Monday, 16 December 2013

Another Website Launched, Another Happy Client, Yay!

For over 20 years, our business has grown by referral and recommendation. Our most recent 'website-requiring' client, Estacchini Architects, contacted us based on the website we produced for a similar company in the area. We developed this CMS* website for the Hertfordshire-based architect who has worked on buildings in a number of countries.

Visit the website's portfolio page to see projects in London, Milan, Athens and Singapore.

*CMS stands for Content Management System and enables website owners with some basic internet skills and word-processing knowledge to add, edit and update the general content - including images - on their website. Anyone who has used WordPress to write a blog will feel instantly comfortable with our WordPress-based CMS websites.

We are working to launch our own redeveloped website before the end of the year. Follow The BPc on Twitter to be amongst the first to know!

Friday, 29 November 2013

Assistance to help the Elderly and Disabled

Amongst our clients are three established, family-run businesses whose products and services are aimed at helping less able customers, whether at home or in care.

riser recliner chair
Whether you need to find a comfy chair that enables you or a relative to relax and stand up again with minimal effort or if you need to find a company that can install gantry systems or regenerate a family bathroom for disabled use, one of our clients has it covered.

They are all based around the London/Home Counties area and cover much of the South midlands and south of England. All three companies are experienced in their fields and can offer excellent advice.

Classic Mobility is a service company for scooters, power-chairs, power-beds, bath-hoists, gantry systems and other equipment that requires regular servicing, maintenance and ad-hoc repairs. They also supply equipment such as riser-recliner chairs, power-wheelchairs, mobility scooters, adjustable care beds and 'moving and handling' equipment plus batteries and other mobility supplies and accessories including walking frames, rollators, daily consumables and more.

Herts and London stair lifts also runs Mobility Rentals - long term equipment rental such as mobility scooters for individuals who don't want to buy and specialist equipment for care homes and nursing homes who are managing their cash flow - care beds, patient hoists, etc.

Practical Bathing advises, supplies and installs a range of equipment in flats, houses, care homes, clinics - wherever special toileting or bathing facilities are needed. These include walk-in baths, sit-in showers, wheel-chair showers, bio-bidet and 'big john', part of the bariatric equipment range and more.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

New Website Launched for Herts-based HR Services Consultant

Our client, Eyekon Consultants, wanted their old website modernised with a focus on their Human Resource Services and the website content to be up-dateable in-house.

image for HR Consultants

Director of HR Services, Sue, provided the written content and images then we built and delivered an optimised WordPress-based website.
Sue was a delight to work with and the website design and build was completed in a moderate time-frame, ready for hand-over.
Go take a look:

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Stairlifts in Hertfordshire and London

Stairlifts can change the lives of people who no longer manage stairs with ease. We are currently working with a stair-lift company that operates mainly in the Hertfordshire and North London areas. They have years of experience supplying services and goods to customers who have physical disabilities and a desire for independence.

An elderly person who has spent their whole life in a Victorian cottage may be better off with friends and neighbours nearby than moving to purpose-built sheltered accommodation a mile away. Once a stair-lift is installed, that person may continue to be independent for many years.

Solutions vary as there is no one-size-fits-all-stairs stair-lift. Stairlifts can be installed for spiral stairs, winding stairs, 'dog-leg' and other shapes and sizes. There is also an all-weather stairlift suitable for outside stairs.

More helpful information on the Herts/London Stairlifts website.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Behind The Scenes. Behind The Signs.

Our Client, Signcraft, is a thriving print and signage company that covers extraordinary projects, from printing fake tiles for a film studio to giant advertising boards for construction companies. They also erect monoliths and drape wraps around tall buildings.

Yet, there are smaller projects, too: office art, retail posters, vehicle graphics, exhibition displays, lighting and estate agent signage. They also have an in-house design team.

Their versatility can be seen on the Signcraft Pinterest board and you can get to know key staff on the Signcraft Team before you call them with your interesting signage challenge on 01895 442768. They do love a challenge!

Monday, 16 September 2013

New Website for Client: Erasure, Destruction or Recovery of IT Data

Ta-Da! Announcing A New Website...

We have completed and launched a new website for our client, Ultratec Ltd., Letchworth, Hertfordshire, a company that specialises in data recovery and total destruction of data beyond all recovery!

IT Data Storage Device
IT Data Storage Device
Here at The BPc, we're hoping that Ultratec's clients won't need both these services in the destroy-first-recover-later sequence because that can't be done. To recover data from a faulty storage device or from a perfectly fine hard disk or tape that cannot be accessed is a fairly obvious requirement but who would want to ensure that data is totally destroyed? Well, to prevent sensitive information getting into the wrong hands, almost everybody.

Totally Destroyed Data Device
Totally Destroyed Data Device
Information is stored on all sorts of devices, including photocopiers and printers as well as mobile phones, computers and USB sticks. Before these are discarded, there is a duty of care to protect sensitive data. This is a particular issue for government and military departments who may have top secret information stored. Not only will Ultratec ensure that data is erased but that the storage components are reduced to minute fragments, impossible to reconstruct.

If you need to comply with the Data Protection Act or help prevent identity theft, you need a secure data destruction service, visit

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Innovative CMS Website Design & Build, Hertfordshire

Professional Solutions, based in Hertfordshire for its full 24 years, offers website design services for small-medium business owners/managers who want the ability to manage the website content in-house. ProSolutions founder-owner Chris has a technical background with busines application experience and awareness.

The new website has recently been published. Visit the website portfolio page and move your cursor over the images for a slinky-effect - I was addicted to this, grinning for several minutes! It's a simple to use website, designed to grow as time allows. You may notice The BPc logo on the site as we'll be responsible for SEO (thanks, Chris).

Whether you are a new business or you just need a better website, Professional Solutions will be able to advise and deliver. Visit the website now then call or email with your requirements.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Contemporary, Chic, Practical Bath/Shower options

At last, the practical aspects of easy access baths-with-showers has led to designs that we would actually want in our bathrooms. Until recently, the largest market for baths with doors was the very elderly plus disabled people who relied on such equipment and were forced to pay a premium. Whilst this is still true to some extent, there is a realisation by companies that clients demand and deserve better.

Often, there is a logistics issue with putting a traditional bath and a walk-in shower in a family bathroom therefore it is commonplace to find baths with shower enclosures. Getting in to the bath or shower is not too bad but getting out again, once there is a wet slippery surface to negotiate, is more difficult. Fully fit adults are cautious - what about those with sports injuries, back pain, a touch of arthritis, etc?

Statistics show that people prefer to walk out of a shower rather than climb out of a bath but many people want to keep a bath and don't have room for both, therefore the compromise is made to have a bath with shower. We've just been waiting for the ultimate practical bath-shower unit and, finally, we have a choice.

walk-in bath-shower walk-in bath-shower walk-in bath-shower

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Party Supplies: from Corporate Entertainment to Bar Mitzvahs ... and babies

Party novelties are often last minute details and, though inexpensive, they can make a huge impact to your guests' enjoyment. Everyone likes a 'freebie' even if it's just a party hat or a balloon to take home for the kids or the cat (cruel!) so here are a few ideas from Novelties Direct, wholesale party supplies.
  • CORPORATE THEME IDEAS with optional Branding
Novelties Direct also specialises in Bar Mitsvah and Bat Mitzvah, link: Mitzvah party supplies.

A family run enterprise that has been running on the borders of South Herts/Middx/NW London since 2003, recently celebrating its 10th birthday, Novelties Direct has 1000s of party pieces in stock for immediate despatch.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Luxury Dining from 35p!

individual salad dressings
This website is a MUST for gourmets! Fine foods from around the world, many at very reasonable prices such as the range of 12ml quality salad dressings for only 35p, perfect for picnic lunches this summer. Or you can order 100ml bottles of truffle oils for under £20.

Kings Fine Food selections include luxury items - caviar, foie gras, champagne - and also Gift Ideas (not all edible) from soaps and candles to mussel eaters and beautiful mother-of-pearl tableware. You can even specify a custom hamper from £20.

Why not visit the website and see what interests you - organic and gluten free ranges, luxury larder items or the mouth-watering recipes on the home page:

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Travel Agent goes the Extra Mile

The most important aspect of Grove Travel is the knowledge and helpfulness of the staff. Whether you can call in person or call on the 'phone, they will share their travel experiences and tailor the perfect get-away for you.

There is a 'blog' on their website which gives additional insight into places they have booked for customers. For example, have you thought of visiting Iceland (the country, not the shop!) or skiing in Verbier, an inexpensive weekend in Amsterdam or a trip on the Glacier Express? Snippets of interesting additional information are a sign of the warm relationship Grove Travel has with clients.

Hertfordshire-based Grove Travel is located in St.Albans Road, Watford, just off the A41, not far from the M1 and convenient for the North-West London outskirts as well as out-lying towns and villages.

Perhaps this will be your favourite page: Travel & Holiday Offers.
Bon voyage!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Bi Folding Doors with Integral Blinds - video demo

SunSeeker Doors aluminium bi folding doors installations date back over 10 years. The bifolds in the video were installed more than five years ago, with integral horizontal blinds - you can see the slim Venetian slats inside the double-glazing cavity of the glass doors.

Good quality aluminium bi folding doors are an excellent investment. Contact SunSeeker Doors to compare prices of standard Slimline bifolds with Contemporary UltraSlim slide-and-turn doors.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Footprints in the Sand (keepsake gifts)

These beautiful hearts are made of brass with a satin enamelled finish in blue, white or pink, highlighting the brass footprints.

The hearts measure 76mm/3" and are quite heavy at 300g/10oz.

There is a back-plate that can be unscrewed to reveal a small cavity of approximately 100ml capacity, which can store some grains of sand from your favourite beach, as a memento of happy memories.

Warning: before you link to the shop to buy one of these, note that they are currently being sold as ashes keepsakes! (& the display stands are optional extras.)

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Watford Celebrations - Catering

When planning an event, catering can the easiest part ... just contact Hansons the Caterers. They welcome the opportunity of advising clients on all event planning matters - FREE - from a platter of sandwiches for a board meeting to a banquet for 600 guests.

Based in South Herts (Watford) and close to North London, Hansons the Caterers was founded by win brothers Paul and Ian Hanson in 1985.

Visitors are welcome, by appointment, to inspect Hansons' custom built premises with its highly professional production and storage facilities, tastings included! Hansons' modern, refrigerated vans enable guaranteed hygiene when they deliver food and, unlike many catering companies, all function staff are direct employees - taking no risks with agency staff. All kitchen staff are fully trained in Health and Hygiene – with certificates available on request.

Whatever your numbers and budget, save yourself a headache - contact Hansons, Caterers, Watford

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Equestrian Online Shop re-vamped

Our client was struggling with the back office of an old version of e-commerce software. As the latest version had significant improvements, the decision was taken to upgrade to the newest release.

During the past few weeks, equestrian (and canine!) products have been added so that the new site can be launched. There are still many more products to be up-loaded and work will continue.

There are benefits for shoppers too. It is easier to find products and easier to buy. Apart from that, we have included a 'Wish List' for things you'd like to buy later (or have as gifts!) plus a loyalty scheme to reward returning customers.

If you would like an on-line shop like SherwoodEquestrian let us know!

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Bathroom refit - experience and a caring attitude at Practical Bathing

The things that we take for granted often become more difficult as we get older. Simple things, such as bathing or showering, take longer as bodies become less flexible. We may have trouble washing feet without sitting, climbing into or out of a bath, any number of issues.

At some point, many people decide to move to a home without stairs or to replace traditional bathrooms with wet-rooms. Our client, Practical Bathing Ltd, is adept a understanding the needs of clients and following up with a practical bathroom design and installation that will last for years. This is best illustrated by a series of before/after images.

Bath removed, shower installed, easy-to-clean walls
Wasted downstairs space converted to wet-room
Old bathroom renewed plus hygienic floor & walls
Practical Bathing installs in London, the home counties and much of southern England and Midlands. If you just want good advice and to purchase items (power-baths, shower trays, grab rails, etc.) they will ship throughout the UK. Call them: 01753 842944

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Classic Wedding Cars for hire in Central London

Classic Wedding Limousines will transport the bride in style - plus the groom, bridesmaids and other wedding party guests to, between and from London Wedding venues in a fleet of luxury cars :
  • stretch white limo 
  • Regent Landaulette 
  • convertible Beaufords 
  • vintage or classic Rolls Royce 
  • classic, vintage or Fairway taxi 
  • stylish classic or modern Bentley 
  • Range Rover Vogue ... they have them all.
Arrive at The Ritz, The Savoy or Claridges in a Rolls Royce Phantom or Bentley S1. Or take a classic or vintage Wedding Taxi through the busy London streets to Mayfair, Regents park or Primrose Hill.

Take a look at the website and choose your favourite car for your London wedding, the perfect wedding car for your special day.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

New Web Site Launched for Client

The BPc was asked to design a logo and website for Sightline Doors.

Sightline Doors are extra large glass sliding doors - each panel can be an impressive 3 metres by 6 metres in size yet they are incredibly easy to slide open and closed.

The brief was to keep everything clean and simple. The logo represents the Earth's horizon. It's in dark blue and white with SIGHTLINE DOORS in an open font style. The website has been created with WordPress.

The words sight line are commonly used in the glass doors industry to describe the amount of obstruction in one's sight line. With Sightline Doors, the adjacent frames obscure only a 28mm width (just over an inch) where two frames meet, which may have several metres of glass either side of the join!

The website includes other innovative door options, including UltraSlim and Frameless Glass slide-pivot doors and Slimline bi-folding doors from British manufacturer, SunSeeker Doors.

The BPc specialises in helping small, medium and start-up companies with their internet presence.