Testimonials

Pete Edwards
Jay & Sian Benedetti
Chloe Swaby
John Sim
Brendan Mitchell
James Galding
Sachelle Mansour
Kevin Knight
Chris Holt
Jess Harding
Lisa Evans
Zenon Bojko
Josie Mayes
Vivienne J Debnam FREC
Angela Cox
Sally Kee
Sarah Webb
Jonothan Goodman
Mark Pretlove
David Coates
Mike Lews
Jon Mayes
Ann Reay
Jemima Musson
Alex Loveday
David Coakley
Owen Wakins
Lisa Milroy
Stephen Key

The various automated systems suggested and developed by the team at AWD have also dramatically decreased the amount of time I need to spend communicating with our trialist enquiries, players and their parents.

Initially Richard and his team were working with us to help improve the search engine optimisation of our previous website. Whilst the optimisation improvements on natural listings for our key search words had improved dramatically since Advanced Web Designs got involved, it became apparent that the restrictive nature of the WordPress template in which our previous site had been built, was limiting our success for lesser priority keywords such as the new centres we were opening and football courses we were developing.

So despite some initial reservations on my part, I eventually decided to take on AWD’s services to design and develop a new fully responsive website, and in hindsight now wish I had moved on with the project much sooner than I had.

As well as having a far more modern design with a greater appeal to my target market, there is also a full content management system which allows us Protec to manage all the content on the website, as well as expand the site as our business expands.

The various automated systems suggested and developed by the team at AWD have also dramatically decreased the amount of time I need to spend communicating with our trialist enquiries, players and their parents.

Since the site has gone live I have made numerous requests for small personalised tweaks to the website in order to make my life even easier, and on every occasion the team AWD have carried out my requests extremely quickly and efficiently, often providing better solutions and results then I had anticipated.

Throughout the process I have found Richard and his team to be highly professional, friendly and approachable. Nothing has been too much trouble and their website design and development skills, coupled with their knowledge of my business and what I needed the website to achieve, has ensured that I have ended up with a website, which is critical to my business, that has exceeded all of my expectations.

It goes without saying that I would have no problem at all recommending Advanced Web Designs, and would like to take this opportunity to thank them very much indeed for all the time and effort I know they put into this project.

Pete Edwards, Head Coach and Director - Protec Soccer Trialswww.soccertrials.com

The initial drafts were awesome. We were so happy with what was being produced, we started showing clients the updates before it was even ready and everyone agreed how good it was looking.

After spending the last two years trying to build and manage my own home made website (using Wix) and continuously making changes, I was getting stressed out. I realised that the quality of our website didn't match the quality of our service. I then realised that I'm a personal trainer, not a web designer, so it was time to focus on what I'm good at and hire professionals to do what they do best.

I searched google and the first name I saw was AWD. We had a look at their portfolio, and called them straight away.

Richard invited us in for a meeting and within minutes we felt confident in their ability, so when they showed me what they can do I actually laughed. I couldn't believe the quality of their work and how poor it made my home made website look. This was a humbling experience but I suppose that’s why I was there so we started to get excited.

We gave Richard a few ideas of what we were looking for and I remember him saying 'that’s exactly what we were thinking' so I knew we were all on the same page and it made the whole process a lot more efficient.

The initial drafts were awesome. We were so happy with what was being produced, we started showing clients the updates before it was even ready and everyone agreed how good it was looking.

Ironically, Richard falls into our target market, so we actually asked him to make the website so appealing that he considers signing up with us, and with that, everything his team done was exactly what we needed from a website.

The idea of the website being content managed was exciting. I know what message I want to get across, so to have control of what pictures and text go where was a great project for me to be involved in. I couldn't believe how simple it was, and what I loved was regardless of how small my questions or problems, all I had to do was drop anyone at AWD an email or phone call and they were always there to help.

Once the website went live, we were so proud and it really has catapulted our business in the right direction. The feedback we have received has been great and we now fill so confident that it matches the quality of our company. It's really difficult to stand out in such a saturated market, but now we do, in a big way. The price was very competitive. We are also in an industry where you get what you pay for, and that is exactly what we got using AWD.

I still pop in now and again to see Richard and his team, I have also recommended AWD to two of our clients and will continue to do so without hesitation.

