A good business website should be a clear reflection of your company and values. For generating leads or sales, a website is something every company relies upon. It’s central to your brand identity, reputation and how customers perceive you. Your site is about your customers A site is nothing without visitors. And however you get them there – because they won’t just come! – you’ll want them to… certain actions… to give you results. That means addressing them in their terms – their wants, needs, desires – rather than simply pushing any we-we mantra about yourselves. The sanity against the vanity. There’s a lot to get right, including… Inspiring your visitors to take action You get what you pay for. A website is the first point of call for almost every potential customer for your business. It needs suitable investment in terms of attitude, time and money. For us, a website isn’t a low-cost item that is done as cheaply as possible. That leads to the cycle of poor service. You get what you pay for. Companies are choosing to spend less on websites than they are on other elements of their business. But that decision is causing loss of income through a weak web presence. (runs the risk of causing…) A website is the first point of call for almost every potential customer for your business. Surely it needs more investment in terms of attitude, time and money? ……we exist to help our clients design, build and maintain their online offerings. CMS – customised, include modules & functionality tailored to your business requirements A good business website should be a clear reflection of your company and values. For generating leads or sales, a website is something every company relies upon. It’s central to your brand identity, reputation and how customers perceive you. Your site is about your customers A site is nothing without visitors. And however you get them there – because they won’t just come! – you’ll want them to… certain actions… to give you results. That means addressing them in their terms – their wants, needs, desires – rather than simply pushing any we-we mantra about yourselves. The sanity against the vanity. There’s a lot to get right, including… Inspiring your visitors to take action You get what you pay for. A website is the first point of call for almost every potential customer for your business. It needs suitable investment in terms of attitude, time and money. For us, a website isn’t a low-cost item that is done as cheaply as possible. That leads to the cycle of poor service. You get what you pay for. Companies are choosing to spend less on websites than they are on other elements of their business. But that decision is causing loss of income through a weak web presence. (runs the risk of causing…) A website is the first point of call for almost every potential customer for your business. Surely it needs more investment in terms of attitude, time and money? ……we exist to help our clients design, build and maintain their online offerings. CMS – customised, include modules & functionality tailored to your business requirements
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Hello! Degas Guruve is a well-established London web agency based in Crystal Palace. We work closely with our clients to plan, design and build their presence online.

Let’s talk to understand your business and see how we can transform it with a fuss-free winning website!

020 8771 7326

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Freelance journalist

Home Exposure website

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Photography + Property marketing

SenX website

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Aggregates consultants

Robbie Carpenter website

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Vetraland Selective Timber website

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Timber merchants

Pressure Zone website

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Music production

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Solicitors

Heather Tracy website

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Actor + voice artiste

CAI Vision website

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Smart home systems

The Excel Church website

The Excel Church

Local church

PublishNation website

PublishNation

Self Publishing

Bookseller Crow website

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Book shop

OSM Architects website

OSM Architects

Architects

Insight School of Art website

Insight School of Art

Art School

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Computer forensic examinations

Immersive Audio website

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Spatial audio production

Premier Windows website

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Replacement windows + doors

The Local Authority Mental Health Challenge website

The Local Authority Mental Health Challenge

Local Authority Mental Health

High Living Barnet website

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Online local magazine

Nick Reeve Music website

Nick Reeve Music

Musician

Hockfield & Co. website

Hockfield & Co.

Solicitors

Studiostars website

Studiostars

Recording studio parties

The Crystal Palace Foundation website

The Crystal Palace Foundation

Local charity

Invest in Law website

Invest in Law

Law firm M&A

Cat’s Whiskers website

Cat’s Whiskers

Cat Sitters

Studio Fridays website

Studio Fridays

Artist mentoring

MMC website

MMC

Multicultural marketing agency

Curtains Plus Interiors website

Curtains Plus Interiors

Soft furnishings

Dawn Gay website

Dawn Gay

Freelance journalist

Home Exposure website

Home Exposure

Photography + Property marketing

SenX website

SenX

Aggregates consultants

Robbie Carpenter website

Robbie Carpenter

Dressage training

Vetraland Selective Timber website

Vetraland Selective Timber

Timber merchants

Pressure Zone website

Pressure Zone

Music production

Powell & Co. website

Powell & Co.

