Partners

Partners. Frameworks. Accreditations.

We partner with or have been accredited by a number of specialist companies and organisations which enable us to deliver the best possible products and services for our clients.

Cyber Essentials
Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is designed to help organisations implement adequate levels of protection against cyber attacks, and our certification and compliance against this standard demonstrates that we take cyber security seriously. Big Blue Door has been certified against the standard since November 2017. Our Cyber Essentials policies and processes work hand-in hand with our ISO9001 and ISO27001 certifications, and ensures that our whole organisation can securely handle our clients' data. Read more about Big Blue Door's Cyber Essentials certification here.

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G-Cloud 9

The UK Government G-Cloud is an initiative targeted at easing procurement by public-sector bodies in departments of the UK Government of commodity information technology services that use cloud computing. G-Cloud established framework agreements with a large number of service providers; and lists those services on a publicly accessible portal known as the Digital Marketplace. Public Sector organisations can call off the services listed on the Digital Marketplace without needing to go through a full tender process. Big Blue Door currently has 46 services listed on the G-Cloud 9 framework.

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Drupal Association

Our technology of choice is an open source framework called Drupal, an enterprise solution used by over 1.5 million sites. The vibrant and creative community that surrounds Drupal ensures that the framework continues to develop, both in terms of the functionality it offers and the security of the sites built using its code. We are proud to be a member of the Drupal Association, an educational non-profit organization that tasks itself with fostering and supporting the Drupal software project, the community and its growth. The Association uses its resources, network and funds to constantly engage in new projects and initiatives to help educate people about Drupal and support the growth of the Drupal project.

AWS Partner Network

The AWS Partner Network (APN) is the global partner program for Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is focused on helping APN Partners build successful AWS-based businesses or solutions by providing business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market support. We operate a number of our hosting services through AWS utilising a range of advanced features across numerous of our clients, such as Route53 DNS, Load balancing, Auto-scaling, and the use of a global CDN through Cloudfront (including for this site!). In addition, our technical lead is specially trained and certified as an AWS Solutions Architect (Associate), and other staff are working towards this certification.

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ISO 27001

The aim of the ISO 27001 standard is to help companies to establish and maintain an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS), using a continual improvement approach. To maintain your ISO 27001 certification, it is mandatory to have at least one surveillance audit visit per year to ensure you are still meeting requirements. Such surveillance audits sample the ongoing effectiveness of your information security management system. Our ISO 27001 accreditation means that we have put all nevessary measures in place to ensure that our clients' information is always protected.

ISO 9001
ISO 9001

The ISO 9001 standard provides a framework of globally recognised principles of quality management, including: customer focus, leadership, involvement of people, process approach to management, continual improvement, factual approach to decision making and mutually beneficial supplier relationships. These are also known as the eight key principals of quality management. Our ISO 9001 accreditation means that we are continuously reviewing and updating our internal process to ensure that we can give our clients the best possible service.

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Scrum Alliance

Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance® is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. Their vision is to inspire individuals, leaders, and organizations to adopt Agile mindsets. Several members of the Big Blue Door team are certified Scrum Masters and Product Owners. This means that you will have: early sight of all new developments; the opportunity to feedback throughout the development process; and the ability to change your requirements as needed.

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Memset Hosting

For the last five years we have partnered with Memset to offer our clients reliable, secure, scalable hosting solutions. Founded in 2002, Memset is accredited with ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO27001 certification, and all their servers are guaranteed to Impact Level 2, the standard that the UK government uses for information and data security. Their cutting-edge data centres are all located within the UK and guarantee that your data will not be stored outside of the country. Local servers also mean faster page loads - providing a better experience for our users.

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Acquia

Acquia provides the leading cloud platform for building, delivering, and optimizing Drupal digital experiences. They harness Drupal to provide customers with greater agility, at a lower cost than software products of the past. Acquia was founded by Dries Buytaert, the oiginal creator and project lead for Drupal. We are a registered Acquia Community Partner.

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Living Wage Foundation

We believe in treating our staff with respect and dignity. As a result, we are proud to be a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage is an example of communities, business, campaigners and groups coming together to find practical, non-statutory means to address working poverty and strengthen families. It is a voluntary hourly rate set independently and updated annually by the Living Wage Foundation. The Living Wage campaign was launched in 2001 by parents in East London, who were frustrated that working two minimum wage jobs left no time for family life.