Thank you so much for everything you have done.

Jay & Sian Benedetti

Jay & Sian Benedetti, Directors - Onpoint Trainingwww.onpointtraining.co.uk/

Don't waste your time looking at other web design companies, AWD are worth their weight in gold!

Booking AWD to build my website was by far one of the best decision I've ever made!

I cannot stress how fantastic the whole team have been. What makes AWD such a brilliant company is their personal yet professional service.

Not only were their concept designs spot on but they also came up with unique ideas and ways to make my website stand out.

Building my website was an enjoyable journey and most importantly totally stress free.

Don't waste your time looking at other web design companies, AWD are worth their weight in gold!

Chloe Swaby, Acoustik Duetwww.acoustik.co.uk

Richard listened to my ideas and my expectations from a new website and provided some excellent ideas on content, user experience and how best the new website would reach my target audience. It was clear he had researched my type of business and how the website would best support it.

Leading up to purchasing County Castles in January 2016 I had identified that the current old website was in need of a complete overhaul.

Through recommendations I contacted Richard and his team at AWD. In our first working meeting I was immediately confident that I would receive a website that met my needs. Richard listened to my ideas and my expectations from a new website and provided some excellent ideas on content, user experience and how best the new website would reach my target audience. It was clear he had researched my type of business and how the website would best support it.

Throughout the design and build process there has been excellent communication and that still continues to this day. AWD has responded really positively to my needs and requests and have provided invaluable practical and technical advice.

Overall from a customer’s point of view AWD have been marvellous, delivered within timescales and overall great value for money. Most importantly I have a fabulous new modern website that supports my business exactly how I wanted it to and crucially is so user friendly for my prospective customer base.

I would certainly recommend AWD to anyone looking for a new website for their business.

John Sim, County Castleswww.countycastles.co.uk

We believe that the website they designed for us has set us apart form all of our competitors.

Advanced Web Designs came highly recommended to us by one of their existing customers, and from our very first contact with them, right through to the launch of the website; and even since the site was launched, we have found them to be highly professional and extremely accommodating to our needs.

We wanted our website to feature lots of video of the projects we are involved in and the services we provide, and often called on them to carryout work for us out of hours and at weekends…nothing was too much trouble…..they even bought a drone in order to record aerial footage of our sites.

I was very impressed how they took the time to really understand all of the facets of our business, in order to ensure that the website they built was informative, promoted our key services and targeted our specific market.

The website fully ties in with our established corporate branding, and we believe that the website they designed for us has set us apart form all of our competitors.

Brendan Mitchell, Director - BP Mitchellwww.bpmitchell.co.uk

If anybody in business who is looking for a service and product that will double your online enquiries look no further than Richard and his team at AWD!

Richard and his team at AWD created my first website some five years ago and when I decided to build a new site to change with times and stay up to date with my competition, I knew from the outset what I would be getting. Having relied on their knowledge and experience previously I knew I would get the same result.

The team spent time with me to understand what my target audience and market was and they have created a website that to this day I am complimented on by prospective clients when I first meet them.

The design and concept was everything and more than I expected and with their sound knowledge of SEO and ensuring my site is found by potential clients. I now have a modern, smart website that generates more business than ever before and allows my business to continue to grow.

If anybody in business who is looking for a service and product that will double your online enquiries look no further than Richard and his team at AWD!

James Galding, Owner - Jamescape Landscapingwww.jamescape.co.uk/

Not only is the design a winner but their technical knowledge is spot on.

I wanted a website that would express a friendly yet professional feel and that is exactly what I have. Not only is the design a winner but their technical knowledge is spot on. The guys at AWD are very patient and continue to be so even after the launch! Thanks guys look forward to phase 2!

Sachelle Mansour, Holiday Totswww.holidaytots.co.uk

They have also managed to get us to (and keep us at) number one on Google under some very genetic key words and terms used within our industry.

We have used Advanced Web Designs since 1999 and during this period have forged an excellent relationship with them. During the initial meetings they took the time to understand our business and who our target audience is, in order to design and develop a website that not only reflected what we are about but also that appealed to our large customer base.

