We believe you should be in complete control of your website and your cms is integrated to empower you with the non-technical administration of as much, or as little of your website that you like.
We only code using open source languages and software and have a range of solutions to meet your business needs.
Our own proprietary PHP content management system, Ascensor Liquid™ was born in 2009 and has evolved to deliver ultimate flexibility whilst being super-fast. Ascensor Liquid™ administration panels are user friendly and can be integrated into the simplest brochure websites as well as the most complicated Ecommerce solutions. Each admin is packaged from the ground up for maximum performance and the modular solution allows the system to evolve as your business does. Ascensor Liquid™ is used for all bespoke website development projects and our new administration system is fully responsive and optimised for both mobile and tablet use.
For basic brochure websites and where our clients demand an open source solution we use Wordpress web development. As PHP developers we customise the administration to suit requirements and use a minimum amount of plug-ins to minimize security updates. Unlike Ascensor Liquid™ we start with the full system and remove the elements from the Wordpress admin that won’t be required. We typically integrate Yoast (onsite SEO), Disqus (commenting system) and Wordfence (IP security blocker) and provide monthly security updates to keep our clients’ Wordpress websites secure. This enhances usability although some aspects do benefit from a basic understanding of the platform. We do not build ecommerce websites using Wordpress.
Magento is the global leading ecommerce solution built on open source technology and we develop online retail website using it. For businesses who want to use a pre-packaged solution Magento works well, though it can be slow and the administration does require some technical understanding. As PHP developers we are able to customise Magento ecommerce to deliver a flexible solution, though the more customisation is done the more ongoing administration is needed to keep Magento websites secure.
Amazing! This one word sums up my experience with Ascensor. From design through to coding and project management they are ultimate professionals. Delivery was on time and pinpoint accurate to our specification. Couldn't ask for a better all round service.
Simon Walton - Proform Racing Bet Finder
We have loved working with Ascensor in the development of our website. Being visual artists I wanted our website to reflect our passion. Not only have Ascensor supported us, they have helped make our vision a reality, they are super professional and great to work with. We would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a top digital agency.
Melissa Timperley - Melissa Salons
Cornelius Beer had no hesitation in approaching Ascensor to fully manage a digital marketing campaign around a new product launch, a product launch that was to give nothing away until the launch date at the BrauBeviale 2016 exhibition on the 8th November 2016.
This type of campaign was a first for Cornelius Beer, we trusted Ascensor to deliver on what they said. As with past experiences with Ascensor they went above and beyond what was expected, delivering a highly successful marketing campaign.
From setting up our new social media accounts (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook), proactively broadcasting via these channels on a regular basis, updating our website throughout the campaign and delivering e-mail campaigns Ascensor took care of everything.
Customers visiting our stand at the BrauBeviale 2016 exhibition commented on the interest and intrigue the campaign had driven and that they had not experienced this kind of social interaction before, such comments under pin the success of the marketing campaign.
Jon Leaning - Cornelius Beer Division
Once I had made the decision to create a new website, there was only one company to talk to, Ascensor. Their level of technical expertise, design options, project management and customer service is second to none and they held my hand through the whole process, being patient when I made changes and prompting me when content or decisions were due. I now have five websites built by Ascensor with another on the way. I trust Andy and his team to make the right decisions for my businesses and would not hesitate to recommend them to any business wanting web, e-commerce and digital marketing solutions.
Gary King - Tendo
In the development of the website, Ascensor were responsive to the needs of a small organisation, listened to what we needed and provided a professional product that helps promote our business.
Angela Aldis - Harrogate Housing Association
As a branding consultancy, we had a very clear idea of how we wanted our new website to look and work, which could have been a recipe for problems, had Ascensor not been so flexible and responsive at every stage of the design and build. The process was superb. Great strategic advice, followed up with quick and efficient action. They pushed us to keep pace with them as they effectively built the site in less than a month, which was a real incentive for us to get the copy finished! We are delighted with the result and cannot recommend them highly enough.
Adrian Dent - The Dent Consultancy
We approached Ascensor and the team with a view to updating our very tired and old website. We felt we needed a better presence and experience for our online customers thus creating more sales.
From initial meetings for design and feel of the website, right through to launch, Ascensor and their team have given there extensive knowledge, advice and guidance, always at the end of a phone or email and nothing too much trouble.
We now have an excellent website with a modern smooth format giving our customers a pleasurable experience whilst browsing and buying our products.
We are still building on this and hope to continue our growth with the continued support from the Ascensor team.
Nadine - Sunflower Medical
We very much appreciate the support that Ascensor have given us, the new website is in line with our overall marketing objectives and we are looking forward to continuing working with Ascensor as the club goes from strength to strength.
James Bicknell - First Team Manager at Campion AFC
Ascensor have been at our side every step of the development path towards delivering an exceptional vibrant website, often going above and beyond the normal expectations. All staff at Ascensor have been more than accommodating and often suggesting ideas to give better results than we could imagine.
