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Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce

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Connecting local businesses

Iogen have been working with the Chamber since 2004 during which time we’ve built 3 different versions of their main website, a company extranet and a number of micro-websites for various other projects. The most recent version of their website was launched in 2012 and has since experienced a three fold increase in the number of online event and training course bookings.


  • Training course listings and online booking
  • Secure payments through WorldPay
  • Event listings and online booking
  • Searchable members directory

East Midlands, Humberside and Bournemouth Airports

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Growing regional airports

Iogen managed the online presence of East Midlands Airport during a period of sustained growth for the airport, the impact of our work resulted with the addition of Humberside and Bournemouth airports to our client list. As the airports grew we were tasked with creating several new versions of the websites as well as creating additional websites for recruitment and cargo activities.

Thanks to Iogen’s advanced CMS system, East Midlands, Humberside and Bournemouth were some of the few major UK airports with the website technology to cope with the sudden surge in internet traffic that occurred during a major security alert in 2006.

Northern Gas Networks

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Improving customer service

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is responsible for providing a range of services to 2.6m homes and businesses in the North West of England. Iogen have worked with NGN since 2005 and has since developed a number of solutions including customer facing websites, extranets and document management systems.


  • Customer enquiry management system
  • Automated document file conversions
  • Searchable employee directory
  • Online customer surveys

Derbyshire Building Society

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Successful learning and development

Following on from a number of successful e-learning projects we were tasked with developing a learning management system for The Derbyshire Building Society. Working closely with the University of Derby we developed a custom built simulated training and assessment system used for training and developing managers on the use of internal software systems.


  • SCORM compliant LMS and content modules
  • Interactive learning modules
  • User assessments

Holiday Homes in Italy / Homes in Italy

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Search for the perfect holiday

The Homes in Italy website was launched in 2003 and fast became one of the leading Italian property websites for UK customers. Following the success of the sales website we helped our client expand their business and launched Holiday Homes in Italy. Launched in 2012, the current version of the holiday lettings website has been delivering increased booking numbers for our client.


  • Administration facilities for tourism agents
  • Property listings and online booking
  • Integrated email marketing system
  • Realtime availability and prices

StaffNurse.com and RailwayPeople.com

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A big success in online recruitment

We started working with Derby based CareerSite.biz when it was just a single person operating from their home. For more than a decade, we provided the design, development and SEO services that put StaffNurse.com and RailwayPeople.com at the top of Google and helped CareerSite grow the two leading recruitment websites in both the healthcare and rail sectors. The success of these websites culminated in the business being acquired by CareerBuilder.


  • Administration facilities for agencies
  • The largest UK CV database of candidates
  • Candidate profiling and job alerts

Racing Frogs, Football Megastars and Beware the Spiders

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Award winning fun

The term "award-winning" is overused, but not in this case. Racing Frogs was a popular online game that had over 1 million registered players across the different versions of the game and it’s spin-off sites: Football Megastars, Boris the Frog and Beware the Spiders - created for the CiTV television show Play the Game.

Racing Frogs was highly innovative and we really had to push the limits of what was possible with the technology available at the time. Interactive web based games on this scale simply didn’t exist, so Racing Frogs generated lots of publicity and was featured as Steve Wright’s website of the day on BBC Radio. The website also won the "Best Use of Broadband" award at the DTI’s National E-Commerce Awards.

Mercian Cycles

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Another award winner

We are very proud to be working with Derby based Mercian Cycles, who have been hand building bespoke bicycles in Derby since 1946. The website we built for Mercian includes full content management that enables them to update content, galleries and products.

One of the unique features of Mercian’s website is the Online Frame Builder we created for them. It allows cyclists to design their own custom bike: choosing from 1000’s of combinations of frame type, materials, size and colours. The Online Frame Builder has been a very popular addition to the website and has won the Innovative Exporter Award at the East Midlands International Business Awards in 2010.

Next Directory and New Look

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eLearning excellence

Our first foray into eLearning was a custom built LMS suite that was installed in to the training centres at Next Directory. Using Flash™ and a bespoke backend based on our own CMS system, we built a solution that accurately emulated the real software used by the call centre staff and allowed for both guided and independent learning of the system.

We followed that project up with a similar project for high street retailer New Look. Their learning management suite delivers over 10 hours of interactive simulated learning material that can by accessed by suppliers around the globe.

Richard Lang

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Customised ecommerce solutions

When Derby based Richard Lang needed a trade focused e-commerce system, they chose the local experts in bespoke website development. The solution we provided was tailored specifically to the unique requirements of this trade-only wholesale business.


  • Synchronised accounts and orders with Sage™
  • Unique discounting at the customer level
  • Customised bulk ordering discounts
  • Bespoke order tracking
  • Product and orders exported for iPad sales application

City Equities

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Financial data and analytics

We have been working with London based stock brokers, City Equities for more than a decade. The City Equities website features a wealth of real-time stock prices, research, and company news. Registered members can add their own portfolio of stocks to the website and track the changes as they happen. Members can also track a list of favourite stocks and view charts detailing the historical stock data.


  • Email alerts triggered by share prices
  • Manage a virtual share portfolio
  • Live share prices and charts
  • Advanced search facilities

Gamestation / Blockbuster

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Another story of success

Our relationship with Gamestation started back when they were an independent retailer of new and used video games and consoles. We worked closely with them to help them grow their online business until the company, including 64 retail stores, was acquired by Blockbuster Entertainment - the American corporation famous for their chain of video rental stores.


  • Online purchasing of new and used games
  • Back-office stock control synchronisation
  • Email mailing list management
  • Secure online payments

We’ve worked on over 200 projects in the last 22 years

Here are some of the many organisations we’ve had the pleasure of working with:

  • Ajilon
  • Big Dog Kayaks
  • Bob Laxton MP
  • Bournemouth Airport
  • British Seafood
  • Business Link Derbyshire
  • CareerSite.biz / CareerBuilder
  • Chimera Consulting
  • Christmas Dinner Company
  • City Equities
  • City Plumbing
  • Clippasafe
  • Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber
  • Derbyshire Building Society
  • Derbyshire Enterprise Agency
  • Derbyshire Fire and Rescue
  • East Midlands Airport
  • Edge Tools & Equipment
  • Flame Homeware
  • Gamestation / Blockbuster
  • Heights of Abraham
  • Helen Barnes
  • Homes in Italy
  • Humberside Airport
  • International Student Placement Office
  • KC Jones
  • Killamarsh Community Campus
  • Laser Rail
  • Mercian Cycles
  • National Tramway Museum
  • New Look
  • Northern Gas Networks
  • Nottingham Business Alliance
  • OSYS / Rolls Royce
  • Particle Technology
  • Richard Lang
  • Rotherham Council
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • SCC Wales
  • Scott Wilson
  • Senior International Travel
  • Soutron
  • TXTrader
  • University of Derby
  • Wacky Web Fun