We're a web design studio based in the heart of Manchester

UK based team with over 15 years of professional web design experience

About Riot & Rebel

A little about our journey so far
Image of a workspace
Riot & Rebel is a pay monthly website provider for sole traders and small businesses. We make professional, affordable websites that give our customers a strong online presence, helping them reach more customers and grow their business.

Where we started

After toying with the idea of starting a web design agency for several years, we finally decided to take the leap in late 2018 (‘we’ being Alex Dixon and Louise Howells). Following several months of market research and conversations with business owners, we recognised that many sole traders and small businesses struggled to get a professional website that didn’t break the bank. We also found that this typically ended in three ways, either a poor quality website, an expensive website, or no website at all.

Narrowing our focus

Following on from our research, we made the decision to concentrate our efforts on sole traders and small businesses, which allowed us to focus our products and services around their needs. Ultimately, this translated into three pay monthly website plans, which offer customers complete flexibility and value for money, as well as allowing them to cancel at anytime.

The best of both worlds

To provide the best value for our customers, we’ve positioned ourselves to be as affordable and flexible as a “Do It Yourself” website service, but whilst still providing the quality and expertise of a premium web design agency. We feel this combination is ideal for sole traders and small businesses who don’t have loads of time or budget to spend, but still need a professional website.

What makes us different?

Aside from offering higher quality websites than our competitors, and typically at lower costs, we’ve been working in the creative and web industries for the past fifteen years. During this time we’ve held positions at every level within a digital agency, working on thousands of websites and helping customers achieve their goals and grow their businesses.

Our skills and experience is what sets us apart from others.

About the founders

A short summary about who we are

Alex Dixon

Alex comes from a design and web development background and has over fifteen years of industry experience. In this time he's worked with everyone from the local bike shop to major UK organisations, such as London School of Economics, National Health Service, and The Royal Institute of British Architects.

Using a combination of creative, technical and commercial expertise, Alex is able to offer a comprehensive approach that ensures every aspect of a website is performing at its best.

Outside of design and code, Alex loves travelling and exploring the globe, listening to audiobooks (particularly biography and business themed ones), and playing the latest video-games.

Louise Howells

Louise has been working with websites for over 15 years and comes from a user experience design (UX) and delivery management background. She helps customers to create easy to use websites and also ensures a smooth delivery.

Previously Louise has led several web development teams, working with both small and large customers such as The European University Institute, Northumbrian Water, and BAFTA.

In her spare time Louise can be found working out at the gym, eating popcorn at the cinema, or reading a crime fiction book.

Enough about us, lets get started on your new website
Pay monthly website plans