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Why choose Activ Web Design North Essex? Get the best of both worlds!

Activ Web Design North Essex is run by husband and wife team Lisa and Reece Smith. We understand the pressures and constraints of self employment and small business and the importance of having suppliers that you can get to know and trust. Our business is supported by Activ who are one of the largest web design companies in the UK. This gives you and us 'the best of both worlds', we can work together and build a great working relationship to get the best from your website in the knowledge and confidence of having the back and support of a large UK company behind us both.  

We feel we offer a unique service in the web design industry by offering professional websites with on going support at reasonable prices. We understand you need to get on with running your business and we aim to make our services and support as cost effective and affordable as possible. Our pricing policy is transparent and easy to understand, you will be able to receive a costing for having your website designed, built, hosted and maintained, with no hidden extras or nasty surprises. 

We live near to Great Dunmow with our two teenage daughters and our Springer Spaniel and mainly build websites for local businesses in Dunmow, Braintree, Saffron Walden and surrounding towns and villages.


We're happy to visit your local place of work or for you to visit us. We'll discuss your business and requirements and explain ways that the internet can be utilised to help you reach your goals. We're normally able to accommodate meetings outside of regular business hours.


We offer fixed pricing: £275.00*for a 3 page website; £375.00* for a unique professionally designed comprehensive website; £675.00* for an e-commerce online shop. Prices include design, build and hosting. Our SEO packages also have fixed pricing points. *Plus monthly fee depending on package


NO hidden extra’s. Whether it’s a simple 3 page website or an online shop for all your products there will be no nasty extras waiting for you. We'll explain exactly what's included from the outset. Please have a look at our portfolio to see a selection of our very happy customers.


Easy communication means great time frames - you will always be able to talk to the person building your website, US, meaning no lengthy delays caused by call centres, time differences or communication problems. Our support continues once your website is live with an ongoing service that covers minor alterations & amendments to your website.


Activ Web Design has prospered since launch in early 2007.

Our success has been derived from the following observations made whilst planning our operation:

  • Many local people are overwhelmed and unsure when it comes to the internet and websites. Even though they are aware they need to be online, they are not sure how to achieve this.
  • The language of the internet and websites can be very complicated. You only have to look at other web design companies out there to see what we mean. Non-technical people generally don’t know what “domain name”, “e-commerce”, “search engine optimization”, ”content management system” or “meta tag” means! How can they then be expected to gain an online presence?
  • The majority of web design companies have complicated pricing structures and rarely make the effort to meet a customer in person. By doing exactly this, we gain a much better understanding of the customer and the customers’ requirements.

Activ Web Design have identified that the way to ensure local people gain a viable online presence, whether they operate a business, sports team or community group, is by keeping everything as straight forward and easy to understand as possible. Whether you have been unsure where to look for a website previously, have had a bad experience in the past with another company , or have never even considered obtaining a web presence before – contact Activ and we will be happy to visit you and explain why a website will undoubtedly benefit you or your organization.

In 2012, 21 million households in Great Britain (80 %) had Internet access. That was an increase of just over 2 million households (9 %*) in 12 months *Source: National Statistics Office. Further, 46% of the population use smart phones to access the internet today too. Imagine what the percentage of households will be online in another five years…

Don’t get left behind! Contact Lisa today and let us get you Activ on the Internet !

why choose us

Low price, fixed cost

You will know the cost of your website from the outset, with no nasty surprises or hidden extras

Specialists in the small business sector

We have designed thousands of websites for small business owners since 2007 & have lots of satisfied customers.

Local web design consultants

Our consultants are local to you & run their own businesses, so understand what is needed to get a website noticed in your area.