about Blueocto

building digital experiences for small businesses since 2015

who are Blueocto?

Blueocto is a female-led team of web developers, with over a decade in creating websites for small and medium-sized businesses and charities all over the UK.

We care about our clients and about doing right by them, their customers and their business.

We know how hard it can be to start and grow a business because we’ve done it!

That means that when you decide to spend your money with us, we know how big a deal it is, we know it might be a leap of faith, we know you are probably anxious about it, we know you are placing trust in us, and we know how precious that is.

It’s important to us that we are affordable.

Getting the right person for the task at hand means you’ll get the right results.

There are no smoke and mirrors, we don’t baffle you with jargon, we pride ourselves on being clear and concise.

That’s why we believe in collaboration; when you choose to work with Blueocto, we become a team, we combine our expertise with yours, to make a change.

The Blueocto Team

Who We Are

Caroline Hagan, Director, Blueocto

Caroline Hagan

Managing Director

Bringing a background academics in traditional Graphic Design and Advertising, Caroline is a Google-accredited Mobile Sites Web Developer, with over 14 years industry experience.

She loves to meet new people and get involved with local networking – you can connect with her on LinkedIn.

Liam Dutton, Project Manager

Liam Dutton

Project Manager

Liam is responsible for the day-to-day contact for project related activities. He looks after projects from inception to delivery.

With 5 years working in the digital industry he loves to build relationships with clients and ensure things are done to plan and of the highest quality.

Daniel Dixon, Senior Web Developer

Daniel Dixon

Senior Backend Developer

Daniel brings over 10 years experience attained in industry, including previously working for the University of Sunderland.

He enjoys getting his hands dirty in all the tricky, detailed aspects of websites and creating complex code that can talk to your other software.

Lucy Metcalfe, Digital Marketing Assistant

Lucy Metcalfe

Digital Marketing Assistant

Lucy studied and qualified in Fashion Journalism with Sunderland University.

Lucy manages the Digital Marketing for clients including writing regular News articles, curating social media posts, managing email campaigns and training on Google Analytics.

We are goal-focussed to make sure you reach your long-term ambitions.

the Blueocto team

We actively seek to make people’s lives easier… sharing useful articles, sharing our tips and knowledge on our Blog.

We’re advocates for web accessibility and inclusion in all its forms, and especially in web design and development.

We see a future where accessibility and inclusion is the norm, not a “nice to have” and we encourage all of our clients to think the same.

High code standards and focus on quality come from the passion for our work.

We take the time to get things right the first time, so you can trust that you’re in safe hands.

It’s important to us to put something back into our local community, we are passionate about Tech for Good, using our skills to support charities, CICs and local, homegrown, hard-working small businesses – that’s what drives us.

proud to be a part of…

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North East England Chamber of Commerce

We are members of the collective force that is the NECC – you can visit our profile.



If your business is registered in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear or Durham, you could be eligibly for up to 40% off any Web-related work we do with you.

We are registered providers with NBSL funding.

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As a digital agency we need to offset our carbon footprint (think servers running every hour, of every day!). Apart from being paper-free, we contribute towards Ecologi by planting trees – you can see our commitment on our Ecologi page.

You can also grab 30 free “sparkly” trees to get started if this is an interest to your business – Ecologi referral link for trees.

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