For a classic vehicle club with limited resources investing in a ‘grown up’ website was always going to be a tricky decision. We knew we needed to improve our web image but we didn’t really know where to look and weren’t confident we would get what we needed even if we took the plunge. Working with Brian Humphreys of Wire Wheels Webbers who specialises in designing websites for classic vehicle clubs has changed all that. A classic vehicle enthusiast himself he quickly understood what we were about, provided us with clear and detailed proposals, and has delivered exactly what he said he would. Patient, expert and extremely generous with his time, nothing has been too much trouble as he guided us through the process.
Matthew Spencer & Richard Huntley, West Berkshire Classic Vehicle Club
What a great experience! Brian has worked closely with our Club and produced a fantastic website which is a real asset to our Club and members. That the website in question was created in a matter of weeks is the icing on the cake. Throughout the process, Brian was always available to explain progress and adapt to our needs. The development version of the website was accessible to us to see the progress and even allow us to add content while he worked. He has been fantastic to work with and the results, I feel, speak for themselves. We had previously invested heavily in a website which failed to meet our requirements. The reason Wire Wheels Webbers is such a valued solution to this problem is that Brian understands what a Club needs from a website and is able to provide specialist products.
We are very happy and pleased with the results and thank Brian for all of his time and support.
Rob Parker-Norman – Editor & Webmaster – Škoda Owners Club GB
Our small specialist Club, with about 250 car owning members, had long recognised the value of an internet presence and we had always tried to run our website with volunteers from within our membership. Although it had been reasonably successful, membership changes and work commitments had, on a number of occasions, caused difficulties and, as a Committee we had started to recognise the need for professional advice and support.
The design and artwork for our existing site had been created by one of our members (our Librarian/Registrar) and this was partly installed in 2013 by our own members but circumstances changed and in 2015 when our internal support disappeared. We struggled with essential maintenance and updates and by March 2016 our website was down.
This coincided with the mail shot from Wire Wheels Webbers and one of our management team decided to pick the baton from the ground and contacted Brian. Brian was extremely understanding of our situation, carefully took details and, to our great relief, our site was re-installed and working within three hours. It gave us the confidence to consider engaging him, possibly using one of his templates, to give our website the look we had hoped for.
A week of hard, imaginative and creative work came to fruition on 7th April 2016 when our revised and much improved site, using much of our original artwork was launched – and it is something we can be very proud of. I encourage you to look at www.pre-1940triumphmotorclub.org.
We have had a great deal of help, good advice and friendly encouragement from Brian. I would commend him and his company to you.
David Mason – Chairman – Pre-1940 Triumph Motor Club
Our original website and Facebook presence was created years ago when we thought we were doing the right thing, but actually, we were doing it because we thought we had to be online without any thought to a proper strategy. Brian analysed our existing website, gave us his recommendations and implemented them exactly to our requirements. We were very sceptical at first if this would work. Social Media felt like a black art! We embraced the methods that we were shown and the result has been significant. Our membership is running at 25% growth for the last two years (2014 and 2015) and to top it all, we won the Classic and Sports Car Club award for Best Website and Use of Social Media.
Mick Burke – Chairman – Rover P6 Club