My name’s Bill Wilkinson, I run a firm of chartered surveyors and I am looking to get more lead generation for either business to customer or business to business leads. But my focus tends to be on trying to get business leads and I came in to have a chat with Michael to go through all of the sort of bits of information and it was quite eye opening for me to say the least.
I read the book before coming which I knew parts of but I hadn’t perhaps pieced together the theme of how all of these elements worked together and that was probably the biggest highlight and also the bits to just go away and think about. Things like unique selling points which I deep down know about because I know my business very well and the industry but without somebody there asking you the right questions and teasing the bits of information out of you can be quite hard just to come up with your unique selling point. You could come up with 5 generic things but probably not the thing is actually your unique selling point so to be asked the right sort of questions is quite important and thats really what I got most from today.
Managing Director, Wilkinson & Fox
It amazes me that in two cups of tea and a chat with Mike how my 10+ years in business can be flipped on its head and revitalise my love for the field I am passionate about. Mike has a manner about him and a wise considered approach that is well beyond his years.
His approach to business development and marketing is refreshing, fun and built on common sense. It’s obvious from his own experience and the range of research and knowledge that he just simply gets people, profit and business in its purity. Any businesses who are thinking about brand development, strategy or simply driving new sales I cannot recommend Mike enough.
Creative Director, Seed Creative
I started my business years ago and I’ve been ‘beating my drum’ for 10 years plus and I wasn’t getting anywhere. I’d been to lots of marketing people and they’ve given me some interesting information, but it’s not actually helped me to move my business forward sufficiently.
I met Michael at another event and he caused me to listen a bit more. Then there was this offer about a 2-hour free session to go through essentially a marketing system. I’ve been absolutely blown away because, I have to say, I wasn’t in love with my business when I first came because it’s just been so long.
Now he’s helped me to identify areas that I need to change, identify areas that I could change on my website, on my marketing message and there wasn’t a hard sell at the end.
It was totally worth my time. Would I recommend it? Absolutely. Don’t hesitate, just jump in. There’s a lot of really good information in there that could help your business to move forward too.
It was a privilege to have Mike visit our DMU / Leicester College students and deliver a masterclass workshop about his journey in business, building a successful web company and offering key advice and guidance in marketing. Mike has a unique skill in breaking down the normal obvious business jargon and encourages learners to reimagine their business proposition.
Through his own personal experiences and a charismatic manner, our students left understanding their key skills and to get in the mindset of their potential customers to ultimately make some money and start their own business journey. I would thoroughly recommend any training practitioners, education institutes or businesses looking to develop their marketing to work with Mike and see how he can inspire you to take your business to the next level.
Creative Director, Seed Creative Academy
Michael recently helped me with my inbound marketing approach. His expertise was evident and he explained things with clarity and patience, it has really given me a huge amount of confidence in where I am going and given me the motivation to put the right systems and processes in place. The time and care he took to help explain how to systemise my inbound marketing were wonderful. Thank you, Michael.
Founder, Paul Kaerger Management Solutions
The meeting was beneficial in that it focused the mind as to where we go from here. Nothing seems to stand still for very long and if you don’t move with the times you will be left behind. Stats were a useful guide showing how some small tweaks could bring a solid return.
Managing Director, Medlamps
Having worked closely with Michael & Lee on several projects now, I can safely say these guys are the real deal. They’ve always bought exciting and innovative ideas to the table, and more importantly been able to demonstrate how these techniques have been implemented, often with breath-taking effectiveness, proving what you’re about to read is based on real results not theory.
Head of Marketing, Leicester City Football Club
Our experience with Go Websites has been fantastic. We have worked with many web design companies and Go Websites have been by far the most skilled and professional we have encountered. Very intuitive and outstanding amounts of care and creativity in each project.
Managing Director - Inovix Network Solutions Ltd
After previously dealing with scam artists, Go Websites couldn’t have been more different. Honest, reliable and a pleasure to deal with, doesn’t matter how technical you are everyone at Go Websites explains things simply without blinding you with technical buzzwords. Would definitely recommend to anyone whether they are looking for a new site or just an overhaul of an existing site.
