leading website design and digital agency in York + Middlesbrough

Website design agency York and Middlesbrough. 

Mobile responsive, e-commerce, corporate or app we have you covered.


Looking for a website design company to build your website in York or Middlesbrough? Look no further! With over 24 years of experience in building brands, our team at Popple & Kharlamova is trusted by companies of all sizes, from E-commerce giants to small businesses, worldwide.

As a leading branding, creative, and digital agency based in York and Middlesbrough, we specialise in creating mobile-responsive websites for a variety of purposes, including E-commerce, corporate, and app development. Our deep understanding of branding and design sets us apart, ensuring that your website not only looks stunning but also delivers exceptional results in terms of creativity and conversion.

When it comes to building your website, it’s crucial to rely on branding experts. Simply having a development company build your website might harm your brand’s image. That’s why we combine technical expertise with a comprehensive understanding of your brand strategy, values, and image. By leveraging our extensive industry knowledge, we create websites that capture your brand essence and effectively engage your target audience.

In today’s digital landscape, having a responsive website with an interactive user interface is more important than ever. Our experienced design team, with over two decades of design expertise, we hand craft websites that are not only visually appealing and user-friendly but also optimised for search engines. This ensures that your website not only captivates visitors but also ranks well in search engine results, driving organic traffic to your business.

Unlike digital agencies, our background as a branding agency gives us a unique advantage. With over twenty years of experience in branding, we infuse every website we design and build with a strong brand identity. Our tailored solutions are carefully crafted to target your market and align with your marketing objectives, setting your business apart from the competition.

When it comes to website development, we employ a wide range of skills. Our award-winning creatives collaborate closely with our coding engineers, ensuring effective communication and delivering top-quality work. Moreover, we offer custom Content Management Systems tailored to your specific needs, giving you full control over your website’s content and functionality.

At Popple & Kharlamova, we don’t settle for industry standards – we push the boundaries and pioneer new possibilities. As leading website developers and branding experts in York and Middlesbrough, our client base extends far beyond local borders, reaching clients across the globe. Trust us to elevate your online presence and create a website that truly represents your brand in the digital world.

Develop – your brand awareness

A beautifully designed, well-executed website is an essential part of your brand image.


Increase – leads and revenue

Using our creative ability to create a friendly user experience establishes trust and increases leads.


Show – you mean business

A well-crafted website will give your business credibility – show that you really mean business.


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What types of websites do P+K create?

Bespoke website design

Every website is different, so we create bespoke website solutions tailored to meet the individual needs of our clients. We offer an end-to-end solution for website design in York and Middlesbrough. Each website is tailor-made and we write copy with SEO in mind. We create a website that reflects your brand and one that ultimately tells your story.

Take advantage of our award-winning copywriting, creative design studio and web building knowledge that has been gained over two decades.


Contact us about a bespoke website

Responsive website design

Never has it been so important to have a responsive website that performs at all levels and across all platforms. Today, usability is a massive ranking factor. Your rankings can be hugely impacted by not having a truly responsive website and Google particularly dislikes sites that are not mobile responsive.

Whether yours is a company website, a portfolio, a Shopify website or even just a simple blog, it must be built correctly to respond to any size of screen.

That’s why our state-of-the-art, responsive web design service – built by our coding engineers – ensures that your website will perform over all devices.


Contact us about a responsive website

Mobile friendly website design

As one of the leading website design companies in York and Middlesbrough, we know the importance of mobile-first design. Currently, over 80% of all web browsing is done on mobile devices and this number is growing. E-commerce website design is growing just as much and at a rapid pace.

Mobile sites don’t just need to perform. They need to be responsive too, adjusting to the particular device being used to browse. What’s more, they need to be elegant, easy to use and fast. If they are too slow or have too much going on, it can be detrimental to the user experience and to your brand.

Get in touch with the web design experts in York and Middlesbrough and start your project now.


Contact us about a mobile website

E-commerce website design Middlesbrough + York

Our experienced e-commerce website design teams in York and Middlesbrough will take your business to the next level. We will ensure your e-commerce site is fast, user-friendly and easy to navigate, showcasing your products while reflecting your brand.

We build e-commerce websites for all sorts of companies in North Yorkshire, Switzerland and across the USA – providing website solutions for jewellers, health companies, clothing manufacturers and vehicle dealerships.

Shopify website design is our most popular service and we also build E-Commerce websites in WordPress and many other platforms.

Start your online store with P+K – let’s take your business to the next level.


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WordPress website design

You may already be familiar with WordPress and there are many reasons to choose to build your site on this platform. At PK, we take WordPress websites to a new level.

We can create bespoke WordPress sites with custom themes, plugins and functionality. It’s one of the most powerful and common ways to create a website or e-commerce store. Since its release in the early 00s, we’ve seen the platform progress from a blog to an e-commerce giant.

