South Wales Web Design : Cardiff – Newport – Bristol
I provide web design, web development and digital marketing services for clients across the UK. However, I get a lot of visitors seeking “Web design Newport” – and there about a dozen UK towns called Newport. There are two in Wales alone. So, in case you’re specifically looking for a local web designer, I’m based in the City of Newport (Casnewydd) in South Wales. As you know if you’re from around here, road and rail links are pretty good in South Wales. That lets me offer “local” services across the Cardiff – Newport – Bristol region:
Cardiff & South Glamorgan
- Vale of Glamorgan (Barry, Cowbridge, Llantwit Major, Penarth)
Newport (South Wales) & Gwent
- Newport (including Caerleon, Langstone, Penhow)
- Blaenau Gwent (Abertillery, Ebbw Vale)
- Caerphilly (including Bargoed, Blackwood & Risca)
- Monmouthshire (Abergavenny, Chepstow, Monmouth)
- Torfaen (including Cwmbran, Pontypool)
Bristol, Bath & Avon
- Bath & North East Somerset (Bath, Keynsham, Midsomer Norton)
- North Somerset (Clevedon, Weston-super-Mare)
- South Gloucestershire
- Merthyr Tydfil
- Rhondda Cynon Taff (including Aberdare, Pontypridd)
Newport – Not The Town You Think It Is
Newport (Casnewydd) has a reputation as a “town everyone loves to hate,” so I think it deserves a few nice words. Cardiff (Caerdydd) and Bristol are lovely places of course – but Newport does need some decent PR. Even big Newport-based events like the Ryder Cup and NATO Summit have been reported as happening in Cardiff…
So, Newport is a city that still thinks it’s a town, at the heart of some of the UK’s most beautiful and most fought-over countryside. We’ve been border-Welsh since the Romans took Caerleon, and border-English since the Normans arrived. Though dominated by the steel industry for fifty years, we’ve always had a lot more to offer. In fact, we have so much heritage – from prehistoric wetlands to Chartists – that it is often overlooked and undervalued.
Newport’s digital leadership is less well-known, though. Electronics, computing and networking were major industries here even in our “steel years”. So, when Virgin, Which? and CableTel (later NTL, now Virgin Media) got the UK online in 1996-97, it happened from Newport.
More recently, Newport’s excellent transport links have contributed to its recognition as Wales’ “Gateway City”. With a new Arts Centre, University campus and retail developments, the city-centre is slowly changing.
The “Great Western Cities”: Cardiff – Newport – Bristol
With the three Severn-side cities announcing plans to work together more, opportunities for creatives and small businesses are growing fast. It’s also becoming even easier to launch a business online, with more ways to work remotely and to reach even niche markets cost-effectively. Local trade can still be important of course, and expert advice still helps, but basically, there are more opportunities than entrepreneurs.
…and that’s where you come in, right? So, come on – tell me your plans for web domination.