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Bytemark started in 2001 as a consulting firm based in York, UK. Its directors are experienced software and network engineers Matthew Bloch and Peter Taphouse. They combined their experience to build one of the UK’s ‘nerd hosting outfit of choice’.
We have grown to a team of eight full time staff, preferring to automate and work on efficiency, leaving people to work on the hard problems. Having a relatively small team means that Bytemark is constantly aware of its customers’ needs and has no excessive management burden.
The company philosophy continues to be ‘built by hand’. Our software, servers and network are completely of our own design. Fewer suppliers mean we take responsibility for everything that goes on, at a high level of detail, and we think that gives our customers more confidence in the services they buy from us.
Heart Internet WordPress optimised web hosting is perfect for websites of all sizes. So whether you are building your first WordPress website, looking for powerful and flexible WordPress web hosting without limits, or advanced ecommerce hosting, we have a solution to make your website a success. Our award winning web hosting plans come with WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress all ready to install in just one click.
Our market leading reseller hosting has been designed with web designers and developers in mind, offering a completely white label and customizable reseller hosting environment. Sell unlimited websites and domain names completely under your brand, and offer your customers one click install WordPress as well!
Our customer support is 100% UK based and in -house, and is ready to help you 24x7x365. With some of the quickest response rates you will find in hosting, we deal in minutes and not days.
We do world-class WordPress development for high-profile clients but we’re still the kind of people you’d like to go for a coffee with!
Human Made Limited was founded in July 2010 by brothers Tom and Joe and has had amazing success with clients such as Yell, Sony Ericsson, PayPal and the Chicago Tribune. We have grown over the last year, now employing three full time developers as well as 3 part timers. The secret of our success is our combination of expertise, imagination and approachability – and of course, we love what we do.
We specialise in high end WordPress developments for large, complex or high-traffic sites. These will typically involve a high degree of custom development such as plug-ins or extending WordPress and dealing with issues such as scalability and security. Each client provides a different challenge.
Call Tom Willmot on +44 (0) 7832 296439 or email email@example.com
If you use WordPress to build things for other people, we want to make your life easier. No matter whether you freelance on a solo basis, lead a small web shop, make plugins in a dark closet, or crack the whip at a large design firm, our aim is to become your go-to source of information and resources to help you expand your WordPress skills and know-how. To make you better at what you do. To make it easier to make your living and look great doing it.
You’re part of a tribe of WordPress designers and developers over 10,000 strong, spanning the entire globe. CodePoet.com aims to bring the working knowledge and real world strategies of those people into one place, for you tap into.
What We Do
Here at Stinkyink towers we supply toner and ink cartridges for every make and model of printer (and the multi-function machines) – that’s over 4200 products! We’ve been doing this since 2002 so we know a thing or three about printers
Who We Are
Officially we are Solar Electronics Ltd, but we trade as Stinkyink.com. Why the name? Well it’s memorable isn’t it? Enough said!
Stinkyink.com is a family business and above all we’re a company that cares: for our customers, our staff and our community. As online shopper ourselves we like to ‘do as you would be done by’.
WordPress Themes for all types of web publishers
WooThemes deliver top quality, cutting edge WordPress themes and superior customer support. Give your WordPress powered website a professional new look, and be up and running in no time at all.
Why pick WooThemes?
See why our 104 themes have been downloaded over 7,300,127 times and why 201205 people prefer us as their theme provider.
Code For The People is a new consultancy bringing together two stalwarts of the UK WordCamp scene: Simon Dickson (Puffbox) and Simon Wheatley (Sweet Interaction). Well, WordPress has grown up a lot since we both started using it; and we figured it was time we grew up a bit ourselves.
We’re 100% WordPress, and have been for years. We build large-scale, high-profile and genuinely innovative stuff for people you’ve definitely heard of: like Stephen Fry, various central government departments, Oxford University… oh, and somebody else, somebody insanely famous, whom we aren’t allowed to mention yet. (But we’ll hopefully be demoing their new site at Edinburgh.) And as our name suggests, we’re totally committed to the open source ethos. See your own WordPress install’s Credits page for details. 😉
If you’re a WP-savvy designer or a freelance developer, and you fancy working on interesting things, talk to us.
graphics.coop (previously called The Graphics Company) is a workers’ co-operative design agency. One of the good things about working with a co-operative is that you’re always talking to the boss! You’re always dealing with someone who cares a lot about your project. This is one of the reasons why many of our clients stay with us for years, here are some more…
Using limited resources creatively
Design is all about constraints and money is always one of them. We work very hard to keep costs down without sacrificing creativity or quality. We also don’t land you with unexpected additional costs.
