History of Prater Raines

Prater Raines Partners was formed in October 2002 as a private partnership to develop an affordable online presence for Liberal Democrat council groups and politicians.

From its first release to eight clients in January 2003, this product has gone on to be used by more than 350 organisations in Britain, Northern Ireland, and Europe.

In March 2005 we moved from renting server space to colocating our own servers in a UK data centre, allowing us to provide increased redundancy, performance, and resilience to our growing client base.

We incorporated as Prater Raines Ltd in February 2007 following a period of sustained growth and began providing technical consultancy in addition to developing and hosting web sites.

Throughout the following years we have continued to expand our portfolio of websites for charities and campaigning organisations as well as business websites and online applications.

In October 2009 we opened our newly refurbished offices in a historic building on Sandgate High Street near Folkestone on Kent’s coast.

We relaunched our Liberal Democrat website platform in December 2010 with new designs and a ground-up rewrite of the code.

In Spring 2012 we welcomed a portfolio of new clients including the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). We provide development, hosting and fixed price support contracts in a transfer from their previous developers, offering an uninterrupted transition to new hosting.