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We are now Cyber Essentials and IASME accredited

May 2019

We are now pleased to announce that we have passed Cyber Essentials and IASME governance

We are moving!

April 2019

 We are moving on the 18th April 2019.

Is it time to ditch that spreadsheet?

March 2018

I’ve been saying to clients for years that spreadsheets are evil. They can start out as a good idea, especially when you just have a few records to manage. And they are highly accessible - there is almost no learning curve to typing values into cells. But it doesn’t take long before someone decides to use Excel as a tool manage large volumes of data and that’s when things can turn nasty.

Clinical Research Studies using BareBones

March 2018

Following on from our involvement with the hugely successful HCV Research UK national study, we have developed bespoke browser based apps for a number of other clinical research studies.

Major milestone passed with QM Application

October 2014

In October 2014, the first Dean’s Report generated entirely from the database was submitted to GMC

National HCV Database - One Year On

In the first 12 months, the centres have recruited over 3000 patients into the study, close to a third of the way to the target of 10,000* and apart from a dip across the Christmas period, the cohort is growing at approximately 100 new patients /week. The number of centres across the UK has also grown, from the original 18 to almost 40. To date the system has scaled up nicely to accommodate the additional load, with no loss of performance evident.

The Reuse Project, One Year On

Illuminaries celebrates the success of its web-based system that it designed to help the University of Leeds to re-use furniture, equipment and stationery, cut costs and reduce CO2 emissions.

University of Leeds "Reuse" Illuminaries

Spring 2011

When choosing a supplier to develop their recycling website, the University of Leeds Estate Services had no reservations in contacting Illuminaries.

The Maldives Child Protection Database is live

16th May 2010

The UNICEF sponsored child protection database has gone live in the Maldives.

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We are now Cyber Essentials and IASME accredited

We are now pleased to announce that we have passed Cyber Essentials and IASME governance

We are moving!

 We are moving on the 18th April 2019.

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"The system is looking great. You’ve done what the previous contractor couldn’t do"

Sylvia Ward, Deputy Chief Executive, Age Concern Sheffield

"Illuminaries provided creative and imaginative solutions to our data needs and have designed a database that is straightforward to use and has flexible search methods"

Paula Walker, Sheffield and Rotherham Asbestos Group

"You were provided with quite a complicated design for an e-commerce site, they created the 'shop' whilst keeping the design as we wanted. They also provided great value for money."

Lucia Kempsey, Bettyjoy

"I really have appreciated the time and trouble you’ve taken to help me set up, especially as I’m so unused to using computers!"

Kathryn Yates, Children’s Food Company

"We had been thinking of implementing an online system to manage course approvals for some time but options were limited due to security considerations. Illuminaries were able to deliver a solution that works within our IT structure and meets all of our requirements."

Daniel Kaye, PDO SYEM

"Illuminaries were fully accommodating to all my needs and have more than delivered on what I had hoped"

Stephen Radley, Consultant Obstetrician, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

"As you are planning to get Tony to set your database up, you can be confident that the system will work. Tony also ran the Trent HCV database for a number of years, which generated over 25 peer-reviewed publications"

Will Irving, Professor of Virology, University of Nottingham

"I felt it was very productive today and you really have done an amazing job so far with this, it is beyond the expectations I had and to see it in today’s format was really positive"

Vicky Jones, Quality Co-ordinator, Health Education England

"Thanks so much for the quality database. It is a great piece of work. I am demonstrating it today at Willerby and am sure everyone will be impressed."

Julie Platts, Quality Manager, Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber

"[The QM application is] a really powerful development that allows timely review of concerns, streamlining engagement between the Trust and HEYH so helping in the accuracy of reporting and feedback the GMC"


"You people are so helpful"

John Sellars, ICT Consulting

"The good work done by Illuminaries was highlighted by everyone (at the launch event). I personally would like to highlight the extra mile you went to get to this point. So a very special thanks to you both [Tony and Jim]"

Mohamed Naeem, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Maldives Country Office

"I would like to express my thanks to all of you as well as Illuminaires for their dedication and patience in delivering a user sensitive system that will help in transforming the work of the Government to plan and effectively deliver protection measures to the troubled communities and families in Maldives"

Manssor Ali - UNICEF, New York

"The very odd occasion I have required assistance, you have been very responsive in helping me resolve the problem"

Joe Wright, Momentum Transport

"Illuminaries provided a systematic and logical approach through the workshops to help clarify the data requirements and functionality of the system that would meet our business needs. This approach saved time and ensured both parties were clear about what was required"

Rosemary Clark, Objective 1

"I have just input the first patient onto the [Cirrhosis] database. Nice and easy, straight forward and only took 10 mins if that."

Andrea Bennett, Deputy Nurse Manager / STOP HCV Project Lead

"So far it’s been remarkably painless going live, so I just want to say thank you for your fantastic work. We’ve had some really positive comments, and I don’t think there have been any negative ones."

Katharine Wilkie, Finance Manager, SYFAB

"The flexibility demonstrated by Illuminaries, their readiness to consider and their ability to implement appropriate, alternative technologies into the laboratory’s business IT systems have proved to be of considerable help during a time of hectic and often profound business change."

Business Systems Manager, Syngenta