Who are Practically.io?
We are a team of award winning, experienced digital specialists based in Cheltenham, UK. We are experts in strategy, web design & build, business platforms. Our focus is on long term partnerships and we have a can do attitude.
ADVANCED WEB DESIGN
We create high performing, bespoke designs for the web.
Along the way we can evolve your brand output to create a better experience, fix your user interfaces and sales funnels – generally make your website a better place to be.
We design with SEO and growth at the forefront of what we do, with keyword optimised, siloed content and user friendly structure and design.
Create your feeling
A brand is not just a logo – every touchpoint should match your brand. Customers know above all how they feel, but not why.
GROWTH HACK, SEO, BUSINESS ADVICE
Strategy comes in many flavours, from UX, SEO and growth to business planning and help for startups. It also links and underpins our design and our build – be prepared for tricky questions such as “why” and “what does good look like”?
We create huge business applications for our partners, as well more “normal”, yet always bespoke, web builds. A large business app might take 4 months; a quick website 4 weeks. Both come with love and critical thinking.
We form the technology wing of several established businesses who rely on us to maintain & enhance tech wholly built by us in the UK.
We primarily use PHP, Yii and React.js to create web based tech, from banking apps, to document management to label makers.
Businesses – B2B or B2C
We are critical digital partners for many brands and companies who rely on us to deliver design, thinking and software.
We have helped countless start-ups with everything from business planning, brand positioning through to being technical partners.
We are the go to web specialist for a number of local and national marketing agencies. There are many high profile projects that we cannot show.
We have worked with the NHS Foundation trust since 2008 (we think). We started out working via an agency but then took over the project many years later, when that agency ended. The website, their brand and most of the staff have changed over the years. We are now an integral partner for GHC and look after the main trust’s website but also many other side projects, from applications to manage case notes, a system for looking after Freedom Of Information requests, and other gems such as Hope House Sexual Health Clinic.
Growth hack knowledge
We rebuilt the main trust website in 2017 with SEO thinking at the core. Consequently the site soaks up traffic. The trust still use our personas for their own strategy.
The NHS rightly has an emphasis on accessibility so we embarked on a project with the help of Silktide. We redesigned the whole trust site with accessibilty scores in mind, whereas before we relied on focus groups and user testing.
Practically: the craft of digital since 2006
Partners not clients
Projects work best when there is a relationship based on trust and respect. Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to building large business applications, which are created over many months and are not only mission critical, but need constant maintenance.
Long term partnerships
Our clients tend to come back to us again and again and use us as their digital partners – be it for advice, new projects or being the technical or web wing of their own company. Talk to us about being our next partner.
Can do attitude
We thrive on bespoke projects big and small – and we love efficiency. If there is a quick way to do something we will always advise and help to use an off-the-shelf solution – even if this is a short term fix. But for everything else we can build most things… probably.
Experience & youth
Our weight of experience (since 1997) is balanced with “young blood” from our partnerships with the University of Worcester and University of Gloucestershire, where we teach and offer internships.