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The Web Surgery wins at the Richmond Business Awards 2011

By Web Design, Web Design Richmond, Web Design UK

The Web Surgery has been commended Best New Start Up by the judges of the Richmond Business Awards 2011.

The Awards were held in London and given by the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith. The CEO of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Anne Newton, hosted the evening.


CEO Grant Brookes added: “The Web Surgery are delighted to have been commended for Best New Start Up in our first year of trading in web design. We’ve all worked so hard at getting the business to where it is today and it’s encouraging to work with so many clients who realise the importance of investing in professional websites and digital solutions for their businesses.”

The category for best New Start Up was heavily subscribed and there were eight businesses shortlisted for the Best New Start Up Award comprising of:

Conrad Merrin
Duncan Accounting
Guide 2 Richmond
Sweet Memories of Twickenham
Sweetie Pies Boutique Bakery
The Web Surgery

The Web Surgery creates affordable and professional websites for businesses and offers bespoke solutions for client’s products or services. All our websites are tailor made to the client’s specifications and designed to generate real leads rather that just look good. The solutions we offer include:

Website Design & Development
Content Management Systems (CMS)
Ecommerce Websites with credit card functionality
Apps For Mobiles
Social Media Integration
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
Google Adwords

The Web Surgery have a wide range of clients in many different industries from: radio, TV, corporate, business clubs, film, construction, executive education, fashion, photography and art.

The Web Surgery are Shortlisted for the Richmond Business Awards

By Web Design, Web Design Richmond, Web Design UK

The Web Surgery has been shortlisted for the Richmond Business Awards 2011.

We are very excited about being Shortlisted for Best New Start Up. Business Secretary Vince Cable and Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith will be presenting the awards at a ceremony on the 20th October 2011.

The Richmond Business Awards are a partnership between Richmond Borough Chamber of Commerce and Newsquest.   On the Richmond Business Awards website, Anne Newton, CEO of the Richmond Borough Chamber of Commerce, said: “The chamber wishes to promote business success in borough, as not only is this good for business and their stakeholders, but also supports our wider community in so many ways – from social and charitable initiatives though to a prosperous economy where our local people can work and enhance their lives.

The list of Shortlisted businesses can be found here.

Web Design in the UK

By Web Design, Web Design UK

The Web Surgery are experts in Web Design and based in the Uk. Our web designers create professional bespoke websites for many businesses, from established businesses to start ups.

We are a leading UK web design company which creates affordable, professional websites and no web design project is too big or too small.

Want to know more about our web design services?

If you are looking to either update your existing website or want to launch a website then please do get in touch with us.


Richmond Business Awards 2011

By Web Design, Web Design Richmond, Web Design UK

It’s the Richmond Business Awards 2011 on Thursday 20th October 2011 and the deadline to enter has been extended due to people being away on holiday. So if you run a local business in the Richmond upon Thames borough make sure you enter as the deadline has now been extended to Friday 9th September.

Richmond Borough Chamber of Commerce and Newsquest have got together to bring the Richmond Business Awards 2011 and Business Secretary Vince Cable and Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith will be presenting the awards.

The Richmond Business Awards Categories are:

Best Community Retail Business
Best Charity or ‘Not for Profit’ Award
Best Business for Innovation and Technology
Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility
Best Professional Practice
Best Digital Marketing
Best Training and Development
Best Medium Sized Business
Best Customer Service
Best Business
Best Small Business
Best New Start Up

To enter is easy and all you have to do is go on the Richmond Business Awards 2011 website

60 Second Interview with Tilly Blackwood

By Web Design

Name: Tilly Blackwood
Company: Audition Doctor

1. What is your business?
Put simply, i am a teacher and mentor to people who want to act. I work with students who wish to go to drama school, professional actors who wish to develop their skills or identify problems and those in the corporate world who need to work on their presentational skills.

2. How do you make your business work?
I have been in business for a relatively short period of time- one year, and i am learning all the time; quite literally in some cases, as i had to put myself through a computer course. What i would say as a result of this very steep learning curve, is that unless you have a concrete belief in what you’re selling, then you’re scuppered. After a year’s experience as Audition Doctor, my confidence has only grown; 80% of my drama school applicants, who in some cases were applying for the third time, will be beginning their training in September at accredited drama schools, i have repeat appointments with professional actors and i teach regularly at the highly respected Actors Centre. These endorsements serve only to make me more driven and i hope that this determination and confidence in my teaching abilities will make Audition Doctor a success.

3. What’s the secret to your success?
I think it’s a little early in the day to infer that I’ve achieved anything like the success that i think Audition Doctor deserves; it is still very much a work in progress. However, i hope that my dogged determination will ensure that real success is absolutely achievable and soon.
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How to increase Twitter followers!

By Web Design

Using social media such as Twitter allows you to connect to new audiences from all around the world. If you’re looking to increase the traffic to your website you can do this by following this Step By Step Guide from The Web Surgery:

Go to

If you have an account: Login using your account using your username and password at the top right-hand side.

If you don’t have an account, create one and join Twitter on the right-hand side.

Next, once in your account, at the top right-hand side, click “Who To Follow”.

On left-hand side click the “Browse Interest” tab at the top.

Click any area of interest to you and then click “Follow” of each individual you wish to follow.

Once done, go to the top of that page and pick another category. And then click the “Follow” tabs of each individual.

You need to follow hundreds and even thousands of people for this to actually start to work.

