Are you a business looking for a freelance web designer, or an agency looking to outsource your web developer and SEO projects?

Hello, my name is Stephen Shaw, a freelance web designer, wordpress developer and SEO expert. I provide professional website design services, custom wordpress theme development and SEO consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises in both London and Manchester.

Award winning design services

My working methodology is based around an in-depth understanding of your ebusiness needs and working with you to achieve a consultative solution; a blend of my 15 years industry experience and an insightful understanding of your online business objectives.

Social Media: Linked-in, Twitter & Google +.

Design Portfolio

Are you looking to a outsource web design project or looking for a freelance wordpress developer? I'm available for hire. Give me a call on 0845 6800815 or email your outsourcing requirements.

Client testimonials

"Stephen has helped us for the last five years and has been responsible for transforming our web based sales.

His knowledge of digital design and SEO has proved invaluable and I would have no hesitation in recommending him."

Jon Blakeney. Managing Director
Absolute Museum & Gallery Products Ltd

Web development outsourcing

For print, marketing and advertising agencies I can also provide competitively priced web design or wordpress outsourcing service which includes a wide range of white labelled web support packages covering monthly SEO link building services, client keyword position reporting, technical website auditing, XHTML/CSS responsive coding from agency supplied Photoshop layouts, creative wordpress theme development, email newsletter coding, influencer research and email outreach for content promotion.

Agency web projects will be treated in the strictest confidence and fully guarenteed until client signoff. Ongoing support is also provided for the most challenging of clients.

For a marketing agency price list or to view some example white label SEO audit and tracking reports please call 0845 680 6815 or email your outsouce requirements.

Website design services

  • Website concept design and web site UI
  • Site structure and low-fi prototyping
  • Valid HTML5 & CSS3 web-page coding
  • Wordpress theme design and development
  • E-commerce store design
  • Shopping basket & gateway integration

Search engine optimisation services

  • Keyword research & competition analysis
  • On page SEO
  • Competitor back-link analysis
  • Toxic back-link analysis
  • Link building & anchor text management
  • Local search optimisation & citation building
  • Website auditing
  • Keyword rank tracking
  • Influencer research and social outreach
  • Content promotion & guest blogging
  • Infographic story development and design
  • Responsive HTML email coding
  • Website analytics setup
  • E-commerce tracking and report analysis


"It's been great working with Stephen. Thank you so much for your hard work, hours dedicated, flexibility and, most of all, a great result! "

Irene Martinez. Category Development Manager
Rexam Beverage Can Europe & Asia

Website project scoping

Before any project is undertaken I initiate an initial scoping period. Consisting of a series of discussions between key client personnel and myself, the scoping period allows me to conduct an in-depth needs and website assessment, how your company works and what you want to achieve. From here I can develop a shared understanding and vision of the project, its primary concepts and overall direction.

The key goals of scoping are to:

  • Create a working partnership between the client and WebActiv
  • Provide me with a framework to apply best practices
  • Allow for the seamless integration of activities with the website development

The benefits of my methodology

The scoping, evaluation and assessment process is premised on my being able to work hand-in-hand with clients to provide the best and most creative solution possible. The benefits of this approach include:

Creative e-business solutions

My creative e-business solutions are shaped by experience in all fields, design, marketing and technology. This enables me to provide an objective, consultative methodology, which can be successfully applied to meet most e-business needs.

An informed solution

I allocate time to ensure a detailed understanding of your company and its business objectives. This allows me to provide an informed and accurate solution.

Competitor analysis

I undertake a rigorous competitive evaluation of the business environment to help position the website effectively and differentiate it from your competitors.

Accurate project costings

The competitor analysis allows me to provide a totally accurate and, typically, lower quote for the necessary work. Without this process I would have to charge for the worst-case scenario.

Project schedule

Detailed schedule of activities, which describes the quality and detail of all work to be done with attached time scales, costs and sign off dates.


Wherever necessary, details of when and what content, graphics and data need to be supplied. This enables you to plan time and review resources and defines all of our responsibilities.


Reed Exhibitions
Chamber Link
Caerphilly Tourism
Go Chicago
Laird Technologies
lite craft
Oliver Burns
PPC Worldwide
Piran Strange
Excel Partnership
Consilium Group
Charterhouse Claims
Montana Retail
Sign Solutions





Unique, immersive online experiences

My award winning website design service explores all elements of creativity, including typography, form, content, arrangement, illustration, audio and motion. This enables me to create unique, immersive online experiences that deliver coherent, user centric information while still reflecting client vision.

Building domain authority

I can plan and deliver targeted search engine optimisation and social media marketing campaigns ranging from standard website audits and toxic backlink analysis through to advanced techniques such as influencer research, email outreach and backlink acquisition. I can help build up your domain authority and keyword ranking to drive the right traffic to your site and convert visitors into customers.

Solving ebusiness problems

I can solve your ebusiness problems by inventing, adapting and integrating the latest Internet technologies. After 15 years in the web industry I have the experience to combine a blend of my technical and creative skills to provide custom web solutions to individual problems. My business-focused approach enables me to create an intelligent, balanced integration of marketing, technical and creative disciplines.


"The resulting solution more than exceeded our expectations, and we will be delighted to strengthen our association and working relationship with Stephen for the future."

Lindsay Soulsby. Director

Honors & Awards

Design Week Awards


Digital Analytics Fundamentals
October 2013 – Present

LRT Associate Certificate
Link Research Tools (LRT)
February 2014 – Present

Press & Media

Internet Works Magazine
Featured full page article

Cre@te Online Magazine
Featured web project


Tel: 0845 680 0815
Fax: 0845 680 0816

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Emergency technical support is available:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week by email.

Webactiv Technologies Ltd
Registered in England and Wales No. 5720731
VAT No. 878 1240 08

Need a quote for a web project or discuss SEO outsourcing?
Give me a call on 0845 6800815 or email your requirements.