HOP’s pioneering portal recognised at Umbraco Codegarden Awards 2020

Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal’s, SignedUp Skills platform was shortlisted for an Umbraco Codegarden Award in the Best Certified Partner Solution category.

Umbraco is a leading open source Content Management platform which is used by web developers and digital agencies worldwide to deliver websites which not only look good but perform well too.  

Entered by our website development company and certified partner for Umbraco, PDMS, the entry showcased the successful HOP portal that the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has developed with the help of PDMS. The Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal (HOP) helps residents to access all the information they need to make informed decisions on career path options including Further Education, Higher Education, professional qualifications, work experience and job opportunities.

The Umbraco judging panel recognised the integrations featuring real time job, apprenticeship and course data and the flexibility of the platform. This was highlighted through our COVID-19 response, whereby we were able to pull together a county wide skills and employment response within a matter of days. This included feeding live redeployment opportunities within sectors that were recruiting and being a central point for the latest advice and guidance in Hertfordshire regarding employment, schools, further education, higher education and apprenticeships. 

The effective relationship built between the LEP and PDMS has lent itself to the adaptable and innovative portal that stands as a unique one-stop-shop for Hertfordshire’s talent, residents and local businesses, an example of best practice.

Although the portal did not win the category, we and PDMS are really pleased and honoured to make the final shortlist of three, especially as the awards attracted more entries than ever from all over the world.

For more information on Umbraco Awards and to view a video of our nomination please visit the Umbraco website.


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