Monday, 4 March 2019

Attractive Website for Ugley Village Hall


Ugley Village Hall www.ugleyvillage.org.uk
There are many places with amusing names, such as Nasty in Herts and Ugley in Essex. We were delighted to be asked to develop a CMS website for Ugley Village Hall.

CMS stands for Content Management System, which requires a developer to build a database-driven website that has an easily updateable user interface (i.e. users can add and edit their own page content, news, etc.). This means that there are no monthly costs each time the website information is updated.

Whilst developing the website, we discovered a couple of YouTube videos about Ugley, which are available to view on the website news pages. The website has a calendar of public events plus all you need to know about booking the hall for your event - availability, prices, facilities, T&Cs, etc.

Need a venue? Visit www.ugleyvillage.org.uk
Need a website? Visit www.thebpc.org.uk

Monday, 25 February 2019

New! Bi Folding Doors Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of a newly published bi folding doors website www.bifoldingpatiodoor.com

The client requested a simple, straightforward website that showed images (which sell themselves!) plus a list of features and benefits. There is also a page of optional extras and a quotatation form.

We believe this is what we've delivered - please check out the website and let us know if you agree or disagree.

The image gallery has photographs of installations of contemporary folding / sliding patio doors - with and without hinges. Optional extras are blinds, shutters, glass types, cill height and frame colours. There is also a link to a downloadable document with door opening options.



Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Classic Mobility - now a Modern Classic!

Classic Mobility asked The BPc to bring their website up to today's standards, particularly in respect of ease of use on a smartphone. Google terms this 'mobile friendly' and is very keen that all websites follow their criteria.

When Classic Mobility merged with Direct Mobility Hire under the TechMed Services group, they also had a new logo that needed to be incorporated on the website.

Planning the new website content

Much of the content from the old website was useable for Classic Mobility's sales and maintenance services. Additionally, there were the TechMed group's other services, such as short term equipment hire and accessibility support (see Audrey's story).  A full list can be found on their website - same address: www.classicmobility.org.uk 

We took this opportunity to The BPc's new video services. We filmed and edited some off-road and on-road footage for use on the new Classic Mobility website. Also, a video that shows how to assemble and disassemble a portable mobility scooter to transport via car can be watched here mobility solutions.

You can also find the following on YouTube:



Contact TechMed / Classic Mobility for your mobility needs.
Contact The BPc with your website questions.



Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Animated Videos for Demonstrating Products

Our long-standing client, SunSeeker Doors, continues to bring innovative home improvement products to market. Below are some quick-fire product demos we have created to help deliver their message.

Thermal-insulated aluminium roller shutters for doors and windows, helps to protect from heat, cold, light and unwelcome visitors. Roller-shutters open and close electrically.




UltraSlim aluminium frames on double-glazed FULLY RETRACTABLE doors (and windows) welcomes in light and enhances your viewing pleasure. When open, the doors provide virtually seamless access between home and garden. You can have horizontal blinds encased within the double-glazing cavity for more control over light and privacy.




Video animations by The BPc, Herts.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Electrical Contractor, Herts

The BPc has been asked to improve the content of the recently developed website for Steve Row, Electrical Engineer, based in Hemel Hempstead and works throughout Herts, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and the London area. With more than twenty five years' experience, Steve's electrical services have been praised as excellent by many clients - we just need to spread the word!
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Some of the services provided by Steve and his team:
  • Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
  • House Rewire
  • Fuseboard/consumer unit upgrade
  • Additional sockets
  • Internal lighting
  • Security and decorative garden lighting
  • LED/Recessed lighting
  • Earthing
  • Data Cabling
  • Phone/Audio
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Fault Finding
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Fire Alarm System
  • PAT Testing
  • Commercial Building Rewiring
  • Security and decorative lighting
  • Internal/External Lighting
  • Consumer Unit Upgrade
  • Additional Points
  • LED Lighting Upgrades
internal lighting

As we continue to improve the website, please feel free to visit.
NICEIC Approved Contractor, NICEIC Domestic Installer and Part P registered.  All work certificated: www.smrow.co.uk

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stair lighting
safety lighting

People who are excellent at their jobs are not always so good at other stuff and some simply don't have the time. For example, not all successful business people can create websites and most will not have the time to ensure that their social media is up to date on a regular basis. We can work with you - www.thebpc.org.uk


Friday, 31 August 2018

Bespoke Wedding Dresses for Unique Brides

Based in North-West London, Kate Edmondson is a hard-working, dedicated dressmaker, specialising in bridal couture. Although not involved in creating her website, The BPc was asked to improve the content and assist with social media to help bring Kate's wedding dress service to the attention of brides-to-be.

