Over many years of working with business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients in Islington and London, we have developed a website design process that quickly and consistently produces results.
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We begin when you express interest in working together, and then use our experience to start crafting an in-depth proposal.Read More
We schedule a series of short calls to better understand your business objectives, and how you work.
Our techniques get to the heart of your industry trends, website metrics, and online competition analysis.Read More
Ideas / Preferences
Let's discuss ideas! We talk about your industry and competition. We look at websites you like and why.
Choose our professionally written content, optimised for your customers, to generate the best conversions.
Design & build
With agreed site structure, great content, and researched calls for action the design phase commences.
Built in a secure environment, with scheduled appraisals and feedback, also helps you appreciate the admin interface.
Transferring your website to a live domain is the start of an ongoing website marketing process, including continued analysis of metrics.Read More
Basic remote training begins during development but purpose built training for selected key staff continues here.Read More
All our website projects come with a minimum 30 day, agreed project scope, warranty period plus email & phone supportRead More
We have a number of ongoing and affordable support and training packages to suit your business requirements.Read More
Business Website Success
A successful online business presence is as a result of understanding and talking directly to your customer needs. Ongoing success is a result of implementing changes based on the results of continued analysis of your visitor interactions.Learn more
It's been great working with EC1, on multiple website projects since May 2012, as they are always quick to respond and very helpful when it comes to last minute changes or edits to our websites.
And as always a pleasure to work with Shawn and Raicheal.
(Mobile and Tablet Adobe Business Catalyst website)
The Management Centre, London
This year we wanted to update the Joomla version to Joomla 3.x and adapt the site to mobile devices. In a very short time we had everything we needed done and working perfectly well.,
And as always a pleasure to work with Shawn and Raicheal.
(Mobile Responsive Joomla 3.0 website)
Design and Marketing,
Raicheal quickly pointed me in the right direction and away from what would have ended up as a costly solution to a simple problem. I then couldn’t have asked for a quicker turn around on the work – even when the job didn’t turn out to be as simple as it should have been. ,
A short training session with Shawn and I am back happily editing the web-site which now works on all browsers and devices. Better still the site now has a modern look and feel. Mobile Responsive Adobe Business Catalyst website
European Boating Association
Working with Shawn and Raicheal from EC1 Solutions was a really refreshing experience for me. I already had a website which had cost a lot to develop, but I still wasn’t happy with it. If I was going to change my web designer and to re-vamp things then I really wanted to make sure I got value for money this time around.
Fortunately for me, Shawn and Rachel easily exceeded all of my expectations in every area where I could have harboured any concerns. Most importantly for me, creative input was crucial in order to get the look and feel of the site correct. Both Shawn and Rachel were brilliant in this aspect, constantly suggesting ideas, doing extra little bits of design, and providing feedback on what looked and sounded good and what didn’t. This is exactly the sort of service I wanted and wasn’t getting from my previous design company.
Contrary to what one might expect, I feel the issue of remote working actually benefits the client in the end because you are given an extremely personalised service. With both Skype chat or the phone line being constantly open, I was reassured that work on my project was being correctly prioritised and any questions I had were answered there and then, as well as all the training I needed being delivered at the agreed appropriate time. In short, the quality of the communication with them was as good as I’ve ever experienced in the past. .
In this tough climate, people are demanding real value for their marketing spend. For this reason, and in view of my company being a start-up, the issue of price was all the more important for me. Shawn and Rachel were able to meet my budget with a very competitive price, yet deliver a fabulous service and end-product that I know I would have been charged a lot more for elsewhere.James Power,
My company is one of the leading and longest established internet marketing companies in the UK and it was with some anxiety that we decided to finally go to a Content Management System.
We could not afford for the transfer to go wrong and the team at EC1 Solutions were really first class in ensuring that everything was exactly how we wanted it - to the letter.
Our site still looks great and the search rankings have been maintained. Their excellent skills with EC1 combined with the cheerful and friendly approach to doing business means that I have no hesitation in recommending the EC1 team to other organisations.David Glaser,
Web Results Direct
This was an excellent project that end end up with high quality results and excellent one to one support.
