During the website appraisal last year, my website needed a serious overhaul and re-design. This wasn’t the fault of the previous designer, but my own, due to my inclination to add bits and pieces which gradually led to the whole site looking scrappy and unfriendly.
However, I do NEED to be able to update bits and pieces. I’m an ‘update bits and pieces’ sort of person. So I enquired after website designers who offered a really easy but effective Content Management solution. My Dreamweaver skills can’t really be glamorized with the word ‘skills’ so an easy, one or two click system with full picture support, was what I was after.
Fortunately I had met the absolutely amazing French girl, Nathalie Jamois whose company, Abricot Production seemed to offer all that was seeking.
Additionally, I needed to find someone who offered budget solutions for three friends of mine who share humour.co.uk with me. We want to free up humour.co.uk to turn it into what it was always intended to be: a humour and satire site. So getting their own independent websites is the first step towards that goal.
Abricot did precisely this, at a a very reasonable price, and proceeded to custom-design my own site to my specifications.
Not only is Nathalie really easy to speak to, but as a French girl should, she really knows her onions. The resulting site is 99% accurate to my original visualisation.
Totally unlike some past, horrific experiences when I was at the mercy of the designers worse-thought-out monstrosities
which ended up being invisible on the web.
I am so impressed with Abricot and their ability to create customised
websites that translate business goals into actual results.
Their attention to detail, ability to create interfaces that make running our website easy and her willingness to work with the restaurant team to enhance the design elements is second to none.
I had a website but all the technical people who visited it told me it was a mess and need sorting out. As a new company with limited finances I was also looking for a website that I could update myself through a “backend” admin system.
Abricot understood my needs and worked superfast
to turn the website around. I have appreciated working with them and would recommend them to anyone looking for a quick service with superb results.
Having a website was all new to me, so I made a few calls and I had in my mind a lead time to seeing it up and running. Even when I gave abricot the brief, I was thinking in terms of weeks, not days, and certainly not hours!!!!! Email?! What I have email too?!!!! I couldn’t believe it. I even used a few different computers to check that this was real and not some clever scam: sorry ; but it was just too good to be true.
I have enormous experience in procurement and I know that rarely if ever does a supplier exceed your expectations: Abricot annihilated them!
Nathalie is a gem. If like Zarmei, you are a new business, and new to having your own website, you must call abricot for help.
BRAVO! I am totally delighted with the Christmas e-card and wanted to share this with you. You have seen the feedback from my contacts:
‘A lovely personal touch to an impersonal medium’,
‘Just what I needed on a dark, dank and wet Monday morning!’,
‘A warm thought on a wet, gloomy morning’.
Let me say that I found Abricot both creative and responsive.
You prompted ideas, yet accepted our own preferences
and then worked assiduously to ensure the final article was spot on and that transmission of the card was timely (and on a Sunday!) and accurate
I was highly impressed and cannot think what more I could have wanted!
My entire experience with Abricot Production
has far surpassed my expectations in terms of excellence and quality,
Thanks to the bright and innovative work of Nathalie
Abricot designed my website at amazing speed without compromising on quality or customer care. We exchanged numerous emails fine-tuning the site, and they continued to deliver at speed till I was completely happy.
Abricot is one of those rare companies that blends a high sense of professionalism with a fabulously personal approach.
I simply cannot recommed them highly enough.
Recovery Coaching UK
Working on websites can be a nightmare but working with abricot was a joy and so stressfree! They were
friendly, helpful, calm, supportive and generous, nothing was too much bother and they were genuine and human.
They met all the deadlines and went the extra mile for me which I really appreciated. They understood what I wanted and tried to create that within my budget and timeframe and came up with solutions when due to technolgoy things didn’t fit. They were delightful to work with and trustworthy – They stood by their word, I wholeheartedly recommend abricot.
Without question the most professional and personable web design and production operation I’ve come across.
They grasped and understood exactly what I was looking to achieve
with such ease that I was able to be completely hands off with the whole project – entrusting it to Nathalie.
They delivered – and continue to do so!
I’ve worked with many web designers, but I’ve never found anyone like Abricot Production.
Put simply, Nathalie raises ‘personal service’ to an art form.
After a relaxed, friendly chat on the phone with Nathalie, they produced a draft site that was near perfect – after only ONE day! My new website looks great, works brilliantly, and was up and running in a week.
Looking for an affordable, attractive website that really works? I can’t see that you’d ever do better than Abricot Productions. (They’re great fun to work with as well!)
I was extremely pleased with the high quality of work and speed of turnaround
when I asked abricot to design and build a website for my client. What was also impressive was the attention to detail and the knowledge they had of the best way to deal with issues that inevitably occurred.
