Who are Blue Giraffe websites?

Blue Giraffe Websites is a trading name of Black Velvet Associates Ltd owned by Terry and Jan Kiermasz. We’ve been kicking around in the IT industry for more years than we care to admit – don’t let the youthful good looks fool you we have a combined experience of over 40 years!

Having been approached by several small businesses asking us to sanity check estimates, we were shocked and disgusted by the number of sharks that are out there. So we decided to provide a true, fair, value for money service to the smaller Business community giving you that ‘corporate’ feel but for a small Business price.

Jan is responsible for the design and building of the website while Terry provides support, admin and editing skills when needed.

Jan Kiermasz, Co-Director of Black Velvet Associates Ltd and Lead Designer at Blue Giraffe Websites

Jan and Terry hold Martial Arts Black belts, are creatives in their own right and hold basic Nutrition Certificates. Jan also holds a Level 2 Usui Reiki Practitioner Certificate. This has allowed us to work with creatives and Holistic practioners with ease but we will work with anyone who feels they need our services.

We pride ourselves in providing a professional, personalised service to every one of our clients. It’s what we did with our very first client and it’s what we continue to do.

Working with you, your website will be tailored to your business needs and marketplace. We take the time to understand your requirements and work with you to design a site to maximise Customer engagement.

To keep costs down we use the WordPress platform to build websites. It’s a FREE, but very well established piece of software that is well supported and used by thousands of Businesses throughout the world – all you pay for is the customisation!

Call us on 07986 290974 to find out how we help get your Business online

We want to make your website a success and something that genuinely adds value to your business. While you’ll get a lot from us, the one thing you won’t get is a ‘hard sell’.

We design, build and optimise websites that get found and generate more for your business!

It’s all about relationships

We want to work with you on a long term basis – your success is our success. We always start by getting to know your business, understanding your marketplace and the service (or products) you provide.

It’s not easy being a business owner and your time is valuable. We’ll work with you in a hassle-free way ensuring you get the site you want with the minimum of fuss!

When we build your new site we’ll ensure it is responsive so it works seamlessly across all devices. Your site can also be optimised for Google, ensuring it creates plenty of new business enquiries – we’ll also throw in some training so you can maintain your site going forward.

Experience where it matters

We’ve been working within the digital world since the dawn of the internet. During this time, we’ve designed and developed websites across a huge range of industries and services – we understand what works but more importantly what doesn’t!

Using decades of experience in web design Blue Giraffe can provide you with a truly custom web experience, including eCommerce, Brochure style sites, Membership sites and more.

We don’t use off-shore contractors but in 2021 we partnered with Sam to be able to bring a Pay as you go option into the mix. Sam is himself an experienced and competant web designer and developer and he looks after the maintenance packages and any Pay as you go clients. Sam and Jan are in regular contact although not in the same office.

We get you the web results you deserve!

Our websites perform! Many of our clients with brochure style sites that sell services are now booked months in advance. Business is booming, thanks to our professionally designed and optimised sites.

Our websites consistently deliver year-on year increases in traffic, resulting in more business for our clients! We work hard to achieve success for our clients and we have a proven track record to help your business grow.

Call Blue Giraffe Websites on 07986 290974 to find out how we can help your Business flourish