Shawn is a very nice person to deal with. I had some ideas in my minds for my project but not sure how to make them work. Shawn was able to transform of what I wanted with excellent suggestion to enhance the functionality and put it into action. He is always quick to respond, always around when I am stuck or in trouble. Shawn is the best web developer that I dealt with. I would recommend him to anyone who like to have a high quality work with excellent support.
A big thank you to Shawn and RachelDr. Hassan Sami Shaibah,
Assistant Professor in Anatomy,
Umm Alqura University, College of Medicine
I would highly recommend using EC1 for all your website needs.
My requirements were not simple with two websites required in two totally different industries with separate target markets and commercial needs mixed with very tight deadlines.
I required immediate action but was sceptical about using an overseas website supplier due to the lack of face to face interaction and obvious communication issues.
After dealing with Shawn and Rachel for less than a week my fears were allayed and things were moving fast in a simple and efficient way.
Utilising the latest communication tools to bridge the distance gap and turn what would seem a road block into a benefit, I was able to meet my clients during the day, submit my requirements to Shawn in the afternoon and wake up the next morning with the job complete. My clients don't believe that I sleep.
It has also been a huge benefit having a "European" style web design which has separated my clients sites from their Aussie competitors.
I already have 2 more clients with websites pending based on the results of the first two so I couldn't be happier with the results.Gary Reilly,
Austadia Travel and Entertainment
The team at EC1 have been really prompt and efficient at responding to requests for updates and edits to our site, when we have found the backend CMS frustrating. The 1:1 support is great, and all questions are answered with clear explanations!Lisa Rout,
The Shaftesbury Partnership London
The EC1 team got involved in a project that was struggling due to the limited skill set of the original developer. They quickly got the project back on track and have shown themselves to be skilled, professional and a pleasure to work with. Thanks!Sanjay Parekh,
I am not in a mental institution right now thanks to Shawn and Rachel.
I just wanted to create a magazine site with subscriptions and a few more things. After four months I'd had three bad experiences with website designers, almost nothing of what I wanted, and what I had didn't work right.
Then I contacted EC1 Solutions: in two weeks the website was published with the basic functions. In two more weeks everything was almost perfect, and we are still adding new features. A really great job. Fast, truly professional work, smart suggestions and great communication.
And all of that at a fair price.
I'm a happy man now.Luis Soldevila Ribelles,
Tai Chi Chuan
Full credit and acknowledgement goes to Shawn from EC1, a specialized Joomla design and development company.
Without Shawn's contribution, BusinessTomato.com would not radiate with so much good humour and positive energy!
Thank you!Ed Bas,
Hi Shawn and Rachel,
Shawn and Rachel showed a great understanding of our requirements and excellent communication from the outset. This really made them stand out as people who could develop our new site.
Their creative and technical input meant that the site was beyond even our expectations. It was also a pleasure working with people who had this degree of experience.
Both Shawn and Rachel went the extra mile to train us in using Joomla and offering continued support. Many thanks to you both!Simon Brown,
We work extensively with EC1 Web Design for three simple reasons:
- Their work is of consistently good quality.
- They're quick.
- We trust them and their judgements.
