Bespoke website development with WordPress

For designers, agencies and marketing professionals.
You supply the designs. I deliver the build.


Professional website build service from scoping and analysis through to deployment and beyond.

I am a freelance web developer providing website development services to a wide range of clients. From design and marketing businesses, who need to contract out development work on a regular basis, to small-to-medium sized UK businesses who need a professional developer for a one-time job.


over28years experience
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WordPress websites

I specialise in building websites on the WordPress content management system.

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I build all websites by hand to your exact design requirements. It’s what my client’s expect and is the only way to deliver a top quality, well-optimised end product that can be fully supported for the lifetime of the website. I don’t use ‘off-the-shelf’ templates.

I favour WordPress as my CMS of choice because it has great expandability and because I have a great deal of experience with it. I can also build custom plugins to tailor a site to very specific needs.

What you can expect from a WordPress website built by me

Hand-crafted to exact design
Hand-crafted to exact design
Responsive -  adapts to any device
Responsive – adapts to any device
Easy to update
Easy to update
Optimised for performance
Optimised for performance
Optimised for security
Optimised for security
Ongoing support options
Ongoing support options

Skills & Services

This is the full range of services that I provide.

WordPress website development

Bespoke, well-optimised website builds with the WordPress content management system.

eCommerce website development

I use WooCommerce for delivering ecommerce with WordPress websites.

Front-end web development

HTML5, CSS, JQuery/Javascript. These are the fundamental tools of my trade that I use every day.

Back-end web development

Mainly this is in support of my WordPress builds, such as custom plugins with ACF and Php programming.

CSS & GSAP animation

I can add animations to enhance your website designs and content with CSS and GSAP.

Website support plans

A range of software maintenance and technical support plans for your website. Find out more >


I am a professional web developer, based near Romsey in Hampshire.

Gary Cottington

I have been a developer for more than 28 years, working for a number of design and marketing agencies across the South of England. Around 8 years ago I decided to go freelance and set up my own business providing website development services.

Honesty and reliability are the backbones of the service I provide. You can be sure of a professional service at all times.

All jobs are costed in advance so you know exactly what you will be paying.

Rates start from £36/hr (£270/day)

What my clients and colleagues have said…

“…I am so glad you are there to turn to…”

“…Thank you so very much, it’s always a pleasure working with you…”

“…Thank you so much Gary, it’s looking awesome I’m so, so pleased with it….”

“…Super star, thanks so much Gary….”

“…Just looked at the new website it looks amazing, just wanted to say thanks for working so hard to get it out on time…..”

“…The site looks amazing as I knew it would, thank you so much……”

“…Gary’s expertise and experience is second to none and he is always able to deliver a robust solution…”

“…his ability to find a solution to any problem has been in no doubt invaluable to the success of all the projects we have worked on…”


While confidentiality agreements prevent me from advertising much of my work, here is a small selection of some of the recent websites that I have built.

The Conflict Poppy
Website build
Morrinson Wealth Wellbeing
Website build
Rick Stein
Website build
Diametric Automotive
Website build
Website build
Land Quest
Website build
Portsmouth Cardiac Associates
Website build
Website build


Some common questions answered.

My skills cover both, however I predominantly take on jobs that have a strong front-end development bias as it’s what I do best and enjoy most.

Yes I can also provide a website design service if you need it. I am not a designer myself but do have a number of design associates I can call on to deliver the creative design aspects of your website.

This varies greatly, but it’s not uncommon for me to be booked up several weeks in advance . The best thing to do is simply contact me and ask.

Sorry, but I am unable to do this. I only work remotely. But with today’s technologies, collaborating at a distance has become easy and efficient.

As long as the NDA is in plain English, doesn’t require a solicitor to decipher, and doesn’t compromise my existing business relationships, then yes.

This depends entirely on what the website requirements are in terms of functionality. As a guide though, if you supply the designs then a typical small to medium sized business site would likely cost in the region of £1k to £3k to build. Larger, or more complex, sites would cost more. Send me a brief and I will provide you with a quote.

I don’t provide face-to-face training. But I am happy to offer support and advice via telephone and email during the build, and also post launch if you take out one of my website support plans.


This is how the process of commissioning a website from me typically proceeds.



You provide a project brief and site map. Along with concept designs from your designer if available.



If it’s a job that I am able to take on then I will provide you with a quote, and an idea of my current availability.



You pay a deposit to book the work into my schedule.



You supply the completed, signed-off, design assets and content.



I build the website on my development server and provide access to you.



You review the site and amend the content as required.



Once the website has been signed-off I will deploy it to the live web server.



You choose your required support and maintenance plan options.


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You can get in touch via the following methods.

When contacting me via email please be sure to include your name, company name and phone number.

Genuine enquiries will generally be answered within 24 hours whenever possible.
No recruitment agencies please.

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