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Website for new lottery funded project




A website for a new lotttery funded project to help the advice organisations in the London Borough of Hackney to work more closely together and try and ensure that they remain accessible to people who need them despite a difficult new funding climate.



We provided a logo design, website and printed materials. The website includes a searchable directory, training event booking system, profile pages to showcase the partner agencies, FAQ system, news database and database of volunteering opportunities. Once advice agencies are signed up to the directory they can log in and keep their profiles up to date as well as advertise volunteer positions within their organisation.


Hackney Advice Project logo



We are delighted to recommend the services of Catfish Web Design.  We run a project bringing together a range of organisations that give advice to people living in the East London borough of Hackney. Hackney is a vibrant, diverse area where many of the residents have problems requiring them to access good quality legal and general advice. Our project seeks to bring together the organisations that deliver advice to residents in our local area.


When we decided that we needed a project website, Catfish Web Design was our first port of call.  Jane Horwood is well known in the advice sector nationally for designing exceptional websites, which are visually beautiful but also functionally easy to use. When we approached Jane she immediately came on board and set to work helping us to develop a visual ‘message’ for our project comprising logo ideas, colour themes and presenting us with a range of options for the website’s layout.


Hackney Advice Project


What came across when working with Jane was her depth of experience and ability to help us understand every stage of the design process and the technology behind it. She also worked extremely quickly! Jane prepared detailed briefing notes for us to be able to test the website’s functionality and was extremely conscientious in assisting us to rectify any problems we had. The briefing notes, in particular, were invaluable.   


We needed as many Hackney organisations as possible to be able to access the website and be able to add their own information. Again, Jane knew exactly which technology to use, resulting in the whole process feeling stress free and simple.


We are also delighted with the related project pop-up banners and leaflets Catfish designed. The quality is superb and extremely professional.


We would not hesitate to recommend Catfish Design to other professional organisations needing a good website at a reasonable price and we look forward to continuing to work with Catfish Web Design for the foreseeable future.