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Bumblebee – the Name for Bespoke Web Design in London

Bumblebee are a London-based web design company who create bespoke websites that are well designed, simple to use and logical. Bumblebee have been a web design for 20 years. In that time, we've worked on a diverse and interesting range of projects. From websites for start ups to large high street brands and large corporate sites. Regardless of what website you are building, the same rules apply but today there is also the importance of integrating that website into a cohesive web marketing strategy.

Primarily, we want to develop an intelligent relationship with our clients, where we provide an expert resource for all web-related conversation. We believe this value added approach to web design is why clients stay with us. We immerse ourselves totally in your business and sector, so when we come up with ideas or solutions, they are well thought out with real commercial or branding benefit.

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“ Citywealth appointed Bumblebee to make sense of their large database of articles and profiles, to completely restructure their website and make it more useable ”

Citywealth

Financial

Overview

Citywealth's existing website was content-rich but had a very confusing interface to the extent that much of the content was difficult for users to find. Bumblebee spent a lot of time analysing the business to ensure that the structure of the new website would present the information in a clear and logical way.

The result is a much simpler, more logical website with sophisticated filtering and search facilities, enabling users to quickly navigate the thousands of articles and leader profiles. The team at Citywealth need to make frequent updates to the content, so the Drupal CMS has been configured to enable them to do this efficiently.

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“ Bumblebee are a versatile team who are able to understand just how you want to be seen ” Graham Walpole

Walpole Antiques

Antique Dealer

Overview

Walpoles are one of our older customers. In Spring 2015, we launched the third incarnation of the site. The previous site was very successful and much complimented, so the new site had a lot of expectation resting on it. The new site uses some cutting-edge filtering techniques that create an engaging interactive experience, but there is an increased focus on web-marketing with excellent SEO opportunites created within the new site map and of course a responsive design with a little bespoke mobile theming. 

We also provide Walpoles with a full range of design services which include branding, emailer campaigns, promotional material, postcards and shop signage. Being able to maintain brand presentation and consistency through all communication channels is a key factor in an audience's perception of a business, where any rogue branding or communication will immediately jar and send out a confusing message. 

 

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“ Our involvement in creating a new brand for Food By Dish acted as a creative catalyst to redesign their existing site ”

Food By Dish

London Event Caterer

Overview

Food by Dish turned to us because of our reputation within the sector and also for our design credentials online and in print. The current version of the site incorporates a rebrand we did in Summer 2013, which saw the traditional Dish Catering replaced by the more vibrant and fun Food by Dish.

Our blank canvas approach to web design means that the updated site has some clever approaches to some standard content such as venues and menus. One of the other main objectives of the new site was to consolidate a strong SEO presence and expand the keyword objectives. We have subsequently built a microsite called Venues by Dish which is a dedicated venue finder and utilises our selector technology in viewing suitable options.

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“ Dalvey are a worldwide brand who demand high end design values and effortless functionality for their multi-currency site ”

Grants of Dalvey

International Men's Clothing & Accessories

Overview

Dalvey are based in the Highlands of Scotland. In 2010, Dalvey decided to use Bumblebee because of our our work with River Island and also because of our Drupal expertise. The brief was simple, build a beautifully sophisticated web experience that was both user-friendly, but packed with seamless functionality. One of the main advantages of a bespoke e-commerce solution is the freedom it brings in the design area.

With virtually a blank canvas, we were able to create visually engaging shopping interfaces while incorporating some subtle new techniques such as scalable images, not to mention the tie and shirt selectors which brings an entirely different way to search items.

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London Property Licensing

London Property Licensing are a new company that provide an information resource for Landlords in the London Boroughs. As a start up project, we were asked to design a logo and brand identity, creating all print material aswell such as business cards, post cards and roller banners.

Our aim was to develop a site that was simple and easy to navigate for a subject that before was hard to understand and find clear, expert, advice.

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“ Bumblebee really understand the demands of my business, where I need to present my images in the best light and have access a straight-forward management system ” Pete Antunes, Art Director

Pete Antunes

Art Director

Overview

Pete Antunes is an Art Director who works with many high street and fashion brands such as Nike, O'Neill, Adidas, Marks & Spencer, Laura Ashley and many more. The site was designed to maximise the impact of the images as well as giving the opportunity to declutter the screen and simply navigate through the slideshow.

