Close Brothers Group is an independent merchant bank headquartered in London with offices around the globe.
C2 were approached to build a corporate intranet for their staff of over 2,500. Having such a large number of staff spread over so many locations meant that an intranet was crucial as a business and communication tool.
One of the main requirements was to build a system which offered multiple levels of authorship and access. This was necessary as no one person would be responsible for all the content but the staff from the different departments.
We provided them with access and ownership definition – the ability to define different levels of access and administrators to manage and control different areas. For instance, editiors can create and add content but only administrators can then sign off and publish the content.
Other features include:
- Staff Directory showing realtionships between various staff members and departments.
- Staff Status Indicator
- News section
- Chairman's Blog
- Office locator
- Media Centre – Pictures, documents and other collateral used by the marketing and Communications departments.
- Multiple content templates featuring jQuery.
The intranet is now an indespensible part of their day to day activities throughout the business.