Larking Gowen corporate website and content management system

Project Scope:

After a tender process, Rade was selected to assist with the design and development of a new website for regional accountancy firm, Larking Gowen.

The brief from Larking Gowen was clear - a new website with a clean design and fresh brand, that is easy to use but never-the-less sophisticated and secure and which meets the demands that are presented by the wide range of activities and expertise of the business.

The challenge for Rade was to combine ease of use with the functional sophistication required, giving the Larking Gowen marketing team the tools and training they needed to look after the site.


The scoping and specification of the site was a crucial element, driving the project forward and giving the design team the wherewithal to produce the draft concepts from which Rade produced final designs for desktop and mobile devices.

The site uses the open source Umbraco .NET content management system with custom features developed by Rade to deliver the functionality needed. This includes a personnel database, a resource library, a data feed to the Larking Gowen app and an online payment system that allows Larking Gowen’s clients to make payments through a secure portal.

The resource library allows Larking Gowen to publish a range of press releases, blogs, events, webinars and other useful thought leadership information, with a filtered search feature and each article linked to its author.


Larking Gowen is one of the largest accountants and business advisory firms in East Anglia, offering a wide range of services from its eight offices.

Client Testimonial

“You have all done a brilliant job in getting this across the line and I can’t thank you enough.”

“Thank you for pulling out all the stops to get any technical issues resolved and for supporting us so well…”

Kerry-Anne Lyme: Business Development Operational Manager