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Celebrating Rant’s nomination for Third Sector Website of the Year at the UK Dev Awards 2024

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Published Date 02.02.2024

Our journey with Screen Alliance Wales

At Rant we are delighted to be a finalist in the UK Dev Awards 2024 for the Third Sector Website of the Year and we are thrilled to be celebrating the remarkable success of our Screen Alliance Wales (SAW) project. This initiative is more than a web development project; it is about unlocking the global potential of the Welsh film and TV industry.

The Screen Alliance Wales project: A case study in excellence

This project, a hallmark of our expertise, was not just about building a website but creating an expansive web application. The case study on our website offers a comprehensive view of our approach, from conceptualisation to execution. We integrated a dynamic content management system, ensuring the website remains current and vibrant. Our commitment to responsive design guarantees a seamless user experience across various devices.

Empowering welsh talent

The SAW website serves as a dynamic platform to support and promote Welsh talent, making it accessible to UK and international production companies. Since its launch, there has been a staggering 500% growth in registered users, showcasing the platform’s reach and effectiveness.

Bespoke cloud-based platform with enhanced CMS

The solution we designed and delivered was a bespoke cloud-based platform, integrating a web app with a powerful content management system. This setup provides SAW administrators with the flexibility they need to manage new members and publish industry content efficiently. The public-facing side of the website offers a welcoming space for students, companies, and professionals to showcase their industry skills.

Understanding and solving the core problems

SAW’s previous website needed an overhaul to better focus on skill development,attract investment, and build a sustainable community. We simplified and customised their Admin console for better workflow management and enhanced the brand presence to mirror the excitement of the film and TV industry.

Simplifying user onboarding

We transformed the user onboarding experience from a tedious process into a streamlined, step-by-step journey. This improvement in UX design led to higher completion rates, fewer errors, and increased user engagement with the platform.

A comprehensive production directory

The heart of the SAW project is its production directory, a database of verified Welsh talent. This directory has become the go-to resource for filmmakers and producers in Wales, allowing them to quickly find professionals across various disciplines.

Robust admin console for efficient management

The admin console we developed allows SAW staff to manage user accounts effectively, from approval and verification to promoting graduates and posting job vacancies. This centralised system ensures ease of use and efficiency in management.

Migrating to a new, flexible system

We seamlessly migrated 2,000 users from SAW’s previous systems to the new platform, introducing them to the new site with minimal disruption.

Innovative CMS and modular design system

Our headless CMS solution offers SAW admins intuitive control over content management. The modular design system ensures the site remains manageable and user-friendly, even as it evolves.

Custom brand Assets for a memorable experience

We created custom-branded UI components to ensure a visually appealing and engaging user experience. These elements not only enhance the site’s aesthetics but also strengthen the brand identity.

A testament from Screen Alliance Wales

The impact of our work is best described by Allison Dowzell, Managing Director of Screen Alliance Wales:

“When we relaunched the website, our traffic went up dramatically. The quality is excellent, and their team is very proactive and reactive. They work within the budget and are always reachable. If anything happens, they respond quickly. Moreover, they’ve stayed with us on this journey to expand the website.” – Allison Dowzell, Managing Director, Screen Alliance Wales

This feedback underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional results and maintaining strong client relationships. Learn more about our client experiences on our Clutch profile.

Showcasing Our Broader Impact

This project exemplifies our broader work in the third sector. Explore our other significant projects, like the PADI AWARE ocean conservation app, and the Elephant Welfare Group conservation app. It also exemplifies our ability to deliver web-based platforms, like the Allianz insurance broker app, a web platform with native mobile applications. These case studies showcase examples of our commitment to creating impactful digital solutions across various sectors.  To learn more about the variety of different digital solutions we have provided, visit our website to read about our work.

Our vision and dedication

Being a finalist in the UK Dev Awards 2024 is a significant recognition of our dedication to quality and innovation in the digital sector. It reinforces our mission to continue developing solutions that not only meet but exceed our clients’ expectations.

Our wide-ranging services

Our services extend beyond web development. We are a design-led agency, focusing on creating digital products that resonate with users. Our offerings include web app development, mobile app creation, and backend infrastructure support, all detailed on our services page. Our prowess in UX/UI design ensures that every project is not only functionally intuitive but also aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly.

Join us on our digital journey

We invite you to be part of our exciting journey. Whether you’re looking to transform your digital presence or want to learn more about our innovative solutions, we are here to help. Visit Rant to explore our services, case studies, and the impact we create and get in touch with us through our contact page and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the latest updates and insights.

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