At Freetimers we work with you much like a long-term strategic partner. Our goal is to help you grow your business, and we can provide everything you may need for your business’ online presence. Domain names, resilient hosting, email, fully responsive websites from simple one-page microsites to massive websites with complex bespoke functionality and ecommerce for thousands of products of all kinds. We also embrace continuous improvement so your website can keep pace with changing needs as your business grows. We can further help you improve and streamline work processes and website environment so you are progressively building competitive advantage. And we back it up with quality support and all forms of digital marketing, SEO, social media, and on-going conversion rate improvement-- all geared to helping you better connect and engage with your target audience and customers.
We can help you set-up, improve and optimise your online presence, whatever the size of your business, with responsive website and other creative design, development, programming, marketing, SEO, business process streamlining and strategic consultancy. We’ll work with you as your strategic partner, standing by your side to help you to grow your business, and making available the massive experience and expertise we’ve built up over more than 20 years of helping businesses just like yours. The fact that many of our clients have grown to be the UK leaders in their sectors is testament to the on-going contribution we can provide you.
We’re an innovative website design and digital agency established in 1997 that combines highly creative web-targeted design with real business management knowledge and technological expertise, as well as highly successful digital marketing and SEO services. Our strategy has always been to be a close strategic partner to our clients to deliver on-going growth and to help them manage that growth successfully over the long to medium term.
Our SEO is amongst the best anywhere, and our websites really get results; we have helped numerous clients grow from nothing to be the leaders in their sectors, and this continues to this day (see our case studies).
Based in Northampton with around 20 full time staff, we also have additional staff around the UK and overseas.
Our success is very much tied to that of our clients, so we’re interested in helping new start-ups get going! This is not theory, because we’ve helped make it happen over and over again. If you're a micro-business or sole trader establishing your brand and first website, we’ll help you get everything sorted, and you can trust we know what we’re doing. A new logo, fully responsive website, email, analytics, and assistance with any marketing or SEO, and all at an affordable cost. Importantly, also all ready to develop to the next stage when you’re ready.
Or, are you a person with a big idea, the next sensation? Freetimers has great experience of developing new big idea sites, and we've many examples that have become big successes. If this describes you, you’ve now found the right partner to make your dream come true.
We live and breathe small businesses and helping them grow. If you are a small, micro business or a sole trader, we can really help. Just because a business is small doesn’t mean it needs to work any less hard; more so if your goal is to build into a larger business. You can leverage off our expert assistance, technical and strategic knowledge, using us as your online strategic partner. Design improvements, new logos, branding, pdf’s, presentations and emails, an up to date responsive website, active social media presence, quality SEO, or any manner of paid advertising (Adwords, etc), or outreach campaigns using well written email newsletters that engage your target audience and result in more enquiries and business. We’ve got a pretty spectacular track record, so for the best shot at it why not contact us for an initial, no obligation chat and cuppa. To find out more click on any of the links provided.
As a medium-sized business then you have successfully jumped through all manner of hoops to get where you are. Now we can help you consolidate, streamline your operations, integrate back-office systems with your online presence, and customise your online processes to suit how your business needs to operate, rather than force you to work in ways software developers think you should. We can also help you enhance the presence of new products on existing and new channels through our multi-website and multi-channel management system, and our full spectrum of quality marketing services, from very successful SEO to paid search, and well-executed and engaging social media, email and content marketing. We work with medium-sized businesses every day to help them continuously improve and grow, including sector-leaders whom we helped get there. Let us help you too.
Whilst we’re a medium size for a digital agency, we come with a bite, ie technical abilitites, knowhow and experience most digital agencies don’t have. We’ve had situations where a major business needed a solution and after speaking with numerous agencies had failed to find one until they met us. We may be able to help. Otherwise we offer a range of quality design, programming, digital marketing and SEO skills that you may find useful, at subsidiary, regional, national or international levels. You may also find our business management and operations knowledge a breath of fresh air compared to many agencies. For more information see the links provided for each area or contact us today to arrange an exploratory chat or meeting.
