Today, we mark a significant milestone – Citrus Suite’s 15th anniversary. This moment is a reflection of a journey that began in 2008, when the Apple App Store was first launched. This journey, just like our software, has been meticulously coded with innovation, perseverance, creativity, and collaboration. As a full team based in Liverpool, UK, we are thrilled to commemorate this special day and the relationships we’ve fostered along the way, from start-ups to blue-chip companies.
We’re more than just a creative digital studio. We’re a safe space where ideas thrive and are cultivated into future-proof solutions that not only impact end-users but also support commercial goals. We’ve successfully taken on more than 200 digital products, all completed to budget, and given life to platforms for tech start-ups that have gone on to raise tens of millions of pounds or been acquired.
Phase one: 2008 – 2015 Innovation, Gamified Ideas, and Research & Development
Phase two: 2015 – 2023 Product Development, Bigger Software Platforms, Tech 4 Good
Phase three: 2023 & beyond – watch this space! (All of the above, and more.)
Over these years, our work has received acclaim and recognition, from bagging the Creative England Future Leader Award, App of the Year, Winner at the Digital Book Awards, landing three number 1 apps, to getting listed in Best Apps Ever and winning the Public Health England Health X. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved, but we’re even more excited about what’s yet to come.
As we look back on this journey, we want to extend our sincerest gratitude to our dedicated and passionate team. Your hard work, dedication, and creativity have been instrumental in making Citrus Suite the success it is today. Your efforts have bridged the gap between technology and the human experience, enabling us to solve meaningful challenges through creative design thinking. You’ve truly embodied what it means to be a part of Citrus Suite.
Our deepest appreciation extends to our esteemed friends, clients, partners, and supporters. Let’s mention a few of you lovely people – Bread Media, MPS – Autism Assessment Liverpool, An Hour for Others, David from 3:04 Solutions, Jade Parkinson-Hill, Karen from Havelock Clinic, Baltic Creative & our various other landlords, Form Studio, Creative England, MedCity, Innovation Agency, Capacity, PSS, AIMES, An Hour For Others, Numfum GmbH, Tom Dawson at Revolution-ZERO, Sara at Rise Construction Framework & Thrive Careers Hub, Divock Origi (Divock Origi Day, 27th December every year since 2019), the Extraordinary Dawn & Angela, Mr Kevin C, Christine at YogaBots, various business support programs, Gerrilyn Smith and Zain Aassi. University of Galway, National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health, The Walton Centre, Imperial College London, Medicash, The UK Kidney Association, Patchwork Health, Penguin Books US (Katherine, Meg, Meridith & Keri Smith!), Public Health England, Disney, BBC (thanks for the R&D spend), Liverpool University, Liverpool John Moores University, LJMU OpenLabs, Nottingham Trent University, Mersey Care NHS Trust, those who prefer Citrus to keep your projects private & all past Citrus Sweeties (ex-Citrus staff) – your trust and collaboration have been integral to our longevity. We look forward to continuing our partnerships, support and delivering high-quality solutions that align with our client objectives.
We also express our thanks to our friends at Baltic Creative. Since 2012, the Baltic Triangle has been more than just an address – it’s been the base of our creativity, innovation, and sustainability.
Today, we’re delighted to share that we’re working on our biggest and best software systems yet, something we can’t wait to share in the coming months. And yes, our website will soon feature new case studies, illuminating the depth and breadth of our work.
So, here’s to 15 years of Citrus Suite and to the many more years of innovation, collaboration, and success that lie ahead. We believe technological innovation brings new business models, creates jobs and should be used to protect and enhance people’s day-to-day experience of the world. With your continued support and our unwavering passion for creative digital solutions, we’re excited for the future and the new milestones we will achieve together.