Information Website Relaunch and Redesign Using Drupal CMS

Leverhulme Trust

"I am very happy with the service and support provided by Oxford Web Apps… The site is now very effective on all mobile devices as well as on the desktop, which was a key goal of the upgrade."

Bahia Dawlatly, communications officer, Leverhulme Trust

Leverhulme Trust
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The brief

Oxford Web Applications has worked with Leverhulme Trust since 2006 providing web development and hosting services. 

In 2018, we were approached to work in partnership with the Trust’s appointed design agency to relaunch the Leverhulme website and apply a new corporate identity and design, ensuring an optimised performance on both desktop and mobile devices. We also helped to identify areas requiring new content and made recommendations to improve the site information architecture accordingly.

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What we did

Oxford Web Applications upgraded Leverhulme Trust’s website in 2014 to harness the flexibility of the Drupal content management system. 

In 2018, the Trust commissioned a change in corporate identity, which involved relaunching and upgrading the website. We worked seamlessly alongside the Trust’s appointed creative design agency to ensure the identity was successfully applied across mobile and desktop versions of the website, and helped to identify necessary changes to the site content and information architecture.

What they said

I am very happy with the service and support provided by Oxford Web Apps. The team is easy to work with and are very flexible. Support calls, either logged or by email, are managed reliably. Our latest corporate identity changes have been integrated into the upgraded site which has been redesigned in partnership with our design agency and OWA. The site is now very effective on all mobile devices as well as on the desktop, which was a key goal of the upgrade.

Bahia Dawlatly, communications officer, Leverhulme Trust

About Leverhulme Trust

About Leverhulme Trust

William Hesketh Lever was born in 1851 and made his fortune manufacturing soap and cleaning products. His company Lever Brothers quickly grew to become a household name, and its products went on to sell around the world. The title ‘Lord Leverhulme’ was conferred upon Lever in 1917 (‘Hulme’ being the maiden name of his wife, Elizabeth). 

A committed philanthropist, on his death in 1925, Lord Leverhulme left a share of his company holdings to provide for specific trades charities, and to offer ‘scholarships for… research and education’. The Leverhulme Trust was established to undertake these charitable aims. Shortly afterwards, Lever Brothers merged with Margarine Unie to form Unilever – becoming a major multinational company.

Today, the Trust offers support to researchers and students through a variety of programmes and schemes, including grants, awards, scholarships and fellowships.

Our history with Leverhulme Trust

Our history with Leverhulme Trust

Oxford Web Applications has held a long-term relationship with Leverhulme Trust as a provider for the organisation’s website, including its development and hosting at our UK-based secure data centres. The site security and operating systems are directly monitored and managed by our team to maintain a high level of performance. 

We also provide Leverhulme Trust with an annual support arrangement via our helpdesk system that allows clients to log issues or queries directly with our technical team.