Solicitors

Heather Tracy website

Heather Tracy

Actor + voice artiste

CAI Vision website

CAI Vision

Smart home systems

The Excel Church website

The Excel Church

Local church

PublishNation website

PublishNation

Self Publishing

Bookseller Crow website

Bookseller Crow

Book shop

OSM Architects website

OSM Architects

Architects

Insight School of Art website

Insight School of Art

Art School

Sector Forensics website

Sector Forensics

Computer forensic examinations

Immersive Audio website

Immersive Audio

Spatial audio production

Premier Windows website

Premier Windows

Replacement windows + doors

The Local Authority Mental Health Challenge website

The Local Authority Mental Health Challenge

Local Authority Mental Health

High Living Barnet website

High Living Barnet

Online local magazine

Nick Reeve Music website

Nick Reeve Music

Musician

Hockfield & Co. website

Hockfield & Co.

Solicitors

Studiostars website

Studiostars

Recording studio parties

The Crystal Palace Foundation website

The Crystal Palace Foundation

Local charity

Invest in Law website

Invest in Law

Law firm M&A

Cat’s Whiskers website

Cat’s Whiskers

Cat Sitters

Demonstrating your value online

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Demonstrating your value online

Web design & direction

Degas Guruve continues to evolve as a web company along with the web itself. Over the years we’ve been helping our clients tell their stories and make their marks with a range of custom-designed web sites and supporting services.

Jeremy Walker, Degas Guruve Web Design AgencyIt’s founded by myself, Jeremy Walker, who you’ll find yourself dealing with as hands-on lead for most projects and liaising with specialist colleagues when we need an extended team.

Sometimes it’s ‘me’ and other times it’s ‘we’, but the aim is always the same – bringing your ideas and web requirements to life, then converting interest into tangible, profitable results.

We know how important it is to deliver on time and within budget. And we’ve been around long enough to know that this business is as much about people and relationships as it is about aesthetics and style.

What’s with a website today?

Once it was simply about having a website, then offering one with answers.

Nowadays it’s about attractive, well planned and fast loading sites that work to connect and convert across today’s range of devices. It’s the centre of your wider web presence, working in tandem with….. soc media and marketing channels.

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A good business website should be a clear reflection of your company and values. For generating leads or sales, a website is something every company relies upon. It’s central to your brand identity, reputation and how customers perceive you.
Your site is about your customers
A site is nothing without visitors. And however you get them there – because they won’t just come! – you’ll want them to… certain actions… to give you results. That means addressing them in their terms – their wants, needs, desires – rather than simply pushing any we-we mantra about yourselves. The sanity against the vanity.
There’s a lot to get right, including…
Inspiring your visitors to take action
You get what you pay for.
A website is the first point of call for almost every potential customer for your business. It needs suitable investment in terms of attitude, time and money.
For us, a website isn’t a low-cost item that is done as cheaply as possible. That leads to the cycle of poor service. You get what you pay for.
Companies are choosing to spend less on websites than they are on other elements of their business. But that decision is causing loss of income through a weak web presence. (runs the risk of causing…)
A website is the first point of call for almost every potential customer for your business. Surely it needs more investment in terms of attitude, time and money?
……we exist to help our clients design, build and maintain their online offerings.
CMS – customised, include modules & functionality tailored to your business requirements

Show you’re alive

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Take it to the next level

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Effective sites done right
After the initial discovery phase there’s structure, functionality, content and copy with branding, marketing and any sales considerations. Plus of course SEO, usability, appearance and then social media tie-ins. There’s a lot more to a professional-looking site than just building it!

Who do we work with?

New companies, organisations and individuals looking to build their first web site, requiring web design and content management setups, ecommerce facilities, particular functionalities or marketing input.

And those already established, looking to improve on their existing features, visual appeal, content handling and online returns.

Much of our work is for repeat clients who value our clear explanations, direct interaction, quick responses and – as you’d expect – keeping up to date with the ways of the web.

WordPress specialists

Nearly all our sites are built with WordPress, the world’s most popular CMS (Content Management System). As well as being highly cost-effective, this allows us to consistently deliver flexible, scalable, fast and secure online platforms specifically tailored to your requirements.

