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About Us

Creative and Technical Wizardry

At 181 Digital we believe passionately that a website is every company's primary sales and marketing tool, and with nearly 20 years in the business, we do know what we’re talking about.

Since 2003 we have been designing and developing bespoke websites, from complex data-driven application solutions to simple information only brochure sites and everything in between. We create awesome websites which give you, your visitors and your organisation exactly what you deserve.

Some businesses simply need a beautiful portfolio site, but frequently companies need a dedicated web-based application that enables them to carry out and streamline business critical tasks - for example managing event bookings, memberships, ecommerce, quoting and/or provisioning workflows etc. For these companies, their website is an essential part of business process and revenue generation, or indeed is the business itself. In either case, your website is vital to the success of your business and we have the skills and experience to identify and map your goals and develop truly bespoke, successful solutions.

Whatever your web ambitions, 181 Digital provides the creative vision, strategic business planning, technical skills and results-driven initiatives which are key to achieving your company's objectives. We deliver all of this primarily in-house, but we also have a network of excellent strategic partners - brand creators, writers, web marketing experts, film makers and photographers - who all work together to give you a website that achieves what you want, and what your business deserves.

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Sarah Fisher

Sarah Fisher

Sarah has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and business experience. In 2002 she left the corporate treadmill and retrained in the technical and creative skills required to design and build the (then) relatively new website thingies.

Since then it's all gone pretty well. Sarah believes in close collaboration with customers to create bespoke web solutions that are beautiful and individual and that perform brilliantly. She also loves open communication, straight talking, and the great relationships she forms with her clients.

In her spare time, Sarah has variously experimented with scuba diving, tennis, tap dancing and pilates. Sadly however, she has only reached a decent level of proficiency in dog walking and eating cake!

Max Scianna

Max Scianna

A web programmer since 1999, Max brings more than 2 decades of technical and ecommerce experience to 181 Digital, having built and launched dozens of bespoke websites from small content management systems, to complex multi-user, multi-role crm systems, to ecommerce sites handling £15 million in sales annually.

Max emphatically believes one size does not fit all and tailors sites and systems to fit the needs of the client rather than them adapting their business to fit the limitations of the software. The trick, of course, is to do so without costing the earth and through experience and intelligent use of tooling and components Max has been able to do this often enough to have maintained multiple decade plus working relationships with clients.

In his spare time Max enjoys being run ragged by his three year old daughter and is looking forward to being destroyed by her newly arrived baby brother in due course!

Garry Smith

Garry Smith

Garry is an idea’s person, of course he is! There’s no point having a graphic designer with no ideas – however, with Garry those ideas come with the bonus of over thirty years’ experience and knowledge in the design industry.

One of his core strengths is company branding, he works with the brilliant techies (Sarah & Max) to create something which slots together and helps your business appeal to a relevant target audience. If your corporate identity is amazing, your website looks incredible and it works seamlessly across all browsers then it’s a great start to making everything work – and all your other marketing material, like stationery, brochures and advertising needs to fit together too, like a jigsaw puzzle with all the pieces in the right place.

In his spare time Garry likes to travel through time changing things around just to make everyone’s life a bit more interesting.

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