Owner, Therapy Services
To All at Go Websites. Thank you for all your efforts, it has been a pleasure to work with you. We found you to be very helpful and professional and reacted quickly to all our queries. We are very happy with the end result and your input has been greatly appreciated. Looking forward to work with you again and will recommend you to anyone we hear of wanting a website etc.
Managing Director, Burcan Construction Ltd
I just wanted to express my sincere thanks to Go Websites! Mike, Lee and Katie in particular. They have kept me fully informed at each stage of the process when creating my website.
Our company, Imagine Turkey, was set up 18 months ago. Go Websites have created, updated and currently maintain our website.
We receive monthly Internet analytical reports . The report this month for website visits had increased by over 200% on the previous month. Amazing! Nothing is too much trouble. Go Websites is the one to choose!
Managing Director, Imagine Turkey
The Go Websites startup complete package has been brilliant. The responsive website looks great and the monthly blog posts and daily social media posts go are always good. It has helped us grow the business – we’ve never been busier! We’re really happy with the service and support from all their team. Thanks very much!
Managing Director, Tyre Force Ltd
I would just like to share a very big Thank you to Go Websites for the fantastic work they have done on helping design and create my website for The Vanillapod Cookery Company. Right from the start the approach was warm welcoming and incredibly accommodating.
It was fantastic to work amongst such an innovative team who are as enthusiastic and energised as you are, when setting up your business on the web.
Their ideas and professional service are second to none and I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a current, on-trend fresh style to their business …. Amazing. Thank you Michael Lee Katie and Sara
Managing Director - The Vanillapod Cookery Company
My business already had a website but it was not working for us. It was not a particularly engaging site and our traffic to the site and conversion rates were non-existent. I realised that to get the website working better for us we needed another web design company to take a look at it and try and help us to get it working for us and providing the online presence we badly needed.
Having met the owner of Go Websites through a networking club I asked if they could help redesign our website. Needless to say from that moment on the whole redesign process and the involvement with Go Websites throughout has been excellent and seamless. They really listen to the client’s needs and make the process easy and straightforward. The communication and updates received by them have been fantastic and we feel we have really been consulted with every step of the way.
Managing Director - StratHRgy Consultants Ltd
Been a pleasure to deal with these guys!! Really really helpful with the launch of our new website. Very knowledgeable! Keep up the great work guys!!
Owner, Howkins Motor Spares
Working with Go Websites has been a pleasure. I am extremely happy with my site and would not hesitate to recommend them. Sharon ICE
Managing Director, ICE (Industrial Cleaning Experts) Ltd
During that time they’ve completely overhauled our websites, introduced us to email marketing, given us the tools to blog on social media and made our online presence GDPR compliant. It’s not to say every project hasn’t been without its problems but they work through everything and we’ve ended with exactly what we wanted. I can see us being with them for years to come.
Managing Director, Durham Foundry
Go Websites have been fantastic to work with. They showed us in detail how they could make a website work for our business. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they are always just a phone call away with help and advice. I will recommend them to anyone who is thinking about having a website built or just looking for an expert team to manage & push your website on to the next level.
Co-Owner, FT Electrical
If you are considering updating your website or building one from scratch we recommend you contact Go Websites. They re-created our Syncopate Media website. We were impressed with the service they offered, their level of professionalism and their creative skill. Go Websites took time to work with us and to ensure we were happy with the design. We were very happy and think you probably would be impressed with them too.
Owner, Syncopate Media
Go Websites have attended to our every need and gone above and beyond our expectations. Not only do we have a better website than originally visualised but the support behind it is second to none. The Team at Go Websites provide great friendly customer service and are always on hand when needed. It’s clear they know their business inside out! We would most definitely recommend Go Websites and all the services they offer and we will continue to use them going forward.
Marketing Manager, Gosh & Golly
The team at Go Websites exceed expectations every time delivering the right product and impeccable service throughout the process. We always start with a blank canvas and set parameters that may flummox most. However, patience and their level of professionalism ensures that delivery is a 5* rating each time. Look forward to our continued relationship with the team and here’s to our next project.
