SPOTLIGHT ON A CAP BUSINESS CLUB MEMBER
Featuring Andy Raynor from AR Website Design
I hope that you enjoy reading and pick up some useful ideas and tips
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SPOTLIGHT ON A CAP BUSINESS CLUB MEMBER.
YOUR NAME? - Andy Raynor
NAME OF YOUR BUSINESS? - A R Website Design
WEBSITE ADDRESS? – www.arwebsitedesign.co.uk
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS? – Worked as a support analyst for a software development company.
WHAT MADE YOU START YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS? - Not having the flexibility to pursue website design in my current employment.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? - Running, Football, Swimming, XBOX & playing guitar.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE? - The Goonies.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL? - Curry
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE UK HOLIDAY DESTINATION? - Isle Of Wight
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION ABROAD? - Barcelona
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME? - Match Of The Day (to watch spurs lose)
YOUR FAVOURITE SONG? – City Of Ocala – A Day To Remember
WHAT DO YOU MOST ENJOY ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? - Meeting a great variety of local Businesses and hearing their Business stories.
IF YOU HAD A MAGIC WAND WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? I would have enough money to employ someone full time so that I could get a better structure in place.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS TIME? Heading up a team of of employees working for A R Website Design offering affordable web solutions to a whole range of businesses.
DO YOU HAVE ANY USEFUL TIPS OR IDEAS THAT YOU COULD SHARE WITH THE OTHER CAP MEMBERS? - Listen to other people. You don't know everything, even if you think you do. The most valuable bits of information I know have come from listening to other people tell their business stories. Always look to absorb as much as you can and don't be afraid to ask for feedback, good or bad... your business will never get better if you don't know how your customers have found working with you.
HOW HAS CAP BUSINESS CLUBS HELPED YOU IN YOUR BUSINESS? - CAP has enabled me to grow confident in myself & my service. People by people and it helps to be surrounded by such a fantastic group of supportive local businesses.
Thank you Andy for spending some time answering these questions
- it's greatly appreciated.
"A R Website Design incorporated every one of my needs to help get my site as public as possible and the design is fantastic and fast. I would recommend to all my friends with Businesses, thanks again, Mike - Monmouth & Wye Valley Removals" - Mike
“Andrew has been easy to work with and extremely helpful in making my website. We discussed many ideas and put a design together that suited myself and my Business. I am very happy with his work and would highly recommend him to others.” - Jon B
“Andrew is so easy to work with. Throughout the design process, every change request is met with patience and a speedy response. I’m not technical in any way, but could explain what I needed and understand what was, in turn, explained to me. What I thought would be a daunting, time consuming process and full of jargon to get to grips with, was in fact easy and enjoyable and I now have a website that I can update with no problems at all.” - Carol
“The website is colourful, attractive and easy to use and we are able to keep it up to date by adding information about key events, and photographs. Andrew has been so helpful, going to great lengths to ensure that we are happy with the layout and giving us advice on the design and content. We are thrilled with our new website!” - Marie
Having AR Web Design take care of our Face Book page has already been a smart move for our business. Firstly, we have received business and secondly it has freed up valuable time. Andy is persistent and conscientious, and has the knowledge to understand how to generate the best strategy for your business. I would highly recommend this service to anyone serious about their marketing. – Paul J
As a member of the organising board, I've been working with Andy Raynor on the website for the Forest & Valley Open Studios event. Sadly we didn't get Andy to build it in the first place - we should have. Nevertheless, Andy has worked tirelessly and quickly to help us whip it into shape ready for this years big FREE arts event. And we look forward to keeping Andy on our team for the 2015 event. - David Broadbent Photography
“I engaged Andrew to construct my website having used one of his free website templates for other purposes. Andrew constructed the site incorporating all of my design suggestions in a prompt manner, providing excellent design and technical advice throughout. I found Andrew to be fast, reliable and courteous and he has provided considerable post production advice and technical support for website changes and updates. I highly recommend his website design service, many thanks Andrew.” - Paul
"I found Andrew to be friendly and helpful and he created the website I required for my Business.” - Gabriela
“Andrew designed my wedding decor website for me and as soon as I saw the logo I loved it! It was perfect for the image I was trying to achieve for my business and I have many compliments on how professional it all looks. I am pleased that I chose Andrew to design my website and I know that he is on hand if I ever have any changes to the layout. Thanks Andrew for all your hardwork - Kirsty @ K M Event Decor” - Kirsty
“Andrew created the exact vision I had in my mind for Forest Traders. He used his expertise and knowledge to make it even better than I thought it could be! Thank you Andrew for your hard work & on-going support.” - Jo D
We have used AR Website Designs web management service for the last month and we are very pleased with the value for money they have provided in maintaining our website. We are a not for profit organisation and so value for money is paramount for us. AR Websites have provided a very timely and value added service so far and we look forward to a long association with them. Forest & Valley Open Studios - the premier FREE summer arts event for the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley. - Dave B
I have had the pleasure of meeting Andy through Jo of Forest Traders and CAP business club which through these connections I booked a much needed social media session. The session was informal and relaxed - Andy took me through a step by step guide to making the best of Facebook,Twitter and Blogging.He is very knowledgeable, patient and tailored the session towards my business needs and making the most of time constraints. As a result , I have gained a range of new information and ideas to enhance my pet sitting business. I highly recommend Andy of AR website design for all your social media needs and website design - you wont be sorry. - Lisa M