Who are we?

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Our Morals

& the core ideas behind our beliefs.

The Story

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They say when food is ‘made with love’, it tastes a little bit sweeter. And that’s what we believe at the Website Company. Except we’re making websites, not food! When someone who loves what they do, and knows what they’re doing, builds your website, it feels, and performs just that little bit sweeter.

The Website Company story actually begins before the Website Company was founded. Bex, our director, made a partnership with a friend who created custom dog collars. They needed a way to sell them online. With a background in development, she quickly realised that she had the skills needed to create a website in a significantly shorter timeframe and learning curve than most. Within a month, she had found an online platform to build it on, designed a logo & brand, started a marketing campaign, and built an entire e-commerce process. When building the website, she couldn’t stop smiling – but she didn’t realise until much later why she was having such a great time building it. After the website was live, she started to advertise the site to all of her friends and family and as a result, became the face of customer support, technical support, and the general ‘runner’ of the business.

A few months went by, and whilst the shop was picking up on orders, it wasn’t enough. The thing that Bex had missed and loved the most about the whole business building experience was actually creating the website and the processes that went with it. Now that the shop was up and running, the fun had stopped! A little later after launch, a school friend contacted Bex, who had stumbled upon the online shop she had built. He was keen to build a similar site for his personal brand.

She happily agreed, and built her first ever website for a real life client.

“This was the moment I realised that I can turn my passion into a business…” Bex said.

Fast forward a few years, and the Website Company was founded. We’ve helped businesses bring their vision to life through their website. We’ve allowed chefs, course providers, brickies, personal trainers, beauty salons, window fitters, builders, charities, clothes shops, and those who would have otherwise collected payments manually, to bring their business online and reach the masses. We solve everyday problems with smart solutions, and we love every minute of it.

The Team

We work with a select few hand-picked, UK-based, freelancers who meet our highest quality & moral standards to produce quality work which we can all be proud of as a company. We stick to our guns, and ultimately, we are all doing what we love – solving our client problems using the latest and greatest web technologies.

Meet the day-to-day team below.

Bex Longhurst

Development and Solutioning

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Bex founded The Website Company back in August 2018, but has been building websites, designing interfaces, and solutioning web apps for over 5 years. She is an ex-IBM employee, with experience in software architecture, web development, and working with teams across the globe. In her free time, Bex is a virtual realtity fan girl, and spends as much time as possible taking photos of her dog.

James Grimshaw

Senior Technical Developer

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James has over 7 years of experience as an experienced JavaScript developer. He has built systems used by hundreds of thousands of people, for local businesses and all the way up to Fortune 500 companies. Has a passionate for clean code and emerging technologies. His other hobbies include cooking and coffee (if visiting coffee shops can be classed as a hobby!)

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