Proudly based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk UK

Building Websites that Elevate Small Businesses & Boost Google Rankings

Web Design for small business in Bury St Edmunds - Afford Web Design

I specialize in creating websites that serve as powerful tools for small business owners, amplifying your message and attracting more clients. Websites that go the extra mile by optimizing your online presence, expanding your reach organically, and positioning you as a standout small business. Let’s work together to elevate your online presence.


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This is How I Can Help You

Overwhelmed by the idea of creating a website? Would you rather spend your time working on your day to day business? Whether this is your first website or your existing site isn’t delivering customers, I know it’s hard building a small business. Let me take some of the weight off your shoulders.

Websites and web design is my thing. I don’t just create visually appealing websites—I create websites focused on attracting the ideal customers for your business.

Let’s work together to build a website that not only looks great but truly works for your business. I am based in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, and work with clients locally and further afield creating websites that work for small businesses. 


“You made moderning and refocusing our website so straight forward”

Anne made the daunting process of moderning and refocusing our website so straight forward. We love it! And we’ve already had really positive feedback from clients!

Wayne, Director at Azzotech Ltd.

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WordPress is my preferred platform for website development because it offers superior SEO capabilities, plus the flexibility to scale and adapt as your business grows or changes over time.

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Web Design Services for Business

If you want your website done right and fast, here are ways I can help you create a professional site, get it ranked on Google and keep it working correctly.

New Website or Website Refresh by Anne Afford Web Design

Do you need a new website or website refresh?

Ready for a website that really promotes your business?  With my design process, we’ll turn visitors into loyal customers. Get a beautiful, functional, and SEO-optimized site that showcases your brand. Let’s discuss your redesign or a brand-new site!

I specialise in sleek, custom-designed, mobile-friendly websites that get you found on Google.

Anyone wanting to improve their website or have a new website built to attract and convert more clients.

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Website Maintenance by Anne Afford Web Design

No time to update your website? Or to keep it safe?

Finding time to maintain your website can be a challenge when you’re running a business. This Website Maintenance Package takes the hassle out of the essential & ongoing tasks: installing the latest updates to theme, plugins and WordPress software. And I can add new text or images to your site.

Maintenance is an ongoing process, with several updates each month.

Website owners who want to focus on growing their business, not website chores.

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Local SEO for local business by Anne Afford Web Design

Wanting to boost your online visibility?

Local SEO is key for local businesses like trades people and restaurants. Local SEO makes your business stand out on Google in local searches. With regular SEO your business competes with businesses nationally as well as locally. The best time to start “doing any SEO” is right now!

Local SEO & SEO are not one-off services, but an ongoing process.

Any business aiming to increase online visibility, impact, and income locally.


“I can not recommend Anne highly enough”

I can not recommend Anne highly enough. If it wasn’t for her we wouldn’t have been able to trade during the pandemic. Within a day we had a full stock list on the website for deliveries. Then she was able to build an online appointment system that has worked amazingly and kept a steady stream into our garden centre so social distancing was easy. Afford Web Design is a fantastic business and Anne is amazing.

Andrew, Director Woolpit Nurseries Ltd.

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Hi, I’m Anne!

I’m on a mission to banish lackluster websites, ensuring your online presence works tirelessly for you.

Investing in a new website is significant, and your trust matters. I simplify the process, ditching techy jargon for clear guidance in plain English.

Based in Bury Saint Edmunds, I cater to local and remote small business owners.

With 15 years of experience, I craft unique, purposeful websites, capturing your business’s essence.

Partner with me to elevate your business and rise in Google rankings. Whether you’re a small business, entrepreneur, or startup, let’s create a brand that reflects your confidence and capabilities.


07825 322693

Proudly based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk UK

“Brilliant on all tweaks and changes on a website”

And I have to say, Anne is brilliant when it comes to all those little tweaks and changes you might need to make on a website so that things are just right! Thank you so much.

Sarah, Sarahyoga

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why use a freelance web designer or web developer?

Choosing a freelance web designer and front end developer over an agency can be a smart decision, as it often results in top-quality websites and a more personalized service, all while offering great value for money.

I provide custom WordPress website design services. From custom website designs with custom development to WordPress updates and WordPress migration services.

Do you only work on websites for Suffolk businesses?

I’ve been working as a web designer for many years, collaborating in person and remotely with businesses of varying sizes and industries including local clients near me in Suffolk as well as people further afield. I am comfortable communicating through various channels, whether face-to-face, email, phone, and Zoom, depending on your preference.

How much does a freelance web designer or developer charge?

When it comes to hiring a web designer, rates can vary widely depending on factors such as experience, efficiency and time scale, with quality freelancers in the UK typically charging a minimum of £50 per hour. As a general ballpark figure, custom brochure websites are from £1500, while ecommerce websites may start at £2500 or more. My hourly rate is £50 per hour.

Before starting on a new project I will provide a quote to complete the design within the parameters provided. Initially I would ask you to provide me with a brief of your requirements. 

What is the typical timeframe for a freelance web designer to build a website from start to finish?

The duration of a website project typically ranges from a week to several months, with factors such as the size and complexity of the project influencing the timeline.

What is the difference between a web designer and a web developer?

For websites, the web designer’s role is to create visual designs while the front-end developer is responsible for turning these designs into interactive and user-friendly websites. With years of experience and expertise in both web design and front-end development, I can offer businesses insights and solutions to bridge the gap between design and development.

What factors should I consider when deciding whether to hire a freelance web design expert or a web design agency for my project?

When compared to agencies, hiring a freelance web designer can be cost-effective due to lower hourly rates, greater flexibility, and a more personalized experience with a single point of contact.

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