Charity Edit Timeline

We've been developing Edit since 2002 - here is a little timeline of our last 19 years.

2002

  • First code written for Edit by founder and Managing Director Kyle Cottington

2003

  • First website goes live and our Website software is officially launched

2004

  • Catalogue feature launched

2006

  • Kyle leaves employment to work on Edit full time
  • Our first free seminar is run on creating effective websites

2008

  • We locate to the Blythe Valley Park in Solihull (where our offices are still based)

2009

  • Included social media integration within all pages

2010

  • We develop a locator using Google mapping technology
  • A new rota feature added to Edit

2011

  • A new drag and drop homepage builder is added to Edit

2012

  • Edit sponsor the website for the National Day of Prayer and Worship at Wembley Stadium
  • We move to a bigger office

2013

  • We love Chocolate so are pleased to create the website for the Real Easter Egg
  • Following an upgrade of our servers we double MP3 storage space for clients
  • Move to bigger offices to cater for future expansion
  • Our customer survey gives us a 100% customer satisfaction from respondents

2014

  • Edit Websites acquires another company that has created Charity Admin Software.
  • A new video library feature is added to Edit

2015

  • A busy August as we take on 4 new staff as our team continues to grow
  • Implement a new support system as we take on our first dedicated First Line Support
  • We add a new Customised Template design option for websites

2016

  • 2 new developers join the team during the year
  • We add a new Premium Design option for websites
  • Our offices are getting quite cosy - we are going to need to move again
  • We finish the year with most of our team going for Christmas Afternoon Tea 

2017

  • We move to larger offices that are 60% larger than our previous pad - still the same building we've been in since 2012

2018

  • With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation we added a tool for recording consent for users added to a Charity Edit website
  • Along with our sister product, iKnow we held 14 GDPR  seminars around the country providing clarity and information as charities prepared for the new Regulation

2019

  • Following 9 months of development we launched our brand new Global Office - a great new interface for updating your website

2020

  • As COVID-19 brought the UK into Lock Down, our websites became busier than ever
  • We started planning the new Design Builder module - a planning phase that lasted 6 months
  • We added an optional cookie notice tool in partnership with Civic UK
  • https/SSL Certificates are now free for all of our clients

2021

  • We started developing the Design Builder and over the course of 2021 had between 2 and 6 developers working on this major update full time.

2022

  • We launched the Design Builder - the biggest development we have ever added to Edit and the result of 18 months planning and development
  • We launched our new Referral Scheme giving charities a saving EVERY MONTH for each organisation they refer
  • Our sister product iKnow Charity launched a new donations module, dramatically helping charities accept new ways of receiving donations
  • Following the devasting affect of COVID the last two years, Charity Edit launches its Bounce Back Offer giving charities a monthly discount for 12 months
  • We launch Business Edit for businesses to sit alongside our Charity and School website software