Design is a co-operative process
A successful design project is a client-designer collaboration. We believe in this strongly and work in an open way to help this happen. This is backed up by informative written communications. You get copyright on the design we do for you (most other design companies don’t give you this).
An ethical design company
graphics.coop promotes the use of environmentally-friendly materials and ethical working practices. We also take an ethical approach to our own business that is embodied in our constitution.
Helpful Technology is a niche digital engagement agency, helping clients – often in central and local government – to use digital tools and techniques to work more effectively and save money.
It’s led by Steph Gray, former Head of Digital Communications at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, working with trusted associates from a range of niche PR and social media agencies. Steph has been working in digital and e-government for a decade, including roles at Ipsos MORI, top-ten digital agency Reading Room and client-side in central government at DIUS, BIS and COI.
Helpful Technology offers:
- no-nonsense advice and strategies, based on a solid understanding of clients’ goals and the context they work in
- build and ongoing support for engagement-driven websites, with an eye on the user experience and an aim to work in sustainable ways with audiences and clients
- training, coaching and mentoring to people interested in doing this for themselves, helping to develop skills and confidence
- our own ready-to-go platforms, designed to enable rapid digital innovation at modest cost – including The Social Simulator, a social media skills training environment; and Read+Comment, a hosted platform to gather comments on consultations and documents.
Inigo first came to life way back in 1999. ( We say it like that because, in the world of web design, that’s a long time ). Although we’re based in Edinburgh, our clients are around the UK.
If it’s not obvious by now, we design websites, create web-based applications and can look after your entire online presence: content management systems, eCommerce solutions, searchable online databases and a bespoke web development service that means we can deliver online whatever you want, however you want it.
Established as a web development business in 2006, interconnect/it is the UK’s largest independent provider of WordPress solutions to the news, corporate and large enterprise market.
Our ability to understand your needs for durability, scale and low hardware and support costs have allowed us to gain and keep clients such as Informa PLC, Telegraph Media Group, Greenwich PCT, The National Air Traffic Service and many more.
Get in touch and make our day
If you think there’s anything we can do for you, then just give us a call on 0151 331 5140 (or +44 151 331 5140 if you’re overseas) and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your requirements.
Alternatively, you can complete our enquiry form and we’ll get right back to you.
Point and Stare are a small and select team who work to make sure that our clients’ businesses grow as a result of their online presence with experience ranging from working with Apple, Microsoft, Canon, BBC, RBS, Nokia as well as many other companies across the World.
Bringing over 15 years of online development and marketing experience to the table, as well as real life business common sense, Point and Stare offer everything from your first online presence, or brochure website, to a complete online store or corporate presence.
Every part of the project is managed, from concept to completion, ensuring that timescales are adhered to and your wishes are reflected in the design and feel and, most importantly, you are thrilled with the completed project.
Our main services include:
- WordPress/ CMS/ theme design and development
- WordPress as a Service
- General web development and design
- Online store development and design
- Smart phone/ tablet application development
- Social media integration
- Blog addition, news aggregation and article writing
- Consultation, strategy and idea generation
Tetrahedra is the identity that John Adams uses for all things geeky that don’t directly relate to his day job in Government IT. John works with churches, charities and small businesses in Glasgow that need websites and online solutions based on WordPress, and he is also a part of the growing WP Scotland network.
WP Bees is a freelance WordPress development team based in Liverpool. For the most part it’s one freelance developer called Chris (he’s the Queen Bee). When the project requires expertise outside of WordPress website development, Chris will call on a trusted network of website copywriters, graphic designers, photographers and more to deliver your web project on time and on budget.
To find out more, visit the hive at WPBees.com
Kevinjohn Gallagher is an executive-level Business Transformation and Digital Consultant with almost 20 years of cross-industry experience. Through his growing consultancy, Pure Web Brilliant, Kevinjohn has delivered continued success to an amazing range of companies.
