At CDS, we add value at every stage of your project

At CDS, we add value at every stage of your project

Why CDS - our customers

Why choose CDS? Four great reasons...

1: For the results we deliver

We are fortunate to work alongside some exceptional client teams with vital project needs which has resulted in several key outcomes delivered:

  • For Government: The National Audit Office confirmed a CDS end-to-end digital transformation service for the Cabinet Office which has saved £54 million per annum, for a service that costs less than £1 million per annum to deliver.
  • For London's Metropolitan Police Service: The first ever online crime reporting services, enabling in less than 6 months, i.r.o 70% of non-emergency crime reporting in fields such as road traffic incidents to be self-reported online by the public.
  • For Aberdeen Asset Management: Our award winning content strategy project “thinkingaloud” delivered a 1000% increase in new customer visits in the UK and was then rolled out across 5 more countries in less than 12 months.
  • For Birmingham City Council: We re-engineered their Print Management and Print Spend to just one third of its original value (from £2 million per annum to £600,000) while maintaining customer satisfaction levels.
  • For the Bank of England: 100% service channel integration across Print & Digital communications was achieved for the Bank of England Prudential Regulatory Authority industry and regulatory engagement.
  • For VW Group: After projects in the UK for Nissan and Infiniti, in late 2016 we were awarded our first contract with VW and Audi USA, moving our services into the USA for the first time to digitise their international media management and PR distribution.
  • For the Royal Mail: We delivered 4x R.O.I. for the Royal Mail by implementing our Asset Factory mobile application (for iPad) enabling staff to operate in the field for the first time – allowing them to act immediately rather than wait 24 hours.

We are an Episerver premium partner

CDS Awards

2: For the awards we win

The nine main awards we won in 2019, 2018 and 2017:

1: Prolific North Large Digital Agency of the Year

2: ideaskUK Idea of the Year - Client: The British Army

3: Drum DADI Best Public Sector website, campaign or app - Client: The Metropolitan Police

4: Digital Impact Award Best use of Digital in the Public Sector (silver) - Client: The Metropolitan Police

5: Digital Impact Award Best use of Digital to an Internal Audience - Client: The Metropolitan Police

6: Episerver Partner Award Service and support website (bronze) - Client: The Metropolitan Police

7: Digital Impact Awards 2018 - Winner of Best Digital Communications - Client: ResilienceDirect

8: GSA UK Awards 2018 - Winner of Transition Project of the Year - Client: The Metropolitan Police

9: Episerver Partner of the Year 2019 - Winner of the Partner of the Year Award for UK/Ireland

award winning entry for the E-Learning Awards 2015

3: For the positive difference we make to peoples' lives

In short: we know that practically every citizen in the United Kingdom has accessed or received a communication from a CDS managed service, and without it, their day would have been markedly less happy or productive. 

That key fact makes us get out of bed in the morning (and sadly prevents some of us going to bed at night)…but the level of trust our customers place in us to deliver is your assurance of the commitment we will offer you.

We are on the CCS RM3785 framework

CDS Staff

4: For the team of dedicated professionals who thrive on delivering

We have 160 in-house communications experts from designers, to print managers to software engineers located across the United Kingdom. For every service line we have Consultant Grade (in excess of 10 year experience) through to apprentices ensuring we can augment your team or project with a balanced, diverse talent base fitted to the need.

Our work

We have found CDS to be a responsive, understanding and true partner in helping us produce a quality publication for our colleagues. Although the brief is design and print, CDS often go outside of this remit to ensure a more productive discussion regarding content; ultimately ensuring the end result is as engaging as possible.

James Powell

Lead Internal Communications Manager, YBSG