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Award-winning web design, development and digital marketing experts.

Our team offers straightforward marketing solutions for changemakers.

Meet the team.

Nick Ward

Nick hails from the other side of the pond, which is where he first dipped his oar in the professional waters of chemical engineering, software development, and consulting for blue chip clients. Not one for predictability, he made a very un-engineer-y move and sold everything to sail across the world with his family. Affectionately dubbed “Captain Cumberland,” by the team, Nick’s also a dad to two supersmart kids, a foosball enthusiast, and The Update Company’s resident Excel whisperer.

How we got here.

In 2012, we started out as specialists updating websites, social media platforms and graphic design. That’s where “The Update Company” came from. After a little while, our clients asked us to build new websites for them. This sounded like a great way to use our business strategy backgrounds, creativity and passion for all things tech. So we hired a team of web professionals and became one of the biggest in-house web development companies on Vancouver Island.

In 2018, we added more services around lead generation, like digital marketing strategies, social media strategies, sales-specific landing pages, pay-per-click advertising and a bigger focus on search engine optimization and overall marketing communications.

In 2021, we adapted our services even further and decided that, since we can work with any type of client in any industry, we’d work with businesses in industries we are passionate about – changemakers, especially those positively influencing their community, conservation and/or climate. We pursue clients who share similar values to ourselves or identify with similar UN Sustainable Development Goals

Are you interested in working with our team and want to know more?