Taste of the West - Directory Website
Taste of the West are the UK's largest independent regional food group. They promote and support the West Country's fantastic food and drink industry covering; Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
The group had an ageing website and wanted to transform their online presence in order to appeal to both their exisiting trade and their growing consumer market. We worked together to build an intuitive mobile friendly website which would increase engagement with existing audiences and attract new users too.
We developed a powerful Content Management System using the Drupal framework to make it far quicker and easier for staff to add and edit content.
With a growing directory of over 1,000 member pages it was important that members had access to manage their own listings. A member user role was created giving each member a unique login, which allows them to add and edit the text and images on their directory page.
In addition the new website features a bespoke CRM which was tailored to the organisations needs.
Food Finder Map
One of the websites main features is the "food finder map" a useful tool to help both visitors and locals locate Taste of the West members. Using the Google maps API we developed the map to allow users to find members in either their geo-located area or by a specified address. Map results can be filtered by various categories such as "somewhere to eat" or "somewhere to shop" allowing users to find just what they're looking for. Results are displayed in the form of Taste of the West icons with gold and silver symbols indicating the award winning members. A simliar map was also developed for the trade members with the filters on that map tailored to business requirements.