“As a small charity which has been serving the vulnerable in eastern Europe for over 40 years, childAid are all too aware that we need to engage with a new audience to create a sustainable future for our beneficiaries by growing our supporters and income.
We identified that social media was not only an area we “had” to be in to keep up with the pack, but one that we wanted to be in as a means of spreading information and growing the charity.
When our communications member of staff left we were bereft of options until Nathan mentioned that Make Me Local were moving into the area of social media.
On 1st June 2017 Molly began to post to our Facebook and Twitter accountants following a very useful and in depth period of needs assessment and review.
Molly has been nothing short of outstanding. She has been fresh and original. I have been especially delighted how she has, off her own volition, researched and posted some beautiful Bible and pray messages.
If you need to use social media to develop your business, then you need to use Nathan, Molly and Make Me Local.”
Adrian Hubbard, Bromley Vehicle Test Centre
“To say that I am over the moon with my new website & MOT booking system that has been tailor made for me would be a tragic understatement.
The site has been live for little over a week now and I can’t believe the response / bookings that I’m getting from it, Nathan you are truly a genius and having been stung in the past I did have my reservations about going for another website, even though you said to me “Adrian I can’t promise you anything so don’t build your hopes up too much, all I can do is try and drive people to your site”. Well I think you’ve got the midas touch and your attention to detail is second to none.
I hope this is the start of a long and beautiful working relationship and once again many thanks for all your help over the last few months.
You have gone above and beyond for me and I really can’t thank you enough.”
Make Me Local have made me social and I couldn’t be happier. Whilst they do all the hard work they make you feel involved, which is important to our business. Their expertise, knowledge and level of service is amazing but the real bonus is just how friendly, knowledgeable and patient they are! It’s Twitter without the Twit!
Joanne Bell, Bells Accountants
Make Me Local provide an excellent solution for busy business owners like myself who struggle to find the time to engage with their clients and prospect clients using the various social media platforms. I have always understood the benefits of using social media for business purposes and therefore make the time where I can to post my own content and share the content of my followers. However, the key to any marketing activity is of course consistency and that is where Make Me Local have helped me enormously. For a fixed monthly price they ensure that every single day my business is sending out valuable content to our followers. They took a huge amount of time to understand exactly what my business is about, what messages I want our followers to receive and what the objectives of my social media campaign is. I feel that Make Me Local now know my business very well and are able to research exactly the kind of content I know our followers will engage with. As a result of that we have more engagement and more followers than we have ever had and the numbers are growing consistently month in month out. Thank you Make Me Local for helping Bells to ensure we are front and centre, well respected members of the online community. You have freed us up to spend time nurturing our face to face relationship with our clients!
Daniel Williams, C&P Panelcraft
To The Team at Make Me Local I would like to thank you for the Social Media content that you have been able to source for us, it has all be extremely relevant and interesting and the comments I have received have been great, I don’t think I would be able to have the time to collate that kind of information every month.
Jacques Pretorius, JP Air Conditioning
Make Me Local has been amazing for my business! Ever since Nathan and his team redesigned my website and took over the SEO we have been inundated with work and requests via our site and continue to stay on the first page of Google. In addition Make Me Local started running our Twitter account and within a week we received a tweet in response to one of ours mentioning installs – which subsequently continued through chat and we have just completed a full install for CVS Van Hire. The social media posts have been relevant and are increasing our following whilst getting our name out there. Huge thanks to Molly for all her hard work and continued dedication.
Richard Frost, CVS Van Hire
Make Me Local have transformed our social media presence past our own expectations. With the day to day running of our business, we found it difficult to keep our page content fresh. We have since, had a high increase in Likes & followers and I praise Molly for her hard work.
Cath, Clarke & Baker Surfacing
Since Make Me Local designed our new website it has turned our business around. We are getting so many enquires through, especially in new areas that we were not reaching out to before. Thank you Nathan and the team.
Dave Prince, Heating Services Ltd
I approached Nathan at Make Me Local with lots of different ideas for my new website. Nathan and I worked together and within no time we had a plan. When Nathan finished the website he asked me what bits I would like changed but the website had exceeded my expectation and I did not want anything changed.