Managing Director, Octopoda Ltd
Our team had the task of keeping 224 residential apartments fully let and managed all year round. The website, that was designed by Go Websites, along with the work done in driving traffic to the website, from Google, was invaluable in generating enquiries.
From our early days of working with you, we had soon eliminated our quite significant spend in the local newspapers, yellow pages etc without it affecting our business other than to save us money on the one hand and increase our income on the other. Our void rate disappeared, and the email list that was built up from internet enquiries meant we could tailor make advertising campaigns to applicants who were or were likely to be in the market. This could be undertaken at relatively short notice and we would normally obtain an immediate response. This was especially useful, if we had an unexpected void or an unusual property to let.
We could also communicate with prospective tenants all year round by emails and social media, so that when their tenancies ended elsewhere, they would consider us. The mailing list and social media managed by you, promoting our properties and what was going on in the area, gave a sense of community, which prospective tenants were attracted to.
Our monthly meetings where we formally reviewed the analytics, kept us on track and inspired us to come up with new ideas and to make improvements which ensured we would keep ahead of our competitors.
I would have no hesitation in recommending your services and look forward to working with you in the future.
Managing Director, Queen Street Apartments
Hi there my names Dave Vickers I’m a director and a partner in the TSL Holistic Centre, we are a business that provides holistic and beauty treatments as well as training in first aid, health and safety etc.
So I made a few enquiries, and within less than 24 hours someone has got back to me, followed up with a phone call as well. They weren’t just asking questions as if I was a pound sign; they were actually talking to me as a human being and finding out exactly what I needed. And again could they meet my need which I found fantastic compared with other companies I’d rang, that some of them I am still waiting for a reply for 2 months on.
When it came to making the decision to change our website over bear in mind I’d been with the same company for over 10 years. So I had to find somebody I trusted, and I needed to make sure that everything ran smoothly, from the moment I spoke to the guys at Go Websites right to the end product. And I have to say the only way I can describe it was like getting on a train but being supported all the way along. They never deviated off any track. They set deadlines. They stuck to them. They spoke to us when they said, they returned emails when they said, and the end destination is truly fantastic.
I’m not technical at all, give me the old fashioned pen and paper and I’m fine. But when it comes to anything technical, I need it doing for me and that’s what I like about Go Websites. If they use a little bit of technical jargon and I say I don’t understand, they explain it in a clear way that to be honest a 2-year-old could understand and the support that we get is fantastic.
Like I say we are only a small business, there’s only 3 of us but we do need to keep attracting new clients. We have found an upturn in business to the fact that as we move on over the next few months we’ve actually got to consider taking on another member of staff. I can only put that down to the website because other than that we are doing nothing else different. I’d recommend them to everyone, in fact I’m actually going to recommend them to everyone I know that has a small business.
Managing Director, TSL Holistic Centre
Hi I’m Daniel Cassidy, so I run 2 businesses. I run a company called The Christmas Club, basically we run exclusive Corporate Christmas parties within the East Midlands. I also run another company called Your Wedding Entertainment which is a premium wedding entertainment consultancy.
Initially, we contacted Go Websites because we looked at our wedding entertainment business and realised we were attracting a different kind of clientele to what we were aiming or trying to aim at. So we went to Go Websites, and we had an initial consultation service with them, they helped us with a lot of marketing ideas and how to stand out from the competition.
Our business worked with another agency previously, and the AdWords campaigns were working to an extent but not getting the type of clients and business that we wanted. So one of the positives about going through Go Websites was that they understood our business, spent some time with us, understood what we wanted to do and what we were about and then put that into our Google Adwords Campaign.
Whereas our previous agency basically worked with us from more of a technical perspective. They were very much about the “Google campaign works like this” but it wasn’t personal to us, it wasn’t personal to the business, they didn’t understand our business in the same way Go Websites took the effort to understand the business.
We were given an account manager called Dan, who’s absolutely fantastic and he very much does what he said he is going to do, he does it when he says he is going to do it, he is always on the other end of the phone should we have any questions or need some support or to clarify anything and he manages our expectations very very well.
