Before you start reading!
The sites you will read about may have undergone all sorts of changes since I helped out the owners. They aren’t my sites, if the owner wants to change them then who am I to stop them.
So, you want to build yourself a website?
The cheapest and most cost effective way is to contact Graham.
He will explain first what he will do, what you need to do, then start the process.
I “found” Graham via a UKBF and was encouraged by his “no nonsense” approach and knowledge to all things connected to website creation & development.
I knew nothing about website development before meeting Graham, but with his easy to follow instructions, guidance and support was able to create my website which has greatly improved the inquiries received for the services that I offer.
You can work at your own pace with the full knowledge that Graham is only a phone call away to assist in any areas you need help, as well as Skype calls to further explain matters.
Graham configures your website, the pages, the layout and just about anything else you need to get your website up and running, including a well priced hosting service.
All you need to do, is to input your own content on each page. (A doddle on WordPress)
Graham will include all the extras you need to ensure the page is well laid out, as well as advising on links to each page and the general format of the website, including menus, contact pages, titles, fonts, sizes, photos etc etc.
Graham has a very “simple & effective” approach to what should be included (as well as what shouldn’t!) and I am grateful for his assistance and continued support in creating & developing my website.
I would certainly recommend Graham if you are looking for a “no nonsense” website that is cost effective and does exactly what you want it to do.
Thanks again Graham!
Having previously worked with a developer who lacked e-commerce experience, I knew that my site wasn’t performing as well as it could. From our initial consultation Graham quickly diagnosed the problems and we began working together to improve the site’s focus and usability.
Graham has a real passion for his work and will discuss ideas clearly with you; ideas that are built from a wealth experience and his own research into many aspects of website design and development. Graham knows what works and I feel I have learnt a great deal from our conversations.
The changes we needed to make to the existing website were quickly implemented, with any further adjustments addressed immediately. No hanging round whilst your developer searches for a fix! And all within the very competitive budget we had agreed.
If you are searching for consultation to improve your website, or a developer who can quickly implement your desired adjustments, I couldn’t recommend Graham highly enough.
Graham puts you at ease within a few minutes of chatting with him. He knows exactly what you need as well as what you want and has a wonderful way of actually making you do a lot of the work yourself without realising it. This, of course, not only gives you a site which is perfect for users and search engines, but one that you know how to set up and change yourself (with a little bit of help here and there !). A totally professional experience from start to finish provided in a friendly and easy to understand way.
Earth Village Education
I am incredibly thankful, not just for Graham’s easy-to-use and aesthetically pleasing plug-ins but his availability and responsiveness has been truly incredible. I try to be very conscious of not taking more than I give and I am very new to WordPress so in requesting help and support from Graham I made sure to compensate something. I couldn’t have asked for better support. He is in another country and across the ocean from me but it doesn’t matter:-) Thank you, Graham, for your time and passion!
Excellent. Graham’s help has been invaluable. I thought I had a basic understanding of creating a website but Graham took me to a whole new level and at a very inexpensive price and has continued to help whenever I’ve needed it. I couldn’t have achieved what I have without his input. Would highly recommend him.
Carpet Cleaning Morecambe
I came across Graham on the UK Business Forums due to having problems with my website builder. Graham was very kind to get in contact with me quickly and put me in the right direction of building my website with wordpress. Graham helped me with getting wordpress up and running putting things into place then giving me instructions on how to put our words into the different titles of the page. I could not have done it without his input and help.
Local Business Directory
I had the good fortune to come across Graham to help design an E-commerce website. During our time working together as a team Graham has been the epitome of patience with my demands. Graham has delivered on everything I have asked for and then some. He is always available to help and will not stop until he finds a solution. It was a case of me providing my website problems and Graham providing the solutions. He will not stop until he satisfies your every need. A good knowledgeable professional and I will surely be recommending his services. If you want top results, use the top man, use Graham.
Turners Nutrition and Fitness
We asked for Graham’s help with building a WordPress site for our new business after he was recommended to us through a family member. Graham has been such a great help. He did all the technical bits that were way beyond our capabilities and then gave us the guidance and advice to enable us to put our own stamp onto our website and make it user friendly. His expertise has been invaluable and we’ve never had to wait long for an email response which eliminates a lot of frustration. Any query no matter how big or small is a simple task for Graham and he’s even met with us on more than one occasion to explain things in more detail and show us how to get the most out of the site. All advice is given in a friendly manner which has made the experience of building our own website a pleasurable one. We would highly recommend Graham and his very professional and friendly service.