The key to portfolio-based sites is to make them easy for the client to use, as well as giving maximum flexibility in terms of creating stories and ordering content. There is also a full image archive, plus a password protected client area that is accessed by invitation only.

 

 

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“ From start up to success, companies like Robert Timmons have benefitted from Bumblebee's integral role in terms of growing the brand and profile ”

Robert Timmons Furniture

Contemporary Kitchen Designers

Overview

Robert Timmons Furniture are another start up success story. We have now been involved with RTF for over ten years and seen them grow into one of London's most sought after kitchen designers. We have helped develop the brand across all channels and seen them expand their operation into authorised suppliers for Gaggenau, Wolf, Foster and Sub Zero.

The site concentrates on letting the kitchens do the talking with detailed case studies utilising our full screen galleries. Over the last couple of years we have developed a strong SEO campaign that has been further expanded to incorporate appliances, that will utilise appliance specific remarketing ads.

 

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“ The Milton website was tired, lacked any sense of engagement and was completely inconsistent with our new brand position. Bumblebee have turned a bit of an embarrassment into a primary channel of communication that we're proud of. Perfect! ” Simon Wright, Communications Director

Milton

Sterilisation Products for Home & Baby

Overview

Milton are an international brand with headquarters in Nantes, France. There were a number of challenges with this project. The prime objective was to deliver a site that reflected Milton's recent re-brand, that put greater focus on mother and baby. The site is multi-lingual and fully integrated with all social media channels to act as a resource for both parents and press.

The existing site structure was overly complex, so it was crucial that the project was planned thoroughly before any build work could commence. Bumblebee played a central consultancy role in working out the new site architecture and driving the project along to hit a tight deadline that coincided with a national TV-ad launch campaign for the new 'mini' steriliser.

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“ Design and presentation become increasingly important for companies like Morco, who have become the 'go to' awning company for designer brands, stores, top restaurants and hotels ”

Morco Blinds

Commercial Awnings

Overview

Morco are the 'go to' awning supplier for prestiguous clients. They supply awnings to the likes of Harrods, Chanel, Givenchy, The Ivy and Bluewater. Bumblebee have played a central role in Morco's rise by creating a hign end online experience that is reassuringly professional.

The sector is fiercely competitive and although looks are important, SEO is just as crucial, but just like the design, the SEO campaign needs to be subtle as well as successful. Having gained a strong SEO presence, we continue to analyse site performance and are always looking at different techniques which can help improve or consolidate the site.

 

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“ Bumblebee have gained a growing reputation for online solutions in the financial sector ”

Hassium Private Wealth Management

Financial

Overview

Hassium are a company who specialise in bespoke Private Wealth Management for UHNW clients. Since launching in 2006, Hassium have grown into one of the more prominent companies in the sector and often appear on television as financial experts.

To reflect their growth and high profile success, Bumblebee were asked to re-design their original site and work with existing branding. Our mission was to create a contemporary corporate feel that was understated but stylish, including identifying strong visual language through imagery.

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Tavern Snacks

Tavern Snacks are a family-run business who are suppliers of snacks, crisps and nuts to pubs, restaurants and clubs in London and the South-East. Since launching over 35 years ago, Greenwich Group were asked to help in a brand overhaul that would create a consistent look and feel to the brand.

As web specialists in the Greenwich Group, our objective was to design and develop a brochure site, implementing the new branding.

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“ Our sector expertise is a real advantage and our ability to come from a branding perspective allows each company within that sector have an authentic personality ”

The Victorian Awning Company

Traditional Awning Supplier

Overview

The Victorian Awning Company provide Victorian style awnings to shops, restaurants and bars. We have worked with them from launch and seen the site grow in terms of content and page rank. This site reflects our approach to SEO, where the strategy, design and content are integral elements from the planning stage.

The SEO campaign is backed by a comprehensive PPC campaign. This approach of running two strategies is common and has advantages in terms of reducing the spend AdWords plus people search in different ways.

