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Company History


Explore our companies history, since it’s humble beginnings in a bedroom back in 2008.

August 2008

First Website!

At the age of just 14, Haydn Bowley (founder) designed his first website for his local GP surgery in 2008 after his dad was struggling to use it.

August 2008
June 2009

Won first logo competition

By aged 15, Haydn had won his first logo competition, designing a logo for the 14-10 Partnership at Broxtowe Council.

June 2009
April 2012

Built our first Website Editor

While in college, Haydn taught himself new languages such as PHP and MySQL, which enabled him to create his first website editor, which allowed clients to focus on editing content without affecting their themes.

April 2012
December 2014

First office space

In 2014, SWA Design official moved out the bedroom and into PinnPoint through meeting Trevor, who is still one of our clients ’til this day.

December 2014
July 2015

First International Client

Just 7 years after starting, we acquired our first international client, all the way from the USA while doing some work in London, UK.

July 2015
January 2017

Acquired SC Marketing

After working closely with Steph from SC Marketing since 2015, we found our skills perfectly aligned and so we joined together to form a partnership under the SWA Design brand.

January 2017
August 2018

10 Years of the impossible

Wow, 10 years have flown by before we knew it. We’re so proud looking back at what we’ve achieved and celebrated the only way we could, with a re-brand to a much cleaner, grown-up look and feel.

August 2018
January 2019

Carbon-neutral Hosting

We switched our hosting provider to a company that is powered directly by 100% renewable energy from source to the datacentre. This means that all our clients can be proud that their online presence is being powered by nature itself.

January 2019
April 2020

We became an LLP

Speaking of growing up, we changed to an LLP to unlock more opportunities than before!

April 2020

Our next milestone

We want to achieve 100 hosting customers!

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