…and then they can’t.
We’ve been designing and building websites for local businesses for over 5 years – which in web years is a long time I guess. We’ve learned a lot – and we’ve seen designers and developers quickly come and go.
Lately we’ve seen an upsurge in new clients that have been seriously let down by their previous ‘web designers’.
Continue reading “Too many ‘web designers’ saying ‘YES – we can do that’”
Well, here we are. Nearly two years on since Jordan started (Oct ’12) he’s finally been presented with his Apprenticeship Certificate of Achievement. I say finally because he should have received it in December, but for one reason or another it took 8 months to arrive.
Continue reading “Jordan’s finished his web developer apprenticeship – it’s now official!”
Earlier on this month I was asked to deliver two ‘Introduction to MailChimp’ training courses for the Serpentine Galleries team.
It was an honour to be invited down to such a prestigious venue. The Galleries on the ‘banks’ of The Serpentine in Hyde Park makes such a lovely setting – and I was blessed with glorious weather on both days.
Continue reading “MailChimp Training at the Serpentine Galleries London”
As the signs are torn down, I reflect on Blockbuster’s business, and it’s demise.
Blockbuster Rentals went into liquidation twice in twelve months after many years of successful trading. The store under our offices was a ‘green’ store apparently, meaning it made a good profit, however many other stores were struggling.
Continue reading “Goodbye Blockbuster Leigh – we’ll miss you.”
Don’t forget Augusts’ Wigan Borough Business Club, being held at Leigh Library (Turnpike Centre). This month our event is being sponsored by The Leigh Building Preservation Trust, the not-for-profit organisation that’s behind the massive Leigh Spinners Mill project.
Peter Rowlinson of the trust will be discussing their plans for Leigh Spinners, along with other local regeneration projects that are on the horizon.
Continue reading “Leigh Spinners – Creating Exciting Opportunities for Leigh and Surrounding Areas.”
Jonathan has been with us for 12 months now. He came to us from Salford University after finishing his BA Honours Degree in Graphic Design. Then his learning really started.
Continue reading “Jonathan’s first 12 months as a Graphic Designer.”
What’s your business plan – have you really thought about it?
Recently we’ve been offering local businesses Free Marketing Health Checks (ask if you want one) with no strings attached. We’ve been using this tool to engage with local businesses.
Continue reading “Lying on a beach, or will you work ‘till you drop? What’s your business plan?”
…and how far should you go to protect your brand?
New domain names are available to purchase now. Over the next 2 years further domain names will be released. We’ve had a few clients contact us worried about protecting their online brand.
Continue reading “Are you .sexy?”
This is a great exercise for those of you that are planning a new website. Put aside some quiet time to read through our FIVE steps to website success.
Here at cre8 we’ll work with you to create the right website for your business, school or charity. We offer no-obligation consultations to discuss what’s outlined below. If you’d like to do this please get in touch.
Continue reading “Your New Website – Ensuring Success”
Ahh, holidays. I’ve recently returned from my first holiday for seven months, a welcome break indeed. I’m lucky enough to have a good friend that has a beautiful cottage located in the Eastern Lakes, in a little hamlet called Bampton Grange. On my way up to Bampton I stopped off at the Grange-over-Sands, a lovely town located in the South Lakes.
Continue reading “Why CRE8 is like a Lake District Butcher”