Studio Cotton

Website consulting
for small businesses

One-to-one website expert sessions with Studio Cotton founder, Aime Cox, here in Bristol.

Let's talk websites

Half a day, all the website know-how

£750 (inc VAT)

The perfect service for a small business in a bit of a website rut.

Our one-to-one website consultations are a relaxed, flexible session where you can ask whatever is one your mind, and get some honest, expert feedback.

a laptop sits on a wooden desk in Studio Cotton. It is surrounded by a mog of black coffee, an ipad a pink vase and several small business branding books.
An over the shoulder shot of web designer Hannah writing notes in a lined book. There is an out of focus plant on a pink table in the background

We take a big-picture step back and review your website as a tool for achieving your business goals. 

Each session is unique, but they’re all totally jam-packed with oodles of delicious web design, SEO, UX and/or accessibility know-how.

One-to-one website consulting

Favourite consulting features

Find a time (before you pay)

Once we’ve reviewed your enquiry, you’ll be able to pick a time from our calendar that works for you. If there’s nothing that suits, just drop us an email as we can usually wangle things around.

Pre-session questionnaire

Our Explore Questionnaire is a doozy – but it seriously helps us understand your business and goals so that we can spend your session tacking as making challenges as possible.

Grants accepted

We’ve had many consulting clients have their session funded by their local authority or other small business support organisation. Whilst we can’t help with applications, we’re always happy to liaise directly and provide required info.

One-to-one or two or three

Each session is focused on a single business, but that doesn’t mean one person. We have space for up to 3 visitors, and can source alternative venues if needed (may cost extra).

See you in central Bristol

Our half-day sessions take place at the Studio Cotton office in central Bristol – just opposite the Register Office and close to many public transport stops and car parks.

Non-limited follow-ups

There’s no arbitrary cut-off for asking follow-up questions or checking in. We’re always happy to help, and will recommend a follow-up session if we think it’d be worthwhile.

Your website consultant

Meet Aime Cox

Studio Cotton founder Aime is totally obsessed with problem solving.

She gets her mittens on your goals and challenges, and digs with you to make sure you have the understanding, tools, and priorities for taking positive actions.

What's important

Know our values, know Studio Cotton


All sincerity and no judgement – we respect your small business too much to not share the harder truths and provide feedback from our extensive experience and expertise.


Honesty is nothing without kindness; as a small business ourselves we’re always empathetic to the challenges small businesses and their owners face.


It’s not a sexy word – but it is the right one. We pursue solutions and choices that just make sense based on all the factors – budget, time, goals, and most importantly, ROI.

Power & flexibility

Sharing website knowledge, not judgement

Feeling ashamed of your website or your website know-how isn’t uncommon, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t real. If you’re worried we’ll judge you for not doing everything right, or perhaps even doing everything wrong – that’s not us at all.

We work with all sorts of small business owners with all sorts of technical experience and skills. Our only priority is helping you have a better website.

A closed laptop on the table top in Studio Cotton. It sits next to a full glass of water, a pink notebook and a tortoise shell ruler

We love exceding high expectations

We’re always over the moon to hear how much we’ve helped our website consultation clients.

I would very highly recommend [a one-to-one consultation] - especially if you're like me and enjoy the aesthetic part of website building but struggle with knowing where to push yourself on everything else!
I already knew that Aime knew her stuff from the work she shares online but the level of detail in our one hour session was another level.
Fallon Goundry
My go-to for all small business related queries including help with SEO and learning about the best way to optimise my website. You guys (specifically YOU, Aime) are wonderful.
Olga Phillips
Aime is very knowledgeable and gave me a lot of ideas on how improve my SEO and make my website more user friendly. I got a lot out of just 60 mins - many thanks Aime!
Harriet Thompson
A really positive and thought provoking chat with Aime. I got lots of really great information from the meeting and I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing some changes on my website!
Emma Bassey
Studio Cotton took the time to listen to what I needed from a website and then made suggestions of things they knew I would find useful.
Jayne Rutland
As a person who used to do zero planning and a LOT of winging it, Studio Cotton has been a godsend!
Beckie Sims
I would have no hesitation in recommending Studio Cotton - in fact, I would recommend that any small business reaches out for some advice and support at some kind of level.
Wanna talk websites?

Register your interest in a one-to-one website consultation

Get in touch if you’re interested in booking a website consultation. We book in 1-2 sessions per month at our studio in Bristol.

Questions before consultations

More about website consulting

We’re always updating our website consultation FAQs but totally understand that we might’ve missed the info you need.

If you want more information, we’d love to help. Drop us a quick call during studio hours or pop an email over any time. 

Consulting FAQs

The Studio Cotton office does not have an accessible toilet; our facilities are located at basement level and accessed by a spiral staircase.

We are always happy to book accessible venues where needed, please get in touch before booking and we’ll find another suitable location in central Bristol.

Aime has limited availability to travel for one-to-one consultations. In these circumstances, the client is responsible for all travel costs including travel time, billed at our usual hourly rate (but agreed in advance).

There are occasions where this can be reduced, if, for example, multiple clients in the same area have booked sessions. This is offered at the discretion of Studio Cotton.

All consultations are paid for in full at the time of booking. Exceptions can be made for sessions funded by third parties/grants, these are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

All half-day consultations take part in real life unless there is an accessibility need.

Short answer, no. The resource required to include bespoke action plans in our website consulting service made the cost prohibitive, so we’ve prioritised keeping the price lower.

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Freebies & advice & website stuff

Join the Studio Cotton mailing list for heaps of free advice for creative small businesses. You’ll also get seven totally free checklists, and we think they’re ruddy wonderful.