I engaged Nick at Webcraft Computer Services Ltd. to design a website for my new business. Being a new business, cost was a key consideration for me and the value for money that Nick has provided has been second to none. Nick very quickly understood that I wanted a clean, professional and contemporary website, and that is exactly what he has delivered. Nick's support during the creation of the website has been great and he was very patient with regards to changes and tweaks to the content. I am notoriously fussy and can be difficult to please yet I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Nick's work to others.Andy Veitch Andy Veitch Consulting Ltd
Nick Hargreaves Swimming by Design Ltd
The service from Nick/Webcraft was just what I needed - capable, flexible and excellent value. Due to a bereavement my business plans were disrupted, so it was crucial to me to get a web presence quickly.
Nick and I agreed an incremental approach whereby we would get the basics in place first, then build on it over time. Firstly he registered the domain name(s) of my choice. On his advice we purchased both the .co.uk and .com versions - then he redirected the .com to the .co.uk address. He was able to set up business email addresses for me immediately, even before starting to build the website. This meant I was able to send and receive emails from my business straight away, which was a real advantage - I didn't want to appear amateurish by using a personal email address for business correspondence.
Next he set up a 'placeholder' webpage, that simply said website coming soon - better than potential customers searching and finding nothing. We then agreed which pages were my highest priority (Home& Contact Us) and started developing them. I wanted some eye-catching photos, so Nick created a Fotolia account on my behalf. Once I had chosen some images, he purchased them (at a discount) on my behalf. Once the first pages were live, we continued adding more, with me supplying the text to Nick and him creating the web pages.
It wasn't long before I had a thoroughly professional website. At that point Nick gave me a tutorial, so that I am now able to update the content myself (but he is always happy to help with any problems).
Nick also gave me simple practical advice about SEO - my site now appears on the first page of Google.
I always ask new customers how they heard of Swimming by Design - the most common answer is via the internet. So I think it is fair to say my business wouldn't be where it is today without Nick's help.
The highly professional yet friendly service delivered by Nick and Webcraft exceeded my expectations. The website he put together for me was exactly what I wanted and more. It looks fantastic, I've had great feedback on it and the service he provides enables me to make any changes I want to. This is in addition to the fact that Nick is always available to add new material and make the changes that I don't have the time or know-how to do. And all this for a very competitive rate. Most definitely recommended!Nicola Read The Camomile Rooms
Having wasted a lot of time and money in the past with web designers who over promised and under delivered, meeting Nick at Webcraft Computer Services was a breath of fresh air.
I go cross eyed just thinking about computer coding, but Nick took all the technical jargon out of the development process. He really listened to my brief and produced a bespoke, user friendly site that has met my business needs.
Excellent service and ongoing support.
Clive and Nicola
We have invested in a holiday home and decided to market it ourselves rather than go through one of the 'big companies' and immediately thought of Nick to do a website for us.
We researched other private sites and had an idea of what we wanted. Nick took our ideas and turned them into a really professional looking site.
He listened to our requests and explained in words of one syllable what our options were. He made the process of setting up a new website easy and hassle free, answered our 'daft' questions either immediately on the phone or by return email.
We are very pleased with the results and would recommend Nick to all who are looking for a professional who is friendly & approachable, and for those who need it, which includes many of us, he removes the scary technical complexity from the whole process.