Based in Leicester, Z Media have been building small business websites and working with digital projects since 1999. Averaging between £750 to £3,000 our websites offer demonstrable value and quality at any price point. All of our websites are Content Managed Websites (CMS) allowing you to edit and grow your site easily and without further costs. Any website has to be found easily on Google and we guide our website clients through the options available. The options vary dependent on your business type and the amount of competition you have. It doesn't have to be expensive at all and usually only involves remembering a few key points when creating new content. We also offer Small Business SEO as a service in its own right even if your website has not been built by us.
We are a small business and for websites you'll usually be working with me, Nick Ward. After deciding being a radar technician in the Royal Air Force wasn't going to be a life long career I tried my hand at retail management. I learned a lot in both jobs but I enjoyed my next leap into commissioned music even more. That was where I started to learn how to design websites and by 1999 that eventually took over the business. Occasionally I am helped by some well established freelancers who are enthusiastic, experienced, and intelligent. We've worked together for many years on many projects and we can usually see potential pit falls before they happen. Being a small business we value your business more and will go the extra mile.
Small business websites and our name change
Although most of our business is with small business websites we build larger sites too. We built and looked after the British Parachute Association's website, Skillshare International's website and Skydive Magazine with it's twenty year archive of articles and back issues. We recently provided six months of technical support for Funeral Partners, a rapidly expanding national business, allowing them to wrest control over their 60+ branch websites from an expensive London agency.
Regarding the name change. After many years we've listened to people that said that ZCT Media was awkward to say over the phone so we have shortened our branding to be simply Z media. Z Media is now the name of our web design business. ZCT remains our official name - but you don't need to say it anymore!
How ZCT's other skills benefit you
As well as websites ZCT have produced videos, animations and eight spoken word products with an Oscar winner. We have also produced soundtracks for the healthcare and aerospace industry and much, much more. Our resident video person has a long CV including being the first person in Leicester to shoot Her Majesty The Queen (in 3D). We are competent in Premiere, Photoshop, Logic and more.
Because content is super important for your site's SEO, having this depth of digital media knowledge and skill in-house lets us work faster and maintain quality control.
Small business websites checklist
- Must be found via a Google search for numerous key words and phrases. We will get you on page one.
- Must look great as a first impression is delivered in a few seconds - aesthetics count. Let us make you look better than your competition.
- Must load quickly On the subject of ‘a few seconds’ the site has to load quickly or they’ll be off to your competitors. This is measurable. This will please you!
Depending on whether your website will be self managed (usual) or managed by us, or something in between (becoming more usual). Your website:
- Must be easy to update - and expand. Our systems are the easiest you’ll find.
- Must be easy to back up - by staff and stored in more than one place.
- Shouldn’t have any dependencies - let’s talk disaster management and how to freely alleviate one!
Remember, even our £500 websites can tick all of the above boxes.