Best Served Cold

Web design and development

We pride ourselves on producing high quality websites that fully conform to the highest web standards. Our sites are accessible and search engine friendly, making sure that all our sites have the best possible chance of succeeding where so many others fail.

Rooney Electrical

We’ve recently launched a new site for a local electrician in Langford, Bedfordshire: Rooney Electrical. They are a small, family run commerical and domestic electrical company.

Rooney Electrical are experienced in electrical testing and certificating, generally known as Landlord certificates. Our qualified testing electricians can help with all the electrical paperwork required by law. Installation of new consumer units (fuse boards) and lamp replacement (as needed or as part of planned maintenance).

They can also manage all the usual commercial and domestic electrical requirements: Work space relocation or installation of moving floor sockets, data points, lighting. Portable Appliance Testing (PAT testing) and Periodic Inspection Report (PIR). Dado trunking for sockets, data points & telephone points. Emergency lighting systems and display lighting as well as outside lighting.

We are a family run, Part P registered, Government approved, commercial and domestic electrical company. Working in and around Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Over the years we have helped many homes and businesses with all their electrical requirements by listening to customers needs and then carrying out what they asked for in a professional, economical and practical way.

View the Rooney Electrical site here

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The site is built in WordPress using a Woo Themes template that we heavily edited and added a full e-Commerce platform to.

Are you Linkedin?

When you think of social networks there’s one that often gets overlooked: Linkedin is a business network that allows users to set up profiles, add pictures, talk to each other, link to like minded and similar business people and then network with them. So is Linkedin a social network like Facebook or MySpace? Yes, sort of. The main difference is the demographics and the fact that looking at Linkedin at work may be considered good but playing with Facebook isn’t something you want your boss to see!

At a very simple level you can think of Linkedin as “six degrees of seperation” for business people.

With over 50m users worldwide Linkedin isn’t as big as Facebook yet but the demographics of its users makes for quite interesting reading:

Average Age: 41
Household Income: $109,703
Male: 64%
Household Income $100k+ 53.5%
Own Smartphone/PDA: 34%
College Grad/Post Grad: 80.1%
Business Decision Maker: 49%
EVP/SVP/VP: 6.5%
24% Have a Portfolio Value of $250k+
Job Titles:

  • C-Level Executives 7.8%
  • EVP/SVP 6.5%
  • Senior Management 16%
  • Middle Management 18%

50% Are Business Decision Makers in Their Companies

Why should you be on Linkedin?

There are a lot of companies and business executives on Linkedin, it’s a good way to keep your finger on the pulse of your industry and you can join groups to talk about your business interests and what might be affecting your current and future work plans.

If you’re a freelancer or contractor you can use Linkedin to promote your services. Spend a little time talking to people in your area of expertise they might want to hire you.

By using your profile and contacts wisely you can use Linkedin to find a new job and talk to prospective clients – wherever they are in the world. You can also find out about companies and talk to existing employees to check out what your next job might be like…

LinkedIn allows you to:

  • Get online recommendations for your professional abilities and your character
  • Get introductions to potential employers or colleagues in your field
  • Search available job postings placed on the LinkedIn website by members. While you can also search the web for jobs through LinkedIn, the big benefit is that many job posts are exclusive to LinkedIn: They aren’t advertised elsewhere. Those postings often have a requirement that you have one or more LinkedIn recommendations. Additionally, there is a chance that someone within your LinkedIn network already works there or knows someone who does, giving you a big foot in the door for an interview.
  • Join various groups that align with your interests and participate in discussions. Having a group in common with another LinkedIn user is one way you can invite others into your network. Each group discussion contains its own job listings.
  • Create an online resume that can work for you all the time. LinkedIn allows hiring companies and recruiters to search for professionals who might fit their criteria.

We have a company profile on Linkedin: Best Served Cold on Linkedin

Local web designers in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

For a lot of people looking for a web designer, especially for their first company website or blog, it can be hard to know who to trust, what to look for and how to cut through all the jargon!

Best Served Cold are based in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and we understand that not everyone knows what SEO, social networking, SEM, IP addresses and A-Records are so we talk our clients through the process of creating a site. From start to finish we will discuss what’s needed and come up with a few ideas that we think will help to market the new site. And if you need it, we are happy to talk through the latest ideas in search engine optimisation, social networking marketing and usability and accessibility.

There are a lot of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire based web designers but just like any other service you need to talk to a few of them to get an idea of what’s on offer. The quotes for the work can be wildly different but that will often reflect what you’re getting for the price. We like to offer a complete service: designing a new website, working within the confines of a brand, setting up a content management system and ensuring any new site gets indexed by search engines quickly and efficiently. We don’t make exaggerated claims about SEO but we will promise to design any new site with search engines in mind and follow the highest quality guidelines for coding and accessibility.

If you’d like to find out more about sites we’ve designed for businesses in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire please contact Best Served Cold and we will talk you through our work and what we can do for you.

UK Lawn Care

Last week saw the launch of our latest client site: UK Lawn Care Network. We’ve been working with them for a couple of months to create a clean, simple to use directory with a CMS for lawn care articles and other helpful information for customers.

UK Lawn Care Network (UKLCN) has been established for a number of years and has helped lawn care companies around the UK to promote and market their businesses:

The UKLCN supports lawn care specialists who make enormous contributions to lawn care excellence and innovation in the UK. We supply our members with vital information, practical advice and great ideas to help them grow and prosper. And we provide a friendly community in which independent lawn care providers can share knowledge and experiences.

The UKLCN helps lawn carers to develop their business and become part of a real community — somewhere they can find advice, ideas and information. We give independent companies the support they need to keep their businesses growing.

UK Lawn Care Network