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St Peter Port parish website launched

Submarine have successfully designed and developed a new agile, secure and easily managed website for Guernsey's largest local parish, St Peter Port. 

The requirement was for a functional information website with a focus on the latest news and local events. This was largely achieved through a logical site plan and navigation menu with latest news items presented dynamically on the home page - created and driven by the content management system (CMS).  This was supported with an archive of the parish insight magazine, The Townie, presented in web friendly, small file size PDFs. 

Fast loading pages, a clean layout with good contrast and clear use of language were priorities for none technical users, older citizens and foreign visitors / workers. The tone was approachable and professional with an emphasis on promoting the parish, and within a budget that offered excellent value for the community.

Self-managed... with support on call
A key factor in the website development, was the capability for admin staff from the parish team to maintain content on-going for expediency and to reduce rolling costs. This was achieved with a custom CMS configuration secured under SSL. The parish admin team took up the option of a monthly retainer for flexible on call support which includes image pre-flight, general requests and security patching. 

St Peter Port home page visual

The parish were supported in their endeavour with photographs from Chris George, the well known Guernsey professional who is the primary contributor of official island images to Visit Guernsey.  In the case of the parish, we briefed him to include unusual perspectives highlighting lesser known parish views rather than the traditional harbour postcards.  

Chris can be contacted through the following social media channels:

Submarine are the preferred website supplier for the States of Guernsey.

St Peter Port parish website

Recent States of Guernsey websites by Submarine
Guernsey Harbours
Guernsey Water
Government House
DCA - Office of the Director of Civil Aviation
Beau Sejour Leisure Centre 
States Works
Guernsey Tickets
Guernsey Police
The Institute 
Alderney Courts

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Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Paul is a creative professional who gained his BA Hons degree in graphic design & multi-media at Bradford University in England after studying fine art under Hockney alumni, Grant Devine. An early career in television and an interest in technology led him to combine graphic design with digital media including video and animation which he applied to touch-screen kiosk applications for Zanussi and Polygram in the 1990's. This led to work with interactive CD and DVD, including a ground breaking international product in 1997, The Great Highland Bagpipes working with Scottish Heritage and the Glasgow Piping Centre.

In 1998, he developed the North of England's first desktop digital video edit suite working directly with Apple (hardware/OS) and AVID (edit software). In 2000, his web based application for social housing (which utilised kiosks for outreach communities) won 5 national technical awards including 'Best Use of Technology'. Between 1999 and 2010 he developed the successful Northern creative agency Bluemoon providing solutions for a wide range of national and international clients including Tesco, M&S, Puma, Foxes Biscuits, Sulzer and Hesco Bastion. 

In addition to his work as a professional designer, Paul has led international brand, marketing and communication teams including 5 years in offshore HNW finance at Carey Group managing PR and comm's output for 9 offices across Europe. Paul successfully directed the digital transition programme which delivered significant organisational benefits including cost reduction.  In 2015, after re-structuring the marketing function, developing the international website and delivering the group intranet, he successfully re-launched the brand. 

An appointment as Global Brand & Marketing Director for Insight Vacations followed in 2016 when he directed the launch of Luxury Gold as a stand alone premium 5 star tour brand.  Paul worked closely with the Canada based digital team developing the group website and Salesforce CRM. During the 2016 Paris terrorist attacks, he led the IV crisis management team working with Brett Tolman, Chief Executive of parent group TTC The Travel Corporation which includes Red Carnation Hotels and Contiki, a mobile centric brand targeting the under 30's through largely digital communications.

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