What people say about working with HubFizz

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Tad Hargrave
Founder - Marketing For Hippies

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On the left: Young Tad (2010) from the homepage video on the original Marketing for Hippies website. On the right: Older Tad (2021).

Younger Tad ran workshops that were good but they changed every time. He was still sorting out how he saw marketing. Still learning. He hadn’t found his groove and he could feel that. He was encouraged to grow his business quickly but he demured. He could feel that success was coming and he chose, bless him, the longer, slower road. He had the threads but couldn’t quite envision the tapestry that this new website is.

I wish I could go back in time to show him the new site.  He’d be so happy. “We become this? We do this?” he would shake his head. “This is amazing.”

When Jaime Almond sat me down, over the phone, and walked me through the actual building of that original site in 2010 I was so thrilled. My blog, my YouTubes and other materials finally had a home. I loved that website. That site gave me the courage and motivation to grow. Make no mistake: No Jaime? No Marketing for Hippies. It was the catalyst that kept me going.

But as I look at those photos: I’m wearing a different shirt today. My hair is longer (finally I look like a hippie). I’ve got a beard. The grey hairs are appearing. I’m clearer and I have well and properly found my groove. This new website captures the shift between these two photos. It is the ANIÁN shirt, carefully crafted to capture and house my meditation on and articulation of the complexities of this question: What is ethical marketing in uncertain times?

I can feel this site doing for me today what that site did for me then. Young Tad would love this site. I hope you will too.

I’m in love with it. I can’t believe my luck to have a second website I’m so proud of.

My new website was created by Karen Black from Norwich, England. I met her years ago when she hosted my workshop in her sweet, little town. Since then, she’s joined my Membership Program and has been an absolute joy to work with.

If you’re looking for a web designer, I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.


Dr Peter Ellington
Owner - Triple Bottom Line Accounting

Karen managed the development of our website: www.triplebottomlineaccounting.com. Our enquiries have increased by about 3 fold since the website was launched. In addition to the website she has also managed the publication of our blogs. Nothing is ever a problem and everything is done quickly and efficiently. I am very pleased to recommend.


Laura Drewell
Director - Care Concern

Karen designed our new website in 2020. She captured our brand and company values perfectly. We absolutely love our new website and have already had lots of great feedback about it from prospective clients in the first few months that it’s been live. Karen is easy to work with – she takes your ideas of how you imagine your website might look and turns them into reality, explaining things along the way. Karen is now hosting and maintaining our website and we’re proud to have chosen her green hosting option to reduce our company’s impact on global carbon emissions.

Alessandro Ferullo
Owner - Flowing Health

Karen is a brilliant web designer with a great vision and values which align with my ideas on inspiring people to live in healthier, more sustainable ways respecting ourselves, others and the environment. I would recommend her to anyone looking for web design. She is a great listener, very creative & always there to support you when needed for changes or discussion on how to improve your website.

Claire Victoria Bishop
Owner - Rewild the Frame

I highly recommend Karen for her skill and understanding of bringing a unique and creative website together. I first met Karen through the WINS network and instantly loved and valued her expertise and knowledge of eco hosting and web-design. I knew Karen would be able to help create a beautiful website for my business and she did just that. I am so happy with how the whole thing has come together. Karen was so patient to get it just right and she wanted to understand exactly the style and look I wanted to achieve for the business and my clients. I now feel proud and confident that I have a website that truly reflects the brand and values of the business and showcases the photography services that I offer to others. Thank you so much Karen.

Mark Ridsdill Smith
Owner - The Vertical Gardener

After struggling with a dysfunctional website for several years I found Karen to help me refresh and relaunch it. In a short space of time her design and technical work has surpassed all my expectations, and quickly resolved a long list of past issues and problems. The new site is exactly what I wanted! I’ve also found Karen a great listener and her flexible way of working is perfect for me – and helps me achieve maximum impact within my limited budget.

Victoria Rennoldson
Owner - Culture Cuppa

Karen was instrumental in helping me bring my rebrand to life with her technical website building skills. She was focused, dedicated, a great problem-solver when some unexpected issues came up and a fantastic support in making my website live. I am so proud of what we have created and I am grateful that I had Karen’s support!