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Regency Cleaning

Regency Cleaning Services are a specialist cleaning company for residential homes across London and Surrey. Regency was formed in 2007 and specialise in the fabric care industry, specifically to deliver a higher level of service and professional expertise for residential clients with luxury carpets, curtains and upholstery

We were asked redesigned their original website to create a more angaging and sophisticated looking site and to target a higher-end audience. The new site has also been combined with an SEO strategy.

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“ Bumblebee provide a full service for Relish that includes an on-going SEO strategy that stretches across the 3 sites that make up the group ”

Relish Catering

Event Caterers

Overview

Relish is another one of our long standing clients who are now on their third main site. We have worked extensively with Relish on their SEO which encompasses a full suite of techniques including specialist sites like BBQs with Relish and Equipment Hire with Relish.

We are involved at all areas with regard to the brand, which includes menus, venue brochures and wine lists. Event catering is a competitive area in SEO terms, so each year we carefully map out a strategy which is analysed weekly and reviewed quareterly, which makes us responsive to any changes in the Google algorithm.

 

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“ Living Props have a complex offering which is targetted at several markets, so getting a great look with the right emphasis and navigation were key ”

Living Props

Natural & Artificial Plant Prop Hire

Overview

Many clients come to us because they like a particular style of site we do and want it for their own business. Living Props are one of those companies, they loved our full screen delivery for portfolio sites, but their offering needed a lot of re-adapting to make it work. Comping images takes skill and a good eye, but it is a clever way of creating sophisticated and visually rich content within a single background image.

The portfolio technique was used not only to display previous work on films, ads and events, it was also used as a catologue of all their plants contained in their 7 acre estate near Pinewood. The site also gives a glimpse of the top secret processes they've developed to make artificial trees, with the Whomping Willow in Harry Potter being the most fmaous example.

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Re-Think Performance

Re-Think Performance are a start up business that aim to provide organizational development, leadership training and
executive coaching for the healthcare sector.

We were asked to design and develop a brochure site that created a contemporary and professional feel to it, as well as creating their logo.

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Intangible Business

The Drinks Power Brands 100 is an annual research study that monitors the power of the world's leading spirits and wine brands, highlighting the top 10 brands in the industry. The report is commissioned by Intangible Business, the world's leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy.

In celebration of their 10th year, we were approached to redesign the microsite to create greater awareness and drive traffic, aswell as housing an online interactive quiz for general public.

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“ Bumblebee understand our brand. Their energy in providing new ideas, support and guidance is invaluable. ” Michelle Roques O'Neil, CEO founder

Therapie Roques Oneil

Award-winning Aromatherpy Products

Overview

Bumblebee has played a central role in the launch of this high end range of aromatherapy products. Through photography and illustration, we've created a fun but sophisticated visual language that has connected commercially. Therapie has gained cult status among beauty bloggers and has featured heavily in beauty publications and national press and has quickly grown an impressive fan base.

The site is a good illustration of Bumblebee's approach to e-commerce. The shopping experience is engaging, easy to use and has great functionality.This approach is ideal for small to medium sized brands who want to look and think different and give their users a unique online shopping experience.

 

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“ Congratulations to Bumblebee Design. They have provided us, Warwick Leadlay, a gallery with one eye on the past, with a window to the future. ” Anthony Cross, Gallery Owner

Warwick Leadlay Gallery

Antique Maps and Print Gallery

Overview

The Warwick Leadlay Gallery has an eclectic mix of products, from wonderful maps and contemporary art to curios and prints. The Gallery also boasts one of the finest collections of Nelsonia. Bumblebee understand the science behind a gallery site and there are several important elements.

Firstly, the site needed to convey the Gallery's unique personality. Logical categorisation was also essential, especially when dealing with art and maps, which can be sub-categorised to the max. Other considerations were the the level of detail required by online customer and the level of communication, which was achieved via a mixture of a quirky blog, intriguing full screen images and some strong e-mailer marketing.