Paul Baker Caricaturist
Nathalie, this looks excellent – thanks very very much!
Please take a well earned break for a few days – it looks like you’ve been at it solidly!
Really, I’d got to the point where I didn’t think it was going to happen until the new year with the previous “designer” – so please don’t feel there’s a rush to complete.
I think you’ve captured what I was looking for perfectly
– clear, concise and unfussy. Puts my services over in a very straight forward way.
I too am going to be really busy for the next couple of days, so I’ll let you know about any little tweaks and alterations then.
But just now I really can’t see much that I’d want any differently.
Once upon a time, I had a complex and pompous website, hosted by a company that was shamelessly overcharging me; but I always found excuses to postpone redoing it. Fortunately, I met Nathalie at a business event and our common mother tongue facilitated the discussion that quickly focused on my website problems.
Nathalie was quick to offer a cost-effective hosting solution. The new IC3 website was up and running in less than a week. Since it is totally dynamic, I can add, edit and remove content anywhere in the site. The editing tool is as easy to use as a word processor. I can also attach documents and create links between pages and to other websites by simply clicking on intuitive icons. Total control.
Nathalie is smart – she immediately grasps requests for functional or cosmetic changes and often comes back with even better ideas.
Nathalie is fast – she responds to problems and acts effectively as soon as she knows about them. No delays. No excuses. She’ll work overnight if necessary.
Nathalie is more:
pragmatic, patient, caring, friendly, fun, and … insanely honest
– she charges too little for all the good things she does. In a nutshell: a fairy in a world of greed.
Hire her before she realises it!
Keith Hern Photography
I first approached Abricot when I was having some problems with a previous web-host, and needed to find a more reliable host for both my website and email. They were fantastic with suggesting site improvements, provided a superb service and even
managed supreme patience when faced with endless questions form the not-so-technical.
I would have no problem recommending abricot, and indeed will be using them for another website to be developed shortly.
As a company working in a global marketplace with contracts and clients spread on a worldwide basis, our website had to have an immediate positive impact. Abricot-production delivered an extremely effective service from start to finish.
The company took the time to sit down with us and understand our business
and what we wished to achieve. They remained in contact through out the site construction phase and made regular changes to the design even after the site had been launched.
As a promotional tool Remote Trauma’s website still remains the most important aspect of our marketing strategy and hence we would have no reservation in recommending Abricot-productions. They worked to our brief completely and without fault. Any changes were communicated quickly and most importantly they were great people to deal with. We would have no hesitation in employing their services again and recommend them 100%
Abricot Productions were friendly, fast and effective web designers who worked diligently on my web-site.
The design is exactly how I wanted it and
they really listened to me and understood my brief
. Top marks for Abricot!
The French Table
We commissioned Abricot Production to redesign our website and are delighted with the finished product. As a result of our new look website the numbers of visits to the site have more than doubled and
we have had numerous positive comments about its layout and design.
The follow up training from the Abricot team was excellent and we are now able to edit and manage our menus and content easily ourselves. I would happily recommend Abricot to anyone!
Abricot have been a pleasure to work with. Not only were they responsive at all times, but
they simplified the process and didn’t blind us with web jargon.
They worked to an incredibly tight timeline and delivered an excellent website. They gave sensible and well considered advice on the structure of the site and applied a clean design.
Having a website was all new to me, but
Abricot were so patient, helpful and understanding.
I was very pleased and impressed with the high quality of work and time. they were very fast, I will recommend them to anyone who needs a fantastic website.
In a nutshell abricot is an absolute pleasure to work with! Now that’s a bit of a cliche, but in 25 years of working
I can’t think of a single person who I’ve found easier to work with
and the results are all delivered with a smile and a laugh together – what more could you want!
Nathalie Jamois runs Abricot Production, a highly professional web site design company. Abricot provides creative, tailor-made web site designs to suit your business and your objectives.
Advice, tips and patience are all part of the service.
They work quickly and effectively and are ready to answer any questions – nothing is too much trouble. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services.
The quality of work and the dedication of the staff is absolutely first class.
From conception to delivery the expertise and experience of the people at Abricot is very evident and the results are outstanding. I certainly have no reservation whatsoever in recommending the services of this organisation for all aspects of web design.
Jason Matthias – Recycled
We appointed Apricot to re-design and re-launch our website. Nathalie took on the project and has handled every stage of the process. We have been so impressed, not only with the end results but how the process was managed by Nathalie. She listened to our brief and has translated it into
a website that far exceeds our expectations.