Trust PK with your WordPress site.


Contact us about a Wordpress website

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)

Building your site with SEO in mind is crucial. Our very own copywriters will create content that is search engine friendly. But it all starts with a site that is user friendly, fast and responsive. We can then create an SEO package built around your business goals.

There are hundreds of factors to consider when ranking a website. We use three pillars to create an engaging SEO campaign: Content, Links and Technical on-site factors.


How will we build your site?

Site Map

We will meet you and we will scrutinise your business and look at your core objectives. We will then create your site map so that you are absolutely clear on how the site will operate before we begin the design stage.



Our Principal Engineer and team of coders will take charge of translating your website design into reality. Under the watchful eye of our design team we will replicate your designs into a live website. And you can rest assured that all content will be fully search engine optimised before launch.


On-going Support

We offer a world-class client service. We are on hand night and day for urgent requests, amends, support and the general upkeep of your website. We have clients not just in York, Middlesbrough and Zurich but worldwide in a variety of time zones. We don’t do 9-5; we understand that our clients require us immediately and are available 7 days a week.


Why choose us to build your website?

When it comes to website design companies in York and Middlesbrough, why choose P+K over anyone else? We started as a branding and creative agency, delivering unrivalled creative for some of the world’s biggest companies and taking care of their branding needs. We understand branding like no one else. By using our branding skills that we’ve developed over 24 years, we’re able to take that knowledge into the digital world.

To succeed today, simply creating a website isn’t enough. You must have your brand and core values echo throughout your website, you must tell your story and create stunning, cutting-edge designs that underpin your brand. We understand this and excel at producing the whole package, which is why your business needs the experience, knowledge and expertise of P+K.

Our technical experts will bring your website designs to life – whether it’s a responsive, mobile-first website or an IOS or Android App.

We create stunning, custom-built websites. Or perhaps you require a Shopify, WooCommerce, E-Commerce Store or Magento? Whatever you need, we have the skills and expertise.

From design, build and hosting we take care of it all, so you can do what you do best.

Your brand and reputation are precious. Trust P+K with your website.

Popple + Kharlamova – Your Brand Growth Partner


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We offer many services under our ‘digital’ umbrella:

Website Audit

Site Maintenance Plans

Search Engine Optimisation

Content Creators

Social Media Accounts

One to One Training

Google Advertising PPC

Social Account Advertising

Website Copywriting

Bespoke Website Design

Why choose P+K?

Branding is in our blood

We started building brands back in 1998 and since then we’ve branded global companies.
We’ve helped grow small businesses from start-ups into large 1m+ turnover businesses.


360 Brand Identity

We offer the complete 360 brand solution – brand identity and logo design, website design, iconography, colour palette, brand guidelines, uniforms, interior design, advertising and social.

We offer a free consultation with any project – branding, design or a digital service.
You can rest assured that only when you are completely happy will we proceed with any of our creative services.

Trust Popple + Kharlamova to deliver your branding. Based in York + Middlesbrough, we’ve been building brands large and small, all over the world for over 24 years.


Popple + Kharlamova – Your Brand Growth Partner

Key people

Jamie Popple

Creative Director

Over 23 years experience in branding, digital and design. Jamie leads the creative team and is recognised as one of the top talents in the industry.
Kieran Brown

Principal Engineer

Kieran runs our web and app development team. He's a highly skilled coder and security expert.
BIANCA ROBINSON brand strategist
Bianca Robinson

Brand Strategist & Consultant

A marketing consultant, brand strategist & lecturer. Bianca brings fresh thinking and specialises in digital marketing techniques.
Felicitas Gawenat

Director - Zurich Office

Felicitas heads our Zurich Office and deals with international business, she is highly motivated and specialises in helping small businesses grow and thrive.
Leigh Windell
Leigh Windell

Art Director

A multi-award winning creative specialising in branding, Leigh has the creativity and forward thinking to push the boundaries of design.
Alex Mallinson marketing communications
Alex Mallinson


Alex makes words work. Whether it's website copy, a speech or presentation, a video script, or media relations, he gets messages to target audiences, and then measures their effectiveness.
George Penn

Senior Copywriter

George works alongside Alex and is responsible for all our copywriting, news and blogs for our clients.


Based in York and Middlesbrough, we’re here to begin your project. We help our clients drive their brands forward across all media, disciplines and platforms.


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Wheldrake, York UK
+44 (0) 7958 494713

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+44 (0) 7958 494 713

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We are fortunate enough to work with some amazing brands. Here are just a few.

“Your brand is what other people say about you when you are not in the room“

Jeff Bezos

“Design is the silent ambassador of your brand``.

Paul Rand

``A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is - it is what consumers tell each other it is``

Scott Cook