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Holmes Design is a digital consultancy in Cambridge who work with clients all over the UK.

Before inviting us to bid on your project, please note that if there is no specified budget then we will not be able to respond to your enquiry.

You can always send an enquiry via stephenholmes.

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K
21 September 2019

“Stephen did a wonderful job with an ever-evolving brief, and we are delighted with the result. He was also on hand throughout the process, and has been since, to help with any queries or concerns. I would wholeheartedly recommend him. More...

M
21 September 2019

Holmes Design were professional, reliable and I've lots of great feedback from my website for my business. They understood my brief and delivered a great looking site whilst keeping my top Google rankings. If you're looking for a web design company in Cambridge or London, I highly recommend you get in touch with them. More...

M
15 August 2019

From day one Stephen was a complete professional and very easy to work with. We had an idea of what we wanted our website to look like and Stephen really helped bring that vision to life. He gave us great ideas that we may not have considered otherwise and made the whole process really seamless and enjoyable. He was very patient with us when it took longer than expected to get the content we needed for the site. He would send us friendly reminders but never pushy. Also didn't leave me high and dry even after the site was done and I found some small tweaks I wanted to make. I would highly recommend Stephen Holmes Website Design for any and all of your website needs! I know I will be using him again in the future! More...

P
28 February 2019

Really great experience working with Stephen. He created a beautiful, professional website for me, without any faffing about. Best web designer I've worked with to date. Would definitely recommend. More...

C
30 December 2018

After recently having our new website designed by Stephen I am very keen to get the word out about not only his abilities to create a fantastic looking site but also his abilities to listen and communicate in a highly professional manner. The reason I first contacted Stephen was as a result of being let down by another company who promised the earth and didn’t deliver. I decided that I needed to start again and find a company or individual who truly cared about creating a new site for my business. Upon first contacting Stephen I was immediately impressed with his level of knowledge and the way he made very informed suggestions in a ‘non pushy’ way (this is very important to me). After explaining to Stephen that we had previously been let down and that I was looking for someone to drive new ideas forward in a creative timely manner he responded in all the right ways. I was keen not to go for a huge agency…I wanted a more personal service from somebody who I could discuss things with as and when it was required. This is exactly what I got from Stephen from the word go. After explaining my brief to Stephen he got to work on designing our new website. As a garden design and build company we were keen to have a site designed that carefully walked potential clients through our design process and gave them the opportunity to view our portfolio in an easy to navigate method. Stephen was fully on board to not only create an aesthetically pleasing site but also to create a very well coded site that would naturally help improve Google rankings. The whole process was so stress free from start to finish which is a rarity indeed. I believe that when somebody actually listens to what you would like to achieve and then uses common sense coupled with an injection of their own creativity it makes the process a very enjoyable one. I am absolutely thrilled with the end result and am looking forward to Stephen applying his SEO skills to improve our rankings even further. This feels like an exciting new chapter for my company and I would not hesitate to recommend Stephen to anybody who is thinking of having a new website created - Thanks again Stephen, your proactive work ethic has never gone unnoticed and I look forward to working with you more in the future.Kindest Regards,Chris Benson The Landscape Design Studio Ltd More...

K
30 November 2018

For our business, Stephen at Holmes design has been a lifesaver. His friendly and understanding approach together with his extensive knowledge and experience, has produced the best web site we've ever had! We look forward to continuing our relationship in the coming weeks and months. I would higly recommend Holmes Design. More...

B
31 October 2018

Stephen was fantastic from start to finish and was always on hand when needed. Now I have a lovely website for my business.

C
29 May 2018

Stephen was great. I gave him the brief and he produced exactly what I wanted! He managed to finish my website in two weeks and that was while I was on holiday too! I would definitely reccomend him to anyone looking for professional web design. More...

J
29 May 2018

Dealing with Stephen was great. He was very attuned to our needs and very efficient. He did a lovely job with the website which has been much admired. He has also been happy to make revisions. I recommend him without reserve More...

