"Since 2001 I have been working as a driving instructor in Cork, Ireland. The business is small and enables me to work flexible hours which is something that I desire as I have a young family. All was rosy in the garden until that nasty ‘recession’ kicked in and threatened to completely destroy this business that I have been working in. This was in the winter of 2008. For a year I tried various ways of increasing my work load but with little or no impact.
Around this time a friend of mine suggested that I try to advertise on the web. I am not very comfortable with computers and things relating to IT in general. Another friend then suggested Sort IT Web Design. I looked at the web site and from there initiated contact with Jason. After a short conversation my worries were reduced, even the concern I had about employing (as well as paying) someone on the other side of the world! Initial discussions were easy and there were some great suggestions about how best the message I wanted to convey could be accomplished.
Now I have a web site up and running and I have had new clients who have chosen to work with me over other driving instructors based on my web site. This has been made possible due to the hard work (initial and ongoing) of Sort IT Web Design."
Michael O'Brien Carraigh Dubh Driving School
re: Web design
About 4 years ago, I assumed the responsibility for designing my firm’s website. As you know, it drifted along with no sense of direction until a website, of sorts, was launched – and then the problems started. Frustration tempted me to close it down.
After discussions with you, some “plain English” explanations and simple but effective suggestions has resulted in a new improved website which I am happy to refer my clients to.
While I can competently navigate my way around the internet, I do not pretend to understand what happens behind the page on my screen – and I do not need or want to know. That is your area of expertise and you managed to guide me through the design process, without offending me, providing a professional and cost effective design and management service.
It was a relief when the new website was launched and it is pleasing to hear complimentary comments from clients and competitors alike. I take the kudos but my thanks go to you."
Tony Irvine Scholefield Cockroft Lloyd
"Thank you so much Jason for supporting me in the planning and design of my website. I had a basic knowledge of website design and about what I wanted, but you guided me in the right direction and gave me lots of ideas to work with. Thank you also for your follow up care and making any changes I have requested.
You made it so easy to correspond between New Zealand and Australia using skype, and have made getting Mummy's Aid on the internet a stress free process"
Julia O'Brien Mummy's Aid
"Just want to say another BIG Thank you for all your hardwork on the site. The feedback from visitors has been really positive."
Sandra Little Mischief Kids Gear
After a brief discussion about our preferred website design, and some of the options available, Jason was able to create exactly what we needed. He used initiative to add subtle extras that made our website better and also readily accepted the small changes that we requested to complete the overall look. What impressed me the most was his eagerness to work promptly to achieve our website so quickly.
Thank you also for the technical advice and hardware service you have given. You are very easy to do business with.
Tom Woodhouse - Principal St Joseph's School
Clyde School required an informative and professional website to:
1. Provide a ‘shop window’ for those prospective parents who were looking for information about our school. We have subsequently had a number of inquiries or enrolments from families moving into the area from other parts of New Zealand or offshore who had made extensive use of the website for school and community information.
2. The website is also being used to communicate with our existing parents and to showcase school activities through class web pages. Most parents now opt for the weekly newsletter through the website. This has reduced our weekly newsletter photocopying costs.
3. We use the website to quickly disseminate information like postponements and cancellations, event reminders, emergency closures and, if required disaster management information. Weather related announcements such as snow closures and delays to school buses due to road conditions are now made primarily through the website.
Jason from Sort IT initially spent some time meeting with school management to ensure the website was both professional, informative, and met our needs. He continues to support the site and provide us with statistics on website hits. I have no hesitation in recommending Sort IT as a client focused and professional business.
Doug White - Principal Clyde Primary School
We were previously very apprehensive about setting up our own web page, we knew that we should have one, but didn’t even know where to start to get it up and running and the thought was quite daunting. That was until we found Jason!
Jason made it all so simple, we understood what was going to happen and why so there was no unexpected surprises. We are very happy with the site and the service we have received from Jason. He is very easy to talk to and a pleasure to work with. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sort IT and Jason to anyone.
Jackie and Tony Smith Junction Auto Services
Jason has established our web site which includes a small video clip and information on our wine Tasting venue and Museum at our Earnscleugh road property.
I found Jason very knowlegeable and put an excellent web site together and we look forward to on going development of the web site and the business.
Johnny Chapman Como Villa Estate
Jason has just set up a new website for us. He has made a huge effort to make sure that he has got to know us both personally, and our business to find out what we needed our website to achieve. He has been brilliant to deal with and has always been available when we needed him. The bookings we have taken since the website has been set up, have more than doubled for that time period.
Lesley Middlemass Chatto Creek Tavern
Jason worked with us this year to re-develop our B & B’s website so as to make it more appropriate to the commercial environment our business operates in. Our brief to him was to create a website which can be regularly updated by us and which allows browsers to see what our B&B looks like, the availability of accommodation, the services we offer and to easily make a booking with us.
We found Jason easy to work with, clear in what we should expect and what the work would cost. He listened to what we wanted to achieve and found cost-effective solutions to our challenges.
Our website is up and running and is attracting many positive comments both from booking agencies and customers. Even better, it is generating regular new bookings for us. His solution to a weakness in the website was ingenious and speedy and has been well received by the booking agents who identified the problem.
