This innovative project was initiated to meet the demand by independent school parents for a simple school community website on which they can advertise to each other or search for items for sale from holiday homes, bikes and cars to pets, school uniforms and furniture.

The Challenge

The SchoolsTrader team approached us with their proposal to create a fun, lively and highly interactive website. They needed:

    * Expert advice on how to realise their vision.
    * A reliable web design/development team to support their project from start to finish.
    * Unbiased consultancy on contentious issues such as data security.
    * Reassurance that they would have ongoing support once the site went live.
    * Robust hosting and monitoring of the site.
    * Accurate reporting of website statistics.

The Solution

Genzee designed the entire site to the Schoolstrader team's requirements and used an opensource CMS as base for the basic core functionality. This enabled us to reduce the development time significantly. We also built the hardware infrastructure to support the site during its growth from a handful of users to tens of thousands of users.

The Result has proved to be a popular site and frequently features in various national newspapers and magazines. As a result the site would often receive thousands of hits per minute, but still function perfectly. The site have also grown into a sister site with 2 more following later in 2009.


“I am delighted to be able to write in support of Genzee. We have been very pleased with the creation and development of the Schoolstrader website during 2006. You and the team have been involved with us from the start and have provided an exceptional level of service. The work has been done on time, to spec and to budget. You have dealt with our queries (and the inevitable changes to the site) with patience and skill. We would be pleased to speak to any potential clients about Genzee.”

Anna Canetty-Clarke, Director, Schoolstrader Limited