Going local when it comes to web design

Although it is easy to communicate with web designers anywhere in the world, there are a few good reasons why going local is the best option.

Sometimes it helps to meet up and talk things through in person, particularly on more complex projects.

We have a team of associates who can help you with other aspects of your online presence and your business in general:  logo design and branding, marketing, social media, search engine optimisation, photography and video. Working together seamlessly with our associates can make life much easier for our clients.

Sometimes remote developers will finish the project but are not interested in building a long term relationship. We have an excellent reputation for good design and development, customer service and simply ‘being there’ should you need us. The majority of our work comes in via referrals so happy clients are our life blood.

You may pay a little more for a bespoke design than using an off-the-shelf template or a remote freelancer. But the difference is often negligible and the end results speak for themselves. Your website is an investment and we’ll make sure your money is invested wisely.

Here are a few words from just a few of our happy clients:

John de Bruyne – Anstey Hall:

We approached Jane at Catfish for our first website and were not really sure what to expect.  Two things happened. Firstly, we ended up with a professional, targeted and tailored website which looked incredible. Secondly, we experienced substantial growth in our business. After a few years, we decided it was time for an update and given the success of the first experience my expectations were high. The wonderful thing about working with Jane is the hands-on, “nothing-is-too-much-trouble” outlook which just makes the whole process fluid and easy. Despite changing the brief on several occasions, constant phone calls and sudden changes she is always responsive, accommodating and professional. In short, an above-and-beyond company who will always go the extra mile for the client. Even upon completion, I know I can always call Jane with any amendments and she is always friendly and efficient. 

Chrissy Kovach – ClearPlex UK: 

We approached Jane at Catfish to re-design the ClearPlex website (now the second company website she has created for us), as the design company we had used previously had been unable to translate our concept into reality or implement the functionality we required, and left us disappointed. In less than 2 weeks, Jane had fixed the functionality issues, such as the contact form and social media feed not working, added the parallax movement and features we had wanted, and launched a highly professional, fantastic-looking website. Her skills and expertise, as well as an ability to understand exactly what we were after really solved a huge problem for us and helped us turn things around quickly, and as a result, we now have enquiries coming through on almost a daily basis, when we hadn’t had a single one in months! Thank you, we’re thrilled!

Lester Robinson – Simon Robinson & Son:

There are certain milestones in the history of a business that really stand out. For me one of these is commissioning Jane to build our first website 9 years ago. It has made a significant difference to our business and our customers are constantly complimenting us on it. Recently Jane has designed a new site for us and optimised for mobile devices too. I did not think our old site could be improved upon. I was wrong – Jane has surpassed herself. It is a privilege to work with someone so talented.

Suzie Rice – Style Heaven: 

The thought of redesigning my website made me feel like pulling my finger nails out! It felt like a gigantic task but Catfish made my anxiety melt away. They have the expertise to conjure up something that reflects your objectives, branding and business values. I went from stressed out to absolutely over the moon, very quickly. Catfish delivered a beautiful website and also helped me fine tune the content. I wouldn’t go anywhere else now, and even enjoy updating the site as it’s so easy to use (yes, even for a technophobe).

For more information get in touch with Jane on 01223 873349.

Jane Horwood
Catfish Web Design

www.catfishwebdesign.com / [email protected] / 01223 873349 / 07949 415270

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