Website design and development

For small and medium sized UK businesses


Professional website design and development service. Specialising in creating websites on WordPress and SquareSpace.

I am a freelance web designer / developer providing services to a wide range of UK businesses.

Whether you are just starting out, or a more established business, then I would be delighted to help.

For an instant cost estimate, use my online website quotation tool.

Or get in touch.

over28years experience

Simple, effective, website design for your business

I provide a full website and build service for my clients on a choice of platforms.

It’s hard to beat WordPress for its sheer flexibility and extendability. Recommended for most business websites.


If starting out, and you don’t need much customisation, then SquareSpace provides all the basics you need.

Both SquareSpace and WordPress are Content Management Systems (CMS), meaning that you can edit your website content any time you like.

If you are not sure which platform is best for you, don’t worry. I will make sure that you are on the one most suited for your website requirements and budget.

What you can expect from a website built by me

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.

Website design and build

Bespoke, well-optimised website builds with either SquareSpace or WordPress content management system.

eCommerce website development

I can set up on online shop for you to sell your products. An increasingly essential facility for many businesses.

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 designer and 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 9 years ago I decided to go freelance and set up my own business providing website services.

Honesty and reliability are the backbones of the service I provide. You can be sure of a professional service at all times. And as a sole trader you can be sure that when you pick up the phone you’ll always be dealing direct with me.

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

Rates start from £38/hr (£285/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…”


Here is a very 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.

This depends entirely on what the website requirements are in terms of scale and functionality. Use my online website quotation tool to get a quick estimate.

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.

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.


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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.

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