Sopra Steria-delivered council websites achieve top rating in 2015 SOCITM Better Connected report

  23 April 2015: Two websites developed and implemented by Sopra Steria are amongst the best in Local Government, according to SOCITM*.

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) and Blaby District Council (BDC) are amongst 34 UK local authorities praised in the 2015 SOCITM Better Connected report which rates both in the top 10% of UK authorities and gives them the highest possible rating of four stars. HBBC has maintained this performance for the last three years and BDC since 2014.

  • The BDC website was cited as one of the reviewers’ favourites. “This is an excellent all-round website with top-rate customer focus. The first thing to strike me about the site is how the template design manages to be attractive and yet incredibly simple to read and navigate.”
  • HBBC was recommended for good practice in reporting a missed bin from a mobile device: “Really easy to navigate and complete the task. Everything is optimised for mobile.”

Julie Hutchinson, Communications Manager at Blaby District Council said: "We are delighted with our four star status. The technical expertise provided through the Sopra Steria partnership has allowed us to achieve this recognition. We are already working on making further improvements to the site by offering a ‘My Account’ facility and the Sopra Steria team is integral in helping us shape the development and deliver the best solution for our customers.”

See the news item on Nuneaton News online

Read more about Sopra Steria’s work with UK Local Government, HBBC and BDC

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*SOCITM is the IT professional body for people involved in the leadership and management of IT and digitally enabled services delivered for public benefit.