How we helped the British Business Bank launch the government’s economy-boosting Future Fund: Breakthrough scheme to the UK’s innovators
As the government prepared to announce a brand new scheme to supercharge the UK’s post-pandemic economy, we helped BBB’s subsidiary British Patient Capital get ready to promote it.
In March 2021, the launch of the Future Fund: Breakthrough scheme was announced – a commitment of £365 million to fast-growing, R&D focused companies looking to secure funding to develop innovative new technologies.
The scheme was to be delivered through the British Business Bank’s subsidiary British Patient Capital, so it was essential that all the information businesses needed was available on their site when the announcement was made. But equally important that it remained completely confidential until that time.
Given the time-critical and confidential nature of the task, British Business Bank needed a partner they could trust. We were able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of British Patient Capital users and their needs, and put forward a specialist UX, design and development team who worked as a cohesive unit to deliver the Future Fund: Breakthrough pages on time, and collaborated closely with the client’s team.
It was clear from the beginning that the deadline was a hard one, so tight planning and project management was key. We also offered out-of-hours support, risk mitigation plans and resource back-ups to guarantee delivery and help accommodate any changes to scope.
From a development perspective, we were keen to make sure that whatever we built for the British Patient Capital site was reusable, so we took a modular, component-led approach.
From the outset Cohaesus understood the time-sensitive and confidential nature of the project. They were calm, efficient and delivered on time, on budget with no complications at all. When the scope changed, they took action quickly and made themselves available at all hours. The project was a great example of our values at the British Business Bank, which we’re pleased to say the team at Cohaesus shares.
We delivered three user interface design options for both desktop and mobile, and adapted the chosen one into the new pages and components, which included an FAQs and homepage module. The chosen design option was built and went live in time for the announcement as part of Budget 2021.