A passionate advocate of Open Source Software, Kevinjohn strongly believes that by adopting a pragmatic Agile approachthrough the innovation’s brought about by modern digital thinking, that spectacular Returns on Investment can be found in transforming any business.
For the most part, Phenomenoodle is one woman (Taryn Wallis) and her cat. And, to be very honest, the cat doesn’t do all that much.
Through Phenomenoodle, Taryn provides WordPress design and development services for small businesses with big dreams. This includes custom WordPress theme design, custom plugin development, and training in how to use WordPress.
Taryn is a member of the WordPress Theme Review Team, the folks who check all themes submitted for inclusion in the WordPress repository to ensure that they meet the standards required.
She is also the East Regional Coordinator for WPScotland, the Scottish WordPress user group, and organises monthly meetups and larger-scale WordUp events to promote the use of WordPress and grow the WordPress community in Scotland.
BraveNewCode Inc. is Canadian company, and began in 2007 as a simple design & development portfolio for the work of Dale Mugford. In early 2008, software engineer Duane Storey climbed aboard contributing his extensive talents to the mix.
Dale handles most of the front-end design & CSS, while Duane contributes his extensive programming skills to the mix, making BraveNewCode a full-blown web creation company.
Uniquely, Dale and Duane share cross-over skills and a passion for quality and precision. Together, the projects and plugins they’ve built are thoughtfully created and maintained.
[oik] plugins are an ever growing set of WordPress plugins. Developed by WordPress (and Drupal) specialist Herb Miller, of bobbing wide, [oik] plugins’ goals are to make designers, developers and WordPress website owners lives a lot easier by reducing the unnecessary and sometimes complex duplication of information that goes to make up a website.
[oik] plugins primarily deliver solutions in the form of lazy smart shortcodes; ranging from simple shortcodes such as [bw_telephone], [bw_mailto] and [bw_company] through more complex ones e.g. [bw_show_googlemap] and [bw_follow_me] to advanced and potentially complicated codes such as [bw_pages], [bw_thumbs] and [nivo]
Herb is a freelance developer based in Rowlands Castle, Hampshire. His first involvement with WordCamp and the UK WordPress community was at WCUK Portsmouth in 2011. Inspired by the weekend and a subsequent event in Brighton, he started WordUp Pompey in October 2011. Herb’s most recent project is the “cookie-cat” plugin and associated website.
Kimb has been building for the web since the late 90’s, and now works in the NHS providing WordPress-based solutions for Barnsley Hospital.
In 2007, Amir Helzer set up OnTheGoSystems. He wanted to solve problems faced by small businesses in the global marketplace. That drive has stayed with us as OnTheGoSystems has grown into a company that’s constantly looking for ways to improve user experience on the Internet. We do this by focusing on two main areas: how can we make it easier for people to communicate across language barriers? How can we lower the entry-level for people who want to create websites?
To survive in a global marketplace, businesses need to develop strategies to communicate across cultures and language barriers. Since 2007, this has been one of our main focuses. We know that it’s important for all businesses, not just big corporations, to have multilingual sites so in 2007 we launched ICanLocalize, providing self-service translation services for text, software and websites. In 2009, we took this experience and transferred it to the open source market, launching the WPML (WordPress Multilingual) plugin and a Drupal module.
In 2011 we launched the Types and Views WordPress plugins. WordPress is the most widely used open source content management system in the world. More and more people want to build sites using it, but, unless you know how to write PHP, creating anything beyond a simple website or blog can be difficult. Types and Views were developed for creating and displaying WordPress content. Together, the plugins make it possible for any designer to create complex websites with WordPress.
We are always looking towards the future, always looking at ways we can provide better functionality for Internet users.
As the web evolves, we evolve with it, into new technologies and new markets, and we hope to take you along with us.
Canary Dwarf is a small digital media agency dedicated to providing you with high quality services including web and mobile web design and development, digital media, internet marketing, SEO, social media, etc, from their base in Forres, Moray, north-east Scotland.
In 2009, it won the Golden Twits award for use of social media on one of its projects, establishing it as one of the most forward-thinking web companies in Moray.
Run by husband and wife team Marc and Susan Hindley, Canary Dwarf provide businesses, organisations and events with effective web strategies, starting with design and build, and supporting their clients with content management and marketing advice.