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About Us

Our unique setup & range of skills

2014

Start of Collaboration

1st

Ranking Position ‘Web Design Sheffield’

12 Web Design Awards
40 5 Star Reviews
98% Client Retention Over 9 Years

Who We Are

More than just web designers.

Collaboration01

The business was setup originally by two friends, a designer and a developer. Over the years we’ve increased both the breath of expertise and the friendships formed. We all see the mutual benefits of working collaboratively together.

Location02

During most of the business week, you’ll find us working independently from our home offices. However, we’re also fortunate to have access to fantastic facilities at The Circle in Sheffield should an in-person meeting be requested.

Unique Setup03

Each website project is unique and requires different skills, so we tailor our proposals based on the individual specialists your project requires. Our pricing model makes us more competitive than large agencies.

Our Passion04

Each member of our team excels in their specialisation and loves what they do. Your project will be thoughtfully worked on by independent professionals who work collaboratively for the greater good.

The Team

Although there are a few extra team members, these are our core specialists who lead the way.
Andrew Newby Edge Studio web designer and director

Andrew Newby

Design Lead

Strategy, SEO & UI Design
Rebecca Hayes project coordinator and manager

Rebecca Hayes

Manager

Project Coordinator
Nick Hurford web development

Nick Hurford

Development Lead

All things technical
Sarah Tod hunter copywriter

Sarah Todhunter

Copywriter

Manages all things content based
Beckie North digital marketing specialist

Beckie North

Marketing Lead

Online marketing specialist

Working Together

The Way We Work

One of the key things that set us apart from larger design firms is that you have direct contact with the individuals that work on your project. This cuts down miscommunication issues as you speak directly to the experts.

The business isn’t run as an agency, so pricing is based on the direct costs of the specialists you need. Without agency-style commissions or cuts, we can price ourselves competitively, generally charging much less than other comparable larger design businesses.

We meet as a collective group at the beginning of your project and then manage each phase individually. At the start of the project, your primary contact will be Andrew, as he leads the strategy, design process and any Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to ensure continuity in traffic between the current and new versions of the website.

Our team prides itself on being transparent, approachable and available, with trust and reliability key to our business. This ethos has helped us successfully foster long-term relationships with large organisations – the University of Sheffield has contracted us to produce eleven websites to date.

Questions

Questions regarding the way we operate

Who manages the design and build process?

We believe that the best person to guide you is the person actively working on your project. So, during the design process, you’ll be in direct contact with the designer. During the build, you’ll have the developer on speed dial. And, when it comes to the write-up, your copywriter is only an email away.

How are payments made?

Although we work independently we use Edge as a business to channel all quotes, invoicing, and agreements.

How much do I pay upfront?

Unlike a lot of design/development services, we don’t ask for full payment in advance; after all, you have a business to run! In order to begin your project, we simply ask for a 10% deposit upfront.

Can I have support after the project is live?

Almost all of our clients continue to work with us for support and maintenance after the project is live, however there’s no obligation if you don’t need this.

What if I want to make adjustments after it’s built?

We build the backend of the site with as much care as the front. We set it up in a way that allows you to take control yourself and makes changes when required.

How do you market a website?

We always recommend clients focus on organic search rankings as search engines provide us with free advertising. However, depending on the types of business social media and paid adverting can pay a huge role. We have setup Edge to support website through all types of online marketing.

Will I be tied to Edge after the project

You will own every aspect of the design and development of your site. Throughout the process we will ensure that you retain full control and won’t be tied to anyone throughout the process.

Do I have to pay VAT?

We are a VAT registered company so this will be included in our quotes and invoicing.

Can I use a third-party for hosting?

There’s no obligation to use us to host your website however we’d be happy to discuss the benefits of using us to support your website.

Recognition

Some awards we have achieved for website design over the last few years.

Stand-out design is key to our business. Every project is worked on with love to fulfil your goals but we also aim to build recognition through design awards.

CSSDA web design award

CSSDA – Best UI Design Award

Awkward web design award

Awwwards Nominee

Web design award

Bark – Certificate of Excellence 2018-19

CSSW web design award

CSSW – Site of the Day

Web design award

Awwwards – Honors

Web design award

Bark – 2019 Certificate of Excellence

CSS Nectar web design award

CSSNECTAR – International Site of the Day

Web design award

WA Award – 2015 Winner

Reviews

What our clients say about us

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The University of Sheffield

Donna (project manager)

We used Edge to revive one of The University of Sheffield’s project websites. They provided website design and development, together with a revamp of the project’s logo. We are very pleased with the excellent service provided and the dedication they showed us in respect of our requirements. We hope that we can work with them again in the future.