I am over the moon with the outcome and I also would like to say to Nathan, thank you for making it such a stress free experience and producing such as high end website. I will be highly recommending Make Me Local to all my friends and family.
Silver Lining Floor Care
Over the years in business I have spent tonnes of money and time in order to get my website right. It is so important to make a good first impression and attract clients when they are visiting your online profile.
I created my first website myself, it was good but I decided to get it professionally done. I used many companies to create a good online image and I was let down every time. On one occasion my website was hacked, and all the data was lost and the designers had no back up whatsoever, another company I used agreed on one thing and then kept changing the agreement and started coming up with charges for things which were supposed to be included in the monthly fee. I thought Yell should do a good job…. I don’t even want to start complaining. It is a story for a separate article. With all of them there were plenty of unfulfilled promises…
Everything changed when I met Nathan…
Nathan from Make Me Local was so honest that on our first meeting he advised me to keep what I currently had for the purpose I was using the website then. He did not try to take over the business and sell to gain another customer. He gave his best and honest opinion even after him doing the keyword research etc. and investing his time. I followed his advice to the point when I decided to rebrand and wanted the website to perform on different level.
I am sooooo pleased with literally every aspect when dealing with Make Me Local. In my opinion we, as society fail hugely to communicate, even when we are living in communication age. Information is the most valuable product nowadays. Communication with Nathan is just brilliant. Goal setting, planning and the progress of the work is amazing and I am kept up to date. They even helped me with writing all the content. The follow ups and personal touch is truly outstanding.
If you value your money and if you value your time and want a truly professional representation of your business online , you have no need to look any further.
Currently, we are already working on my second website and the 3rd is planned for early 2017.
Thank you Nathan and all the team for the great support!
Desiree Billey, New Beginnings Support Services
I have found working with MakeMeLocal to be enormously beneficial. They are incredibly knowledgeable; communications skills are amazing, efficient and professional. I am overwhelmed and appreciative of all the team at MakeMeLocal for the work they have done. MakeMeLocal went above and beyond to make my website what it is today. I would recommend Make Me Local because of their transparency and competence.
Alison Warner, Evolve & Grow Coaching
I have been working in partnership with Nathan of Make Me Local for a couple of years, and I am frequently impressed by the standard of websites he builds for my clients, as well as the increased traffic they drive.
Nathan has just completed an upgrade to my Evolve and Grow website, and once again I am more than impressed. He has totally encapsulated my brand and clearly represents it in the messaging, not an easy feat.
We are currently sponsoring a business owner named Ketut in Bali and when I told Nathan of this, he wanted to help. He very generously offered to build a website for his business, and the result is amazing. Ketut now has the best website in Bali!
I hope Nathan that one day you will make the trip to Bali and meet Ketut, to truly understand the difference you have helped make.
On behalf of Ketut and I, a huge thank you:)
Louise McIntosh, Printingprogress
Steve Bragoli, Stoneridge Homes Ltd.
Make me local somehow manages to accomplish the impossible task of simplifying today’s vital necessity of online presence with a plethora of knowledge, great skill and enthusiasm, at miraculously reasonable prices for such a high quality product and service. Huge thanks.
Mark Benningfield, Lanes Car Hire
Jenny Ford, JF Stoneworks
Nathan updated our website a year or so ago and so many people comment on how great our website looks. Our enquiries/customers has definitely increased which has made our company grow and expand. Nathan took the time and the patience with us to make sure we were completely happy with our website and getting it looking not only great but how we wanted it to look. He has also given us so many ideas on how to improve with social advertising etc. I would highly recommend Make Me Local.
Steven Hodi, Timberlogbuild Ltd
I didn’t understand what can be achieved with a website, since Make Me Local created our website and with the ongoing SEO work we receive at least 3 enquiries a week. Our old website did not get a single enquiry. Now I know why a good website and SEO are important. I definitely recommend Make Me Local.
Rob Lawton, MLR Associates
Nathan helped us design, build and now runs our web site for MLR. The process was surprisingly easy and we are really pleased with the end result. He delivered the professional web site we required without any hassle and at a price that we never thought possible.
