What Our Clients Say
It has been a pleasure to work with Magpie Design. The mystery of building a website was taken away and Andrew helped us to produce what we wanted and what would work for us. Helping us as an organisation to plan carefully the website content, presentation and navigation.
I contacted Andrew at Magpie Image to overhaul my site which was not being seen by search engines. Although this relatively small (and not very lucrative) job turned out to be much more complicated than either of us imagined initially, Andrew didn’t raise the quoted price, but found a way to solve the problem and completed the job. As a freelancer myself, I know how frustrating it can be to make several revisions to work done for a client, but he responded to my numerous requests for changes graciously and without a word of complaint. Thank you!
We are a small but growing charity providing accommodation and support services to homeless and vulnerable young people in Milton Keynes. Whilst we had “managed” with a rather basic website for some years we needed to upgrade this in order to make more information available on line and to support our fundraising programme.
How rare it is to find someone who can interpret a woolly idea from a IT illiterate and produce for you your minds vision. I didn’t have to look twice at the website that they designed to know that they got it absolutely spot on. I am difficult to impress but when I see an email sent to me at 1.30 in the morning having just finished a design on our web page, I can only respect and admire Andrew at Magpie Image for his commitment.
We are grateful for the excellent work that you have done to redevelop our web site. The site is much more attractive and easy to navigate now. The site meter is also proving useful, as we are now able to monitor the traffic to the site. I am pleased to say that after your redesign the number of queries to us have increased which indicates a higher hit rate. – I wish you continued success.
As well as building our website, Magpie Image provided training so that we could update the information on our website regularly and control its content at the touch of a button.
I was initially impressed with your enthusiasm to design the site after I outlined my parameters to you. The speed with which you got us on line was unbelievable. Your many suggestions have been considered and many of them accepted. Nothing has been too much trouble and I would have no hesitation to recommend your company in this area. Feel free to use us as a reference if you so wish.
Its now been over six months since we first approached you following your benevolent offer to charitable organisations in helping with preparing a Web Site. Now therefore, is an opportune time for me, on behalf of the Kettering Fundraising Branch of the R.N.L.I. to thank you for your dedication to getting us noticed on the Internet.
We wanted a website that would reflect the change of direction and new image of our organisation, and one that was also user-friendly and would get our message across simply. Magpie Image have done just that and provided a helpful, friendly and professional service.
Over the past eighteen months not only has Andrew developed a web site for me that constantly gains compliments from those viewing it but, as his tracking device proves, he has ensured that I get to the top of search engines and as a result I have doubled my work load.
Despite our lack of preparation, the systematic approach to help us focus on content was superb, and the level of patience needed whilst we procrastinated and delayed, displayed a level of professionalism not often seen. Not only that, but the ideas and enthusiasm generated by real and sincere interest in our cause was infective.
How fortunate and we were to discover Magpie Design. Establishing a new charitable project, with few resources, is often dependent upon the goodwill and generosity of others. The offer from Magpie Image to support the development of charity website’s was an offer that we could not refuse, but we had little expectation as to the quality of service and the standard of the end-product.
We are delighted with the service we have received from Andrew of Magpie Design. Andrew is skilled in both the design element and the technical element of website design, and very importantly he is also approachable and easy to work with. He is reliable but relaxed and has allowed us plenty of input into the design while guiding us on practical matters. He has never bamboozled us with technical jargon and has been positive and encouraging. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a talented and human web designer.
As one who has been a bit critical of some websites in the past, may I say that this one is excellent. The layout, accessibility and browser compatibility are exemplary. The content is what I would expect to find.
We would have no hesitation recommending Magpie Image to similar organisations to our own wishing to develop an effective website
I just want to write to say thanks for the excellent and professional service you provided creating and publishing my website. The site has been praised for its good looks and for the ease at which it can be navigated. It is clear and completely serves its purpose. It has also been gratifying to receive enquiries from as far as New York and Sweden thanks to the search engine work you did, making me feel very global! I would certainly recommended you to anyone considering going online as the cost in comparison to other marketing options represents excellent value for money. Once again many thanks.
Before I undertook my charity triathlon I scoured the internet for a suitable design company that could create a website with all the information, and links I needed. After a couple days, and a lot of phone calls I got nowhere. The people who said they could help were pricing their services near £2000. I plugged away, and finally came across Magpie Design. After a brief phone call, and a few emails later they had created a fantastic website, with everything that I had asked for. Every time I emailed them with updates, or changes, he would add the alterations within days. I am very grateful to Magpie Image for the quality and effort of the time he put into my challenge, and the website, without it we would have never raised so much money
We were impressed by the testimonials appearing on the Magpie Image website and noted that the organisation works with charities. Our initial meeting with Andrew convinced us that he was the right person to work with and we were very satisfied with the result. Andrew coped well with the constant changes we made and produced a very professional website for us at a reasonable cost and within a short time frame. He helped us through all the potential issues and showed us how to edit our site with Dreamweaver.
