the b:web story
b:web launched in 2004 and is owned by highly creative and experienced web design husband and wife team, Zoe and Chris. The directors met during their careers with Thomson Reuters in previous roles as Software Engineers. b:web started (as many small business do!) in the spare room of their house. Over a period of 2 to 3 years, Zoe and Chris had developed websites for 100’s of small businesses powered by their own easy to use Content Management System (SMART). These were the days before WordPress dominated the scenes and b:web took the initiative to invest in developing their own proprietary CMS. 14 years later and b:web is a small team of talented web designers and web developers delivering high-end web designs and bespoke web solutions using a range of web platforms. We have web design studios in Surrey and Devon.
The b:web Vision
Bespoke websites can be really expensive – especially if they do not deliver results! b:web was founded with a vision to deliver websites designed for performance – providing the best-possible conversion rates and integrating with digital marketing initiatives – with a commitment to nurturing ongoing client relationships.
b:web meets their clients’ targets by following our bespoke b:web process which comprises: in-depth on-boarding, project workshops, design guarantees, a data-driven design approach and our team’s high levels of experience. The in-house expertise and understanding of your requirements mean that b:web can deliver more quickly than agencies that outsource, and ensure the vision for your online business doesn’t get diluted.
b:web have nurtured a community of extremely loyal customers with many relationships lasting over a decade.
the b:web ethos
b:web is proud to be part of the Devon and Surrey business community. We are members of the Devon and Surrey Chambers of Commerce and have twice been nominated for the Toast of Surrey business award. b:web runs regular workshops for their customers and also as part of the Continuing Professional Development for The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
Zoe also works closely with Plymouth University as part of their business enterprise mentoring program and has given her time to mentor aspiring entrepreneurs. b:web were delighted to have been able to employ 2 students following successful work placements from Plymouth University.
b:web has worked hard to build a talented and committed team.
Zoe has been working in IT since leaving university where she studied computing. Her corporate background at Brittany Ferries and Thomson Reuters included time spent heading up a team of UX (User Experience) internet specialists.
Chris knows just about everything there is to know about online technology. Chris has over 20 years of professional web programming experience including at a corporate level and a passion for new technology. He is committed to ensuring that b:web’s standards remain high and that our solutions are current and secure. Chris is usually up to his eyes in API’s, frameworks and payment gateways but is always on the end of the phone for assistance with customer support.
Naomi has been a core member of the b:web team since 2006. Initially starting as an admin, but has worked in various areas of the business over the years, such as development and marketing. Naomi now spends her time in planning projects based on years of UX work and creating/implementing SEO strategies for clients.
Mark joined the team in 2013 as the Manager of the Surrey studio. Mark leads business development for Surrey and is mostly involved in client management, project management and keeping the team busy. Along with his own skills in business development and various aspects of online marketing, Mark also employs the extensive knowledge of the team to help create and develop the best web solutions for clients.
Web Systems Architect
Dan is our Web Systems Architect here at b:web, working on a number of our development projects. Since becoming self-taught in programming, he has built up over 11 years of experience. He has worked on a number of large scale projects for multinational software companies and has also built bespoke online payment solutions and CMS platforms.
Web Systems Architect
Andrew ran his own graphic and web design company for 12 years before joining b:web, with clients including Macleans, Wrigley, Canderel, Nivea and Twinings.
He is the lead designer on most of our website projects and brings his marketing experience and an obsessional eye for detail to every project, to ensure your website’s design is both effective and eye-catching.
James is the new b:web super star and started his web development career with a graduate work experience role in early 2017. James was so keen that he never went home and we decided to keep him! Roll on 12 months later and James is adding valuable input into all of our web development projects.
A valiant team member who works around the clock ensuring that all our clients needs are met. He has an annual holiday during the Christmas period where he hangs around the tree in our Plymouth office.
Whenever you contact b:web you can be safe in the knowledge that b:bot is directing your request to the relevant team member.
have a web design project in mind?
Selecting a digital agency is a major consideration. Please contact us to book a free consultation and we’ll discuss your project over a coffee. We’d love to hear from you. We are a web design agency based in Woking, Surrey and Plymouth, Devon.