The Youth Association

The Youth Association is Yorkshire’s youth work charity – they’ve been working with young people since 1904. They had an idea for an innovative app to capture evidence of the impact their services have on young people.

LightStart is working with them to design and develop their multiple apps, web platform and infrastructure – from idea to delivery.

“We’ve enjoyed every minute of working with LightStart. Although we were fairly sure about what we wanted our app to do, having someone to rely on to turn it into a working reality and being able to benefit from a planning process that makes sure we haven’t missed any opportunities along the way, is making all the difference.”

Andy Clow, MD of The Youth Association


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Drydensfairfax are the UK’s largest specialist debt recovery firm.

As part of their ongoing process of digitising their services, they asked LightStart to review their collections process from end to end. We provided requirements gathering workshops, recommendations, wireframes and lots of specialist digital analysis.

“We were very happy with the LightStart process – we covered all elements of our process, and the outputs produced were very valuable. We are already implementing their suggestions!”

Mark Hadfield, MD of drydensfairfax


Equotion is using big data and some very powerful analysis, to create a more scientific approach to betting.

LightStart is working with Equotion to provide analysis on the best way to bring their highly disruptive platform to mobile users – at home and out in the field!

“Really enjoyed the workshop sessions, we got to a very detailed spec in a really short space of time. Looking forward to working with LightStart to develop and launch the Equotion app soon.”

James Waterhouse, Founder of Equotion

Little Bird Told Me

Little Bird Told Me consists of a team of toy specialists who are dedicated to making the world of little people and grown-ups that little bit more special. The product ranges offer an exceptional choice of developmental activity toys, innovative infant rocking animals & horses and nursery accessories, all of which are presented in beautiful eco-friendly gift style packaging.

LightStart worked with Little Bird Told Me to design and develop a fully integrated client facing and back office web platform, and are soon to build a new portal for all their trade customers.

“There’s so much that Lightstart has done for our business, it’s impossible to cover it! They’ve been instrumental in helping us to grow our business, from very small beginnings to becoming a global brand.”

Clare Lucas, Founder of Little Bird Told Me