Monos Foundation is a charitable organisation that aims to promote Christian values and foster a monastic spirit across society.
Based at Mount St Bernard, in Coalville, it runs a tearoom which plays host to several local groups as well as arts and crafts workshops and other community activities. It also runs courses on physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and gives local artists an outlet to sell their creations.
Monos is dedicated to the study of monastic spirituality and culture and exploring how monastic spirituality can engage with contemporary society.
Monos has had several different websites since it was founded in 2004, but its founders felt that none of them represented the organisation’s aims adequately or showcased what it did.
Before lockdown, it appointed Quiet Storm to design and develop a new website with some ecommerce functionality. It wanted a new brochure website to enable it to reach a wider audience and showcase the aims and activities of the organisation and all the work it does within the local community. It also needed the functionality to allow visitors to secure their place on events and book tables in the tearoom.
We have created a new site with a simple navigation and user journey, to enable visitors to get a full understanding of the work Monos does. It has a clean design, with an easy-to-use booking system that enables Monos to virtually manage bookings for its workshops and tearoom, as well as run special offers and promotions.
Monos Foundation Director Anthony Grimley said:
“We’ve had various websites but have always seemed to be one step behind, so we have had very little online presence over the past few of years. This is what we were looking to address.
“We chose to work with Quiet Storm because they are a local company. I’ve been very impressed by their set up and the work they have done for us so far. There is quite a bit of science that sits behind creating a website that meets the objectives we have for it, and it was clear from the start that Quiet Storm understood this and have developed a solution which meets our needs. It’s a big investment on our part, so it’s crucial that it delivers what we need.
“The ethos behind the website is that it will allow us to function without a building and the website Quiet Storm has created for us gives us a life beyond our physical location and will allow us to reach a much wider audience.”