Hello! I’m Simon Blackbourn, a freelance WordPress developer based in Plymouth, Devon. I’ve been building, designing, hosting and supporting WordPress and WooCommerce websites for over 15 years. I work with businesses, charities and agencies, turning big ideas into beautiful, easy-to-use, accessible websites.

Expert development

I know WordPress and WooCommerce inside out. I make it look great and do almost anything you can imagine. Online donation systems, membership management, podcasts, custom databases – the sky’s the limit!

Website care plans

Sleep soundly at night as your website purrs along at top speed on high performance, secure servers, with all the hosting technicalities and WordPress updates taken care of.

Long-term relationships

I work with businesses, not-for-profits and the healthcare sector, building long-term working relationships. I’m experienced, friendly and conscientious, communicating clearly with you throughout.

Who I work with

Custom WordPress functionality development on two major NHS websites

Senior developer for two global WooCommerce websites for Michael Mosley's The Fast 800 for over 5yrs

A custom Learning Management System (LMS) built on WordPress

10yrs and counting designing, building and hosting WordPress websites for Rob!

Crisis Action's primary WordPress developer and maintainer since 2004

Design and development of a podcasting and membership website built on WordPress

WordPress design, build and hosting for a Dartmoor-based environmental group

Portfolio and blog design and build for a Dartmoor artist

Personal WordPress site design, with blog and photography galleries

Simon has been my go-to developer and designer for well over a decade. He brings fantastic creativity, professionalism and attentiveness for which I am deeply grateful. He makes running a website a pleasure, dealing with all my requests with great patience and humour. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Rob Hopkins

Founder of Transition Network, author, blogger, podcaster

Case studies

A (very!) long-term design and development partnership

I’ve been the primary web developer for Crisis Action since their foundation all the way back in 2004, working on various online projects throughout that time. I take all the digital burden from their shoulders, so they can concentrate on their essential work in conflict zones around the world.

WordPress for an environmental community group

I designed and developed (and continue to host and maintain) the Moor Meadows website to be fast and intuitive, with a wealth of clearly structured information. It’s their primary source of growth and is an inspiration to environmental community groups across Devon and the UK.

Worry-free WordPress hosting and care plans

Imagine not having to worry about things like WordPress upgrades, hosting servers, site speed, website backups, security updates, downtime, or domain name renewals. Lumpy Lemon's WordPress care plans take care of all of this for you.

Learn more

Lumpy Lemon have been the perfect online partner for Crisis Action. Simon is patient when we screw up, propositional when we don’t know what we need, friendly and efficient at all times. Our online presence is kept alive and kicking without any fuss or internal expertise. We recommend him totally!

Conor O’Loughlin

Director of Communications at Crisis Action

Interested in working together?

I’d love to hear from you, but please read my pricing & information page first. If that all sounds good, get in touch so we can discuss bringing your ideas to life. You can call me on 0779 629 2129, email me at simon@lumpylemon.co.uk, or send a message using the form:

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