If your business needs some design input, look no further. Freetimers is an up to date, experienced digital agency, and we design for just about anything you may need, both online or offline. We produce quality design that will be sympathetic with and enhance your brand, identity and culture, whatever the size of your business or requirement. Our work includes:
brand and logo design
business stationary (email, card, letterhead, brochures, catalogues)
responsive website, ecommerce and micro-site design
apps and widgets
social media, email and newsletter design
banners, advertisements, animation and video
vehicle livery, Powerpoint design, and much more...
We will design for you a beautiful, quality website that enhances your business, and which will be responsive to all the different platforms people use; mobiles, tablets, laptops and desktop. All targeted to who your customers are and your brand and corporate identity, in voice and design.
We design small entry-level sites for people just starting out, brochure sites, micro-sites, application sites, big start-ups, basic ecommerce and major ecommerce sites for sector-leadership. We also are very experienced with complex websites and apps.
We’ll be here to help, whatever type of site you need. Contact us today to find out more.
Freetimers has been developing websites and major application sites since 1997, using our own team of developers and programmers. This is unlike many digital agencies who don’t have an internal development resource, subbing out to contractors or offshore agencies, who can be notorious for unreliability and poor quality. Because we're a 1st generation web developer, when we started we didn’t have that luxury, so had to invent all the website programming, content management and ecommerce systems ourselves. We still maintain our own team of developers, working with own systems and others such as Word Press and Magento, utilising numerous modern frameworks in a LAMP environment. We are known for our ability to tackle significant projects incorporating a great deal of complexity, that many other agencies shy away from. For more info contact us or click on the links provided.
Award Winning and Sector Leading Ecommerce that develops with you and improves your ability to compete. We design ecommerce websites that really sell, working with you to continuously improve conversion rates, simplify your business processes and enhance your service delivery. Better sales, better quality, more efficient customer service, better profitability and happier customers.
Developing ecommerce websites since 1998, we have more than just a little experience in this area! Our ecommerce platform is also able to deal with complex product and service offerings which most developers shy away from. As a result, our clients’ websites are able to out-perform their competitors, both in the public visible part of the site, but also in the back-end management system. If you also trade across multiple channels, our flexible multi-channel ecommerce system could be the solution you need.
We are SEO and Digital Marketing experts, as well as Google Partners over many years. If your online presence and visibility in Google is suffering, contact us now because we can help. You may have heard or read that SEO is dead; let us assure you it absolutely is not, and still provides the most cost effective solution to increase website visit and engagement rates. Adwords and other PPC can also be very effective for generating enquiries and sales and we can help you with well managed, tactical and integrated campaigns which leverage off SEO and other marketing. We can also assist with email, social media and content marketing to provide you with a comprehensive integrated campaign that maximises your engagement and ROI, and optimises your budget.
Contact us now for help and click on the links provided for more info.
Streamlining & Automating Business Processes and Workflows Freetimers’ real business management, systems design & development expertise can help improve and automate your business processes and deliver massive efficiencies to your operations. If your business trades online, or has a complex service delivery that uses the internet extensively, then you will know that competition doesn’t only relate to product pricing and a slick website, but to how highly integrated, efficient and effective service delivery and management systems are comparatively. Where ecommerce competition is at its most fierce, the best prices are often the best because the operational and quality costs are lower than their competitors’. We actively work with our clients to take the fullest advantage of the potential efficiencies available from both internet and business process automation/streamlining.
To support our clients we provide managed hosting, cloud hosting and domain management services in the UK, Europe and North America, ranging from simple shared hosting accounts to dedicated high availability, high resiliency server clusters with automatic failover systems with AWS, Digital Ocean, UKFast and more. We maintain service levels to suit the needs of clients with simple 3-page websites, to massive and complex £multi-million-selling eCommerce sites, and we help growing clients progress through the different levels as their website success warrants it. For domain names, we also offer a managed service, and we are longstanding Nominet tag holders, as well as being account holders with several other top-level registrars around the globe. We also provide email, backups, digital certificates and PCI/GDPR security services either as part of hosting or as separate services. More info via links provided.
Freetimers provides onging support to clients, either ad hoc or through monthly support contract or retainer, which can be tailored to suit each website. Obviously, having your website operate reliably and with the minimum of problems is of key importance for any website, and we know how important it is for website owners. We can also provide training on how to use both our own and other systems, including for new functionality, either for individuals or small groups.
