Below is just a small selection of work carried out recently for my clients. Let’s have a chat about how your business could benefit from a great website.
Client Case Studies
Seed South Capital - Investment
The leadership team at Seed South Capital came to us looking to create a website for their South African investment firm.
Targeted at bridging the early-stage investment gap between investors and startups, they wanted their website to communicate their unique approach to investment and business funding in a clean, clear and simple way. They also wanted the website to showcase the South African entrepreneurial landscape as a vibrant and exciting space for investors.
We set about creating a WordPress build using the bright blocky colours from their logo as inspiration for the design. The uniqueness of the South African investment market was brought to the fore by featuring images of real South African entrepreneurs and destinations.
We integrated a number of custom elements and premium plugins into the site to provide extra interactivity and interest for users. We also integrated the company’s CRM system into the contact forms to ensure each new enquiry from the website was trackable and became part of their existing new business process.
“As well as the very pleasant way of guiding us in our website development process, Rikki created a great product that is easy to navigate and the clean design allows our message to be well communicated. His professional approach made it a breeze to sort out detailed requirements.”
Christoff Oosthuysen, General Partner, Seed South Capital
Grace Ellen Beauty - Salon & Online Shop
Owners, Grace and Laura were looking to revamp their salon’s website. Grace had made a start on the structure, but needed help bringing a cohesive look and feel to the site. Also keen to build a robust online shop and booking system for beauty treatments, Rikki Webster Ltd set about overhauling the site’s layout and design.
Introducing a clear navigation and page structure, the site hinged around the introduction of an easy-to-use online shop. With customers ranging from teenagers to silver surfers, the website needed to appeal to all customers.
Designed around a muted colour palette and simplified layout, the site was designed to help customers easily find the information they’re looking for and book treatments.
“Rikki is amazing and helpful. I’m so pleased with my new website. Rikki has made me a lovely new online shop and worked on all my other pages to make them consistent and clear. All done in record time – will be using his services in the future!”
Grace Kearns, Owner & Manager, Grace Ellen Beauty
Vitalis Extraction Technology - CO2 Extraction
Vitalis were looking to update their website following a sustained period of hypergrowth, which has seen the company named the 3rd fastest growing company in Canada.
Based in Kelowna, BC, Vitalis is a global leader in CO2 Extraction solutions, helping producers, farmers and retailers create market-leading products for the legalised cannabis and hemp markets.
Working with their existing design agency on the build, Rikki Webster Ltd was tasked with delivering all of the site’s content, creating an authoritative yet approachable tone of voice.
We were also tasked with writing a number of thought leadership pieces on behalf of the company’s CEO, plus downloadable brochures, guides, blogs and customer-focused newsletters.
“Rikki, I just wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work on the website. I hope you know how valuable your input is to me and Vitalis.”
Raush Salhi, Marketing Manager, Vitalis Extraction Technology Inc.
Family Law Portal - Solicitors / Legal Services
Established law firm, Comptons Solicitors LLP, was looking to place more focus on its burgeoning Family Law services. They were looking to create a new sister website to house all of the relevant information regarding Family Law, creating a useful portal for those seeking legal advice.
As a serious and often sensitive area of law, Comptons were keen to approach the site in a friendly and approachable way. They briefed Rikki Webster Ltd to create a new brand identity, including logo and character “guide” to help users navigate the site.
We set about creating the logo and branding elements, to ensure they both complemented the current Comptons brand, while also being able to function as a stand alone entity. We also developed Hiro, a friendly and approachable panda, that would act as a guide to all areas of Family Law. Creating the character, and a number of secondary characters for him to interact with, we showcased him around the site and across social media to create buzz for the launch.
The site received a number of enquiries at launch and continues to be a major asset for Comptons in reaching, educating and securing new clients.
