What FSB Awards wanted
FSB’s primary objective was to have a fully functioning awards website fast. Pixl8 pulled out the stops to achieve this in approximately ten weeks from first contact to go-live. By choosing to combine the well-honed and established Preside CMS and eventfolio, FSB would benefit from heightened flexibility and dynamic scope.
There were two distinct challenges. First; the project needed to cover a breadth of requirements, particularly multi-level access for FSB admin, judges, entrants, and delegates booking tickets. Second; the new solution had to support table planning for FSB's twelve regional finals across the UK, as well as a London final.
FSB Awards were empowered to deliver a highly successful events platform, where participants and judges alike were able to access permissions-based levels of information as required by their role. FSB Awards also staff found themselves with increased back-office function to create and amend website content on a regular basis - saving both time and money.
“Pixl8 has enabled FSB to go above and beyond the expectations of our partners, sponsors, and judges. The successful completion of this project has empowered our teams to manage and edit web content themselves without the need for developers, and sped up the event management process by introducing innovative systems to transform our everyday reality."
Juliette Brown, Head of Partnerships and Events, FSB
And then some
When we first kicked off this project with FSB, our primary focus was to provide them with a dual-functionality website and events management platform capable of meeting their needs, and simplifying existing processes.
As the scope evolved it became clear that FSB would benefit hugely from bespoke table planning element, which we designed to replace its existing process: Excel spreadsheets and an old, inflexible software package.
Because both VIPs, members, and non-members attend the awards, this innovative approach to table planning has empowered FSB to ensure the right people are sitting in the right places at each event.
The implementation of Preside CMS and eventfolio has had a far-reaching impact. Judges praise the one-stop-shop information style functionality, progress checking, stop and start, saving, and single-sign-on (SSO) elements. Sponsors and third parties are now able to access sponsor packs on the site itself, increasing reach and opportunities for FSB.