Website development

You need a website that will do justice to your brand

Visually spectacular but technically smart

Your website is arguably the most important representation of your brand. So why would you settle for anything that looks dated and dull or is confusing and difficult to navigate?

Your new website is a great opportunity to get everything absolutely right.

We have seen too many new websites that look great but perform poorly on Google. Or the technical stuff is OK but the website looks bland and uninteresting.

We work with many different developers and some are very good. But we like to recommend one partner in particular for a number of reasons.

We have worked on a large number of new websites with them so they know what we require and how the process works.

They are communicative and responsive.

The design and development work is outstanding. The websites are beautiful and effective.

They understand most of our technical SEO requests and find answers if they don’t.

They have a very good understanding of marketing, branding and business.

And finally they develop in WordPress which is our preferred CMS for a number of reasons including powerful SEO and social media capability unmatched by other content management systems (this website is WordPress).

Contact us for an introduction and we can make sure the process is as easy to understand as possible.

Technical performance

Working with a developer who really understands the importance of SEO and the essential technical requirements of Google means we can deliver an asset that will perform well in search and will offer a great user experience to your visitors.


There are literally thousands and thousands of potential themes to choose from. Each of these can be customised to suit exactly the finished result you are looking for. Or you could go for a full custom designed website and start from scratch.


Want to sell your products directly on your website? Woocommerce offers a flexible and effective ecommerce platform with all of the shopping cart, security, trust and automation features you will need. Shopping cart optimisation is an important element of this process.


We can recommend a range of hosting services to suit the scope of your project (and budget). Whether you have a simple small business site or a global multi-site strategy that requires servers in multiple locations we can help you find the best solution.


How long will people wait for a page to load? If your website isn't lightning fast people will leave your website and Google will mark you down as offering poor user experience.

Content marketing

Wordpress has the best business blogging functionality available. Multiple plugins assist with SEO, content structure, readability, optimisation, social media enhancement and much more.

Image optimisation

You can still have those stunning full screen images without sacrificing site speed. Careful optimisation of all images and in some cases, the use of a CDN mean the best of both worlds.

Ready to ask some questions?

We are very happy to explain the whole process. Where what we do fits in, how it all works, what you would like to achieve and how we can pull it all together.

WordPress website design and development

We only ever recommend agencies that reach our very high standards for transparency, communication and skills. We have no financial arrangements with partners as we base our recommendations on performance only.

The Park Hotel Ruapehu Testimonial

We have used HPE for several years now both on our current hotel and our previous one. They were very helpful in advising us and working with our web designers in establishing a completely new site. Now up and running the primary focus is on SEO but they have also been involved in creating web content and handling all our social media marketing for us. They are a great team to work with and we get regular, useful reporting info.
Mark Sandiford – Owner


Highly skilled



Quick to respond

Attention to detail

Business focused



Recognised and awarded