We are seeing daily traffic on the website, that has already converted into real business. All of us here at Recycled Materials are grateful for Apricot and especially Nathalie’s hard work. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Apricot for any website project.
Abricot is a real pleasure to work with. My website needed tidying up and she completed the project within just a few days. They answered all my questions at the speed of light, which makes you feel like you are her only concern.
They are very efficient,don’t use misleading technical jargon & explains everything clearly.
Within a few hours Abricot had become my webhost, meaning that I have now the complete package: extremely friendly customer service, speedy technical support and sound web design advice. I couldn’t ask for more and I will definitely recommend Abricot to anyone requiring web design & hosting, they have incredible business savvy!
I have appointed Abricot to do our website without knowing how much work will be involve and how difficult it can be.
They were extremely patient and determined to help me
through the step by step even so I was changing my mind every day. They are extremely skilled and can do magic…
I have known Abricot for a few years, the site they have put together for me is excellent and would recommend to anyone.
They have been great in helping me understand what to put on the site
and how to word my text, but have never been pushy and work around what I want/need. Everything I have asked for has been completed extremely fast and to a to an excellent quality. Thanks you so much for everything.
I met Nathalie through some of my work colleagues and told her that I was interested in having a website built to run the golf society that I administrate for personal and business use. The Remit: Provide interactive information on the 4 Golf Day’s that we run, the two foreign trips that we run and other functions that happen during the year.
The project started and finished within budget and on time.
The website has been a major success.
Our members are now the best-informed society members on the planet. We have a lot of fun with the service and it saves me hours of hard work on the admin side.
Before Nath started the work I was slightly sceptical about the updating, as I am not particularly technical, however I found that the ‘Backend’ admin section that I police is very user friendly.
I am very pleased with the quality of the work and the ongoing service from abricot.
I really can’t praise Abricot Production enough; they are truly talented, approachable and dedicated designers who would be an asset to any website project! After many months of being let down by our original designer,
Abricot came to our rescue and completely saved the day!
They understood what we were looking for and the urgency of the project; the website was up and running within a matter of days! And they’d even included a content management system, so we could make our own changes! They never tire of my endless questions andare always ready to help. In fact, there is not one bad word I can say – I would recommend Abricot production to anyone looking for a reliable, dynamic and cost-effective designer.
Trade Forex From Home
After spending 4 months being disappointed with web designers promises I met Nathalie and within 2 weeks my web site was up and running. I can’t thank Abricot enough! The team is talented, very helpful, very friendly, dedicated, extremely hard working, very professional and knows what they are doing – a complete dream.
Finally someone I can trust and work with
– I would strongly recommend Abricot Production to anyone.
Abricot enabled me to get a sleek professional website, took responsibility for the design and maintenance, while offering a quality service at a reasonable rate. They are
flexible, patient, attentive and speak a clear language to customers like me who haven’t got a clue about web design
and management, instead of trying to impress with all the technical jargon. I am very pleased with the result of www.echoestranslation.eu and would strongly recommend their services.
Abricot Production is quite simply,
one of the finest suppliers of services I have ever encountered.
Fanatical levels of support, input, assistance and attention to detail differentiate this business from all of the rest by a massive margin.
Owner/MD Nathalie Jamois has brought a sense of vitality, passion, belief, fun, honesty and transparent integrity to the art of web site design, build and delivery. Abricot provide me with a total end to end solution all under one roof; e-mail, web hosting, design, support, build and most critically, absolutely no flannel – you get it straight – the truth, about what will work and what won’t. The brief is turned around in hours, not days or weeks.
In Nathalie you get it straight – no messing, no drivel. She won’t second guess you or spoof her way around an issue. If there’s a problem she’s on the ‘phone and has it addressed right there and then. You could actually say that there’s almost a second sense of what is right or wrong about your requirement but regardless, what is delivered stands head and shoulders above their competition. To top it all off – the pricing was well within the acceptable range, pleasantly surprising me, considering the strategic nature of their value add components and service. Boy is this a smart run business. They have achieved that magical business virtue; total and complete trust.
For the love of me I cannot understand why anyone would go anywhere else. Brilliant, simply brilliant. A leading case study of unsurpassed superior value in a terrific business.
An adorable French accent, a penchant for pints, pies chips and gravy tells me that entente cordiale is alive and well in Claygate.
Can I say how fantastic Abricot Production is, fast and effective web designers who worked conscientiously on my web-site. They have done exactly what I was expected, and even better as they really listened my expectations and understood my brief. They have a very hight sense of professionalism with a fabulously personal approach. The company simply works with passion,
advice tips and patience are all part of the service.
I would strongly recommended Abricot Production to anyone!