Last week we launched a new WordPress website for Ravenstonedale based Williams Agricultural Engineering, although the family business have been trading since 2005 this was their first website.
Our blog allows you to join us on our journey as we navigate our way through the trials and tribulations of being a small family business, delivering web design and digital marketing services across Cumbria and the beautiful Lake District...while trying to remember to blog about it!
It’s always satisfying when, after working on a project you get a nice review from a customer. In this case, Georges Verdis, owner of London Executive, Estate Agents based in London (just in case the business name didn’t give it away…).
We recently redesigned a WordPress website for Dalesway Tyres Ltd, based just off J36 of the M6. Dalesway already had a WordPress website but wanted a new responsive website that highlighted the new services they offered.
What is the greatest challenge for a web designer? Building their own website it would seem.
One of the great things about living in Cumbria is coming across great news places, like the Blacksmiths Arms in Broughton Mills. So we were more than pleased to build them a new WordPress website.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
It’s always nice to work with local family businesses and none more so than Dandy’s of Barrow. Run by husband and wife Jeff and Jane Dandy for 37 years.
Continuing our recent theme of WordPress estate agents websites, we’ve now pleased to launch our third WordPress estate agent website for Surrey-based, Christies.
With a ratio of 4:1 boys to girls (make that 4:2 we got poppy the cat in December!) in our house but a business that has equality at the heart, we’re pro the Day of the Girl at Freshspace HQ. Since 2012, 11th October has become the International Day of the Girl, a day which […]
We have never planned to specialise in a particular area at Freshspace but in recent months it’s been all about estate agent website design, with us launching our second property listing WordPress website for Lancaster-based estate agent, V Move.
We love a little nonsense at Freshspace HQ! We also love sharing our Roald Dahl library with the kids. So, a Happy Roald Dahl Day to you all!
We’ve been a little bit quite of late. The reason being we’ve been planning our wedding. We’re now very proud to say Freshspace is run by husband and wife team Darren and Eilidh Nicholls. And we couldn’t be happier!
The truth is in the stats, because it’s here that we can see how well (or not) a website has improved. With this is mind we reviewed our Appleby-based client, H. Pigney & Son’s WordPress website traffic in Google Analytics to see how it’s performance has changed over the past 9 months.
Of late we’ve worked on a number of websites that have required managing imports of 100’s if not 1000’s of products to WordPress sites. It’s been an interesting learning curve for us both and means we’ve got another feather in our caps when it comes to helping clients with their business needs.
With a selection of very specialist demolition products Brokk UK rely on attending exhibitions to showcase their product range and engaging with their potential customer base. Attendance at these events is crucial to the success of this sales strategy. Previously Brokk UK relied on more traditional ways of letting people know in advance about their […]
…or that’s what Bryn seems to want to do this fine Monday morning. Well it’s officially our first day back after a great break in Crete and as much as we’d love to sit basking in the sun there’s work to be done.
Happy Star Wars Day from all at Freshspace HQ! Only 225 days and counting until Star Wars – The Last Jedi. At Freshspace we have a lifelong Star Wars fan and a recent Star Wars convert so The Last Jedi is eagerly awaited. May the 4th be with you….
The new e-commerce site we built for Foxfield Garden Centre was the product of a random phone call and an unexpected meeting last December. We were enthusiastic about business owner Alan Benson’s plan to move into the online market with his wide range of specialist plants. It was his vision to not only sell across […]
“Mummy, can I say hello?” Uttered by a persistent three year old almost a year ago as I was talking to a new client about the intricacies of WordPress. I jumped out of my seat so that the phone was out of reach and flapped my hand around in a manner I hoped he’d understand […]
“Choosing someone to design a website can be a daunting process especially as we had received convincing briefs from a number of web designers. We chose Darren and Eilidh as they understood exactly what we were looking for and got behind the brief straight away. They designed an e-commerce website for us and we are delighted with the result, not only from the point of view as to how the site looks but how easy it is for us to edit the content and process orders. Freshspace provides an extremely professional service with fast and efficient response times and excellent back-up support. We would have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Helen Herbert, Business Development Manager
Happy International Women’s Day from Freshspace! Our Spotify soundtrack for the afternoon is ‘Women of Rock’…Barracuda anyone?!
Yes, very Lazy Bryn!
Just passing The Factory Tap, Kendal on a walk with Bryn.
Even prior to having a website, Brew Brothers had a broad social media following across Twitter and Facebook. Nevertheless, aware that they wanted to keep evolving as a business to support their customer base they wanted to be sure that they were truly making the most of their online process. We considered their approach to […]
Pondering what is to be done in the week ahead. It’s a dogs life #mondaymotivation
We’re embracing our Scottish routes again at Freshspace with Burns’ Night celebrations and an obligatory dram planned for later. Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit. Robert Burns
A refreshing drink after a hard days work at Freshspace HQ. Blue Moon for EIlidh and a Timothy Taylor Landlord for Darren.
Apparently January is by definition The funk that you enter when the holiday season is over. It starts on January 2nd and lasts at least until February 1st.
Happy New Year from us. A New Years walk to Kendal Castle
Actually that would be 3,205 products but it didn’t have the same ring to it… This week we were pleased to launch a new WooCommerce e-commerce site for CP Catering Equipment Ltd, a long established Kendal business who supply a fair reaching number of clients including The Castle Green Hotel and Hawkshead Brewery. The new […]
This is the kind of winter weather we’re all enjoying this year. What a difference a year makes #stormdesmond
A trip to the Beech Hill Hotel and Spa for a spot of work and a well earned drink
With 50% of Freshspace Scottish we thought we’d pause to wish you all a happy St Andrew’s Day. We will of course be partaking in a cheeky Barr Irn Bru (read: whiskey) later on.
Lined up at Kendal Castle; Darren, Bryn and one of the kids on a break from managing our web design and digital marketing business.
This week saw the launch of a new WordPress website for ecotec joinery. Taking a site built on WordPress.com, migrating content and re-hosting; the combined effort of both ecotec and Freshspace.
As one of the boys told us last week “birds fly coz them’s got the wings”
It was meatballs for lunch today as we took a break from website design.
Bryn the black Labrador on one of his walks in Kendal – taking a break from web design and digital marketing.
On the road again with Darren Nicholls to Keswick for discussions about web design, digital marketing and some good old business consultancy.
Eyeing up the pies at Low Howgill Butchers in Appleby on our outing to see H Pigney & Son for a discussion about their new website.
New bar and grill opening in Kendal
Eilidh Nicholls enjoying New Lanark on our family road trip before heading back to Cumbria for another busy period of website design and digital marketing.
And another – Moomins at this year’s Comic Art Festival in Kendal.
One of the window displays for this year’s Comic Art Festival in Kendal.
No man is an island but this woman felt like one a few weeks ago. Our summer was notably different this year. We entered it with the expectation that potential customers would be off on their jollies and taking a well-earned break. It’s what happened last year so this year we braced ourselves for a […]
We were delighted this week to launch a new e-commerce site for The Pie Mill, makers of traditional Cumbrian handmade pies based in Threlkeld, Keswick. Built in WordPress with a helping hand from WooCommerce of course! We’ve tried to keep a traditional vibe whilst providing Amanda and her team something new, fresh and bursting with […]
That’s Tony to a tee 🙂
Sometimes in business as in life you need to be able to realise when something isn’t working, be proactive and do something about it. We recently took the decision to stop working with one of our clients.
Peanut Butter Oreos #mondaymotivation