From Seeds Good things Grow – New Website Goes Live

https://www.flowersfromthefarm.co.uk/  another great new website designed and built by our talented team goes live.

Flowers From The Farm are a nationwide network of cut flower growers, working together to promote British-grown flowers. The website allows users to search for local growers and supports growers with events, networking and advertising opportunities.

After building up an impressive subscriber base Flowers From The Farm chose Ventutec to design and develop their new website based on recommendation.  What they wanted to achieve was a modern design and better usability. The new website focuses on highlighting key messages, makes event information and growing tips more accessible and for members means easier subscriptions and access to special member features. For the Flowers From The Farm team, the custom Content Management System allows them to upload articles, events and information much easier and quicker with greater control over member subscriptions and content.

When we sent out a test link to a selection of Flowers From The Farm subscribers one of the reactions was “It is 10x better than what it replaced. Well done Gill and Ventutec!  I think it reflects where we are at so much more than the previous incarnation and presents the friendly, welcoming, enthusiastic face to the world which is EXACTLY what we want it to do, and it emphasises the people as much as the flowers. Spot on.”

Ventutec are working on some further updates and additions to the website that will bring even more features to the sites members so watch this space!

Ventutec develop new website for Leasehub

The new website we built for our client Leasehub went live last week and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Check it out here: https://www.lease-hub.co.uk/

A big thanks to the guys at Leasehub for the review they left for us on our Facebook page.  The team at Ventutec have thoroughly enjoyed working on the project and are looking forward to hearing about the success.

ventutec client review

 

Leasehub is a vehicle rental company created by three members of the country’s top fleet operation with the aim of making the  journey of getting a new car easy and enjoyable.

Ventutec Hosting Extra Training Workshops for Worcestershire Business Central Women2Web Programme

Women2Web is designed to support female entrepreneurs and budding entrepreneurs across Worcestershire.

The programme has supported over 500 women since it started in 2014, and Worcestershire County Council has committed to support the scheme further until December 2016.

Having been selected to deliver a number of training courses for Women2Web last year, including Search Engine Optimisation,  Twitter, Facebook and Website building we were pleased to be selected once again this year.

In this phase we have been running workshops for the scheme since October 2015 and are extremely pleased to hear that the programme has gained further funding to run until December.  As part of the extended time frame we have been asked to run a further five workshops, details of which are;

Online Shop In A Day:  Tuesday 14th June, 10 – 1

Search Engine Optimisation: Wednesday July 20th, 10 – 1

LinkedIn: Wednesday 7th September, 1 – 4

Search Engine Optimisation: Thursday September 22nd, 10 – 1

Advanced Twitter: Monday 10th October, 1 – 4

If you are interested in attending any of the free, fully funded training sessions, all you need to do is register with Worcester Business Central and request your place.  You can find the registration process online here: http://www.business-central.co.uk/info/22/starting_up/78/women_2_web_worcestershire

Celebalike App featured on latest episode of Delete, Delete, Delete

Our app Celebalike is as popular as ever featuring on the latest episode of Delete, Delete, Delete hosted by Patrick Kielty. Joined on the show by Sally Lindsay, Roisin Conaty and Andrew Maxwell the stars took a look at their celebrity matches which caused lots of laughs and entertainment, which is what keeps our app topping the charts in the App stores entertainment category.

You can view the clip of the show on our Facebook page here. 

Create a few laughs of your own this bank holiday weekend with friends and download Celebalike. Available on both IOS and Android

 

Latest Mobile App Client, I Find You featured on BBC Hereford and Worcester Radio

One of our latest Mobile App clients featured on BBC Hereford and Worcester Radio today and gave us a fantastic shout out.

I Find You is a mobile app and locator device that alerts your mobile when you lose things. Users of I Find You can simply attach the Bluetooth locators to valuable possesions and be alerted via their mobile phone if the item goes out of range or request the locator to alert them to the item if misplaced.

I Find You since launching is proving to be extremely popular. You can read more about I Find You on their website http://ifindyou.co.uk/

Our Mobile App Developer Alex really enjoyed working on the project and we’re really excited with all the successes and positive reviews I Find You is receiving.

Listen to the radio interview here: https://youtu.be/kLoXcgBq2_s

 

 

Free Google Training with Women2Web

We’re delighted to announce the next date in a series of digital marketing workshops that we are delivering for the Women2Web programme.

Women2Web provides the opportunity for female business owners in Worcestershire to access free training and interactive workshops to help start their own business and support business growth.

Later this month on January 25th, we’ll be running our ‘Welcome to Google’ workshop at Malvern Cube. The interactive session will provide entrepreneurs with an introduction to Google and the various tools available under its umbrella to support SMEs. This will include a brief look at Google analytics, Google surveys, Google Ads and even Google calendars to juggle busy family life.

As with all of our workshops, it will be a very hands on session with plenty of opportunity for questions and interaction. To book your free place, simply visit the Finditinworcestershire website. As well as the funded course, Women2Web also provide childcare to make it even easier to attend.

