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All things digital

Creative web design
in York & North Yorkshire

If you’re looking for a digital partner to help expand your reach, drive growth and improve your returns from your online presence, you’ve come to the right place.

Our team of expert creatives and commercial thinkers are on your side, putting over 20 years of industry experience in web design in your corner.

From carefully crafted websites and bespoke development of online systems, to search engine optimisation and digital marketing, our friendly York based team will help your business improve results from your web and online activities.

We love chatting to customers about their new web design projects and upcoming opportunities, so if you’d like to discuss your requirements, please get in touch.

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Some recent projects

Ecorend website design and build

Ecorend came to us shortly after they’d re-branded their rendering product. They wanted their new site to match their new look so we worked with them to spruce up their site.

The business is part of the Wetherby Group, a top quality UK manufacturer of performance building products. Over the next few months, we’re going to transform their other websites too, so watch this space!

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Breckenbrough School website design and build

As their tagline suggests Breckenbrough School are a bit different to most. In a Victorian country house in North Yorkshire, it is a unique setting for educating boys with learning difficulties. They pride themselves on quality education but in a more friendly and fun enviroment, designed specially to help the boys relax.

When they approached us to design and build their new website they brought a lot of ideas and enthusiasm. They were very keen to get their core values across to a range of different people who use the site. It also needed to set them apart from the vast array of boring, functional school websites.

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Breckenbrough School

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A brand new site for Friends Schools

We’ve absolutely loved working on the website redesign for A Quaker Education. It’s been an exciting build that required specific functionality and brought together a wide variety of the different skills in our team.

The Friends’ School Council (FSC) approached us to design them a modern site full of useful content. We’ve done just that. The site is bursting with information for parents and potential students.

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A Quaker Education

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Body TLC Essentials Shopify website design

Body TLC Essentials needed a site as beautiful as their products. The business sells luxurious Bulgarian beauty products that can revitalise skin and deliver a wide range of health benefits.

The owners came to us with a site that had been built on Squarespace. The Bow House team got stuck in to making changes on the existing site, but weren’t able to deliver quite what owners Steve and Vania wanted. We realised they needed something with greater functionality to give them the site they wanted. That’s when the Shopify website design.

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Body TLC Essentials

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Coxwold Cottages website design and build

We’ve loved working on the Coxwold Cottages site to get Simon and Carol’s gorgeous holiday cottage online.

The pair has been working hard to create their cosy cottage nestled in the North York Moors. After moving back to Yorkshire themselves, they wanted to offer holiday makers a home away from home. That’s exactly what they’ve done.

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Coxwold Cottages

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Croft House B&B website design and build

What a gorgeous B&B Croft House is! You’ll find it nestled in the heart of the quaint village of Harome on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Their free range chickens provide fresh eggs for breakfast and there’s fabulous baking available from dusk ’til dawn. Guests are treated to proper Yorkshire hospitality throughout the year.

Hosts Frances and Stuart contacted us when they needed a new website. Our reputation preceded us and an acquaintance recommended our services to them. We’ve helped them to portray the special atmosphere, attention to detail, cracking Yorkshire food and all round loveliness of Croft House B&B.

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Croft House Bed and Breakfast

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DE Ford insurance website design and build

We were delighted when our friends at DE Ford asked us to create two new websites for them for their Insurance and Risk Management businesses.

As a rapidly expanding company, they were after a highly professional, modern insurance website design to showcase their experience, expertise and credibility in the industry, but also to come across as friendly and approachable, and stand them apart from many of their competitors.

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DE Ford Insurance Brokers

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Driver Hire Training website design and build

Driver Hire Training is a market leading, national CPC training provider. They offer approved training courses to individual drivers and to large international companies.

They asked us to design and build a relatively small, simple website to a tight deadline. However, after a number of discussions it became clear to everyone that actually what they needed was considerably more complex, making the deadline even tighter.

