Category Archives: customer stories

Upgraded CABI Plantwise app extends help to more farmers

The following is a press release. Global agricultural not-for-profit organisation CABI has worked with digital agency White October to rework and extend the features of its innovative library app for plant factsheets.  The Plantwise Factsheets Library app, now used in 34 countries, is an online mobile resource for CABI Plantwise, a global programme to increase […]

Buon viaggio! Hitachi Rail Italy goes live online

When Hitachi Rail needed a website for its new Italian subsidiary, the team called on us to get it rolling. The new site needed to be in line with Hitachi Rail’s corporate style in terms of look and feel, a task which required great attention to detail from our design team to ensure the new […]

BBC Oxford reports on FGM app

Top news story on BBC Radio Oxford Drivetime yesterday was Oxford health visitor Joanne McEwan winning an award to build an app to help communicate with survivors of female genital mutilation. Joanne won the Mary Seacole Award, which is given to nurses, health visitors and midwives helping the black and minority communities. Joanne is working […]

Fidelis commissions online portfolio to launch new insurance model

Insurance and reinsurance provider Fidelis has commissioned White October to design and build its online showcase for innovative underwriting services. Fidelis has recently entered the insurance market with a model designed to ensure rapid and effective responses to insurance challenges while also optimising shareholder returns.  Fidelis Group CEO Richard Brindle explained the new approach when […]

Hamilton Trust are delighted to be BETT Award finalists.

Hamilton Trust, working with White October, have been shortlisted for the finals in the Primary Digital Content category for their work over three key educational sites. The main Hamilton Trust website makes adaptable teaching resources available electronically for teachers to use in planning and teaching across Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Their adaptability […]

Oxford’s White October builds online sports platform supported by Dame Kelly Holmes

The following is a shortened press release. White October is the development partner for Ultimate Player, a new online programme that inspires children to learn more sporting skills and get involved in sports.  Speaking at the launch event at Lord’s Cricket Ground last week, Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes said: “It is crucial we […]

Foyles are innovative winners at The Stationers’ Awards

Foyles Book Search is the first ever in-store mobile web inventory search with mapping. Users can see instantly whether a title is in stock, and follow a map to its location in the 8 floor bookstore.  Fast and accurate, it is capable of instantly searching and checking availability from the range of over 600,000 titles that […]

Midwives get emergency help

Childbirth Emergencies delivers handy training and revision resource for maternity care practitioners We’ve recently announced the launch and availability of the Childbirth Emergencies app. Childbirth Emergencies is the brainchild of experienced NHS midwife trainer Hannah Hulme Hunter.  In her work with midwives and doctors, she recognised the need for a resource which gives the most […]

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