Winchester Business Expands for the Digital Future

Alniro, IQ Cloud and Winchester are now part of Profound Works Ltd.

For over 10 years the successful creative agency, Alniro has been serving a wide range of clients from its base in Winchester, and for customers with printing requirements it has operated Winchester serving hundreds of customers.

Building on this success, the business has recently merged with long established IT system integrator and Microsoft Gold Partner, IQ Cloud.

With so many capabilities all under one roof the business has now re-branded as a single entity called Profound Works Limited (profound). profound will retain the Winchester brand but is now able to offer a much expanded range of services to all clients.

These include:

  • Design and build of websites and e-commerce sites
  • Modernising established websites to be mobile and tablet friendly
  • Design and build of mobile Apps (for iOS, Android and Windows Phone)
  • Creative design for print and digital
  • Cloud services with Microsoft Azure
  • IT system integration and custom applications
  • Implementing world class digital customer experience with the Sitecore® Experience Platform™

Tim McMillen, Director at profound comments:

Every client we deal with wants to present themselves well, attract new business and nurture existing relationships. We are perfectly placed to help them in that regard. Many companies struggle trying to co-ordinate a strategic consistency from multiple suppliers across their marketing, IT, website and design needs. profound removes this pain by making life easier for clients to deal with a single, very experienced supplier.

Tim added:

This is a very exciting time. We know clients have unique needs across their digital, website user experience, print, mobile and IT needs, and profound is helping them achieve great results. We now have strategic relationships with Microsoft as a Gold Partner for cloud services and with Sitecore, the global leader in website personalisation. Beyond this, the Microsoft Azure cloud platform allows us to lower cost for the IT department of any business by reducing the need to manage on-premise servers, applications and databases. Clients can now choose to move some or all of their IT estate to the most comprehensive and secure cloud option out there.

The business has grown significantly and continues to hire talented staff. The Board was recently strengthened by Matt Quinn and John Pearson, both of whom have extensive business leadership and technology experience in the areas of business intelligence, cloud services and business software.

profound will continue to serve its valued client base that includes established brands such as Majestic Wine, B&Q, Hitachi Capital, Micheldever Tyres and Javelin Group, as well as a growing base of new business mid-size customers.

about profound

profound helps organisations improve their digital business outcomes. With over 10 years’ experience helping clients in multiple industries, our highly experienced teams help clients to plan, design, implement and optimise their website, mobile, e-commerce and cloud strategies. With personalisation and usability such a key aspect of today’s digital world, we provide the ideal mix of creative design and technical insight.

profound is a digital design agency, a Microsoft Gold Partner for Azure Cloud Services, a Sitecore Customer Experience Management (CXM) Platform partner, and a Systems Integrator. This blend of talent de-risks and simplifies projects for for clients seeking a single point of contact across their web, mobile, cloud and integrated systems.

about Alniro

Alniro is a creative agency, based in Winchester, Hampshire (UK). Since 1999 Alniro has been designing and delivering creative solutions across all media channels including print, web, video and more recently mobile applications and sites. Alniro is now part of profound.

Supporting hundreds of clients in the Hampshire area, Winchester helps create the right impression for businesses with high quality printing and graphic design, covering everything from business cards to posters, leaflets, booklets and brochures. Being part of the digital agency, profound, we also help clients with any website, e-commerce and mobile app requirements from design to build to ongoing support.

about IQ Cloud

IQ Cloud has now been absorbed and rebranded into profound providing first-class technical system integration, cloud services and custom development. IQ was one of the first Microsoft partners to launch Microsoft Azure in the UK. This deep technical experience combined with solid business pragmatism has helped a wide range of clients from established mid-market and enterprise businesses to small well-funded start-ups to drive down cost and increase revenue through smarter use of IT.

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