Welcome to my website. My name’s Andy Smith, founder of Made in Trenbania. I create affordable websites for small businesses, schools, charities and individuals.
Back in 2001, I started work on a website for the conservation charity I worked for. My boss liked it, which was a good start! But I also liked it, and I enjoyed the creative process that resulted in a website that could be seen round the world – you can tell the whole concept was new to me, but, back then, it was still relatively new to most!
Whilst continuing to work on the organisation’s regional website in Northern Ireland, I was also asked to take on the website for the organisation across the whole of the UK, which I still manage on an ongoing basis for them today.
I picked up a few other commissions in my spare time, but took things to another level in early 2010, when I decided to move on and set up Made in Trenbania.
Three years later and my business goes from strength to strength, building up a solid base of clients that continues to grow – long may that, in itself, continue!
When I’m not in front of the computer creating those beautiful, affordable websites I keep talking about (and, let’s face it, if you’ve read this far, you really are interested), I’m in the garden trying to create a semi-self-sufficient veg patch and a long-promised lawn for the football, renovating the house or spending time with my wonderful family. Awww, sweet!
The name and the logo
Wonder why ‘Made in Trenbania’? Well, the ‘Made in’ is obvious I suppose. Trenbania comes from the local area ‘Trenbane’ (on older maps ‘Treanbane’).
The logo is based on the rune ‘Algiz’, which is sometime interpreted to represent protection. An tríú Bán is Irish for ‘the white third’, which is where the circle (also protection) comes in. The rune neatly cuts a one-third slice of the circle.
So, there you go! If you choose Made in Trenbania to design you a website, at least you’ll know a little more about me before getting in touch.