 

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“ This church site was interesting in the number of voices and subjects that needed to be sympathetically combined ”

Bromley Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul

Parish Church

Overview

Bumblebee have a strong client-base within the third sector which covers charities, churches and non-profit community organisations. Although Bumblebee have been involved in the sector for almost ten years, this was our first church site and we wanted to create something slightly different to the unsatisfactory template solutions that dominate.

Again, photography played an important role, but we added a degree of flexibility, that allowed different page designs for areas that were short of images. Working with the church was a hugely rewarding experience. Their open-mindedness and willingness to try new approaches and ideas were refreshing, so much so, that we have also helped to create a new and contemporary branding aimed at blowing away the usual pre-conceptions. 

 

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“ Creating engaging landing pages to support extensive PPC campaigns is of key importance to companies like Super Event ”

Super Event

Wedding Event Caterers

Overview

Super Event are a leading wedding caterer in Sussex. They have been a client of ours for over five years, during that time, we have been involved in a rebrand across all web and printed communication and we are also responsible for their SEO. The site is in its third incarnation and is designed to connect with a predominantly female audience.

Super Event provide clients with a complete package which includes food, drink and marquee hire. A key part of our web marketing strategy with Super Event is to try and increase enquiries at an earlier stage of the process. This means a web marketing strategy that prioritises both sides of the business with equal importance.

 

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“ Bumblebee are a great fit for a business with personality like Charles Dangerfield, it lets our imagination and creativity go into overdrive ”

Charles Dangerfield

Men's Vintage Sports Gifts

Overview

Bumblebee are involved with many projects at a very early stage. Having guided many start up businesses to go online, our approach is always a collaborative one, in which we help each client focus on all areas of their marketing strategy. In many cases, we are able to bring invaluable experience and help them develop a professional presence across all channels.

For Charles Dangerfield we created a fictious character who was the epitome of the British sporting hero adventurer. We created a brand that reflected this comic-like character. We also ensured that the site was an enjoyable and memorable shopping experience supported by SEO and PPC campaigns.

 

 

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Apartment Villars

Apartment Villars is an apartment available for holiday rental based in Villars, Switzerland.

We were approached to redesign a new brochure site that would create a more suitable platform for expanding the story or showcasing the apartment.

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“ Bumblebee understand our brand. We are impressed with their energy in providing new ideas to grow our brand, as well as the level of personal support and guidance. ” Mark Howland. Head of Marketing

Charity Bank

Ethical Banking and Third Sector Loans

Overview

Since 2010, we have provided Charity Bank with a full service solution that covers online and print communication. We have created the brand guidelines, provided advertising campaigns for savings and loans, designed exhibition stands, emailer campaigns and of course the web development.

With Charity Bank, it has been a process of simplification. This permeates through all forms of communication, from website categorisation, logic and design through to press ads and exhibition banners. The third sector is a rapidly changing sector and our role has been to evolve Charity Bank's brand identity and core messaging across a number of channels. Our involvement with Charity Bank has been richly rewarding because of the vital role they play in ensuring frontline services receive essential but affordable funding. 

 

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“ We developed the Amberley brand and created a sophisticated site with currency conversion and buyer areas ”

Amberley

Children's Clothing Range

Overview

Amberley came to us as a start up business involved in designer children's clothing. The process involved name selection and the creation of a logo that could also be used as an ident for labelling. Once the name and ident were established, we created a site that was targetted at the US department store buyers like Barneys and was divided into a look book and also a line list.

We created a simple toggling mechanism to flick between the two ways. The site was also multi-currency, using a currency converter. New seasons can be specified and the collections added to that season. Old seasons are archived and access is password protected and through invitation only.

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“ The Commercial Awning Co have had a whirlwind of success since they launched in 2013 through a mixture of great branding, simple but clear web design and a hard-hitting SEO strategy ”

The Commercial Awning Company

Commercial Awning Supplier

Overview

The Commercial Awning Company came to us because of our reputation within the sector. Their offering is targetted at London and at the more indepedent trader level. For a start up company, the results we have achieved for them are outstanding, but this is achieved by not trying to get to greedy in terms of phrases and services.

