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Thursday, August 8, 2019

New Gold Partner in the house: Welcome to Great State

Hello, everyone!

We’re Great State, an award-winning Umbraco Gold Partner offering strategic planning, brilliant customer-first creative innovation, and ground-breaking technical delivery. Our agency has over 85 digital specialists based across our London and Bristol offices.

Our goal is to help brands tell their stories with a compelling brand vision that exceeds everyone’s expectations. To do so, we work together with our clients to identify their opportunities for growth, help them maximise this potential and take action.

We work with globally recognised brands including the Royal Navy, Honda Europe, Deliveroo, Adidas, Orange and the National Trust.

Great State Umbraco Gold Partner

Why do we love Umbraco?

We really enjoy the highly extensible and scalable platform with core capabilities that enable us to meet our clients' requirements.

It is easy and intuitive to use for both editorial and developer-centric tasks, which means we can get our clients up and running easily and quickly.

The latest release of Umbraco is packed with great new features, a revised user interface, and improved performance and stability.

In short, the new features are a charm to work with. The infinite editing delivers a natural editing experience where you don’t need to go back and forth to edit different elements of a content piece.

The language variants make it possible to create and manage multilingual content in a smooth way, and the content apps provide information, feedback and statistics on the published content. It’s like having a butler assisting you with your content editing experience.

In summary, Umbraco hits the sweet spot between affordability, flexibility, speed and simplicity for our clients.

Gary Trimnell Umbraco Gold Partner

"Umbraco has been a part of our business for more than 12 years now. We love the level of the out of the box functionality as well as the sheer quality of the user experience, which makes it compelling for our clients."

- Gary Trimnell, Technical Director, Great State

Why we chose to be a Gold Partner

We have been Umbraco Partners for over a decade but have only very recently decided to become Gold Partners.

With this partnership, we’re able to establish a closer working relationship with Umbraco as well as reinforce our commitment to the platform. We want to ensure that we are utilising the benefits and features to their fullest potential in order to maximise the value we bring back to our clients.

Last, but not least, the Gold Partner status enables us to provide extra reassurance to potential new clients, validating our experience, expertise, and work with Umbraco.

Great State Umbraco Gold Partner

Becoming Umbraco Gold Partner also makes it possible to discuss and suggest changes with fellow Gold Partners and have greater visibility of the roadmap and updates.

We can count on the higher levels of support and make use of the additional free benefits and discounts such as training for our team.

In short, it helps us to stand out from the crowd as experts on the platform and develop quality products to the highest quality for our clients.

“Great State is definitely no stranger to Umbraco HQ and I am happy that they have now become part of the Gold Partner family, confirming their commitment and involvement in making Umbraco better. I am looking forward to a strengthened relationship and well... more GREAT Umbraco projects!” 

- Mike Pedersen, Partner Friend Maker, Umbraco HQ

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Want to get to know Great State even better? Then visit Great State's Gold Partner page.

And hey, if you'd like to join the family yourself, check out what it takes to become an Umbraco Gold Partner.

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