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Key Designs

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Key Designs are a professional web design and marketing company based in Leigh

Languages Spoken: English

Employees: 1-5 Established: 1999 Joined: 2015

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Key Designs are a local and well respected web design company based in Leigh, Greater Manchester. The company was established in 1999 and during time has built up a solid reputation in the area. We are skilled coders with years of experience not just another have a go package installer.

Industry Sectors

Building & Construction, Retail, Consumer Services, Financial & Legal, IT, Health & Beauty, Professional Services, Media & Communication, Tourism & Travel, Manufacturers & Engineers, Automotive, Not for profit / Charity, Other, Sports & Leisure, Entertainment

Tends to work with

Private Company, Startup, Public Sector, Small-Medium Enterprise (SME), Corporation / Public Company, Entrepreneur, Non-profit Organisation

General location of clients:

United Kingdom

Content Management System:

We provide full bespoke CMS systems for website management and administrative tools such as invoice creation...

We Recommend:

Accountant: Craighan Partnership
Lawyer: Heyman and Co
Printer: The Printing Den
SEO expert: Top Rank Services
Hosting company: Heart Internet

Recent Projects

  • Merlin Locksmith

    Merlin Locksmith

    Independent locksmith Company based in Liverpool, Merseyside Read More

  • High Street Groups

    High Street Groups

    Investment Company offer property loan notes and other investments aimed at high net worth individuals... Website is a single promotional landing page Read More

  • Price My Conservatory

    Price My Conservatory

    Conservatory Pricing Website, Full Custom Code, Modern Responsive designs and Mobile Enhanced Read More

Recent Reviews

  • Reviewed on 5 Dec, 2017
    Company recommended by reviewer We where told to contact Paul at Key Designs by the locksmith training college who said Key Designs where the only company they trusted to develop websites for their trainees! When this happens you usually find out that you pa...  Read More

    Carl Byron
    — EntryTec Locksmiths

  • Reviewed on 11 Sep, 2017
    Company recommended by reviewer From the initial approach Key Designs were helpful and informative about their services. We were quoted a competitive price and there was no pressure for a decision. It took us a few months to arrive at a decision as our ancient w...  Read More

    Anthony Bogdan
    — Anthony Bogdan Organs Limited

  • Reviewed on 21 Apr, 2017
    Company recommended by reviewer We contacted Key Designs after a referral from a member of the club. As complete internet novices we needed someone who would hold our hand through the entire process.. Paul made the whole process very simple, he helped us select ...  Read More

    Mike Bertenshaw
    — Eccles Rambling & Social Club


Q : Describe your company in 5 words.
A : Professional fully bespoke web designers

Q : Where do you see your company in 10 years time?
A : In 10 years time we are hoping technology has moved along enough for us to continue working in the industry offering new designs and enhanced features.

Q : How was your company name chosen?
A : We launched in 1999 when only the largest companies had websites, our name suggested that a website is key to your business success

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