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Redeveloping WordPress resource hub for young people

Young Money, part of Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise (YE) needed to redevelop and redesign its My Money Week resource hub giving site administrators greater control.

The brief

YE asked us to redevelop and redesign Young Money’s My Money Week website and content management system (CMS) and integrate its use with an existing CMS.

About Young Enterprise

Young Money is part of Young Enterprise, a national charity working with more than a third of schools in England and Wales to prepare young people for life beyond education. My Money Week is part of an annual initiative by Young Money to promote confidence and knowledge in money matters.

OWA has provided secure hosting for various YE systems at our UK-based data centre over the last 10 years. More recently we have worked with the charity on development projects, which we also support.

Young Money resource hub screen on Wordpress website built by OWA
Young Money video thumbnail for Wordpress website built by OWA
Young Money logo for Wordpress website built by OWA

Our approach

OWA worked closely with the Young Money team to identify the most important objectives for the relaunched website. An intuitive user experience for the young audience and practicability for admins quickly emerged as priorities.

With a number of possible solutions and a limited timeframe and budget, we focused on creating a series of rapid, iterative wireframes to propose, challenge and then define a layout, structure and technical outline for the front- and back-end.

With an agreed route forward, we updated the website layout with a dashboard and clearer design, enabling users to access and browse learning resources from current and past years more easily. The members’ area was enhanced to allow user account management and postcode look-up. Behind the scenes, we integrated the CMS seamlessly with YE’s existing WordPress infrastructure, enabling admins to efficiently manage resources, create interactive surveys and generate detailed reports.

Young Money video listing for Wordpress website built by OWA
Young Money - image of school girl working
Young Money video thumbnail for Wordpress website built by OWA

How we helped

Time and budget are important factors on any piece of development and on this project they were particularly relevant.

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We made sure there was enough time at the start of the project to properly understand YE’s needs and those of its My Money Week audience. This allowed us to direct resources exactly where they were most needed.

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Working in an iterative – or agile – way to test and refine both the designs and technical roles enabled quick feedback cycles and the timely delivery of the new resource hub.

OWA took the time to understand our organisation and target audience in order to provide us with a creative and innovative solution that met our needs. Working with OWA gives us the confidence that the final product will be fit for purpose, and delivered on time and on budget.
Emma-Jayne Turner, senior programme manager, Young Enterprise
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