Sift secures Scottish Executive ‘Rural Community Gateway’ contract

From: Sift
Published: Tue Feb 15 2005

Scottish Executive has awarded Sift a contract for the hosting, support, development and content management of its ‘Rural Community Gateway’ website, worth an estimated £200,000 over the next 18 months.

The Scottish Executive’s ‘Rural Community Gateway’ aims to be a "one stop shop" for individuals, groups, and organisations with an interest in rural issues, giving them a chance to share information and experience across rural Scotland.

Sift have recently been re-awarded Scottish Executive business for hosting, support, content management and further development of the ‘Rural Community Gateway’ website following a full European competitive tendering exercise.

Helen Trim, sales and marketing director of Sift, says:

"We are delighted to secure this important contract against strong competition in the public sector – a key market for Sift. Our community expertise, complemented by our technology platform, has a very strong fit with the needs of this project. We look forward to working closely with the Scottish Executive and delivering on their expectations."

For further information, please contact:

Darren Falkingham
Marketing Manager
Sift, 100 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6HZ
Tel: 0117 915 9600 x609

Sift provides the know-how and technology required to connect people to information and to each other online, resulting in reduced operating costs and increased business opportunities for our clients.

Sift’s technical solutions cover content management, relationship management, community & collaboration and e-commerce. These are supported by an unrivalled Good Practice Programme, designed to keep our clients at the forefront of the latest online techniques.

Clients include British Council, the Countryside Agency, European Commission, FT Business, the NHS, the Scottish Executive, Which?Online and York City Council.

Sift is a successful company recognised recently by Deloitte & Touche, the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, the New Economics Foundation and New Media Age as one the fastest growing companies in the South West and the UK.
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