Web design services

Web design

You need a new website. But I guess you already know that. 

That’s why you’re here. If you’re not 100% sure, then there are lots of ways you can carry out a free assessment that’s both independent and objective – just follow the steps in this handy website self-evaluation guide.

If you don’t already have a website, then perhaps you’re just starting your own new business. And every business needs a website. 

You may have considered building a website yourself

There are lots of DIY website platforms to choose from, all of which claim to make getting a website easy.

But being able to build a DIY website doesn’t mean you magically know what you’re doing when it comes to web design and search engine optimisation (SEO). 

Once you get started, you’ll probably find that designing a website isn’t quite as easy as they make out, and before you know it you’ve spent hours and hours fiddling around, trying to get your website looking just so, when what you really want to focus on is running your business.

I'd built my old website myself and it showed. The new website that Mike built for me is a huge improvement, and I've had lots of lovely comments from my patients about it.

Margaret, owner, Margaret Barclay Kinesiology - Ilford, Essex

Your website is your shop window on the internet

Potential customers will inevitably make assumptions about your business that are based solely upon your website. 

A badly designed website, that’s difficult to navigate and doesn’t work properly on a mobile, would lead them to question the professionalism of your firm. Or if it looks old and out of date, they will quite likely suppose that you may no longer be in business.

This is why it’s so critical that you have a modern and professional-looking website which gives your visitors a great experience.

A new website is an investment in your business.

So have a website you can be proud of!

I can design the website that your business deserves

  • a modern look and feel that complements your company’s branding
  • loads quickly (25% of people don't wait more than 4 seconds)
  • optimised to look great on any screen - from mobile to PC and everything in between
  • search engine ready to help customers find you more easily
  • integrated with your social media channels

WordPress site maintenance

Your website will need to be maintained to keep it safe and secure

I will look after your website for a modest monthly sum, allowing you to focus on running your business. My WordPress site maintenance plan covers all of the ‘techy stuff’ including the following:

  • hosting with a UK firm providing a secure, fast and reliable home for your website
  • regular software updates to minimise the risk of being hacked
  • daily backups so that your website can be restored quickly should the need arise
  • uptime monitoring to check that your website is loading at all times
  • regular site speed checks to ensure that your website is loading as quickly as it should
Alternatively, if you prefer, you can take ownership for hosting and maintaining your website, following the steps in this guide.