Finding good contractors is always hard and risky, with EC1 Solutions we've found a long term partner.Henry Warren,
The service and support received from EC1 has been excellent, the projects undertaken have varied from simple to complex but both have been met with a thorough attention to detail and a high level of quality, we have also very much benefitted and appreciated the advice and technical support given by staff.Mike George,
MGG Grahics Design Studio
EC1 Solutions designed a website which captured and reflected our work and ethos as a Mandarin Chinese Education company in London. They have continued their relationship with us by providing a highly professional ongoing service with very impressive response times and excellent advice and support.William Chong,
As an experiment, I have just done a quick search on Google for web-designers and found myself faced with millions of results. Thankfully, I didn't need to trawl around all those when I came up with the idea of mediable.co.uk. As is the best way to get the best person for the job, Shawn was recommended to me as someone who would understand my vision and meticulously "get the job done until it's right". Now it is my moment to recommend Shawn, and I do so wholeheartedly. Not only is he unbelievable in producing a top quality site, he is also unbelievable value for money.Wes Butters,
Good development work requires healthy relationships. Shawn's combination of great skills and expertise with a very supportive character and 'can do' attitude turned a period of hard work into a thoroughly pleasurable experience. It increased my confidence and gave me greater control over my work - and I am really looking forward to phase two. I don't see how it could have been better.Merlin John,
Merlin John Online
Shawn and Rachel were always prompt and professional, but also approached everything with a friendly and relaxed manner.
As the site was progressing, we needed to make many changes to format, wording, style etc, and Shawn was extremely patient through phone and email and made the changes quickly, sometimes within the hour!.
I would recommend EC1 Solution’s services to anyone, I really enjoyed working with Shawn as it was stress-free and collaborative.
Big thumbs up!Jennifer Clayton,
Ventures Programmes Administrator,
Since starting up my education business EC1 Solutions have been extremely supportive in helping me develop a strong online presence and brand for Connecting Learning.
They have always delivered to a high quality, and often within short deadlines, gone the extra mile and been extremely patient with me, helping me take control of certain aspects of the website development and improve my understanding.
I now add content daily and the site continues to grow in it's design and functionality and usability.
We are now pleased to be getting nearly 1000 hits a week and are seeing viewers of the site turn into clients-a huge success.
I would recommend EC1 for any size of business-they are experienced experts who always deliver value for money.Hannah Jones,
I feel so fortunate that we found Shawn and Rachel to help us with our Joomla development projects. They have been a cinch to work with, always communicating promptly and with great clarity. At first I was concerned that we worked in different countries with a 9-hour time difference, but that has never been an issue with the many projects they have helped us with. We often have custom templates or component modifications that are out-of-the-ordinary, and the EC1 team has the abilities and process to make each project a success. They are the first resource we call upon for all our development needs. We know using them guarantees a successful and timely site launch!Bonnie Landau,
We decided to select the EC1 Solutions team to build a complex Comparison Website initially due to the quality of their previous portfolio. The relationship went immediately to a professional footing, with a detailed explanation of how Joomla works and what its features were, which shaped and altered our requirements.
Once work commenced, the site started to take shape within a week, with continuous checking and revisiting of the designs progress against requirements. During this initial period the EC1 team worked outside the requirement and over a weekend to overcome some initial issues with Linux versions on our server and our non too responsive hosting partner to set the platform and keep things moving. Communication was excellent throughout, we always understood progress and timescales against our initial plan.
The deliverable exceeded our expectations, with the guys throwing in good graphics/photoshop work to tailor the site to our own look and feel. In short we felt that the EC1 guys felt as committed to our site as we were.
It's always a nervy step to engage a new developer, but I would recommend anybody looking for a professional CMS based website to use the EC1 team.Mark Kennedy,
Hi Rachel & Shawn,
Thank you for the fantastic support. You operated as an extension of our team, working through all the inevitable challenges and ensuring our project met all of our expectations. We are very pleased with the design & development of the T-Impact website and happy to provide a referral for the great work.
Dear Shawn and Rachel,On behalf of all the team we wanted to say a Massive Thank You for building our website. You guys have been an immense support to us.
In the space of a few days you built us a website (often working late into the night), coped with all my many changes!! and handled all the various issues of dealing with both us and Perfect Day's timetables. Thank you!
Beyond all this thank you for putting up with having liaise with someone as web illiterate as me!! Basically - thank you very much guys!Jon, Doug, Craig, Alexis, Benny and Ren,
(The Challenge team),
We are very fortunate to find EC1 to support our association’s website. Their knowledge of Joomla and commitment to quick turnarounds makes our web updates quick and easy. From Canada, we submit our updates during our working hours and wake up the next morning to completion – the upside of the time differential. On more complex problems with well crafted e-mails we identify our need and EC1 makes the translation to our site. Thanks Guys.Debbie Kemp,
We just wanted to say thank you for the work you put in on our new site. From the initial design right through to the end we feel it has worked really well for us.