So, how much is a website?

Because your website is fundamentally central to your business, it’s crucial to concentrate on the value it produces as a sales/marketing and reputational tool.

A shared understanding of your offerings, objectives and success criteria leads us towards the best fit for your requirements and budget. Wherever possible we’ll meet to get to know each other and go through these together.

The scope and scale of each particular project determine our costs. All our websites are uniquely custom crafted, with most new sites starting from £1,750.

No hidden extras
Our fees are usually quoted on a fixed project basis, with any additional costs flagged as we go. We’re not the fastest or the cheapest, but will treat you fairly and take good care.

Support? You’ve got it!

Each project receives the attention it deserves, from initial scope to launch and beyond. We stay connected with most of our clients and continue to support and maintain our work together, so you’re never on your own!

What’s in a name?

Degas Guruve first surfaced in an early sketchbook before giving its name to a digital showcase ahead of our current web agency incarnation. There’s a definite nod to the pure rush of T.Rex’s ‘Metal Guru’ which first flicked a young boy’s light switch.

Our clients say

Working with Degas Guruve is always a pleasant experience. Jeremy really listens to what you want, is extremely knowledgeable and offers valuable advice throughout the website design process. We absolutely love the final product too!

Patricia Macauley, Director – MMC

The quality is excellent, it stems from the interest in our company and what makes us tick. This was the reason we chose Degas Guruve – it was the only company who actually cared about the final product, rather than try and impress us with technical language. The fact you were present all day during photography (on a fixed fee) made a real difference in terms of the final quality and how it ties into the site. It made everyone feel like it was a ‘project’, as opposed to just a job for you.

Dexter Bonner, Partner – Powell & Co Solicitors LLP

Very pleased with the finished site, it was up and running much quicker than I had thought. Still amazed how you grasped the complex client portal requirement, it is better than what was briefed and glitch free!

Tony Chapman, Director – Intype Libra

When out-of-the-box won’t do

Business

Inspiring your visitors to take action

Winning business websites

A good business website should be a clear reflection of your company and values. For generating leads or sales, a website is something every company relies upon. It’s central to your brand identity, reputation and how customers perceive you.

But you only have a few seconds to demonstrate what your business is about and make a strong impression.

You know you want to be…

Relevant. Found. Useful. Attractive. Trusted. Valuable. Clearly showing your visitors you offer what they’re looking for. That’s products, services and how to get them. Straight away or along the line. At their market level. With the information or proof they need. Character too. A business relationship, possibly ongoing. The package that compares well against the competition.

So, what do we need? Where do we start?

Understand, plan, deliver, evolve

There’s a lot to get right, including…

technical, visual/design, platform/framework, SEO considerations, social media interactions, content > to make a …(wha?) experience.

… what really lifts the site… Detail clients input inc content (to make site, then ongoing), promotion, preparation/insights/identity/objectives

> Working together… partnership… to get the best representation of your company to… attract new customers

  • Strong build, decent server, https, well chosen platform and core elements allowing for (bespoke code)… scalabilty and updatability.
  • Structure platform.. framework.. users… and search engines
  • Content ……
  • Identity A useful starting point is the identity triangle to formulate your ethos, value proposition and ESP (Emotional Selling Point) as a consistent mix to use throughout your communications.
  • Design Reflect latest design (what..) but not to be a slave so they don’t look outdated
  • Business personality …..
  • Purpose

Your site is about your customers

Yes, really…. A site is nothing without visitors. And however you get them there – because they won’t just come! – you’ll want them to… certain actions… to give you results. That means addressing them in their terms – their wants, needs, desires – rather than simply pushing any we-we mantra about yourselves. The sanity against the vanity.

You get what you pay for.
A website is the first point of call for almost every potential customer for your business. It needs suitable investment in terms of attitude, time and money.