Rebecca Rolf
Founder - Give Two Figs

Karen designed and hosted our very first website. I am thrilled with the end result which is better than I ever could have imagined! She managed to capture everything I was looking for and more.

The process (for me as a client) was made so simple and clear. There was a huge amount that I wasn’t aware of that Karen took the time to explain and organise, to make sure that the website was compliant and easy to use.

Having a well made and well designed website is such a beneficial tool for our organisation, not to mention boosts our sense of identity, and gives clarity to our aim.

I can’t thank and recommend Karen enough!


Simon Hayes
Owner - Eco Accountancy Services

As an ethically driven business owner I like to work with others like Karen that have similar values to me. I would highly recommend Karen for your website requirements. I didn’t have a clue where to start with my website but she guided me through the process giving me all the resources and advice I needed to come up with a theme, structure and content that suited my business perfectly.
Great ongoing support and any queries are answered quickly and she is very patient with my lack of understanding with some of the technical bits!


Suzy Rose
Owner - Suzy Rose

Karen designed my website for me in 2019 and I could not be more pleased with it and her. The website is far from a basic one as I wanted so many different features and plugins for my business, which Karen willingly accommodated for me. I am often complimented about it and it is with much thanks to her that it looks so professional and also is so easy to use and navigate around. It compliments my work very well and that is because Karen took the time and patience to create exactly what I needed. I continue to work with Karen as she is always there to support and guide me and keep everything fresh and updated and to keep enriching my site. She is highly skilled at what she does and I strongly recommend her to anyone who is looking to have a new website built or needs help with an existing one. Thank you Karen.


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Steve Land
Founder - Norwich Community Plant Hub

We owe a special thanks to Karen Black of HubFizz and Eco Meetup Norwich, who offered her website building services completely free of charge. Karen has amazing communications and  i.t. skills and has created an informative and interactive on-line presence for the Norwich Community Plant Nursery which is updated regularly. It’s no exaggeration to say that, at a time when Covid restrictions limited face to face meetings, having such a point of contact made all the difference in building support and getting the project off the ground.


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Cheryl Cade
Owner - Cheryl Cade

I can’t recommend Karen enough, always there to sort out the ‘oops’ I make on my site. Also great ideas about page layouts & manages to get my ideas on the page.


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Karen Munro
Owner - Munro Careers

My previous website wasn’t mobile friendly and had become out of date and too challenging for me to manage. I want to create something more current, professional and aligned to a growing audience finding me on Google. I’ve had some amazing feedback from clients, colleagues and friends and got an online enquiry in the first week. I also feel more confident directing people to the new site. I really enjoyed working with Karen and found her to be really professional and extremely adaptable and patient with me as the website started to come together and we played round with the visuals and some of the formatting. I have already recommended her services!


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Yvette Puliga
Founder of YPLMS - Lifestyle Management Services

Karen, I’m so blessed to have you at my side as you helped me to artistically translate my vision to life. You worked tirelessly on this as you knew how important it was to get the look and feel right for me. And I’m under no illusions that you gave me a ‘little extra’ but it’s for this very reason I have worked with you for the past 6 years. I watch you evolve and for me this new website build is testament to your ability and skill . Thank you with all my heart.

I’ve worked with Karen for a number of years and can’t see a reason to date why I would need to change that. She is a little web genius and bombshell with the patience of a saint. She’s amazing at what she does, efficient and we get shed loads done in such tight deadlines. What I particularly love about working with Karen is that she’s niched right down to working with smaller businesses and she really ‘gets it’ . Because of that she offers an affordable, speedy and creative service and the beauty is its all wrapped into her bundle of ‘fizz’. A total pleasure to work alongside.

Working on my previous website was a REAL stretch for me as I only had an inkling of what I wanted it to look like. Karen helped me to bring a shape to that what in my mind kept changing. I’d like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ for NEVER making it difficult to ask for or express what I wanted and for her expertise, guidance, and incredible patience. Karens’ reaction to feedback is unique. She’s amazing to work with. Incredibly special. Everyone should have a Karen experience which makes building your website enjoyable and fun!

