Custom-built websites that Drive online Enquiries

In today’s digital world, your website is your calling card and shop window. It must present your offering effectively and give you an edge over the competition. That’s where we come in.

We’ll bring your business to life online and easily convert website users into customers using our extensive expertise in web design and development while you’ll enjoy consistent, first-class responsive support. It’s why people love working with us!

Andy Moody, Founder & MD, GoShorty

Our WordPress Design & Development Process.

There are several stages when designing a website, but we gather your feedback and make any necessary tweaks.

SEO Research & Planning

  • Extensive keyword research to identify relevant keywords.
  • Develop an SEO strategy, sitemap and content plan that aligns with the site’s goals and target audience.

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User Experience Design

  • Create an intuitive and user-friendly design.
  • Develop wireframes and mockups, prioritising accessibility and clear user journeys.
  • Align the design with SEO and content strategy.

Website Design

  • Build upon the UX design, paying close attention to branding, attractive visuals, and seamless user interactions.
  • Create design mockups and incorporate SEO-friendly design elements.

Website Development

  • Work on a hidden staging environment and give you access to review throughout the build.
  • Implement on-page SEO elements and integrate structured data markup to help search engines better understand your content.

Content Creation and Optimisation

  • Craft and optimise landing pages and blog posts based on our keyword research and content plan.
  • Ensure this keyword-rich, high-quality content is structured for users and search engines.

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Testing and Quality Assurance

  • Conduct functional and usability testing.
  • Ensure all SEO elements are correctly implemented and the website functions as intended.
  • Conduct SEO-specific testing.


  • Upload the optimised website to the production server.
  • Monitor the website closely in the initial days after launch to address any post-launch issues.
  • Monitor and address SEO-related problems.


  • 24/7 support & website protection around the clock.
  • Regular website backups and restore points.
  • Regular site management & WordPress core & plugin updates.
  • Regular website speed optimisation checks.
  • Staging environment to safely make changes to the website with regular deployments to the live site.

Ongoing SEO

  • Regular content updates, backlink building, and monitoring of search engine rankings.
  • Analytics tools to track website performance, user behaviour, and SEO metrics.
  • Continuously gather user feedback and data insights to refine and improve.
  • Apply emerging SEO and UX best practices and industry trends.

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Alex Morton, Founder & MD, Manchester Window Factory

Strategic Solutions

Web design goes far beyond its look, it’s about functionality and intention. Your site needs to represent your brand and your business. We take the time to understand your brand – target audience, business objectives and perhaps most importantly, your values and company ethos. Armed with this information, we create a stunning WordPress website tailored to help you achieve your goals, such as:

  • Introducing your brand to new customers
  • Maintaining coherent brand values and tone of voice
  • Increasing conversions
  • Increasing revenue
Screenshots of the Atlas Sustainability Website built by Downes Digital

Expertise You Can Trust

With more than a decade’s experience in WordPress development, our team is at the cutting edge of the newest technology and trends. We stay up to date to ensure that we build your website to the latest specifications, harnessing the most innovative solutions. 

Dedication to Excellence

Our pixel-perfect websites are the result of meticulous attention to detail and our dedication to getting the job done right. We celebrate your wins as much as you do, because your business is our business.

John & Ashleigh Kelly, Founders, Be A better You (B.A.B.Y.)

Dedicated to WordPress.

We love WordPress, and there are many reasons WordPress is the most popular platform for professional web designers, including:

  • It’s FREE!
  • It’s user-friendly, giving you the freedom to edit content and make simple changes
  • It allows you to build a bespoke website from scratch
  • There are loads of plug-ins available to help you with customised site functions – or you can build your own.
  • You can choose from several site hosting options 
  • WordPress support forums and resources continue to help improve the platform

It is the choice of the big names, including The Walt Disney Company, TechCrunch, Time Magazine, Mercedes-Benz, and Sony Music, so you’ll be in very good company!

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.