Established in 1998 and a Drum Top 50 Client Rated Digital Agency, Box UK’s track record of success spans hundreds of high-priority and mission-critical software projects, delivered over more than twenty years.
A focus on heavy-use, multi-user platforms has given us deep experience in creating scalable, resilient and high-transaction systems for clients across the globe.
With an enterprise pedigree and a passion for technology, Box UK offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of experience in the development of scalable and resilient software systems – managing these full-lifecycle projects right the way through from planning to post-launch platform management.
Working with local, national and international organisations across a broad range of industries, our team of developers, solution architects, UX consultants, system engineers and product owners has built up an impressive portfolio of successful and award-winning projects.
We also excel in rescuing legacy projects, developing proofs-of-concept, embedding cultural and behavioural change via the implementation of agile, and conducting strategic analysis of your existing technology (or marketplace) to enable future decision-making.
In moving Investec Asset Management’s 22 role- and region-specific sites from traditional servers to a cloud-based infrastructure, our team not only cut the client’s hosting costs by 45%, but at the same time overhauled their underlying architecture to make everything more secure, stable and scalable.
Investec Asset Management now have the perfect platform from which to deliver complex, real-time information to their users, and – importantly – can do this much more quickly than ever before.
"Box UK has been a core partner in terms of our digital development and, time and again, has been there when we have needed digital solutions that drive measurable results."
From the top down, we’re driven by an unending passion for technology and the role it plays in shaping the world. In recent years we’ve done wide and varied award-winning work such as:
Our process is geared towards maximising productivity and eliminating waste, so you get your software delivered faster without compromising on quality.
Our QuickStart phase gets things off to a flying start, ensuring that critical project questions are addressed at the earliest possible stage. We also use this time to put the pieces in place for development to begin without delay – our technical consultants and user experience consultants working in parallel to make the best use of the time available.
This momentum is continued right through development, and with a rapid deployment process you’ll be able to see working software before you know it.
The user experience is at the heart of everything we do, and our user-centred design process puts the emphasis on insight right from the start. User stories written in simple, succinct language capture the outputs of our research in a format that can be understood by everyone involved on the project and, importantly, are told from the perspective of the user.
We’ll regularly ask for feedback during the development process, whether it’s finding out what representative users think of initial designs, or getting stakeholders to test out elements of working software. This helps ensure your project remains on track, and avoids any nasty surprises surfacing down the road.
We don’t use Agile because it’s a hot industry buzzword, or to check a box on a form. We believe fully in the values Agile promotes:
In the fast-moving digital world the ability to respond to changing conditions and requirements is critical. Agile’s focus on regular deliveries of working software means that you’ll have visibility of progress at every stage, and can change the direction of development if required. You can also launch at virtually any point, avoiding the risk of products never seeing the light of day and your investment being wasted.
Digital is no longer just a tactical tool – it’s embedded into organisations at a strategic level. That’s why we care so much about building client relationships that last. We’ll get under the skin of your organisation. We’ll learn about the specifics of your industry. We’ll act as an extension of your own team to the point where we’re able to provide expert technical advice tailored to provide real value.
This learning process doesn’t have to be one-way though. We also equip your team with the knowledge and skills they need to maintain and enhance your digital strategy through dedicated training sessions, workshops and coaching.
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