Chapel Street Web Design Services
WordPress websites for individuals, small & medium businesses, e-commerce businesses and community groups.
How I can help
New WordPress Website
From budget friendly theme installations to full WordPress website customisation. I can work with you to find a solution to fit you and your budget. I’m here to help and guide you through getting a professional website that you can be proud of.
Website Updates & Maintenance
Maybe the content on your website needs updating or some maintenance to keep it secure? Perhaps your business has grown and you are at the point where you need some additional functionality added like an on-line shop or booking form?
Images, when used correctly, bring your website to life. The saying ‘a picture is worth a 1000 words’ remains valid on digital platforms. I can help with either editing your existing images, sourcing appropriate stock images or taking professional photos for you.
why hire a web designer?
Being self-employed I appreciate the costs involved with getting a business off of the ground. Therefore whilst everyone recognises the benefits of having a website it can often come down to prioritising your outlay in terms of money and time.
So, if you are looking at this page it probably means that you have decided that you do need a website. It could be that you want to try and attract new customers. Probably more importantly at the outset is that a website can help establish your business as a going concern and communicate your brand value. In addition, it can convey professionalism to potential customers.
Equally, your website could be developed to help with your workflow and workload by answering common questions, providing full details about your service and contact details, displaying your terms and conditions or providing an online booking system.
At it’s most basic your website needs to do 3 things:
1. Tell viewers what your company actually does.
2. Who your company does it for.
3. Let viewers know how they can buy it or become a client.
So why hire me to design your website?
Why i use WordPress
If I had to give you my top 3 reasons why I am a WordPress enthusiast and use it for my clients then I’d say:
- You own it – you control it.
- It makes clever and stylish web design affordable for all budgets.
- It is so customisable that it can adapt and grow with businesses. To the extent that large, multinational companies use it. For example, The Walt Disney Company, The Obama Foundation, Rolling Stone Magazine.
If you want to find out more about what I think the other pro’s and con’s are …
From my own experience as a customer I’ve learnt that cheapest is not always the best but, probably more importantly, that you don’t want the level of customer service and support to drop-off after the initial job is completed. So, I don’t over commit or over promise. If I don’t think I can deliver what you are after I will tell you from the outset. I won’t waste either of our time. Plus I restrict my number of clients so that I can continue to be available to support my customers when they need me.
As it’s just me at Chapel Street, my small team of one’s overheads are lower than an agencies. Consequently my prices can be more affordable.
If you’re looking for a friendly, professional and approachable designer then get in touch to chat through your website ideas.
introducing chapel street
Hello, my name is Sharon. I served 20 years in the Royal Air Force, the majority as a commissioned officer. During my earlier career, I also worked professionally in a number of equine disciplines. These included gaining my instructor qualifications and working with National Hunt racehorses.
Upon leaving the Royal Air Force in 2016 I undertook professional web design coding, WordPress and Adobe Photoshop authorised training in London before setting up Chapel Street Web Design Services. I also completed an advanced photography course. This was primarily to gain a new hobby but, also as I noticed that a lot of websites lack quality images to represent their business positively.
I currently live near Newark, Nottingham with my husband and our Rhodesian Ridgeback.
No longer a horse owner I don’t think I can really count my road-bike as part of ‘the gang’. But I do have 4 beautiful chickens (two ex-professional egg layers and two professional broody bantams). Unfortunately the 2 big girls like to throw their weight around (well on the bantams) so I’ve ended up refereeing 2-mini-flocks!
Sharon through her company Chapel Street Web Design originally created my website when we formed the business over 3 years ago.
I quickly found that Sharon was keen to get to understand all aspects of our business. As we have grown Sharon has followed closely what we do and has continually developed the web pages.
I would strongly recommend Sharon to not only help with your initial web design but also develop and manage your site to ensure you get the very best possible exposure for your business.
– Kevin Hancock, Kevin Hancock Limited
Sharon has been a lifesaver for my businesses. She not only built the website, but also researched and implemented online booking and payment systems to save my time and decrease my stress levels! She is full of innovative ideas that have really helped me diversify in a smart way. Her photography skills stand out in our sales section of the website and help market our horses effectively. The ongoing support helps me bring my ideas to life and more importantly become commercial.
– Tina Canton, Tinderbox Sport Horses