specifications.

From sketches with on-screen amendment capabilities to photographic enhancement services, floorplansUsketch is the perfect tool for both companies and private individuals.

Owen Turgoose, Managing Director at floorplansUsketch, has over 10 years of experience providing quality RICS compliant floor plans to the UK property industry.

The company has used his experience to design the floorplansUsketch online application, an extremely efficient automated system for processing and monitoring each job quickly and efficiently.

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Far from dead: Email marketing resurrected and why…

In theory email never died. In fact the importance of email marketing has always been there. A way of consumers validating answers and ‘getting it in writing’, communicating globally with customers and businesses alike and even from time to time swaying our purchase decisions as a loyal b2c customer.


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David Beckham invests in a social media platform, but which one?…

What does the biggest sporting star in the world do when retired? Travel the world? Launch a clothing line? Release a couple’s perfume or even become a charity ambassador?


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The essential small to medium business guide 2015

Let’s be honest you’ve probably heard about a list like this before and trust me I was also sceptical to write it, but what I’ve found is that examples are key, so bear with me.

Adopt now and create a new exciting direction for your brand. There are 5 essential tips I believe you need to adopt as a small to medium business.

Some are free and some will need financial investment, but all have ROI in their own right. I mean when are designer sunglasses ever a bad investment?


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How to achieve more with less!


One of my favourite adverts from the past is this one by Honda – it’s coming up to 10 years old now but still stands out. It may surprise you that the entire event is in fact one smooth sequence with no special effects.

It took many attempts to get this perfect run, where everything aligned and performed as expected but eventually they nailed it.

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Our breakdown of the Apple Event 09/09/2015

Like all Apple Addicts, I watched yesterday’s keynote. I am always excited by their announcements and yesterday was a great keynote. Even if there were no real surprises because most of it had already been leaked by the rumours, and no “one more thing” from Tim, it’s always astonishing to see the demos on stage and the new products.


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Social Ghosts of an 80’s Kid

Today Microsoft unveil exclusive products, which all run a version of the 75 million strong Windows 10.

Nick Parker of Microsoft, will later today unveil the new Lumia handset, the new Surface Pro, the updated Microsoft Band and new details about the HoloLens, products 80’s kids could only dream of when growing up…

I mean, who remembers Ceefax and Teletext back in the day?


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