Cost-effective, smart solutions to make your business stand out without breaking the bank!

I have a passion for designing websites that work as an excellent “shop window” for your business, that deliver smart and stylish solutions, but that do so in a cost-effective and functional way. I offer you joined up thinking and solutions across different marketing services under one roof, whether this is web design, brand, digital or print marketing, assistance with social media or a mix of these elements.

I work with you to give you the right results and to work as part of your “toolbox” throughout the project, and for as long as you need support and services. I love doing this because I learnt through the years of developing sales and marketing teams and business strategies that websites need to be an integral part of what you do, and not an expensive ornament that just look smart.

If you would like to work with someone who has "been there and got the t-shirt" on marketing and finding cost-effective solutions to raise the profile of a business do get in touch. I would love to chat.

Who knows what I can do for you until we talk.. but here's a taster


With expertise and experience in sales and marketing, I know how important your website "shop window" is! I create effective, mobile friendly, and stylish designs that work within your budget! Hosting also available.


Creative design for brands, logos, banners, brochures, flyers, advertisements.... talk to me about what you need. Online, offline - you can rely on delivery of excellent, stylish & cost-effective solutions to suit your business goals.


Having been tasked with writing many over the years, I am not a fan of dry strategy reports that sit on shelves! I will create practical plans that provide solutions, and integrate marketing & social media in your business strategy.


Whether you need help with social media, marketing your business or just a helping pair of hands to create positive promotion, get in touch for a chat. Use me as part of your team when needed for cost-effective results.

  • Kate has worked very closely with the City Council on making the Carlisle Ambassadors a real success. Her friendly but tenacious approach has built a diverse and sustainable partnership to promote the interests of the city. I would have no hesitation at all in working with Kate on future projects and enthusiastically recommending her to others

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  • Julian SeedsOwner, Parkside Hotel

    Kate has just finished our website which is superb. She has been brilliant at keeping involved with us throughout in order that we got what we wanted, as well as getting involved in all aspects of social media to help us promote ourselves. I would heartily recommend her to anyone, whether you are a new business or an established one

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  • Kate recently updated my website and designed a new logo for my business, and I would highly recommend her. My website was over 10 years old and I knew it needed to be refreshed and made mobile-friendly. Busy running my business, I gave her this vague brief and left her to it. She used clever questioning to understand what I needed, and then surpassed my expectations by using her skills and creativity to design a fantastic logo, apply new colour schemes and layout to my website, new images and suggestions for a few other improvements. Having been given very little direction by me, I was blown away with how much she achieved. I am absolutely delighted with the results, and what's even better is that it was achieved for a very reasonable cost.
    (March 2020)

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  • Having worked with Kate for many years I have to say that the innovative thinking, value for money and customer experience is superb. Kate created two of our websites and worked on various social media campaigns with us and logo design. I would highly recommend Kate to anyone who needs a new website or would like to work on branding and logo design.
    Very competitive prices and met all deadlines and local.

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  • Kate is a consummate professional. I would highly recommend.

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  • Like most businesses and organisations these days West House have had to consider our approach to social media and how best to get our message out there to the public and people who use our services. By working with Kate we were able to develop an integrated strategy that enabled us to build upon our existing web presence and make effective use of media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Kate’s practical approach has helped us become more skilled in managing our own presence and content online, and she has been there in the weeks that followed our training when we needed more hands on support.

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  • We asked Kate to produce a logo for a high-profile third party event - the logo is fantastic! This led to her producing a very professional brochure and then a website for us. Kate worked to a very tight deadline and also offered advice re social media! I would, unreservedly, recommend Kate if you are looking for this type of business service.

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  • Neil WindrossNeil WindrossBusiness Development Manager, Aeronautic Engineering

    Kate's passion, drive, & tenacious spirit, accompanied with her complete integrity, inspires & lifts all that work with her. Kate is relentless in her drive for success & most importantly that of her clients business! Accordingly it gives me great pleasure in endorsing Kate & writing this recommendation. I highly commend Kate to any business that is considering working with her to expand or build their business!

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  • We used Business Toolbox Cumbria to help us to be more visible on the internet in terms of Social Media presence. We really struggled knowing which channels to be on and what sort of content we should be putting on. Kate showed us exactly what we should be doing and made it seem so easy. Now we know what we are doing, we are getting found more easily and are able to promote our products in so many different ways. Thank you!

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  • Having Kate on the “team” for our large scale charity project has been a lifeline. Not only is she is friendly, professional and creative, she has gone over and beyond our expectations, dedicating time to deliver fantastic results. Kate is full of ideas, which have helped drive the project forward. I highly recommend her!

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  • We could not be happier with both the service and the end product from Kate at BTC. Right from the beginning Kate was so professional and thorough. We asked Kate to use her experience and professional knowledge to take our basic thoughts and the information we wished to deliver. Not only is the site visually stunning, we find it very user friendly, and  it has had a dramatic effect on our weekly turnover. We are getting so many more enquiries through our new website based email than our previous email. I simply can’t recommend or thank her enough! I only wish we had another site to design so we could hire her again!!!

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  • Kate is very professional and so easy to work with no matter how picky we were she always accommodated our requirements. Her attention to detail is very impressive and comforting that if we missed something Kate had it covered. Can’t recommend her highly enough.

    (February 2020)

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  • I was introduced to Kate by Emma j Gooch. I was working on Women Out West project. I had an extremely tight deadline. I needed a website, logo, slogan in one week. I had very little time to spare her as I had to work on the build. Kate came back with the logo, colours, website and social media in less than a week. She's amazing. A breath of fresh air and a joy to work with!!! I highly recommend Kate. xxx
    (April 2020)

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