Roger, Double dee autos
I was recommended to Nathan & co around a year ago, I cant thank him enough for the web sites he has built for me, plus all the advice & education about advertising he has given me. My 2015 turn over was up & the first month of this year has been the best since I can remember. He is hands on & has a real passion for what he is doing. At last i can feel that advertising is money well spent.
Hannah Cole, Valkyrie personal training and massage
Nathan and Ellie, have been great in helping create my website and maintaining it with regular blogs and helping to keep it up in the search ratings within Google, whilst I forgot about the site (most of the time). They are always there to help and have great ideas as well, so always keen to recommend them to friends and clients who need website help.
Joanne Bell, Bells Accountants
Mark Wildi, Baxter & Co
Nathan Kelsey built our website about 18 months ago, since then we have been continously enhancing it with Nathan’s help. We have found Nathan and his team to be totally reliable and very responsive. The website is superb. We receive a lot of very favourable comments from clients and prospective clients. It has definitely increased the number of leads that we receive and enhanced the standing of the firm. And Nathan is not content to stand still, he always has new ideas and suggestions for what more we could do. We are delighted.
Paul Cain, Cain & Beer
We needed a web presence but more importantly wanted a website that would generate leads. Nathan & Ellie and their brilliant team have not only created a sharp looking website but with their SEO assistance we are now receiving enquiries. I have already and would have no hesitation in recommending Make Me Local to anyone looking for a first class website with SEO support that actually works.
Jacques Pretorius, JP Air Conditioning Services Ltd
Terry Poole, Cherry Carpets
Nathan and his team have transformed my business with his web design. We have gone from getting 5 quotes a week from our old website to 20 quotes with the new one. This figure seems to grow from month to month. I couldn’t recommend this company more, a real pleasure to work with!!
Dave knight, The lock doctor co.
Having worked with Nathan regarding our new website I can only say good things about him and his team. Professional, friendly, and thorough. Would highly recommend his services to friends and other businesses. Can’t speak highly enough of his positive attitude and knows all there is to know about his business!!
Matthew Smith, Wandsworth Sash Windows
The SEO service that Make Me Local provides is first class, I would estimate that in the time we have been a Make Me Local client our online enquiries have quadrupled, at least. Furthermore, the quality of enquiries has been massively boosted. We have monthly meetings with Make Me Local to ensure that we are constantly improving and coming up with new ideas. Make Me Local is happy to work in partnership with our other marketing gurus for Google Adwords, leafleting and magazine adverts which is a huge help. The brilliant mobile optimised website Make Me Local built for us was the beginning of a very successful relationship with the company for us. We highly recommend this company for SEO and website design.
Nathan S, Rotoplas
Stuart McLeod, McLeod’s French Polishers
In late 2015 Nathan and his team built a brilliant website for me. The service was completely focused on what I wanted and there were no corners cut to achieve this. There was no minor detail that they thought unnecessary to take action on to satisfy my vision for the website. All in all it was exactly what I hoped I would be getting.
Emilie Hodgkinson, At Home UK
Jayne green, Rosscos hairdressers
Nathan,Ellie and Anna have done a fantastic job and continue to help move our business forward every month, it is great we don’t have to have the responsibility of putting everything together it’s just an email once a month to do updates ect so no hard work needed with big return leaving time to concentrate on our us.
Roland Nagy, Red Point Cleaning Service
When we started the company I thought a good looking website was enough to attract customers. I was right. The only tiny little problem we had with our original website is that it wasn’t good looking. Then I met with Nathan Kelsey from Make Me Local. He kindly explained how your website looks is a just a part of how a website works and it is much more complicated than this if you want new customers to actually find you online. Since that meeting I now know what SEO means. Via our old website, in a year three people found us online and only one of them wanted to use our service. Since we have our lovely new website built by Nathan and his team at Make Me Local, using all the keywords necessary in the content on the website and SEO, of course, we now receive a minimum of three calls every week from new customers. We would like to thank Nathan and his team for the work they have done. We cannot recommend Make Me Local highly enough.