As we have grown over the years AWD have re-developed the site for us on a number of occasions, each time getting larger and more diverse whilst at the same time somehow keeping the navigation around the site very simple.

They have also managed to get us to (and keep us at) number one on Google under some very genetic key words and terms used within our industry.

I have always found them easy to contact and they deal with our many regular websites updates quickly and efficiently.

Their ability to keep up-to-date with technology has meant that we have always benefited form having a modern websites and this fact together with their very competitive pricing has once again secured them the job of a big revamp to our website in 2009.

Kevin Knight, Mainline Baitswww.mainline-baits.com

We also found the team reliable and available for questions at all times.

From the initial meeting, Advanced Web Designs proved to be an inventive and creative company.

Richard and his team showed genuine interest in providing a range of bespoke design options for our website concept.

We are very pleased with the finished site, which is both modern and attractive. The team’s design skills and knowledge were impressive.

We also found the team reliable and available for questions at all times.

I would be happy to recommend AWD, who were a pleasure to work with.

Chris Holt, 360 Golf Holidayswww.360golfholidays.com

I was so pleased with the outcome of the site and how it worked on mobile devices, that I have now asked AWD to redevelop our Sports Event’s Management website...

We have used Advanced Web Designs for a number of years to design and develop our core business website for ‘JBD sports Events Management’.

As they have always provided a great service, and knowing that Richard is an angler himself and has attended the previous three PDC Invitational Fishing Championships, employing AWD for this project was for us a ‘no-brainer’.

Richard’s understanding of the event was not only helpful during the design and development process of the website, but also help greatly with the preparation of copy and imagery to populate the website.

I was so pleased with the outcome of the site and how it worked on mobile devices, that I have now asked AWD to redevelop our Sports Event’s Management website to a more modern, mobile friendly website in line with the PDC fishing site they have just created for us.

I have found Richard and the team at Advanced Web Designs a pleasure to work with and have absolutely no reservations in recommending them to anyone who needs a professionally built website.

Jess Harding, Director - JBD Sports Events Managementwww.pdcfishing.co.uk

I've had some great feedback on the site and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending AWD.

When searching for a web designer, I wanted a company who were local and who I felt were going to be happy to deal with a start up business and able to advise on the best e-commerce solutions available.

I had an initial meeting with Richard who listened carefully and with interest as to what I wanted and by the end of our first meeting, he had showed me another site that they had recently designed, which was exactly what I wanted.

Both Richard and Gareth were very attentive and explained things well. They were always quick to attend to any changes that were needed or that I subsequently asked for once the site was completed.

I've had some great feedback on the site and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending AWD.

Thanks Guys.

Lisa Evans, Anything Dogzwww.anythingdogz.co.uk

The website they designed for us exceeded all our expectations and we’ve had nothing but positive feedback from our new and existing customers.

I’ve known Richard since the mid 80’s when we were both fishing at the North Lagoon over in Broxbourne, however we lost contact when I moved over to France to manage Dreamlakes. I know Richard went on to run The Carp Society, however I didn’t really know what he was doing now.

When we made the decision we needed a new website, a number of different contacts recommended giving Advanced Web Designs a call because ‘the guy who runs it is also a carp angler’. We felt it was a huge advantage to have the website rebuilt by someone who not only came recommended, but who is an angler themselves, as this means they would understand the target market as well as the jargon use in fishing.

When we found out that Advanced Web Designs was Richard’s company the decision to use them was made even easier as I’d always known Richard to be a hardworking and conscientious person.

The website they designed for us exceeded all our expectations and we’ve had nothing but positive feedback from our new and existing customers.

I have no problem recommending Richard and his company to anyone wanting a new website, I only wish we’d found them sooner!

Zenon Bojko, Owner - Dreamlakeswww.dreamlakes.com

I was nervous about using the content management system to populate the website but it is so easy that even I had mastered it within about half an hour.

I was recommended Advanced Web Designs by a friend who uses them for his website. I was a little anxious at first as I don’t really understand technology that much, but everyone I dealt with at every stage of the website build was very helpful and took the time to explain in a way I understood.

They put together a brief for me with their recommendations which showed they really understood my business and why I wanted a website, and the design they came up with further proved their understanding of the market I want to reach.

