I’ve been stunned at how good Bairwell are

- Ben Moore, Head of Marketing for Consumer Learning, Hodder Education

Working with Ben and his team to craft the new Michel Thomas Method website was a joy. The result? More engaged visitors for the brand, and a very happy client for us.

We are Bairwell, a small-but-mighty web development shop which delivers big city talent without the big city price tag

We build websites and web applications.

High-availability web services, built from scratch, to scale to millions of users. Websites that are search-friendly and easy to update. Apps, eCommerce, you name it - if it's going on the web, we can build it for you.

Did we mention we design stuff too? No? Well we do! Not just online either, our magazine ads regularly run in .Net, PC Pro, Information Age and other glossy titles.

We’ve worked for, with, alongside and on behalf of major brands and agencies like BMW, Hatchette UK, Nationwide and Ten Alps.

After spending a few years in the South East, we've now relocated to Leicester, where we can keep our rates lower than you might expect.

We're currently working hard on client projects, and haven't finished designing our site yet, but it's on its way!

Who we are

Richard Bairwell

Technical Director

King of code, svengali of servers, a man for whom Mod_Rewrite holds no fear.

Katy Bairwell

Front-end Developer

Design diva, csar of CSS, easily distracted by shiny things.


Quality Assurance

Fluffy fiend, scourge of shoelaces, bent on world domination.

Got a big idea for 2014? We'd love to make it happen!

There are lots of ways to get in touch, these are some of our favourites:

  • You can email us at hello@bairwell.com
  • Leave a voicemail on +44(0)33 3344 0059
  • Tweet at us @bairwell
  • Follow us on Facebook

What we're up to

Client projects

We're building websites, designing Christmas cards and more…

We're currently working on another site redesign for the awesome team at Hodder Education, no sneak peeks just yet though!

Public Whip

If we were going to Dublin, we wouldn't start from here…

We're currently working on v2 of Public Whip, stripping the code down and rebuilding it from scratch to make it fast, stable and secure.

If you'd like to chat about the project, please email team@publicwhip.org.uk.


Genuine nerds that we are, we don't get out much…

Thankfully, social media keeps us in the loop, so when we've not got our heads buried in code, you can find us nurdling about on Twitter @bairwell. We're also down with the kids and getting our Facebook on, Google Plussing, and making sure we're LinkedIn.