The Frock Factory
I am extremely pleased with the services provided by Virtual Venture Limited My original website was only bringing in the occasional order and was hardly appearing in the search engines at all. The average hits per month were about 5,000 a month.
After the rebuild of the site it looked 100% better, was easier to use, had much more information, and all round was a huge improvement. It looked like a professional website. In fact there was no comparison with the original; a rather poorly designed and uninteresting website, for which I was utterly overcharged.
The amount of hits my new site received increased dramatically, then enquiries came flooding in, not only from the UK but the USA and other countries. The amount of orders I began to receive increased noticeably. The average hits per month that I receive currently is, as of today the 27th, for month of Jan 2005: 228,482 hits, so you can make a guess at the month total. The daily average is at 8,462)
I also received training so that I was able to edit and update my website, therefore eliminating the need to hire this work out, once again saving on costs. The fantastic training I received inspired me to look further into website design, leading me to eventually build The Cravat Company website, launched mid December 2004 and which is now receiving orders of its own from the UK and the USA.
I would recommend Virtual Venture Limited wholeheartedly.
Jill Blakemore (Proprietor) - The Frock Factory
Workstream Construction Services
I just wanted to write a brief 'thank you' letter for the excellent job you did with the Java applets you developed last month for our Finance Department.
We have been particularly impressed with your 'Payroll Query' program, which enables every one of our consultants across the country to access operatives' salary data in real time. The program works beautifully, and for an investment of around £800 in your time, saves the company around £3,000 per annum. (That's what we used to spend on additional payroll system licences for each branch office to achieve the same result.)
Our experience with you confirms our long-held belief that we should always call on freelance programmers like yourself when we need to develop in-house applications. When it comes to competence, cost effectiveness, flexibility, delivery and service levels, we haven't found a major software house that can hold a candle to you. Well done!
Needless to say, when we need further tweaks to our systems, you will be our first port of call.
227 Environmental Limited
Virtual Venture have provided a highly efficient service delivering the initial website well within expected timescale and making subsequent amendments within a 24 hour period. In addition to building us a website that reflects our professional standing Virtual Venture have also provided us with Internet marketing expertise, knowledge which is essential to our expansion plans.'
Rob Jackson (Managing Director) - 227 Environmental Limited
Yoga With Nerissa
I have known Mark Cooper since January 2004. I approached him after a recommendation to see if he could work on my web page: www.yogawithnerissa.co.uk It looked very unprofessional and Mark turned it totally around. I was very pleased. He has recently turned it around again and I am delighted.
I have always found Mark very efficient in making any changes when and where necessary. He also has good ideas.
I am involved with two other people in a small business called Yoga with Nerissa. We have made a video together. In August 2005 Mark became our Business Manager and with his help the video is now a DVD which not only sells on my web page and Amazon but world wide through Green Umbrella.
I would recommend Mark highly as being efficient, professional and as an ideas man. Please feel free to get in touch with any queries.
Nerissa Fields - February 2007
Mr Cooper project managed the development of our website over a period of 18 months. In completing this project he showed himself to be highly organised, utterly reliable and a thoroughly effective administrator.
More important than that, he kept to deadlines and was able to co-ordinate the work of a number of different colleagues and groups in the college effectively and sympathetically. Mr Cooper is a hardworking individual and a reliable practitioner. I would have no hesitation in employing his services again and I am happy to recommend him unreservedly, as an IT professional.