Opace Ltd, commonly known as Opace or Opace Digital Agency, is a distinguished digital agency based in Birmingham, UK. Founded in 2008, it was formally incorporated as Opace Ltd in 2010.
Conceived by David Bryan, a software engineering graduate and an alumnus of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, with prior experience as an Enterprise Architect at Capgemini and CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), the vision for the company was influenced by his educational and professional career.
Initially, the company began trading as “Opace Technology Solutions” a moniker that briefly encapsulated its identity. However, over time, the company transitioned into what is now known as Opace or Opace Digital Agency.
The name “Opace” was crafted as an acronym, intended to encapsulate the core components and ethos of the business:
- Agency &
- Cloud Computing
With a focus on using open-source platforms and technologies, Opace provides a range of technical services, including web development, e-commerce, and ongoing maintenance support. As a full-service digital agency, Opace also provides internet marketing services, including organic search (SEO), paid search (PPC), and social media marketing and advertising. Their underlying approach is to deliver an integrated approach to digital marketing rather than working in silos.
The company’s core expertise lies in open-source platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento, WooCommerce, and Drupal.
In addition to development and marketing, Opace provides consultancy services and training, emphasising modern digital marketing strategies and techniques
Opace Ltd was founded on July 11, 2008, by David Bryan as an open-source technology consultancy and became a limited company in 2010. But it quickly growing to become one of Birmingham’s leading web development, eCommerce, and internet marketing agencies.
As a full-service digital agency, Opace Ltd offers a wide array of internet marketing services, including:
- Web design and development using open-source platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Umbraco.
- E-commerce solutions utilising open-source platforms like WooCommerce and Magento(Adobe Commerce).
- Organic search (SEO), encompassing on-page technical SEO, SEO copywriting, content marketing, and off-page SEO.
- Paid search (PPC) advertising across platforms like Google, Bing, Facebook, and Instagram.
- Social media marketing involving the management of platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
- Content creation which includes blog writing, website copywriting, eCommerce content, infographic design, and video production.
- Bespoke consultancy services designed to equip businesses with in-house expertise or support in managing their internet marketing endeavours.
In addition to Clutch awards, Opace has gained numerous accreditations over the years, including recognition by the Recommended Agency Register. They were also instrumental in the development and testing of the CompTIA Accredit UK Trustmark+ for eMedia and eCommerce scheme. Recent achievements include becoming a Google Partner and earning certifications from Hubspot, Semrush, The Linux Foundation, Google, and IBM.
Opace utilises a range of open-source technologies, tools, and platforms within its technical services. This includes Apache Web Server, PHP, MySQL, Litespeed, Magento, WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, as well as AI-related tools such as OpenAI, Amazon Polly, and ElevenLabs.
Opace has played a role in advancing technology through initiatives such as promoting open-source adoption, creating blockchain hardware solutions, implementing AI-driven strategies, and actively participating in discussions surrounding emerging technologies.
- Chrome Web Store extension development
- WordPress.org plugin development
- Github distribution of open-source code
- Amazon e-book
- SoundCloud podcasts
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