New website designed for Cannock based Barns Hotel and restaurant

We are delighted that the Barns Hotel and Restaurant website is now live.
We were approached by the Cannock based hotel a couple of months back to create a brand new Content Management System website for them to show off their excellent facilities and to advertise their upcoming events.
Part of the website brief was to ensure that Hotel bookings can be made through the website and that their mobile website, was easy to use.
The Barns is an excellent venue that provides meeting room facilities, good food and ale and with its picturesque backdrop is a top wedding venue here in Staffordshire.
To view The Barns website click here.
If you like what you see and would like to discuss a website project you may have, please get in touch here.

S7 Media at the Midlands Expo

The S7 Team took a field trip to the Midlands Expo in Birmingham last week to meet with other business owners and take in some seminars from industry leaders.

It was an excellent event, where we met some cool people, it was a packed house all day!

We hope to have some new case studies to present you soon, thanks to a couple of new Content Management System Website orders we received as a result of the Expo.

Whilst at the Expo, we took in a keynote session from Richard Woods of Apprentice Fame.  Although Richard missed out on Lord Sugar’s money he made quite an impact on the show.  Richard shared some good Search Engine Optimisation ideas and we look forward to trying these out this month, every day’s a school day!

If you are interested in learning more about how S7 Media could help your website climb the Google rankings, please get in touch and let us run analysis on your website – so we can show you how you can get more views and ultimately more conversions.

As well as Search Engine Optimisation, we build all sort of websites for companies across the Midlands and the UK and can design and print practically anything you can think of, so if you have a project you feel we can help with please get in touch.

Secure your website with an SSL certificate

Google have now decided that websites without an SSL certificate will be penalised in the search rankings. Simply put, a website with an SSL certificate installed normally has https:// at the start of the website in the address bar and the image of a padlock that you will have no doubt seen when browsing websites. If your site doesn’t have either of these then Google will no longer see your website as safe.

Websites with SSLs will be ranked higher than those without one, but fear not – for a very negligible, one off fee of £50 we can install one to your static or content management system website, which should help you remain in Google’s good graces.

To have your SSL certificate installed please call us on 01543 573329 and we can arrange an installation date for you.

If you have a support contract or an SEO package we will be in touch to arrange installation of you certificate free of charge.

If you have an E-Commerce website don’t despair! We can arrange an SSL certificate to suit, but these are done in a slightly different way to non-selling websites so please contact us for more information.

Christmas shut down

Thank you to all our clients who have worked with us this year on web design, branding and print projects it has been a fantastic year and we look forward to 2017.

 

We will be closing for Christmas on Tuesday 20th of December at 1pm and will return to work on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 9:30am

 

Merry Christmas to all our clients, we wish you all the best and look forward to a prosperous new year together.

S7 is 8!

We do it every year, we get busy and manage to forget to celebrate our Birthday!

The start of November saw us celebrate our 8th birthday, it seems unreal to think Ritch and I started our business back in 2008!

We have put a wide variety of new websites live this year, making content management system websites, e-commerce websites and static websites for clients in our hometown of Cannock and throughout Staffordshire and we even ventured up as far as Bolton in 2016.

It has been an unprecedented year for website design going from strength to strength, year on year.

As well as web design, we have created a lot of print from our Cannock HQ this year, many business cards, letterheads, leaflets, NCR receipt books and banners have passed through our doors.  We have printed big and small, from massive 3 metre teardrop banners for our local council to promo stress footballs for a Wednesbury based company to celebrate Euro 2016, it has been a fun year of designing!

It has been encouraging to see how many start up businesses have come to us to use our services this year.  We generally have a lot of start up’s approach us, but with this year being a bit of a tricky one with the EU referendum we wondered if that would change, thankfully it is good to see people willing to chance their arms and have a go.  As such we have undertook some really cool corporate branding work this year and have some new logos we are particularly proud of.  We promise to get them in our portfolio section soon as we plan to give this a overhaul.

We feel incredibly fortunate that we have managed to turn in another record year of business and that is thanks in no small part to our amazing customers and their kindness in recommending us to other businesses.  If you are interested in working with us please call us on 01543 573329 or contact us here.

Content Management System Website for West Midlands Based Business

Dudley based company Full Supply got in touch with us to create a brand new Content Management System Website for them.

Full Supply wanted a more dynamic, modern feel to their new website and had grown increasingly frustrated with their old website as they didn’t have the control that they wanted to edit areas of the website.

The new website is easy to navigate giving  Full Supply’s clients the ability to easily find the information they require, we have incorporated a “Sticky” header so that the navigation is always available when browsing and have also created the website to be responsive so it is easy to browse on tablets and smart phones.

The guys at Full Supply were delighted with their new website and we equally pleased to find out how easy it was to edit when we trained them.

“We had not realised how tired and dated our old web site was looking. S7 Media was recommended to us and they took the content of our existing web site and gave it a completely new look.

After being shown a few simple moves, we can now put news updates on ourselves and our twitter feed updates automatically. We are very happy with the result and all of this without breaking the bank.

Scott and Richie are very friendly and efficient and they know their job”

Kerstin Mitchell, Full Supply Ltd

Check out their website here.

