Website designers in Reading

Helping Reading businesses to thrive for almost 20 years

Rouge is a specialist Reading web design and development agency. We create websites that sell by solving communication challenges for business up and down the Thames Valley, with powerful, sales-focused websites.

Back in 2003, working from kitchen tables and Reading coffee shops, Rouge Media were dreaming big and taking on the world of traditional and outmoded graphic design agencies. A world we had just left. The idea of a ‘digital agency’ was still new, and there were few agencies in Reading that could combine engaging sales-focused creativity, with powerful functionality, to deliver effective websites that did ‘things’. This is the agency Rouge quickly became.

London quality website design in Reading, Berkshire.

Our clients know that you don’t have to use a London agency to get a top-drawer website. We create and support websites for local, national and international businesses, start-ups, public sector, charities, and education establishments, all here from our leafy Reading studio.

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Reading, as a hub for website design

We know that meeting our clients is important, and at the very least we will have face-to-face kick-off discovery sessions and creative presentation meetings. Being a Reading website agency, we have the best of both worlds. We enjoy leafy village life, perfect for creativity and productivity, whilst being well connected and in easy reach of our clients.

Reading is a wonderful and unusual place. More than a town. Not quite a city. Famous for poets, and biscuits, lion statues and (apparently) the home of the first ever Little Chef. For many it might not be the obvious place to base website design agency, that is until you measure the type and amount of businesses in and around the area – in fact, according to a report in 2019 it is the 3rd largest place for digital technology in the UK. “The report shows that the city has 11,656 organisations in the sector, covering AI and Data, ECommerce, Cyber, Digital, Gaming, Internet of Things (IoT), MedTech and Fintech.”

Website projects are complicated, and for projects to run smoothly and have a successful outcome, building trust and understanding between project managers and stakeholders is critical. At Rouge we go out of our way to become an extension of your team and build a close long-term partnership. This is an overview of what we offer:

  • icon In-house development

    Our websites are fast, mobile friendly, and set up for success from the start. We code everything here in our sunny Reading office.

  • icon Creative User Interface (UI) design

    Our websites are always made with UI design at the forefront. They work because they give customers what they want, when they want it

  • icon Value for money

    We make proper hard-working websites, delivering the most value for your investment. London creativity, Berkshire value.

  • icon We ♡ WordPress

    As a WordPress design and development agency, we live WordPress. It produces outstanding websites for our clients, time after time.

  • icon Marketing & CRM integrations

    We’ll integrate your choice of marketing software, making your website do more.

  • icon Bespoke user training

    We deliver websites that are easy to use, for both you and your audience. On top, we’ll provide training for your team so everyone’s up to speed.

  • icon Ongoing support

    All websites and web applications need looking after, even after they go live. Rouge is here to support you.

  • icon Quality Assurance ISO9001

    How many agencies do you know that can claim that? It’s a badge we wear with pride.

  • icon Safety first

    Your website is valuable. Our approach means your site is protected from the start. Our maintenance keeps it that way.

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“Our marketing website from Rouge, helps us compete on the global stage from our HQ base in Reading.”

Mike Harling. Commercial Director, ESP Global Services

Why choose Rouge?

Rouge meets the needs of modern business. We go out of our way to create websites and branding that achieve business success for our customers. We deliver websites and design that exceed the high standards demanded by our customers - across strategic, compliance, security and performance.

Process Driven Quality Assurance

We are an ISO9001 accredited agency. We have a recognised Quality Management System that helps us consistently meet and exceed customer requirements.

Government CyberEssentials Certified

We understand the importance of protecting your data and your customers' data by not leaving security to chance.

Exceptional Customer Service

Customer satisfaction is our number one goal, and our NPS (Net Promoter Score) shows we're doing a pretty good job at it.

18 Years and Growing Strong

From the early days of kitchen tables and coffee shops, Rouge has flourished into a compact and highly capable digital design agency. Our aim is simple; to consistently deliver websites and brands that matter.

We ♡ WordPress

Our clients love WordPress, and so do we. As a WordPress design and development agency, we eat, sleep and dream about WordPress - it’s what produces beautiful and powerful websites for our clients, time after time.

Wirehive Top 50

We don't take gongs too seriously, but it's always nice to be recognised for hard work, creativity and innovation.

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Rouge: possibly the best website design agency in Reading, and beyond.

If you are looking for a local Reading website design agency. Then look no further. Rouge is based in Reading, but has a global outlook. We have vast experience of creating digital website solutions for big brands, SMEs, local businesses and everything in between. We are focussed primarily on helping B2B businesses, but we also have the skills and experience to work with any organisation – including public sector, education, technology, automotive and property land and data.

We are a team of experts. and we create website that do stuff. Being a focused and compact agency means the whole team can work with clients directly, wearing their shoes and treating each client as the most important. We don’t outsource or offshore any design or development work. All of our production work is done here in our Reading studio; we problem-solve together and win together. We’re neither the faceless humungo agency nor the overrun micro agency. So you won’t find your work passed down to the junior, or secretly outsourced, with a hidden mark-up. We can guarantee that your website project is going to be treasured and protected. It’ll be a success for your business. So, whether you’re local to Reading or not, get in touch and tell us all about your project.

Rouge Media
Mortimer House
49 Church Street

0118 930 4245

"The website and identity work that Rouge created has exceeded our expectations. The school is enjoying a considerable increase in applications. Rouge went the extra mile to understand us and our clients."

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John Burnett
Director of Marketing Admissions at Leighton Park School

"Rouge has done a fantastic job with our website and marketing materials. We now have a cohesive look that echoes our professionalism. Customers regularly praise our site for its ease of use which in turn has contributed to a marked increase in enquiries."

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Lauren Niker
Head of Marketing at Field Seymour Parkes

"Rouge found a way to retain the crucially important heritage of our brand whilst expressing our modern attitude and ability. Our website now engages us directly with potential clients."

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Duncan Campbell
Director at Campbell Gordon

How to select a Reading website design agency and prepare for your next website project.

Our local Reading and Thames Valley based clients come to us for a full range of website projects. No matter what experience they have, it’s certainly not their full-time job to know everything there is to know about creating websites. That’s our job. However, the success of your business website lies heavily on your shoulders even if you do find the best website designers in Reading. You are going to have to deal with topics, tasks and technology that are not your everyday activities. It is just that situation, that inspired us to create a collection of tales, tips, templates and tricks to help you to make your next website project a success. If you are on a journey for your next business website, check out our Comprehensive Website Planning Guide, to help you select your next Reading website agency (and yes, hopefully that’s us!).

Here are some key topics and chapters from our guide:

  • What could go wrong in your next website project? And how to avoid it
  • How to brief a website agency (with free website brief template)
  • How to technically review your website (before replacing it)
  • The 10 essential brand tools that will ensure the success of your next website

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