Mike designs and builds bespoke websites, specialising in sites for the wine and hospitality trades.
His design ethos is all about USER EXPERIENCE. Your site visitors need to be able to navigate across the site without issues and find the info they require as readily as possible. A website needs to have a base in its primary function, promoting your services to your clients.
For web builds Mike uses a variety of different avenues dependant upon your web needs. He is fully trained in the use of most major web building tools including WordPress, Wix, Weebly, and SquareSpace. He will also make sure you are aware of how the site has been built so that you can feel in control of your own content moving forward.
Quite often in the wine and hospitality trade, your business will have an existing website, but one that is not quite doing the job you need. Mike will consult with you, find out all about your business and what your ideal site will offer both you and your clients, and find timely solutions to get your website in perfect shape.
Today’s shoppers are increasingly looking to the internet for all their needs, and the wine and food industries are no different. Mike can build an entire e-commerce platform within your site. He will train you how to use it, how to update the practical lines such as shipping and packaging options, and also give you the marketing tools to engage with your customers including newsletters and discounts.
Content & SEO
It’s vital that your site is engaging and easy to find when prospective customers come calling. Mike specialises in websites for the wine and hospitality industries because he has worked in them and knows what it takes to promote your business.
Mike will use his background as a wine writer and restauranteur to ensure that the word content of your site says the right things to the right people, including the all important search engines though the techniques of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).
Mike is keenly aware that websites are an evolving beast, and once the first iteration is signed, sealed, and delivered, it doesn’t stop there. One of the biggest criticisms of web designers he’s heard from many prospective clients is the lack of post delivery contact. Mike promises that will not be your experience with him.
Mike will be available via phone or email on an ongoing basis. He also offers existing customers monthly or quarterly site health checks and to consult you on any issues or updates you have in mind.
Mike has been very fortunate to work with some brilliant clients and has loved being even just a small part of their ongoing adventures and business success.