If you are interested in discussing a website project please get in touch here.  Whether your project is a content management system website like Full Supply’s, a simple Static Website or an E-Commerce Website we are always happy to help.

 

 

 

 

 

New CMS Website and Printing for Cannock bar – Bank Bar Live

Cannock’s coolest bar is now under new management and has been newly refurbished and it looks incredible! Part of the overhaul, was to create a brand new website, tweak the branding and deliver printing and window livery, so we were delighted to oblige!

 

We created a new Content Management System Website for the Cannock based bar, which allows them to login to an easy to use administration area to make updates to their menus, calendar and blog.

 

We were asked to design a cool and vibrant website that would reflect the new look of the bar as well as incorporating a dynamic feel and a mobile version of the website.

 

The new management of the bar wanted to aim towards showcasing live music, which is the reason behind the new name Bank Bar Live.  We were asked to re brand the bar, keeping a link to the previous logo but refreshing it to reflect the new direction.  The new branding was extended to the window livery that we did for the massive front windows and the promotional material such as the posters and flyers that we designed and printed.

 

Keeping in with the live theme it was important to the Bank Bar Live that they implemented an events calendar on their new Content Management System website so that they can keep their clients up to date with what bands are due to play.

 

We had great fun working on this project and can’t recommend enough that you go and check the bar out, they have a great selection of craft beers and real ales (Our favourite!) and their famous chunky chips are back on the menu too!

 

To find out more check out their new website here

 

If you are interested in our Web Design service, Branding or printing please get in touch

Brand and Content Management System Website launch for Staffordshire based Cake Designer

We have been busily working on a lovely new brand, website and printing package for Cannock cake designer The Bake Pod.

S7  were first approached by The Bake Pod a couple of months back and were set to work on designing a new logo for the start up company, we were asked to create something that was simple and modern and that could be applied to a number of different medias.

Both The Bake Pod and ourselves are really pleased with the finished product, the logo has already been applied to classy Gold foil business cards that look the business! (No pun intended) Square business cards to apply to their cake boxes and embroidered on to their chefs whites.

The next phase of the project was to deliver a classy and modern bespoke designed website to display The Bake Pod’s incredible work.  We have created a content management system website for them that allows them to make amendments to their content and upload new work to their gallery.

We have created a website that is fully responsive and mobile optimised, using some clever parallax technology on their homepage.

Go over and check their website out here, their work is incredible and we have been lucky enough to taste it, and we can confirm that their cakes taste as  good as they look!!

 

I first met S7 Media when I needed help with my business launch. Since that time I now have a fantastic website, branding, cards and more. They are professional yet very approachable and easy to work with and their products are top quality. would thoroughly recommend!

Hayley, The Bake Pod, Cannock, Staffordshire.

Brand and e-commerce launch for Birmingham Jewellers

February kicked off with the unveiling of Love Your Special Day, an online-based business specialising in wedding rings and diamond rings. Love Your Special Day was born out of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter by Vicky and Mikey, who have many years of experience in jewellery and sales. Their link to the Jewellery Quarter affords Love Your Special Day the ability to offer hand-finished, quality wedding bands and diamond rings, using ethically-sourced, conflict-free materials, all at unbeatable prices.

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S7 Media were chosen by Love Your Special Day to take the concept of the business right through to market. Starting with the logo, we then designed and built the ecommerce system over the last quarter of 2015, taking in to account the many features required for customers to customise their jewellery with various options, such as ring size, width, engraving and finish. Then, once a customer has completed the transaction, Love Your Special Day are supplied with an easy-to-follow specification for that order, for the hand-finished wedding ring to be crafted.

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To complement the launch of the website, we were also involved in designing the printed advertisements to increase brand awareness for Love Your Special Day, which will be featured in national magazines, to coincide with March’s National Wedding Show.

Whether you’re interested in a shopping website from S7 (or if you’re in the market for a wedding ring!) take a look at www.loveyourspecialday.com to see what’s possible with your project.”

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Bishop Kitchens Ltd

S7 was approached by Brewood based company Bishop Kitchens in late 2015 to develop a website, create a logo and produce a wide range of printed goods.

Being based in Cannock, we were nice and local for Bishop Kitchens and enjoyed creating a classy looking logo and website to show off the high quality workmanship that they have delivered over the past 40 years.

Bishops Kitchens have had a Content Management System Website, which allows them to edit text, images and their portfolio amongst other things.

The logo that we designed was rolled out across their website and printed stationery such as Business Cards, Letterheads, No Carbon Receipt Books and Plan sheets for their hand drawn kitchen designs and plans.

 

I used S7 Media to the full extent when opening my new company. The main product was a content management website which is very impressive and reflects my bussiness perfectly. I gave Ritchie and Scott the freedom to create and this turned out to be the best option for me.

Other services I used were logo design, and the design and print of business cards and letterheads. All of which were exactly what I was looking for with a high quality finish. I was particularly impressed by the logo design as this was something very important to me.

I enjoyed working with Ritchie and Scott, they are extremely knowledgeable and have created a business identity that will last for many years to come. I would highly reccomend them to anyone looking for web design, branding or printing.