The new website received over 60,000 hits within the first 30 minutes after the pitch by The Raw Chocolate Company on Dragons Den – and the site stayed online and live during this surge, thanks to the planning and implementation of The Web Orchard team.
The Web Orchard built a Drupal 7 website allowing The Raw Chocolate Company to fully promote their product range, fully manage products and content ‘behind the scenes’.
Kris McGowan Customer Insight Manager said "It was great working with Pete and his team. We were really up against it and they put all their resources into getting the website ready and functional on time. The Dragons Den team said we would not be able to keep the website running due to shear volume of hits, but The Web Orchard team did it brilliantly. We couldn't be happier."
The Raw Chocolate Company received £72,000 in funding from entrepreneur Deborah Meadon.
Pete White of The Web Orchard said “This has been a fantastic week all round. It’s been great for our client who have received the financial backing of Deborah Meadon and TV exposure – but also superb for The Web Orchard, demonstrating our professional ability to create truly winning website designs with top quality technical assistance and planning.”
In preparation for appearing for on Dragon's Den, The Raw Chocolate Company needed a website that represented the brand and could manage a record amount of hits.
Our team of developers not only worked to create the website to a tight schedule, but to also prepare the website for a record amount of hits that was expected.
Since originally launching the website we have continued to work alongside The Raw Chocolate Company to manage their hosting and website support.