“A big thank you to Rikki who put the vision into reality when building our new website, and developing our character guide, Hiro the Panda. I’ve helped build a few websites in my time and this one is the best. The ability to understand what a client wants and convert it is extremely difficult, yet Rikki did this, and more.”
James Compton, Partner, Family Law Portal and Comptons Solicitors
Kitchens with Rosemary Shrager - Retail
Hosting a number of her own well-known cookery shows, plus with appearances on the likes of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here!, The Real Marigold Hotel, and Netflix’s latest smash, Best Leftovers Ever!, TV chef, Rosemary Shrager, is one of the UK’s most famous faces.
Completely self-taught, Rosemary believes the kitchen is the heart of any home, which is why she’s launched her latest venture, “Kitchens with Rosemary Shrager.” Designed to be a beautiful, functional and inspiring place to prepare delicious meals for family and friends, Rosemary is cooking up some new ideas to help bring beautiful kitchen design to every home.
“My ambition has always been to create amazing kitchens that are totally accessible to everybody and that will be functional and ergonomically designed. I dream of others benefitting from my experience and being able to incorporate valued family items within their kitchen design to create a truly eclectic look which is totally personal to them!”
Rosemary’s team asked me to create a website that showcased her unique and personalised approach, as well as the beautiful range of kitchens on offer.
“Rikki was incredible at helping us build our new website. His eye for detail and creative touch was just brilliant. He was very helpful and supportive in training us in updating the site and is always on hand when we need him. Thank you!”
Kitchens with Rosemary Shrager Team
Blake Sergeant - Business Coach - Healthcare/Private Practice
Professional coach, Blake, has helped hundreds of business and private practice owners reach their full potential.
Running hivepractice.co.uk, coaching healthcare professionals in “Best Practice” techniques designed to increase their business revenues and optimise their efficiency, Blake was keen to ensure his personal website, blakesergeant.com, spoke of his experience and approach, while complementing The Hive’s offering.
I created a new logo and brand look & feel that drew from The Hive green, giving Blake a direct link between the two. Creating strong green blocks that grew in height and width, slanted forward, the styling spoke of progression, bold thinking and business growth. I wrote the website’s copy to ensure visitors knew instantly what Blake did by highlighting his impressive experience and coaching credentials.
The site was built as a “rolling homepage” rather than separate pages, as Blake felt this style would appeal to busy healthcare professionals looking to find information quickly and easily.
“I delayed updating my website because I was avoiding the agonising process of weeks of back and forth and escalating costs, but thanks to Rikki, he took control and smashed it! He is an expert. I advise you to hire him, trust him and watch the magic happen. Hooray for Rikki!”
Blake Sergeant, Business Coach
The Print Shop by Helen Lack - Art - eCommerce
Award-winning, International contemporary artist, Helen Lack, was looking to bring her Art to a wider audience. Making her entire collection available for the first time, in print form, Helen was looking to create an eCommerce website that would showcase her pieces in the best light, without distracting from the subject matter.
Designing a full eCommerce website, with a minimal, sleek and stylish brand, I helped Helen catalogue her Art within her website and also within her Facebook and Instagram shops. With a large and engaged social media following, Helen wanted to ensure customers had the opportunity to purchase on multiple platforms.
Services: eCommerce Online Store, Facebook and Instagram Stores, Website Design & Build, Branding, Logo Design, Copywriting, Product Cataloguing, SEO, Ongoing Maintenance and Support
“Rikki Webster was suggested to me personally when I was looking for someone to design a website. This was to sell affordable art prints, from original artworks, to a wider audience. It was a delight to collaborate with Rikki, he brought my vision to life. The Print Shop by Helen Lack is a new business, with a stylish logo and eCommerce site to attract customers to an interesting product. The website looks stunning, Rikki designed the layout and text, making it look “Aesthetic to the Eye.” The technical side was made easy with step-by-step instructions. I will definitely highly recommend Rikki Webster to all clients, if they need an outstanding website.”