The Cork Shop
Graham has been nothing but the best help you can get out there!! Besides the money for value and getting you started, he is always available to help and will not stop until he finds a solution or sends you in the right direction. In my case, I already have a lot of experience in building websites, but I do lack a bit when it comes to e-commerce, so having help from someone like Graham is fantastic! I asked, well, demanded that Graham should be as honest and sincere as possible on the design or his ideas on the website and he hasn’t fallen short delivering! I rather prefer someone tell me their brutal and honest opinion, than letting the website go live not looking at its best potential. Thank you Graham for all your help and I will surely be recommending your services!!
Accounting For Contractors
We needed help to build a WordPress website. Graham set up our template, loaded our settings and then taught us how to manage the content loading process ourselves. He gave us honest and constructive feedback about the design of the website as well as some great tips relating to navigation and user experience. The whole process took less than a week and we are delighted with the end result. Graham was easy to contact and gave support that was way above our expectations. We would have no hesitation in using his services again and would highly recommend him to anyone needing website assistance.
We found Graham through the UK Business forum and not only did he manage to beat every other companies quotes by a mile he also provided an excellent service and a great website for us. His advice had been invaluable and we would recommend him to anyone without hesitation.
Julia and Daniel
following your recent help in fixing the problems with my web site can I just say how please I was with your service and to have finally got the web site working the way it should.
You know exactly what’s required and the fact that you “say it like it is”, but without being detrimental. Any other tweaks or changes are implemented quickly and easily and I would strongly recommend your services whether for a new web site or to fix a broken one.
Thanks again for your help.
Right from day one Graham has offered me unrivalled support with my wordpress site. Unlike other companies he took the time to carefully look at my current site and assess what could be changed and made better before taking any payment. Once the assessment was complete he very quickly set up a new wordpress site for me, including theme and necessary plugins. Many times since I have required help and always Graham has responded quickly and got the issues resolved.
Many a time I would have been in a mess without his help. It is a great relief to know that whatever issue may arise I can count on Graham to help out. Many other companies will take advantage of the unknowledgeable and claim small fixes have taken hours or small problems are close to unfixable; I know this first hand. Graham is not like this but instead quite the opposite and has never asked for more money than the initial payment. If your new to wordpress, need a new site or just some help, then please look no further!
Thanks Graham for the fantastic service you continue to provide.
Michele- An Online tile shop Director
(website name withheld on request)
We needed two basic websites and we needed them quickly. Graham had the job wrapped up within 48 hours. Sites are just what we needed. Would recommend Graham to others.
I first worked with Graham some months ago when I had a problem with a coding issue on my WordPress site. Graham very quickly pin pointed the issue and was able to resolve things for me. Since then Graham and I have built up a good rapport and I now look forward to his ongoing support with my websites. I would recommend Graham without hesitation to anyone looking for a friendly, knowledgeable web designer. I have also found Graham to be a great mentor who has shown lots of patience in talking me through how my websites operate and has given me the much needed confidence to manage them better myself… thank you Graham!
Graham came to my rescue on one of the Business Forums I am registered on. I was having trouble converting a graphics file from one format to another and within minutes Graham had it sorted for me.
I had been trying to convert the file for hours but it turns out I should of got in contact with Graham sooner.
Excellent Service so thanks again!
When I enquired with Aerin about a website a client had already recommended me to the firm. As I work closely already with web designers I decided to compare a couple on both price and how easy they appeared to make the job. I got on with Graham as he and I communicated well and he delivered what I needed promptly.
Graham was knowledgeable without offering up the usual techie speak that the others do. The service provided was going to be made simple without creating too much in graphics and making the site functional and search engine friendly. We planned together and all the input I wanted to add was that the work should be promised to be by a certain time (it was) and that I wanted a no-worry service so that I could leave him to complete the project.
I fully recommend him. The reason for that is the design process really wasn’t a fuss, I could write as little or as much content as I needed to adding in simple facts about the business, and every page created was clear and distinct.
Graham was extremely helpful from the first call, I found the service good value for money (wasn’t the cheapest that I’d been quoted but I had a good feeling) and I got what I wanted within the time I needed it.
In summary; minimum fuss, helpful advice and a prompt completion.
Dressing Up Box Online
Having been impressed with the way Graham takes part in discussions and answers with clarity on the forum, I decided to try the website assessment that was on offer.
I have to say true to form the report was completed promptly, clearly and on offer as part of the service, was a telephone call to go through the results and answer any questions that I had.
I would thoroughly recommend this service to anyone wanting an independent review and more importantly ways to improve their website.
After being badly let down by a previous website designer, I was really fortunate to have found Graham.
Graham has been absolutely fantastic to work, nothing is too much trouble and when you ask for a few tweaks Graham is extremely efficient.
