It’s not every day you get to create a website for the people who’ve kept the cast and crew of Downton Abbey fed and watered…but we’re very proud of the work we’ve done for Rose Catering, which went live in May.

Rose Catering are a TV and film location catering service who are based in Bicester, but operate from bases throughout the UK. They’re a well-established business who’ve worked on many high-profile productions over the years, and their credits list shows just how much ground they cover: they’ve catered for Broadchurch, Poldark, Emmerdale, Fleabag, Midsomer Murders and Doctor Who, among many others – but despite their many years’ experience, mouths fed, and miles covered, they’ve never had a website before.

Maria Robbins and Paul Rose are at the Rose Catering helm, and they came to us via a recommendation, so we were delighted to guide them through the process of deciding what they wanted from their ideal website, from the design and consultation stages, right through to the website launch.

Rose Catering new website design Bicester

Site design

Maria and Paul wanted a clear, uncomplicated site which clearly sets out what Rose Catering offer, and their years of experience in the business. Their vehicles are front-and-centre when they provide their service, so we made sure their fleet had a prominent, impactful position on the home page, with clear call-to-action buttons, and an easy to navigate header menu.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a vital part of any website that needs to be found by Google and other search engines. As part of the build, as we do for every website, we put all of the usual measures in place to make sure Rose Catering can be found when users are looking for an experienced, industry-leading location catering service. SEO factors and algorithms can evolve, so we will be supporting them further with an ongoing monthly SEO plan, to make sure the site continues to appear in the right searches.

To ensure a website is continually performing, it needs regular attention – so Rose have also taken up our Wordpress Website Care Plan, which helps keep your site up-to-date, backed-up, optimised and secure. It includes Fast UK Wordpress Hosting and an SSL Certificate, which guarantees secure browsing for visitors; Wordpress Core Updates; monthly plug-in and theme updates, which keeps everything running at its best; hacker and malware security monitoring; uptime monitoring, to keep on top of any issues; and daily backups, so there’s always a recent copy of your site should the worst happen.

We’ve also assisted with creating online questionnaires, which are a key part of Rose Catering’s customer feedback process. The extra automation we were able to add will reduce the administration burden on the Rose team, and has given them some useful reporting tools that will allow them to develop the business based on what their customers say, and address any issues quickly.

The final part of the service was to design promotional flyers that can either be sent out electronically or printed for use on-site, all tied in to the overall branding and website design, for a professional, uniform impression.

We were delighted to receive this feedback from Maria and Paul after the site went live:

“Space Five are amazing and have helped our business so much. We found them about 18 months ago upon a recommendation, and since then they have developed our website, created flyers, logos and formatted printing for items such as feedback forms. We tend to lack in the creative and technology department in our business, which is where Space Five Creative has enabled us to bring our ideas into visual reality.”

We’re proud to present the finished Rose Catering website, here:

If you’d like help with giving your brand it’s proper place online, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us today on 01280 460017 to discuss your ideal website.