More than a digital agency

Applecado is a small but seriously effective web development agency based on the North Hampshire and South Berkshire border, servicing clients all around the world.
Our office is in the countryside, situated next to the gorgeous River Kennet and surrounded by fields filled with sheep and horses.

With over 20 years industry experience our skilled team work hard for our clients, going the extra mile to produce top quality websites and applications which stand the test of time and offer exceptional ROI. We are fuelled by good quality coffee & delicious home-made cakes (which we are more than willing to share), and an unhealthy addiction to the internet.

We love the web.

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How we work.

Step One: Plan


We write a specification, create a site-map and wireframe the site ensuring we have the features you expect to see.

Step Two: Design


We design any pages, elements and assets required for the project and give you time to sign them off as approved.

Step Three: Develop


We build the project according to the specification, crafting the code with performance, security and maintenance in mind.

Step Four: Test


We test the website in all current browsers and on various different platforms, and then hand it over to you for approval.

Step Five: Launch


Once you are happy with the work we have completed, we set it live and everyone celebrates.

Step Six: Support


We support you and the website. We can add features, make changes, or just help with day to day management.

We are proud that the sites we build last longer than the industry average.
Many of our sites are now over 7 years old because of the excellent support and maintenance we offer. They are still fast, secure and loved by our clients, their customers and visitors.

We have happy clients

  • PeopleSource

    Trust. That’s a very relevant word in the web design world. As a client you have to put your money, and faith into a company before you see the outcome. You often don’t know what you want at the outset and things evolve. They will help you plan effectively and work with you if you change your mind along the way – which you will! Alex and the team at Applecado inspire trust. I trusted them with my site and 5 years later I’m pleased to say the site continues to work well and when we’ve needed them to make tweaks, the Applecado team have jumped straight on it and supported us, even with small pieces of work.

    They design and develop beautiful bespoke sites which means that you don’t have to compromise or fit your ideas into a specific template that looks like other sites. They communicate throughout the process and give constant updates on progress. I couldn’t be happier and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone wanting to improve their web presence.

    Jason Baker - PeopleSource

  • Fhoke

    We've been fortunate enough to find Applecado to outsource the over-flow of development work during those busy months. It's very cost effective for us and is a far better solution than many freelancers' "fire and forget" approach to projects. Alex is forming a great development house at Applecado who we can rely on to get the job done and to get it right. We look forward to a long term working relationship.

    Ben Bush - Fhoke

  • Thinker/Doer

    Applecado's approach to building websites using bespoke written code has allowed us to do things other web agencies would have been unable to deliver.

    Projects that come out of our studio are rarely straight-forward and often present challenges specific to them, be it user experience for multiple audiences on a large, content managed, corporate information centre - or finding appropriate ways to engage people in a new brand with social media on an e-commerce site.

    Alex and Nicky have always offered knowledgeable advice, proved they can meet deadlines, been on-hand for support when needed. Every job we have produced together I have been proud to put our name on.

    Anthony Coyne - Thinker/Doer

  • Virgin Unite

    It was a great pleasure working with Applecado to build the online platform for Virgin Mobile USA's FREE.I.P. program. At every step of the project they responded quickly to our needs while continuing to deliver a high quality product. Applecado quickly became a company we knew we could rely on.

    Marc Humphries - Virgin Unite

  • Beringer Tame

    Applecado offer three things that are rarely found together - high quality concept development, top grade technical development and excellent project delivery. They spent tie learning about our business, listened carefully and asked searching questions, came up with some excellent concepts for how technology could help streamline processes and improve customer experience and then delivered on time and under budget. We were so happy that we immediately put them on retainer for all future development for web, customer and marketing automation. I have no hesitation in recommending Applecado.

    Patrick Tame - Beringer Tame

  • Aaron Rudd Creative

    As a freelance designer, I was relieved to have found a reliable developer in Applecado, who I can send designs to for them to build and have a quick and hassle free experience. Attention to detail is key for me to get the most from my designs and I'm pleased to be working with Applecado.

    Aaron Rudd - Aaron Rudd Creative

  • Tipsy Wight

    Applecado built us a beautiful ecommerce website for our growing vodka business which has worked like clockwork from the day of commissioning.

    Always positive, helpful and everso slightly cool it has been a pleasure working with them both as our business grows, and we have total confidence both in their skills and attention to customer service.

    Michael Green - Tipsy Wight

  • Vodafone

    Everyone we show it to thinks it’s amazing

    Alex Tame - Vodafone

Read our testimonials

We work with great brands

Annapurna Recruitment
Sunglasses For Sport
Pincott Plumbing
606 Club
Aaron Rudd Creative
Virgin Unite
Education Development Trust
Smooch - Wedding Rings by Appointment
British Tomato Growers Association