increase in page views
increase in average session duration
increase in pages per session
reduction in bounce rate
increase in sessions
Sean Lamacraft

Building a website on Kentico Cloud significantly shortened the project lead time as we were able to build the Family Business Awards website in one week. The simplicity of the user interface means that it is extremely easy for the client to update and review content through workflows and versioning. I would highly recommend using Kentico Cloud as there are many benefits.

—Sean Lamacraft, Head of Technical Services, Distinction

With editors frustrated with the difficulty they experienced attempting to make changes on their old site, The Wilson Organisation (the company behind the Family Business Awards), wanted a solution that would allow their team to add and edit content with ease.

The Challenge

Rebuilding and Redesigning the Old Website

The Wilson Organisation wanted the website to be launched on a strict deadline. This meant that the project timeline had to be fast with multiple people working on the site at the same time.

Family Business Awards

The Solution

Distinction proposed Kentico Cloud as the perfect for The Wilson Organisation Family Business Awards website rebuild. As this was a content-first website development project, using Kentico Cloud to input content and dynamically retrieve the data worked impressively for all parties. The website was developed in the ASP.NET MVC framework using C#, with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript used on the front end.

Collaborative Process

The use of Kentico Cloud meant that content editors were able to begin their role in the project as soon as the wireframes were signed off at the same time that back-end developers began their work. This changed the project timeline somewhat and allowed for a strong collaborative process.

The speed of developing on Kentico Cloud and this working method meant that build time for the project was one week and the site itself launched shortly after. Using a headless CMS also means that the Family Business Awards now have a beautifully designed site, as designers and front-end developers had the ability to be innovative due to the platform-agnostic nature of Kentico Cloud.

Technology Stack
.NET, Java, jQuery, Modernizr, Slick
Use Case
SaaS Preference
Marketing and Media