Fifteen Years Of History

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Like all old people say - the years have flown past, and today we're celebrating fifteen years in business! Looking back over 15 years with an ageing memory and a blog archive that doesn't go back to the very beginning was a test. Here's our highlights from the life of Ixis, so far...

Ixis is 15!

2004

  • The Birth

  • From IT support services in to website builds

  • Established our office base in sunny Runcorn

The Heath Business Centre
NAPCE

2005

  • Our first client site launched for National Association of Primary Care Educators using Drupal v4.5

2006

  • Epilepsy Action are our longest standing Drupal hosting, support and development client clocking in at 13 years.
  • Upgraded our office to the canal side view of Daresbury at the Innovation Centre
  • Released our first Drupal contrib module - Path Access
Innovation Centre office in Daresbury
British Council logo

2008

  • The British Council become a client. Now 11 years of hosting and support services for them.

2009

2010

  • Attended our first Drupalcon as a team in Copenhagen
  • Change in strategy focused the business on purely Drupal services. Goodbye IT!
     

2011

Drupalcon London
Public Sector conference exhibiting

2012

  • Ixis selected as one of the first suppliers on the UK Governments G-Cloud framework
  • Public Sector roadshow saw us exhibiting at many conferences over the space of 3 months.
  • Opened a new large branded office space in South Warrington
  • Acquisition of North Wales Drupal agency Leafish
  • We organised the DrupalCamp Northwest event with the local user group

2013

  • Featured by Inside Medias “The Verdict” on the subject of business growth options
  • Barry shakes up the services by putting formal processes into place with ITIL and change of structure, birth of distinct departments
  • Josh joins as a developer apprentice
The Verdict article

2014

2015

Ben N

2016

2017

Uniper logo
Josh receiving his Big Chip award

2018

2019

  • Acquisition of Liberonet expanding the team headcount and skills outside of just Drupal
  • Our growth project begins!
  • Heather joins the team to dedicate to marketing Ixis.
Liberonet team joining Ixis
Mike

Mike C

Managing Director

12 years of Drupal development wrangling and a background in digital project architecture.

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