About Pete Wright - Web Designer in Newport, Wales
Hi, I'm Pete Wright and I build goal-focused websites and web strategies. I set up Netcentrics.co.uk in 2005 to provide professional website design, web development and web consultancy services for SMEs and charities in Newport, Cardiff, Bristol, Wales and the UK.
A natural critical thinker and problem-solver, I often rescue projects broken by others — even by large, expensive agencies claiming "decades of experience". Ten people with two years' experience each do not equal one with 20.
I've been building websites for 20 years and working as an IT specialist for over 30 — with another 10 years before that as an electronics/computing hobbyist (since this). I hold a first-class Honours degree in IT & Computing, though all arts and sciences hold an equal fascination — I've been designing promotional materials for decades, too.
So, I'm the guy that some folks claim doesn't exist — the one who can do all of the following without outsourcingWhilst I avoid outsourcing unless you benefit, I don't claim to be best at everything. However, I do know enough to quality-check any outsourced work:
- Logo design, 3D graphics and general graphic design
- Web design (interface design, web standards, usability, accessibility etc.)
- Server-side web development (PHP, MySQL and popular systems like WordPress & PrestaShop)
- Website maintenance & hosting (Linux and online security)
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- Copy writing, Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing (SMM)
- Mobile app development (Apple & Android)
How Can I Help You?
Seeing projects from design, technical and marketing perspectives means I'm in an excellent position to consult on strategies for online success. Over the years, I have:
- Scratch-built a multi-award-winning community of 100,000 subscribers;
- Increased a site's monthly traffic by 2 million pageviews;
- Built everything from entry-level sites to large bespoke data processing systems;
- Mentored award-winning internet support teams for NTL/Virgin and Which? Online;
- Built regular marketing emails for other household-name ISPs with millions of subscribers;
Whilst designers often use 'open source' software to build sites, many can't adapt or debug the code. Developers, in turn, can adapt code but can be less focused on visuals and communication. As a designer and developer, I can code bespoke extensions to create advanced systems at a fraction of the cost of building from scratch.
So, if you're keen to maximise your chances of online success: