In a significant step forward Pride in Brighton & Hove, the charitable trust that is best known for its award-winning carnival parade and festival in Brighton in August, will be able to update its website with useful information more easily and more frequently thanks to a successful community partnership with Brighton web agency Nixon McInnes.

The redevelopment of their website by Nixon McInnes means that Pride can further promote its website as a vital communications tool and quickly react to community events, publishing important fundraising information, details of events and news about Pride quickly and easily.

Pride Chairman David Harvey said “Having a site that non technical staff and volunteers can update immediately will make a big difference to the way the organisation can react to events. Sometime in the past we haven’t been able to upload important documents quickly enough or correct errors that quickly. Pride thanks Nixon McInnes for its valued support of the charity.”

The new website, which will look the same as the current Pride site, but will be much easier to update, will be launched in the next few weeks.

The relationship between Pride in Brighton & Hove and Nixon McInnes is mutually beneficial: Pride benefits from the technical skills of a full service web agency at zero expense, while the Nixon McInnes team thoroughly enjoy putting their time towards an initiative that has a positive influence in the community.

“This has been a great project to work on. It has been a real privilege to help empower Pride and the gay community as a whole.” said Danielle Sheerin, Nixon McInnes’ producer.

Within the relationship, Nixon McInnes is working towards the CommunityMark standard, a national kitemark for small and medium-sized businesses that recognises small business involvement within the local community.

Director of the Brighton & Hove Business Community Partnership Thea Allison commented “The relationship between Pride and Nixon McInnes is a terrific example of how corporate companies and community organisations can benefit from partnering. The company gets opportunities to develop staff skills and satisfaction, with positive PR and of course, good old-fashioned fun. For the community partners a business can offer fantastic resources, skills and connections”.


About Pride in Brighton & Hove

Pride in Brighton & Hove is a registered charity in England & Wales, No. 1105892. Promoting equality and diversity, and advances education to eliminate discrimination against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. It raises awareness of issues by promoting and staging a series of events including Winter Pride and the annual free summer festival and making grants and/or donations to other charitable and voluntary organisations. Our key objective is to develop an environment in favour of LGBT equality by providing information, advice and support.

About Nixon McInnes Limited

Nixon McInnes is leading the web revolution in medium-sized organisations by taking ideas and problems from marketing and generalist managers and converting them into real working web solutions like easy-to-manage websites and intranets, online booking systems, and email marketing platforms.

From their base in central Brighton the Nixon McInnes team provides the full range of web services – everything that an organisation needs to take advantage of the web and ebusiness.

About Brighton Business Community Partnership

The Brighton and Hove Business Community Partnership is a not-for-profit company providing a high quality and unique brokerage service to the private, public, community and voluntary sectors. Since 1996 BCP has brokered over £1 million of in-kind business support to the voluntary and community sector of Brighton and Hove. BCP has access to an extensive network of partners in all sectors, and is ideally placed to develop and support relationships that meet the needs of both private and not-for-profit organisations.

Press contact:
Will McInnes
Director, Nixon McInnes
07714 681100
0845 345 3462
21 Old Steyne, Brighton


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Published on: 12:00AM on 1st April 2005