What we do
Our idea from day one has been to create clean, responsive websites that do what you, the owner, expects of them – no bells and whistles, just good, honest, functional tools for you and your organisation. All of our websites are designed with your customer at the heart of them. Our aim is get as many of your customers as possible to buy your products or services so that you get the best possible return on your investment.
How do we do that?
We're a specialist web design company, so we really know our stuff about how site visitors use websites and how the sites have to be organised to persuade as many as possible to buy your products or services.
Because we're a specialist web design company, we don't get distracted by other stuff. If you already have a logo or branding package, we can work with that, but if you don't we work in partnership with Amy Purdie of Whiteacres Design. Her speciality is graphics, ours is web design, so we each focus on what we do best to get the best possible result for you.
The same goes for social media and content management. That's not our area of expertise, so we sub contract that to Lesley Renwick of UberElla Media who really does know her stuff. Have a look at the work we did together for Ultimate Home Improvements to see what I mean.
We're a specialist WordPress consultancy which means that we know how to keep your site up and running 24 hours a days so that it's working for you while you sleep.
And because we really know our WordPress stuff, we will also keep your site safe and secure so that your visitors will be happy to come to your site knowing their data will be protected.
The Jackdaw Team
Hello, I’m Jackie, founder and owner of Jackdaw Web Design, and I’ve worked in IT since before Windows was a twinkle in Bill Gates’ eye.
I have been in IT for my whole career, starting as a COBOL programmer with the DHSS in 1986, then joining British Airways after a short stint at Newcastle University. While at BA, I ran the team which looked after the corporate intranet - a large website with over 50,000 regular users, and many webapps from payroll to cabin crew check-in.
I started building websites on a part-time basis in 2013, so when I took voluntary redundancy in 2015 it was a logical step to becoming a full time web designer, so Jackdaw Web Design was born.
I am a member of the British Computer Society and you can see my LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackielathamweb .
I’m Sue and form part of the team here at Jackdaw Web Design. After completing a Geology degree, I started work as an administrator in a previous indoor career with the Open University and the University of Sussex. In 2003 I moved into commercial archaeology (finds and environmental specialisms), and from 2007 – 2015 I was a ranger with the National Trust. In 2015 I started freelance work as a Bach Flower Remedy Practitioner which I still do from time to time. I’ve also made a partial return to outdoors work giving guided walks.
Whilst I love the outdoors, working on admin is a vital cog in the wheel of any business. For me, it’s about creating order, so the Jackdaw team have the support they need and customers’ websites are looked after.