About Mark Wardell

I’m Mark Wardell, an independent WordPress website builder based in Manchester. I have been helping small businesses and charities throughout the UK with good value, non complicated website builds since 2009.

Currently

Running Mark Wardell Marketing, a Limited company founded in 2009. The company was originally focused on traditional marketing but very quickly moved to solely online / digital and then to WordPress website development.

Relocated to Manchester from West London in 2023, the focus of the business is shifting from mainly small business clients to actively seeking out and supporting more and more charities. Currently 50% of my clients are charities and the aim is to get this to 75% as the business continues to develop.

Backstory

  • 2009: After a couple of years of freelancing founded Mark Wardell Marketing Ltd, still going strong
  • 2006: Completed MBA from London South Bank University, graduated with distinction
  • 2002: started with Euro Car Parts, the UK’s biggest supplier of car parts to the automotive aftermarket. Worked as Head of Marketing for four years, and continued to freelance for them for 10 years
  • 1996: first job from university. Had to work hard to get it and enjoyed my time in both Sheffield and Maidenhead giving me 6 years experience in retail services with MINIT UK as Marketing Manager
  • 1993: Started my degree, graduated with a BA (Hons) in Accountancy and Finance (2:1)

Things I can help with

  • Marketing advice in general
  • WordPress website development
  • Social media
  • Online profile / brand development
  • Google for small businesses

Philanthropy

Since becoming a registered charity in 2007 (no. 1120905), Wheels for Wellbeing have worked with thousands of Disabled children and adults who face barriers to taking part in any physical activity. Informed by life-changing personal experience of disabled trustees, staff and volunteers, they are determined to show that anyone can enjoy cycling, given the right equipment, support and environment.

Abundance London harvest surplus fruit, we plant orchards, hedgerows and trees, they try and reconnect people with nature and protect it in an urban setting, they create beautiful spaces, mainly through planting but also through art.

They are a voluntary organisation with charitable aims, founded in 2010. They aim to work with local schools, volunteers, businesses, community groups and local government.

North Kensington Law Centre work in the community in West London to help people with their legal problems. We seek the best outcomes for those facing disadvantages in the areas of employment, housing, welfare benefits, immigration, criminal defence and prison law.

Chiswick Flower Market is held on the first Sunday of the month in the High Road’s market place, outside the police station. We aim to be the Columbia Road of the West, offering an exciting range of plants, flowers and horticultural products.

Chiswick High Road has many great places to eat, with vibrant boutique shops, and is within a short walk of beautiful historic parks and the River Thames.

Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre is vibrant law centre located in central Hammersmith. They provide people in need with legal advice and representation and give support and training to other community groups. They aim to help to overcome the obstacles faced by those most disadvantaged who need access to the legal system.

Dukes Meadows Trust led the regeneration of the meadows to create a beautiful riverside park. Starting in 2000 the trust has raised over £1 million to create fabulous play areas and has planted hedgerows, wildflower meadows and an orchard to increase the bio diversity of the park. Hailed by local government magazine as a model of sustainability, the trust has established successful social enterprises that generate revenue to maintain the improvements made.

Reviews

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Mark has undertaken a complete redesign of our website. We love the fresh new look and the ease with which it can be navigated. Mark spent many hours working with me to get the best possible result and took great care to ensure that all details were correct. We are a small charity so we have to watch our costs very carefully and are so grateful to him for giving up his time to help us.
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We are a Law Centre in North Kensington and rely on our volunteers to provide a lot of the pro bono services we offer the community. Mark kindly offered his services pro bono (his way of volunteering!) and built us our incredible website. He gave us everything we wanted and more, and is always there when we need to make additions or updates and he always makes things so easy. Thanks Mark, we're very happy to recommend your services!
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Mark has been maintaining the Inspire Hounslow web site for many years now, and has recently redesigned it according to our new brand design template. This has been very successful; he never said no to anything and always tried his best to accommodate every request. The result is fully functional and looks great. We are very pleased!
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We were over the moon with what Mark created for us at Chiswick Flower Market. A clean and fresh website which is easy to navigate, and that was quickly updated and remodelled by him as we moved from an idea to an actual market! He gave spot on advice, was pro-active and is a pleasure to work with. Most importantly, our visitors to our website like it and it conveys brilliantly what we are about.
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Mark has created the right look and feel for the Hounslow Giving website as part of his charity arm. He has really enhanced our brand and understood what we wanted to achieve with flying colours. Mark is also a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
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Mark redesigned our existing website making the design "cleaner" and easier to navigate and find information. Mark was very easy to work with, describing options, taking us through the design and has been very responsive to do small tweaks following the new website going live.
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Mark is fantastic and really helped one of the charities I volunteer with called Ealing Street Pastors. He build a brilliant website that was exactly what we were after, he was very efficient, met all the deadlines and a pleasure to work with.
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We had a great experience working with Mark and we are thrilled with our new website. He carefully listened to our charity's requirements, understood the priorities and created a site that reflects our charity's ethos and audience. He always went the extra mile in answering our questions, and clearly had a passion for creating something that we were happy with. Mark's website has transformed our online brand and image, and we're so thankful for his help.

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