I was nervous about using the content management system to populate the website but it is so easy that even I had mastered it within about half an hour.

I can confidently recommend Advanced Web Designs to anyone who is thinking about having a website built.

Josie Mayes, Director - Josie Pilateswww.josiepilates.co.uk

AWD understand our business needs and are always on tap with recommendations and support which enables us to move forward

Advanced Web Designs offers an innovative and creative professional service. Time and genuine interest was extended to Fore Street Employment Agency as our website was designed and developed. Their quality of work, technological knowledge and skills demonstrate that AWD can deliver outside the norm. Our website is user friendly, extremely beneficial and has added significant value to our organisation.

AWD is easily accessible, responsive and consistent, from our initial meeting to present they continue to provide us with on going efficient solutions to minimise cost and maximise effectiveness.

Fore Street Employment Agency is a fast moving business without the luxury of time, AWD understand our business needs and are always on tap with recommendations and support which enables us to move forward. Their contribution and excellent service has given us the freedom to dedicate our time to our clients. AWD are a pleasure to work with.

Vivienne J Debnam FREC, Fore Street Employment Agencywww.fore-street.co.uk

Since going live I have had extremely positive feedback on the site

I was extremely pleased to find a local web design company who I felt were going to be happy to deal with my start up business, as well as advise me on the best e-commerce solutions available.

I have really enjoyed working with the team at AWD web design, and feel that they have really listened to me. Both Richard and Kyle have been very attentive, explained things well when I have had a query and been happy to meet with me in person to go over any changes I have asked for.

Since going live I have had extremely positive feedback on the site and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending AWD to anyone.

A great job, thanks guys

Angela Cox, Musical Mumswww.musicalmums.com

Their patience, professionalism and creativity produced a website that is vibrant, eye-catching and simple to use.

From the moment I walked into the AWD offices in Hertford I knew that Richard and his team would be able to design the website that had been my ‘pipe-dream’ for years.

At our initial meeting Richard listened carefully to my visions and requirements (offering me well considered advice honed from years of experience in the business) and from the moment I signed the contract nothing was ever too much trouble for Richard, Ollie and Gareth. Their patience, professionalism and creativity produced a website that is vibrant, eye-catching and simple to use. In short my vision was fulfilled completely

If you want an amazing website designed by an efficient, friendly and talented team then AWD is the company for you. You will not be disappointed!

Sally Kee, Fun-Kee-Musicwww.fun-kee-music.co.uk

The earthy, natural feel of the design is exactly what we had asked for but the results were much better than expected

We were recommended Richard and Advanced Web Designs by a mutual friend. My partner and I had just set up a small company to sell Gel Burners, an ornament that can be used indoors or outside to safely burn bio ethanol fuel, which when alight makes for a warming center piece and talking point.

Not being very web savvy ourselves, it was refreshing that the basic brief we provide was so well interpreted. From the initial design concept and right the way through the project AWD fully understood the product and provided us with some invaluable advice regarding what was needed to ensure we not only ended up with a functional website, but also one that best promoted our product to our target market.

The earthy, natural feel of the design is exactly what we had asked for but the results were much better than expected and their Content Management System is exceptionally simple to use.

Now the website is live, Richard and his team continue to be proactive and are always on hand to help us with either our requests for the many additional features we keep adding, or making suggestions for ways the website can help improve our sales.

Sarah Webb, The Snug Bug Storewww.snugbugstore.co.uk

They have a great team and really easy to work with, nothing is too much trouble;

Crate Ideas is a company new in the UK which sells Dog Crate Covers, we aimed to be driven by online sales so therefore needed a website. We went through the regular diligence of recommendations, browsing local companies and internet searches which resulted in a short list of three website developers. We put these through their paces in regard to making sure they could provide the ease of functionality and engaging design; which were the two most important parameters for us. AWD really understood our goals, the product and in addition they put forward some really good ideas for the business. We had no option but to go ahead with them.

They have a great team and really easy to work with, nothing is too much trouble; we just needed to ask if something was possible and it was done. Once we gave the go ahead with their initial design the process was simple and efficient. The end result far exceeded our expectations and we are so delighted with our website.

