We’re Wild About WordPress Websites


Business Website Design To Suit Your Business and Your Budget

A company’s website must be their wisest investment; it’s a business asset, and a professional modern website will help you stand out in a competitive market.
We build our websites on WordPress so they’re effortless to edit.
And, WordPress makes websites easier to develop in the future. We believe websites should grow as your business does without having to start from scratch.



Upgrade Your Website, Improve the Style, Increase Traffic

We can help you improve, tweak and develop your website to increase traffic and attract more sales. Or, to improve the functionality and make your life easier.
Does your site need to be more user friendly, cleaner, simplified, or look more professional? Or if you have a big or small problem which needs fixing, we can take a look at it for you and provide a quote.
We also offer monthly care and maintenance subscription packages to take make looking after your website stress-free.



Keyword Optimisation, Technical SEO, Responsiveness and SSLs

If your business website needs optimisation to be ranked higher on search engines like Google, then we can help!
It may need technical aspects like being responsive, adding an SSL certificate, or it may need keyword optimisation. We can provide both one-off overhauls or on-going monthly packages but without blinding you with science!



WordPress training, Social Media training or SEO training

Our qualified trainers can provide either one to one or group bespoke training in a variety of digital subjects like WordPress, Social Media, or the ins and outs of improving your SEO.
Training takes place in Manchester or over Skype. Each session can be booked by the hour or in blocks of courses and we will tailor each session to your needs.



The Smart Bear is a business website design and development company based in Urmston, South Manchester and we understand how scary it can be in a ‘techy’ world where the experts try to blind their clients with science; And so, we avoid using jargon and endeavour to explain everything in plain English.

Our mission is simple, we want to help facilitate small businesses looking better and working better online and our ethos is to never oversell or over-complicate the process.

We’re here to help create good looking websites of a professional standard but at an affordable price by removing anything unnecessary, or anything not required by the client. We feel there is a huge gap between the prices of big-client-big-budget web agencies, and the little guy who is on a tight budget and working hard to make their business work.

And, as we work independently (we’re a small business too!), our overheads are kept low and we can pass these savings on.
We keep our website designs simple and functional whilst also retaining a modern feel. Combining our decade of WordPress experience with newer developments such as search engine optimisation and mobile first responsive websites, our clients obtain a business website which helps to grow their business.

If this sounds like a company you want to help to build your new website or modify/rebrand an existing website, then book in for a free consultation to find out how we can help.


Debbie Evran
Debbie Evran
10:50 05 Nov 18
Suzi has proved an invaluable and trusted web development partner in assisting FIRE Creative in delivering and maintaining our small biz clients websites. Often fixing issues that others have failed to resolve.
Stuart Ainslie
Stuart Ainslie
09:19 25 Sep 18
Fantastic service from Suzi. If I could give 6 stars I would. Had my web site taken down by the hosts because of malware. After many emails and personally dont know much on the IT front for computers etc, Suzi fixed the problem far quicker than expected. Will certainly use again if need be. Top marks
Fiona Frayne
Fiona Frayne
10:21 06 Jul 18
Suzi has been amazing! She's helped me to get my own website and social media sorted and she advised and helped me to make the right choices. I now have a great website which is helping me to market my own business. She has a great all round knowledge and a designers eye too making sure that websites don't just work great, they look fab too! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.
Collette Taylor
Collette Taylor
13:42 30 Jun 18
Suzi and the Smart Bear team are a delight to work with. I highly recommend them to any business looking for a friendly, first class WordPress website design service that doesn't break the bank!
adrian ashton
adrian ashton
11:35 28 Jun 18
Suzi is the 3rd web hosting agent I've used since setting up my own enterprise 15 years ago - and by far has been the easiest to work with, figured out how to quickly and calming deal with tech panics, and frankly I can't see why I'd ever want to move my hosting and support to anyone else in the future.
David Harrington
David Harrington
15:20 29 Aug 17
The level of knowledge and expertise that Suzi has never ceases to amaze us. Fast and efficient response to any problem.
Dewpoint Solutions
Dewpoint Solutions
11:08 26 Oct 16
Fantastic, fabulous and faultless. I had a Wix site that was self built and needed tweaking to make it mobile friendly and some other bits and bobs, we communicated via email and everything was done within the week.I highly recommend The Smart Bear.
Rebekah Garrattley
Rebekah Garrattley
14:42 11 May 16
Fantastic training and services. Suzi is brill!
The Retro Review
The Retro Review
10:53 11 Jan 16
Suzi has been a literal life saver with my business, no job is too much hassle and she's an absolute star to speak to. I have made not only a new business contact but a new friend as well. I would rate Smart Bear higher than 5 stars if I could!If you need a boost to your business website, then look no further - leave the cowboys in the saloon and follow the bear.Thank you so much for all of your help over the past few months! Here's to the future 😀
See All Reviews