This site is a good example of one of our start up sites. We worked with the Commercial Awning Company on their logo design, stationery and website to create an all inclusive start up package. The SEO was separated as a cost because it is a long term startegy.

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“ Sherman Constructions have grown as a company and, in 2007, moved all their operations to Central London. To reflect their growth, a re-build of the Sherman website was needed to showcase higher profile projects. ”

Sherman & Co Ltd

Construction

Overview

Sherman & Co specialise in high quality construction, refit and refurbishment, and is the contractor of choice within the M25. Sherman has been a privately run business since 1953 but since being acquired by new management in 2007, the company has grown in success and so to mark the success have updated the site.

We have created a re-design from their original flash site that is fully content managed with a responsive design that can showcase their higher profile projects.

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“ Our reputation for innovation, design, professionalism and sector expertise were the key reasons why Big Society Capital chose Bumblebee ”

Big Society Capital

Third Sector Finance

Overview

Big Society Capital came to us directly for our third sector expertise, especially within the financial area. In our time with Big Society Capital we have worked on ways to simplify the site structure and make it more directional on the home page.

Our innovation and logic was a prime reason Big Society chose us. One example of this is our work on the 'imapact selector' which takes a complex idea involving stakeholders and beneficiaries and turns it into an intuitive interactive tool. We also have simplified the process that potential borrowers by using accordion style walkthroughs.

 

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“ Bumblebee create a full agency experience for smaller businesses and start ups, providing insight, consultancy and well thought out solutions across all channels ”

Greenwich Chiropractic

Greenwich Chiropractic is a local practice run by chiropractor Dr Chris Julian and his skilled team. They provide experienced, safe and effective care within the Greenwich community, regularly providing services for individuals, local sports events, community groups and workplace health initiatives.

We developed the site with a mind to match the replenishing and longevity-inducing ethos of the practice, implementing some sleek functionality for a calm user experience. Part of the project involved sourcing images and briefing the internal shots of the practice. The site helps reinforce Greenwich Chiropractic's brand identity and the design differentiates them from their rivals. 

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“ GD are part of The Greenwich Group and apart from developing their site, we have successfully collaborated on a number of projects ”

Greenwich Design

Design Agency

Overview

Greenwich Design are a brand and marketing agency who have Shell, PwC, Milton and HSBC among their clients. We have collaborated with Greenwich Design on a number of projects like Milton, AvantiGas and Ming Foods, where we have provided the online expertise. GD are familiar with our approach and their design team create web visuals working to specific technical guidelines.

GD are one of several design agencies we have provided an online service for. The reason agencies come to us is because of our blank canvas approach to web design. We also provide GD with seamless project management, analysis and planning for all their web projects.

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“ Bumblebee are happy to collaborate on projects with external design agencies. ”

www.aspreyhealthcare.co.uk/

Asprey Healthcare are a company who are creating new generation care home envisioned to become a strong regional care home provider in the South of England. Currently there is one Residential Care Home, in the centre of Horley, but they are looking to expand. Smallbrook, the first Care Home of theirs to open, is a high quality Residential Care Home which specialises in Dementia care.

This was a Greenwich Group project and we collaborated in the site design and then developed the site itself. The site features an event diary that can be administrated by different interest groups.

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“ Bumblebee enjoy the challenge of a new sector where we can apply our design principles but still remain focussed on the target audience ” Elena Laslett

Heath House Prep School

Preparatory School

Overview

Heath House Preparatory School are based in Blackheath. They came to Bumblebee in search of site that needed to look friendly, calm and easy to use, but thay also wanted a site that looked more professional than the typical school site.

Bumblebee enjoy the challenge of putting our design principles into a new sector. The first thing we arranged was a photoshoot. We then set about creating a site that wasn't over-fussy, easy to manage, which also had the capacity to hold a lot of images within the parent log in area.

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“ Zencart is one of several e-commerce solutions that Bumblebee can offer to clients that include magento, ubercart and commerce ”

Higgos

Children's Catalogue

Overview

Higgos was a start up catalogue aimed at children and mothers. It covers all aspects of life from storage and furniture, to gifts and party ideas. The site uses zen cart as a shopping platform, Bumblebee are able to work with several shopping platforms like magento, commerce and ubercart.

