People who know me are probably aware that I'm a self-confessed sci-fi geek (and proud!).
The original site served the client well, and reflected the sorts of clients that she wanted to attract initially. However, the business has moved on and grown and now has to cater for a more corporate audience too - hence the redesign.
The site has complex e-commerce functionality built in - including reserving places on courses and discounts for multiple booking courses. It also integrates with MailChimp to provide automated email campaigns.