Headquartered in Wales’ capital city for more than twenty years, Box UK specialises in the design, development and delivery of high-profile bespoke software development projects that push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.
Working both locally and globally from the heart of Cardiff’s city centre, Box UK’s multidisciplinary team partners with public-sector bodies, educational institutions and leaders from industries including finance, health, defence and manufacturing to realise impressive results spanning efficiency gains, audience growth, increased engagement, and revenue generation.
For over 23 years we’ve provided digital solutions that help businesses adapt and evolve at pace. Operating end-to-end across the whole software lifecycle, we’re able to provide support at every stage of the digital journey:
As an extended part of your team, we share your challenges and ambitions to reimagine what’s possible, and deliver you future growth.
The quality of our work is recognised as among the best in the world:
Our software development services draw from a wide range of modern programming languages and frameworks, allowing us to take a flexible approach and deliver software solutions that drive the best outcomes for your business.
We have a multidisciplinary team encompassing bespoke software consultants, software designers, UX consultants, and system engineers alongside backend, frontend and full-stack developers, guiding your project through from the initial planning stages through to launch and beyond.
Our project management approach combines agile ways of working with appropriate governance to maximise responsiveness while minimising risk.
During a discovery phase Box UK worked with the National Assembly for Wales (NAfW) to redefine their web presence and shape their digital future.
The team managed product vision workshops and undertook user research to better understand stakeholder and user needs, conducting a number of activities bilingually to gain comprehensive feedback. The insight gathered informed a user-centred Minimum Viable Project aligned with NAfW’s core objectives, to help signpost a programme of future website design and development activity.
Attracting the brightest and best digital talent to its South Wales headquarters, Box UK recruits from purposely diverse backgrounds to offer an unrivalled depth and breadth of experience.
Our team of web and software developers, solution architects, UX consultants, visual design experts, system engineers and product owners have worked on a wide and varied range of projects including:
As the pressure being faced by GP surgeries increased massively in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, GP Wales made the decision to accelerate development of their Locum Hub, which focuses specifically on securing temporary locum cover for shifts within general practice.
With the support of Box UK, the updated Locum Hub Wales platform offers a user-friendly, high-performance online jobs and shifts database, and represents a huge step forward in the digitisation of Wales’ healthcare services.
Our process is geared towards maximising productivity and eliminating waste, so you get your software delivered faster without compromising on quality.
A QuickStart phase gets things off to a flying start, ensuring that critical project questions are addressed at the earliest possible stage. This time is also used to put the pieces in place for development to begin without delay, with technical 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.
"Excellent training. The theories and principles were given practical context and we left with great advice that we could take away and start using immediately. I learned a lot."
Agile training participant