We create & maintain top-notch Umbraco websites

Let us make the process of building and maintaining your website not only painless but rewarding too.

Experts at your service

Website support
and maintenance

We are there for you to support and enhance your Umbraco website whenever you need us, so you can rest assured that your website is in safe hands. From regular maintenance, to performance and security updates, we are your trusted partner who is always there to provide advice and assistance when needed. We are experts in Umbraco upgrades.

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  • SLAs with quick response times
  • Dedicated, allocated time in our schedule
  • Automated ticketing software
  • Monthly work logs - so you can see where your time has been spent
  • A trusted partner who is on hand to provide advice and support when needed


We’re highly experienced in developing Umbraco websites and have a passion for integrating with lots of different APIs and third party systems. Umbraco is highly flexible and very editor friendly, making it our chosen platform for website development.

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  • Detailed and thorough scoping and requirements gathering
  • Fixed price quotes with full transparency
  • Highly configurable, ‘editor friendly’ websites
  • Website design services
  • Integrations with third parties
  • Vast experience in the website project lifecycle
  • Delivering on time and on budget

health check

Is your website slow, throwing errors or do you just want to make sure your website has been implemented following best practices? We offer a website health check to make sure your website is performing to its best ability.

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  • Detailed code review and audits
  • Problem solving of existing issues
  • Performance audits
  • Page speed and accessibility reviews
  • Testing and quality assurance
  • Development life cycle improvements and consultancy


As well as working directly with clients, we relish the opportunity to work in partnership with other digital agencies to support them with their clients and projects.

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  • We work as an extension to your team, providing additional resource you can tap into when needed
  • We can work under white label or be client facing
  • Additional Umbraco knowledge and expertise are brought to your business
  • Better experiences for your clients
  • Development of solid relationships through collaboration and communication

We'll take it from here

Brace Digital in numbers

30 years development experience

20 years Umbraco experience

10 years Azure experience

12 specialist experts

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Better experiences start here

We are a web development agency based in Chester, UK, building beautiful, feature rich websites and applications while providing ongoing website support with quick response times. With our vast experience of the web project life cycle, we will ensure the delivery of your web project is pain free and fully satisfies your needs.

Brace Digital was born out of a joint passion for delivering high level web solutions with a firm focus on high quality, delivering on time and on budget.

We are your digital partner, your Umbraco specialists, your web development team or an extension to your in house team.


We support & delight

Proactivity and expertise is baked into everything we do. We strive to make every client feel there is never a problem.

Only the best will do

We go the extra mile; our processes are there for a reason and we’re worth every penny.

Honesty is the best policy

We’re transparent with our client and partners, and we’re upfront about being upfront.

Meet the leadership team

Ben McKean

Founding Director

Ben has been involved in web development for over 20 years, half of that time has been spent developing with Umbraco. Prior experience includes insurance software, FinTech and for the last 12 years, recently heavily involved with developing Umbraco websites. All of this experience has given Ben a great understanding of the web project lifecycle from ideas inception to go live.

Ben is an Umbraco Certified Master and has extensive experience of project scoping, bespoke solutions, database design and complex integrations.

Away from his desk Ben can be found acting as a climbing frame for his two boys, running or cheering on his beloved Manchester City.

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Rick Lynch

Founding Director

Rick has been web developing for 15 years and has been building sites in Umbraco for the majority of those years. He has experience working with some of the industry leaders of the digital agency world, gaining invaluable commercial experience and developing sites for a range of blue-chip companies, multinational market leaders and well-known household brands.

Rick is an Umbraco Certified Master and has extensive experience in web architecture, Microsoft Azure (including load balancing) and intricate third-party integrations.

When Rick is away from his desk, he can be found chasing after his three children who certainly keep him on his toes and just about makes time for following Everton FC.

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Kate Johnston

Client Services Manager

Kate has worked in client service roles for over 12 years, with the past 5 years spent in Project Management. Alongside being awarded the PMQ qualification from the Association of Project Management, Kate has vast experience in delivering projects across many different industries for clients ranging in size from start-up companies to global brands. She has experience in working with both the WordPress and Umbraco platforms within digital agencies.

Kate is passionate about building long term relationships with clients, with an emphasis on trust and reliability as our Client Partner. Providing exceptional service while delivering high quality work is what Kate is focussed on to always exceed client expectations.

When not in the office Kate can be found spending time with her family, going on long walks by the sea or enjoying meals out with friends.

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" Brace Digital are quick to respond and have a great deal of technical expertise that we value"

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" The service Brace Digital have offered has been above and beyond. They are thorough and their attention to detail is brilliant. They are always there for advice and help."

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