Brian Mathers has been instrumental in helping my company Gretna Green Ltd translate the ambition of a high performance website into reality.
He has been prepared to immerse himself in our culture, to understand our aims and objectives, and to walk with us on the journey to success.
Gretnagreen.com is making strong year on year progress in all our measurable performance indicators. This would not have been possible without Brian's commitment, depth of knowledge and application.
Gretna Green Ltd
We were introduced to Brian Mathers through Business Gateway Fife, and over the past 6 months Brian has provided a complete range of Web Marketing support skills to our company. We have been impressed with his depth of knowledge and professionalism in his approach to taking our company’s Web Marketing to the next level, with easy to understand tools and techniques we have been able to develop good practices and increase our ranking to boot.
We are extremely happy to recommend Brian to any company looking for this type of support.
SA Instrumentation Ltd
Brian is the consummate IT professional. He has provided excellent support for a range of small to medium businesses in Fife to very good effect. His prompt follow-ups, detailed analyses of website set-ups and connectivity and providing easy to understand and follow instructions for clients is exactly what these businesses need. For many, the success of their business hinges on the success (or not!) of their website and on-line presence - Brian Mathers at ICT Advisor Ltd is an industry leader.
Principal Business Adviser
Business Gateway Fife
The website architecture and its relationship with search engines had dramatically deteriorated. Between us and lots of effort from the clients web developers TAYFUSION w he helped turn the site around, regain better rankings and achieve better conversions.
I am indebted to you, your presentations were excellent and really hit the mark. I am so fortunate to have you in our camp.
You have renewed my enthusiasm and flung us a lifeline when we looked dead in the water.
It is so nice to see that there are still genuine people out there who can deliver the goods.
I'll sleep well tonight.
ICTADVISOR has been supporting the online business growth of Alex Shanks since 2002 having taken the company through a number of website improvement projects that have constantly increased sales.
In 2017 2 new brands evolved after complete restructuring of the brand.
I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank you for the excellent workmanship you have delivered since 2002 and continue to deliver on my web site.
Even today we are overwhelmed with orders.
You are a pleasure to deal with and true professional. We are constantly getting compliments on our web site and are reaping the benefits from your SEO work. From the initial meeting to discussing our needs through to the delivery of our website platform, the whole process was a pleasure. The detailing was exactly as promised, in fact much better than I had expected.
Our websites, particularly since the Site Optimisation, has constantly enhanced our business greatly.
I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to other businesses and already have as you know. Furthermore, because the web site has improved my business so much, we continue contracting your services until further notice whilst you further enhance our web presence.
Alex Shanks & Sons Ltd
I first heard of ICT Advisor when I went to a seminar at Business Gateway in Coatbridge in early 2011. At the time I thought I had a decent website, and the Online Xcellence course and Brian from ICT had come very highly recommended.
I found ICT Advisor’s Brian captivating from the very first seminar and it quickly became obvious that I had walked into the online world with my eyes shut. Although my website looked good to me, it was only me that could see it, and the way it had been built was not search friendly in its copy or architecture.
Brian’s website marketing knowledge was outstanding and his ethos of educating the business owner was very effective, and I soon found myself stepping into the driving seat of where I wanted to be both offline and especially online. Brian’s experience of working with high level client’s websites in the UK and working with his partners in the US became invaluable to how we were going to set up the new site using the latest ideas and technologies, thus making it future proof.
Brian was instrumental in helping with the planning and having the architecture optimised, and directing me in the correct use of online copy.
Eventually the site was launched (and only when we were all happy with it) to cater for the commercial dishwasher and glasswasher market and as a business we have never looked back.
The business has increased year on year and that is mainly due to the online exposure that we have. We have a steady stream of new customers that have ‘Googled’ their request and got in touch with us.
Our website has been a fantastic investment and has paid for itself many times over as we continue to sell our products UK wide and service commercial dishwashers and glass washers within our service area of Scotland’s Central Belt.
I would not hesitate to recommend Brian and his team at ICT Advisor to anyone that is looking to take control of their online business through a content managed website, and grow it exponentially. Fundamentally, they are honest and decent people with tremendous skills, and they have the business owner’s interest at heart – this is very important to my business.
I will shortly be enlisting Brians help again in the next stage of our website growth and I’m very much looking forward to these next steps and my personal growth as a website champion.
Once again, thank you Brian and ICT Advisor!
