• Marketing & Strategy Consultants
    Every day we work with amazing businesses to help them succeed, by providing creative solutions to their business problems.
  • We specialise in helping businesses and community groups overcome problems and focus on what they do best.
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    To find out if we can help improve your business, just give us a call.

Services What can we do for you?

Some of these might not be that useful to your business. Some might be very useful indeed.

Strategy Formulated

Business plans, marketing plans - you name it, we'll plan it (mainly those two though)

Sales Increased

No promises, mind, but we've got a few ideas...

Businesses Developed

Whether you're just starting or "getting to the next level", we can help you figure out how to develop.

Sites Launched

Simple sites to massive directories, we can help make the web work for you.

Funding Secured

We haven't got a pile of cash to give you, but we can help you persuade someone else to write a cheque.

Adventures Organised

Going somewhere interesting? Can we tag along?

Enquiries Generated

See "sales increased"!

Ice Broken

Think introductions and networks, rather than Bear Grylls.

Brands Created

Are you happy with what people think of your business?

Mysteries Solved

From "Who ate all the biscuits?" to "Why have our search engine rankings dived?"

Fires Started and/or Put Out

Come on, let's do it!

Running a business isn't easy,
but it doesn't have to be so hard!

About Us We are strategy and marketing consultants

We like to deliver high quality solutions that get our clients results. IT, business, web or creative projects - we've got the skills and experience to help. Plus, We’re professional, reliable, and fun to work with. Cool, eh?

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Design Implemented
User Tested
Site Developed
Digital Strategy
Conversion Optimised
Fully Supported

Portfolio Some of our favourite projects from the last few years

We work with a range of small businesses, entrepreneurs and voluntary groups across Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales. Have a look at the projects we've worked on and if there's something there of interest, get in touch for a chat. More case studies being uploaded shortly!

Royal Agricultural University
Royal Agricultural University
13 March, 2014

Royal Agricultural University

Urban Fox Project

Urban Fox was developed for the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester as a way help forge a positive relationship between students at the University and the local community.. This web development project was completed in partnership with Surpic Ltd

Web Development, 2013

  • Designed branding and logo based on client project name and concept drawings - appeal to students and encourage them to engage with RAU, earning students' trust by giving them relevant, appropriately presented content
  • Develop and host www.urbanfox.info to reflect this branding. Based on the Wordpress Open Source CMS and adapting the Genesis Framework.
  • Integrate a listings section that allows landlords and potential student tenants to reach each other.
  • Review feedback from target audiences and adapt message where required.
  • Provide ongoing training and support for staff to use the CMS
  • Prepare the application that saw Urban Fox shortlisted for Community Relations Campaign of the Year at the UK Public Sector Communications Awards 2013
urbanfoxPSCA
Mole Group
Mole Group
22 January, 2014

Mole Group

Mole Group are a precision directional drilling civil engineering company based in Upton, Wirral. They are specialists in all kinds of underground installations, from large commercial projects for high-profile blue chip companies to pipe replacements for domestic customers. Their marketing needs to effectively target these different groups through a range of channels.

Outsourced Marketing Support, 2013 - present

  • Support company to identify their core customers and priorities marketing spend
  • Prepare social media marketing strategy and support staff to implement
  • Redevelop existing website into specialist sites focussed on different audiences - www.moleuk.com and molehomeservices.co.uk
  • Support to increase enquires via website through improving organic Google rankings and PPC campaign
  • Generate new content for website and press coverage
Wirral Well
Wirral Well
06 January, 2014

Wirral Well

WirralWell is an online directory of Wirral's health and wellbeing services. It has been developed over several years in partnership with public sector bodies and is intended to replace printed directories that are continually needing to be replaced as the first port of call for people wanting to improve their wellbeing.

Major Web Project, 2010 - present

  • Prepare site specification and scope
  • Design and code site to fulfil these requirements
  • Intensive testing with users and stakeholders
  • Monitor visitor numbers and performance
  • Support staff and volunteers to maintain the site
  • Major visual overhaul 2 years into project to current design
VCA Wirral
VCA Wirral
20 December, 2013

VCA Wirral

Voluntary and Community Action Wirral is Wirral's Third Sector Infrastructure organisation. They provide a huge range of services to the voluntary and community sector and their website needs to provide these groups with current and diverse information, so a Content Managed System that staff can update regularly was crucial. The site has been through two redesigns to keep it current and fresh, and is continually improved in response to stakeholder requests/

Web Development & Support and Marketing, 2009 - present

  • Prepare site specification and scope
  • Design and code site to fulfil these requirements
  • Intensive testing with users and stakeholders
  • Monitor visitor numbers and performance
  • Ongoing support and training in using CMS
  • Major visual overhaul to current design
Call us if you'd like to chat about how your business could improve.
“No obligation quote” is the usual phrase - we prefer to say that we won’t try to sell you anything!

Blog Some thoughts and musings mixed in with some news

Marketing your business – learn from other people’s mistakes!

July 01, 2016/0 Comments

The number 1 mistake people make is talking about themselves and their product rather than talking about their customer, but that’s an article in itself. So these are seven common mistakes that I see companies making (in no particular order of severity, just how they occurred to me!) These mistakes are more strategic than tactical, […]

Social Engagement

February 20, 2014/0 Comments

A lot of my work is trying to help businesses understand how social media can help them grow their business. There is  a bit of a tendency, particularly in smaller businesses, to immediately ask “how can social media increase my sales?” In most cases this is exactly the wrong question to be asking, but it’s […]

Photos by Graham Maddrell

January 30, 2014/0 Comments

Graham Maddrell from Wirral Chamber of Commerce has been kind enough to let me use some of his wonderful photos of Wirral on this site. Check out his portfolio at http://www.flickr.com/photos/maddiedigital – there are some absolutely stunning shots!

Making time to market yourself as a Freelancer

December 19, 2013/0 Comments

So, I’ve finally got round to redesigning this site. I’m not 100% happy with it yet (far from it!) but it’s been a work in progress for so long that I’ve finally had to accept that I needed to go live and then make amendments as I go along. Lots of freelancers seem to have […]

How Well Do You Rank in Google?

December 18, 2013/0 Comments

I noticed an article on Lifehacker earlier that made me realise that the last couple of years I’ve got a bit complacent about controlling my personal brand. There are a lot of Phil Davies out there, including some national politicians who I’m not really that proud to share a name with! Sometimes I refer to […]

Clients Sole traders to big companies - if it's interesting, we're interested

A few of the companies we've worked with over the last few years:

  • Healthwatch Wirral
  • Horner Downey and Co.
  • Invest Wirral
  • Surpic
  • Wirral Chamber of Commerce
  • Voluntary and Community Action Wirral
  • Mole Group

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