There is both an online and printed catalogue which is supported by regular email offers and a PPC campaign. The sector is aggressive and in terms of strategy, we have to be careful to monitor all campaigns to ensure they are getting the most for the budget.

 

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“ With complex categorisation it is important to take the extra time in the planning stage to ensure products are clearly defined ”

Homesafe Doors

Composite Door Manufacturer

Overview

Homesafe Doors are based Newent in Gloucestershire. Working in partnership with our Greenwich Group partner Greenwich Design, we were brought into the process at the planning and design stage.

There are a number of elements to a door such as style, glazing, frame, door furniture, side panels and locks, so careful planning and categorisation was important. The site that is delivered is clean and clear and even allows clients to configure their own door.

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“ Bumblebee have been involved with social investment from a very early stage and seen it grow year on year ”

Investing For Good

Social Investment

Overview

Investing For Good were our first client in the social investment sector. IFG were breaking new ground and came to us via our award-winning work on the River Island site. The original build was part front-end site and the other part was a bespoke social investment tool that allowed IFG to display investment opportunities.

Bumblebee's innovation is at the forefront of everything we do. We are always trying different techniques and new ways to apply logic. We believe this approach is transferable to most sectors. Likewise, our background has allowed us to apply a different set of design principles to more corporate sites.

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“ Ireland Albrecht had seen our work with other architects and were drawn to our portfolio style site to tell their story ”

Ireland Albrecht

Landscape Architects

Overview

Bumblebee have been involved in several projects with architects or landscape architects. The clean nature of our designs and the way in which we treat strong imagery make us a good option. This is predominantly a project-driven site where the images do the talking, however, there does need to be a balance with full-screen sites, so we always try to create other pages which are more typographically lead.

Sometimes you need to do the thinking for a client. The Ireland-Albrecht site had been in the pipeline for a few years and although the client had ideas and a rough site map, it was far from a tight brief. Bumblebee know the web inside out and are prepared to embrace the learning curve of getting to know a client's business. The essence of any website is clarity and putting information in the correct logical place.

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“ Bumblebee are part of the Greenwich Group which enable us to handle projects of all scale and size ”

Ming Foods

Chinese Food Supplier

Overview

Ming Foods are based in Swanley, Kent and are one of the leading exporters of Chinese pancakes to China! This isn't as ridiculous as it seems because Ming invest heavily in developing top secret technology that allows the products to be unaffected by transportation.

Our involvement on this site is through our design partners, Greenwich Design. Both GD and Bumblebee were involved in all preliminary design and planning discussions. The full project not only encompasses the website, but also product packaging, brand development and web marketing.

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“ Bumblebee are always happy to rip up the rule book and look at things from a fresh perspective ”

Moving Venue

London Event Caterers

Overview

We have been involved with Moving Venue for over 15 years. Originally, we were their design agency and developed a new logo, brochures, stationery and promotional material. We built the first Moving Venue website in 1998 and since then we have created five versions in total. 

In recent years, we have been involved in microsites for niche markets and services. We have built two e-commerce sites, one for ordering canapés to be delivered direct and the other is the 'wine cellar' which allows clients' guests to order their drinks in advance of an event and is only accessed via a password. We are also heavily involved with Moving Venue's emailer campaigns and newsletters.

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“ Even the most insightful organisations benefit from an independent perspective of their company's online offering and structure ”

The Shaftesbury Partnership

21st Century Social Reform

Overview

The Shaftesbury Partnership that develop bold and inventive ideas to improve communities. They do this by trialling their ideas and then radily scaling them. Our work in the social finance sector was the main reason behind coming to us.

Even an orgaisation as intellegent as The Shaftesbury Partnership require a different set of eyes to look at what they are trying to achieve and make them understandable to a wider audience. There is also a lot of emphasis placed on communication and we have created different tiers of site contributers, some working independently and others maintaining the site.

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“ Bumblebee are happy to collaborate on design when a client has a clear idea like Signstage ”

Signstage

Exhibition Graphics

Overview

Signstage produce large formatted printing for exhibitions and signage. This is the second site we have built for signstage and gives them complete control of the site management. Because signstage have their own design team, the site was built to that design.

