Who we are

Web presentation

Active MediaForge formed in the year 2000.  Headed by James Weston, it’s a sister brand to the leading Aylesbury based IT specialist Active Technology, and part of Actopia Communications Ltd.

The new media forge burst into life to cope with the growing demand from Active’s clients for specialist web solutions – all encompassed within the group’s ethos as a One-stop IT Solution Provider.  Since then, Active MediaForge’s client-base and skill-set has grown considerably, gaining projects of all sizes and descriptions from all kinds of businesses and organisations.  The team remains a firm fixture right under Actopia’s roof.

Summary of key services

What we offer

The perfect solution for you and your web users.  Our design, your results.

We can accomplish everything you will need to get your website up and running.  From a simple structure dedicated solely for information, or perhaps a rich interactive graphical site for promotion, up towards dynamically developed solutions to help sell your products and services securely over the web – we’re confident that we can handle your requirements.

From a logo to a complete website – we can digitise your stationery or work from your existing designs.  Even if you don’t already have a corporate image, we can create one for you.  And it doesn’t just stop at a website; for today’s paperless office, we can create e-Stationery (for e-mail of course!).  Furthermore, all your IT solutions can be delivered by Active Technology.

Integrated electronic commerce solutions are very much the mainstream.  Every day, more and more companies are embracing the logical progression of e-Commerce.  You can be sure that your competitors are!  We can provide a variety of options depending on your budget and/or product line.

With Active MediaForge you’ll receive a bespoke solution for your business; "template website" or "website builder" are forbidden phrases in our offices!  And remember, we hand over the copyright on the web design.

How we do it

Accessible and responsive websites.

We take special care to ensure that your website is as reliable as your business—your clients would expect nothing less—because on first contact, image is everything.  However, if your ‘image’ takes too long to load, or even fails, you can guarantee that your visitor will not think twice about clicking on to a competitor’s site.

Only the finest ingredients

Where to start

Personal service and on-going support.

Book an appointment today for a meeting or telephone briefing.  A face-to-face meeting will give us the best opportunity to gather your requirements.  It will help us to truly customise every aspect of your web development, brainstorm and storyboard ideas into a cohesive strategy, and provide you with a fixed-price quotation.  No hassle – we’ll give advice and options; the choices are flexible and completely yours.

During your meeting with our lead designer we’ll talk about all conceivable ways for your website to take form.  We’ll set time-scales and deadlines where necessary, and guide you through our service with an overview of all that is The Active Way.

When we’ve finished

Finished!?  We’re only getting started, particularly if this is your first wander into the web.

We’re interested in striking up a business relationship, one that will help you keep your website vibrant and relevant.  We want to help you get the very best out of the web.

Active MediaForge offers comprehensive maintenance agreements to keep your site fresh and safe, competitive search engine marketing campaigns (keeping your site "up there"), tips and advice, integrated IT Solutions, and much more.

As time goes by, and you see the web as a crucial space for business, we’ll be there to help evolve your website to the next level.  If you become more confident and want to take control of your own site, we can supply all the necessary software (and hardware) and expertly set up your system – typically, if you can use a word processor, you’ll be able to pick up the threads easily.

Testimonials by correspondence

Blaygrove Ellis testimonial

People Solutions testimonial

Jim Lawler testimonial

Testimonials by quotation

“I have waltzed round our new improved site and it all seems fab […] In the words of Monty Python - You are a genius!”

Ian Barrett BSc MRICS,
Blaygrove Ellis

“[…] it’s fascinating just quite how organised and ‘on-the-ball’ you guys are! […] Went to an industry function yesterday - untold compliments regarding the website!!!”

Paul McDonagh,
ASM Auto Recycling Ltd.

“Thank you.  Everyone at Aylesbury Vale Dial-A-Ride is very pleased with the site design which we are sure will enable us to reach out to a much wider audience.”

Sam Baker,
(Aylesbury Vale District Council)
Aylesbury Vale Dial-A-Ride

“We would be more than happy with you on board to take control of our user interface. You’ve produced a stunning design.”

Graham Bartlett,

“[…] Thank you for your excellent development of our web site which went live this week. Mike and I are extremely pleased with the quality of your work and the result created, and would be pleased to recommend you to any other individual or business requiring an innovative and high-quality web site. We have received nothing but praise for the site.”

Peter Elwin BA (Hons), FCIT, FILT, ISCPM, Dip M,

“Many thanks for your work […] If I told you what I really think I’d embarrass you!  Professional as always!”
“I have to say that getting on for 12 months on, the site still makes the same impact on me as it did initially. It’s simple, it’s very pleasing to the eye, but it’s also extensive.”

Roly Stuart-Jervis,
Group 1 Racing

“[…] Wow! Absolutely great work on the website! I cannot commend you highly enough for the rapid updates too, especially given that I previously used a dedicated graphic designer for all my logos and icons. Not any more - these savings alone will more than pay for the site […]”

Wayne Burman,
Managing Director
Link-Up Carriers Ltd.

Selected websites

Please take a few minutes to browse through a selection of the websites we’ve designed or developed, and currently maintain.  Links below will open in a new browser tab.

Enquiry form

Contact information

Postal address
Active MediaForge
c/o Actopia
Ardenham Court
Oxford Road
HP19 8HT
01296 390 656 – Web Solutions
01296 390 650 – All other business

Active MediaForge is a trading name of Actopia Communications Ltd.  VAT Registration No.: GB 124 9044 28.  Registered in England & Wales: 07380695.  Registered Office (no post to this address): c/o Hillier Hopkins LLP, 249 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1NA.

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