Turning technology to your advantage

Likemind Web Services

YOU know what you want from your website, whether it’s more business, better customer service or simply to avoid being overtaken by competitors. But maybe you don’t know how to use technology to realise your ambitions. That’s where Likemind Web Services come in.

We’ll help you turn your ideas into a working website or application. Got a visual design? We’ll make it into code. Don’t have one? We’ll work with you to create it. Wherever you are at in your website plan, we’ll help you take the next step (and the next) until you reach your goal.

Call on our commercial experience and expertise to:

• Build a fully featured interactive or social networking website based on Drupal, the open source system with its flexible and robust content management system (CMS).

• Set up a budget website fast using WordPress, the blogging package with a massive choice of free templates and application add-ons that we can adapt to your needs.

• Social networking: develop custom entertainment, games or business applications for Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites. Ideal for viral marketing campaigns spread by recommendation from one user to another, these offer you the potential to reach audiences of millions.

• Likemind Web Services was founded in 2006 by Alfred Armstrong with the aim of helping small and medium enterprises to realise their web goals. Since then we have worked with dozens of businesses across the UK and the world on all sizes of websites and applications.

• By bringing together open source software and our complementary range of skills we make advanced technologies affordable for ordinary enterprises.

Call us now on 01805 625149 or complete our contact form.


 

146 Web Design

146WebDesign

WITH more than 13 years’ experience in web design and usability, 146WebDesign offers a full and bespoke web design, marketing, SEO and IT support service to customers.

James Loud, the senior designer was founder/lead developer of the team that started First4Farming.com which is now the largest electronic agricultural Business-to-Business trading community in the world.

Based in Torrington, we have worked with a range of tools to build and enhance websites for companies across many industries and around the world.

Our experience of site design, construction, usability, SEO and the most appropriate tools to use means that we are ideally placed to create your presence online.

Our expertise in B2B communication also means that we can seamlessly extend your website to deliver information (orders / invoices etc) directly into your back-office system.

We are PHP / Joomla / Drupal specialists with bespoke functionality created to satisfy our customers demands including real time account data incorporated into a site as well as a bespoke file sharing module that allows users to send files securely to individuals or groups. Ring James on 0777 9523536 or email james@146webdesign.co.uk



Celebrating a decade in business

Kev Behan Design

FROM first concept to conclusion, Kev Behan Design offers a full design and print service at a price you can afford.

With 35 years’ experience in the print trade, Kev has seen the technological revolution from the days of hot metal casting to state of the art computer generated graphics, ensuring that both traditional and up to the minute techniques are used to create the very best results.

This year, Kev Behan Design Ltd celebrates 10 years of serving the business community of North Devon and beyond. Barnstaple born and bred and educated at Pilton School and Plymouth College of Art and Design, Kev has always believed that every business, large or small, deserves the very best service, regardless of the size of their budget.In these difficult times, a fresh look can be just what your business needs. Bespoke design and print packages from simple stationery to corporate identities and everything in between can be achieved quickly and efficiently.


A quality service you can trust

Zencart Web Design

ZEN Cart Web Design is a highly motivated North Devon company who believe that although their innovative web designs are often sold on style, they are, in fact, built on trust.

Managing director of the company, Stuart Perkins, feels strongly that it is the designer’s responsibility not just to build an efficient and easy-to-manage site but also to make sure that there is a friendly on-going back up and support system in place.

“We always try to offer clients a fast turnaround and we pride ourselves on the quality of our set-up service option. These days people are realising more and more that they need to invest now to ensure they have a viable e-commerce business in the future. Our mission is to make the entire online marketing and managing process less intimidating for the inexperienced entrepreneur and while we are certainly not the biggest e-commerce design company around we’d much rather be one of the best.”

Zen Cart Web Design also offers full e-commerce hosting to back up their service which ensures that all of the dynamics of your e-commerce project are handled in a fully professional manner.



Quality web and marketing solutions

IT'S EEZE

MY name is Helen Clarke, I live in Barnstaple and am able to offer a genuine, honest service to local businesses.

I have more than 20 years’ experience in marketing and advertising. Four years ago I was one of the directors in my own business, and previous to that was new business developement manager for Lantern Fm (now Heart FM ).

When we had the business, we paid more than £500 for our website and had to phone up every time we needed to change text, menus, prices, etc which took alot of time and money.