Helen Lack, Contemporary Artist
L. Cook Florist - Florist - eCommerce
Owner Simon, came to us looking to refresh his outdated website with a complete rebrand and introduction of an online shop.
Celebrating their 50th year, Simon was keen to incorporate elements of their current branding, specifically the vivid lime green colour from his florist branding and delivery van, that he’s known for in the local community, while also ensuring the website was modern, easy to use and promoted his full range of bouquets and arrangement.
We set about creating a brand new logo for the florist, bringing it up-to-date, while ensuring it was in-keeping with the rest of their brand.
From securing the domain and hosting, to design, build and copywriting of the new website, we took care of every aspect, delivering a fresh, powerful eCommerce website optimised for SEO.
Services: Web Design & Build, Branding, Logo Design, Product Cataloguing, eCommerce Online Store, Copywriting, SEO, Ongoing Maintenance
“My florist is celebrating its 50th year. We’ve had a number ofwebsites over the years, but never anything that allowed us to showcase our products properly. Rikki was so helpful in sorting out the whole thing, from design and build of the new eCommerce website to uploading and cataloguing all ofour bouquets and arrangements. We can now offer our customers a full range of flowers for all occasions, both online and in-store. The site he created is fantastic and really easyfor our customers to use! Would highly recommend Rikki’s services to any business looking to sort out their website for a great price, without any of the hassle.”
Simon Fedrick, Owner, L. Cook Florist
Herts Hiking Hounds - Dog Walking & Training
Established dog walker, Sarah, was looking to expand her business to offer training, puppy socialisation, home visits and pet photography in the Abbots and Kings Langley areas of Hertfordshire.
She came to us with with the idea of creating an informative, modern website using her existing logo as a basis for the design and color palette.
Focused on greens, browns and oranges, with the specific idea to include foliage, leaves and outdoor imagery within the design, we created a site that featured design elements mirroring the rolling hills and green fields of Hertfordshire.
With a growing list of five star reviews, we also incorporated those into the site to build credibility and drive new customer sign ups.
Services: Web Design & Build, Copywriting, SEO, Ongoing Maintenance, Local SEO
“Rikki has just finished my new website for my dog walking and training business, and I couldn’t be happier! He provided a great colourscheme to match my logo, along creating lots of written information which describes my business perfectly. All done within a 2 weektime frame, for a very reasonable price. Thank you Rikki!”
Sarah Crampton, Owner, Herts Hiking Hounds
Beauty by Hannah - Beauty Therapy - Online Booking Integration
Established business, Beauty by Hannah had a solid and loyal client base, built through social media and word of mouth.
When owner, Hannah, came to me, she was looking to extend her reach and offer her clients a simple online booking process within a new website.
Creating a clean and clear Squarespace build, we gave her a website that showcased her many services and provided seamless appointment booking through the Setmore app.
Services: Website Design & Build, Branding, Online Booking, Landing Page, Copywriting, SEO
“Rikki was amazing from start to finish. He was so quick and efficient with getting my website ready. He is so easy to speak to and is always there if you have any questions. Would recommend him and his services 100%. Thank you!”
Hannah Hunt, Owner, Beauty by Hannah
nibble - Gourmet Grazing Boxes - eCommerce
Clare came to us as the owner of nibble, a new gourmet grazing box concept, looking to extend her customer reach. Rather than simply taking orders through her established social media channels, Facebook and Instagram, Clare wanted to add an extra layer of sophistication to her business by creating a new website.
It was important to Clare that we created a clean and clear website, which showcased her products with beautiful imagery and most importantly, featured an easy online ordering process for customers.
Services: Squarespace Website Design & Build, eCommerce, Copywriting, SEO
“When I decided to start a little side business during a tricky 2020, I didn’t really know where to begin. After a few posts on Instagram and Facebook I realised customers were keen to order through a website and I couldn’t have been happier to choose Rikki for the job.