The site allows maximum opportunity for SEO and it also has a client-area where artwork and images can be uploaded by customers and come into the workflow. We also help Signstage with more complex design work involving Illustrator or Photoshop and help produce correct digital artwork for the large format plotter.

 

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Busy Builders

Busy builders are a London based building company servicing London and the surrounding areas. Having set up in 2007 and not having a website until now, we were asked to design and develop a site. Our design services for logo, business cards and other stationary is also part of our work for Busy Builders.

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“ The Social Stock Exchange needed a fresh approach to meet its public launch deadline and that is why Bumblebee were called in to help ”

Social Stock Exchange

Third Sector Finance

Overview

We were brought in by the CEO of The Social Stock Exchange to breath new life and energy into a project that was well behind schedule and was faced with the tight deadline that conincided with a press launch. The process of understanding the offering and bringing clarity and a logical user experience was tricky. Several compromises needed to be made over functionality, so we suggested the launch was broken up into two phases.

Within complex projects you need to work out what your key objectives are and prioritise them. This enables a clear build strategy. Obviously, phase two elements need to be considered within the overall planning and logic, but our sites are always built in a modular framework that allows expansion and future-proofing. Stage 2 was completed a few months later which enables a series of direct market data feeds to update the site every 15 minutes.

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“ Getting the relationship between products and multiple categories needs careful planning to ensure the end user experience is logical ”

Thackeray Gallery

Art Gallery

Overview

Thackeray Gallery are based in Kensington and specialise in showing the works of living British artists. Originally, the site was built in flash with a supporting html site for population and SEO.

The current site is the second version which was uses Drupal as a CMS. The current site has a complex structure because artists may be involved in their own exhibition or a mixed exhibition and we had to build a system that would allow that and still navigated logically. We have alos done some work on the branding for TG.

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“ Clients with photographic expertise like The Armoury love the creative freedom our sites provide them with ”

The Armoury of St James's

Military Antiques

Overview

The Armoury of St James's is located in Piccadilly Arcade. The shop is a wonderful collection of medals, brooches, uniforms, antiques and toy soldiers. The Armoury had identifed us through our work with Walpoles. They loved the seamless quality of that site and the way that although it was an antiques site, it had a complimentary contemporary feel.

The key to this site was to understand the audience, and also to show that this was not solely an online store, but indeed a long established shop. We have subsequently worked on adding new categories and helped with creating a bi-annual emailer. These sites live and breathe by the quality of the photography and good image optimisation, which luckily all our antique-related clients embrace with great skill.

 

 

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“ Tullett Prebon appointed Bumblebee as both web consultants and front-end designers to completely restructure their existing site ”

Tullett Prebon

Interdealer Brokers

Overview

Tullett Prebon are one of the largest interdealer brokers in the world. They used Bumblebee as web consultants. Our task was to completely restructure the existing website, which had become impossible to navigate logically.

Another part of our commission was to provide a new front-end look, build html templates for all the content types and then supply them to the back-end developers in Singapore. Bumblebee have also provided a series of animated web graphics, produce visuals for a couple of product specific sites, as well as being commissioned to design a site in recognition of World War 2 hero Sir Keith Park.   

 

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“ Ayrton's clients need to buy into the aspiration which is achieved through great design and slick photography ”

Ayrton Windows & Doors

Residential Windows & Multi-fold Doors

Overview

Ayrton have their showroom in Wandsworth, South West London. Primarily, they offer customers sash or casement windows and bi-fold doors for residential homes around their ever-increasing catchment area. The strong use of photography with case studies make Ayrton appear a professional, high end solution feel. This version of the site is the third to be built by Bumblebee and is designed to match their current brand and printed materials while still giving maximum opportunity for organic SEO.

 

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“ Apart from their site, Davis Davis have used Bumblebee for a number of large scale local eductational projects ”

Davis & Davis

Design & Marketing Agency

Overview

Davis Davis are a start up design and marketing agency based in Folkestone, Kent. The brief from them was to create a simple 8 page site that still delivered a big visual impact. They also wanted the site to provide maximum opportunites with regard to SEO.