Once you have completed this, you then need to post key messages about your business at least once a week. Include reasons why someone should contact you, such as: special offers, money off, interesting facts about your industry… you need to be seen as the expert in your field.

Once finished, go to the top right-hand side and click the dropdown menu next to your username and “Sign Out”.

Does Cheap Web Design Mean Good Web Design ?

By Web Design

Does Cheap Web Design Mean Good Web Design is something that we at The Web Surgery get asked all the of the time.

At the end of the day you will pay for what get and if you look at paying for a website that is under £100 or even free then it might look ok but its inside what counts. It’s like having a great looking car without an engine! Good Web Design is not just about what your websites looks like on the outside but how its built from the bottom up and the technology inside that helps your website get noticed in search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask etc. The World Wide Web or WWW is a system of interlinked hypertext files accessed by the internet and your Web Design needs to built correctly in order for you to compete on the web.

Web Design should be carried out by professional people like The Web Surgery who know exactly how to build websites using all the latest industry software. Our websites are built to be 100% search engine friendly, include SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) packs to help you with keywords, descriptions, meta tags etc.

So contact The Web Surgery today for a free no obligation quote on how we can either build you a new website or update your existing website.

The Web Surgery launch Rosie Ribbons and MC Neat

By Web Design, Web Design UK

The Web Surgery have designed and launched the MySpace account for Ex ‘Pop Idol’ contestant Rosie Ribbons and MOBO winner MC Neat for their collaboration together on new dance single: Turning Point.

‘Turning Point’ is a collaboration with ex ‘Pop Idol’ contestant, Rosie Ribbons and 90s urban artist and MOBO Winner, MC Neat, who had a top 10 chart hit with “With a Little Bit of Luck”.

‘Turning Point’ is a funky, positive, uplifting song that will inspire the listener to feel that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter what they are going through. ‘Turning Point’ is all about being positive, believing in yourself and taking charge of your own future!

The single was produced and directed by Dominic Daniel who launched Just Like Dis Productions in 2008. Dominic added, “This is a positive and uplifting song that has been inspired by the realisation that life is what you make it. If things are not going to plan, then it is ONLY you who can make the changes to bring you to the TURNING POINT in your life. Once you have reached your turning point, it is up to you what you attract. The more positivity you send out, the more positive the changes will be”.

Rosie Ribbons is a singer/songwriter born in Australia and brought up in Wales. In 2001 Rosie left her rural settings and travelled to London for an audition that would bring her vocal and writing talents to the attention of the nation and industry alike, in the first series of ‘Pop Idol’. After a moving rendition of Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero’ and herself penned song ‘Colors’, Pete Waterman, a judge on the show was infamously moved to tears. After months of auditions Rosie secured a spot in the final ten alongside household names such as Will Young and Gareth Gates.

Born in London, Michael Anthony Rose (aka MC Neat) was always involved in music. By far one of the most distinctive voices in the UK Urban Market, MC Neat has lent his voice to some of the biggest Urban hits the UK has produced for over a decade, growing as an artist from the pirate scene, through to mainstream, the garage movement and now moving into a more mature, edgy but always distinctive style.

As a teenager, Neat spent his time writing stories and soon developed these stories into poetry. Eventually, his poetry became the foundation of his lyrical flow and Neat began performing at parties; all by the time he was fifteen.

Through school and into his working life, Neat kept pursuing his music to the point where he had virtually a second life, playing all over London’s club and pirate radio scene. It was here that Neat decided that music was where he wanted to be.

For more information and to listen to Turning Point check out:


Cheap Web Design

By Web Design

The Web Surgery offers a cheap web design service which can get you up and running online with ease.  We build new websites and update existing ones for businesses all over the UK.

We pride ourselves in offering clients a tailor made service that is designed for you, professional and cost effective. Our websites are designed to work with you so that we can update them easily when you need us to or you can update them yourselves.

You can choose from a wide range of web design packages, from: Start Up, Small Business, Small Business Pro, Business Pro and ecommerce.  These web design packages are tailored to your needs and we are results-focused in every aspect of our work, taking pride in ours and our clients reputation by providing the best service and website designs that will help your business succeed. Each website design is unique to us. We use a selection of software packages including the industry standard ones to create your website.

If you are not sure if you need a website or not, we have put together 10 Reasons Why You Need a Website.

10 Reasons Why You Need a Website

  1. Your Business is open to the world 24/7 and 365 days a year
  2. Promote your product or service
  3. Reach new markets in your area, across the UK and even world wide
  4. It’s your online brochure which can be changed at any time
  5. Present a professional image
  6. Sell Your Products and services
  7. Gather information about your customers and generate leads
  8. Improved customer service
  9. Interact with customers
  10. Recruit new members of staff


The Web Surgery launch Audition Doctor – for actress Tilly Blackwood

By Web Design

The Web Surgery have just launched the new website for actress Tilly Blackwood called Audition Doctor.

Tilly added “Thank you so much for creating the Audition Doctor online. The website is amazing and so easy to use. I would totally recommend The Web Surgery to anyone needing a website”.

Tilly Blackwood is an experienced working Actress, who appears in a number of films, on TV and in the theatre. Tilly also runs Audition Doctor which helps actors and actresses needing help with auditions. She is perfectly placed to offer insight into a sometimes opaque Industry and maintains a humourous, up-beat and sane view on a sometimes less than sane profession. Tilly teaches regularly at The Actors Centre, where she continues her work on a one to one basis, as well as further text based work with larger groups.

The Web Surgery will continue to work with Tilly on expanding her current website and introducing new features throughout the year.