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About BY Design

Having spent 16 years building and developing websites, from the very early days of business websites, I have lived and breathed the rapid changes and technological advances that have occurred in this fast-paced sector.

I get great satisfaction from the constantly changing nature of my work, including recently developing my own artificial intelligence website chat bot.

Yet I am also keen to underpin any development work with a solid consistency of product standard and service, based on the many years experience I have accumulated.

The web is always changing, but it has also reached a point where users have pre-set expectations in terms of both layout and functionality, which it is vital to meet in any project.

So if you are serious about your website and would like to take the next step in developing it, or even if you are just looking for a better hosting and management service for your existing website, please contact me and let's start the conversation.


Ben Yates - My Background

My path was set in early childhood when I first received some blank paper and crayons from my grandma. Several years and many thousands of dubious drawings later, I went to study Design & Art Direction at Manchester Metropolitan University (1999-2002).

Following graduation, I gained experience of working as a website designer and graphic designer in both the private (Safety Management UK) and public (Lancaster & Morecambe College) sectors. This gave me a broad understanding of design implementation across different markets, before establishing BY Design as a permanent fixture in the creative website marketplace.

Ben Yates - BY Design

Inspiration & Philosophy

I believe life is a rich tapestry and that we are constantly surrounded by good ideas, inspiring sights and creative thinking.

The challenge is filtering out the good from the average, and taking notice of the bad, so as not to waste time re-creating it.

In terms of inspirational creative figures, I greatly admire the design work of Peter Saville; my logo is a nod to his work on the Joy Division - Substance album cover which formed part of his extensive work for Factory Records and the late, great Tony Wilson, who did so much for the rebirth of Manchester and the wider areas of the Northwest.

On a more personal level, and in no particular order, the following people have also been a huge positive influence in my professional career.

Rudi Thoemmes (RRB)
Brian Gregory (Safety Management UK)
David Wood (Former Principal, LMC)
John Perry (International Projects Coordinator)
Stuart Rimmer (Principal, Great Yarmouth College)
Mark Prada (Local Choice)
John Farrell (Magnetik Media)
Albert Yates (Builder & WW2 RAF Serviceman)

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Customer Reviews

  • Ben is excellent to work with, his approach to design is one of really listening to the customer and being completely flexible to guide the customer to the best design outcome. I would highly... View More..
    Stuart Rimmer

  • Excellent service highly recommend BY Design (website migration).... View More..
    Debbie Bould, Deborah Ann Beauty

  • This is the second time BY Design has created some work for us at Shawly Scrumptious. Excellent customer service, brilliant prices and fantastic work! highly recommended.... View More..
    Rebecca Shaw, Shawly Scrumptious

  • I would always recommend Ben to anyone needing a website - great ideas man.... View More..
    Steven Brown, Browns Carpets

  • If you are looking for a professional and skilled web designer, look no further than Ben Yates. He has a wide experience of designing different types of websites, on multiple platforms. He has a... View More..
    Steve Hughes, Hughes Info Tech

  • Bells Plumbing & Heating LTD can not recommend BY Design enough.
    Ben really listened to our needs as a business and designed a website that is easy and clear for our customers to use, and for... View More..
    Chelsea Bell, Bells Plumbing & Heating

  • Excellent service from a very friendly and knowledgeable guy. Boundless patience when dealing with non tech savvy customers!... View More..
    Redwell Fisheries

  • We have used BY Design for years now for all our online campaigns, designs, websites, fund raisers and many other aspects of design requirements. We can highly recommend such a fantastic company run... View More..
    MPK Media

  • Made several improvements to our website. Took the time to listen to what we wanted and itemised all costs. Great to deal with. Will definitely recommend/use again.... View More..
    Ross Kidd, Bay Beds

  • Have been looked after totally - what more can you require.... View More..
    Alan Rooke, Drivin Skool

  • I moved my web hosting to BY Design in 2018 and have been delighted with the results. I should have done it sooner! Ben is a lovely chap, always quick to respond to any queries and he provides a... View More..
    Jonathan Bean, Photographer

  • I have no hesitation recommending BY Design for hosting and web-site design, our enquiries have increased significantly since Ben totally revamped our web-site, developing a clear, modern and easy to... View More..
    Steve Berriman, Sonaspection

  • I recently commissioned Ben from BY Design to build my Company website. Ben made the process nice, easy and enjoyable. Our website was completed and live within a couple of weeks and looks very... View More..
    Kat Blayden-Byrne, Peart

  • Good to work with and good results.... View More..
    Trevolution Plumbers

  • We have used Ben for a number of years and always had great service and products to match , we would highly recommend BY Design to anybody needing a website.... View More..
    Alpha Engraving

  • Ben is helping to design and work on a new website for MfM having previously produced two other excellent sites for me. He involves you in every step of the production. Reacts to you requests quickly... View More..
    Ed Burrow, MfM

  • Highly recommended! Excellent advice and super helpful with some of the more complicated aspects of web design and site development.... View More..
    Mark Gray

  • From initial contact to the end result, BY Design were great and easy to work with. It was very straight forward to contact Ben by phone or email to discuss any questions I had or any alterations I... View More..
    Kirsty Brown

  • What can I say,we came to Ben as the web site we had by someone else was not delivering what we wanted.Ben came up with loads of ideas and our web site is doing really well with lots of hits. Ben is... View More..
    Andrea Edgar, Ultimate Cooling

  • I have worked with Ben for several years. Not only is he very professional he is exceptionally patient. Importantly Ben always works to agreed time lines and his results are superb.... View More..
    Lesley Hornsby, No 43 Arnside

  • Excellent service from day one from Ben, always available for advice and input to grow my business. Constantly in touch to review and support.Highly recommended.... View More..
    Dave Horner, DHL

  • Some months ago, I asked Ben if he could look after my website. Straightaway, he suggested some useful improvements. He is always proactive in looking for ways the site could be improved. Ben has... View More..
    Paul Rodman, Kendal Wills

  • I run a golf festival in the local area and have been using BY Design for over three years. I find Ben very easy to deal with, nothing is to much trouble . I am not the greatest with technology so I... View More..
    Tony Wilkinson, Bay Golf Festivak

  • BY Design recently took over my website, we achieved great results in a short space of time, whilst providing good communication and keeping costs very reasonable. I would highly recommended Ben to... View More..
    Paul Edgar, Ultimate Cooling

  • Ben works extremely quickly with any changes that are requested on the our website. He is knowledgeable and has great design ideas.... View More..
    The Crown Hotel, Morecambe

  • I've been a customer for 8 years with BY Design. Ben tries to understand the business of each client and make the website individual to them. Price wise he has always been good value and I have been... View More..
    Claudia Carillo, Biomedic

  • Ben designed our website and has maintained it for the last couple of years great service always on hand to help with any issues can't fault him.... View More..
    Wayne Jobey Roofing

  • Absolutely first class service. Very easy process. Excellent product at the end of it. Ben was very professional, answering all questions very quickly. Really pleased with the finished web site.... View More..
    Darren Buntin, Lime Tree Properties

  • Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ben. He has been a great help to us with our website.... View More..
    Laura Fort, ibay Homes

  • Ben is very helpful, and guides me with all my website and email/internet queries. Nothing is too much trouble for him, which is a bonus as I’m not that technically minded!... View More..
    Sarah Davey, Simply Clean

  • I have been working with Ben for many years now. He is always responsive. He has helped my business get established and reach local clients for which I will be forever grateful. Whenever I need... View More..
    Simon Das, Property Manager


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