In 1997 Tony Raybould, Marketing Director of Dorset Web Ltd., went out to advise local businesses throughout Dorset on the benefits of developing a presence on the Internet. Even though he was aware of its incredible potential, he still finds it hard to believe that 25 years later the Internet would be such a vital part of everyone’s life. Back then it was a case of explaining what a website was, how a modem worked, that email was a new, easier way of communicating and that they would not need a fax machine in the future – only to be told at the end of an hour-long meeting “This Internet thing won’t catch on”.
There were of course some early believers and adopters who appreciated how important the Internet may become to their business. The more of them Tony managed to get on board, the more the business grew. With clients including Dorset Police, Dorset Fire, Monkey World and Cottages Direct, Dorset Web gained a reputation as an industry leader, not just throughout Dorset but further afield too. With this reputation came many more enquiries and new clients, and a number of national clients were acquired. Due to this expanding portfolio Dorset Web changed its name to Radikls, which has since gone from strength to strength working on website projects such as James Bond, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Only Fools and Horses, Midsomer Murders and Lord Of The Rings.
Today we focus our passion and skills on offering smaller businesses the support they need to succeed. This includes their hosting, website design and most importantly securing them great positions in Google search results, which has become an incredibly significant aspect of running an online business. We have a wide range of clients covering many sectors across the country. From electricians to roofers and antique shops to funeral directors, our client base now benefits from nicely designed websites that are found easily by those within their local area, ensuring they get business ahead of their competitors.
From day one we have been dedicated to offering a professional and personal service that helps our customers’ websites reach their potential, and we continue striving to achieve this each day. We’d like to thank all of the clients and employees who have contributed to our success over the past 25 years – here’s to the next 25!