Boiler Room Digital

The web design and development studio of Paul Bell

About Paul Bell

I'm a website designer and developer with over 15 years' experience. Based in Nottinghamshire, I have many happy clients all over the UK and beyond. I often work with the voluntary and charity sectors.

  • I love to make things as simple as possible, both for website users and my clients. I communicate clearly and I like to find elegant solutions to problems.
  • I can make Expression Engine do almost anything, including complex ecommerce and members-only areas. If it can't do it already, I'll write a custom add-on.
  • I also have lots of experience working with Wordpress and Perch.
  • My work looks great on phones, tablets, and laptop/desktop computers (we call this responsive design).
  • I work with designers as a freelancer to bring their creative vision to the web, often by taking their visuals and translating them into websites that work brilliantly.

As well as making websites I'm a husband, a dad, a foster carer, and a musician.

Paul Bell

Recent work

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Capital Mass

Working with existing branding, I built a flexible website which features integration with a donation platform, and advanced mapping/database features, as well as flexibly displaying events and blog posts with tags.

Visit Capital Mass

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London Centre for Spiritual Direction

This site features events, blogs, a searchable directory of Spiritual Directors (including "find near me" postcode search), a members-only area where directory members can interact and update their listing.

Visit London Centre for Spiritual Direction

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Stewart Henderson

A simple, elegant site for poet and broadcaster Stewart Henderson. Features updatable news and simple store/ecommerce functionality.

Visit Stewart Henderson

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Include-ed

Education training business include-ed asked me to build a site for them, which incorporates simple store, custom filterable graduate listing, and online invoice payments via Stripe.

Visit Include-ed

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Restore my Town

A complex online application which allows for databases of guests, volunteers, customers, managing warehouse stock, customisable questionnaires, appointments, delivery dates and more.

Visit Restore my Town

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CYWT

A listing of training for Youth Workers, including categorisation, related institutions and displaying locations on a map.

Visit CYWT

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Satellite Worship

Simple site for Scottish worship collective, including contact form and simple store/ecommerce features.

Visit Satellite Worship

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Fledge

A simple site for youth housing charity Fledge. Off-axis angles give the design movement and energy.

Visit Fledge

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Good Neighbour Schemes

An online system used by multiple Good Neighbour Schemes which helps keep track of users, volunteers and activities, can remind by text, track GDPR consent, manage telephone rotas and more

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CSW

Working from designs by EPLS design, I handled HTML/CSS production and CMS integration for this international advocacy organisation. I have also produced payment forms and online reports.

Visit CSW

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Deal Opportunities

An online marketplace for buying and selling businesses, featuring advanced features such as credit purchase and redemption, user admin area, email notifications, reports integrated with Mailchimp statistics, relisting and remarketing of opportunities.

Visit Deal Opportunities

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Paul Bell Music

Simple, one-page website for singer/songwriter Paul Bell (me!), with discography, news, gallery and gig listings.

Visit Paul Bell Music

Testimonials

Paul Bell is a creative thinker and an innovative designer. When you have to face the daunting task of placing your concept into someone else's hand to turn into a reality, you need someone you can really trust and who understands your vision. Paul not only followed the brief with exceptional understanding but helped to craft our project into something which surmounted our expectations.

Simon Hoare, Acts Trust/Restore my Town

My client contracted Paul onto a recent website development project, and he did a great job. Paul has impressive skills and knowledge, and showed tenacity and attention to detail. He is very conscientious and provided us with exactly the level of support and explanation we needed right through the project.

Luke Rowlands, Ecocognito

Thanks so much for the CMS training, the new site is amazing! SO much better than what we have at the moment, and it looks really nice and clean. Thanks so much for making the CMS so easy to edit and so customised for us, I've worked with a couple of different ones before and this is by far the best and most intuitive I've seen!

Contact

The best way to contact me is by email. You can drop me a line to and we can start a conversation about working together.