I had approached several web design companies as I needed to sort out my SEO. I did not grow up with technology although i have been adding info to my word press site. I had been quoted £70 +vat an hour by companies to deal with it on an ongoing basis and I presumed it was not something I would be able to do myself. Andy showed me that although it is a minefield you can pick your way through it and learn how to do things that I presumed were way beyond me. I am surprised that the cartel of “SEO experts” have not had Andy dealt with as like many “consultants” they only know a little more than ordinary people but charge a fortune to do it. Andy showed me in a way that I could understand and remember, and doing it myself allows me to use language appropriate to the potential clients I want, which is not something I would expect an outsider to be able to do. The hundreds of pounds I will spend with Andy over the next few months will benefit me much more in the long term than the thousands I could have spent with other companies.
I had a superb 1-1 training session on WordPress with Andy Proctor at the weekend, after putting a post on Social Media asking for help. His instruction was brilliantly pitched at my knowledge base and really well tuned to my way of learning; very relaxed and humorous, and he imparted such a huge amount of teaching, insights and help… And he came to my house, at a time that suited me! I’m not going to claim that I’m a WordPress wiz yet (yet! ; ),but I felt confident at the end of the session that I was able to do a lot more to the site – and by myself! If you’re looking to home your skills with your website, I’d thoroughly recommend spending a couple of hours with Andy.
We have always received great service from Andy, he has helped us immensely not only with our website but, marketing tips, suggestions, ideas, tools and friendship. Andy is always friendly, reliable, loyal and quick to respond and/or resolve and queries should any arise. Andy is fantastic at building trust and professional relationships. We would definitely recommend his services.
Teresa Pugh, Phoenix EMS
Andy provided us with excellent advice on re-developing our website including certain areas which should receive greater focus and we look forward to implementing these.
Julie Gaskin, McTear Williams & Wood.
During my training session with Andy, I felt I was able to learn at my own pace. From simple steps to improving Google ratings to more in depth WordPress functions, we talked through the jargon and I came away much clearer.
I am at the very beginning of establishing myself as a sole trader and was recommended to see Andy. Whilst we looked at the initial stages of web design, our conversation moved onto the importance of the market place and developing a niche area. I decided to undertake a little more research before developing my website and came away with clear actions to maximise my future venture. Andy has a friendly and encouraging manner, is totally approachable and clearly has expert knowledge. I look forward to meeting again and taking my business further.’
Carol Smith, Woodbridge.
We wanted a bespoke website that was easy to use, manage and navigate and Andy delivered. Service was exceptional with ease of communication and we felt safe in the knowledge Andy grasped the ‘picture’ of what we were trying to create. The training was insightful and I now understand how to maximise exposure and search hits on the web. Many thanks Andy and team!
Alex Cosgrove, The Grow Organisation, Norwich.
Had a great first session with Andy, he helped us to really think about what we want our website to do for us, and to focus on what we want to achieve. By the end of the morning we were discussing Social Enterprise and making a difference in our community which is really at the heart of what we want to achieve, I love the fact that Andy is not too techy and was able to ensure that he was delivering something we could understand. Really looking forward to putting what we have learnt into action.
Sarah Goodenough, Suffolk Housing Society.
I just wanted to say another thank you for your excellent presentation on Wednesday evening to our group of 40 members that came along. We really enjoyed your teaching skills, personality and depth of knowledge!
I’ve been to a lot of photographic seminars through the years and the best thing that happens is when you leave feeling fired up and wanting to try a particular style or technique and for me your WordPress presentation did precisely that. Bravo!
All the best.
Mike, Suffolk MAC users group.
Meeting with Andy today has further emphasized the numerous commercial benefits of social media sites. As a relatively young enterprise, Atrium Studios is still finding its feet in terms of marketing and promotion, and today’s tutorial has highlighted and brought to the fore the significance of a wide-ranging and pro-active online presence. As a result of our meeting, I now understand the performance and effectiveness of our website, Facebook page and Twitter account and have been shown tips and pointers on how to continue improving them. Thanks Andy!
Mel Read, Atrium Studios Administrator
Andy was a great help in setting up my website, AlisonK-Arboriculture giving me just what I asked for, a simple, affordable site. Since then he has hosted my site at a very reasonable cost and been there to answer my questions on those little things I have annoyingly forgotten how to do! Thanks Andy,”
Alice Martin from AlisonK-Arboriculture
“Andy has always provided excellent service for start ups and people looking to extend their web presence. He understands the net and asks you the right questions to interpret your business strategy for the web.”
Dan Gaul Managing Partner at change3c
“Andy has helped a number of people I know with their web sites and they have been very pleased with the support he has given them.”
Leanne Castle Senior Business Adviser at MENTA – The Suffolk Enterprise Agency
“After working with various websites with Andy in my younger years I learnt a fair amount of business and WordPress development from him which started me to enable my position today as a self employed technical and accounts manager. I would happily recommend any of Andy’s services.”
Dan Mcglynn, young Entrepreneur.
