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5and3: About

We are 5and3:
Integrated communication solutions

Full service branding,
creative & website agency

Forming Long-term relationships

Established in 2011 and with a vast amount of collective experience, we’re an award-winning team of branding, website and technical consultants, graphic and website designers, website developers, programmers, problem solvers and search engine optimisation specialists.

We work best with clients who want long-term relationships - our clients range in size from startups through to £60 million turnover companies - but they all understand the investment and collaboration required to deliver results. We deliver through improvements to processes, understanding the data involved, understanding you and delivering results through multi-channel elements: websites, marketing materials and strategies (digital and/or traditional) and by the increase in efficiency of operations through streamlining business systems and processes.

What you'll receive from 5and3's team of experts is high-level consultation, creativity, 'outside-the-box' thinking, ongoing support and the successful delivery of results-driven solutions thereby acheiving and maximising a return on investment.

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Our commitment
to clients

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

Proven History

5and3 is led by Simon Dawson whose diverse and creative thinking has led to many effective and unique solutions during his career. The team at 5and3 has the right mindset to deliver results, overcome obstacles and leverage solutions to problems others have said are not possible. The team's ability to craft unique solutions in many business areas is evident in 5and3's own solution portfolio.

The brand name

5and3 was started in 2011 with the brand name based on HTML5 and CSS3, which are the technologies used, at the time and now, to develop and make functional websites. Variants of the name were tryed (5&3 5 and 3) but 5and3 remained and what followed were a number of successful website projects that utilised processes that were developed for delivering web solutions to the company's clients.

In 2012 and with many website projects due to start, coupled with branding, design, data and technical projects flooding in, the company relocated to new premises in East Grinstead and 5and3 became much more than just a website agency.

Fast forward another year, having delivered projects and solutions far beyond just websites, the processes used within the team were developed and thus the 5and3 brand name took on a new 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, client 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.

Knowledge & education

We provide our clients with honest, informative and educational industry knowledge through our online articles that can be referenced and shared amongst peers.

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

Award-winning experts

5 Star Reviews on Google

Rob Gentry

Chris and his team at 5and3 instantly understood our requirements, they developed our concept and produced outstanding work within the timescales required. It feels like 5and3 are an extension to our company rather than a contractor. Having a single source for my branding, digital marketing, website and business systems integration needs makes my life easier. With 5and3 It just works, I would without doubt recommend their services and can see why they have won numerous awards for their work.

James Christian

I personally cannot recommend 5and3, Chris , Simon and their team highly enough. I have worked with them for seven years, they are passionate about design, but also have the technical knowledge to make your website work for you.

Craig Trowse

I can not recommend highly enough Chris, Simon and the whole team at 5 and 3 for there excellent work creating my new website. They have been a pleasure working with from the 1st meeting through to completion of the website. I'm thrilled with the final product and wish the whole team great success for the future. I won't hesitate in recommending the professional, team to anyone who needs help promoting their business. Thanks again Craig

Andrew Moore

A slightly different testimonial on 5&3 as I was working for them with a client, but I wanted to tell you about the results they produced for that client. The work I produced was used in a brochure and the branding for the company in question and the product they showed me was outstanding. The way the pictures and video were integrated into the branding of the company showed a highly professional and creative process that I have come to expect from 5 & 3 as an award winning company. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending 5 & 3 and will do so in the future.

Joe Arnold

I have been using the services of Chris Heighton for over 10 years. I can honestly say he is one of the most genuine people I know. His designs are brilliant. He also takes the time to listen and understand the brief. He is now fully versed on life as a Chartered Surveyor, and I know he loves the property industry. The 5and3 team have recently undertaken a full rebrand and website build. The branding included all stationery, marketing collateral and also specialist wall paper, window art and pictures for our new head office. It looks stunning. They fully manage our SEO and online presence. In the last 12 months we have doubled our instructions. I have also introduced 5and3 to several friends and customers (as long as they don’t conflict!). Keep away you surveyors he is mine! 😁 Anyway. 100% use 5and3. They are amazing. You never know, you may end up snowboarding with Chris like I did if you are lucky! Nostravia!

Andy Edwards

I've been working with 5and3 since 2009 and have been impressed by their enthusiasm and energy for the projects they work on. Precision Technology Supplies use their services for Branding, Brochure Design, Web Styling and many other related areas. We wouldn't use any else.

Jon Hodges

5and3 have been our main marketing and development solutions provider for over 10 years now. They’ve produced, for me and my sales team, various marketing collateral from brochures to technical data sheets photography to presentations, posters to exhibition displays, website design, development including server-side solutions. The team are very approachable, hardworking and always prepared to deliver last minute. They have no problem delivering creative or technical solutions for demanding multimillion revenue organisations.

Phil Gimmock

Great service, fast response and good design ideas for our brochure, highly recommended.

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

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