The Bureau

Specialist Web designers for insurance and financial companies

UK, South East, East Grinstead

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Key Facts

Clients & Projects: 12
Reviews: 11
Average reviews rating:
4.9 Stars

Languages Spoken: English
No. of Employees: 1-5
Established: 1999
Joined WWDC: 2009

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Services
- Content and Copy
- Hosting
- Online Marketing
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- Development
- Branding
- Design
- Mobile application development

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Promotional and quote and buy transactional Websites for insurance and financial companies. Website marketing, optimisation and Web hosting facilities.

Industry Sectors

Financial & Legal

Tends to work with

Private Company, Corporation / Public Company, Small-Medium Enterprise (SME)

General location of clients:

Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Essex, Hampshire, West Midlands, England Scotland

Content Management System:

We provide different types from simple text only editors to text, images and hyper and PDF document links. Each client will have their own password protect editor URL tailored to one or a selection of their Website pages.

Recent Projects

  • Everslet Insurance Services (Maidenhead) Ltd

    Everslet Insurance Services (Maidenhead) Ltd
    http://www.everslet.co.uk

    General insurance broker arranging insurance for private and business clients through a wide range of insurers and underwriters. Specialist insurance products for property landlords and small boats and yachts. Read More

  • Hera Finance Limited

    Hera Finance Limited
    http://www.herafinance.co.uk

    Business funding and loans company arranging business finance for professional firms such us accountants, solicitors, surveyors and others. Read More

  • Prestige Underwriting Limited

    Prestige Underwriting Limited
    http://www.prestigehomeunderwriting.co.uk

    Prestige Underwriting Services Ltd., (PUSL) is a Managing General Agent for household property insurance products, including such policies as Coverall, Fairplay and Sure & Simple, specialising in the provision of non standard insurance products to the general insurance broking community within the U... Read More

Recent Reviews

  • Reviewed on 17 Oct, 2014
    Company recommended by reviewer We came across The Bureau by chance, having been impressed with another company's Website that had previously employed Alastair’s services. From our first meeting to the final publication of our new site we have been delighted w...  Read More

    Andy Shillito
    — Everslet Insurance Services (Maidenhead) Ltd

  • Reviewed on 27 Feb, 2014
    Company recommended by reviewer When The Bureau suggested we update our old corporate Website I was interested as we already had a small product site previously designed by them. The whole company really liked the colours and design they used so we asked them to...  Read More

    Stuart Richardson
    — Robert Nott & Partners Limited

  • Reviewed on 17 May, 2013
    Company recommended by reviewer I contacted The Bureau as I had worked with Alastair Murray, the owner, in the past. He always seemed to know what he was talking about when it came to Website design and marketing for insurance brokers, so we asked him for a prop...  Read More

    Mark Briggs
    — Prestige Underwriting Limited

Interview

Q : Describe your company in 5 words.
A : Designers of insurance Websites

Q : Where do you see your company in 10 years time?
A : Ten years in this business is a very long time but I envisage it will be looking after the same target audience delivering features and functions that are a little ahead of their time for the audience.

Q : How was your company name chosen?
A : By Alastair Murray wanting a name that was a little unusual but could be associated with marketing and Website design

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Articles

Standing out in a crowd
A summary of some of the techniques to adopt to improve your Website ranking at Google and the others

Bookmarking at today’s top social network sites
A summary of the increasingly popular search engine marketing technique of bookmarking your Website at the top social networks.

Domain Registration Renewal - Don't be hoodwinked!
Following the privatisation of Domain Registrations and Renewals, company and private owners of Domain names are being targeted by Domain Name Registration Agents to renew with them instead of their current providers.

Look Local
The Web may give us access to a vast range of information and product and service providers from throughout the World, but where possible most of us still want to find a local source.

Build a stronger online presence
There are many simple and inexpensive ways to expand and improve your online presence to make your Website more visible and effective.

Blogs RSS Feeds and "Share This"
The eyes of many of our clients do seem to glaze over a little when we mention Blogs, RSS feeds and “Share This” social media links. They are nevertheless growing in importance in many sectors, including insurance.

Creating Web Enthusiasts
Nearly 12 years ago The Bureau was founded by Alastair Murray. Not a long time by some standards, but almost ancient by internet timescales. Insurance People invited him to relate The Bureau story – yesterday and today. Twelve years ago the internet was in its infancy. Slow 56k dial-up modems were the norm. Remember?

Video Full Stream Ahead
Specialist Website designers, The Bureau, has teamed-up with Larchmont Films to create promotional video streams for their insurance broker clients. At a time when firms are keener than ever to draw-in visitors to their Websites, text pages and static images are no longer enough; audiences want to see videos.

Google Maps
Google Maps is another way to list your business and Website on Google. Under the Business Solutions section on Google, where you will also find Google Adwords, Analytics, Google Earth and more, you will see a separate section called Google Places.

Raise your Game Online
I think it is fair to say that most firms still under estimate the value of their Website, and continue to spend more on conventional promotions. Whilst the company Website may not be generating orders it is almost certainly encouraging them.

Mobi pages for Smart Users
The "PC on every desk and in every Home" era has come...and gone. Digital user now spend more time online using their phones rather than sitting in front of their PC.

Mobilse Your Website
Today most of your target audience will use their mobile phone to access the Internet and your Website, so it is important to make their viewing experience, at least of the key contact pages, as friendly as possible.

Smart Insurance Claim Forms
The accuracy and timing of insurance claims is a hotly debated subject with insurers bemoaning their cost and on occasion their falsehood and fraud. If claims could be more accurately reported and within minutes of them occurring, insurers would be happier and the cost of false and inaccurate claims would fall along with, maybe, annual premiums.

Insurance Claims Reporting - The Smart Way
Undetected insurance claims fraud in the UK cost £2.1 billion last year. Smart phone technology could have some answers to this age old problem. The Bureau is already actively involved in the design and development of smart mobile phone optimised claims reporting systems with services for both commercial and personal insurance lines