Bluestorm strikes gold with award-winning college website

A new website designed and built by Bluestorm Design and Marketing for East Yorkshire’s Bishop Burton College and Lincolnshire’s Riseholme College has won a Gold award at the FE First Awards.

Organised annually by the College Marketing Association, the awards reflect the best of further education marketing, comms and digital communications across the UK.

Held in Birmingham on Monday 29 January, Bluestorm were thrilled to win the award for the website, which was designed specifically with the colleges’ goals in mind – to enhance engagement, increase applicant numbers, and elevate brand awareness across a diverse range of users.

The new websites have performed beyond expectation, with the colleges seeing a significant increase in both those using the website, especially on the University Centre and Business and Employer sections of the website, and an increase in those applying for courses at the two campuses.

Dan Murphy, Digital Director at Bluestorm, said: “We’re thrilled to have received this award, which highlights the great results we achieved for Bishop Burton and Riseholme.

“This award also cements the great reputation Bluestorm has garnered for expertise and achieving strong results in the further education sector with our websites, as well as marketing and design.”

Andy Cawley, Managing Director at Bluestorm, said: “I’m extremely proud of our team for their hard work and ability to create websites that consistently deliver amazing results for all of our clients.

“Though we have won this award specifically for our work in the FE sector, we apply these winning principles to all our client accounts and pride ourselves on creating both appealing and effective websites across the board.”

If you’ve been considering a new website or a refresh of your existing website, Bluestorm can help you to achieve your goals through a site built closely in line with your business strategy.