We subtely integrated the logo into images that are significant to the local area. Some associations were abstract and some more obvious. Since the site launched, Davis Davis have made healthy progress servicing businesses in the Dover, Folkestone and Ashford area with their marketing expertise.

 

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Academy of Light

Academy of Light

 

 

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African Grey

African Grey launched in early 2016 as a market research company that specialize in collecting qualitative date for businesses in sub-Sahara African territories.

We created a brochure site that features an interactive map to explore the territories they focus on.

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Bilingual Potential

Bilingual Potential launched in Autum 2015. Their mission is to promote every child’s right to learn and use the language of their parents regardless of whether that language is used by most people in the country where they live.

Since creating their brand identity, work has been ongoing. In the early parts of 2016 they held an ambitious arts project which we added extra functionality to the website to support it. This is an evolving industry and Bilingual Potential are one of the first companies to address the need to promote billingualism.

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Bilingual Potential

Bilingual Potential 

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Blue Strawberry

Blue Strawberry

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Charity Bank

Charity Bank

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Citywealth

 

 

 

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David Phillips Chiropractor

David Phillips is a London based Chiropractor with clinics currently in Richmond and Canary Wharf.

David came to us in need of a brand and website. Thus, the project began by designing a logo which led us to develop an identity we could implement throughout the site. The site also features a responsive design.

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David Phillips

David Phillips 

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Dish Catering

Dish 

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Eat Sleep Love

Eat Sleep Love, launched in autumn 2015, are nursary consultants with a showroom in Blackheath. Their service is for expecting parents looking for expert help and advice in their search for a pushchair, a new car seat or provide some inspiration for your baby or toddler's bedroom.

Working closely with the clients on their initial ideas for a business, a logo was designed that could evolve into a brand. Since launching, print material such as post cards and exhibition materials have been designed for promotional use. Quite often in the build process, a clients offering will evolve and we work hard to always adapt to these changes by having a flexible approach. Eat Sleep Love's initial design was for a brochure site but as the brand developed the site evolved to a brochure site with a customer area to where a wishlist can be added.

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Eat Sleep Love

Eat Sleep Love 

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Festival Formula

Festival Formula is a consultancy company specialising in filmmakers covering film festival strategy, crowdfunding and social media presence.

Festival Formula came to us with a detailed brief of what they wanted which we worked around to create a responsive content-managed site.

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Freemans

Freemans

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GS Plus

GS Plus

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James Wolfe Primary School

James Wolfe 

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London Property Licensing

London Property Licensing

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Morco Blinds

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Wright Design

MvBii z-Track is a wearable fitness tracker, designed specifically for people who want to get a better balance of activity and rest in their day to day lives.

The original Mvbii site was designed solely as a marketing tool for the pre-launch period. Following the launch in christmas 2015, the site is growing and is a fully functioning E-commerce site.

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Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 

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River Island

River Island

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Robert Timmons Furniture

Robert Timmons Furniture 

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Sherman

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Thackeray Gallery

Thackeray Gallery work exclusively with living British artists. Based in Kensington's Thackeray Street, the gallery has been trading successfully for over 48 years.

To create this 3rd generation site we saw it as a re-skinning of the very popular old site. With as little changes wanting to be made but still remain updated, we kept it minimal changing only the font and creating a new homepage. The site also under took a responsive (mobile friendly) re-design that allows us more focus on SEO.

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The Moving Venue Caterers Limited

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The Recipe Events Caterering

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Therapie

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Trafalger Chronicle

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Tullet Probon

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Walpoles Antiques

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Warwick Leadly

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“ Bumblebee understand our brand. We are impressed with their energy in providing new ideas to grow our brand, as well as the level of personal support and guidance. ” Mark Howland. Head of Marketing

Charity Bank

Ethical Banking and Third Sector Loans

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Charity Bank Design

 

“ Citywealth appointed Bumblebee to make sense of their large database of articles and profiles, to completely restructure their website and make it more useable ”

Citywealth

Financial

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Citywealth design portfolio