about citrus lounge
Citrus Lounge was established in 1998 by founder Chris Whalley,
then a.k.a. "Dr
Citrus" as a web design and development consultancy.
The company name is derived from an early experimental website run by Chris: an
online exhibition of artistic paraphernalia that resembled some kind of 'cafe lounge'
with a revulsion against the plethora of modem-crunching and otherwise useless,
brochure-styled websites designed by companies with names like "IT Company
Limited". Enough said here.
We quickly built a reputation for delivering fresh-faced website material and won
contracts for Manchester Training & Enterprise Council (now Manchester Solutions),
Manchester City Council, Colleges and various private enterprises.
In 2005 we were invited to build and pilot an electronic assessment solution to
help deliver NVQs (National Vocation Qualifications) by a major training provider
on a large number of learners. It was an instant success.
We now have over 450 customers using OneFile as well as endorsements and acceptance
from the UK's four largest awarding bodies: City & Guilds, Edexcel, OCR and EDI.
Our close relationship with the University of Manchester has given us excellent
support through the high-growth incubation programme, access to business training
programmes and resources, and countless networking opportunities with some of the
most innovative and influential leaders in business.
We currently employ 30 staff. New
software developments are also in the making.
We currently have 2 vacancies.
As a company, our core values are:
- Providing excellent customer service
- Developing our staff to their full potential
- Working towards a greener environment
- Being at the forefront of technological innovation
- Working with our local community
We are currently working towards Investors in People and ISO 9000.