About 6 months after purchasing a new website from a different design company, we realized that we were missing out on countless marketing opportunities due to the inclusion of “frames” on our site. We came to Magpie Image with this problem, and were pleasantly surprised to discover the low price and quick turn around time for the project, even though we are located in America. Andrew does excellent work, and we are extremely pleased with the results.
I have found Magpie Image to be of valuable help in developing our community web-site. They have used a very flexible approach in dealing with our project. They were receptive to our needs and were able to help with the development of two local young people in designing the website. Andrew understands the needs and troubles that voluntary sector organisations face and is able to assist voluntary groups in receiving best value service.
I highly recommend Magpie Image to all organisations wishing to develop their website.
Magpie Image helped our small charity to have a bold presence on the web; once we had decided on the style and shape of the site, Andrew developed the ideas very swiftly as we were working on a very tight deadline! His advice and work was professional and helpful at all times and he has continued to update the site as required swiftly.
It would seem nothing is too much bother and I like their straight talking approach. I have many other ideas in my head and I hope Andrew can interpret them as well as he has done with our website. Many thanks again.
Magpie Image were recommended to me by a friend. the work involved putting up very quickly a new web site for ANLP conferences and was extremely well designed virtually overnight. We also had some amendments of our own making and these were attended to quickly, professionally…. Andrew has also completed some work for us on our hardware which meant some juggling with regard to back up etc. it went very smoothly. Work is ongoing as we have from time to time up dates, and I will be using Magpie Image again.
We would highly recommend Magpie Image to any other organization. We cannot express enough how supportive, creative, and professional the company is. The level of expertise offered was more than expected, and we only hope that we can repay their generosity further down the line.
Discussions over the phone have always been a joy, and demonstrated a level of customer care not often provided by other organizations.
Magpie Image are a fantastic company, so helpful and approachable. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to anyone. Thank-you so very much for your patience, time and experience.
I wouldn’t have been able to have completed this web-site without all the support of my Sponsors. Andrew at Magpie Image has been fantastic, not only has he created the Web-site at a brilliant price, but he has put up with my many questions and constant flow of emails.
We have been dealing with Magpie Image for the past 5 years. They have designed and hosted 2 websites and has also designed a brand new 80 page full colour catalogue and 20 page lab seating catalogue. In addition to this we have also called upon their services to produce smaller adverts for various publications. We have always found their quality of work and levels of service to be of a very high standard and would have no hesitation in recommending them.
My colleagues were really impressed with the new look site. What impressed me more was that when I was stuck or had forgotten how to do something I picked up the phone or emailed and he helped me out there and then.
We knew that our large and complex website would provide a challenge for any design company, but Magpie Image exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Andrew’s intelligent questions gave him an immediate grasp of our requirements and nothing was too much bother. His great design and layout skills coupled with remarkable attention to detail have created a cost effective superb working enhancement to our company. We would not hesitate to recommend his services and have been most impressed with his dedication to our needs.
We came to Magpie Image with very little in the way of style and layout, but Andrew managed to capture the theme of our organisation exactly. We are extremely happy with his work; his professional approach and friendly manner made for a great relationship which in turned made for a great results for our site. The quote we got from Magpie Image was far and away the best we received, so this coupled with the excellent end product means we will definitely be using them again, and would not hesitate to recommend them to others.
Andrew did an excellent job, picking up the Sumedhas website where someone else had left off. It was transformed from a rather amateur and difficult to use facility to something fast, easily useable and much more professional. And it was done with minimum fuss, to a tight deadline.
So, a huge thanks to Andrew for not only boosting my business and providing such excellent technical support but also for enabling me to keep a good head of hair.
When the time came for our small business to reach out to the world through the web we looked for someone to help us through all the options. Andrew and his team worked with us to create a site that has been well received and has helped to boost our business. The friendly support and service was important to us and when we found that they had the highest level of knowledge and experience in this business as well we were thrilled. Contact Andrew if you want the best possible deal from one of the nations best web support services.
I believe that when we concentrate our thoughts positively on what we need in life, it comes to us; when I first decided that my young company needed a web site, my positive concentration focused on the need for a helpful, talented and patient (as I didn’t know what I wanted) designer, who would do an excellent job without costing the earth and would be easy to work with. Within a short space of time I was given the name of Andrew by a friend who couldn’t recommend him highly enough.
We are all delighted with the outcome of the site and have had many positive comments about it. We much appreciate the support from Magpie Image and the very reasonable charity rates, which has made it affordable for a small charity.
As a voluntary organisation with neither the skills or resources to develop a website, The Befrienders have been extremely happy with the service received from Magpie Design. Throughout the whole process, they have been supportive, quick to grasp the organisations needs and ready to give direction or make alternative (often more realistic) suggestions.
Magpie Image have successfully provided bespoke Web Design courses for Eureka Kettering Learning Centre. The courses were very well prepared and presented and achieved excellent reports from students. Andrew is knowledgeable about IT with a first rate ability to pass on his knowledge. Andrew has shown kindness and patience to many of our students while his ready willingness to assist our students with technical problems has served to enhance our own reputation.