Web Design Elstree
World Class Web Developers in Elstree
Rapidz Media is a creative and highly professional Elstree web design agency. We produce stunning digital and web solutions for a range of household name clients including Gino D’Acampo, The Discovery Channel, BBC Worldwide, JustEat, Taylor Wimpey and the History Channel.
Yet as a local agency, we also build exceptional sites for Elstree’s vibrant business community, providing creativity, expertise and exceptional value to local organisations with whom we form a real partnership – all at a fraction of the price of a central London agency.
Every website we create is bespoke, mobile-friendly, content-rich and built for stickiness. Above all our websites are designed to engage your audience and give you an outstanding, professional online presence.
What We Offer
As a digital agency in Elstree, we offer clients a comprehensive range of mobile-ready websites, superb content – written by experienced copywriters, journalists and content producers – awesome apps, campaign destinations, videos, features and SEO articles. We also produce stunning infographics, social strategies and viral campaigns.
Our team of exceptionally talented strategists, designers, developers and writers work together to produce genuinely effective results for clients of all sizes and complexities, from small brochure websites to global e-commerce solutions for international brands.
Astounding Websites, Easy Management
At Rapidz, we make sure that you remain in full control of your online presence, whether it’s a complete e-commerce site, a holding page for a new company or a campaign site for a world-renowned business.
All our websites are backed up by very easy to use content management systems and you don’t need a PhD in computer science to navigate your way through it. You can manage stock pricing and levels, content, imagery and everything that goes towards running your business efficiently.
The CMS systems are simple and straightforward to use and we’ll provide training and guidance to ensure you’re up and running quickly and easily.
So if you’re thinking to yourself ‘I need a website for my company in Elstree’ then get in touch. Whether you need a single page holding site or a fully bespoke international e-commerce solution, we will ensure that you stay in full control of your online identity.
An Industry-Leading Web Agency in Elstree
We are a digital agency in Elstree who have worked with household name clients from all over the world. We deliver an innovative, forward-thinking digital home for clients of all sizes, from innovative start-ups through to globally-recognised companies.
We allow companies to organically grow their online presence and take the initiative in their particular industry sector by combining incredible design, expert-level technical expertise and engaging and compelling copy optimised for search engines.
We have forged a reputation as leading website designers in Elstree by making sure our clients know that we combine price, professionalism, creativity and innovation.
Above all others, the digital space is not a sector where anyone can stand still. We constantly refine our service as a web company in Elstree who can give clients of all sizes a digital presence they can be proud of.
Affordable, Professional Website Developers in Elstree
It’s a cliché but your website is your shop window onto the world. As the premier website designer in Elstree, we design, develop and build stunning websites from our studio next to Elstree & Borehamwood station.
We bring insight, creativity, innovation, a coherent strategy and first-class customer service to each client at an affordable price. Most importantly, what we do represents exceptional value for money alongside genuine quality – so you end up with a product you can be rightly proud of.
We work with businesses and organisations of all sizes and complexities, including blue-chip brands, schools, charities, start-ups and established organisations. As a digital agency in Elstree, we can cater for everything you need to make your business stand out above your competition.
Web Design Elstree: Why Rapidz? Quality and Affordability
We understand that when you’re looking for a web developer in Elstree or a digital agency in Elstree, you have choice, so why should you choose Rapidz?
We have an outstanding track record and a first-class portfolio of great websites, microsites, content marketing campaigns, SEO articles and infographics as well as apps, games, video and social campaigns.
We can micro-research your business and macro-research your industry and we’ll know precisely what your competitors are doing. We constantly strive to combine quality with affordability and have experience working with businesses of all sizes – offering real value for money.
Everything we do – from putting together quotes and proposals to our working practices and processes is transparent and carefully structured so you know exactly what’s happening and when, all the way through the project. We won’t surprise you with stealth costs or uncertainties – once quoted, our costs are fixed save for obvious changes to the original brief.
