We know the importance of client and consumer feedback. It indicates the success of the project and how we can build on it. Here is a selection of some client testimonials:
Tom Hunt – British Guild of Agricultural Journalists
From the initial meeting with Designworks we had great confidence in the team to deliver what we needed. The initial designs were quick to come and impressed us all. Few changes were needed before we were quickly discussing the layout of the site and its content. The migration of content was handled with relatively few queries from Rory and the team. Jonathan dealt with us very well throughout, explaining what he was doing and how it would make the new site easier for us to use, and easier to navigate for web users. Altogether the experience was friendly, professional and we got exactly what we asked for, for the amount we were quoted. Thank you Rory, Jonathan and the team, great job.
Sophie Evans – Family Arts Campaign
Such a wonderful team to work with, and we’re so delighted with our new refreshed Family Arts Campaign website! Rory, Richard and Martin at Designworks were fantastic. The team really understood our vision for the new site, and we were really impressed with the creativity they injected into the design and the way they brought it to life. The team and I are really pleased and we’ve had lots of positive feedback from our board, partners and site visitors. Thank you so much!
Adrian Thomas – Elterwater Hostel
As we approached our 10 year anniversary, we felt it was about time to update our website, which was beginning to show some signs of age despite the semi-regular updates we had made over the years with the help of Rory and the Designworks team. With no real idea what we wanted, but some firm opinions on what we didn’t like about the existing one, we again reached out to Designworks for help. As builders and managers of our original site, they were well placed to guide us through the process, which they did with much patience, suggesting and leading but also open to our feedback at every stage.
We’re delighted with our new site, which maintains the feel and spirit of our business, but with a more modern refreshing feel. We’ve had lots of compliments from our customers and would definitely recommend Designworks.
Paul Donohoe – Tax Rebate Services
Professional and good value. I would highly recommend Designworks.
Angela Greasley – Sixteen 12
Rory and team have been an incredible asset to our company when we needed an Ecommerce website for our evolving business. They listened to the brief and went one further. We are very happy with the ongoing support, nothing is too much trouble for Designworks, and if they can’t do something immediately, there’s not long to wait. Just what we need for website design and support. Responsive and professional. I’d recommend all business users to Design Works without hesitation, and I look forward to working with them as we develop over the years. Sixteen12.com
Johnny Ball – Lakeland Logs
I have worked with Rory and his team at Designworks for many years now and they are always helpful and quick to respond , the ecommerce website they manage and designed for us is excellent. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to promote their business online.
Debbie Greaves – A Corner of Eden
We have worked with Designworks to improve all areas of our website, adding videos and social medias feeds, improving the SEO, along with additional services like creating signs for our business.
They are an extremely professional and friendly team to work with, with quick response times and good communication. We have no hesitation to recommend them, brilliant customer service!
Mark Brierley – Westmorland and Furness Council
A local consortium, based around the Kendal based company Designworks, successfully tendered for the delivery of the Lakes and Dales Cycleway Marketing plan in the spring of 2015.
The team delivered the commission to a very high standard, impressing with the way they took ownership of the project and delivered pragmatic solutions to the challenges faced along the way. Two examples of this were:
- The commission required establishment of the brand for the new Cycleway project. I was particularly impressed with the evidence based approach they team took in achieving this. It has often been the case that branding of a new tourism product reflects the concerns of the funders, by completing extensive research and stakeholder engagement the final brand was firmly focused on the end user greatly contributing to the success of the project.
- The quality of the marketing material produced has been consistently high, meeting the expectations of the commission. The website in particular can stand comparison with those of with other new recreational cycle products in Europe and achieved the objective of appealing to a distinctive market segment.
I am very happy with the service provided by the consortium and would invite them to tender for similar projects in the future.
Sophie Hodge – Friends of the Lake District
Working with Designworks is always a joy. They are efficient, professional, friendly and incredibly creative. Our publicity always looks beautiful with minimal direction or input from us. We are constantly being complimented on the design of our magazines and leaflets and this is entirely down to excellent work of Designworks.