Wedding dresses are expensive yet an exclusive wedding dress from Kate Edmondson starts from a very competitive £2,500. Brides should allow at least 6 months for Kate's unique design and custom making and fitting service from start to completion.

Following a design consultation, Kate will prepare sketches for you. Once you have decided on your style, you will attend fittings for a calico mock-up of your chosen design. Kate will also source fabrics for you. The wedding dress will be created exclusively for you, to your specification. Full details are given in Kate's bespoke wedding dress design process.

Kate's website includes a number of her bespoke bridal designs. Here, we have featured some 'real brides' dresses which are also featured on the website.





Thursday, 12 July 2018

Signcraft's brand new website

It's taken a while to get this just right but the new website for UK signage company Signcraft has now been launched. Based on the edge of West London, Signcraft's services range from small to very large-scale projects, such as building wraps, hoardings and monoliths.

Signcraft designs, produces and installs a wide range of signage. Their project portfolio includes flags, flagpoles, corporate signage, vehicle graphics, vehicle wraps, shopping centre makeovers and services to the film industry, whose requirements are always special! Their new website has several galleries to illustrate the scope of their work.

Below is a small selection of images from the Signcraft website - ©Signcraft - please don't reproduce these without attribution  / permission.

Signcraft hoarding, coronet theatre

Signcraft building wrap

Corporate signage

Shopping centre regeneration - Signcraft


Vehicle wraps - signcraft.co.uk

If you need signage, think www.signcraft.co.uk.


Thursday, 14 June 2018

Using Videos for Promotion

Recently, our clients have started using video to promote their products and asked us for assistance. This ranges from being provided with 'walkabout' footage from a client's iphone to being asked to direct and edit a series of promotional shorts at clients' offices.

This year, we've enlisted the services of a young filmmaker whose experience includes directing, cinematography, lighting, camera, editing, etc.

The first video we asked him to edit was filmed in Ireland on an iphone. The next video, for the same company, was to be filmed in their London offices featuring an 'interview' with the Chief Investment Officer answering some set questions.

There are some difficulties with filming in a small bright space in a busy open office environment. Available backdrops included two sides with windows and other distractions, whilst the other two sides had reflective glass in the form of a screen and a large, fixed, framed print. There were difficulties with sound, too - not just from within the office (chatter, telephones, etc.) but from major building works immediately outside the window.

A couple of hours later, there were four or five takes from which to edit the best bits together. Back at the editing desk, this took another couple of hours for a clean version to be published. The finished results are below.



The videos have been published to the company's various social media accounts, as part of our website promotions services for clients. The BPc is not a full-on video producer.

Client: www.alphabetapartners.co.uk follow www.twitter.com/ABPartnersUK


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Website Upgrade for Dawn Driving Tuition

Six years ago, in 2011, we hand-coded a nice little website for a female driving instructor in Kent. Dawn decided to  stop working for a large driving school and set herself up as an independent instructor. With an impressive pass rate to shout about, she ordered a car and asked The BPc to design a unique and memorable logo for the livery.



The optimised website was launched then we set up social media and other links to increase the website's chance of a good position for selected search terms. It worked well and Dawn has never looked back.

We advised Dawn a while back that the site may begin to slip down the charts due to preferred new technology, particularly 'mobile friendly' guidelines from Google. We also suggested that if she had a WordPress CMS website rather than bespoke code, she could manage her own updates (e.g. prices) with some brief training, without having to pay HTML programmers!

Take a look at the new website and let us know what you think.


 Why Did Dawn (in Kent) choose The BPc (from Hertfordshire)?

It was a chain of events that began in Hertfordshire. Years ago, we did some graphic design work for a company based in Cheshunt, Herts. The contact moved on, worked in London, recommended The BPc to a contractor who was looking for a website designer, who subsequently recommended us to another contractor who lives in Kent and we designed that website too. This led to a referral for Dawn's original website, described above.

Dawn then recommended our services to Jim Germaney, another Kent-based driving instructor whose website was not performing. We designed a WordPress CMS (updateable by client) website which was completed a few months ago. Dawn was so impressed with its functionality that she asked us to upgrade her site, keeping the same look and feel as the original website. Whew! Where will we go next? :)

Use this link if you want to view some of The BPc's website designs.