Hi, I’m Phil Gregory, Owner of Peak District SEO, I have been working in Information technology since the late 1990s.
I was raised in the Derbyshire Peak District and have lived here for most of my life. I’m passionate about the people, the towns, villages and businesses here.
Until 2017, I’d been working in Digital Marketing as the Organic Search Coordinator in a prominent UK Magento Agency, carrying out Organic SEO paid ads and article writing.
Why start an SEO company in the Peak District?
I started Peak District SEO in 2017 because I had a desire to help businesses with what I believe is the ‘critical foundation’ of online marketing, Organic SEO.
The region (East Midlands), rural Derbyshire in particular, was slow to adopt high-speed broadband. Meaning that companies here had less exposure to the benefits that business websites can bring. I felt that there was an opportunity to really support small businesses, not just in the Derbyshire Peak District but across central England and the wider UK.
Even in 2020 not all businesses online, but as the competition grows, small businesses need to be seen by the widest audience possible. That’s where we come in. Not all business websites are ecommerce. Most rely on leads, and I wanted to provide a way for businesses to track the effectiveness of their websites.
SEO for eCommerce and lead generation
Even though Im familiar with Magento, it isn’t the right solution for all businesses who wanted to sell online. I wanted to focus on helping a broader range of businesses to sell goods and services online using a range of platforms to suit their needs such as Shopify, Opencart, WordPress / WooCommerce, Prestashop and others.
Peak District SEO has done well so far. We have over 20 retained clients. In fact, we are doing so well, that we don’t always accept every lead who applies to work with us. We choose the companies with the right type of product and service, the right ethical standards but more importantly, the right attitude to learning and growing their online businesses.
Our e-commerce clients range from those making Millions in online sales to successful regional companies who require high volume leads.
The ethos of Peak District SEO is about listening and guiding businesses to an online solution that is both ethical and effective. That’s why I always strive to stay in touch personally with our clients, and my phone is always on for them.
Could your website be performing better? If the answer is yes, I invite you to request a website audit or call me to have a free, no-obligation chat with me about your needs and goals for marketing your website.
P.S: If you’d like to know more about my professional experience.
Please see my linked in.