William Drake Ltd
William Drake Ltd is a firm of traditional organ builders in Buckfastleigh in Devon. They undertake very high profile projects. This includes work for Her Majesty the Queen, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Palace of Westminster amongst others. They recently completed a prestigious flagship project for Spitalfields in London. William Drake are experts in the restoration and reconstruction of historic organs.
When the firm first approached us, they already had a website. However, it was rather dated and was very difficult to update. They were looking for a new website which reflected the modern, professional nature of the firm. However, it also needed to be respectful of their traditions and heritage. The workshop is always busy, and the team always prefer to work with organs than websites. So they were also looking for a developer who could look after the website for them on an ongoing basis. Fast hosting, reliability, backups, security, maintenance and performance monitoring were also really important to them.
We designed and built a fully responsive WordPress website for the firm. The new site features many images of their work. These showcase the quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail which the firm are proud of. They are able to easily update the website themselves via the built-in dashboard. Examples of their work feature throughout the website. Obviously, the sound of the instrument is vital, so we also include some music tracks via Soundcloud. These enable visitors to the site to listen to and enjoy hearing music from the actual organs.
Inspiration for the website was provided by the new company logo. The instruments themselves also provided great inspiration for the layout and style of the website. We produced website content for them which conveys the modern nature of today’s firm whilst acknowledging over forty years of heritage and tradition.
We also provide William Drake Ltd with hosting, ongoing support and development via a premium WordPress support package. Therefore they don’t have to worry about their website. The support package also enables them to ask us to make changes and updates to the website for them whilst they get on with running their business. We work closely with them and have regular update meetings so that we can get to know their business. We help them to achieve their goals using the website as a tool to drive interest and generate enquiries.
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