As a complete novice to the world of coding and setting up a platform, Rikki arranged multiple Zoom chats with me to show me the basics and discuss the look and feel and then delivered the end result (within the space of a week!) which I adore.
He never faulted with his passion to help and jump on a call to guide me through any issues I encountered. I cannot shout this enough in that I LOVE the website he designed for me and I will champion his professionalism and kindness to the max.
From understanding my customers journey and creating a sleek site that navigates with ease, to setting up the legal documentation and payment methods so I could relax knowing I was a credible business, Rikki has proved he is an incredible asset to the world of local businesses looking to grow.”
Clare Riddle, Owner, nibble
JC Walker - Butchers - eCommerce
Owner of JC Walker, James, was looking to create an eCommerce website for his new Butchers, based in Kentish Town. He needed a website that would appeal to his local customers and give him the ability to track his inventory.
I created a full eCommerce website on WordPress, linked to WooCommerce and Stripe for taking payment. Taking care of all elements, the website was fully optimised for SEO, helping him rank highly for popular search terms.
Services: WordPress Design & Build, Copywriting, SEO, Photography, eCommerce
“I was looking to create an eCommerce website for my new butchers in North London. I’d received a few really expensive quotes and was getting frustrated with how complicated it was all becoming, when a customer recommended I speak to Rikki. He came in and sorted everything, from initial domain and hosting issues, to design and build of the new site. He even helped catalogue my stock, arranged a professional photoshoot of my products and linked me up with a social media expert to help promote the launch. And all for a fraction of what I’d been quoted previously! I’m delighted with the end result and would recommend Rikki’s services to anyone looking for a new website at a great price.”
James Walker, Owner, JC Walker Traditional Butchers
Groom & Glow - Dog Grooming
Louise, owner of Groom & Glow dog grooming was looking to promote her dog grooming business, outside of her already established social media channels.
We set to work designing a website to fit with her brand’s look and feel, showcasing the wonderful cuts she offers dog owners in the Hertfordshire area. As a strong advocate of social media, we pulled her Instagram feed into the website, providing a constant stream of new content.
Services: Website, Copywriting, Ongoing Support
“I am SO happy with my new website – Rikki has made it the website so easy to use and made sure I was 100% happy with it before it went live. Communication was amazing , regular updates were sent throughout the whole process and most of all the website looks amazing ! Thank you Rikki , would definitely recommend.”
Louise Hunt, Owner, Groom & Glow
Purple Octopus - Marketing & Social Media
Following a highly-successful career in marketing, working for the likes of Lotus, Ladybird Books and Global Radio, Ann-Marie launched Purple Octopus Marketing Solutions to help local business owners punch above their weight when it comes to marketing and social media.
Ann-Marie wanted a website that would showcase her range of services and tie into her already strong brand identity.
Services: Website, Copywriting, Proofreading & Editing, Ongoing Support
“With a content marketing background and excellent design eye, Rikki created a website for my new agency that really spoke to our brand identity. His approach was friendly, open and always honest, explaining all aspects of the build and website back-end, so that I had complete ownership of the site at launch. He’s a great guy and I’d recommend his services to anyone looking for a great website at a great price.”
Ann-Marie Burrage, Owner, Purple Octopus
Surrey Formwork - Building & Construction
Owner Justin had been operating his company, Surrey Formwork, successfully for over 12 years. Looking to increase his new project opportunities he wanted a brand and website reflective of the reputable formwork business he’d built. With no existing logo, colour palette or wording and with limited project photos, I created everything from scratch, delivering a website that showcased his services and industry experience.
Services: Logo & Branding, Website, Copywriting, Content Creation, Ongoing Support
“Starting with only the name of my company, Rikki created my entire brand. Everything from the logo to the website was delivered in under two weeks. He also set us up with a really easy to use back end, so that we can update it with new projects. A man of his word, I have a great new website built for just £250! Top bloke!”
