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Business Stationery Design
Feb201428

Business Stationery Design

Business cards, letterheads and compliment slips, the heart of business communication and every time you use one, you’re sending out a message about your business. At NW Design, we can make sure this message is a positive one with clean, consistent design which reflects your business. Does your business need a refresh? If so we can create new branding for your stationery or we can design and print stationery which complements your existing brand. You can choose exactly what business stationery you require as our flexible service means you only pay for what you need, whether that’s a new design for a business card or a complete stationery overhaul. There’s no point having an outstanding design printed on a flimsy piece of paper so we only use high quality paper for our stationery. Make that first impression count and our 400gsm business cards with  lamination do just that. Quality business cards do make a difference to potential new customers which is why we're not a fan of those cards that look like they've been printed on cereal packets. We also design other stationery items such as envelopes and postcards on request so just let us know what you’re after. Visit our portfolio to view some of the business cards, letterheads and compliment slips we’ve designed or call us to find out more about our business stationery services on 0161 327 2131. ...

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Throw Back Thursday - Theme Park Tickets 1999
Feb201420

Throw Back Thursday - Theme Park Tickets 1999

#ThrowBackThursday where we dig things up from the past and reminisce on days gone by. Back in 1999 (can you believe that was 15 years ago!) we created these tickets for Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Pleasureland and Frontierland. As a theme park fan I love looking back over these and remember visiting Southport Pleasureland and Frontierland at Morecambe which is now sadly defunct and was closed the following season. I believe the polo tower still exists at Morecambe, it houses a telephone mast which was leased for 20 years. You can join in on out ThrowBackThursdays on our social sites Facebook and Twitter. If these bring back memories then please share the post. ...

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Slow website speed affects Google rankings.
Feb201419

Slow website speed affects Google rankings.

As we know Google's core principle is: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." With this statement it’s important for us to know that Google is all about positive experiences for their users. Often overlooked when building a website is the time it takes a website page to load. Web page speed and performance is very important to the user experience.  If your site is too slow, you’ll not only be losing visitors, but also potential customers. Studies have shown that users start to drop off at load times of 4 seconds or more and Google recommends a page load speed of 3 seconds or less. Google has also started to factor a website’s speed into account in SERPs search rankings, so when optimising your site’s speed, you should take everything into consideration. Every millisecond and KB counts. ...

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DL Leaflet Design - Kwiktrak UK
Feb201414

DL Leaflet Design - Kwiktrak UK

We recently designed and printed these DL sized Leaflets for GPS Tracking firm Kwiktrak UK LTD. Kwiktrak, a current client of ours required an affordable yet eye catching leaflet which would be suitable to hand out at the Autosport International Show in January. We advised that we'd design a DL sized leaflet because they're cost effective and suitable for shows and exhibitions as they sit nicely in leaflet holders. We produced the above DL Leaflets on 300 gsm board and finished with a gloss lamination to give them that quality feel. We also designed Kwiktrak's exhibition stand graphics which tie together with the above leaflets. At NW Design our DL leaflet design service includes unlimited revisions, we will work with you on your DL leaflet design until you are completely happy with the layout. Throughout the leaflet design process we will contact you with proofs to check that you're happy with the final result before sending your DL Leaflet to print. Over the years we've created a wide range of leaflets, some of which you can view in our Leaflet Design portfolio. ...

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Warrington Town Football Club
Jan201431

Warrington Town Football Club

We've been delighted to be working on the Warrington Town Football Club marketing material for their 2020 vision. In a nutshell, the club are looking for investment and sponsorship to help them become a football league club by 2020. We've created the club a matt laminated A4 presentation folder with numerous branded inserts with information about how you can help them achieve their 6 year goal. The club can now tailor the contents of the folder for their individual purpose. Product information sheets, sponsorship pricing and any other information can be combined within to create a professional looking and focused piece of sales literature. ...

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Responsive Web Design Westhoughton
Jan201410

Responsive Web Design Westhoughton

It has been predicted that in 2014 people using mobile devices to view websites will outweigh people using desktop computers for web searches. When local business and partner Wallace Printers of Westhoughton approached us in November 2013 and asked us to create them an aesthetically pleasing responsive website we jumped at the chance. They had seen what we had done with our own site and blog and really liked the positive results we had recieved. Wallace already had a current website which was created using flash which (all the rage many years ago). Sadly as the web progressed people reallised that flash sites weren't the future and you were left you with a website that was only good if people knew it was their in the first place. ...

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Wishing all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year
Dec201319

Wishing all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

We would like to take this moment to wish all our customers A Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year, thanks for supporting NW Design during 2013 and we look forward to working with you in 2014. We will be closed on the 25th, 26th and 27th December 2013 and the 1st and 2nd January 2014. We will be open as usual on all other days over the Christmas period from 9am until 5.00pm. If you have any questions regarding support, design or delivery deadlines over the Christmas period please do not hesitate to contact us on 0161 327 2131 or visit our website. ...

