About Farm Factory

So, what's the story?

Formerly Web Services Wirral, we reflected, rebranded and here we are in our new virtual clobber

Robert Tyson, the company's founder, took over the ownership and management of Web Services in mid 2008. Under his leadership the business has steadily grown ever since, from the original one man band to the current six-piece that take residence today.

As a growing company we felt that maybe as Web Services we were not quite fully embracing our roots and somewhat unusual studio location. After much reflection, debate and deliberation, Farm Factory was born. We want to convey to our clientele not only do we work hard on achieving great results with the work that we do, but that we do it in a warm and welcoming environment.

Situated amongst the cows on a working dairy farm, Farm Factory doesn't exactly conform with what may be deemed a typical workplace for a design studio. It is this unusual setting however that provides us with a good deal of our charm and uniqueness, qualities that do not go amiss by our visiting clients. Of whom, many are Wirral based, but with time we have managed to grow our client base beyond and across the whole of the North West and UK, with Chester, Liverpool and Manchester being home to just a few.

Our versatility and collectiveness are other great qualities for which we can be admired, with a healthy mix of skills being spread across the team. As a group we are more than confident that all graphic, print design and website development requirements can be met in-house.

Should you wish to come by to discuss how we can help you with all things web and design related, then our door is always open and the kettle is never long from being boiled.

If you have a new or existing project you wish to discuss and develop then we have our ears, eyes and minds open to you.


Meet the Mötley Crüe

Find out a little more about the Farm Factory team by clicking on a member below:

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Robert Tyson

Creative Director, Founder

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Daniel Knapp

Senior Designer

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Karl Minton

Developer

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Tom Lund

Creative Developer

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Louis Brown

Developer

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Hello, my name is Rob and I...

... am the creative director and owner of The Farm Factory. I work with you to make sure your vision gets realised through all formats. Helping our clients through the process of turning their ideas into a reality on print or web. Whether it is coming up with a logo and branding or taking their website to the next level. 

I have always had a great passion for design and enjoy the whole process. Whether it is designing a business flyer or designing and developing a website. I originally followed my passion by studying at Blacon Arts College in Chester and then Salford University. Then after working for a few agencies I got frustrated with never meeting the client and working off hear say. Also not always being able to work to the level I wanted, so I set up Web Services Wirral to meet the needs of local businesses. We have grown over the last few years but have got to the stage where we have out grown the name. As we provide as much graphic work as web services and work for many businesses out side the Wirral. So we have re-branded to The Farm Factory.  

I am a farmers son and I worked on the farm as I was growing up at weekends and school holidays. For 10 years getting the worst jobs they could find but my dad still to this day defends this as character building! The office is situated on the farm which clients love and hopefully is a bit more fun. Out side of The Farm Factory I play rugby for Wirral Rugby Club, known as the skinniest rugby player in the Wirral. 

Contact Me

If there is anything I can do to assist you then please feel free to drop me a line at any time. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Inside The Farm Factory I like...

 
 
 

Designing, fuelled by tea and water

 

Outside The Farm Factory I like...

 
 
 

Liverpool FC, a cold pint and am a carnivore

 

Hello, my name is Dan and...

...it's my job to oversee all things design wise that pass through Farm Factory, ensuring they leave looking great and conveying the desired message and image concisely. As senior designer I work closely with our clients throughout the whole process, from initial meet and greet to final sign off. Working hard on gaining insight in to all they wish to achieve, whilst offering my own input in how to best direct them.

Previous to Farm Factory, I studied Graphic Design at Salford University where to either good luck or complete misfortune, I met Rob with whom I have maintained a strong friendship and now working relationship. Since then and now I have acquired over 8 years experience in the field of design working on multiple web and print based campaigns. I have been fortunate enough to have an equally mixed history of clientele, from numerous small and start up businesses right up to global corporations.

Outside of the Farm Factory and away from all things work related, I am a big Manchester United fan, and despite my Owen Hargreaves like fitness and injury record, I love playing football as well. I'm also a bit of a film geek and regularly bore my fellow colleagues with uninteresting Batman and/or other superhero based trivia.

Contact Me

If there is anything I can do to assist you then please feel free to drop me a line at any time. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Inside The Farm Factory I like...

 
 
 

Designing, fuelled by tea and water

 

Outside The Farm Factory I like...

 
 
 

Manchester United, a cold pint and I am a carnivore

 

Hello, my name is Karl and I...

...am a Developer at The Farm Factory.

I deal with the building of your site & put the work of the designers into its working form.

I do a lot of the work towards making sites responsive (so they fit on different sized screens & devices) & making them compatible with different browsers.

While the most part of my skill-set is in HTML and CSS, I'm always looking to incorporate different techniques and code into our projects.

Inside The Farm Factory I like...

 
 
 

Designing, fueled by coffee and energy drink

 

Outside The Farm Factory I like...

 
 
 

I enjoy making music, skateboarding, gaming.

 

Hello, my name is Tom and I...

...am a Creative Developer at The Farm Factory. My role involves Front-end Development, Graphic Design and Website Design, Branding development, Email setup & Troubleshooting, E-commerce & Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

I am capable of both aspects of website creation, from the design stage through to website development.

My role also involves the design of all offline marketing material such as business cards, through to packaging designs and flyers. I enjoy the free reign design side of projects and creating a brand for any new business.

If there is anything I can do to assist you then please feel free to drop me a line at any time. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Inside The Farm Factory I like...

 
 
 

Designing, fuelled by fruit tea and water

 

Outside The Farm Factory I like...