Justin Nevin, Owner, Surrey Formwork
Huck and Berry - Catering and Nutrition
Owner Sue created Huck and Berry as the culmination of a 20-year long career in the food and beverage industry. Offering tasty meals and weekly plans for everyone from families to heath and fitness professionals, Sue needed a website that clearly showcased her offering and gave customers the ability to order online.
Services: Website, Copywriting, Proofreading, eCommerce, Ongoing Support
“Rikki understood my business straight away. His ability to create a seamless customer journey through the website was amazing. Love the website and would recommend Rikki to everyone.”
Susan O’Connor, Owner, Huck and Berry
Garden Glee - Glamping Rental Experiences
Owner Philip started his business during the Covid-19 pandemic, looking to bring a bit of extra income into the house. He needed a website that could showcase the company’s range of garden glamping, fire pit and outdoor cinema packages.
Services: Logo & Branding, Website, Copywriting, Ongoing Support
“We knew our garden rentals business needed a website to stand out from the competition, but had no idea where to start. Rikki created everything in less than a week, including our new logo, which I LOVE! He totally understood our audience and built us a brand that will really appeal.”
Philip Hitchcox, Owner, Garden Glee
ArchEd Group - Education
I worked with the owners to create a logo and color palette for their new company. I then created their website matching the logo, images and colours to bring the look and feel together.
Services: Logo & Branding, Website, Copywriting, Proofreading, Ongoing Support
“A huge thank you for helping us out with our branding and website. We couldn’t have done it without you!”
Evolution Mobile Salon - Hairdresser
Owner Alex was looking to update his website. He already had some great images, all he needed was some new copy and help laying out the information.
Conducting a total rewrite of the site, I worked with Alex to understand what his customers needed to know when booking and what type of information would be most beneficial to feature on the site.
Services: Website, Copywriting, Proofreading, Ongoing Support
“Rikki’s been a client for years and when I needed to update my website, he was happy to help. He rewrote the whole thing and got it looking great. He understands how local business works and offers a range of services that don’t break the bank.”
Alex Kamintzis, Owner, Evolution Mobile Salon
Vitality - Management Consultancy
Owner Amanda and Director Nadia wanted a total refresh of her company’s website ahead of a major sales push. I worked with her to create a new layout and copy using WordPress, bringing her a host of new client enquiries. The site needed to speak to their unique female-focused business acceleration services, whilst also providing information for potential investors.
Services: Logo & Branding, Website, Content Writing, Design, SEO, Ongoing Support
“Rikki spent time understanding our clients and services before working his magic on our website. He carried out a full brand refresh and got our website looking great and generating strong leads. Any business owner struggling to get their website right should seriously consider Rikki’s services, he’s a great guy and produces real results.”
Amanda Perry, CEO, Vitality
“Digital Presence is the only foot you put forward nowadays, so when you ‘show up’, you need to make sure your first impression is, 1. Memorable 2. Makes Sense and 3. Makes Money. This is what Rikki does! We are a Startup Accelerator and needed a website that makes a memorable first impression with our target audience, with clear messaging that makes sense and at the same time has a call to action for our service so we can continue to generate revenue for the business. Rikki delivered all of this and more! Thank you Rikki!
Nadia Mannell, Director, Vitality
Shamal - Investment
Owner Lee runs a company that deals with wealthy investors, so needed his brand to feel high-end in every aspect. I created his new website with this in mind. The result, a brand that opens doors and speaks volumes, without saying a word.
Working hard to analyse and understanding the business activities and target audiences, I completely rebuilt the Shamal brand, designing and copywriting the website, marketing collaterals and all branded elements.
Services: Website Design & Build, Content Writing, SEO, Editing
“My company took a huge step forward with Rikki’s help. Armed with the very best website, I can walk confidently into any meeting, knowing that our business is capable of winning new projects, no matter who we’re up against.”
Lee Simmonds, CEO, Shamal