Supporting Rural Communities
Broughton Information Centre Ltd is a non-profit social enterprise company run by local people for the benefit of the community and visitors. Many of the staff are volunteer information assistants with lengthy experience of working at the centre. The Broughton Information Centre website is hosted by WebVilla at subsidised rates as part of the WebVilla initiative to support rural communities. The nearby Duddon Valley also operates a website with WebVilla under the same rural community subsidy scheme, and can be found at www.duddonvalley.co.uk.
WebVilla is part of PHD Interactive Ltd which hosts and manages websites for a variety of business sectors across the UK, with a primary focus on small businesses, typically sole traders or small community enterprises. Other divisions operate similar schemes to support non-profit enterprises, such as WebHealer which subsides costs to a number of charities and voluntary organisations in the mental health sector. WebHealer also runs an annual fund raising campaign in support of Samaritans in February, known as Feel Good Friday. More information on this is available via the WebHealer Blog.
Holiday Property Website Specialists
WebVilla are specialists in creating websites for holiday properties, including holiday cottages in the UK and holiday villas overseas, small hotels, pubs and inns. Unlike other website designers, they specialise in producing results and attracting new business, so the service goes far beyond hosting and maintenance, but includes search engine placement to promote customers websites to top places on Google, as well as reports and analysis to help clients understand the reach and audience engagement of their website. At its heart the service offers simple online self updating which avoids the need for additional web design fees and this includes photographs and PDF attachments. Naturally high quality, professional design is just as important in order to create a positive first impression for visitors, and WebVilla offers an innovative and highly cost effective approach here too. Customers can work from a base design and customise it themselves at no additional charge. Although a designer can be hired to do the graphics side, much of the same customisation facilities are made available to customers to control directly, to avoid extra cost. For major redesign and bespoke customisation, a bespoke designer can be allocated who will help the client achieve a distinctive look that reinforces their brand, and engage their online visitors as effectively as possible. Just visit www.webvilla.net for more information.