About Us.

We’re WordPress and SEO experts based in Manchester delivering premium WordPress websites with proven SEO strategies and website migration services.

Renowned for our strong commitment and work ethic, we’ve earned trust as dedicated digital professionals.

Where it all Started.

Downes Digital was born from a desire to help businesses of all sizes reach their full potential. Based in Manchester, we took inspiration from the worker bee, the official symbol of the city’s hard-working history and unity.

We typify the Manchester ‘worker bee’ ethic – we are dedicated to getting the job done and will do so efficiently, to help you reach your milestones.

The bee symbol is also personal to business founder Ryan Downes. His first-born son chose a small bee teddy as his favourite comforter as an infant. The striking black and yellow colour scheme evokes a sense of energy and excitement, and just like the worker bee, we will work hard on feeding your growing business by producing high-quality digital solutions with a simple, streamlined process.

As you would expect from Manchester people, we pride ourselves on our friendly and approachable nature. We’re committed to being available and supporting you at every stage of our partnership.

The Personal Touch.

Business is about people, and we prefer to meet you to get the ball rolling. This way, we can get a feel for who you are and what you do to better understand and represent your brand.

After that, we’ll check in regularly with progress reports and updates to make sure we’re all on the same page.

With over 15 years of experience, Ryan specializes in creating mobile-first, user-friendly WordPress websites, optimizing them for SEO and staying abreast of industry trends. Armed with a BSc(Hons) in Web Development, Ryan’s digital passion has flourished since his foundational education. He has navigated roles in agencies and as a freelancer, collaborating with a diverse clientele.

In January 2015, Ryan established Downes Digital with a commitment to delivering expertly crafted WordPress websites and SEO strategies, empowering business owners to scale, increase traffic, and boost revenue. Prioritizing transparency and trust, Ryan ensures that clients feel at ease and confident, recognizing that not everyone is fluent in web and SEO jargon. This ethos is embedded into every aspect of Downes Digital’s operations.

What We Do

Whether it’s a landing page or a complete website for your business, we’ll have your site live fast, without sacrificing speed, performance or quality.

SEO Audits & Strategies

A smart SEO strategy is key to your website’s success. SEO offers the highest ROI of any online channel for driving organic traffic and creating potential leads. The majority of visitors find a website through a search engine.

Website Migrations

Website migrations can quickly go south if you don’t have the experienced people there to support you. We’re here to make sure you don’t encounter any errors.

Helping local businesses To build an online presence and expand their reach.

We know that generating leads is what it’s all about, so we cut out the guesswork and get straight to it to grow your business faster.

Here’s a selection of top-notch results and quality custom-built websites we’ve delivered to our clients.

215% growth in policies

134% increase in organic traffic

A website Powered Up for fitness and wellbeing

a website to aid inclusive clinical research

What People Say.

Find out how we’ve helped our clients take their businesses to the next level.