Bespoke Content Management System
Trevett Services is a new business unit within the Trevett Group of companies, experts in the built environment sector.
The Trevett Group returned to us in 2019 with a request for a website to support their new business unit, Trevett Services. Trevett Services exists as part of the larger Trevett Group to connect industry-leading clients in the built environment sector with specialist talent in both temporary and permanent roles.
The team at Trevett Services knew that they wanted to be able to update their own website in-house and - given the importance of LinkedIn to career development - wanted some way to automatically generate great-looking social posts without the overhead of hiring a marketing manager.
As a new unit within an existing brand - and specifically, one we’ve worked with a number of times over the years - we had a good understanding of the company and their values along with an established brand to draw upon. Coupled with a good understanding of the site’s goals and many years of experience deploying content management systems for clients of all sizes, we were very well placed to design, develop and deploy this site to a relatively short timeline and within a sensible budget.
Together we evaluated a number of options from off-the-shelf packages (such as Wordpress and Joomla), through online website builders (Squarespace and Webflow) but finally landed on building a bespoke CMS based on the Laravel framework. Building a bespoke system allowed us to provide only the functionality that the client needed without the overhead of one-size-fits-all packages along with a very simple, data-driven management system tailored perfectly for them.
As always, our designer knocked it out of the park! Sticking fast to the brief of “similar to the other Trevett brands, but different enough so the user can distinguish the separation”, the layout, visual hierarchy and stylistic elements really do highlight the quality of this rising star in the construction industry.
In addition to the main website and content management system, we also implemented a facility for generating social posts from the job listings, the results of which speak for themselves: