We’re SugarShaker and we’ve been serving up websites, business applications and online marketing solutions since 2001. Whether you’re a small start-up or large multinational brand, we'll give you a great return on investment and an enjoyable experience on your way there.

We're a virtual agency so we don't have bricks and mortar offices. Instead, our small core team work from home offices, calling on a network of trusted associates who we’ve worked with for years who join us when our projects demand.

This structure means we have all the skills and experience of a large agency with the friendly, approachable hands-on feel of a small one. So our clients work with a highly experienced senior team in an agency that has the flexiblity to handle almost any project, all delivered for incredibly competitive rates thanks to our low overheads. It's the future.

Our relationships with our clients are long standing.  And because we always have their best interests at heart, we're confident that we'll provide the perfect solution for them every time.

And if for any reason we can’t help you? Then we’ll try and help you find someone that can. Good job.

Why SugarShaker?

Advantages over large agencies

  • Low overheads = super-competitive rates
  • No middle men = direct contact with the individuals working on your project
  • More flexible – we only ever pick the right staff for the job so we never shoe-horn idle team skills into clients' projects
  • All our team members have a vested interest in a project's success
  • Lower agency retainer requirements


Advantages over freelancers

  • Many heads are better than one, bringing broader experience of large and small projects
  • Faster project turnaround
  • 9-5 support every working day (with no downtime for holidays)
  • Regular face-to-face meetings and reporting when necessary
  • Security: all our data is backed up daily on and off-site on our dedicated Rackspace servers, and we're underwritten by Hiscox insurance
  • Balance of technical v creative v business – few individuals can wear all three hats
  • Cross-sector business experience allows us to advise on the best ways to apportion budget for maximum return – to increase engagement, increase conversion and sales, and decrease operational costs

Team Shaker

Alasdair Orr – Managing Director

Al is responsible for all business development, strategy, planning and client services at SugarShaker. He comes from an agricultural background in north east Scotland and started his career at the Institute of Directors in London.  Moving on to a number of London-based marketing agencies as an outsourced new business consultant before he joined SugarShaker in 2004. In 2009, he returned to Scotland where he runs the agency on a small farm near Stirling. A part-time/hobby farmer, he keeps a few pigs, chickens and cattle.


Rob Curle – Technical Director

Rob has been leading the development team at SugarShaker since 2008. Prior to that, he ran a couple of small agencies – 4q and twelvenoon.  From a computer science background, Rob cut his teeth in companies such as Sage and Accenture before moving to London in 2000 to see the end of the dotcom boom. He currently lives on Hove seafront.


Robin Doyle – Creative

Robin, who has been working in design for more than 15 years, started out designing interactive content for the music industry including a small online offering for David Bowie! From these auspicious beginnings, he went on to freelance in global agencies such as AKQA and led a range of interactive creative teams. His work has garned industry awards for his clients, while an interactive kiosk he developed was featured at the Royal Festival Hall and appeared in Creative Review. He lives in the Devonshire countryside.


Bob Dickson – Developer

Graduating in Computer Science and Software Engineering in the 1990s, Bob worked first in Germany then for Pearson and Financial Times Publishing in St Andrews. He has designed user interfaces, developed databases and done consultancy work for the British government and the EU. Part of the Shaker team since 2010, Bob has undertaken a variety of .Net and PHP projects. He lives on an old pig farm near Arbroath in Scotland.


Dunc Welch – Developer

Dunc is a .Net/SQL developer with over 20 years’ development experience. He’s worked with a broad range of companies, helping start-ups and SMEs achieve their technical vision and carrying out projects with banks, finance houses and blue-chip enterprises. Dunc has worked with SugarShaker since 2005 and lives in Putney, London.


Ségun Konibire – Front End Developer

Ségun is a highly experienced developer producing mobile and web apps, responsive designs, HTML5, CSS and hand-coded JavaScript for SugarShaker since 2011. During his career, he's worked at London agencies AKQA and Dare on accounts such as Nike, Volkswagen and Nissan to name but a few. He lives in north London, where he commutes everywhere by pushbike.

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