Mansfield Community and Voluntary Services (CVS) have launched a new website and online community portal to help support community organisations and voluntary groups in the local area.
The new-look website has been created by local web design and online marketing agency SF Media, who have carried out the work completely free of charge.
The working partnership between Mansfield CVS and SF Media came about through the Business Connector programme, which is run by national charity Business in the Community. Their aim is to connect the needs of local communities with the resources and expertise of local businesses in order to “secure a fairer society and a more sustainable future”.
Directors Pete and Jamie from SF Media initially agreed to meet with Mansfield CVS to offer up their time and to advise on how to update their website, but after being humbled by what they saw, the two local entrepreneurs decided to design and build Mansfield CVS a brand new website for free.
They have also pledged to continue to offer training, advice and website hosting – at no cost – for the life of the website, to ensure that Mansfield CVS have the ongoing support they need and to underline their commitment to the local community.
The new website features key information about Mansfield CVS and the community projects they are involved in, as well as an array of online resources for the voluntary sector, a local training and events calendar and voluntary groups directory. The site will act as an online community portal for the voluntary sector, connecting local charities and organisations and giving them a central place to advertise their own news, projects and events.
Speaking after the launch of the new website at the Mansfield CVS AGM, Marketing Co-ordinator Kate Boughton said,
“All of us at MCVS are incredibly grateful to SF Media for our fantastic new website. We really appreciate that they took the time to understand us and our work before building the site, to ensure that it functions exactly as we need it to. It has been a joy to work with them and we want to thank Pete and Jamie for their commitment and ongoing support to us and the voluntary sector.”
Marketing Director at SF Media, Pete Scully added,
“We are delighted to be in a position to help Mansfield CVS and to showcase some of the fantastic work they do locally. Everyone involved with this project has put in a lot of hard work over the past 9 months and we are really pleased with the result. To hear such positive feedback at their AGM makes me very proud and we hope that we have delivered something that MCVS and the voluntary sector of Mansfield as a whole can be proud of too. “
The work that SF Media have done for our business has been one of the key drivers of our business performance. We are growing at 30% year on year and roughly 50% of our new client enquiries come through internet searches.
Kerry Smith, KJ Smith Solicitors
SF Media have designed 3 websites for my business across the property, restaurant and industry sectors. Working with them on each project has been a pleasure.
They have listened to us carefully on each project and come up with a design that really works for us and looks visually fantastic. I would very much call them part of my team and see our relationship as a long term one. I would highly recommend their work and look forward to future projects.
James Cannon, MD - Ransomwood Estates UK Ltd
Jollys Jewellers have been working with SF Media for the past 3 years on our online marketing and the build and management of our eCommerce website. After the initial meeting, I was instantly impressed both by the hands on approach of Pete and Jamie, and the level of expertise they displayed.
Their passion for the industry is clear to see and our business has benefited greatly from the work they have done for us. We would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.
Tom Ginever, Jollys Jewellers
SF Media provided a sleek, modern & easily navigated platform for our customers to use, which in turn, has helped our business move in the right direction. Jamie & the team are always on hand to offer support & assistance when needed & we jump at the chance to recommend them to friends.
Matt Flint, Can You Dance?
The guys at SF Media do a great job for us here at Distinctive Confectionery. They have certainly made a difference to our business and are always on hand to make suggestions and to help improve our website and position on Google.
We can thoroughly recommend their services.
Adele Thomas, Distinctive Confectionery