Temps Team are a new business to Ipswich and a strong, functional website is an essential part of our set up. We approached Andy about designing and developing a website from scratch for us and from start to finish we have had a great experience. After an in depth consultation, Andy came to us less than a week later with a web page that met all of the requirements we discussed. He then spent two hours with the team showing us all of the functionings of the site so that every member of the team can now administrate every aspect, and most importantly, we have a space to post live job vacancies as they come in. I would highly recommend Andy Proctor Ltd for any website / development requirements you have – Andy offers great value, and a really fast turn around. He has been on the end of the phone and responding to emails at any time my team have needed him in order for a smooth and swift process. A big ‘Thank-You’ to Andy!
The session given by Andy Proctor at The Eastern Enterprise Hub was just amazing, the knowledge he passed on cut through all the jargon and confusion that is sometimes overwhelming and can lead on to giving up, I am sure there are many budding entrepreneurs who have given up at this hurdle (I nearly did) I thought Andy Proctors approach to the session was relaxed and easy to follow, he answered all questions simply and to the point leaving now doubt that all was understood. Anyone starting a business nowadays needs to understand the internet and the importance of a website presence, there are a lot of web hosting companies out there who will try and rip you off, Andy Proctor showed the way to avoid these expensive pitfalls, THAT KNOWLEGE IS PRICELESS and could make the difference between success and failure, he is in my opinion a great asset to the Eastern Enterprise Hub and would make a great mentor for any up and coming student or business.
Andy Church – New Business Start-up, Felixstowe.
My business partner and I needed a website for a new venture. We had never created a website before and are a little out of touch with what is going on in the technology world of communication! Anyway we had a super meeting with Andy and he seemed to understand what we wanted and offered some suggestions straight away. Andy built our website quickly and the layout of it was was good. Then we received a 2:1 tutoring session and learned how to administer, add pages, blog and use widgets. Over the next week our website began to take shape. We added images we liked, links and changed the look of pages. Andy was on hand to help whenever we needed it, (I did call a lot but he was always thorough with his advice and patience). We are really please with how our website looks now. Although we still have more to learn about stuff like Google Analytic’s, we are up actually ‘up and running.’ We like the YoungVoice initiative and were glad to be able to provided a website for Katie. Many thanks to Andy we have already recommended him!
Lizzie Vincent and Linda Woodard. Care Providers Network.
‘I had dabbled with WordPress for a personal blog, but the advice session from Andy at YoungVoice helped with converting our organisation’s WordPress based web pages to something much more fit for business. It helped to understand how to tune Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for the site. Andy also gave us practical tuition which ironed out some of the frustrating issues with embedding media images and linking them to information. I’ve found it much easier to update and manage our pages since we had the YoungVoice service’
Tracey Bose Got To Read.
I always used to use Dreamweaver to build websites and although I was reasonable using Dreamweaver, I didn’t use it to the full. I didn’t know what WordPress was until Andy Proctor told me about it. Still not sure about WordPress, I installed it and had a ‘play’, but there were things that I could not understand so I spent a few days emailing Andy who was very helpful. He then offered to give me some one to one instruction, so I went to see him and things became more clear. After using WordPress now for some months and several websites, it’s a snap to use once you get to understand the way it works. One of the really useful things is the ease of installing widgets – little add-on functions for your website. By using the search feature in the widget section you can find almost anything that you need to make your website stand out. After you have downloaded a widget, you just drag and drop it into the section of your website you need it in, there enter your details and it’s done – easy. WordPress just gets better at every new version, I really like the way you can use your own pictures in the header of your website and that they change randomly – cool. The other thing that you need to understand to get your website noticed by Google and other search engines it Search engine optimisation – SEO. It is where your fill in your website details and how you want it to show up on search engines, again download/install a widget and you can set your website to be found easier by search engines and visitors. You can tweak these settings over time to improve your position on Google, although still a black art to me it is becoming clearer with Andy’s help. My thanks go to Andy for his time and effort he has given me to understand WordPress.
Steve Piper. SP Boiler Services.
Andy was an engaging and entertaining speaker. He welcomed questions from the students and in return asked them about their areas of study or particular interests. By doing so, Andy came across as approachable and I feel that the students would be inclined to seek further guidance from him when needed. By building up knowledge about the audience he was then able to relate to the students. He suggested that they could work together and share knowledge, this insight and advice will hopefully highlight to the students that by networking all the help and advice could be on their doorstep…
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Anna Bothwell Student Support Advisor University Campus Suffolk
I was pleased to be able to attend your talk last eve on the workings of Google and how to gain the most from the resources available, I came away with valuable information which I’m sure will benefit business in more ways than one!! I had been already aware of the possibilities using Google, the difference now, is I’m confident of using the site correctly after your brief lecture have a better understanding of the powerful usage of a blog. Google is now my friend!
Kevin Grunnell, Eco Products Worldwide Limited.
I was very impressed with Andy’s website consultant service. He came to Best of Suffolk’s offices bounding with energy and was able to explain the technicalities of SEO in an easy to follow way. We learnt a lot in a short time and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his business.
Naomi Tarry, Best of Suffolk