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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, search engine optimisation & Google Adwords specialists and strategic digital marketing strategists.

We work with customers who want long-term relationships; investment backed startups, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Mid-sized Businesses (MSBs) who want to create, market and grow their brand, improve business growth through digital marketing strategies and increase the efficiency of their operations through streamlining business systems and processes.

What you'll receive from 5and3's Consultant Directors' and the team of experts is high-level consultation, creativity from all angles, ongoing support and the successful delivery of results-driven solutions; maximising and achieving a return on investment.

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Our commitment
to customers

Our relationship with our customers 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.

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 on 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 brand name rather than their explorations: 5&3, 5 & 3 and 5 and 3, which all fell short as they appeared odd when written down!

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.

Knowledge & education

We provide our customers 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 customers 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 customers can educate themselves to make their own informed decisions.

Meet our expert team…

Chris Heighton, Brand Consultant & Creative Director...

Chris Heighton
Brand Consultant & Creative Director

With 15+ years experience providing solutions within a broad range of industries, Chris is passionate about business growth and will challenge your thinking and generate leads for your business.

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

Chris Heighton
Nottingham Forest
Football Fan

Chris is a keen footballer who plays for two local teams. He also motivates and drives creativity whilst spreading a buzz around the studio with his tuneful singing!

Simon Dawson, 5&3 Technical Consultant & Director, web developer and programmer...

Simon Dawson
Technical Consultant & Director

Simon has over 20+ years of commercial experience and is our driver for improving code, systems and processes for both our growing development team and varied customers.

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!

Domonique Heighton, 5 and Customer Relationship Manager at 5 & 3...

Domonique Heighton
Customer Relationship Manager

Domonique 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 full-stack 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 are his passion.

Carl Whittick, Doctor Who fan at 5 and 3...

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. With a keen eye for detail, Clare provides our team with words for our clients' projects and the necessary proofreading for our results-driven work.

Clare Dawson, shoe-a-holic at 5 & 3...

Clare Dawson

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

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

Wayne Frisby
SEO Consultant & web developer

Wayne is our expert SEO consultant and brings invaluable management experience. He has a drive for developing great responsive websites that maximise usability, search engine performance delivering on conversions.

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, Web Developer at 5and3: Integrated communication solutions...

Shea Lavington
Web Developer

Shea provides our web team with a diverse range of development and programming skills. A valued dev team member who developers awesome effects for websites whilst being a reliable UI tester!

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 UX & UI design.

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.

Award-winning experts

5 Star Reviews on Google

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

The team at 5and3 helped me grow my business with sound marketing advice and importantly, they gave me the digital and sales tools to acquire real quality leads. Their attention to detail, project focus and delivery is on par with the very best. I cannot rate them highly enough and looking forward to the following months. Thank you for all your hard work so far.

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

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