The website is exactly what we wanted, clean, easy to navigate and does what it says on the tin. You will not find a more approachable, patient, helpful, honest and easy to work with, professional web designer. The service I received was second to none and does not reflect the bargain price I paid!
If you want an effective ecommerce website and efficient service Graham is your man.
Dave & Clare
Note: The Swimglows site is no longer up and Running as Dave has sold the business. Still a good mate though
The help and support Graham has given has been fantastic. He’s just an email or phone call away. His approach is both straight forward and insightful. He breaks the complex language of web design down to understandable chunks making web design both simple and effective. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone, in any web based business.
littlepinkies.co.uk – the site has had a lot of changes since I finished my bit.
When I contacted Graham I was merely asking advice for budgeting purposes. I’d made the mistake of using a “high street”name that didn’t actually understand my business, or me.
They then produced a face-less, off the shelf site, that was not only inappropriate for my business and its aims, but also for the type of image/brand I wished to project.
Graham was a breath of fresh air! His approach was supportive at every step. When I had a problem he understood, and provided solutions. When I was confused (and I still can be!), he provides support and help with ease – and in a way even I can understand! That takes away all of the confusion and frustration from an area I candidly admit I am not qualified to deal in – but that I understand is critical to my business’s future, and its long term goals.
When we started this project, it was clear that Graham did not understand my business, or my industry. But to his immense credit he recognised this, and spent the time to get to know me, my profession, my business, and I what I plan for it to achieve both in the short and long term.
Graham has shown at every turn that he cares – not only about what he does, but also about his clients. That is a rare thing, and is to be valued…
I know I can rely on Graham to deliver, and look forward to his continuing support for as long as we work together…
Graham understood immediately what we needed doing and was able to make it work effortlessly. Our blog is now integrated into the main website. Great guy, excellent value and would recommend to anyone.
Being a website designer and photographer you could say I have a creative view on things, especially when putting the two together. However, I have since found out that this is not all that is required to have a successful e-commerce website. I had looked over my site hundreds of times and thought it was fine until I looked at the conversion rate which was awful!
So after several recommendations I found Graham and asked him to run me a site report. The information he sent back was eye-opening to say the least! His expertise in site layout, wording and usability made me realise how blinkered I had been. After implementing his indepth advice I now have better conversions and a site that is easier to use and understand. It guides the customer through the ordering process and sales have increased nicely! I highly recommend Graham – money well spent.
Balestra Sword Fighting
I contracted Graham to provide an initial assessment of my existing website and was more than happy with the excellent results. As well as his assessment being to the point and thorough, it was also very good value for money and provided me with a firm basis for ongoing improvement. In addition to this, for no extra charge he also supplied further coaching on the necessary improvements and even took the time to provide further telephone support also at no extra cost. I have no hesitation in recommending Graham for similar work, however big your company website.
swordfightingevents.co.uk (no longer trading)
AML Fire Protection Ltd
We are a new company that recently started trading, we needed a company that could set up our website, Graham from Aerin was recommended to me and from the beginning he made me feel at ease. He was very professional in his approach and made the website in no time all the hassle was taken away and nothing was too much trouble none of our demands were a problem for Graham even though we were a pain! I would have no problem in recommending him to others.
I had just wasted (a borrowed) £125 on somebody else who had made me an awful website but convinced me that it would be “pretty” a bit later ie after I had had lots of hits from it(!) This website became a laughing stock of a business web forum that I was (and still am) a member of, so I hunted round for an alternative web designer, given that there were plenty of talented members on that forum.
When I first spoke to Graham on the phone, I have to admit that I was a bit dubious about him because he was about the fifth website designer I has spoken to in the past three days. However, I quickly warmed to him as he seemed genuinely interested in my fledgling business’s well-being as well as my own. This really clinched the deal because only when I detect that attitude, I then look for competence.
Graham was adamant about simplicity – he understood my business principles well enough to apply his web-design principles to it; namely: “simplicity, simplicity, simplicity – or lose the visitor.”
About two days after the site went up, I start to get telephone enquires which then transpired to money in my bank in the course of time.
During the past few months, I have requested Graham (via text, email and phone) to make minor edits, to make huge changes, to add in an on-line payment system and generally keep the site up-to-date as my own knowledge and skill level increased. He did it all with his by now customary confidence, competence, accuracy and high-speed response.
Amazingly, sometimes he would call me on his own initiative and the conversation would go something like this “Hey John, I was thinking about your site and think that you could benefit by changing X to Y” or “How you doing? Have those changes made any difference, or shall we try something else now?”
All in all, I have one thing to say to anyone who is thinking of retaining Graham’s services:
Don’t make the mistake I made ooming and aahing. Hire Graham quickly – or lose money!