So if you’re a local business and you’re keen to work with a high-quality Elstree web designer, we’ll do all we can to deliver exceptional results and help you grow your business.
Why Use an Agency?
As a consumer in a free market, you have choice. If you’re looking for a web design agency in Elstree for anything from a simple site up to a full digital marketing campaign, you have options to pick from.
One option is to work with a different company for each element of what you need. There are a number of freelance web designers in Elstree who work from home and offer a fine service but what happens if your site is down and they are out at networking meetings, on holiday or having meetings in Starbucks?
The same goes for the host of talented graphic designers in Elstree. As good as they may be, similar issues remain. Repeat for the copywriters in Elstree as well as the SEO guys and the bloggers. Would you prefer to deal with five companies or would you prefer to deal with a single professional agency where you’ll find everything you need under one roof?
Not only do we have a team of exceptionally talented web designers, graphic designers, copywriters and strategists in the office, we offer security, reliability and ongoing customer service.
The competitive nature of the market we operate in means that freelance web developers in Elstree will often take on new roles, change direction and not support your site or simply disappear. With Rapidz, any and all issues – technical or creative – are dealt with quickly and efficiently.
The benefits of using a digital agency in Elstree are immediate and obvious. You have a single point of contact who will manage your entire project, from the planning and ideas stage through to design, development, build and implementation of your website or content marketing campaign. There is also a robust and coherent after-sales service you can rely on.
You also have the confidence of knowing that we have worked with household names like the Discovery Channel, Taylor Wimpey, the BBC, the History Channel and Gino D’Acampo as well as innovative start-ups, schools and businesses and organisations spanning almost all industry sectors.
Hassle-Free Hosting For Your Website
So, you’ve searched ‘web designers Elstree’ and you found Rapidz, we’ve met, you liked us and we designed, wrote, developed and built you a fantastic website. Now what do you need? You need people to see it.
To do that, we host your site on fast, secure and reliable servers that give you an unlimited number of e-mail boxes and a host of features and benefits to ensure an optimum service with minimal downtime.
Our hosting includes first-line support, back-up and redundancy, failsafe options and constant monitoring. We host for dozens of clients including the Discovery Channel, Taylor Wimpey, Gino D’Acampo and Globetrekker TV and when we say your site is secure, that’s precisely what we mean.
Your website and the data that accompanies it is hosted in a cloud-based datacentre and then replicated in a geographically separate datacentre to ensure business continuity should one of them suffer a catastrophic failure.
The datacentres are protected by the AES256-bit cypher – the same cypher used by the FBI and NASA and security experts suggest that it would take 197 years to crack if five trillion of today’s desktop computers worked non-stop!
Additional Digital Services
At heart, we are Elstree web designers but the digital landscape is getting bigger by the day and we don’t sit still. We are constantly embracing change for the benefit of our clients.
We design and develop game-changing apps to engage with your audience and our content marketing campaigns are results-driven and highly effective and include blog posts, monthly e-newsletters and sharable, relevant articles that add value to what you do.
Our highly talented and experienced team of journalists and content producers will create outstanding content for SEO, blogs, articles and web copy and our team of strategists will make sure that your digital strategy is planned and executed in order to have the maximum positive impact on your business and your clients.
As a leading web design agency in Elstree, we have a duty to offer more to our clients beyond only creating first-class websites. We want you to stand out from the noise in your sector.
Local Digital Marketers with Local Knowledge: A History of Elstree
The history of Elstree spans over 1,500 years. The name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon phrase ‘Tidulfres treow’ meaning ‘Tidwulf’s Tree’ and was mentioned in a manuscript from the 11th century, translated from a charter written in 786AD.
Over the course of the next millennium, Elstree was almost exclusively rural but from 1723, the area was gaining a little attention.
Topographer John Norden wrote: ‘Nemus aquilinum [the Latin name for Elstree]: a place wherit may be thought Eagles bredd in time past, for though it be nowe hilly and heathy – it hath beene replenished with stately trees, fit for such fowle to breede and harbour in. It is parcell of the libertie of S. Albans.’
