With today's technology you aren't really restricted to only using local web companies for your new website or website redesign; we've have worked for companies all over the UK and across the globe as far as Thailand.
Most of our work though is concentrated around the West Midlands, South & Mid Wales and The Cotswolds to London along the M4 corridor as it's easier for face-to-face meetings. Towns and cities such as Hereford, Hay-on-Wye, Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Worcester, Oxford, Bristol, Bath, Cirencester, Swindon, Chippenham, Newbury, Reading and Basingstoke are easy to for us reach.
Quite often we find that we only need one or two meetings in person, with the majority of your website discussions happening over the telephone or email, and if we are just doing tweaks to your website, or fixing something for you we can usually do it all via telephone and email.
Using a local company for your Joomla! website
You may initially want to use a local company, but find that they really don't have the in-depth knowledge and expertise to help with a Joomla! website. We have had a few customers who did go local, but the quality of work was just not good enough, or the job never really got finished properly. In the end, the distance didn't matter and we'd get the job completed to the client's needs.