So our campaign only went live just over a week ago, and we’ve already received 10 enquiries now, from clients who actually are the right type of clients for us, and it’s coming through the Google campaign that was set up. So it proves that it is working and it’s just a case now of us taking it offline and meeting them face to face and converting the business.
I would 100% recommend Go Websites to anybody in need, the advice offered, the consultation sessions that we had changed our business so much in that one day that it was worth that alone. The process we have been through could be life-changing for us and if things go in the direction that they should be going in thanks to the work that’s been done by Go Websites then hopefully it will change our lives and change the business, and it will grow massively.
Managing Director, Your Wedding Entertainment
The success of our business is based on a number of factors; one factor certainly is Go Websites and the additional leads that they’ve generated. My names Darren Lallo I’m MD and founder of a company called Armco Direct we supply and distribute and import vehicle crash barrier systems.
We started using Go Websites in 2015. They overhauled the existing website that we had which was redundant. Go Websites take care of our SEO, Google Adwords, Blog Posts which is another facility and provide us with monthly reports. We have a dedicated marketing consultant Alec reviews the current situation and advises us on any work we need to do in certain areas, it’s an area that I’m not an expert on but they clearly are.
Communication with Go Websites is easy and straightforward. They work to strict deadlines. When the task is agreed it is electronically forwarded to you for e-signature. Once you’ve done that process, a time frame of the work to be done is agreed, my experience is that the work is done within that time frame.
Since deploying Go Websites, our lead generation has increased dramatically, it’s clear that we have at least doubled the lead generation and goal completions over the past couple of years. The impact that has on the business is that sales have increased and ultimately the business is allowed to grow.
Managing Director, Armco Direct Ltd
Hi there, my names Michael Porter I am the managing director for the Mobile Garage People here in Leicester. Our main aim is to bring the garage service to your home or your work at a time that is convenient for you. Upon meeting Go Websites we were with another big leading brand that had made us a very decent website to be fair to them, the downside that we were finding was that the SEO and the PPC and the managing of the marketing side of things weren’t particularly great.
So we made the leap to move everything over to Go Websites and haven’t looked back since, the thing that we really enjoy about the service we get from Go Websites is that we have a 1 to 1 relationship and the difference is that they have taken the time to get to know our business and what our needs are about. We’ve seen a dramatic increase in both website enquiries and telephone leads which are obviously coming through PPC and things like that.
Initially it took some time to build and I think with all these things it does and I think you have to give it time and again that’s all part of the process but on the whole now we have the right kind of business coming towards us and in the right areas as well which is dramatically important. From what we were getting originally with the original company to now has changed 50-60% easily. A massively important part of it is the communication and the 1 to 1 that you have once a month.
And it is a 1 to 1 service, we are working alongside Alec he will then call us once a month to see how things are, to see how things have been that month, what sort of enquiries are we getting and then he will go through all the various statistics that Google Analytics put forward to them about what’s been achieved, what’s not been achieved. Also sometimes, areas that need to be worked at, you know it’s not a perfect world.
But the good thing is the communication is there, and that is probably out of all the companies we’ve worked with over the years that’s the most key point to know what’s going on. We would highly recommend Go Websites for all your marketing and websites needs, without a shadow of a doubt it’s been great to work alongside them, and I wouldn’t have any hesitation in recommending Go Websites to any friends, family, other business contacts out there. They’re our first choice.
If you want a 1 to 1 personal service and a company that will take the time to grow with you, get to know. Go with Go Websites.
Managing Director, The Mobile Garage People
My name is Bogna, and I am officer manager at Taylor Pickering. We were introduced to the Go Websites idea, and from the moment I actually heard about the idea I was really happy because I thought it was the perfect fit for us.
We had the possibility to meet with Go Websites and go through the initial meeting so we could talk about Taylor Pickering, what we need, what are the critical things that we need to develop and we decided to go deeper and gather more insight this all happened in the meeting which was a few hours long.
We knew that people were listening to us and taking our point seriously and were actually learning about our business because they’re in a different industry to be able to provide the service for us they would have to know how we operate on a daily basis. After the meeting, we knew that we’re in good hands.
