Further, Faster.

Etch Group is a unique network of agencies, consultancies and experts that aims to provide more value to businesses than traditional agency models, by taking a people centred approach to all projects we deliver.

 

Our team is made up of hand-picked experts with unique backgrounds and experiences, located in London, Southampton UK and Cape Town, South Africa.

 
$10,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • Suite R, Medina Chambers, Town Quay
    Southampton, HAM SO14 2AQ
    United Kingdom
other locations
  • 7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell
    London, LND EC1R 0LL
    United Kingdom
  • 11th – 14th Floor Touchstone House 7 Bree Street
    Cape Town, WC 8001
    South Africa

Portfolio

Key clients: 

AA, BBC, British Airways, Equiniti, Old Mutual Wealth, WWF-UK

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Atta

Atta is a member-driven trade association that promotes tourism to Africa from all corners of the world. In order to ensure the most value was delivered for the project, we started by running workshops with key stakeholders across the Association to ensure the most valuable business and project objectives were set. We then went on to run a requirements workshop with the client to present back a technical brief and document that
outlined potential ways forward for Atta. The new content focussed site launched in September 2017, and after less than a year of launching the membership has already grown by over 10%. This has been an incredible result for the Association as this more than trebles what was delivered in previous years. The integration of Mailchimp and Eventbrite has also meant that the delivery of news, event and other content has improved. In addition, Mailchimp has allowed Atta to send more tactical information by segmenting their database and having deeper insights through analytics. These integrations have had a huge impact on member engagement, increasing loyalty and retention.
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British Airways

For customers, travelling with British Airways is a smooth experience. However, behind the scenes, hundreds of operations must work seamlessly to ensure planes depart, fly and arrive at their destinations on time. From snow and ice, to resource shortages and knock-on delays, unforeseen complications can cause major disruptions to any airline. We worked with British Airways to develop an operational dashboard. The tool needed to
be data-driven to enable BA's staff to predict and manage disruptions, and provide a high-level view of the airline’s entire operations. The goal was to provide a one-stop source of information for every department across the Heathrow operation. We started the project by spending the first two weeks learning. We listened in on some meetings, we wrote down all the acronyms that we didn't understand and we read the FT and many academic papers. The development of the dashboard was user-focused and user-driven. We began by questioning the people who would be using it in order to understand their needs. We worked across five departments and numerous stakeholders, running workshops to identify the requirements of the dashboard. As ideas emerged, we began sketching and wireframing to demonstrate how this tool would work. The result was a data-driven dashboard displaying information from across BA’s operations. The dashboard shows high-level, operational information – almost in real-time – and presents complex data in an intuitive way. Users can then go deeper in each department, accessing detailed information on airline performance. The dashboard is now used by a variety of people in different contexts, from big screens in the control tower to customer attendants' iPads as they travel between terminals. It was built responsively, ensuring all data displays perfectly whatever device it’s viewed on. BA’s staff can easily access the data they need at any time on the dashboard.
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Old Mutual Wealth

Old Mutual Wealth already offered their customers and financial advisers space online to manage their investments, but came to us to see how they could benefit from applying the latest digital innovations and design thinking to be confident they were delivering a first-class experience online. Talking with groups of customers and advisers about how they used the current platform informed us of the areas which were working well,
the pain points that could be improved as well as the most frequent actions performed online. A project of this scale would only be successful through collaboration with multiple teams, across multiple disciplines. We worked closely with Old Mutual Wealth to integrate our design thinking alongside the technical capabilities of the development team to create a set of design principles which could be applied to all the required screen templates. Key customer journeys were split into design sprints, allowing the teams to use an Agile methodology which built-in the process of continued learning and iteration as the sprints progressed. Our approach allowed us to identify the user needs, apply and test our designs with customers and advisers, iterate on our ideas as we progressed and finally create a set of UX principles which the development team could apply throughout all Old Mutual Wealth’s digital services. The new layouts and standards gave the flexibility to increase the range of services Old Mutual Wealth offered online as well as allowing all processes to work fluidly across screen sizes, devices and platforms. The new interface and features launched in 2018.

Reviews

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Web Training for Global Nonprofit

"Their sprint methodology has enabled us to compress many weeks’ worth of work into a single week."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June - July 2019
Project summary: 

Etch provided Google Design training for the employees of an international nonprofit. They worked towards developing skills that would enable the internal team to design solutions with external partners.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Nasreen Dhanji
Head of Innovation, Save The Children
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Etch's methodology of working in sprints was largely effective. While they could've supplied some additional resources, it was a smooth engagement. Project management—a collaborative endeavor—was smooth, and the project was a cost-effective one. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Save The Children Head of Innovation

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Etch?

Training on Google Design Sprints

What were your goals for this project?

Capacity building to enable the team to co-design solutions with external partners.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Recommendation by Jake Knapp

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Etch provided training on Google Design Sprints. We applied the training to develop solutions to support parent engagement with nursery schools.

What was the team composition?

Members of Save The Children's Innovation Team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Their sprint methodology has enabled us to compress many weeks’ worth of work into a single week. Sprints allow us to receive and act on user feedback early in the development process, thereby ensuring we reach our beneficiaries with solutions that truly respond to their core needs and to do this in a cost effective manner.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was a joint responsibility between Etch and Save The Children. The arrangement worked effectively.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Ross Chapman is a great sprint facilitator.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Additional resources would have been helpful such as a sprint brief template.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer