Comments from Clients

KM, Abingdon Blinds and Curtains

“Howard was recommended to me by the graphic designer who had worked for us on our brochures. Really pleased with the result… designing, hosting and optimising. Howard is reliable, efficient and has worked with us immediately on minor tweaks that we needed as months progressed. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending First Ideas… excellent.”

BJ, Barry Jackson Associates, Roofing Advisors

“I needed a new website as the old one was 18 years old and very amateurish. I started doing my own months ago and never got round to finishing it so I looked for a local company to do a website for me. In reality, it would not have mattered where First Ideas were based – the excellent service would have been the same as it was all done electronically. Howard finished the website quickly, was receptive to a few changes that I wanted and completed the work to the cost agreed. They also dealt with hosting etc. – something I was not aware of in any detail. I am more than happy with the service that I received from them, have signed up for the annual maintenance contract and would readily recommend them.”

SM, Dippers and Divers

“I write to thank you very much for your excellent service in providing our swim school with our very first web site, which has received a host of compliments. Your service has been first class in all respects, you have shown yourself to be patient and very accomodating and willing to go to great lengths to please us. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend First Ideas and look forward to working with you in the future.”

JM, Tortebella

“I contacted Howard after a bad experience with a previous web designer, which left me feeling vulnerable. His professional approach and friendly attitude have made working with him a real pleasure right from the start. He has worked on several projects for me to date and with his technical ability and designer flair, the result has always been 1st class. I wouldn’t hesitate, and indeed do, recommend Howard to anyone.”

BD, BD Mediation

“Howard provided a professional service, a good looking website and down to earth advice… and all at an affordable price.”

NI, Frank Inns Hay and Straw

“Friendly and efficient, we got the website we wanted, and we have already had many compliments from our customers on the new look”

JM, Unimax Solutions

“Ongoing support is first class – nothing is too trivial and the response time is excellent. We would have no hesitation in recommending First Ideas to our business associates.”

RL, Hill Top Partnerships

“First Ideas have been absolutely faultless. From our first days as website novices to our maintaining and improving the site, First Ideas have been clear, accurate and highly effective. We rely totally upon their advice. The service is friendly and everything feels like a joint cooperative venture. The service is always there at the end of the line and the monitoring of performance and regular modifications are definitely responsible for our high hit rate.”

DW, DW Consultants

“I would like to thank you very much for the excellent service that you have given us. Like many other companies we have had a web site for some time but were not getting any useful business from it when we came to you for some Quality advice. I was pleased to discuss our needs with a technical person who spoke our language and not “computer-speak!” The result of the redesign of our site has been some very rewarding business and a number of compliments. We have now discontinued using brochures or leaflets to promote our business. Thank you once again.”

PL, Artist

“I wanted a website to show the work I was doing for an MA in Contemporary Art. Howard replied promptly to the enquiry and when I was ready we met to discuss my requirements. I knew I wanted plain and simple and Howard understood and provided me with just what I wanted. Friends have also complimented my website design!”

JM, Manlove Forensics

“We needed a simple website, reflecting a brochure we had recently designed. This was efficiently implemented and launched, with good communication maintained throughout. We are very happy with the product, and would recommend First Ideas to others as a result of the service level we received.”

JK, Creative Director, Scratch the Sky Ltd

“We have been delighted with the professional hosting service we have received from First Ideas. Their prompt and reliably informed response in issues of technical support has been particularly appreciated. We have also been pleased to recommend First Ideas to others.”

WJ, Artist

“First Ideas hosting has been extremely easy to use and very quick to set up. It has remained consistently accessible to someone with limited internet knowledge or understanding. The Control Panel is an excellent feature of the package, allowing me to gain access to a wealth of data in order to monitor my website usage, and has enabled me to customise the foundations of my website, at any given time.”

SN, EJ Wicks, Saddlers

“We were recommended by a First Ideas client to contact Mr. Hill. It was a blessing. We had been inundated with ‘pushy letters’, ‘strong phone calls’, and being inexperienced with websites we were always wondering what we should be doing, it was quite stressful. We had started paying a large company a lot of money annually and we later learnt it was for nothing. Mr. Hill explained everything explicitly and then listened to us as we explained our needs. We are now enjoying building on our site with guidance from First Ideas and each time we are ready to move another step forward we know we have a reliable company who give us value for money on our side.”

GT, (secure website)

“A few years ago as secretary of an organisation I asked First Ideas to develop and maintain a confidential website. He did a grand job setting it up and keeping it going; always prompt with changes and any problems (mercifully few of those). The Association rests assured that it’s website cannot easily be accessed for dubious purposes and First Ideas has maintained the confidentiality and security as requested. It has enabled us to keep up-to-date those on active service with Association news.”

GS, Managing Director, Heightened Images Ltd

“We came to First Ideas with a very tight deadline and were delighted with Howard’s professionalism, communication and commitment to helping us achieve what we required in the time frame. We are very much looking forward to working with First Ideas again, to help us take our embryonic website onto the next stage of development as our business grows and our customer proposition expands.”

EN, Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome Support Group

“When I decided that the medical support group I am involved in needed a website, I was rather daunted by the prospect of setting it up. However, after a call to Howard at First Ideas, the whole project suddenly seemed very achievable. I was delightfully surprised at how much we could achieve with our rather limited funds. Howard made the whole process hassle free and never complained when we had to wait months for various articles to come in. We are delighted with our website and have received some excellent feedback both from families and professionals, all who find the site easy to use.”

SS, Director of King’s Bible College and Training Centre, Oxford

“First Ideas has provided KBCTC with an efficient and friendly service. We have appreciated having a quick response to queries and having technical jargon explained to us in an easy to understand way. In particular we have benefited from First Ideas ability to promote our website amongst search engines – since using First Ideas we now have a site which people visit frequently.”

AW, Founder, Oxford Engineering

“We are most impressed with the fact that since taking over our web site we can be found so readily by all the major search engines and also many minor ones. No mean achievement for a relatively modest outlay. You have done a good job.”

CN, Editor, local community website

“The real difference between First Ideas and other web design and hosting companies I have worked with is that they really care about the detail and are willing to adapt their approach to the client not the other way around. Howard built through a number of iterations to make it a really successful site which is generating a sense of pride in the town. I am happy to, and indeed have, recommended First Ideas to a number of other businesses who have also received the same high level of service.”

SM, Managing Director, Mozaik Technology Ventures Ltd

“Howard at ‘First Ideas’ provided a very prompt and professional service which has allowed me to transfer domains and website from an expensive ISP host without hassle”

AN, Director, Nevemusic

“I needed to update my website but didn’t really know what I wanted. Howard at First Ideas came up with some superb design ideas which I happened to like straight away. The whole experience was hassle free and excellent value for money. Thoroughly recommended.”

TH, The Vale and Downland Museum

“The Vale & Downland Museum has enjoyed the services of Howard Hill’s ‘First Ideas’ for many years. The museum has a comprehensive and long-established website which Howard created at a time when few independent museums had a presence on the internet. It is hard to imagine how we would have managed our website without Howard’s responsive approach and high levels of customer service. Neither does he rest on his laurels; the website has recently been give a thorough makeover to comply with W3C accessibility standards – a task Howard was well qualified to perform. The upgrade was carried out swiftly and without disruption to our presence on the web. We can highly recommend ‘First Ideas’.”

SB, Court Hill Centre (on the Ridgeway) Wantage

” We were delighted with our new website. All of the content of our old site was transferred into the new. The new look is fresh and modern, it is much easier to use than the old one, and we no longer have to grapple with the intricacies of HTML ourselves. It was done quickly too! We would recommend First Ideas to everyone. Thanks.”

BB, Director, Lambourn Valley Projects Ltd

“Having shopped around business acquaintances for their views on website creation, we settled on First Ideas because they came highly recommended. We were then pleasantly surprised to discover that Howard was very patient, knowledgeable and inexpensive! Subsequent support was better than we could have hoped and the finished product was splendid. We unreservedly recommend First Ideas to any small business that needs a website.”

AH, Director, Guides for Brides UK Ltd

“From initial consultation to completion, First Ideas have consistently delivered on time and on budget. Howard responds to, and resolves, queries promptly having first explained all the options in plain English. Through a variety of professional contacts and sources Howard has kept up-to-date with the latest in hosting technology to keep us a step ahead of our competition. First Ideas are the only web design / hosting company we have dealt with who work on the principle of offering a good reliable service at sensible prices and I can thoroughly recommend them.”