It has now been 6 months since we started working with Go Websites and we go through reports every month, and we can see that the performance is really really good. I must say that meeting Go Websites and the people who work for Go Websites is a true pleasure especially since we are working with a professional team and I couldn’t recommend them more.
We are taking Taylor Pickering to the next level with Go Websites, and I know that it was a very good choice, it’s a very good package for small businesses, we are very happy, and we have the support we need. They will take care of our business Taylor Pickering because they’re a team of professionals.
Office Manager, Taylor Pickering Ltd
Hi, I’m Will Ravenhill, Managing Director of Readings Estate Agents and Surveyors in Leicester. So, why did we choose Go Websites to build our new website? Well, we’d been using them for a year to 18 months to help us with our Search Engine Optimisation, and saw some fabulous results. [We] ended up on page 1 of Google searches, top 5 every time. Before we were with Go Websites, we were probably page 4 or 5. So, you know, it really went in the right direction.
We met with Michael when we decided we wanted to build a new bespoke website. And rather than the standards agents website that shouts about how good we are, how long we’ve been in business, how many properties we sell and let, we suddenly decided that’s not what we say to people when they come into our showroom to see us.
What we do is we ask them what they want and how we can help them. Michael was Splendid in actually pointing us in the right direction in that respect, in saying think about what the end user wants, and not what you want to say. And that’s how we built our website, with the help of Go Websites, from top to bottom.
It changed the ethos as to how we operate as a company. We talk to people in a more human voice, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take our work very seriously.
All I can say to you is the new website has been one of the best things we’ve invested in this year. We wanted to get it right, the team at Go Websites were incredibly patient and knowledgeable in helping us to get it right. We’re absolutely amazed with the finished product.
Already, completions from Google have gone up 500% in 12 months. So, that’s the biggest headline I can tell you because I didn’t understand how these things work and a lot of my colleagues didn’t. But we knew we needed to do something about it, and the guys at Go Websites helped us at every step of the way.
We now realise that we have to devote more and more of our marketing budget to things like websites and search engine optimisation than ever before, and that’s what we’ll continue to do.
All I can say to you about Go Websites is, I would recommend them wholeheartedly. It’s early days, but they’ve proved they’ve been a great help to our business. We will be continuing to use them. We’re a local company; they’re a local company, We’ll be continuing to build on that long-standing relationship that we hope we’ll get with them in the future.
Managing Director, Readings Property Group
Go Websites have helped us with SEO, blogging, social media posting and of course building our website. The amount of leads we get now due to Go Websites working for us has significantly changed the face of the business.
Well I mean obviously, we make a good profit, we keep people employed, we continue to do what we do, and continue to make it a great success.
I know where they are, I can always call up and have a conversation with the people that work there, and they get the job done promptly. I would definitely recommend Go Websites to anyone looking for a starter website or indeed to fix their existing one, you will get good value for money and a prompt service, and always a smile.
If you’ve got Go Websites on your side, you’ll build a better business.
Managing Director, Thomas The Caterer
Go Websites were excellent at capturing our key business messages and helped to extract from us ideas we didn’t even know we had. Throughout they have provided excellent customer service, enthusiasm, and great advice all round. We highly recommend Go Websites for their web design and build and SEO services.
Co-Owner, The Business House
Our initial consultation session with Michael was relaxed and friendly. It was very informative and helped us re-evaluate the type of marketing needed for our business by talking through how we currently operate, our strengths and what we need to achieve.
Sales Director, Antone
Go Websites created a website for my business which deals in vehicle tracking systems. They understood my business needs and produced a website that fitted my brief and importantly brings in new customers.
Managing Director, Batrak Ltd
I have worked with Go Websites for a number of years and have always found them to be professional and hard working with a focus on really wanting you, as the client, to succeed.
Marketing & Development Director, Ashwood Law Wealth Management Ltd
Go Websites really took the time to listen to our business ethos and objectives and created a website to reflect this. The support from start to finish was also fantastic and very prompt no matter the complexity of the query. Thanks to all the team for all your hard work!
Marketing Manager, Dalycom