Ridgeway is an award-winning digital agency, that offers expert web development and digital marketing services to maximise results and make brands stronger.

We work with a diverse portfolio of clients that includes Krispy Kreme, Yo!, De Beers, Twinings, Silver Spoon and hmv, building their brands and audiences through beautiful design and immersive content.

From copy writing, SEO and design projects to full ecommerce website builds, we’re experts in crafting and building immersive digital experiences that grow a more invested, engaged and loyal audience for our clients.

Our approach is upfront and collaborative, involving our clients from the start through information gathering workshops that explore ideas, unearth the details, and give honest direction. This understanding is brought to life by our experts in strategy, customer experience, digital marketing, design, and development.

Our work wins awards. We’re the current holder of Kentico Site of the Year, won the Ecommerce Award at The Drum Recommends Digital Awards 2017, and won an Ecommerce Award for our work with HMV in 2016.

We’re a straight-talking digital partner that delivers success.

See our work and discover more here.

 

People

Simon Cole

Founder and Managing Director
Ridgeway

Simon is a founding member and the Managing Director of Ridgeway, setting up the digital agency in 2010. He is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of a talented team of experts developing solutions for clients such as Twining’s, HMV and The Silver Spoon Company.  Testimony to this success has been the agency’s growth from 8 to 45 employees in under 7 years.

Graeme Ashworth

Head of Marketing and Client Services
Ridgeway

Graeme joined in 2014, and is responsible for leading the sales, marketing, account and consulting team at Ridgeway. With reams of prior experience in the digital space, Graeme is a key asset to the agency, having built strong stakeholder relationships and coordinating operations of the business.  His pro-active, enthusiastic and collaborative approach encourages creative yet practical thinking allowing for the delivery of quality and successful outcomes.

Sarah Holcombe

Support Manager
Ridgeway

Sarah joined Ridgeway in 2013 with over 10 years’ experience in the digital sector. With a varied background of design, development, print, email marketing and account management, Sarah now manages the dedicated support team who look after almost 30 clients and over 50 sites day to day. The team manages live solutions and work with a wide range of business challenges for our clients from minor tweaks to content, support cases and hosting issues to urgent enhancements, small design and development projects.

Matt Bartlett

UX and UI Manager
Ridgeway

Matt Joined Ridgeway in 2010 has over 10 years of professional experience. During his time at Ridgeway he has designed and directed the creative approach for numerous award-winning products for many leading brands. Matt is responsible for leading Ridgeway’s User Experience Team, facilitating collaboration between the Design, UX, and UI Developer skill sets to ensure creative excellence and project success.

Matt Jones

Digital Project Manager
Ridgeway

Matt joined Ridgeway 2015 and is a highly experienced, creative digital project manager with a comprehensive range of experience in media, software and publishing. Matt is responsible for leading the Project Management team at Ridgeway, communicating effectively internally and externally to our clients and overseeing the successful delivery of a wide range of projects.

Mark Lyne

UX Architect
Ridgeway

Mark joined Ridgeway in 2016 and as an UX Architect, his responsibilities are to understand and interpret client’s business goals and project objectives into cohesive web experiences. Working in digital agencies for the last 8 years, Mark’s experienced in analysing the end user needs and translating the findings into a number of UX deliverables including personas, user journeys, wireframes, and functional specifications help to maintain a user centric approach across all Ridgeway’s digital projects.

Louise Palmer

Account Manager
Ridgeway

Louise joined Ridgeway in 2016 and has many years of experience in Account Management. Previously working in numerous different sectors such as Cyber Security, Technology for Education and Fulfilment, Louise attains a wide range of knowledge that she is able to apply to her role. As an Account Manager, her focus is building strong relationships with clients to ensure that they get the best possible service from the team.

Articles

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11/03/2019

SEO Quick Wins You Can Try Yourself

Marketing professionals are always looking for quick SEO wins, but in truth SEO success requires meticulous planning and sweating the…

11/03/2019

Creating A Business Blog Strategy And Content Calendar

Why A Blog Strategy Is Important For Your Business (And How To Get Started) What does your website really say…

17/01/2019

SEO Trends In 2019

Top 5 SEO Trends To Watch In 2019 Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is getting tougher day by day and by…

14/01/2019

10 Point Plan: Optimise The Performance Of Your Website

There are so many websites out there that don’t reach their full potential, due to a lack of focus on…

12/03/2018

Top Web Design Trends To Look Out For In 2018

Following on from our article Top UX trends to look out for in 2018, here are some of the Top Web Design…

2/03/2018

Top UX Trends To Look Out For In 2018

This time of year is always appropriate to look forward and look to where progression will be made in the…

23/02/2018

Social Media Trends For 2018

According to a report by Hootsuite and We are Social, there are nearly three billion active social media users globally. These…

20/02/2018

Finding Your Perfect Agency Match

Finding the perfect match for you and developing a strong, happy relationship can be tricky and takes work. Finding, establishing,…

12/02/2018

Five Top Tips To Increase Your Website Conversion Rate

Turn your visitors into loyal customers by improving the performance of your website and using these five top tips to…

8/02/2018

Creating Immersive Digital Experiences

In October, Ridgeway, headed down to London, to the Gherkin for our first ever workshop event on creating immersive digital…

27/11/2017

Setting Effective Goals And Objectives For Your Website

In every aspect of our lives goals are important. Why? Because they help us to focus and achieve what we…

11/09/2017

Top Tips To Improve Your Website Performance

Patience is a virtue. With the ever-evolving functionality and uses of the web it is becoming more apparent that nobody…

4/09/2017

It’s All Black And White…

I was once presenting a set of wireframes to a client, and had walked them through a couple of pages…

9/08/2017

Improving Your Website Through Typography

In everyday life we are surrounded by typography everywhere we look. It helps us with everything we do, from choosing…

28/07/2017

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Press Releases

Ridgeway has launched a CMS driven eLearning platform for De Beers Group diamond brand, Forevermark. As a long-term client, Forevermark approached…

Ridgeway has been awarded Kentico’s Partner Quality accreditation as recognition of our commitment to providing clients with the highest standards…

Independent digital agency, Ridgeway, was selected by YO! to take on the prestigious task of crafting and delivering the rebuild…

We’re delighted to announce that Ridgeway are the Kentico Site of the Year 2017 Global Winner as well as winners in the Best Consumer…

GTO drive forward with new leading ecommerce website. GTO Engineering has appointed Ridgeway to deliver a new leading ecommerce website…

Ridgeway leads the way with Integrated Kentico and Ucommerce Project. Ridgeway is one of the first Kentico partners to provide…

It’s a sweet start to the year for The Silver Spoon Company! We are delighted to announce that we have…

Nominet take a content first approach for the UK Domain redesign. Ridgeway worked with Nominet to design a new interactive and educational…

Unique online shop goes live on Baking Mad website. We are thrilled to announce that we have released new ecommerce…

Steppes Travel appoints Ridgeway to deliver next generation travel website to attract new audiences and create a highly personalised immersive…

Ridgeway have delivered a unique first-class education hub for The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of…

We are delighted to have delivered the new Baking Mad website for The Silver Spoon Company. The website is a truly immersive digital…

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