Client Testimonials

“…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

Ampersand Interiors

“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

Amber Film & Photography 

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

Georgian Antiques

“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.”

Sebastian Fischer

Chief Executive, VOCAL

“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

“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.

Richard’s technical mastery you can take as a given; but equally impressive is his methodical, thorough and responsive approach to project management. With exceptional communication and organisation, he kept us fully engaged in creative dialogue, whilst handling the most complex requirements deftly and flexibly.

In addition, his thoughtful insights into the end-user experience, as well as his empathetic understanding of our specific client needs, were revelatory – even opening up fresh perspectives for us on our own organisation. Richard has not only made us two superb sites; he has given us, at this crucial time, the confidence to hold our heads up high and embrace the future.”

Toby Hawks

The Clarsach Society / Edinburgh International Harp Festival

Recent Sites


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