Case Study: National Trust

Modern technology meets ancient history

The National Trust is a conservation charity that protects and cares for historic and naturally beautiful places in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Learn how Cisco technology helps the Trust operate more efficiently, so people and nature can thrive.



  • The Trust lacked cohesive technology to connect properties, gardens, and nature reserves
  • Each property used their own unsecured devices and networks
  • Staff and volunteers were unable to collaborate with sister landmark sites, creating silos


  • Secure and reliable network can be centrally managed and is fully scalable to add future services
  • Network downtime has been eliminated in the central office, two years running
  • Employees enjoy seamless collaboration to coordinate activities across sites through Cisco Webex

Cross-architecture solutions

These videos share a closer look at how each Cisco architecture is helping the National Trust.

National Trust and Cisco: Collaboration (1:57)

National Trust and Cisco: Networking (0:57)

What they're saying

Building a resilient, connected network, we've been able to join our places and people together so they can work effectively. Our partnership with Cisco has been strategically important, allowing us to build a solid foundation to enable our conservation efforts.

Jon Townsend, CIO, National Trust

Who is National Trust?

Industry: Professional services
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Size: 14,000 employees, 65,000 volunteers