Julie Tait – Kendal Arts International
Designworks take the pressure off which is ironic when you’re up against it with design projects! Their team combines calm management with creative flair and their product combines quality with affordability – gold dust.
Miriam Bailey – John Ruskin School
Once again Rory and his team could not have been more helpful or flexible and the standard of the work they produce is unsurpassed. Thank you!
Kate Rawles – Outdoor Philosophy
Designworks designed and produced a stunning banner, eye-catching, informative bookmarks and a ‘short-listed for’ sticker for The Carbon Cycle book. They were fast, supremely professional and the end results are just great. I’d always go to them first now, and would recommend them to anyone looking for quality, affordable, effective design.
Paula Scott – PS Business Matters
Designworks provide me with affordable, great looking websites and, more importantly, they use a user-friendly Content Management System. I have been working with websites for 13 years now, and over that time have used a number of CMSs including Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and Contribute. Of these I find WordPress the simplest and most intuitive to use by a country mile. The flexibility of the system, the customisation options through third party widgets etc and the opportunity to edit ‘on the fly’ from my Android devices means it wins hands down in any head to head challenge with other systems I’ve used.
Julie Beaman – Lancaster City Council
We were very happy with our newly designed annual report which had been given a makeover with a fresh and vibrant feel and has received a lot of positive feedback
Rebecca Willis – Independent Researcher and Adviser on Environment and Sustainability
Designworks made me a beautiful, simple website. Most importantly for me, it is very simple to update, as the WordPress system is easy to use for a non-techy like me. Great team, great product.
Sarah Rose – Cumbria Woodlands
Designworks are always our first choice when it comes to designing and printing new publicity materials. They are always very welcoming, creative and efficient, even if we go to them with a last-minute request! We’ve worked together to create some great documents over the years and would recommend them to anyone. Thanks very much to Rory and the team
Isobel Stoddart – Electric Bicycle Network
Designworks has produced leaflets, posters and other materials to help promote the Electric Bicycle Network. I have found them a pleasure to work with – patient, creative and dependable. They have also overhauled our website – we were really impressed with the effort and skill they put in to devising solutions to some really demanding functionality, as well as giving it a wonderfully fresh look and feel.
Jennifer Collard – Monkhouse Hill Holidays
I have worked with Designworks for many years and have no hesitation in recommending them. It is important to me to work with designers who are able to develop my ideas (or explain to me why something won’t actually work) and turn them into a workable end product. Designworks have never let me down – and I actually enjoy the process of working with them.
Simon Cleasby – Holiday Cottages Cumbria
Designworks were the third company we’d used over the years for our web site design. We found them fantastically easy to deal with from start to finish and the whole process of building a complete new web site worked seamlessly from start to finish. It was as though the guys at Designworks were plugged into my thoughts as well as my website and business.
We can also thoroughly recommend having WordPress designed into the web site. The instructions provided to use this invaluable tool are incredibly easy and straight forward.
We look forward to working with Designworks on future projects, expansion and advertising campaigns. Thanks again!
Gemma Procter – Cumbria Tourism
The quick, efficient service, quality creative input and attention to detail make Designworks a pleasure to work with.
Eamonn Hennessy – Macbeth Scott Insurance
Designworks have been helpful, quick and efficient from the first day we started using their services. They built us a new website from scratch, and have designed and redesigned some of our logos and marketing materials. Regardless of the demands we have made of them at times, they have always been professional, extremely creative and all with smiles on their faces.
No hesitation in recommending their services whatsoever.
Jessica Goodfellow – Westmorland and Furness Council
The Visitor Guide has been redesigned and we are confident that our visitors and advertisers will be delighted with a finished product which, we hope, will help to increase visitor spend.
John Eatough – Stand & Deliver
We were really impressed by the clean professional brochures that Designworks produced. The fresh look has opened up new market places and generated new business.