Putting your customers first with great online content

We’re a specialist content marketing and web design agency in the North East. That means we work with businesses to find out how great content and a top-notch website can deliver commercial growth.


The written word is a powerful thing. Tell us about your business and we'll transform it into eye-catching copywriting your clients will love. Everything we do is part of a wider content strategy, bringing purpose to every word we write.

Copywriting services

Web Design

We bring common sense back to web design. Our content-led approach allows us to build your website to match your brand without sacrificing UX. We provide website management services too, so you're not left in the lurch when it's time to go live.

Web design services

Nice to meet you.

Meet the faces behind the waves. Ellen has several years' experience in digital marketing, copywriting and content strategy, working with businesses in the UK and Australia. Potter is a retired racing greyhound with only lazy bones in his body.

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People saying nice things about us.

Sammy Sadler PR & Marketing

"I've had the pleasure of knowing Ellen for several years and she is a fantastic web designer, copywriter and digital content strategist. Over the past year specifically we have worked on various client projects together in the B2B space, both as part of a marketing team and when I have used Content By The Sea as a supplier for website creation. I would recommend Ellen and Content By The Sea to anyone who is looking for web design and copywriting services - you won't be disappointed."

Sammy Sadler

For You Photography

"I have been following all of Ellen's advice about LinkedIn. within the first week of trying out the advice I had a lead come in. It's been a couple of weeks now and my engagement has increased MASSIVELY, leads are still coming in and I finally feel I have found my voice on this platform. I highly recommend Ellen for her expertise in LinkedIn and all things web design/ copywriting!"

Lauren McWilliams

Freelance Photographer at For You Photography


"Network B2B has used Content by the Sea in our group meetings for LinkedIn and content marketing training sessions to our members, the positive feedback was phenomenal. The sessions were delivered with simplicity while being very informative and easy to follow. The training sessions went from a couple of bookings to delivering sessions throughout the UK. I would have no hesitation using Content by the Sea again and would highly recommend them."

Alex Gordon

Director at NetworkB2B

Approved Mortgage Solutions

"When I spoke to Ellen it was like a breath of fresh air. She listened, asked relevant questions to our industry and offered to create our bespoke website for the budget we had in mind. She has done huge amount of research on our business and also our competitors. Ellen spoke to me and our staff to understand not just the text on the page but what it was trying to tell any potential customers. She has sourced imagery relative to what we do and she has created a beautiful but practical website that we could of only dreamt of a few months ago. I would not hesitate to recommend Ellen Forster @ Content By The Sea and indeed already have."

Paul Hampton

Managing Director

Zaltek Digital

"Ellen came highly recommended. Fantastic service, quick and efficient. I give her the brief, some general direction and she came back with some amazing content. We then iterated around it, getting the tone and everything perfect. Amazing! I'll definitely be using Ellen for any future content work."

Mark Middleton


Rise Elevator

"Ellen always makes sure that we are taken care of, from concept to completion of the work in perfect easy to manage steps. Her marketing knowledge is amazing and crucial when we are taking steps to grow our business. The quality of all the work produced by Content By The Sea is always the highest quality and always in a timely manner."

Kris McGough

Managing Director

Duenna's Women

"Ellen created us a beautiful new website duennaswomen.co.uk as we are relatively new we didnt have much content or idea of what we wanted however, Ellen carefully listened to our story and used what we had to make the most beautiful website in such a short period of time. I can not thank her enough for her amazing work. I highly recommend!"

Lauren McWilliams



"I have been using Content By The Sea to to get my website up to scratch. They have been amazing, I get more hits on the site then ever before and it ranks much higher too. Very easy to work with, super quick response time and very friendly. I would absolutely recommend using them."

Kristina Graham


FloKi Health

"Ellen's knowledge on websites, content writing and pr with her pursuit of excellence shines through in her work. She repeatedly demonstrates the motivation to overcome the obstacles of article writing and publishing in the press. She is a strategic thinker, trust worthy and really cares about what she does, she has transformed our outward facing business."

Fenwick Smith

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