The Smoke & Pickle Food Company of Shropshire, a Shrewsbury-based company specialising in a range of high-quality food products, recently turned to local Web Development specialists The Web Orchard to build their new web site.
With an upcoming event at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair in London's Olympia it was important for the Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre based company to have their web site completed on time.
Members of the Heart of England Fine Foods organisation, the Smoke & Pickle line-up includes a range of soups, sauces, traditional potted fish recipes, potted cheeses, plus desserts and cakes.
Martin Curtis, co-founder of the company, said launching the company was the realisation of a 20 year dream. "Along with my wife Sara and our son Will, we've been dedicated food lovers for a long time. We wanted to create a range of foods that only use the best, wholesome ingredients and were satisfying and full of flavour."
The Smoke & Pickle product range will suit the palate of traditionalists and those who prefer something a little different. Old English recipes include Potted Crab made with delicate herbs and spices, and Pear & Ginger cake. Classic dishes such as Bolognese Sauce and Minestrone Soup feature. While for those who are looking for something more exotic, Smoke & Pickle offer Rochellaise-style Fish Soup, Mulligatawny Soup, and other dishes inspired by Martin and Sara’s travels around the world.
Martin, Sara and Will are personally involved in sourcing all ingredients and managing the company's state of the art kitchens at the Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre, Shrewsbury.
When it came to marketing, Smoke & Pickle turned to local creative teams. The Web Orchard managed the implementation of the www.smokeandpickle.co.uk web site based on the branding and web site design created by Carl Jones Design.
Peter White, Web Architect at The Web Orchard, said “Working on the site was a real pleasure. The web site features a mouth watering photo gallery of Smoke & Pickle products, plus the facility to find the growing list of retailers, restaurants and pubs who sell the Smoke & Pickle range of fine foods.”
AAIB, the specialist insurance brokers, has commissioned Shrewsbury web developers The Web Orchard to create the worlds first online travel insurance site specifically for travel to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Designed for people visiting Iraq or Afghanistan for business or personal reasons, the new website enables travellers to get an instant quotation which exactly matches their needs. The variables that can be chosen from include duration of stay, purpose of visit, the amount of personal accident and medical evacuation cover required.
Managed by AAIB Insurance Brokers, the travel policy is 'A' rated and essential baggage cover is included in the price. Varying levels of cover are available as well as the option to add more specialist types of cover if required.
Peter White, Web Architect at The Web Orchard, said: “We are delighted to have been able to contribute to this first ever travel insurance site for travel to Iraq and Afghanistan. From a technical perspective, the main challenges were to create a web-enabled copy of AAIB’s risk calculation database, and then to offer users the chance to go from quote to payment in one seamless transaction.”
Additional refinements in the site are the ability to receive an email quotation with PDF attachment, and for customers to download a PDF copy of their policy whenever required from anywhere in the world.
William Wakeham, AAIB’s CEO Insurance is delighted with the outcome. “The Web Orchard created a very elegant front end for our quotation database. Now travellers only have to answer eight drop down questions in order to receive an instant travel insurance quote, which is linked to a secure card payment screen if they want to pay for immediate cover. Compared to other more complex insurance quotation sites, the single page quotation form that The Web Orchard provided is incredibly simple to use.”
The Web Orchard have a five year track record of creating sophisticated e-commerce web presences. They are based in Shrewsbury, near Birmingham, in the United Kingdom and work for an international client base.
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