Mark Benningfield, Lanes School of Driving
Our issue was we were just not getting enough new clients so Nathan and his team created a new, comprehensive, website including professional photography and a video.
Included within our agreement are website updates, a new blog each month, social media and search engine optimisation.
Make Me Local have been providing us with ongoing SEO services and the results below speak for themselves – the situation we now find ourselves in is that we cannot keep up with the demand so we are trying to employ additional driving instructors as a priority.
We have a unique telephone number on our website, so that we can benchmark exactly how many phone calls we receive each month, in August 2015 we received 842 phone calls that lasted over 60 seconds.
We track our leads monthly and we compare them to the same period last year, in the year to date we have seen an increase in new pupils of 165%
2014 – 123 new pupils per month
2015 – 203 new pupils per month
We are paying just 91p per lead and just over £3 per new pupil. We tried Google AdWords with a 3rd party provider and, as a comparison, our cost per new pupil was £85 – that is 28 times more expensive.
Should you wish to discuss how our relationship with Make Me Local works, you are welcome to call me directly.
Managing Director Lanes School of Driving
JB Garrone, Chiropractic Health Centres
“Let’s be straight to the point. Since Nathan has created our website and managed it, our numbers of new patients have increased significantly. Our investment has paid for itself within a few months, and we are certain to work with a great professional who always looks for the best for his customers. Nathan is always there for you, and with a smile. His particularly pleasant personality makes any business meeting something to look forward to. People will thank you for having referred them to Make Me Local.”
Alison Warner, Recruit and Retain
I recently engaged Nathan Kelsey of Make Me Local to design and construct a website for a new arm of my business called Recruit and Retain. I can honestly say that Nathan and his business Make Me Local, are unlike any other web design company I have met.
What makes Nathan unique is that he is totally focused and committed to providing an exceptional customer service. Where as other web design companies in my opinion have a leaning towards either the creative or technical aspects, Nathan has experts that cover both in his team, whilst also having a high level of knowledge in both of these areas himself.
The experience was seamless and I now have a website I am very proud of and represents my company in a way I could not have imagined. Thank you Nathan, I will certainly be highly recommending your services to any client, friends or family that are in need of a website.”
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Denise Callaghan Osteopath & Acupuncturist
When I first met Nathan he came across as very friendly and knowledgeable. He was eager to learn about my business and what my promotional and advertising needs were. He made it clear from the outset that he no intention of taking on the work unless he could improve my website. Unlike many website designers, Nathan has a high standard of honesty and integrity, I have known him to refuse work because he believed that the website concerned was already very good.
He is unusual in that he understands both the technical and design needs of a website. He has lots of quality experience developing websites and working for big website companies such as yell.com. He was ahead of the game when it came to mobile optimization. He has his finger on the pulse of the websites he designs with detailed knowledge and understanding on how the public is responding to the website and what will help to promote it even better. He gives comprehensive monthly analytics taking time to explain the categories without a sales hype.
One of the main reasons I chose Nathan to design my website was his monthly updates. I have visited many websites that haven’t been updated for along time and it shows. The website is an early port of call for the potential client who must wonder how good the product is if the vendor cannot be bothered to keep it up to date. Updates also keep the servers such as Google interested and lead to higher rankings.
Nathan does what he says he will do and in an amazingly short space of time. He is very enthusiastic, hard working and target driven. There is no one better to have in your sales force. He ranks as one of the best website designers around and will take a personal interest in doing the best to promote your business. If you want to build your business and communicate to the wider world what you have on offer, you must get in touch with Nathan.
THANK YOU NATHAN
A huge big thank you to Nathan for my new website, I absolutely live it and those who’ve seen it also agree that it’s one of the best!
Nathan spent a great deal of time with me discussing the layout, how I wanted it to look, the contents etc. It took some time to get it just right but Nathan’s patience was never ending, nothing was too much trouble. His enthusiasm for producing the right product to suit my needs never faltered from beginning to end.
I wholeheartedly recommend Nathan to anyone wanting a fresh, up to the
minute website at a very reasonable cost.
I would like to say how delighted I am with the new website that has been by created by Nathan and his team at MakeMeLocal.
