The Transform team’s extensive experience and involvement with IT dates back over 30 years to 1980 with the launch of their first business software on a Sinclair computer, providing Accounting and Stock Control applications.
During the 1980’s we worked with Sinclair and Psion to develop software on a number of computers including the ZX Spectrum, Psion Organiser and Sinclair QL. As our expertise in database programming grew, so we developed and created a number of applications that synchronised data between the Psion organiser and the PC.
Many of these applications were taken up by leading companies including Colman’s Mustard, Courage Breweries, Sharp Manufacturing and major fork-lift truck companies. The Sharp Manufacturing project used a database application written by Transform to manage their multi-million pound microwave warehouse inventory.
During the late 90’s they we were introduced to LapLink and were invited to work with them to build their corporate sales. Having worked with corporate sales customers such as Sharp and Colman’s this was a perfect match and we were responsible for the largest ever corporate license for LapLink products. As LapLink wound down their European office they invited Transform to manage their European operations on their behalf, including customer services and multi-lingual telephone support, which we continued to successfully manage for the next five years.
During this time the company become the European support centre for Virtual PC, a program that allows you to run windows on a Mac computer. Although this product was subsequently bought by Microsoft; they continued to employ the Transform team as one of their support centres for another two years until they moved their technical support to Asia.
In 2001 Transform launched their first product on the QVC UK TV shopping channel having discovered the power of TV shopping. You can see many of their presentations at here. Transform’s Managing Director, Colin Hughes, became one of the top technology presenters on the channel. Transform worked closely with the buyers and consultants at QVC to regularly source new products from around the world. During this time the company regularly licensed software and applications for a number of international companies.
With the growth of the Internet Transform has now built a team of designers and software engineers to help companies and individuals build their businesses. Our clients include Limelight Management, The Ice-Clinic, Soul Boat and individuals Antony Worrall-Thompson, Jo Wheatley (winner of The Great British Bake Off), The Barking Blondes (Joanne Good and Anna Webb) soul artists Junior Giscombe and France Ayong.
Limelight Management’s celebrity portfolio includes top TV Chefs such as Mary Berry and James Martin. Transform has built a bespoke custom contact management system for them, which allows them to add and update their clients. Transform manages all their video content – the recording of TV shows and client’s show reels. Transform recently worked with Limelight to produce Gourmet Experiences (in conjunction with Macro), where James Martin and Mary Berry personally hosted cookery classes for groups of up to 20 people. Transform assisted with the promotion of these events via the internet, facebook and twitter.
The Ice Clinic.
The Ice Clinic Beauty Salon was struggling to maintain their Wordpress website when they came to Transform to redesign their website and assist them on a monthly basis to build their business. As well as creating the new website Transform was able to help with:-
Design of a new brochure and pricelist
Promotional videos for their in-house TV monitors
Online sales of gift vouchers
The Soul Boat.
Neville Banks wanted to start a new business running Soul Boat cruises on the Thames. He came to Transform to create a website, which has been extremely effective for the promotion and selling of tickets for these events. We have successfully worked with our partners Shopfactory to develop www.sellmyticketsonline.com for the sale of these and other event tickets.
The Barking Blondes.
Transform had already developed a website for Joanne Good (BBC London Radio presenter), so when she joined forces with Anna Webb for their new doggy themed talk show, she immediately asked Transform to create their new website. They have used the website to secure appearances at Crufts and regular appearances on The Alan Titchmash show.