Jonothan Goodman, Crate Ideaswww.crateideas.co.uk

I have had some bad experiences with web designers in the past but AWD are friendly and efficient and have proved that good designers do exist!

DO NOT HESITATE! I have had some bad experiences with web designers in the past but AWD are friendly and efficient and have proved that good designers do exist! My special thanks to Gareth for coming up with solutions to seemingly simple requests which often required complex programming to achieve the effect or facility we wanted, he was always patient, willing to listen and keen to explain. Gareth and Richard have provided us with a good looking website full of up-to-date visuals and features giving us all that we asked for and more. I cannot recommend their services too highly.

Mark Pretlove, Gillmark Gallerywww.gillmark.com

Despite giving them a tight deadline to work to, the brief was met with respect to the timescale, design and technical requirements.

On recommendation we approached Advanced Web Designs to quote us for a new business venture we were undertaking. We liked what we heard in our initial meeting and as the subsequent quotation fell in with our budget we made the decision to take on their services. Despite giving them a tight deadline to work to, the brief was met with respect to the timescale, design and technical requirements.

Throughout the development AWD have responded quickly to our requests and queries, provided us with professional advice and developed a simple to use backend system, enabling us to quickly and easily update key areas of the website ourselves.

Overall we have been very happy with all aspects of the company and would have no hesitation recommending them to other businesses

David Coates, Real Estate Worldwidewww.realestateworldwide.co.uk

They showed genuine enthusiasm for the project and recommended many features that we hadn't considered but have made the finished website a highly interactive and informative resource

Richard and his team were a real pleasure to work with throughout every stage of the project. They showed genuine enthusiasm for the project and recommended many features that we hadn't considered but have made the finished website a highly interactive and informative resource for the club, the team managers and parents of all the players.

As the Club is run on a shoestring and relies almost wholly on volunteers, from individual team coaches and managers right up to the Chairman, Richard and his team designed, developed and are hosting the our website free of charge, a very generous and unexpected offer but ultimately one that demonstrates the ethos and charitable spirit of the company.

Despite this we have still been given the service I would expect to receive as a paying customer and Richard even gave up a Sunday evening to present the new site to the all of the managers and carry out a training session on the very easy to use Content Management System.

Clearly I would highly recommend Advanced Web Designs on a number of levels including their professionalism, expertise, willingness and ability to understand or requirements, the technical advice provided and the numerous extra miles they went to ensure the site covered every eventuality.

Mike Lews, Club Chairman - Hertford Town Youth FCwww.hertfordtownyouth.co.uk

My initial enquiry and first meeting was dealt with the utmost professionalism and the high level of service has continued even after the launch

I have been most impressed with the care and quality Advanced Web Designs has provided my company. My initial enquiry and first meeting was dealt with the utmost professionalism and the high level of service has continued even after the launch. I am so pleased with the end result I don’t see myself going anywhere else for my future projects.

Jon Mayes, Your Wedding Websiteswww.your-hertfordshirewedding.co.uk

The designs have been excellent and have used the latest technology always at an affordable price

We have used Advanced Web Designs since we first started our holiday accommodation business 6 years ago and feel Richard and his team have made a significant contribution to our success.

The designs have been excellent and have used the latest technology always at an affordable price. Advanced Web Designs are easily accessible and helpful when there is a problem and difficulties are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

Ann Reay, Dalmonds Barnswww.dalmondsbarns.co.uk

Advanced Web Design has invaluable knowledge about all aspects of online marketing and are able to put their advice into practice

We have used Advanced Web Design for a number of years now for all our web needs. We have found them to have a clear understanding of our business from all aspects which has been highlighted in not only the design and functionality of our website but also in offering advice with regards to web optimisation, possible revenue streams and new services to offer our online customers.

Advanced Web Design has invaluable knowledge about all aspects of online marketing and are able to put their advice into practice. We have found the team at AWD extremely reliable and professional and would recommend them to any business.

Jemima Musson, Angling Publicationswww.anglingpublications.co.uk

As they are so familiar with website design they also informed us of design concepts and graphic design especially photo imaging which is a major part of our website

After speaking to several different web site designers in the area, we decided on using Advanced Web Design as from the start they seemed to understand exactly what our vision was in terms of our website and goals.

