Rapid Development of a Coronavirus Business Hub


The CBI is regarded as the most influential business membership organisation in the UK, representing over 190,000 businesses on key political issues such as Brexit, the growing skills gap and renewing the country’s infrastructure, to name but a few.

The sudden advancement of the global COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 left many businesses in the UK with a great deal of uncertainty about the future. As the true voice of Business in the UK, the CBI needed our help to respond rapidly on-site to organise and present information and guidance produced by the experts at the CBI to their members.


  • UX & UI Design
  • Web Development
  • Online Paid Media

Within hours, we secured the best specialists for the project which comprised of an experienced team of designers and developers who immediately got to work producing a Coronavirus Business Hub. We had to integrate multiple content formats whilst ensuring the hub was robust to accommodate the anticipated high volumes of traffic and enhanced measures to resist possible cyber attacks due to the important nature to advise UK businesses.

Within days, we developed a content hub that was able to provide valuable advice during an incredibly difficult time that would support businesses across the UK. The new hub was a huge success, we observed increased spikes in traffic, which led to a 180% increase of visitors. This was largely due to the Government referring businesses to visit the CBI site during the Prime Minister’s speeches to seek further assistance.

Within just a few weeks of launching, over 9,500 business leaders from all over the UK tuned in to the daily online webinars. As well as over 3,000 questions being answered by industry experts from UK Finance, British Business Bank, HM Treasury and from CBI members. As a result, CBI has been able to communicate these business concerns directly into the heart of government, supporting several government schemes, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme, and the Bank of England’s COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility.

“Super proud to be partners with the team at Perfect Storm. Their work and team ethic is always great, but this week again demonstrates why they won our tender in the first place.”

Leanne McKenna - Head of Marketing at CBI

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