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About the staff and our websites

local website designer
Mike Davies

Mike started his journey in the graphic design industry in1992 and over the years played key roles in marketing other businesses around Bristol. He started Direct Local back in 2012 with a local magazine targeting just South Bristol and has grown his empire to 4 publications targeting 90,000  people.

He also founded Direct Local Websites with the help of his son Matthew (The Wizard) back in 2017. With the concept of keeping everything print and digital marketing all in one place rather than having several different companies doing the job!

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Matthew Clarke

Matt started website design at college on a well-known website platform called WordPress where he created a website of his own, which is now turned that into a business website, which you are currently on. But quickly learned WordPress and graduated from college with a ton of knowledge but wanted more from life than a mundane job.

Matt came up with the idea in 2018 with starting his own company MC Designs but quickly saw the benefits of collaborating with Direct Local to become Direct Local Websites and was excited to grow local businesses with digital marketing and search engine optimisation. (You may see me in shorts all year round).

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The Office Dog

Buster “The Office Dog” Is our much-loved power hungry pooch, always keeping us on our feet eating his body weight in treats daily. He is small dog with a big mouth and a big appetite to go with it. He often steals the office chairs or hits “control p” thus printing whatever he sees on the screen mainly pictures of website landing pages.

Websites

All about your local website designers & Websites

Our agency uses WordPress to develop our affordable websites to make sure we can get the best website possible for you and your business. We use WordPress as this gives you a better chance with Google finding your website unlike website builders such as Wix, Squarespace, etc. We try to pride ourselves on being the best affordable web design in Bristol UK.

We also have an unlimited amount of themes to use for all websites that have been purchased with a license by us so we can always keep the themes, and or plugins up to date.

You may ask what is a website plugin, a plugin can be many different things for your website, like a feature, contact form, memberships, shipping fees, e-commerce, etc.

We try to use as little plugins as possible so the website can load in the quickest time possible, another reason why we try to use as little plugins as possible is that some of the authors of the plugins and themes have not updated them and can not work with the current version of WordPress.