Intellico Dishwashers & Glasswashers
During a tour of the Highlands delivering our popular SEO Marketing Workshops and Masterclasses, the couple running this Hotel hired us after attending our events. We worked with their in-house web manager and the incumbent web designer to improve the site architecture, achieve better rankings and bring increased sales.
As we prepare to hand the Hotel over to new tenants, can I thank you very much for all your help from both the workshop I attended and your time with us in helping the website deliver directly 34% of the annual turnover.
After attending an SEO Masterclass during FEB 2013, the owner of this website realised much work was needed to further improve the visibility of the website Online and has received 1-2-1 mentoring and training to help better the website's performance in the months ahead.
Great SEO Masterclass session, a real eye opener and good to know there is someone out there who actually knows what he is talking about and doesn’t make you feel like a fool for not knowing!
The owner of this business came attended all our Internet Marketing workshops - three times - because every time round he said he learned something new. Today we continue providing the business with updates on how to do Internet Marketing.
"Although I have a good knowledge of computing systems my personal knowledge of the commercial use of web sites was minimal. Attending your seminars equipped me with new skills as to how internet users find web sites. Such was the merit of your seminars that it made me re-think my strategy for my company's web site. I was so impressed with the first four seminars that I went back for another set of four to make sure I did not miss anything. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending any new or existing business to attend your talks. This should be on the "must do" list for us all, or we will be left behind. Thank you for all your assistance and advice."
Bill Beatts MD
FIRST 4 HOMES
We are often approached by young start up businesses many of whom have already put a website in place only to find it was not built right or lacked proper optimisation for it to improve rankings in search engines. First 4 Homes was one of those company's and recognised we were passionate towards supporting the SME business owner.
Thanks for your help I don't know what we would do without you.
Good luck in London and we really know you are going to collect your GOLD medal for customer care.
First 4 Homes Ltd
We have an number of collaborative partners that work with ICTADVISOR to ensure we deliver quality internet marketing services and engaging seminars and workshops. Along with Vicky Brock of Highland Business Research we delivered a suite of advanced analytics workshops to this client.
I just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for the Google Analytics Course. Apologies I wasn't able to stay the whole day - but everyone really got a lot out of the day and it's great to speak to people who can give us some really useful advice.
Standard Life plc
In the early days of this now very succesful company we spent time with its MD delivering knowledge transfer. The amount of hours, his determination and commitment to growing this successful ecommerce website has today paid off with the company having a very strong footprint online.
I would just like to say how pleased we have been with the marketing support you have given our website here at Graphics Direct.
Your knowledge and understanding of the key search engines has been clearly demonstrated in the way that you have made our site very visible to potential customers since day one, resulting in excellent traffic and sales enquiries for us.
I would gladly recommend your services to other companies who want to get more business from their website." Following several disappointing experiences with a number of search engine optimisation companies, we have been delighted with your performance.
You've provided a professional and highly effective service that has helped to increase the number of monthly users to the Graphics Direct site and we have seen a significant increase of both sales and traffic since your intervention.
We would not hesitate to recommend you to other businesses who want more traffic visiting their website and of course increased sales.
No matter what size your business we aim to help, because we know the micro business owner has limited budgets in order to get online. We try an help where we can to ensure that business owner can get the most out of that budget and launch with a website built on best practice design and marketing principles.
Just wanted to send a quick e-mail to say thank you.
I really enjoyed your courses, and have now managed to FTP my web pages to update them, and change my titles and keywords. We are now ranking number four on Google for 'Guest House Moffat'.
Have signed up for Google Analytics, and the information is
If you do any more courses I will be very interested
All the best in what you do!
Probably the biggest most successful ecommerce website in Scotland today. When ICTADVSIOR first stepped into the offices of this company, a question asked was where do you want to be in 5 years time? The answer was "I want to knock on the biggest construction workers doors in the land and say I'm your man for tools. We are pleased to have been part of that dream that is now a reality for this company.
In 2007,Noel Kegg Ltd were looking to produce a fully functional e-commerce website.
Brian Mathers was initially involved in understanding our concept and producing the
specification for our new brand name - Toolstop.
With Brians guidance we managed to identify several web design companies who could bring the project to life.
Brian was involved in the growth of our site and we now have one of the best performing
websites in Scotland. Through our SEO work with Brian our conversion rates in the first 18 months alone saw our company grow by 35%.
Brian has an unparalleled knowledge of SEO and without his input we would not be where we are today.
Noel Kegg Ltd