Twenty-five years later, Daniel Defoe of Robinson Crusoe fame wrote in his travel guide: ‘Idlestrey or Elstre, is a Village on the Roman Watling-street, on the very Edge of Middlesex; but it is chiefly noted for its Situation, near Brockly-hill, by Stanmore, which affords a lovely View cross Middlesex, over the Thames, into Surry.’
In 1811, another topographer named Daniel Lysons, in reference to Norden’s writing of 1723 said: ‘The name of this place has been variously written; — Eaglestree, Elstree, Ilstrye, Idlestrye, etc. Norden says that it is called, in Offa’s grant to the Abbey of St. Alban’s, Eaglestree, that is, says he, “Nemus aquilinum, a ‘place where it may be thought that eagles bred in time past’.” It has been derived also from Idel-street, i.e. the noble road; and Ill-street, the decayed road. May it not have been, rather, a corruption of Eald-street, the old road, i.e. the ancient Watling-street, upon which it is situated? ‘
Between the 16th and 18th centuries, the Manor of Elstree belonged to the Abbey of St Albans and during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the manor was granted to an Anthony Denny by King Henry VIII.
The estate has changed hands a number of times. First it was passed to Denny’s son Edward (later Sir Edward Denny, a noted writer of hymns) who sold part of it to Robert Briscoe. In the same year, Briscoe sold it to Sir Baptist Hicks, 1st Viscount Campden and part of that estate became the Manor of Boreham, the forerunner of Borehamwood which was then sold to Edward Beauchamp. It ended up being passed to more landowners, including to a spectacularly well-named gunsmith called Mr Pigfatt.
In 1776, the House of Lords granted ‘an Act for dividing and closing the Common or Waste Ground, called Boreham Wood Common, in the Parish of Elstree otherwise Idletree, in the County of Hertford’ and Lysons wrote in 1796 that ‘the parish of Elstree contains about 3,000 acres of land, which is divided between arable and pasture nearly in an equal proportion. The soil is, for the most part, clay. Boreham Wood, a waste of nearly 700 acres, was inclosed (sic) about the year 1778, and is now in culture. This parish pays the sum of £151 11s 0d to the land-tax, which is raised by a rate of about 1s 9d in the pound.’
In to the 20th century, Elstree went from being an ancient parish in the Cashio Hundred of Hertfordshire to part of the Barnet Rural District which turned into the Elstree Rural District which was the local government area from 1941 to 1974 before it was abolished and merged with Hertsmere.
Elstree is perhaps best known for the eponymous film studios (which you can read more about on the Borehamwood page) – indeed the area contains a rich, vibrant creative history and the town has seen other creative sectors emerge in recent years, including designers, copywriters and of course a number of website developers in Elstree and web designers in Elstree also coming to the fore – of which Rapidz are now established as one of the leading lights.
Why Go Local?
‘Local’ is today’s buzzword. More and more, people are ‘going local’, whether that’s using local independent shops, local produce, local tradesmen or local service providers. Being able to engage the services of a company that knows and understands the area where you operate is a great boon to businesses.
As a local business, we work with companies across the area – from Watford, Borehamwood and Elstree to Finchley, Barnet and beyond. So working with a web developer in Elstree brings great benefit, particularly when it comes to forming a genuine partnership with your developer. We know the area, we know how to talk to the very people you want buying your products or services and we understand what you need to make a real impact in the digital space.
So when choosing who is best placed to develop your website you obviously have many options. There are one-size-fits-all solutions from a faceless companies based in who-knows-where or you can find a web developer in Elstree, a local partner with whom you work face-to-face to produce something amazing for your company.
Get in Touch
Whether you’re looking for web design in Elstree, an SEO agency in Elstree, a branding agency in Elstree or a content marketing agency in Elstree, at Rapidz everything you need is here.
For Elstree web design, contact us today on 020 7920 6464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll talk you through everything you need to know.
0207 920 6464