https://directlocalwebsites.co.uk/copywriting/
Copywriting
All websites need a little help when it comes to content, we can offer a bespoke service to help with this. Thus allowing you to grow your business as we will take care of everything. We can also take care of the following documentations of GDPR and Terms & Conditions, as well as other documents upon request. Find out more…
Website Hosting
Web Hosting
Cost-effective and affordable website hosting that can maintain your website whilst keeping it secure and safe. We proud ourselves on trying to host you created a website for the best monthly price possibly with still giving you all the benefits that you would want. Find out more…
Website Design
Website Design
It’s the digital shopfront of your business so let us make it the best it can be. Websites can be useful for many reasons, business websites in promoting the services that you offer. Website design can be produced on many website builders, here we use WordPress to create your website, WordPress is one of the leading web development tools that even our own BBC news was created on and is still on now. Find out more…
E-Commerce websites
E - Commerce
The key to selling your products and service online all day every day. An E-Commerce website does not always need to sell physical products they can be download. For example a song, video, you can download but not physically pick up with your hands. Maybe in 2001 when CD’s & DVDs were relevant, but technology is advancing ever so quickly. Find out more…
Logo Design
Logo Design
Whether it’s the first logo or the 10th logo or just a rebrand, a logo is the first step. The logo is the first eye-catching moment about your business even before the name. Logos need to be around your business. For example, if your business is a Phone Shop, you wouldn’t want to have a picture of a car. The logo needs to be vibrant and relevant to you and your business. The more it stands out and makes sense the better. Find out more…
Seo
SEO
Search engine optimisation is one of the best ways to get your business found on Google or any other search engine, we can assist with this from start to finish. We can help you improve your visibility on Google, Bing, Alexa, and Siri with the help of our specialist software. What do you want your business to be found for on any search engine the most, are you wanting to sell one specific product category, a service that you offer? We can help you find the best most effective way of getting your business seen. Find out more…
Graphic Design
Graphic Design
Our graphic design skills are second to none, with over 25 years of experience in the design and branding of local businesses in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Offering you a selection of 5 different designs helping you get the correct type of graphic design you need for your business. Find out more…
Maintenance
Maintenance
Website maintenance is also like a subcategory of Website Hosting we take care of all of the plugins that need updating to make sure the website is running correctly. We also help update your website in this section. This could mean changing the colour of some text adding a new picture, updating prices and services along with adding additional new pages upon request. Find out more…
Direct Local Websites - Photography
Photography
A picture tells a thousand words and having the correct image to showcase your business at the right time is priceless. We can help with all your photography needs. When it comes to photos they need to be the best they can be, we want the customer to be looking directly at what you are providing to them. We have a high definition SLR camera with two of our most used lenses on standby read to capture that perfect shot. Find out more…
https://directlocalwebsites.co.uk/copywriting/
Copywriting
All websites need a little help when it comes to content, we can offer a bespoke service to help with this. Thus allowing you to grow your business as we will take care of everything. We can also take care of the following documentations of GDPR and Terms & Conditions, as well as other documents upon request. Find out more…
Website Hosting
Web Hosting
Cost-effective and affordable website hosting that can maintain your website whilst keeping it secure and safe with our dedicated servers. We proud ourselves on trying to host you created a website for the best monthly price possibly with still giving you all the benefits that you would want. We have the right web hosting plan for you. Find out more…
Website Design
Website Design
It’s the digital shopfront of your business so let us make it the best it can be. Websites can be useful for many reasons, business websites in promoting the services that you offer in your local area, and further afield this is why we are your local website designers. Website design can be produced on many website builders, here we use WordPress to create your website, WordPress is one of the leading web development tools to create web pages and much more for your business. Find out more…
E-Commerce websites
E - Commerce
The key to selling your products and service online store all day every day. An E-Commerce website does not always need to sell physical products they can be download. For example a song, video, you can download but not physically pick up with your hands. Maybe in 2001 when CD’s & DVDs were relevant, but technology is advancing ever so quickly. Find out more…
Logo Design
Logo Design
Whether it’s the first logo or the 10th logo or just a rebrand, a logo is the first step. The logo is the first eye-catching moment about your business even before the name. Logos need to be around your business. For example, if your business is a Phone Shop, you wouldn’t want to have a picture of a car. The logo needs to be vibrant and relevant to you and your business. The more it stands out and makes sense the better. Find out more…
Seo
SEO
Search engine optimisation is one of the best ways to get your business found on Google or any other search engine, we can assist with this from start to finish. We can help you improve your visibility on Google, Bing, Alexa, and Siri with the help of our specialist software and keyword research. What do you want your business to be found for on any search engine the most, are you wanting to sell one specific product category, a service that you offer? We can help you find the best most effective way of getting your business seen. Find out more…
Graphic Design
Graphic Design
Our graphic design skills are second to none, with over 25 years of experience in the design and branding of local businesses in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Offering you a selection of 5 different designs helping you get the correct type of graphic design you need for your business. Find out more…
Maintenance
Maintenance
Website maintenance is also like a subcategory of Website Hosting we take care of all of the plugins that need updating to make sure the website is running correctly. We also help update your website in this section. This could mean changing the colour of some text adding a new picture, updating prices and services along with adding additional new pages upon request. Find out more…
Direct Local Websites - Photography
Photography
A picture tells a thousand words and having the correct image to showcase your business at the right time is priceless. We can help with all your photography needs. When it comes to photos they need to be the best they can be, we want the customer to be looking directly at what you are providing to them. We have a high definition SLR camera with two of our most used lenses on standby read to capture that perfect shot. Find out more…

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Here are some of the websites we have developed all located around Bristol and Somerset UK. All of the websites have been built in house by our development team and have given all the businesses great user experience. All of the websites created have different purposes, online retailers, online stores, goods and services, business to consumer b2c and much more.