 
 
 

Petrol head, a cold bottle and I am a carnivore

 

Hello, my name is Louis and I...

...am a Developer at The Farm Factory.

I deal with the building of your site & put the work of the designers into its working form.

Inside The Farm Factory I like...

 
 
 

Designing, fueled by coffee and 3 sugars

 

Outside The Farm Factory I like...

 
 
 

I enjoy the gym, football and pool.

 
rob
 

Robert Tyson

Creative Director, Founder

Hello, my name is Rob and I... ... am the creative director and owner of The Farm Factory. I work with you to make sure your vision gets realised through all formats. Helping our clients through the process of turning their ideas into a reality on print or web. Whether it is coming up with a logo and branding or taking their website to the next level. I have always had a great passion for design and enjoy the whole process. Whether it is designing a business flyer or designing and developing a website. I originally followed my passion by studying at Blacon Arts College in Chester and then Salford University. Then after working for a few agencies I got frustrated with never meeting the client and working off hear say. Also not always being able to work to the level I wanted, so I set up Web Services Wirral to meet the needs of local businesses. We have grown over the last few years but have got to the stage where we have out grown the name. As we provide as much graphic work as web services and work for many businesses out side the Wirral. So we have re-branded to The Farm Factory. I am a farmers son and I worked on the farm as I was growing up at weekends and school holidays. For 10 years getting the worst jobs they could find but my dad still to this day defends this as character building! The office is situated on the farm which clients love and hopefully is a bit more fun. Out side of The Farm Factory I play rugby for Wirral Rugby Club, known as the skinniest rugby player in the Wirral. Contact Me If there is anything I can do to assist you then please feel free to drop me a line at any time. I look forward to hearing from you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
dan
 

Daniel Knapp

Senior Designer

Hello, my name is Dan and... ...it's my job to oversee all things design wise that pass through Farm Factory, ensuring they leave looking great and conveying the desired message and image concisely. As senior designer I work closely with our clients throughout the whole process, from initial meet and greet to final sign off. Working hard on gaining insight in to all they wish to achieve, whilst offering my own input in how to best direct them. Previous to Farm Factory, I studied Graphic Design at Salford University where to either good luck or complete misfortune, I met Rob with whom I have maintained a strong friendship and now working relationship. Since then and now I have acquired over 8 years experience in the field of design working on multiple web and print based campaigns. I have been fortunate enough to have an equally mixed history of clientele, from numerous small and start up businesses right up to global corporations. Outside of the Farm Factory and away from all things work related, I am a big Manchester United fan, and despite my Owen Hargreaves like fitness and injury record, I love playing football as well. I'm also a bit of a film geek and regularly bore my fellow colleagues with uninteresting Batman and/or other superhero based trivia. Contact Me If there is anything I can do to assist you then please feel free to drop me a line at any time. I look forward to hearing from you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
karl
 

Karl Minton

Developer

Hello, my name is Karl and I... ...am a Developer at The Farm Factory. I deal with the building of your site & put the work of the designers into its working form. I do a lot of the work towards making sites responsive (so they fit on different sized screens & devices) & making them compatible with different browsers. While the most part of my skill-set is in HTML and CSS5, I'm always looking to incorporate different techniques and code into our projects. Outside of work, I enjoy making music, skateboarding, gaming & I'm also a fan of stand-up comedy. If not that then I'm investing my time in becoming more of a geek. Contact Me I look forward to hearing from you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
tom
 

Tom Lund

Creative Developer

Hello, my name is Tom and I... ...am a Creative Developer at The Farm Factory. My role involves Front-end Development, Graphic Design and Website Design, Branding development, Email setup & Troubleshooting, E-commerce & Search Engine Optimization (SEO). I am capable of both aspects of website creation, from the design stage through to website development. My role also involves the design of all offline marketing material such as business cards, through to packaging designs and flyers. I enjoy the free reign design side of projects and creating a brand for any new business. If there is anything I can do to assist you then please feel free to drop me a line at any time. I look forward to hearing from you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Moderately interesting facts about Farm Factory

These really aren’t all that important but do look quite pretty

 

Farm Fuel

To keep us going through the day we need to consume varying amounts of liquid and caffeine to remain both hydrated and alert to ensure our high level of great work is always maintained.


  • 34% Tea
  • 27% Coffee
  • 22% Water
  • 17% Non-specific energy drinks
 

Team Loyalty

Loyalty is clearly an endeared quality that we share amongst our team and with our clients, but through individual interests, loyalties do quite uninterestingly lie elsewhere as well.


  • 60% Football, of which:
  • 33% Aston Villa
  • 33% Liverpool
  • 33% Manchester United
  • 20% Motoring
  • 20% Team Jacob. Sorry Edward, you suck!

Farm Funding

Here at The Farm Factory, we are delighted to have received some support from the Rural Development Programme for England administered by Mersey Rural Leader. Like many small and relatively young businesses the range of services offered was limited by the capital equipment available.

The support from Mersey Rural Leader has helped us to address this and allow the business to extend its services and be able to satisfy the requirements of larger companies in addition to the micro and small businesses that made up our current clientele. This funding was timely as it has enabled us to capitalise further on our rebranding exercise.

Like what you see?

If you wish to discuss with us a new idea or project whether through web design or graphic design please don’t hesitate to get the ball rolling today by filling out our simple online project planner form. We look forward to hearing from you.

Holla Y’All

0151 342 6699

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Whitehouse Barn, Whitehouse Lane, Heswall, Wirral, Liverpool, CH60 1UG, UK