From small Scottish company to game-changer in digital health
Sitekit was founded by Campbell Grant as Bambi Engineering Ltd in 1989 on the Isle of Skye, providing computer control systems for the oil industry. The company’s remote location led to the development of expertise in electronic communications, file exchange, bulletin boards and early email systems as well as control systems.
With the advent of the World Wide Web, the business began to focus on internet, e-business and multimedia solutions and changed its name to Gael.net Ltd to reflect this change. Gael.net earned a reputation for innovative solutions and excellence in customer service, producing numerous award winning websites for commercial and public sector customers.
Software guru Chris Eckl joined the team with a vision to build a dynamic website management system to enable non-technical users to directly manage their web site via a simple browser interface. Sitekit CMS v1 was launched at CeBIT in Hanover and was an immediate hit with customers.
Such was the success of Sitekit CMS, the company was renamed Sitekit Solutions Ltd to reflect the company’s total focus on Content Management and with a clear goal - to become the leading provider of web content management tools. Sitekit CMS v3 is launched with a totally new architecture and user interface.
November 2006 saw the launch of Sitekit CMS v7 which was designed to lead the CMS market through advances in natural search engine optimisation, software usability, website standards compliance and multilingual control in more than forty languages. Sitekit CMS v7 was launched and immediately won the International Information Industry Award for Innovation in Content Management. Sitekit was also a Deloitte Fast 50 Winner for the fifth year running.
The R&D division Sitekit Labs was launched to research intelligent web applications.
The Labs was opened by Prof. Mike Grandinetti of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who became a Sitekit Labs fellow.
September 2012 Sitekit opened a new office in Edinburgh's Leith area to support expansion in the Scottish market and recruitment of additional staff. It was also the year of our successful symposium on the 'Future of eHealth', which Sitekit organised in collaboration with Napier University.
A year with many highlights, including eRedbook receiving clinical validation from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the release of Sitekit CMS 10. Sitekit also joined the Mi (More independent) partnership in Liverpool, creating a platform for interconnected health and well-being apps and Personal Health Records.