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5and3: About

We are 5and3:
Integrated communication solutions

Award-winning full service creative & website agency

Seven years young and with decades of collective experience, we’re an award-winning team of talented and experienced branding experts, graphic designers, digital designers, technical developers, problem solvers, SEO specialists and strategic marketing experts based in East Grinstead, West Sussex on the boarders of Surrey and Kent.

We believe, and we’re passionate about this, that without both a great brand and website you don’t have a business. Your brand and your website is your business.

A great brand must be a journey for your audience, a distinctive, clear and consistent visual identity, one that is instantly recognisable, memorable and importantly, well connected across all marketing channels.

Your website should be a quick loading, responsive, eye catching design with captivating and engaging user experience; signposts to quality content and clear call to actions that generate leads and sales for your business. We can help you to create and launch an awesome brand and responsive website, it's what we're best at.

Your brand & website,
your business

Our commitment
to customers

Our relationship with our customers is very important to us, we want them to not only trust us, but believe in us. With our extensive range of expertise and by sharing our sphere of knowledge with, through consultation, education and collaboration, we build relationships and achieve award-winning results.

Our History

5and3 is led by Chris Heighton and Simon Dawson, two opposing minds who work well together, who initially made contact with each other back in 2010.

Simon, owner and Technical Director of Interaxsys at the time and Chris, owner and Creative Director of Chris Heighton Design. Located in the same business park, they collaborated on a website project which Chris designed and required a website developer to build. Following on from the success of their first project together they both recognised a need for one-another's services and so collaborated to create, at first, an online website services business.

…and we were born

The 5and3 brand name was born, initially based upon the ideology of web languages (HTML5 and CSS3) used to make functional websites.

Following a number of successful projects, utilising processes that Chris and Simon developed in delivering these projects, they decided to join forces permanently, relocating to new premises whilst retaining 5and3 as their name, but now with a different meaning.

What does 5and3 mean?

5and3 is based on our five step process that we follow for all projects…

Five step process

We engage and collaborate with you to understand your business, your target market and its position amongst competitors. We listen to your requirements and what you are actually asking for and ensure that you have realistic expectations for what can be achieved and ultimately delivered.

We research your competitors and market place, analysing your business and brand whilst adapting our processes to support your requirements and vision. We mould ourselves around your ideas to see things from your perspective so that you can be sure we'll get the project from the beginning.

We are honest with you and always ask the right questions to get to the heart of your vision. This gives us the necessary insight to research and create a strategic plan of action.

We develop ideas in an agile and extensible way creating captivating, intelligent, responsive solutions to enable the evolution of your business and brand. We specialise in solving problems and finding solutions.

We deliver your vision, for your business, not just how you want it but importantly, in the best way that it can be perceived and intended for your target market. Once the project is complete, we don't abandon you, we are available to support, enhance and help you take your business into the future.

Covering our original three core services

Our philosophy

Through internal collaboration, customer communication and strategic thinking we believe in delivering results driven solutions. We’re not just a creative or website agency, we’re so much more. We provide business and marketing consultation, delivering excellent end results: leads and sales to maximise your investment.

Our vision

Our vision for the future is to provide our clients with honest, informative and educational industry knowledge that can be referenced and shared amongst peers.

We live in an open source digital world where most information can be found through the web. There is nothing that we know that our customers can’t find out for themselves but we aim to bring design, web, technical and search engine optimisation (SEO) knowledge to the forefront of our business, creating a resource, a knowledge base of invaluable information, where customers can educate themselves and make their own informed decisions.

Meet our team…

who will bring your brand, website, marketing and business to life

Domonique Heighton, Customer Relationship Manager at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Domonique Heighton
Customer Relationship Manager

Domonique will be your point of contact when working with us. Her organisation and professionalism are second to none, they're what keeps our projects (and our team) smoothly ticking over.

Domonique Heighton keen shopper at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Domonique Heighton
Handbag hoarder

Domonique can often be spotted in Cafe Nero and handbag stores such as Mulberry and Michael Kors! She doesn't have a shopping problem, honest.

Oh, she also loves a holiday or two!

Carl Whittick, Programmer and front-end web developer at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Carl Whittick
Full-stack Developer

A dynamic Programmer and front-end web developer, Carl keeps our team up to date with the latest web trends and processes. Spending his time crawling the web for new snippets of code and fancy effects is his passion.

Carl Whittick, Doctor Who fan at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Carl Whittick
Doctor Who Fan

Carl (the self confessed geek) can be seen with a strong hoppy ale after a shift on the squash courts. You may also see him teleport from a phone box near you!

Clare Dawson, content writer and proofreader at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Clare Dawson
Content writer & Proofreader

Content is at the forefront of our marketing and Claire ensure's the content works.

With a keen eye for detail, Clare provides our team with the skills in creating words for our clients' projects and the necessary proofreading for our captivating work.

Clare Dawson, shoe-a-holic at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Clare Dawson

Clare can usually be found amidst a mountain of colour in trendy stores purchasing, quite often, several new pairs of shoes!

Chris Heighton, Creative Director and Branding expert at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Chris Heighton
Creative Director

Chris is passionate about growing business through successful branding, design, websites and marketing.

With 15+ years experience working within a broad range of industries, Chris will challenge your thinking and generate leads for your business.

Chris Heighton, Keen footballer at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Chris Heighton
Nottingham Forest
Football Fan

Chris is a keen amateur footballer who plays for two local teams on Saturday and Sunday.

He also drives the creatives of the team and spreads a buzz around the studio with his tuneful singing!

Simon Dawson, Technical Director, developer and programmer at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Simon Dawson
Technical Director

Simon is in his element with his head phones on solving the latest architecture problem.

With over 20+ years experience he is still thriving on his thirst for improving code and processes, providing a source of inspiration and leadership for the development team.

Simon Dawson, keen cyclist and table tennis player at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Simon Dawson
Avid cyclist

Simon is often spotted cycling around the home counties or the alps going at some speed! He’s also a dab hand at the old table tennis too giving fellow members a lesson in the art of Ping Pong!

Wayne Frisby, Website Developer and SEO expert at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Wayne Frisby
Website developer and SEO expert

Wayne brings invaluable management experience and a drive for developing great responsive websites that maximise usability and search engine performance.

Wayne is our expert SEO consultant.

Wayne Frisby, keen footballer and skier at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Wayne Frisby
Sporty Musician

Wayne spends his free time keeping up-to-date with the latest Google algorithms whilst making music and skiing in obscure places!

Shea Lavington, Developer at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Shea Lavington

Shea provides our web team with a diverse range of data, development and programming skills.

Without Shea some of our projects wont get the the final stages. A valued team member who is a dab hand at testing and fixing!

Shea Lavington, Developer at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Shea Lavington
Gadget geek

Shea is a self-proclaimed gadget geek. He has everything when it comes to gadgets, well, not quite everything but I'm sure he could open an Apple pop up second-hand store!

David Lead Designer 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

David Thompson
Lead Designer

David is our lead designer and has a degree in Graphic Communications alongside diverse agency experience.

Specialising in branding and all things digital, with strong focus & drive for User Experience Design (UX) and User Interface Design (UI) design, David will craft visually stunning solutions for our projects.

David Lead Designer 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

David Thompson
Video game obsessive

When he's not plugged into Spotify David can be found obsessing over video games and keeping up with the goings on in the design industry. He is also an avid hiker, swimmer and dog petter.

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    5and3: Integrated communication solutions
  • Unit 16,
  • The Birches Industrial Estate,
  • East Grinstead,
  • West Sussex,
  • RH19 1XZ

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