We will continue to maintain our business relationship with Jason and Sort IT Web Design and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing web design services.
Bruce & Esmé Macdonald Lauder School B&B
We were recommended Sort IT Web Design by a family member after enquiries to find a local website designer to help upgrade our existing website. Jason visited my husband John and I, and took time to talk with us and understand our business and the relationship we wish to have with our guests. This was reflected in the practical alterations he made to our website and his knowledge of SEO.
Jason is easy to contact either by email, phone or text and always responds quickly. I have also appreciated his home visits to assist me with computer issues. He has a wide skill base and professional attitude, is patient and understanding with a good sense of humour.
I have no hesitation in recommending him to others and wish Sort IT Web Design all the best.
Maree Davidson Dunstan House Clyde
Jason listened to our thoughts and needs to gain an understanding of our company, and what we hoped to achieve from our website. He was most obliging, easy to work with, explained how “Search Engine Optimisation” works, so that we could keep this in mind when planning our website layout and wording. He also gave us an indicative budget estimate for the complete website cost after our first meeting.
We believe Websites play a huge part in advertising, so we wanted our website to be an excellent show and tell tool for our company. Jason worked within specific time frames when needed, and is still providing follow up care and making changes as requested.
We found Jason helpful, knowledgeable and professional, therefore would not hesitate to recommend Jason at Sort It Web Design to anyone needing web design services.
Noel & Barbara McCrostie Specialised Structures NZ Ltd
With limited time and computer knowledge it made sense to put our Website Design and Management into Jason’s very capable hands. We are really happy with the results and would recommend Sort IT Web Design to anyone wanting to deal with a “down to earth” web designer.
Deb McBride Molyneux Motors (2001) Ltd
Jason listened to our brief of what we wanted and worked within our technical abilities to provide us with a user friendly website. He has provided excellent training and ongoing support.
Sharon Cromwell Resource Centre
We wanted a simple professional online presence as most of our work is generated by word of mouth rather than through a website. Jason took the time to explain to me in layman’s terms the various options for our website. He also took the time to explain the search engine optimization that will get your listing higher up the search list, which is working very well. When we want to update it with new content Jason takes care of that too.
Carl Meyer Meyer Engineering Limited
We choose Jason to work with from a recommendation. We are pleased with the process we went through to build our web site, Jason was keen to help and accessible when we wanted to ask questions. It was important to us to let the professionals do what they do best, we liked the fact that once the site was live as part of his continued service we can still contact Jason with any questions that come along. Jason is up front with the rules the level of payment and what his service will ensure. As recent customers we would be happy to recommend Jason for similar services to others.
Don & Barbara Poulter Alexandra Lookout B&B
Jason at Sort IT Web Design was most helpful in upgrading our website and intergrating a Calendar-Booking System with mobile phone facilities, for Lauder Store Accommodation at a cost that was within our budget. His clear and consise instuctions to us who have limited computer skills was greatly appreciated . Thank you Jason.
Pam and Earl Harrex Lauder Store Accommodation
We are very happy with the service that we received from Jason; from the first meeting where he listened to and helped to refine our vague descriptions of our requirements, to the finished and very professional looking website. Jason’s advice was professional, helpful and knowledgeable without being pushy, and he was happy to tweak things until we were all happy with the result.
He responds prompty to emails regarding small changes or issues, and we are delighted with this afterservice, which is a valuable part of the whole package.
We have no hesitation in recommeding Jason to our friends and acquaintances.
Sue Keast - Grey Ridge Vineyard
Only up and running a few days and a booking for the cottage. When I asked how they found us they put in Accommodation Maniototo and there we were. Thanks Jason!
Jane Falconer - Clachanburn Garden
To keep up with ever increasing technology we identified some time ago that we would need a website. I looked online at the websites for other businesses in Alexandra and contacted one of these companies for a reference for SortIT Web Design. They gave a glowing reference and I contacted Jason directly for a quote. It was a very cost effect quote given promptly.
Jason visited several times to find out exactly what we wanted and to provide training on the updating of the website so that we could manage it ourselves. He recommended a local photographer and our website was up and running almost straight away. It is generic enough that we don’t need to input into it all the time and Jason is available whenever I have needed help. I would thoroughly recommend SortIT Web Design for all your website requirements.
Karla Stiles (Practice Manager) - Centennial Health
I have really enjoyed working with Jason to rework our website. Jason actually listened to what I wanted and incorporated those aspects into the design of the website rather than tell me what I had to have. Even though our website is now complete, Jason still helps me out when I don’t know how to do things. I go to him for all my web-based business promotion questions and he is fabulous as he is so knowledgeable.
Kirstin Wright - Three Miners Vineyard 2014 Ltd
We used Jason from Sort IT Web Design to update our website late last year. We found him to be professional, prompt and gave attention to detail. Timeframes indicated were delivered on and we were without an active website for a very short period of time as he swapped from the old to the new site. He provided us with ideas on current technology for our website, what information we needed to give him to enable our site to be viewed correctly by all devises whether from home or mobile. The process was simple, pleasant and Jason provides easy to follow after sales instructions to enable us to maintain and update our site.
Dianne Smit - Walkers Upholstery (2005) Ltd