Jon Leaning - Cornelius
Having not known Andy and his team at Ascensor when we first opened The Riverside York to guests, we secured the services of another company to design and manage our website, and the constraints of that site were evident until we eventually found the budget to completely re-launch the site.
Ascensor understood and interpreted our requirements perfectly, with the front end sales and design teams effectively communicating their vision to the programming team to arrive at a site which exceeded our expectations and one that we are extremely happy with.
The style and luxury of The Riverside York perfectly captured and showcased in an excellent web site, which now attracts only positive feedback from our guests. Many thanks.
Patrick & Helen Lavers - Managing Directors
The friendly professional approach provided by Andrew, Jeannette and the rest of the team at Ascensor in the development of our new website was just what we were looking for. From development to launch the project ran smoothly and we are delighted with the end result.
Richard Bingley - Senior Estimator at Noberne Doors
When I set out to employ a web designer for My Football Forecast, I was looking for a company fully committed towards my new venture, as well as innovative, passionate, flexible, within budget and time constraints, all with a vision to provide users with a modern and unique online experience.
Ascensor achieved all of this and more, with many challenges along the way. A great team and a pleasure to work with throughout, both Ascensor and I can be immensely proud of what we have produced, thank you Team Ascensor!
Lee Broughton - Founder of My Football Forecast
Ascensor have been our digital partners since early 2012. As our business has grown, our requirements have changed considerably. When presented with the brief for our new website, Andy’s team responded immediately and one of their initial suggestions based on our brief, is the one you see today (albeit it with some tweaks!)
As a very particular customer, I value their patience, innovation and creativity when working with us. The finished article surpasses my initial expectations and also leaves scope for future additions.
Ascensor are an integral part of our business and I look forward to pushing our online presence further over the next few months to really showcase what we do.
Kieran Montgomery - Group Managing Director at Key Security
Ascensor created the York Mental Health Directory for us, they had already created one for Leeds so they were able to create something similar which made the process a lot easier for us. They were efficient, flexible and created exactly what we wanted. As this was for charity and being done in a voluntary capacity they were also really patient when requesting information from our end knowing that the project contacts couldn't always respond straight away.
Jeannette was fantastic and really supportive, we enjoyed working with her and she made the process a whole lot easier. James was terrific and ensured the project could be delivered on a charity budget and the on costs weren't too great.
I hope Ascensor continues to work with charities as creating websites on a charity budget leaves the charity world open to exploitation. Glad to see Ascensor takes their corporate responsibility seriously.
Dani Wardman - York Mental Health
Complete Care Agency approached Ascensor through a recommendation from a marketing firm. From the minute we engaged in conversation, we felt like they really knew what they were talking about. Right through the development process in to staging the website and after completion they were responsive, active and supportive in making sure we were 100% satisfied with the end product, which indeed we are.
Tom Ellis, Director at Complete Care Agency
We initially came to Ascensor through a recommendation after having a terrible experience with our previous web design company. The website was built quickly and provides excellent suitability to our company’s needs, it both functions superbly and looks great, being highly mobile responsive with many e-commerce features. It has been a pleasure to work with Jeanette, Laura and Sarah whilst they built the site and helped with our digital marketing, Andy’s detailed knowledge and advice has also been invaluable to our business. Importantly the aftersales support we received from Ascensor has been excellent, which is something that we feel is crucial to the ongoing success of eeziflo-fittings.
Luke Chapman, Marketing Coordinater at eeziflo-fittings
This was a super smooth development project. The design team proposed a design solution that is contemporary, on brand and colourful - we are delighted with it! The build process was on track throughout - we had to hit a deadline of end April so that when we held the Awards launch party on 5th May people could go straight onto the site and nominate an individual or take part in the Group vote. The team at Ascensor were exceptionally helpful thought out - keeping us informed if they needed additional content providing. Part of the process involved a training session on the CMS which was also expertly handled. Looking forward to working with Ascensor again on other projects.
Rosemary Hepburn, responsible for marketing, PR and sponsor relations
We were looking for a more modern look for our brand and a website which reflected the functionality users expect. Ascensor provided a solution which ticked all the boxes. It worked with our existing systems, was fully optimised for a range of mobile devices and was built using a well known and common framework giving us greater flexibility in managing the site and making its on-going evolution much easier.
Mark Palfreeman, Ecommerce Manager at Paul Costelloe Man
The team at Ascensor knew exactly what I wanted from the new website and suggested so many brilliant ideas which I hadn’t even thought of to make it more user friendly and professional looking. There was always someone to answer my questions and explain how things would work. Going forward I am excited to continue to work with them to develop the site and our digital marketing strategy going forward. I would recommend Ascensor to anyone looking for either a website or digital marketing assistance.
Kathryn Wright, Director of Luxury and Little Ones
Ascensor re-developed our website from the bottom up and to say that we are pleased with the outcome is the understatement of the century. The new site gives us so much flexibility that it’s a joy to work on. We are already, at this early stage, seeing subscription numbers increase and with the planned upgrades to the site, customers can only go up. The Ascensor team have been amazing and responded to all our requests in a timely and professional manner, I would highly recommend them!