Based in Portishead, Bristol, BlueTree is a small family business that’s been trading successfully in the IT sector since 1984. We've been designing web sites since before the turn of the century.
With apparently free sites on offer from global corporations, we believe we have to offer much more to survive and prosper in our chosen field of business. So what more do we offer?
We want you to own, manage and maintain your own website. With that in mind, we offer:
Mark Fielden. After Management Training with Unilever, I started as a computer programmer with Rolls Royce, where I stayed for 20 years, ending up as a senior manager in Production Control. In 1984 I joined a start-up training and services company whose aim was to take big-company production management and IT understanding to SME’s. After a couple of years training senior managers in some of the UK's leading manufacturing companies, they let me lead a team that developed one of the first UNIX ERP packages, sold across the world.
Dave Fielden. After 2000 AD, the ERP software market started to consolidate, reducing opportunities for a small software businesses. This coincided with the Internet explosion, so I brought my graphic design experience to the company. Over the years, I've acquired a good understanding of the IT issues surrounding web design and delivery, leading to this comment from a client IT company.
I've developed so many websites, for so many different types of business, that I know we can do a great job for anyone. My work has been used in manufacturing, distribution, automotive, education, the service sector ... it has even been deployed in Her Majesty's Cabinet Office.
Chris Fielden. I have owned (alone and with others) and run three businesses. At the same time, I’ve written several books and developed a respected and popular on-line writing resource. I worked at Strategy Digital for 6 years, rising to the position of Operations Director. SD was acquired by Fat Media in 2015, a multi-award-winning, full-service digital agency. I worked at FM as Digital Marketing Director, overseeing the transition from the acquisition and running the Bristol office, before leaving to concentrate on building my own business. I also work part time at BlueTree as a Digital Marketing Consultant.
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Successful manufacturing companies have had a formal approach to Continuous Improvement since the middle of the 20th Century. At BlueTree we have the same ideals. If we can find ways to work better and smarter, we will, so we can deliver better value to our clients.
We value our clients greatly, and we look forward to a long and mutually successful relationship with every one. To this end, we provide regular reports, SEO hints and tips and a host of other small services that we hope will help them keep their web sites in tip-top condition.
We use our Client Support Area to keep in touch with our clients.
We respect the privacy of our clients and anyone who contacts us, or signs up for a newsletter or regular email. We will not divulge client email addresses, or any other business or personal information to third parties.
For clients who require it, we will work under a legally binding mutual NDA, or Non Disclosure Agreement, either ours or theirs.
We build websites using a "Component-Based Design" methodology. We build every website using components from a library we have compiled over many years. This keeps costs down because a) we don't have to write and test so much code, and b) each component has been tested already in many different scenarios.
Please look at some of our recent work to read what some of our clients say about us.
As parents and grandparents, we have a stake in the quality of our local environment, the world around us, and our Planet Earth as a whole. We take this seriously and look continually for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Examples:
Whilst we will travel for charities and big contracts, we prefer to help SME's in our own area, within maybe an hour's travel of our centre here in Portishead. In view of this, we:
We're not a wealthy company, and we don't make a lot of money, but we do like to invest a little of what we have in local charities, and some that have a special meaning for us.
We recently sponsored a flower festival at Pill Methodist Church, which donated £560 to bladder cancer research.
Our 2016 Christmas charity is Deki, a crowd-funded bank which helps small African entrepreneurs work their way out of hardship, and not rely on charity hand-outs. Read about it in our blog.
For a free consultation, call 0117-339-0095 or contact us here.
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We host our web sites and cloud-based services with Memset, the UK's first carbon-neutral ISP. An award-winning company, they offer 100% up-time, ultra-fast response and Government accredited security.
We work from home, which minimises travel, keeps down costs and carbon emissions.
We use renewable electricity from LoCO2, and now they even get some of their gas from renewable sources: methane (don't ask :o)