Council for Industry and Higher Education

Acumen understood our needs and delivered them to the very highest standard. We couldn’t recommend them more highly. David Docherty Founder, bbc.co.uk

Our Brief

The Council for Industry and Higher Education contacted us to develop their brand and create a new website. Ultimately to provide their members, partners, and the public, with easy access to their publications and submissions to government, on the role of UK trade and industry in Higher Education policy.

Our Approach

We set CIHE up with an easy-to-use open source content management system - Wordpress. Using a combination of technologies, we then connected their database of publications to the website so that staff could easily update their online portfolio of documents. Using our experience with PDF, we built them a plugin to automatically thumbnail and categorise their documents on the website, and subsequently published this in the Wordpress Plugin Directory, which has since been used by hundreds of other developers.

The Result

As CIHE has continued to steer UK education policy through the murky waters of the 2008 global economic meltdown, their site has become ever busier and more useful. Acumen continue to support them freely on their day to day needs.

What we did

  • Brand Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Publication Design
  • HTML/CSS
  • Content Management
  • Hosting/Web build