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Crafting Digital Excellence

We specialise in creating websites and robust web based systems.

We bring innovative solutions to your toughest digital challenges. We’re more than designers and developers — we’re strategic technical problem solvers.

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Web Design & Development
Strategy & Consultancy
Architecture & Hosting
Web Design & Development

If you need your digital presence built or maintained, we can help. We offer secure, fast, user-friendly creative design and development, delivered on time and to budget.

We’re platform agnostic. We choose the right tools for your job, and everything is created by our inhouse team.

Strategy & Consultancy

We’ll work with you to find the right solutions for your business, calling on our decades of experience to help you find the best way forward.

Whether you’re looking to launch the MVP of your digital product, refresh your SEO, or are searching for the best off-the-shelf solutions to knit together for a seamless user journey, we’ll make the process pain free and successful.

Architecture & Hosting

We go further than simple web design. Let us help you piece together the perfect digital architecture, no matter your traffic levels.

If you’re bursting at the seams of your existing hosting and want to explore solutions like auto-scaling or self healing server set ups with AWS or DigitalOcean, we’ll get you up and running in no time.

18a are like extended members of the Magnetic North Travel team. I literally can’t imagine business life without them. Always professional, always creative and on time, just fab. We want them all to ourselves!

Laura Greenman

Director, Magnetic North Travel

Our approach is simple

We are creative and capable, we’re emotionally invested in our clients’ success, and we’re really nice people to work with.

The result? Cost-effective web development, pragmatic strategy, rapid business progression, and relationships that last for decades.

36M
people visit the websites we manage every year.
17
years of trading – and the length of some of our client relationships.
Relationships

Our clients

We really value our relationships with our clients, so we asked a few of them how they found working with us. As we hoped, they said we’re great at what we do and a pleasure to work with. But they also talked a lot about trust and integrity.

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Everyone we work with has a few things in common…

Whether they’re a charity, a digital product start up, a global organisation or a household brand, the individuals we work with are truly invested in their organisations’ success, with an eye on the bigger picture, one foot on the ground, and a passion for progress. If this sounds like you, we could be a perfect match.

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Cpanel

Convincing CPanel spam messages doing the rounds

A client just forwarded us an email they had received asking if it was spam – they were right to be wary, as it is indeed a bogus message. We often receive emails from Cpanel – the software that often sits on hosting to help you manage your website hosting account – with alerts about […]

PHP upgrade

Namesco taking down sites running on old versions of PHP

If you’re a Namesco customer with a website which hasn’t had much TLC for a few years, you may have received a scary email or telephone call from them. We received an email from a lovely lady called Ros who had received such an email, and – to Namesco’s credit, a phone call too. This […]

Netty Award 2024

18a win Netty 2024 award for Activibees.com

We are delighted to announce that 18a has been recognised for its outstanding work in the “Web Design Agency of the Year – UK” category at the 2024 Netty Awards. It was our work on Activibees.com, our inhouse “things to do” platform, that earned us this prestigious award. The Netty Awards celebrate achievements in the digital landscape, honoring […]