Aidan Spence is well known in the Northwest as a Web & Graphic Designer. He has been operating his Agency for almost 9 years based in Letterkenny. He just got married before the lock down by the skin of his teeth to the lovely Eilis on 13th March in Harvey’s Point and I was there of course!
Aidan works from home for over 8 years so his office has stayed pretty much the same since Covid 19 lockdown began. As a real outdoor person he misses getting out of the house to go climbing, kayaking and surfing, but I have no doubt he will make up for it!
Aidan has been helping businesses trade online for years. I must add he has been a great help to me since I started my website over 3 years ago.
Since Covid 19 he has been helping lots of local and national brick and mortar stores get online to keep their business going
One example of this is “Jules Hair & Beauty Supplies” in Letterkenny. They didn’t have a working e-commerce website so Aidan and his team got to work on this site in April and got it live within a few weeks and had them trading. This has resulted in a significant increase in sales which is steadily growing every day and allowed them to reach new customers around the country. Shop online www.jules.ie
Jules Hair & Beauty Supplies were delighted to have Aidan help them out they said ‘however, thankfully modern technology is on our side, in which many businesses have resorted to help keep their businesses afloat.
We at Jules Hair and Beauty are an example of “getting online” during this crisis and we have Aidan Spence to thank for that. We got in contact with him, who was more than willing to help us out and get us online as quickly as possible.
We are so grateful to him for the great job he made on developing our website and getting us up and running. Thankfully our website has taken off and we have reached out to a whole new market of potential consumers. I believe Online is the best way forward during these difficult times. We are so lucky to have such a talented Web Designer on our door step. We couldn’t recommend Aidan enough. He is always there to help, support and guide us through our online journey. I am sure he will help many more businesses to prosper and grow also. Thank you Aidan’ they concluded.
Aidan has told me that ‘The Local Enterprise Office are currently giving financial assistance of up to €2,500 with co-funding of 10% from the business along with training and advice to help your business trade online. Cutting the cost of developing your online trading capacity by up to 90% can make this investment very affordable for many small businesses out there. Businesses that have already availed of the Trading Online Voucher can also now apply for a second voucher, where upgrades are required. The vouchers are targeted at businesses with the following profile and can help with the below activities and more.
Limited or no e-commerce presence, 10 or less employees, Turnover less than €2m
Applicant businesses must be trading for at least 6 Months
Businesses must be located in the area covered by the LEO to whom they make their application i.e. LEOs cannot accept applications from businesses located outside their jurisdiction.
WHAT IT COVERS
Web Design, Online Advertising, Digital Strategy Services, SEO App Development.
Aidan is available for consultation on reaching your business’ online potential by visiting www.aidanspence.ie or calling 086 1025538.
Below are a sample of the websites he has created.