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Citizen’s Advice Sheffield

Kirsty (campaigns manager)

Andrew has been absolutely brilliant in helping us to develop a new website. As a charity with limited resources, we’ve found his creativity and patience to be incredibly helpful. From the beginning he took careful time to understand our needs, did his homework, and asked all the right questions to get us where we needed to be. I would 100% recommend working with Edge Studio. As they’re a small collective of specialists, you benefit from their expertise AND you get the personal touch. They’re super quick to turnaround work and respond, and all within budget!

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Teach HQ

Andrew (CEO)

I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Andrew Newby and his team at Edge Studio. Their comprehensive design system has provided a seamless user experience, making our platform not only accessible but also engaging. Their meticulous attention to detail and adaptive design solutions have significantly enhanced our online presence. I am pleased to recommend their services to anyone looking to elevate their brand and digital strategy.

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Forge Bakehouse

Gareth (business manager)

Great understanding of the issues we faced and a pragmatic, cost effective approach to the solution. Breadth of knowledge and advice was invaluable. Would highly recommend.

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Fitwins

Carl (business owner)

We used Edge to create our new website to promote our new fitness app, Fitwins. The creativity and attention to detail resulted in a stunning website that perfectly captures our brand. They were professional, responsive, and delivered exceptional technical expertise. I highly recommend Edge for anyone in needs website design.

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Medicine Drop

Danny (CEO)

Edge created a unique website to help our company stand out from our competitors. They were very thorough, flexible and responsive during the build of our website, doing everything they could to meet our requirements. Will continue to use them going forward for all future website work.

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Polaris Bikewear

John (product designer)

Edge have been great to work with on the development of two websites. Quick to respond when we have had any problems and resolved immediately with no fuss.

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Built Engineers

Steve (director)

We are very pleased with the web site that we developed with Edge – they are a really nice team, great ideas, and with the tireless patience needed to work collaboratively and get the job right!

/ 08

ICP AV

Russel (director)

We contacted Edge Studio after an extensive search of local website companies. Andrew was not only professional but extremely adaptive to our requirements. We are really happy with the branding and website.

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SLP Security

Nico (director)

Excellent, working with Edge Studio was fantastic! Thanks to Andrew’s knowledge, professionalism and support our website looks great and operates very well. I am recommending anyone who is looking for outstanding and affordable website to contact Edge Studio and speak to Andrew. The team is very supportive, patient, friendly and full of knowledge. Andrew is always other end of the phone for any questions you may have.

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Austen Estate

Lottie (project manager)

Edge have been a joy to work with, they are creative and bring a lots of brilliant ideas to the table. They delivered a superb website that was delivered on time and at a good cost. Very happy with Edge Studio’s services and will continue to work with them. Highly recommend

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Forest Coaches

Simon (director)

I used Edge Studio to create a site for my coach hire company. Andrew was great to deal with and from the first conversation with him I was confident that I’d be happy with the final results. Rather than being a stressful chore, the process involved was enjoyable.

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Sling Spot

Rob (business owner)

Andrew has helped us redesign our website to have a cleaner look and load much quicker. He’s always quick to respond to queries and is good at explaining how issues have an effect on the website and how to simplify the user experience so they can purchase with ease.

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HSF Services

Stuart (director)

We used Edge to deliver a number of services including website design and development, domain & hosting, logos and company business cards. The service provided is bespoke with a focus on SEO from the initial meeting. We would give Edge “5-Stars”, due to their innovative, dynamic and creative style in meeting the needs and requirements of my business. We look forward to continuing working with them into the future.

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Ear & Foot Care

Pippa (business owner)

Andrew has been really attentive and helpful in advising me how to get my website and google profile to be more prominent. He really takes a wide focus view about all the factors involving increasing business profile prominence (and not just SEO support). Really recommend working with Andrew to develop your business and website.

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Sure Footing

Andy (founder)

Edge have done several projects for us such as designing a website and producing brochures; the service is high quality and has always delivered what we had in mind. A strong understanding of our organisation, an eye for detail and an aesthetic awareness has come through in the work they have done for us.

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Foxy Locks

Kim (business owner)

Andrew really listens to what you want and goes above and beyond to deliver 100% satisfaction, with an exceptional turn around time and affordable pricing. I have already contacted Edge for further design work, and will be a returning customer again and again. Thank you!

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ZBTMI

David (business owner)

I spoke with Edge about my website and specifications, they quickly took onboard my requirements and delivered the finished site to me promptly. I will be using him again for my other businesses website design.

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