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Funky Green Web Machine caters for a niche market

10th March 2015

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Funky Green Web Machine was set up to provide a service to sole traders and small businesses, offering them ‘something different’ to other website providers.

Based at the Vantage Point Innovation Centre in Paignton, Gary Revell set up the company, which provides website design and build, web hosting and search engine optimisation (SEO).

Torbay Mayor, Gordon Oliver, said: “The innovation centres were set up to provide incubation space for small businesses and Gary’s success is great news. Businesses which ‘go the extra mile’ for their customers deserve to be successful and I hope this will continue to be the case for Gary.”

Gary said: “For a one-off fee, customers get their domain name and email address and web hosting for the year. I also do their SEO because people can have the best website in the world but if the search engines don’t know about it, it’s useless. Search engines look to see regular content updates. I offer initial web optimisation as standard, with an option for ongoing SEO management.”

And his approach is paying off with work increasing and business building up.

Gary explains: “My service is very popular with businesses such as plumbers, builders, and people selling cakes from home. Clients appreciate the fact that they can have a meeting with me in the evenings or at a weekend. I realise they may be strapped for time and am happy to fit around them.

“I’m happy to give them tuition so they can do updates to the websites themselves and I can also set up a Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus business page for them. I love working with computers and am able to marry the design and computer work together. I’m really enjoying it.”

Clients are also promoted on Gary’s website, giving them additional publicity.

“Clients can have a one page site or several pages depending on their business and they will all get a free mention on my site. They get a lot of services including a back up of the websites each week, so if people make a mistake when doing updates they can easily get hold of a back-up copy.”

Vantage Point Innovation Centre is operated by South West Business Centres whose manager, Adrian Sheen, said: “Gary provides a very flexible service which is paying off with business improving for him. Nowadays, most people start their search for a product or service via the internet so businesses do need to make sure they can be found easily, something Gary is helping them with.” 

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