It was such a painless process which I have been putting off as I didn’t really know where to start. I thought it would take so much time to get right but with their guidance and friendly professional advice it has been something I started, forgot about then all of a sudden a proof appeared which was pretty much perfect and way over exceeded my expectations.
If you are thinking of having your website built I highly recommend MakeMeLocal.
Sue Ball, A Time 4 Flowers
Although I have been the owner of A Time 4 Flowers for over 6 years, building a website was one of those things that filled me with dread, and was always putting off for another day. Absolute madness really when you consider that everything we do is so visual!
After speaking to Nathan Kelsey of MakeMeLocal.com it became apparent that here was someone that was offering a great overall package at a very reasonable price that involved minimal effort on my part.
Nathan spent a good deal of time in the shop, getting to know us and how we work – learning about all the services we offer and taking some great pictures to boot. He wrote all the text and put together some great photo galleries.
As part of the service, I get monthly amendments to keep the website fresh and Nathan also takes care of my Google, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
I have already noticed we are appearing higher in the google searches and customers are mentioning that they checked out the website before coming along to the shop to order.
Overall the feedback is very good and the cost of the package is excellent value for money.
I am delighted with the results and look forward to a great working relationship with MakeMeLocal.com.
I would not hesitate to recommend Nathan and will do so at every opportunity.
Sue Ball proud owner of www.atime4flowers.co.uk
Ashley Morgan, AJM Decorating
“Nathan designed a website for my painting and decorating company. I have been extremely impressed by the high standard of website he has designed. Throughout he was always contactable, communicated well and would take any suggestions / amendments on board. The website was designed very promptly and his recommendations / knowledge of ways to improve my company and website to stand out from my competitors were much appreciated. I highly recommend his expertise, professionalism and personal approach which filled me with confidence.”
“So far, in 6 months, my website has generated £24,000 of work for me, I’m very grateful for that!!”
Joanne Crudgington, JKC Nails & Beauty
“I have just reviewed my new website for my beauty business and I absolutely love it! It is a great inviting and welcoming website to promote my business and help me on my venture into the future, I highly recommend”
“My website has gone crazy over the last couple of weeks, I have had numerous clients all finding my website through Google, which is absolutely great.”
Leo Breen, Kent Renewables
“From the start of the process Nathan hard to find out about my business. I have a main website already and have been trying to get my renewables business off the ground. He took the time to understand what I wanted and then came up with a great website. I was impressed by his enthusiasm and the speed of response. The whole service was excellent and the end result is a fantastic product. I would highly recommend.”
Darren Smith, The Elphinstone Sports and Social Club
“We were about to spend £3,600 on a redesign of our website, before we spoke with MakeMeLocal. Nathan was the first person to actually ask us what we wanted from our website and it turned out that by being asked that question, we realised that we didn’t actually need a new site, we needed a site just trying to get us private parties and functions. They saved us a fortune!”
“Just wanted to drop you a line and say that we are delighted with how the new website is performing. We are picking up plenty of enquiries and subsequent bookings. It really is making a big difference to our takings.”
Raymond-Brem-Wilson, Brem-Wilson Logistics
“We are based in Wandsworth, but wanted more work in Croydon. Nathan built us a website just targeting Croydon, given us a local telephone number and even put us on a map in Croydon! What I particularly liked is that we didn’t have to lift a finger to build it, just approve it at the end. Within 3 weeks we had a new site – perfect!”
Mike Bradley, W8 Property Services
“2 years ago we paid for a site to be built but we had to supply the copy, we just haven’t got the time nor expertise to do this, so it was never completed. Nathan came and sat with us for an hour and got an understanding of what our business was all about, then did absolutely everything else. The website is excellent, the attention to detail is superb and I like the way he has managed to get a Google map pin right in the area we wanted.”
Neil Gulvin, Owen Construction Consultancy Ltd
“A meeting was set up with Nathan and we spent an hour discussing my target market and type of business and clients I was trying to attract. The Web site took approximately 3 weeks to build. I am very pleased with the finished product and would not hesitate in recommending Make Me Local to build and manage a Company web site”
Basim Matti – BM Plastic Surgery