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Support over the coming weeks…

Most of our staff are currently working from home.  With a skeleton service operating from our York city centre office we want to reassure you that we’re still here to help. How to contact us For help and support, website …

by Oliver Rigg 26 Mar 2020
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How to keep your WordPress website secure

Our technical director Andy and managing director Jim were recently asked to weigh in on an article about cyber security published by NatWest. Castlegate has provided web development and website hosting services for many years — as a result, we’re …

by Oliver Rigg 20 Mar 2020
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Display stars in Google search results with TRUSTist

When it comes to attracting visitors to your website, few things are more effective than displaying a star rating next to your company name on Google. This is why we’ve partnered with review aggregation service TRUSTist, who can help you …

by Oliver Rigg 11 Mar 2020
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Our Latest Bespoke Websites

Our three latest projects are now online. This time we’ve been busy working on new websites for Harrogate-based social care organisation Community Catalysts, social development and human rights charity Good Neighbours UK, and bakery management app Cybake. Community Catalysts Local …

by Oliver Rigg 17 Dec 2019
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Website speed has never been so important

A massive speed boost for your website Google favours fast websites and so do your customers. Faster websites rank higher in search results, increase conversion rates, and keep users happy. Our new optimised WordPress hosting can boost page load speed …

by Andy Reading 7 Nov 2019
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High performing bespoke websites

We’re delighted to have recently completed a number of bespoke website projects with high performing results. Websites for engineering & manufacturing companies Chromatics Glass manufactures a specialist safety glass. Following an in-depth brand discovery process, our senior designer and branding …

by Sunny Simmons 2 Nov 2019

How a managed email service can benefit your business

We’ve teamed up with York IT Services, who are experts in the field of email hosting and run servers on behalf of a growing number of businesses in York. With email communication now being critical for any modern business, email …

by Sunny Simmons 8 May 2019

Is your logo working hard enough for you?

To answer that question you must understand the purpose of a logo and why it matters to your customers. People think designing a logo is simple, that it is just the company name written out in a nice font. The truth …

by Sunny Simmons 4 Mar 2019

Merry Christmas

Wishing all our clients a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! It’s been a busy and successful 12 months at Castlegate IT and we’ve been lucky enough to work on a range of exciting projects. I’ve picked out a couple of examples to …

by Sunny Simmons 15 Dec 2018

Interview with our designer Sunny

Sunny is the newest recruit to the Castlegate IT team, a graphic designer with experience in branding, print, and web design. We sat down with him over a coffee to find out a bit more about him. So first off, tell …

by Jim Semlyen 18 Oct 2018