They were keen to listen to what our requirements were and also made valid suggestions on how we could make the design more efficient and where we could improve. As they are so familiar with website design they also informed us of design concepts and graphic design especially photo imaging which is a major part of our website.

Richard and Gareth really are perfectionists with attention to detail and no matter how small or how many times they are willing to help. I would fully recommend them to any of my clients and friends.

Thanks for a great website.

Alex Loveday, Loveday Antiqueswww.lovedayantiques.co.uk

All of the team at AWD are a very present, polite and easy to deal with. Their systems are extremely easy to use and their after sales service and support are second to none

We at the Bait and Feed Company have used Advanced Web Designs for the last 12 years and during this time they have revolutionised our website and have increased our Internet sales massively.

Over the entire time we have used AWD we have found them to be professional, proactive, innovative and extremely competitively priced. During this time they have even provided us with some very sound business advice that has proven invaluable to the success of our company.

All of the team at AWD are a very present, polite and easy to deal with. Their systems are extremely easy to use and their after sales service and support are second to none.

In the most recent e-commerce website they have developed for us they used reasonably new technologies and methods to overcome our complicated buying and pricing structures.

Also by optimising words on our site they have managed to achieve a number 1 placing for our company on Goggle and MSN using generic key industry search terms.

I simply can’t praise them enough and not only are we happy to recommend AWD, we would suggest that you don’t waste your time looking elsewhere for a web designer.

David Coakley, The Bait and Feed Companywww.tbfeeds.co.uk

Their initial design concepts proved to me that they fully understood both our brand and our target audience

Advanced Web Designs were recommended to me by my brother-in-law who has used the company to design and develop his own company’s websites over the last 12 years.

Despite them admitting to having no prior knowledge of the industry, they took time to familiarise themselves with my business and the bicycle market in which we operate.

Following our initial discussions they presented a professional and detailed proposal to us whilst displaying the confident and friendly personalities I look for in all of my business relationships. I was also pleased that they took the time to explain to me ‘in layman’s terms’ the technical jargon associated with such projects.

Their initial design concepts proved to me that they fully understood both our brand and our target audience, in fact only a few very minor tweaks were made.

During the development of what was initially a standard ‘e-commerce’ website, I asked AWD to quote me for an additional bike builder system. Like the initial quote, the price was exceptional competitive and despite the tight deadlines I was demanding, by altering their programme of work around they also managed to develop the system in time to go live for the London Bike Show where I was exhibiting.

The bike builder system in particular threw up a lot of technical scenarios which I hadn’t considered, many of which were actually bought to may attention by the guys at AWD, who impressively also provided me with possible solutions to the problems.

Their technical expertise, understanding of what needed to be achieved, attention to detail, competitive price, design skills and most importantly, their patience, are just some of the many reasons I have already recommend them to a business associate and would be happy to recommend their services to anyone looking for a professional web developer.

Owen Wakins, Director - Matrix Cycleswww.matrix-cycles.co.uk

AWD is a professional company with a relaxed approach, nothing is too much trouble

From our initial first meeting we were confident AWD would provide us with all the advice and guidance we would need to create a brilliant website. Unfortunately we didn't listen to our instincts and decided to look around! Having spent months speaking to others, we came back to the start frustrated we had wasted time looking elsewhere, when what we wanted was there at the first meeting.

Richard and Gareth always knew what we were asking and wanted in the website, they have done everything we have asked and more. They are always completely honest and never hesitated in telling us if something we suggested would not work. AWD is a professional company with a relaxed approach, nothing is too much trouble. We would not hesitate in recommending AWD. Thanks guys. Funky-Home.com

Lisa Milroy , Funky Homewww.funky-home.com

Richard and Gareth have developed a really great, easy to use online system

Richard and Gareth have developed a really great, easy to use online system which allows people playing Season Selector to quickly make their predictions by simply dragging and dropping each of the Premiership teams into the players predicted finishing position.

Most importantly for me, the system also works out all of the points (which used to take me ages) and displays the immediately.

Players can also interact with the website by making comments on the ‘Topic of the Week’, which in previous years has led to some really good banter, particularly amongst the supporters of opposing teams!

Stephen Key, Season Selectorwww.seasonselector.co.uk