Clare Bryden founded Websites Ahoy! in 2011 with the aim of making it easy for small businesses, community groups and creative individuals to publicise themselves on the web, with good-looking and good-value websites.
We want to help build local communities and support networks, and support people and groups who are working for a more caring, sustainable and beautiful world by enabling them to communicate their work and message.
Director: Clare Bryden
Clare’s background is in energy-environment consultancy, environmental research and business analysis, working in the public, commercial and charity sectors. She has years of experience in understanding customer requirements; delivering to requirements; organisational change; and communicating analysis. She has always sought to understand and care for the environment.
She most enjoys working with other enthusiasts. Over the years, she has developed many websites for organisations where she has worked or been involved. Clare has wide experience in analysis and types of writing: policy, journalism, academic, website content, and blogging.
Websites Ahoy! aims to operate as sustainably and responsibly as possible. We buy our electricity and gas from an ethical supplier, and where possible our office supplies from sustainable sources. We use co-operatives for our phones, broadband and banking. We travel by bicycle and public transport, and are members of a car club for the times we can’t avoid using a car.
We aim to donate a few hours each month to help charities with their websites. This may be technical development, or support in thinking through the use of the website as part of a wider communications strategy, or one-to-one coaching. Please get in touch if you are interested in this offer.
Our current preferred website hosting provider has a charitable policy. At present, they do not have an environmental policy, and we will try to influence this. We use them because they have an excellent track record in providing customer service.