2011 Somerset Business Awards ‘Collaborative Innovation’ recognises Kontrolit and Qballyhoo
The 2011 Somerset Business Awards recognised the importance of companies bringing together their expert skill sets with their ‘Collaborative Innovation’ category at their awards ceremony on Friday 21st October.
Runners Up in the ‘Collaborative Innovation’ category, we teamed together with our Somerset based founder partner, Qballyhoo. This was the first year of this new award, sponsored by Open Innovation, a three year, multi-million Euro initiative.
Tim Howes, Technical Director at Kontrolit says, “It has been great to be recognised for our partner programme, which brings together creative designers and marketing experts with web developers to focus on their specific core skill sets”.
Approached by our founder partner in 2008, Qballyhoo, to take their web designs and bring them to life, we saw an opportunity to build a partnership. Whilst Qballyhoo wanted to concentrate on its expertise; marketing, branding and design for its clients, they saw an opportunity to work with Kontrolit without a conflict of interest.
Kontrolit gives partners the ability to grow their business. Qballyhoo has seen a dramatic growth in the online marketing side of their business since the partnership began. “Realising potential in working with Qballyhoo has enabled us to invest in our future growth. We now have 8 partners working similarly, and plan to grow the partnership scheme.” By working in partnership with these companies, we have had more time to spend on the research and development of our core product. In turn, we have given partners more time to spend with clients, developing their design and creative expertise, rather than on the time-consuming technical aspects of a website.
The Kontrolit Content Management System has always been created as a flexible solution that can be easily customised or extended with custom code when required. Now in 2011, Kontrolit has developed and grown, with more than 18 major updates of their latest Version 3 platform. Kontrolit is currently powering over 100 websites, from small “Lite” sites to large ecommerce sites such as www.ransomspares.co.uk.