We’ll be running a number of courses for Women2Web between January and March 2016. Topics include SEO, Social Media for business, and setting up an online shop. Be sure to keep an eye on our blog for more details and forthcoming dates.
We hope to see you there.

Welcome back Amy

We’re delighted to be back for the New Year! Not only do we have a number of exciting projects to sink our teeth into, but we’re pleased to announce that Amy is back with us for three days a week following her maternity leave last year.

As well as looking after a number of our key clients, Amy will resume her social media training duties offering clients a range of innovative and engaging coaching programmes.  This will include the delivery of a number of workshops under the Women2Web programme.

If you have any projects that you’d like to discuss with Amy, feel free to get in touchWelcome Back Amy

Welcome back Amy!

Recruiting for: WEB DEVELOPER

Due to considerable growth an excellent opportunity has arisen to join our forward thinking and successful digital design and creative consultancy as a PHP/Web Developer.

Ventutec Ltd based in Worcester City Centre owns brands including domain and web hosting provider Siteopia (http://www.siteopia.com) and also develop our own in house mobile applications under the Ventutec brand. This exciting new position has arisen due to the company’s expansion and growing requirements for client based project work.

 

LOCATION: Office based in city centre Worcester
POSITION TYPE: Permanent
SALARY: Dependent on skills and experience

 

JOB DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

Working as part of the development team you will be responsible for developing sites for the clients of our creative agency. You will also be involved in the development of our own websites for all brands and our internal customer management system.
The successful candidate must be able to plan, define and conceptualise website projects in order to provide specifications based upon client requirements, budget and to providing the optimum user experience.

It is essential the candidate employ excellent communication skills as you will be working in direct collaboration with other business areas and clients, whilst also providing technical support to clients.

 

KEY SKILLS

●  3+ years commercial experience
●  HTML5 and XHTML
●  PHP5
●  MySQL
●  Apache
●  Knowledge of OOP/MVC frameworks
●  JavaScript
●  jQuery
●  Ajax
●  Object Oriented
●  SVN

DESIRABLE SKILLS

●  Zend Framework
●  Android / iOS development
●  Rest / SOAP API’s
●  JavaBeans
●  Glassfish application server
●  Knowledge of domains, DNS, hosting and mail platforms
●  Knowledge of Linux servers

 

To apply get in touch via our contact form

No agencies please.


 

Ventutec To Provide Women2Web Training In Next Round Of Free Support Workshops

Ventutec are delighted to once again be working with the Women2Web team to deliver a series of free training workshops designed to support female entrepreneurs in Worcestershire.

In June 2014, Worcestershire County Council successfully applied to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s Superfast Broadband Challenge fund for support of the Women2Web initiative, supplying  a series of free female business networking and digital training sessions across the County.
After a very successful first round of workshops, which supported over 360 local women, across topics such as Social Media, Business Apps and Search Engine Optimisation the Women2Web team have have been funded to carry on the good work. The program will  offer further workshops running throughoutout October 2015 – March 2016.

Ventutec are a leading Worcester based creative digital agency with in-house Web Developers, Graphic Designers and Marketeers working for a number of high profile Worcestershire businesses including being the retained digital agency for Worcestershire Cricket Club and National charity Leukaemia CARE.

Matt Lloyd, Ventutec Creative Director says ‘We really enjoyed working with Women2Web during phase one. The ladies who attended the training were highly motivated and switched on and delivering the sessions was made even more valuable by seeing the learnings put in place and hearing the successes the ladies had.  We have been lucky enough to be selected as one of the trainers once again. This round we will be delivering workshops covering; Social Media, Online Shops, Google Tools and our popular Search Engine Optimisation session.’

Matt went on to say ‘Our hands on experience sets us aside from other trainers, as we deliver real life examples from practices we encounter and provide for our clients everyday. Our marketing and web experts are delivering results from the theory during their daily jobs and this gives out training a no nonsense approach’.

The Women2Web program is highly popular. Whether you’re a growing business, a budding entrepreneur or looking to return back to the work place, the program has something for you. Places are fully funded, providing a fantastic opportunity for business and digital skills training.

The Prospectus of workshops dates and times is being pulled together at present but you are being asked to formally register interest via Worcester Business Central, visiting their website at;
http://www.business-central.co.uk/info/22/starting_up/78/women_2_web_worcestershire

 

 

Matt takes the pain for Leukaemia CARE

Ahead of this weekends RideLondon cycle event, our Director Matt braved the pain of waxing his legs to reach his fundraising target of £500 in aid of Leukaemia CARE.

Stripes beauty boutique in Worcester kindly waxed Matt’s legs to help with his fundraising ahead of his cycling challenge.

Matt at Stripes Beauty Worcester

Matt says “I never expected it to hurt that much, but to have achieved my fundraising target is fantastic. The next challenge will be on Sunday when the cycling starts.  A very big thank you to Stripes who were very gentle, or so they say and to everyone who has helped me hit my target’

Matt having his legs waxed in aid of Leukaemia CARE

Matt will be starting his RideLondon 100 mile bike ride on Sunday at 9am.

Good Luck Matt