Toast was formed in 1997 by Dave, Mark and Chris – three graduates from Oxfordshire School of Art & Design.
With no agency experience, Toast opened its doors in the January of ’97 and started to gain local clients by offering a different and new approach to design projects.
As our reputation grew, so did the demand for work.
We moved out of our college-based studio and into small premises in Banbury town centre, kitting out the studio with a hard-won bank loan.
Several years and office moves later we took on staff and continued to grow the agency, picking up more London-based clients as we went along.
We’ve worked on many different types of website, from hand-coded static sites to bespoke CMS builds and since 2010 we’ve been exclusively developing sites on WordPress.
Quick to see the potential of WordPress as a CMS, we were building client sites on it when others said it was ‘just a blogging platform’.
Over the last 20 years, Toast has grown into an agency of 15 talented staff, working on branding, design-for-print, inbound marketing and, of course, WordPress websites.
We now have dedicated teams for branding, print, inbound and WordPress and work with a huge range of clients both nationally and internationally.
Our ethos remains the same as when we first set up the business, and we’re still privately owned.
You’ll find that working with Toast is a little different from other agencies.
The sites we build
We predominantly build WordPress sites on our own bespoke theme. This approach means you get a site that does everything you need and nothing you don’t, keeping lean, fast and easy to manage.
We create custom admin pages to make your content easy to control and edit – you won’t need to mess about with code and we’ll build the CMS to match your content needs.
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The people we work with
We’ve built sites a wide range of businesses from micro startups all the way up to local Government.
We typically work on projects ranging from £1,500 to £15,000 for bespoke builds.
For smaller businesses with tighter budgets, we’re able to offer sites built on premium WordPress themes – this means we focus on the content more than the build to keep things affordable.