A HOLT-based web design company has won a £14,000 contract to produce two new websites to boost Bradford on Avon Town’s Council’s presence worldwide.
Boson Web, based at the Glove Factory, is working with the council to showcase Bradford on Avon as a tourism destination and to update the council’s own website.
The aim is to create a modern and fresh shop window for the town, the council and the surrounding area to appeal both to residents and visitors.
Richard Anderson, the Boson Web founder, said: “Bradford on Avon has so much to offer in terms of its heritage, facilities, local businesses, walks and as a place to visit or live.
“We are bringing the
colour, energy and vibrancy of this community to the internet to encourage people to visit Bradford on Avon or, in the case of the council website, to engage with the council online.
A new-look tourist information website will appeal to potential tourists from the South West and beyond, potential residents and the existing community.
Events calendars and new attractions will be live on the website with contributions from businesses and organisers within and around the town.
The new town council site will also have a fresh look, be less crowded and will provide timely notices on council updates and decisions. Both websites will be easy to manage so new information can be posted quickly.
The tourist information website is expected to go live in December while the new town council website will be launched in the new year.
Council leader Cllr Dom Newton said the council wants to embrace the talent available in local businesses. He said: “We’re pleased to be working with Boson Web for the redesign of both the tourism site, supporting a key industry in the town, and our town vouncil online presence.
“Boson are a well-respected local business of the sort that seems to really thrive in this town.
“Our partnership with them on this project, along with the recently announced use of another local business, Systemagic, on strategic and day-to-day IT, shows the council leading the way in supporting our great local businesses and building relationships that will benefit the town in years to come.”
Boson, an award-winning web design agency, is increasingly working with clients wanting more than simple design.
The team are attracting more clients for whom the online landscape is critical to their business, many having multiple websites – sometimes in several languages – which need to work together seamlessly.
Recent clients include global brand Prima Dental, global translation and localisation company, RWS and Prospect Hospice in Swindon.