Belfast company Tosbourn secures contract with Camden Council

By March 18, 2021Business, General, News, Newsroom

Belfast web development company Tosbourn Limited has won a new contract with London’s Camden Council to deliver its digital strategy to deal with the challenges caused by the pandemic.

The company is working with Camden’s digital services team to review its online output to help cut costs and improve efficiency. This includes redesigning web applications brought in quickly during the early stages of the pandemic and assessing the council’s requirements to improve its services.

Managing Director Toby Osbourn said: “The pandemic has been a huge driver for digital transformation and many businesses and government agencies developed applications very quickly to support people in their communities. Now they need to adapt those applications to suit the current needs.  For example, a web application to educate on Covid-19 symptoms may need amended to support the vaccine drive.”

Camden, with more than 260,000 residents, is seeking to have the best digital services to meet the needs of its citizens by offering flexible online services that represent value for money.

Louise Brown, Lead Delivery Manager at Camden Council said: “The work that the team at Tosbourn is doing is essential to developing and delivering our digital strategy. Digital has been key to how Camden has addressed the challenges of the past year and with their expert guidance we hope to build on that experience to address many more of our resident and local business needs.”

Tosbourn, run by husband and wife team Toby and Elaine Osbourn, has represented a range of high profile organisations including Barnardo’s, Hackney Council, Kainos and Lisson Gallery.

“We see ourselves as a ‘technical best friend’. Our strength is that we talk to both developers and lay people in a language they understand. We advise businesses and organisations of every size to help them get value for money from their development teams. Not every business or agency has the technical knowledge to make sure they get what they require for the best possible cost,” Toby said.

Toby and Elaine had been working from London but decided to bring the business home to Northern Ireland in the summer of 2020 after the first lockdown was lifted. They quickly accessed Belfast City Council’s business development support and have been mentored by Full Circle Management Solutions.

Toby added: “The support we’ve got has been excellent. All of our contacts were in London, we didn’t have a network here and they are helping us build that. Now we’re growing the business and bringing our expertise and knowledge to organisations in Northern Ireland seeking to improve their digital capabilities to survive in this new climate.”

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