Our business is about helping you build yours, and using our IT, business management and Internet expertise to help you maximise your business' potential. We will help you get to the top of your field, with a great website that will achieve your business goals and build for the future. Many of our most successful clients were start-ups just a few years ago, and some of these have indeed reached the top, and we are still working with them, every day, with new marketing and SEO campaigns, new website functionality, and programming to make them highly efficient by automating back office processes and integrating them with their websites, to ensure they stay ahead of their competitors.
Freetimers is not just a web designer, developer, programmer or digital marketing/SEO specialist. We are a web strategic partner for your business, and we have proven the benefits of our approach for clients over and over again. So if you have been through the mill with other web firms, or are a new startup, make the right decision and choose Freetimers.
Imagine working with a web design, development, programming, marketing, SEO company and digital agency that wants to really understand your business and use its online presence to help you win significantly more visitors and sales. A company that has the experience of creating over 1,500 websites but still has the enthusiasm to make its next project the best yet. A company that helps enable your site to climb to the top of Google's results for your key search phrases. We don’t just build websites – we help our clients build their businesses.
22+ years in business
Highly qualified full time staff
Vast experience and expertise
In-house designers, programmers, teckies, SEO and digital marketing
Dedicated support service
Thorough knowledge of business processes
Managed Services and a one stop shop for all online requirements
Below are a representative sample of some of the websites we've produced, including brochure sites and big and complex ecommerce sites, some of which are the current sector leaders. Click here to see more of our website and branding.
We have some very interesting and sometimes spectacularly successful case studies of our work, covering website design and development on one hand, and SEO and Digital Marketing on the other. Click on the toggle provided to see the other type. Please note some of these clients have been customers for more than 10 years, and others were start-ups when they came to us.
We have seen a huge increase in the number of enquiries
We have worked with Freetimers since March 2014 and we have seen a huge increase in the number of enquires we receive from our site thanks to their work.
We used to receive 1 - 2 enquires a month, now we receive 3 - 4 enquires a day.
Richard Morrow, Sales & Marketing Director,
Central Mailing Services
Couldn't be more pleased
Couldn't be more pleased with the fantastic results you are getting for us on our website www.christmaspartiesunlimited.co.uk. Thank you Freetimers.
Christmas Parties Unlimited
We chose Freetimers, and the result has been fantastic
We chose Freetimers, and the result has been fantastic, with huge increases in traffic and business. 3 years on, and the results just keep getting better!
To top it off, we're now No1 on Google for our main search phrase 'garage doors'. "A couple of years ago we felt the web would be an important way forward for Dove Group, and we then searched for an experienced and capable company to help us achieve our goal. We chose Freetimers, and the result has been fantastic"
(nb. We have achieved a 7500% increase in traffic to the main GDC website in 5 years. They are now the No1 retailer of garage doors in the UK.)
Nathan Dove, MD
The Garage Door Centre
Simplicity and speed
The simplicity and speed at which our website was designed has restored my faith in websites. Prior to instructing Freetimers we had been quoted some very high prices and shown some not very good websites.
The process was taken step by step. Freetimers guided us and pushed us to get our content onto the site. Maintaining the site has been easy for both existing and new staff to pick up.
John Socha - MD
Orchard Block Management
We are extremely pleased with the results
Our initial introduction to Freetimers was by recommendation. Working with Freetimers since August 2018 has seen a steady growth in our business month on month. Investment was required to produce a new website to enhance SEO and to give our company a more professional image. March 2019 saw the launch of our new website, and we are extremely pleased with the results. Since the launch our enquiries have not only increased in numbers but also in quality. We highly recommend Greg Poulson and his knowledgeable and professional team of experts.
Pleasure to work with Freetimers !
I also wanted to add that since you took over the management of the www.gardengatesdirect.co.uk account I have been more than happy with the service you have provided, the work completed and advice that you have offered.
We have a good working relationship and you seem to have a very good understanding of the level of service I require, the advice I need (to continue to build the business) and a definitive understanding of the direction I am trying to take the business. With this in mind i and am very much appreciative of both your SEO work and Freetimers efforts over the past few years and would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone.
There are lots of companies out there that make false claims but at no time have I felt “out of the loop” or had any “false promises made”. "
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