In the Spotlight: Liam Gardner, Web Hosting Express

2007 is Liam Gardner’s 5th year in the web design and web hosting business. He founded Casic Internet in 2002; the company was later rebranded as Web Hosting Express.

If you’re a HostNine customer, you may have met Liam through our forum (he is Express). But that’s not the only place where he’s a community leader. Web Hosting Express recently participated in a charity auction for the Great North Air Ambulance; the company donated a web design package that helped raise £1,591! The Great North Air Ambulance provides emergency response across a 5,500 square mile area in North England. On average, its airborne doctors and paramedics can reach a patient in just 8 minutes.

Web Hosting Express is a supporter of many other charities (Red Nose Day and Children in Need are two of Liam’s favorites), who automatically receive a 25% web hosting discount. The company also donates 10% of each week’s sales to non-profits within its customer base. Liam says that when you’re selling a “virtual product”, it’s extra important to build real world connections.

On the other hand, Liam’s also a fan of virtual collaboration. He helped BBC voiceover artist Lynsey Frost get her site up and running within 2 days. No meetings or phone calls were involved; everything was done via email.

Speaking of online communication, Web Hosting Express is looking out for the environment by shifting from paper to electronic invoicing and recycling 70% of the resources it uses. And speaking of invoicing (not to mention account setup and customer management), Web Hosting Express has just become a ModernBill-certified reseller! Be sure to say congrats the next time you see Liam in the forum 🙂

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