Nigel Stevenson, media consultant - kent

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Excepts from this publication include...

"On you marks" covers virtually every media your business will ever use. Based on over 30 years of media design and purchasing this title offer some great money saving tips. Here are some extracts...


"...your company logo. This single design element will feature on everything you publish, issue or profile. In most cases it’s the first part of your business that anyone will see; therefore it must reflect your business, look professional and set the tone for any future business relationship."


"...your web page copy should be written with search engines in mind (SEO copy writing). Use in sentence links and the correct tags to assist the search engine ‘crawl’ process."


"...if you want your signage to last for a period of over 5 years consider using vinyl lettering as the UV life is longer"


"...the embroidery process uses delicate, fast moving needles and alignment tables so seek advice before purchasing garments yourself. Most workwear embroiderers can supply good quality products at surprisingly low costs."




Nigel Stevenson - website design seminar


"I found today very helpful as not over the top techy, which as a retailer and not a website designer was extremely refreshing. I had struggled in the past to find someone to offer me genuine advice and training on where there was a potential to improve, key things to look for and support available to use (some of it free , which is key in small business)

I have left the course today feeling confident that i would like to explore more and that it is possible to navigate the minefield that is seo and believe with some effort on my part using the knowledge that i have gained today i can actually make a difference. What was most interesting from my part is that most individuals that i have met in the website development industry do not appear to want to help if it is not of any benefit to them, you were honest , open and keen to help, kept things simple, identified my business needs , understood the frustrations that i had been having and worked hard to put me on the right track. I came away today from your training course knowing more in two and a half hours than i have learned from attending seminars at trade shows and spending significant amounts of money on code courses.

I would happily recommend you to others and would not hesitate to use your services in the future."

Louise Crush
Pink Flamingo


on your marks

2013: “On your marks” - a designers guide.
ISBN 978-0-9926886-0-8

For the new business owner or anyone who wants to get the most out of buying media this 28 page publication takes you through the best practice procedure using plain english and common sense.

Packed full of trade top tips this informative book covers every aspect of buying...

  • Logo, website, print advert and signage design
  • Web page SEO and getting top of Google
  • Print and advert buying
  • Workwear embroidery and design
  • Copy writing for websites and printed docs
  • Photography and image hire

“On your marks...” will long term save you money and make the whole media commissioning and buying process less daunting.


Discounts for bulk orders



Website Jargon Buster
the centre for micro businesses


Beginners guide to website design presentation

Easy guide for new businesses covering...

Value for money, web names, hosting, web page design, SEO, mobile websites and social media.


In association with The Centre for Micro Businesses


Website design planning guide

"Website design planning guide"

Based on over 15 years of dealing with clients who need guidance when commissioning website design. This easy to follow guide with tips and examples will help you get your website project off the ground.


(courtesy Oast House Media Kent)
Website Jargon Buster

"Website Jargon Buster"

If you're buying web design it's worth swatting up on the jargon. Web designers will slip into a language of their own so be ready and talk like an Egyptian!


(courtesy Oast House Media Kent)

Book reviews

"Our postie dropped a large envelope through the door this afternoon and upon opening it I was blown away with the contents”

Jane Filby
FilbyMoore Associates
Fundraisers & Management Consultants


“...very impressed. Seriously, it’s great advice, completely relevant, very easy to read. A cracker! “

Stephanie Hayman
Chequers Kitchen, Restaurant & Cookery School


“...well written by the way, and probably about the level for your average start-up”

Julie Waller
JPW Business Solutions Ltd


"Wow, this is great! Really clear and well written"

Jo Dodds
Jo Dodds Social Media


"as you know im not very upto date with all this stuff but this book was very easy to read and explanations were understandable, and I feel i understand a lot more.

I hope you do well with this it has my vote"

Paul Chapman
Director: SEC Faversham



"Your advice has been invaluable and your professional friendly approach assures me I can contact you should I have a problem or need to update or change my pages."

Caroline Young - Deal Keyholding Services


"From conception to completion Nigel could not have been more helpful or informative and has produced a high quality website to showcase our business."

Steve Girdwood - Confetti Productions


Corporate ID

"From start to finish the whole process was exceptionally smooth and as a local company to the school Nigel's personal contact was invaluable. Our old logo was a bit tired and didn't reflect the changes in the school we wanted to convey. We had some idea of what we wanted and after an initial meeting Nigel came back with some ideas that afternoon. After some redrafting we came up with a brilliant new logo which we are really pleased with."

Steve Owen Headteacher
Sholden CE Primary School


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