C
12 October 2017

After recently having our new website designed by Stephen I am very keen to get the word out about not only his abilities to create a fantastic looking site but also his abilities to listen and communicate in a highly professional manner. The reason I first contacted Stephen was as a result of being let down by another company who promised the earth and didn’t deliver. I decided that I needed to start again and find a company or individual who truly cared about creating a new site for my business. Upon first contacting Stephen I was immediately impressed with his level of knowledge and the way he made very informed suggestions in a ‘non pushy’ way (this is very important to me). After explaining to Stephen that we had previously been let down and that I was looking for someone to drive new ideas forward in a creative timely manner he responded in all the right ways. I was keen not to go for a huge agency…I wanted a more personal service from somebody who I could discuss things with as and when it was required. This is exactly what I got from Stephen from the word go. After explaining my brief to Stephen he got to work on designing our new website. As a garden design and build company we were keen to have a site designed that carefully walked potential clients through our design process and gave them the opportunity to view our portfolio in an easy to navigate method. Stephen was fully on board to not only create an aesthetically pleasing site but also to create a very well coded site that would naturally help improve Google rankings. The whole process was so stress free from start to finish which is a rarity indeed. I believe that when somebody actually listens to what you would like to achieve and then uses common sense coupled with an injection of their own creativity it makes the process a very enjoyable one. I am absolutely thrilled with the end result and am looking forward to Stephen applying his SEO skills to improve our rankings even further. This feels like an exciting new chapter for my company and I would not hesitate to recommend Stephen to anybody who is thinking of having a new website created - Thanks again Stephen, your proactive work ethic has never gone unnoticed and I look forward to working with you more in the future.

Kindest Regards,

Chris Benson
The Landscape Design Studio Ltd
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C
12 October 2017

Stephen was great. I gave him the brief and he produced exactly what I wanted! He managed to finish my website in two weeks and that was while I was on holiday too! I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for professional web design. More...

C
6 September 2017

After recently having our new website designed by Stephen I am very keen to get the word out about not only his abilities to create a fantastic looking site but also his abilities to listen and communicate in a highly professional manner. The reason I first contacted Stephen was as a result of being let down by another company who promised the earth and didn’t deliver. I decided that I needed to start again and find a company or individual who truly cared about creating a new site for my business. Upon first contacting Stephen I was immediately impressed with his level of knowledge and the way he made very informed suggestions in a ‘non pushy’ way (this is very important to me). After explaining to Stephen that we had previously been let down and that I was looking for someone to drive new ideas forward in a creative timely manner he responded in all the right ways. I was keen not to go for a huge agency…I wanted a more personal service from somebody who I could discuss things with as and when it was required. This is exactly what I got from Stephen from the word go. After explaining my brief to Stephen he got to work on designing our new website. As a garden design and build company we were keen to have a site designed that carefully walked potential clients through our design process and gave them the opportunity to view our portfolio in an easy to navigate method. Stephen was fully on board to not only create an aesthetically pleasing site but also to create a very well coded site that would naturally help improve Google rankings. The whole process was so stress free from start to finish which is a rarity indeed. I believe that when somebody actually listens to what you would like to achieve and then uses common sense coupled with an injection of their own creativity it makes the process a very enjoyable one. I am absolutely thrilled with the end result and am looking forward to Stephen applying his SEO skills to improve our rankings even further. This feels lik More...

S
29 June 2017

Stephen took our brief and gave us exactly what we wanted. It was easy from start to finish, with great advice along the way. We are already getting interest in our new website from tenders for big contracts. More...

S
29 June 2017

Stephen was a rare & fortunate find. We didn’t have a huge budget for a big agency but we still wanted quality. Finding a good website designer is hard & a reliable one, even more difficult.

He is both and i’d recommend him highly.
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G
29 June 2017

I’m really happy with my beautiful new blog. Stephen was affordable yet the standard of design was really excellent! Thank you so much once again.

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That depends on your target market. A great website corresponds aesthetically and functionally with the perspectives and goals of your potential customer.

Your website needs to:

Promote your brand
Be sharable with users
Easily accessed
Convert visitors into customers

Aesthetics are vitally important, but it also needs to sell your product or service. It's NOT just about design.

Website Design:

How many pages?
What functionality?
Do you have content and images ready?


SEO:

Do you know what SEO is?
Have you tried it before/what's your SEO purchase history with other consultants/companies?
What's your budget for monthly link building?

Combining design and functionality. I love business in general, I love learning.

Combining all of these principles around your brand is always unique and rewards me for my excess knowledge when compared to your average website designer.

I've always been entrepreneurial and worked for myself. I create my own work from going the extra mile both when working with clients and in my personal time which I use for self improvement and learning.

With a large background in marketing and consulting businesses, I understand the modalities of internet marketing, having started off as an affiliate marketer online. I spend thousands of pounds each year on various courses to stay up to date on the latest techniques and knowledge surrounding:

Conversion rates to increase sales
SEO to get traffic to your website
Email marketing
Marketing language & branding

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What SEO problems do you have on your website? Is it a penalty, Penguin, Panda? Maybe it's the site architecture. We will look at the best ways to improve on your technical on site SEO and present you with a list of changes to make to your website to get a boost in Google rankings.

Manual outreach and link building. Read more here: https://stephenholmes.co.uk/white-hat-link-builder-seo/

Probably one of the best website design services on Bark, fast mobile and tablet responsive website coded to perfection. Cost effective approach to premium quality website design with 10 years of happy customers.