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4 Things That Make Manchester Great

We are Strand Creative: Website Developers located in Manchester , let us tell you why we chose Manchester as our headquarters.

It’s no secret that Manchester has a deep history and culture. It is the world’s first truly modern city, the place where mankind first split the atom and the birthplace of the first modern computer. Disraeli, and many others after him, have said “What Manchester thinks today, the world thinks tomorrow.”

Manchester Music

Manchester is well known for producing many musical stars.

Bands like Joy Division, the Smiths, The Stone Roses and Oasis shook up the foundations of popular music and reinforced Manchester’s place on the map. Manchester Arena is one of the busiest venues in the world, hosting the biggest names in the music world.

Manchester is also well-known for its classical music scene, with the likes of the grand Bridgewater Hall which is home to the Hallé Orchestra and choir.


Manchester is the birthplace of the industrial revolution

In the early 19th century, the growth of Manchester’s cotton industry massively increased the town’s expansion, and made it the beating heart of the world’s manufacturing and trade. There are still many old mills and warehouse buildings standing in Manchester city and the surrounding areas.

The construction of the canal, which connects Manchester and Liverpool, is regarded as the start of the industrial revolution. This canal allowed (relatively) fast transport of goods between Manchester and the rest of the world, massively boosting the rate at which materials could be processed.

The Manchester worker bee has been a symbol of Manchester for over 150 years. The bee represents Mancunian’s hard work ethic, and the city of Manchester being a hive of activity.

Manchester had such dominance in the textile industry, that in Australia, the textiles department is still called the Manchester department.


Manchester Suffragette Movement

Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Moss Side, Manchester in 1858, and she was a bold political activist. She was frustrated by the lack of progress in the fight for votes for women, and so she set up the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1903. The female-only party became known as the suffragettes, and were deliberately provocative.

Pankhurst was named as one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century by Time, and now has a statue situated in St Peter’s Square.


Manchester's Football

In Manchester, there are two prominent football clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United. Manchester United became the first English club to become European Champions in 1968.

Manchester United was founded in 1878, under the name Newton Heath LYR FC. In 1902 the club was renamed to Manchester United, nicknamed “The Red Devils”. Manchester United is the most successful English football club. In national competitions, Manchester United has won 20 league titles, 12 FA Cups, 21 Community Shields and 5 League Cups. Manchester United had some successes in Europe over the years, winning the Champions League twice, Europa League once, UEFA super cup once and several other European prizes.

Manchester City was founded some time later than Manchester United, in 1880 under the name St. Mark’s. It was renamed to Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887, and again in 1894 the club was renamed to Manchester City. The club won its first big prize in the 1903/04 season, where they won the FA cup. The club had a really successful period in the 60s, where they won the league title, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Super Cup and the European Cup II.

However, Manchester City failed to reproduce this streak of success, and eventually relegated to the 3rd division. Manchester City was promoted to the Premier League in early 2000s. Later, in 2008, the club was bought by the Abu Dhabi United Group for £210 million, since then, the club has had a lot of money invested into it, making it one of the more successful. A lot of money has been invested in the club since the takeover, resulting in one of the most successful clubs in the Premier League.


How We Build Our Websites

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Easy to use CMS

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Set up for SEO campaigns

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Responsive and Retina Ready

All of our websites are built with mobile in mind

Great Performance

To load your site in the fastest manner possible

Social media integration

We integrate all your social media platforms

GDPR compliant

We use the necessary tools to make sure your site is GDPR compliant


Our Web Development Process

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Arrange a meeting

We listen to your requirements and then get the ball rolling

Keep you updated

We begin the website build on our development server or on your live domain behind a coming soon page. We keep you updated throughout the whole process

First Draft Stage

We get your site to a first draft stage where you can feedback your comments and make any necessary changes

Complete website to your satisfaction

Before we go live we ensure your website is to your satisfaction and carry out our pre-launch checklist to ensure the site is perfoming the best it can

Launch website = another happy client

We launch your website and add you to our growing list of happy clients!

What happens after my website is finished?

Once your site is built you will need to host it. If you already have a website and are looking for us to host and support you then choose a package below.

Standard Web Hosting



Yearly hosting on our basic server with 5GB disk space

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Daily backups (last 7 days)

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60 mins per month of developer support for changes to your site

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