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Small Business Website Design Wigan
Dec201306

Small Business Website Design Wigan

We offer a number of affordable Website Design packages to suit all of our clients no matter how big or small. The World Wide Web has become a daunting place and sadly it is full of here today gone tomorrow companies charging extortionate prices for something that really isn’t that great! A professional website designed to promote your business can provide you with an extremely valuable and constant stream of sales leads, but only if your site has been properly thought out, carefully built and managed. NW Design offers a great Small Business Website Design package which is ideal for new-start businesses in Wigan wanting a professional looking web presence without breaking the bank. ...

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Responsive Website Design
Oct201325

Responsive Website Design

Over the last past years, responsive web design has been gaining popularity and is now considered to be one of the best ways to design websites that look great on any device, from smartphones to smart TVs. So, what is responsive website design? A better question to ask might be, what problem does responsive website design solve? Well, as you may have noticed, computers aren’t the only piece of hardware with a web browser anymore. Nearly every phone and tablet has the facility to view websites nowadays. In an ideal world our customers will all be sat at their desk drinking coffee when they stumble across our sites but this is no longer true. With people being busier than ever & the staggering growth in mobile usage now means that you can no longer assume your website will be viewed on a desktop browser. In fact, in a year's time, a greater percentage of visits to your site will be made via mobile than a desktop computer - making responsive web design an absolute must. Have you ever tried to access a website on a mobile or tablet device and been frustrated by broken or unloadable content? This is how your customers will experience your brand without responsive website design or at least a site that fits the browser! ...

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Printed Newsletter Design...
Oct201317

Printed Newsletter Design...

If you have products to sell or need to communicate on a regular basis with your customers or clients, a well designed newsletter can be an effective means to display your range of services. At NW Design, we love to take data driven excel spreadsheets or badly drawn up word or publisher files and transform them into attractive pieces of design - that make the content compelling, relevant and clear. We can help with establishing the right content and style for your message and this is often a wonderful way to keep your name in front of customers or prospects. ...

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Twitter Tips - UK Based Twitter Networking Hashtags
Sep201329

Twitter Tips - UK Based Twitter Networking Hashtags

Twitter Hashtags are taking the world by storm and here are a collection of fantastic UK based Twitter networking hashtags that are aimed to get SME's on the Map in 2019. Since using Twitter we’ve had a great response from other companies including fantastic partnerships and these are only because of using some of the following hashtags. This list has been created to aid Small and Medium sized Enterprises to build a network of contacts and relationships between fellow business owners and to gain more followers. ...

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Brochure Design to suit all purposes...
Sep201317

Brochure Design to suit all purposes...

A well designed brochure is not only a great advertisement for your company, but can also be a great tool for a major meeting or presentation. This 8 page A4 brochure was produced for Manchester based company "365 Technical Plant Services". Needing just 20 copies for a a very important client presentation, we were asked to come up with a simple but effective concept to display their renewable energy technology, and to leave a lasting impression on their potential customer. Our simple yet creative design idea went extremely well at the presentation getting our client the desired result - and from the initial 20 copies of the brochure for the meeting -  a much larger production run proceeded a few weeks later, the customer confident that that they were on the right promotional path. We know that not everyone needs thousands of brochures, that's why we think it's important to get the right product and volume to the right client - be it a single digital copy for web distribution or a web site, 10 copies individually personalised for a presentation, or 10,000 for mass production, we can help promote your message out to your customers, cheaply and effectively...   ...

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Conversational Thai Logo Design Leigh
Aug201328

Conversational Thai Logo Design Leigh

We were approached by an already existing Leigh based company to create them a brand identity and corporate logo. We set out by creating 9 bespoke and totally unique logos which NW Design take great pride in. I have not yet found another graphic design agency that offer this service with this quality without spending £1000's. We then sent Li the proofs and asked her to pick out a number of logos she liked. We then worked with Conversational Thai for a number of weeks manipulating the logo design until it was just right and finished up with the logo you see above. We believe we offer a first class Logo Design service and many hours of our time go into creating you a bespoke look and feel. View more of our final logo designs. We've had customers come to us after already spending £1000's with big city agencies only to be disappointed with the end result.  A recent customer of ours said "They said they would create us 5 unique logo's for £2000" The logos were different whereas they were the same logo just different colours. ...

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NW Design finish top of their class
Aug201327

NW Design finish top of their class

With 3 rounds to go in the Heart of England Rally Championship NW Design finish top of their class and seal the deal with maximum points in Class A of the rally championship. (Just missing the bottles of champagne but we didn't want to tempt fait!) This now means that the team can now sit back without needing to worry about the remaining rounds and can concentrate on preparing the car for next season where they are looking for sponsorship contributions to further themselves. Hopefully the team have also won the award for most publicised rally team in the championship and it's with thanks to Michael Davies of Rally Stage Media Reporting. ...

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