Solutions that help

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Quick wins for your website

  • Show you’re alive and up for business! Flag up your recent activities and how you can help your customers both today and in the future.
  • Demonstrate your strengths and achievements to highlight what customers like about your business and what makes you different from your competitors.
  • Make it easy for people to quickly understand what you offer, find or buy what they’re looking for and get in touch from wherever they are on your site.
  • Add flavour to give people a taste of your style, values and who they’re going to be dealing with. Tell a story, break the ice. Personality doesn’t mean unprofessional.
  • Cut the confusion by leaving out bluster and jargon. Be direct and informative, picture your customers and try talking to them about their interests and concerns in a style they’ll respond to.
  • Lively up yourself with language, imagery and suitable media to keep your visitors interested and wanting to come back for more.
  • Encourage interaction with strong prompts for your visitors to get in touch, sign up for newsletters, offer feedback and find you on social media.
  • Share your expertise through comments, articles or information to build confidence, raise trust and make you more useful to know.

Let’s take it to the next level

New project or help with a current site? Let’s talk
visual, verbal, technical…
though & consideration for.. (what?)
more companies need to consider web development as the most critical investment in the future of their business.

 
 
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So, what do we need? Where do we start?

Content / plan –
A useful starting point is the identity triangle to formulate your ethos, value proposition and ESP (Emotional Selling Point) into a consistent mix to use throughout your communications. This covers
– Purpose of your business (beyond making money)
– What you deliver for your customers (and what they can expect to receive)
– How do you want people to feel?

Basis to build –
server – resourced
framework – scaleable
functionality – …

to learn how to use a content management system – and I mean really learn it, warts and all, inside out.

Be found. Be relevant. Be chosen.

A site is nothing without visitors. And however you get them there – because they won’t just come! – you’ll want them to… certain actions… to give you results.

Your website is about your customers

Really? It’s for them to… and take action

Marketing & Sales (TBC)

making change happen… whether now or further along the line, it’s about selling

Hey, good looking

you’d expect a professionally designed site to be attractive across a range of today’s devices…

From strategy to execution

A thought-through process…

Web solutions that help (wha?)

A bare canvas with the potential… clutter… lean > focus…

Quick wins for your website

Once I wrote (below).. stay fresh, how to keep showing.. what?

Take it to the next level

Get in touch…

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Planning for Sanity over vanity

You only have a few seconds to demonstrate what your business is about so it’s important your website presents your message with clarity.

You only have seconds to answer
What is this website about?
Does it grab my attention?
What does it offer?
Can I get it easily?
Will I want to come back?

Your website is about your customers….

quick answers info or how to get what you offer, now or in future…

Show you’re alive

How you want someone to feel about your business.
Turning ideas into actions
Style and substance
No hassles
Skillset
Impact
Qualified traffic
Value proposition

Be found, relevant and chosen

include – what’s special, why people choose you, what inspires you, how/when did it start, 3 word description, main values, how it helps, why is it relevant today, what drives

Strategy and Execution

Planning, turning ideas into actions

identity triangle

Ethos
Purpose of your business (beyond making money)

Value proposition
What you deliver for your customers (and what they can expect to receive)

ESP (Emotional Selling Point)
How do you want pepole to feel?

Raising people’s expectations

Quick wins for your website

Show you’re alive and up for business! Flag up your recent activities and how you can help your customers both today and in the future.
Demonstrate your strengths and achievements to highlight what customers like about your business and what makes you different from your competitors.
Make it easy for people to quickly understand what you offer, find or buy what they’re looking for and get in touch from wherever they are on your site.
Add flavour to give people a taste of your style, values and who they’re going to be dealing with. Tell a story, break the ice. Personality doesn’t mean unprofessional.
Cut the confusion by leaving out bluster and jargon. Be direct and informative, picture your customers and try talking to them about their interests and concerns in a style they’ll respond to.
Lively up yourself with language, imagery and suitable media to keep your visitors interested and wanting to come back for more.
Encourage interaction with strong prompts for your visitors to get in touch, sign up for newsletters, offer feedback and find you on social media.
Share your expertise through comments, articles or information to build confidence, raise trust and make you more useful to know.

For generating leads or selling directly, a website is something every company relies upon.
> central to your brand identity, reputation and how customers perceicve you.

to learn how to use a content management system – and I mean really learn it, warts and all, inside out.

For us, a website isn’t a low-cost item that is done as cheaply as possible. That leads to the cycle of poor service. You get what you pay for.

a web developer who costs more money than most, but who delivers an excellent service because they can afford to do so. (factor in)

more companies need to consider web development as the most critical investment in the future of their business.

