As this year comes to a close and we all start to get into the festive spirit of eating more and working less, it’s also a good time to take a look back and reflect on the past 12 months compared to 2017 and see how we faired. Thankfully it looks like we did ok.

In fact, 2018 has been another record breaking year for EWDS with a total of 27 new websites launched since January, meaning a 50% increase on last years 18. With the addition of our pay monthly web design packages launched in July this year, we’re quietly confident those numbers will continue to grow as more and more clients look to make a longterm investment in their online presence. Below are just some of our 2018 highlights that we’re pretty chuffed with.

To kick start the year in style we had the new Absolute Travel Agency website for our existing clients based in Stansted Essex. As well as offering group sports tours, the company also operates as a local travel agency in Stansted and wanted a fresh design for the brand.

One of our highlights in March was helping a local organisation Essex Family Forum launch their very first website. The forum is made up of an empowered community of families with disabilities or additional needs. They work in partnership with organisations, local authorities and health commissioners to help achieve quality outcomes that meet the needs of all families affected.

Next up is a design update to our existing client Roof Lantern Solutions. The company are a sister company of FD2U but specialise in solely selling roof lanterns. The new website features a new sleek modern appearance with an improved focus on user experience.

Another E-Commerce website that we love from our 2018 work is Supplements for the Soul who specialise in selling CBD oil and other legal hemp products. The company is a new startup for 2018 and has already made a huge hit online through their new online store

One of our favourite brochure websites of the year was Bella Vita who specialise in newborn photography in Essex. Allowing us total creative control, we were able to deliver a modern material design inspired website to perfectly showcase their amazing images.

In May this year we had the pleasure of working with Danny Greaves to create a new website for the Jimmy Greaves Academy, “setup to help teach young footballers how to get the most out of the beautiful game, without breaking the bank or bankrupting their parents”.

In September we helped a new local store called Love home which was setup by the founder of We Love Stoves in Dunmow Essex, focussing on everything needed to make a house a home. Their aim is to offer the best in designer homeware, furniture and gifts from their impressive Essex showroom in Dunmow as well as online through their new E-Commerce website.

Finally, we have Just Wheel Repair who specialise in alloy wheel repair in Essex, Hertfordshire and London. The company is one of the largest mobile wheel repair companies in the UK with a full fleet of mobile wheel repair workshops across the South East. As one of our many new monthly clients to come on board with us this year, we’re looking forward to watching the new website bring increased business to our client in 2019.