Co-founders Mike Parker and Julian Leighton had a vision to create one of the biggest and best digital agencies in the UK.
Even in the early days Orange Bus was considered a front-runner in creative digital services and user experience design. It was this progressive approach that grabbed the attention of leading brands such as O’Neill, Sage, Phillips, Aston Martin Racing and Barbour - great names that became great clients.
Reaching the masses.
By 2014 our work within the public sector had grown significantly. Today we’re considered a major player in the UK Government’s digital channel shift with our consumer engagement work with HMRC and DWP regularly reaching more than 50 million customers.
A landmark year.
2016 proved to be an important year as Orange Bus was acquired by Capita. We remain (and always will) based in our hometown of Newcastle upon Tyne and have expanded our 120-strong team into London, Sheffield and Edinburgh as we continue to develop, grow, create and build digital interactions that work for everyone.
Change at the top.
The journey continues into 2019 as Mike and Julian step down from their roles and former CCO, James Hall, becomes the big boss. This change also confirms our mission to create value for clients through human-centred service and experience design. This is a natural next step from our previous focus on UX design, and presents a number of major opportunities for growth as we're now part of Capita's new division, Capita Consulting.
A decade in the making.
From day one we’ve had more than a keen eye on invention and right now we’re heavily involved in Immersive Reality technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Conversational Interfaces.
Through our commitment to user-centric interaction design, thoughtful application of emerging tech and the considerable talents of our seriously creative delivery team, we’re always reaching for what’s next.
Always ahead of the curve...
Channel Shift with Ashley Ainsworth, Real-Time mobile app with O’Neil and the British Surf Championships
Big Data, building tools and processing pipelines for national transport authorities
Live streaming to mobile devices fro the British Touring Cars
User Experience Tools for technical teams with Sage to bring consistency to their global product suite
Interactive story telling with TryLife
Live streaming telemetry data to mobile and wearables with Aston Martin Racing. Smart Betting with SkyBet; Beacons, IOT…
Hackathon’s winning streak: BBC, Engie, Nissan
AR/VR explorations with Google Daydream and Horrible Histories.