Celebrating 10 Years in Business

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Ballyhoo are proud (and a little amazed at how fast the time has gone) to announce that this year we are celebrating 10 years in business. Such a milestone is hard-won, and it’s with a lot of satisfaction that we can say that a decade on we’re still here; still making websites, still helping our clients succeed online.

Ballyhoo have developed and supported our ecommerce websites for the last 10 years and have been a key part of why we have grown year on year.

– Tariq El-Hoss, Discount Fire Supplies

At our heart, we are a team of people passionate about technology and the endless possibilities of the Internet. As a family-run business, we’ve strived to make Ballyhoo inclusive and supportive, winning us loyal staff and clients. This business is not just our livelihood, it’s part of our identity.

Back in 2009, our offering mainly consisted of e-commerce websites for small businesses (hello Internet Explorer 7). We have since expanded to offer a full-service digital agency provision, where online marketing and reliable hosting infrastructure complement expertly crafted UX. Most recently, we have moved into creating progressive web applications to meet the complex needs of organisations who require a bespoke solution.

We’re always really happy with the work that Ballyhoo do for us – their expertise and experience are a great help on projects, and their ability to create beautiful and functional websites means we can get on with running the business.

– Dave Hubbleday, Snowbus & Snowcompare


The last ten years have brought with them a myriad of professional and personal milestones, here are some of the highlights…

2009Anthony Chaffey incorporates as Ballyhoo Ltd.
2009Alison joins Ballyhoo as Office Manager.
2010The Ballyhoo Refresh content management system, is created to accompany Ballyhoo Commerce, our proprietary e-commerce system.
2011Ballyhoo becomes VAT registered.
2012Alison and Anthony marry, officially making Ballyhoo a family business.
2012Sam joins Ballyhoo as Online Marketing Manager.
2013Ballyhoo moves to the Innovation Centre in Longbridge Technology Park, Birmingham.
2013Web developers specialising in back-end and front-end are hired, Anthony moves into project management.
2014Ballyhoo founds Longbridge Device Lab, the Midlands’ first open device lab.
2015Anthony is featured in BBC Midlands today’s coverage of Longbridge 10 years after the collapse of MG Rover.
2016Alison and Anthony welcome their first child.
2018Alison and Anthony welcome baby number two.
2019Ballyhoo celebrates 10 years in business!

Special Thanks

To our team – we wouldn’t be here without you, thank you for your hard work and for making the office a great place to work.

It’s always a pleasure working with Ballyhoo. They have supported us with online marketing and website development for many years. Great service and a kind bunch.

– Mark Redfearn, Eurofyre

A number of our clients have been with us from day one, so we’d like to give special thanks to Avery Berkel, Bedfordshire Police Federation, Building Services Controls, Derricks Music, Discount Fire Supplies, Eurofyre, Glam Lamb, Hertfordshire Police Federation, James and Uzzell, Neil Soundy Financial Services, Norfolk Police Federation, Staffordshire Police Federation and Zeta Alarms who continue to trust us with their new projects and the ongoing management and promotion of their websites.

To our families, thank you for bearing with us while we worked on weekends and holidays, for providing childcare and for supporting us through the trials of growing a business.

And thank YOU for reading!

Alison Chaffey


Alison is our Creative Director*. She has worked alongside Anthony to build the business since it was founded in 2009. Her passion is design and UX, and she has a laser eye-for-detail. In other words, she’s a web developer’s worst nightmare.