Thoughts from the team

Netsells Featured on Clutch as a Leading UK Web Developer

poster Sam Jordan - 23 Apr

We’re pleased to announce that Netsells has been recognized as a leading UK web developer by Clutch. Clutch is a B2B ratings and reviews platform that identifies leading IT and marketing service providers and software.

Clutch analysts evaluate companies based on multiple factors, such as market presences, services provided, portfolio items and, most importantly, comprehensive client interviews. Reading client feedback that Clutch collected has very humbling.

One of our clients, the marketing assistant of a data center, stated:

"Netsells has helped us a lot with our website... We always get complimented on how well laid out it is, as well. We do have a very well-working website, and we’re ranked quite highly with on Google as well. It all comes down to the look of it, so they’ve really helped our business along in that sense."

Soda Visual, a photography company that we have worked with said:

"For me, the fact that Netsells was really honest stood out. We let them be as creative as they wanted to be, and they delivered a great product. They were very straightforward and transparent."

A third client echoed that statement:

"Netsells cares about the projects they work on. It's like having an in-house development team in terms of how they manage it. They give you ideas and feedback throughout, and they're partners in the whole process."

Check out our Clutch profile to learn more about how we were evaluated and read full client interviews.

Read More…

Introducing TIPS - The Technology Investment Preparation Service

poster Brannan Coady - 31 Oct

Netsells are about to begin an exciting new chapter! We are launching a new company with the objective of bridging the gap between ideas and investment.

For many years now the Netsells team have faced the question of ‘what’s next?’ after having listening to talented and excited entrepreneurs explain their idea for the next big thing. Many of these ideas we have taken through into projects and released exciting cutting edge products, but many of them never get there simply due to available budget. The TIPS service aims to change that, by ensuring that those ideas do not remain just that.

The Technology Investment Preparation Service, or TIPS for short, is a service where skilled web, mobile and e-business consultants work with entrepreneurs to refine their ideas, document the solution and produce a demonstrable prototype. Through consultation, wireframes, UI design and prototyping we are able to ensure that an idea is as good as it can be. With the production of pitch decks and presentations, alongside MVP definition and roadmapping, we also ensure they are investable. Upon conclusion of the process, we introduce the entrepreneurs to investors who will establish a time and date for a pitch and hopefully make the decision to invest in the business, providing the capital needed to make the ideas a reality. TIPS is the next step for people with a great idea for a digital product.

We are going to be making good ideas great, and ensuring that the world gets to see them.

We are working with some of the most successful technology investors in the country, and already have a number of great entrepreneurs on the programme - even before we have officially launched!

We are excited to be able to bridge the gap, helping investors see only the refined ideas, whilst giving entrepreneurs a chance to progress their idea with the confidence that it’s both polished and demonstratable, and that it will be reviewed by the people with the money and experience to make it happen.

Watch this space!

Read More…

Scarborough Business Awards 2014 - The Results

poster Sam Jordan - 27 Nov

Brannan Coady recieving his award

Earlier this month we were shortlisted for two awards in the inaugural Scarborough Business Awards, a brand new annual event that aims to highlight the best businesses in the region!

Netsells were shortlisted in the small business of the year category, after showing substantial growth throughout the year and helping to shape the perception of the Scarborough Coast to recognise the growing number of tech businesses operating in the region. Our MD Brannan was shortlisted for Young Entrepreneur of The Year, after helping to drive Netsells through a year of significant growth and bringing employment opportunities to the region.

Brannan, Sam J, Greg and Jack represented Netsells at the event, and whilst the company had to settle for a place on the shortlist, Brannan managed to scoop the prize, beating off a number of other candidates to be crowned the first Young Entrepreneur of the Year!

We will be back again next year, bigger and better than ever, and we are sure we can both better and repeat this years success!

Read More…

My first month on the dev team

poster Jack Colley - 27 Nov

So I've been working at Netsells for about a month now and I thought it would be a good time to write a post and talk about some of the more important things that I've learned from my first month. Without a doubt I've learned so much and I don't think that the amount of things I learn will be slowing down any time soon.

If you don't already know what I do at Netsells. My role is an iOS developer but I also have experience in PHP so I can help out the web development team when we're getting busy. If you want to find out more about the work I do then you can read about my role here.

Read More…

How to achieve maintainable front-end code

poster Sam Turrell - 9 May

Nobody likes messy HTML that makes it a nightmare to make future changes. For any project to be enjoyable to work on, you need to ensure that it’s done right. Jumping to and from old projects as I do on a daily basis, you get a much clearer view and appreciation of how your code has improved in terms of structure and maintainability in comparison.

In this post I’m going to outline the steps I try and take in each new project to ensure the code is clean, semantic and manageable.

Read More…