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On-site technical leadership at CRUK

Over the past 12 months we’ve provided on-site technical leadership and resource to deliver a range of core digital products, using Drupal.

We were bought in to work as part of an internal sprint team to architect and build a single Drupal Commerce platform capable of supporting a range of online shops across the Cancer Research portfolio.

Some key delivery highlights of the past 12 months have included a RESTful Discount Management Service, built on Drupal, with a Symfony wrapper exposed to other microservices for events, fundraising etc via OAuth2. The Swagger API framework was used to document the service and to create test endpoints.

"Over the past 12 months Catch have provided on-site technical leadership and development firepower. They've allowed us to up-skill our internal team."

John Ronayne, Production Manager for Digital Engineering CRUK


  • Consolidated a range of CRUK shops originally on 4 different platforms onto a single codebase with a consistent best practice shopping journey while maintaining their separate identities
  • Since new ecommerce site launch, sales are up 13% 
  • Conversion rate across all shops has been consistently 6% higher than industry average
  • Dedicated on-site team has upskilled CRUK’s internal dev team


sales uplift


on-site team


platform, replacing 4 platforms

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