Companies are choosing to spend less on websites than they are on other elements of their business. But that decision is causing loss of income through a weak web presence. (runs the risk of causing…)

A website is the first point of call for almost every potential customer for your business. Surely it needs more investment in terms of attitude, time and money?

……we exist to help our clients design, build and maintain their online offerings.
CMS – customised, include modules & functionality tailored to your business requirements

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Solutions that help… what?

help make you happy
cost savings

passion, purpose
growth
positive signs aspects
gains – automation, efficencies > technology & information
About people, not just about tech

Take it to the next level

visual, verbal, technical…
though & consideration for.. (what?)

Our clients say

Degas Guruve has worked on our websites for over a decade now, listening to our ideas and making them happen whilst always being sensitive towards our needs. Communication is easy and aftercare help is immediate. You’re brill!

Paul Regan, Managing Director – Insight School of Art

Excellent value delivered with quiet and effective assurance, professional know-how and a creative eye. Jeremy never makes the solution more complex than it needs to be; he listens, delivers and understands that the web site is there to help our business, not be another headache.

Greg Purkis, Principal Manager – The Fostering Partnership

Very happy with the quality of work and the level of help offered, in particular turning things around very quickly and responding to new requests and brief modifications from some of the partners. Jeremy was very easy to work with and always willing to help resolve problems and provide guidance.

Alero Harrison, Project Manager – Local Healthwatch

Websites designed to represent you properly

Designs

First impressions to ongoing support

Bespoke sites designed to deliver

A good site requires skill, understanding and sheer graft to flow and function properly.

Ours are user/SEO friendly and purposely designed to reflect your personality and clearly convey what you offer. The overriding consideration is always to encourage business and deliver more customers in a solid, useful and engaging experience.

We work closely with our clients and each of these recent projects is the result of many conversations and much care. Click each to visit its live site in a new window.

Studio Fridays website studiofridays.com
Studio Fridays website
Studio Fridays
Artist mentoring / North London
MMC website mmc-uk.co.uk
MMC website
MMC
Multicultural marketing agency / London
Curtains Plus Interiors website cpi.uk.com
Curtains Plus Interiors website
Curtains Plus Interiors
Soft furnishings / London + Home Counties
Dawn Gay website dawngay.com
Dawn Gay website
Dawn Gay
Freelance journalist / London
Home Exposure website home-exposure.co.uk
Home Exposure website
Home Exposure
Photography + Property marketing / London
SenX website senx.co.uk
SenX website
SenX
Aggregates consultants / UK
Robbie Carpenter website robbiecarpenter.com
Robbie Carpenter website
Robbie Carpenter
Dressage training / West Sussex
Vetraland Selective Timber website vetralandtimber.london
Vetraland Selective Timber website
Vetraland Selective Timber
Timber merchants / Greenwich
Pressure Zone website pressurezone.co.uk
Pressure Zone website
Pressure Zone
Music production / London
Powell & Co. website powell-solicitors.co.uk
Powell & Co. website
Powell & Co.
Solicitors / Woolwich
Heather Tracy website heathertracy.co.uk
Heather Tracy website
Heather Tracy
Actor + voice artiste / London
CAI Vision website caivision.com
CAI Vision website
CAI Vision
Smart home systems / London
Our clients say

Looks bob on – really striking, professional and simple.

Tim Horsfall, Company Director – Home Exposure

Really pleased with your work and thinking, great to have you on board!

Dom Chudleigh, Digital Strategy Director – Viraljab

Excellent work, all on schedule and you’ve gone to considerable effort to explain things.

Ben Holmes, Managing Director – Invest in Law

We’ve been working together for a number of years. Jeremy has always been there to advise on the best strategies and help with the most professional approach.

GP Vetrano, Director – Vetraland Selective Timber

Be found. Be relevant. Be chosen.

Contact

New projects or current sites

Get ahead on the web

Let’s start a conversation about collaborating and how we can help with your next project or any current website issues. Think of us as more of a creative partner than a resource, working together with a shared perspective to achieve your goals.

Get in touch






Company details

Degas Guruve Limited is registered in England & Wales, company 07190885

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Degas Guruve
14 Empire Court
357 Grange Road
Crystal Palace
London SE19 3BL