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Hot House Student Consultancy helps antiques business establish online presence

Taken from: http://www.northampton.ac.uk/news/hot-house-student-consultancy-helps-antiques-business-establish-online-presence published Tuesday 23rd September 2014

  • The University of Northampton's student consultancy service Hot House recently helped a new antiques business establish itself within the sector.
    Hot House student consultants deliver a cost effective support solution to small and medium sized businesses across the region. They provide support to clients that might otherwise be unable to access commercial consultancy services, while offering students the opportunity to engage in paid activity that directly enhances their student experience and future employability prospects.
    In 2013, Hot House was approached by a successful retired entrepreneur Rosalba Brooks to assist in a new project. Rosalba wanted to set up a new business in the antiques sector selling her vast collection and buying new commodities.
    Hot House met with Rosalba and formulated a plan to create a brand, a website and various event marketing materials for the new business: Rosalba Antiques.  The team contacted contacted Dr Mark Johnson, Deputy Head of Computing within the University's School of Science and Technology who recommended a 2nd year student named Matthew (Matty) De Cesare who had demonstrated a flare for both design and software engineering. Matty signed up to Hot House and quickly impressed the team and the client with his skills, working from brief to create a logo concept and a highly complex web site from just code

To read more:  http://www.northampton.ac.uk/news/hot-house-student-consultancy-helps-antiques-business-establish-online-presence

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