The communication we feel was excellent which really helped to bring everything together efficiently and just as we needed.
The ideas you brought in with useful components and modules to really bring out the best of Joomla have also been great.
We look forward to working with you in the future and will certainly be recommending you to friends and business colleagues.Grant Seuren,
We're a UK-based charity who have used EC1 Solutions on numerous occasions.
We've been delighted with the design and website transfer (don't know what you want to call it!) work they have done and have been particularly impressed with their willingness to offer continuing support beyond the call of duty.
When you combine this with the fact they are better value than any of the competition we came across then you can see why we'll be continuing to use them in the future.Chris Vaughn,
Sumo Run, Sucata Split, Sucata Run
With some 300,000 search engine visitors a year arriving at our website I was naturally concerned about losing search rankings and whether or not the Joomla system would manage to cope with the volumes – particularly in our peak summer season. I was very pleased on both counts and need not have worried at all – well worth all the effort and hard work put in by me, Rachel and Shawn!David Glaser,
A flashy website with all the cutting-edge bells and whistles won’t bring you online success.
We learned a long time ago that focussing on customer needs does the trick all the time, every time - and we want to share our secret with you.
If you need measurable online results, engage with us and our discovery process and we will help you achieve your targets. We can be so confident because we work hard to fully understand your business, your marketplace and your customers before we ever begin work on your site.
We’re EC1 Solutions Ltd, a boutique web development agency with experience in more than 15 countries and 20 industries, specialising in third sector, private sector, financial and legal.
Raicheal is our Director and project analyst. She has extensive software development and statistical analysis experience, and is herself the daughter of computer programmers. Technology is in her blood. Raicheal is the networker. Flitting regularly between Spain, UK and beyond, but mainly looking after our clients in London and the South.
Shawn is both our design guru, making use of what some call a sixth sense for colour and style, and our trainer. In other words, he’s both genius enough to build you a beautiful, effective website, and patient enough to teach you how to use it. Shawn mainly works from the cave house in Spain, with 10 foot thick walls to block out mobile signals he gets to work with fewer interruptions. Known to enjoy the odd tapas or two whilst seeking inspiration.
Dale, Shawn’s son, is our second designer... and he’s just as gifted as his father. He truly knows no limits, as he doesn't believe in the word "impossible." Dale is mainly based in Newcastle, where he has quite a following as he is also a successful musician and therefore designs a lot of websites for upcoming bands.
Bug. Well Bug is simply the Boss. A mongrel who repeatedly broke through the cat-flap and is now our in-house therapist and timekeeper.
EC1 Solutions use some lovely freelance photographers, writers, and other professionals, throughout the UK who together help round out our creative team.
Together, we design and create mobile-responsive websites, templates and themes — with an astonishing 83% client retention rate. Yes, more than 8 in 10 of our clients choose to work with us again and again.
Why? Part of the reason is our promise to customers:
- WE WON'T BAFFLE YOU WITH TECHNO-BABBLE. We will explain, train and support you in plain English.
- WE WON'T IGNORE YOU. Our clients love the fact that we respond to them quickly.
- WE WON'T GO ALONG FOR THE SAKE OF IT. Our clients value our experience and judgement. We will always offer informed opinions and make suggestions.
- WE WON'T MISS A DEADLINE. We know how important this can be — when we say we will do something, we do it.
- WE WON'T LEAVE YOU IN THE LURCH. Our clients greatly appreciate our on-going support and training.
- WE WON'T STAND STILL. We always use the latest technology, keeping abreast of improvements and trends to keep you ahead of the game.
Most important, WE WON'T BITE! We’re friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. If you are serious about online business success and you think we might be a good fit, let’s get in touch now.
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