Church Edit Timeline - our growth these past 15 years

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We've been developing Church Edit since 2002 - here is a little timeline of our last 15 years.

2002

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

2003

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

2004

  • Catalogue feature launched
  • We change the name to Church Edit from the not so catchy ‘Created Media Church Site’

2006

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

2011

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

2012

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

2013

  • Launch partnership with UCB, the UK’s largest Christian Media company
  • 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 offers to cater for future expansion
  • Our customer survey gives us a 100% customer satisfaction from respondents

2014

  • We reached a milestone as over 1,000 UK churches now use Church Edit
  • Church Edit acquires iKnow Church 
  • We make Church Edit even better value by reducing the basic price
  • A new video library feature is added to Church Edit

2015

  • A busy August as we take on 4 new staff as our team continues to grow
  • Launch website for Steve Hill Ministries in America 
  • Implement a new support system as we take on 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 - still the same building we've been in since 2012