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Driver Hire Training

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Jervaulx Abbey website design and build

As anyone who’s been will know, Jervaulx Abbey is a magical place. If you haven’t been yet, what’s keeping you?

The 12th Century Cistercian Abbey is full of historical significance. It was plundered in the 16th Century and is now privately owned. It has flourished with wild flowers growing freely throughout its ruined nooks and crannies.

The owners wanted to convey this atmospheric and enchanting feeling on the new Jervaulx Abbey website. They also needed to promote weddings, events and their fabulous tearooms online.

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Jervaulx Abbey

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Cycle Yorkshire website design and build

We’ve worked on digital projects with a team from various councils, road safety groups and a York-based video production company since before the Grand Départ hit Yorkshire’s streets in 2014.

First we built an app to help amateur cyclists ride the routes. Then after regular updates to the app to include the Tour de Yorkshire routes, we created a website to sit alongside the app. The site provides cyclists with a regularly updated digital resource.

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Ride the Routes Yorkshire Cycling App

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Visit Whitby guidebook and website

Back in 2002, the voluntary not-for-profit Whitby & District Tourism Association (WDTA) awarded Bow House the contract to publish the first ever tourism guide for this popular coastal destination.

Many years on, and still going strong, Visit Whitby Guidebook is a much-loved pocket guidebook. It’s compact but informative and has helped millions of visitors find their way around the town. The guide also is perfect for promoting the fantastic businesses in and around the town.

In the meantime, the Guidebook’s website, VisitWhitby.com, was originally launched by the WDTA in 1997. It’s now riding high on Google for no end of ‘Whitby’ searches. Search it for yourself!

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Visit Whitby

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WOOFYT website design and build

What’s that noise you hear in the distance? It’s a WOOFYT (Wooden One-octave Organ For Young Technologists) being operated by students who are all enjoying working together while they learn about science, music and teambuilding.

Music and technology meet in a WOOFYT to create a primitive pipe organ that can be played by up to 20 people at once. The invention of teacher and violinist Jeremy Sampson and business man and amateur engineer Bill Cleghorn, education venues all over the UK are having a blast – pun definitely intended – on the WOOFYT.

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Website design and digital marketing services that produce results

First we’ll take the time to really get to know your business, understand your industry, your goals and what motivates your customers. Only then can we create truly effective websites and digital marketing solutions that will get you results. Here’s how we can help you:

Web Design

We design and build technically brilliant websites that are optimised for search, fully responsive and visually appealing.

Our designs prioritise user experience and are built on easy to update content management systems. We also offer email and website hosting.

E-commerce Websites

Get a secure, easy to navigate e-commerce website that will show off your products and convert visitors into customers.

We design and set up stores on leading e-commerce sites, including Shopify, PrestaShop and WooCommerce to boost your sales.

Branding and Design

Shout about the fantastic things you offer in your business with stunning branding and marketing materials.

Bow House deliver consistent branding for your business in both in the digital world and for all your print and physical marketing materials.

Search Engine Optimisation

You want potential customers to find your site when they’re searching online, so your site needs to be expertly optimised.

Our SEO strategies increase your organic visibility, increase web traffic and target users who are ready to convert.

Print Design

We’ve been designing eye catching, professional publications for more than 30 years. We know a lot about successful print design.

From brochures to flyers, bus banners to business cards, our professional, personable team will design your perfect print materials.

Advertising Sales

Our ethical, friendly and experienced advertising sales approach reliably increases public and private sector ad sales revenues.

The professional, effective ad sales and design service from Bow House keeps customers returning year after year.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you, so why not give us a call, send us a message, or drop in to discuss your requirements…

01347 821928

Some of our happy customers


Proper Yorkshire website support

We love working with our clients and work hard to achieve great results. As well as web design services, we offer hosting on our secure UK server, and we register and manage domains too. For ongoing support and maintenance we have a number of packages available depending on your needs, or you can keep things more ad hoc if you prefer – we’re just at the end of the phone either way.

Give us a call to find out more

01347 821 928