Based in Manchester, MadeByShape specialises in web and eCommerce design and development. Additionally, the skilled team offers SEO, PPC and hosting for your brand new website or eCommerce store.
Keen to learn more about MadeByShape, I spoke with the company’s co-founder, Andy Golpys. He was kind enough to answer a few questions for this review.
The Beginning Of MadeByShape
MadeByShape is a vibrant company, founded in 2010. Having been around for 11 years, both of the founders have extensive industry experience. Andy explained how MadeByShape came into fruition:
“MadeByShape was born in 2010, between 2 freelancers – Jason and Andy. They previously worked with large agencies and wanted to start a small, boutique agency that could work with small brands through to large global organisations. Initially starting out in only web design and development – the team has now extended to offer branding, websites and SEO”.
Lots Of Happy Customers
MadeByShape has successfully garnered loads of happy customers since its launch in 2010. On their “Testimonials” page, you will find video testimonials from a multitude of customers who have taken the time to share their experiences. I asked Andy what he attributes to his company’s many happy customers. He told me:
“If you don’t take time to listen and understand what the client wants to achieve from the start – it will be difficult. Making sure the client and the agency are on the same wavelength helps a huge deal. Communication throughout the project is vital too, even when things get tough – talk. Don’t go silent, as that’s when the relationship fails”.
MadeByShape boasts some well-known and successful clients including NHS, BBC, 20th Century Fox, Blackberry and L’Occitane.
Additionally, MadeByShape has an impressive 5/5 star Google review rating. The reviews are full of compliments describing the company as “fantastic”, “professional”, “brilliant”, and “creative”.
The People Behind The Company
MadeByShape has put a lot of effort into introducing their team members to clients. They have each taken the time to write a little bit about themselves on the MadeByShape website so that clients and prospective clients can learn about the people behind the company. I think this is a really great thing to do as it makes the company friendly, approachable and relatable.
Andy had some lovely things to say about his team when I asked him what sets his company apart from competitors:
“Our people. I know every agency will say that, but we have a very talented bunch of designers and developers who really love what they do. We are a family that love working together and helping brands grow”.
Andy continued to tell me his top priority for MadeByShape:
“Continue to create and evolve the environment so that all staff are happy, and continue enjoying their work. As soon as they stop enjoying their work, that’s when the results will drop”.
Web Design and Development Services
MadeByShape expertly design and develop user-friendly websites that positively impact brands. Their thorough process includes UI/UX, wireframes, research and development. The team will work with you to create a website that is not only fully-functional and responsive, but also ensures your brand’s personality shines through.
One big plus-point for MadeByShape is that they handle every single aspect of their clients’ projects themselves in-house. They don’t outsource any aspect of it, so you always know who’s working on your website or eCommerce store.
Website Hosting Solutions
No website is complete without reliable hosting. MadeByShape offers this too, so you get everything you need all under one roof. Customers can choose shared hosting, cloud hosting or even a dedicated server.
Shared hosting is the cheapest hosting option, making it the perfect hosting choice for small businesses. At the other end of the scale, dedicated servers are great for large businesses needing lots of storage space. And cloud hosting, the perfect middle-ground option, is the ideal choice for scaling and adapting as your business grows.
Hosting customers can enjoy a completely secure experience along with round-the-clock technical support. Furthermore, MadeByShape promises a 100% network uptime, which is made possible by their state-of-the-art network infrastructure.
Looking To The Future
MadeByShape has achieved great success since its inception. Andy told me about his plans for further growth:
“We aim to take on a few more people and grow the team to around 15. We have won some big contracts recently so all is looking good. And we also aim to build our very first building – which is a big moment for us in terms of business”.
There’s no doubt that MadeByShape has an impressive track record. Not only has it worked with plenty of big brands, but it also has many, many positive reviews and testimonials speaking very highly of the team and their skills.
I’m impressed by the honest and open approach the company has taken and the steps they’ve undergone to connect with customers and potential customers. It’s clear to me that MadeByShape consists of an expert and professional team that cares about their customers.