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Brenda Sweetman
Owner - Radiant Health Hub

You really made the process easy – walking me at my pace through all the stages and being patient with me but most importantly the website felt like it belonged to me and that I was a key part of the birthing process.

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Anne-Lise Fotso Maillot
Owner of Tribeur - ethical fashion

Great working with Karen on my new website! She really understood the vision, quick turnaround and the communication was really good! Thank you.

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Rebecca Perkins
The Midlife Coach

I’m thrilled and indebted to 2 amazing women (for my new website and branding) – Lynne Stainthorpe, of Big Idea Brand Marketing, friend and branding guru and Karen Black, of HubFizz, web designer extraordinaire and new friend! Thank you ladies!

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Kat Achtelik
Copywriter, Marketing & Branding Consultant

Karen is fantastic to work with. She’s got great communication skills, is very efficient, creative, AND proactive. If she can’t get hold of her client, she’ll sort out problems by herself the best way she can — which brings a project to the finishing line so much faster. She’s not only a great professional but also a really fun person privately — which makes working with her a pure pleasure. Thank you, Karen!Katarzyna Achtelik – Copywriter, Marketing & Branding Consultant

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Beth Wright
Marketing and Social Media Manager for Barry Alan Hair Salon Norwich

We have loved working with Karen to help us with our social media platforms and teach me how to use WordPress and learn my way around our website. She taught me how to write Blogs and use Mailchimp for monthly newsletters. Her work is great and she really brought it down to my level and not too technical. Really feel that she is part of our team. Would recommend to anyone. Beth


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Rebecca Fordham
Owner - Tales of Thread

I want to say thank you so much for all the work and commitment that you have given to both me and Tales of Thread. I am so impressed by your professionalism and constant good humour. Feedback from one of my PR contacts – “Congratulations!!! Such an amazing site – honestly, easily the best site I’ve used to buy something.  Fruits or your labours are most impressive! “

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Gerla de Boer
Owner - Cambridge Food Tour

After a big struggle getting my site online with a different company, working with Karen was a delight! I have known Karen for many years. She is very creative, thinks outside the box and deadlines always will be met. Just in one word ‘Fantastic’!



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Debbie Walker
Owner - Destination Representation

Only today a client complemented me on my company website, an idea that Karen Black made a reality. I wouldn’t even think of using anybody else for my design and online media requirements, why would you when you have found the best?


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Hugh Liddle
Owner - Red Cap Sales Coaching & Elite Sales Academy

Karen Black, of HubFizz, has done wonders to make my business visible and memorable! She has the know-how and the creative flair to make your website look terrific and she’s also a tremendous marketing strategist. She’s not only created my websites and landing pages, but she works diligently to keep them up-to-date and visible on computers or mobile devices. She’s helped me with ideas to rank higher on Google search, be more appealing on social media and more effective in my email marketing. Every time I talk with Karen, I learn something valuable that moves my business forward.

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In just under two hours Karen succeeded in teaching me what I needed to know from Mailchimp. The session was conducted via video-link where we could share computer screens, making it clear and easy to follow Karen’s tutorial. It was a great interactive way to learn as I could ask questions at any time, but as the session was also recorded for viewing again at a later time, I didn’t have to make any notes during the tutorial. Karen’s teaching style was clear, informative and easy to follow. I would highly recommend her for helping you getting started on Mailchimp.

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Tessa Bott
Tsessabe Travel Marketing / Pink Ostrich Pictures

Karen helped me with designing templates for newsletters as well as providing information on templates and design. A great help to a small company like mine. I recommend her for any work where design and web knowledge is needed!

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James Durrant
Entrepreneur & Multiple Business Owner

Karen and I have worked together on various projects including; logo design, product labels, project pitches, print etc. She is an excellent designer, quick on the uptake with strong creative and design skills and importantly committed to completing jobs. What I like the most is that her project costings are sensible and realistic.