Hi, my name is Torkild Smith (LinkedIn) and the owner of Bramhall Webdesigns. I am based just south of Manchester, United Kingdom.
I have been a web developer for over 15 years where I started by hand coding all web pages. This taught me all the basics I needed to know and to get me where I am today. I am still very conversant with this and it enables me to really fine tune any webpages I now build using WordPress.
I love working on projects and helping others achieve their desired results. There is something very satisfying about working as part of a team to bring a vision to life.
I give my all to my projects and they take a lot of energy and expertise to get right, so I only work with select clients on projects that excite me and that I think have a real chance at success.
Our focus is on delivering a website that works as a lead generator for you. It's that simple. But don't mistake simple for being easy to do.
Most websites don't work! Yes, that's right, they don't work.
Yes they work in as much as ... you can browse the website, click on links, see videos etc. But they don't work in terms of lead generation. And that's what makes us better than any other web developers out there.
We put function over form.
Having a great looking website is all well and good, but if it doesn't generate leads, you've wasted your money. And we're not interested in helping you to waste money.
Hi, my name is Kwai Yu (LinkedIn) and I partner Torkild to deliver the best possible user experience for our clients.
I have over 20 years experience as a senior IT Programme Manager leading £40million IT development projects. I am also PRINCE II Project Management qualified practitioner.
One of the fundamental causes behind why websites fail to deliver to expectation is because most business owners don't realise a website has to be treated as a Business IT Project. And it also has to be managed in the way same as any IT project.
This means applying the typical project management disciplines of; specifying business objective, business requirements, design requirements, coding, testing, implementation, managing change and managing risks and assumptions.
As well as project management discipline, I also bring to the team an MBA background as well as 'from the gutter' experience of implementing online marketing strategies.
If I had to name a secondary reason for why most websites fail is because most web developers don't understand business strategy and marketing.
Hi, my name is Alison Gould (LinkedIn) and I partner Torkild to apply traditional marketing know-how to the online environment.
I have 20 years experience in marketing having started as a junior marketing executive and rising to become a marketing director. The one legacy of my marketing achievement is BT OpenReach. It was called that when I had the sole marketing responsibility for that.
From a marketing perspective, a fundamental reason why websites fail to generate leads is because in the rush to embrace the online marketing era, most business owners fail to realise that traditional marketing know-how still counts to make online work.
Online marketing is still marketing. And this is where my classic marketing training and experience comes in.
Online is just another channel to market, albeit a very important one. However, being online doesn't get you leads and sales. What gets you leads and sales is knowing how to apply the promotion, price, publicity to the world of content marketing and SEO.