Here's a little story about why we do what we do.
Ages ago Sian had a little blog (now sadly neglected) called SianScribbles. This was was before we had ever thought of running our own business, let alone running a digital website agency.
This blog had simple images, some favourite pictures and just stories from everyday life. Really nothing fancy. No taking payments. No data-bases. Nothing anyone except Sian would place any value on. Or so we thought.
Then one day Sian went to log in to write a post and instead of the pretty image usually on the front page of the little blog, there was a big red and black Skull and Crossbones.
At first, we assumed it was the wrong website, so we reloaded it. Still the skull. We tried it on different computers. We went down to the local library and tried to look at it from there, but still the Skull.
Sian Scribbles had been hacked.
It was surprising how violating it felt and it still seems overdramatic to liken it to being burgled, but it really did feel horrid. A pit in the stomach feeling. Someone had broken into the back of our website, had a rummage around and impregnated it with something corrupt.
It was two days later when we got an email from some bloke who told us he had hacked into our site and that he had been able to do that because we hadn't taken the proper precautions to secure it. He'd reinstated the blog, but next time we wouldn't be so lucky.
That was our lesson and it led us to our business today because we became red hot on WordPress security.
Stormchasers Digital was born.
Mark Jennings Technical Director
Mark Jennings is a Google Certified geek, WordPress Manager, problem solver and an all-round tech person. He speaks about, teaches and implements WordPress, Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager for marketers and their clients.
Sian Murphy Managing Director
Sian Murphy is a radio show host for The Women In Business Radio show, publisher and writer. She also works one to one with business owners to help them market and grow. Twitter, coffee, wine and food fanatic - and the order of their importance depends on the day!
Stormchasers Digital Team
Today Stormchasers Digital is headed up by us, a husband and wife team, and we focus on making WordPress websites work. Our ideal client has had their website for around 3 years and it's been fine up until now but it's time to improve on speed, perhaps add in some new functions, but basically, they are ready to get it looked after professionally.
Our approach is simple. We only use specialist Security, Speed and Optimisation tools and protocols to enhance your website and not a 'party compendium pack' approach to WordPress Care.
We also have no-compromise values when we work with our clients...
Sponsoring And Partnerships
Stormchasers Digital partner with, and sponsor, organisations within their local business community as well as globally.
Our overall philosophy is that there is enough business out there for everyone; what goes around comes around; and, if you can't do it brilliantly, then pass it on to someone who can.