I realised that there are a lot of small businesses which haven’t got a website, or have an old Website which needs Upgrading.

I decided to go for an ITSEEZE franchise due to the fact that the system is unique, professional, low cost and easy to use.

Due to my previous experience of the costs of other web designers. I realised that this was an exciting opportunity.to be able to offer a fantastic web edit and marketing system at a fraction of the price others charge.

To view some of the LOCAL SITES which I have designed visit - www.itseeze.co.uk/find-a-consultant/north-devon/local-clients



Design solutions for print and web

Stone Creative

STONE Creative is a friendly agency where the client always comes first. Modest in stature, it is growing in reputation and big on personal service and customer satisfaction. We’re very easy going and great to get along with. You won’t be disappointed.

Brochure design, logos, stationery, branding, publicity literature, exhibition materials, POS, vehicle livery, web design, signage, mugs, pens, clothing, leaflets, posters, company reports, invites… or anything else you might want designed, get in touch, see what we can do for you...

Stone Creative was born in January 2000 when MD and senior designer, Frank Stone, stepped away from a comfortable agency job to nurture and grow a few small clients of his own. Ten years on, those same clients are still regular customers… and have been joined by quite a few more along the way.

(The original clients, still using us today include Webbers Estate Agents, Samuels Solicitors and the RWM Food Group (Langport, Somerset))

The company has grown steadily from day one, going Limited in October 2003, and now boasts more than 90 clients, large and small, throughout the UK, Scotland, Ireland as well as overseas, in both Sweden and Spain.

We don't advertise. Repeat business and word-of-mouth referrals have always provided at least 95 per cent of our business, thus proving that hard work and a good reputation are key elements to success! Here’s to the next ten years…

Our largest client is Actavis, with whom we've been working for the last 18 months. We provide the design and print for all promotional and marketing materials, for their Generic Marketing, OTC and HR departments.
Our newest client is a niche perfume boutique, Ormonde Jayne - based in Piccadilly, London - again, a referral from another satisfied client.

Our first piece of print is currently in production, due for delivery to their newly opened fragrance counter in Harrods, no less.

We also have another mailer planned for them, for mid March, this time a joint promotion with Harrods themselves. Not bad for a small N Devon business!


 

Screen and litho print service

Blue Sky

BLUE Sky was born back in the 1970s, and ever since, we’ve been building a unique service supplying local and regional companies with screen and litho print of the highest quality.

As part of Bray Leino, one of the UK’s leading communications groups, we provide that same service to national and international companies and organisations too.

We work with companies in the fashion, energy, healthcare and automotive sectors. However complicated the logistical challenge, we have the expertise, here in the UK and globally.

We have built an enviable reputation for quality, service and cost-effectiveness. And no one understands better than we do, the pressures and deadlines that mean you need a printer you can rely on completely.

These days, our offer is a lot wider than just traditional printed materials. It includes banner stands and graphic panels plus custom and modular exhibition units through Bray Leino Events, also based here at Whiddon Valley. We can advise on integrated packages including promotion, design and artwork, in-house photography, web design and media.

While providing a flexible service offering unbeatable value has always been our focus, we’re looking to the future too. That’s why, for 2010, we have pioneered an exciting new Digital Large Format print solution.

It means we can create graphic panels and images of sparkling impact and quality right up to 1.5m wide. We’ll be delighted to discuss your needs in depth to make certain your project runs smoothly. Call John Hagger on (01271) 323213 or mail him at: mail@bluesky-uk.com


 

Communications specialist

Spice

SPICE is the West Country communications specialist creating influential business solutions for all kinds of local businesses. We’re proud to say the giant illuminated logo on the fantastic new Let's Go! skating leisure complex is one of ours!


We work with all sorts of local companies to help them develop their business and be more successful. Whether they need a simple leaflet, a hard-working website or a complete new brand identity, we’re here to offer the advice and inspiration that comes from 30 years of experience. We have valuable expertise in helping a wide range of businesses, including solicitors, dentists, veterinary groups, tourism and food distributors.

Our service is a complete one, but our approach is simple. We gain a clear understanding of what it takes to grow your business; then we deliver it in excitingly creative ways. Our goal is to position your brand and give you an image that will set you apart and get you noticed.

"Everything we do begins with a conversation, says Richard Williams of Spice. Call (01237) 421149 and arrange a free appointment to talk about your business."

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