New collaboration: Great State and The Scouts Association

We are thrilled to announce a new digital partnership with internationally recognised youth organisation, The Scouts Association.

The Scouts Association's key mission is to prepare young people with the skills for life, and they currently engage almost half a million young people in the United Kingdom in their activities and training programmes. The organisation enjoys a close collaborative culture, mirroring the way we work at Great State and we’re excited to be working with them to improve the security and performance of their website and digital properties.

We were appointed as their digital agency thanks to our extensive experience delivering digital solutions protected by military grade security (Royal Navy, Capita) and our expertise in securing the digital assets for critical national infrastructure such as Bristol Airport).

Together, we’re working closely with the Scouts’ digital teams to understand their infrastructure requirements via technical interviews and reviews of existing documentation. The output will be tailored recommendations for a scalable CDN implementation to meet their needs.

We’re proud to be working with an organisation that holds such an important place in the lives and memories of people around the country; even counting a number of our staff in their numbers today.

Mark Holl, Deputy Head of IT, The Scouts:

“The Scouts Association is dedicated to preparing young people with skills for life, supported by amazing volunteers that deliver an inspiring programme. As part of this mission ensuring the safety of young people, in whatever methods they interact with The Scouts Association, is central to what we do. In 2023 we engaged Great State to deliver industry leading protection for the TSA website and its subsidiaries ensuring that young people and volunteers can gain access to important information safely and securely through our web assets.

Great State have taken the time to get to know The Scouts Association, understand the challenges we face and put together a strategy that helps us achieve our aims and we're looking forward to continuing this journey.”

Gary Trimnell Technical Director, Great State

"As a Scout, and Scout volunteer myself, I've witnessed firsthand the impact that they can have on young people. We’re thrilled to be working with Mark and the team to deliver a CDN implementation, a crucial step in ensuring the security of their digital estate. Through our support and optimisation strategy we’ll also be maximising the performance of their website and keeping their data safe. We’re proud to be working so closely with an organisation whose mission is to help young people develop essential skills for life."

If you'd like to know how we can help you transform, secure and optimise your digital estates, get in touch.

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