Client Testimonials

“Richard has not only redesigned our website, but has managed to unravel technical issues quickly and effectively. His ability to combine user experience with design is invaluable.”

Kirsty Sumerling

“We were extremely impressed with not only Richard’s technical expertise but his creativity and thoughtfulness. The project was seamless from start to finish and Richard included us in the whole process.”

John Dixon

“The fact that our new website matches the ambitions we set ourselves is in no small part due to Richard’s work. I cannot imagine having navigated the complexity of the task without him.”

Graeme Rigby

“…not only comprehensive expertise in the mechanics of web-design but also a real aesthetic flair and a thorough knowledge of the relevant marketing fundamentals.”

Callum Fisken

“Richard’s long-running hosting and support contract with VOCAL has been invaluable to us. His expertise in WordPress and his diligence ensure that our websites are maintained securely, with the latest patches and upgrades applied seamlessly behind the scenes. Any technical issues that we run into are always handled swiftly, effectively and personably.”

Seb Fischer

“Tasked with designing us not just one but two brand new websites to a tight schedule, Richard delivered them well on time with consummate skill, creativity and professionalism.”

Toby Hawks

“The support from Control X is very consistent: consistency in its efficiency and fairness in terms of price, but above all in terms of his friendly and diligent service. We had our company website built and hosted by Richard, which served us well for a range of public-facing projects. Highly recommended.”

Rupert Thomson
Head of Artistic Programmes, AHL Venues


Photography has included interiors, products and events. 

  • Badrallach (holiday rental)
  • Cairngorms National Park
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Curious Cushion Company
  • Georgian Antiques
  • Gilly Nicolson Bed Linen
  • Gleneagles Crystal
  • Greatbase (holiday rentals)
  • Highland Park
  • Hilary Rohde Cashmere
  • Loch Tay Highland Lodges
  • Loud & Clear
  • Nethyside (holiday rental)
  • Pickering’s Gin
  • Renaissance Care
  • Rutland Biodynamics
  • Shore Croft (holiday rental)
  • Skinny Tyres
  • The Whisky Shop
  • The Treasure Trove
  • World of Whiskies

Previous Clients

Freelance and Control X clients since 2002 covers a range of sectors, brands and companies. 

  • Angus Digital Media Centre
  • Avon Cosmetics
  • Asset Venture
  • Badrallach (holiday rental)
  • Beloved Dates
  • Broughton Place Hair
  • Craft Scotland
  • Culpeper
  • Curious Cushion Company
  • D4 Inside
  • DPD (Germany)
  • Edinburgh Campervans
  • Factotum Letting
  • Fionna Carlisle (artist)
  • Guy Marcal Garden Design 
  • Gilly Nicolson Bed Linen
  • Harris Tweet
  • Highland Spring
  • Hillary Rohde Cashmere
  • Historical Fiction Festival
  • Island Cycles Skye
  • Kilmarnock Removals
  • Location Pictures
  • Loch Tay Highland Lodges
  • Loch Torridon Centre
  • Lux Boutique Outlet
  • Maglabs
  • Napiers the Herbalists
  • Natural Fertility Clinic
  • Nethyside Self Catering
  • NHS Lothian
  • Novo Consulting Group
  • Phamie Gow (musician)
  • Pickering’s Gin
  • PictureBox TV
  • Promote Compliance
  • Real Marketing Specialists
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
  • Rutland Biodynamics
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • SECC Wedding Fair
  • SECC Motor Show
  • Ski Paddle Norway
  • Simon Vickery (DoP)
  • Simpson & Marwick
  • Super7
  • Teacup Travels
  • Ten Alps MTD
  • That Wow Thing
  • The Arts Journal
  • Thought Research
  • Tootsie and Fudge
  • Top Shot Pictures
  • University of Dublin
  • Venture English
  • Winton House
  • Wright Letting

Agency Clients

Agency experience prior to Control X included early websites for many whisky brands. 

  • Black Bottle
  • Franklin Templeton
  • Glenfiddich
  • Glengoyne
  • Glenmorangie
  • Glenturret
  • Highland Park
  • Laphroaig
  • Mackays 
  • Mackie’s of Scotland
  • Marconi Avionics
  • ScotchWhisky 
  • Scotland’s Larder
  • Scotland the Best
  • Scottish Beef and Lamb Marketing
  • Scottish Friendly
  • The Famous Grouse
  • The Macallan
  • The Peligoni Club
  • The Whisky Shop
  • WM Grant