McKee’s Pies kicks off a new era with home delivery and on line store.

mckees website with beacon13. directors conor o'kane and paul gibson

McKee’s started off as a traditional family butchers in 1898. Over 120 years later they’re bringing their traditional recipes on line with a new website and home delivery service.

The elite butchers (based in Maghera) have seen a steady growth of the company from the mid 80s. The growth came mainly from a timely response to changing times.

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start your order now at McKeesPies.com

McKee’s started producing pies and convenience foods just around the time that women (Sorry gents, but that’s who did the shopping in those days) were looking for such products.

McKee’s pies, stuffing and scotch eggs are now household names across Northern Ireland. And the company delivers these products to over 150 stockists as well as selling direct to the customer from their Maghera base.

When opportunity strikes…

It’s in the “direct to the customer” part that McKee’s have noticed an opportunity. McKee’s have a wonderful brand, a loyal local customer base and a fleet of vans on the roads every day. This lends itself naturally to a home delivery service.

McKees new website at mckeespies.com

The missing piece of the pie? (forgive the pun)… A shiny new website that allows customers to order McKee’s products on line. This is where Beacon13 comes in. The Beacon13 team have created a WordPress website with Woo-commerce, Paypal Payments, Email alerts and more.

We’ve added all of McKee’s product lines and worked with the McKee’s team to create packages for family dinners, occasions and parties. We’ve given the website some of McKee’s branding and styling to reflect their shop, the factory and product packaging.

All in all, providing the same wonderful McKee’s experience, but now on your phone or desktop from the comfort of your own home.

No mean feat.

McKee’s understand that a new approach to the sale of their product won’t be easy. Although the company is well versed in selling their products in-store and to their trade customers, the internet sales and home delivery service will be a whole new challenge.

McKee’s will initially trial the service to the (very) local market first. Only addresses within a 20 mile radius can avail of the home delivery service at present. This will allow McKee’s to build up an understanding of their customers expectations when it comes to ordering on line.

Ultimately McKee’s want to offer the same level of quality on line as they do in-store. So they’ve given themselves a little time to make sure this happens.

Beacon13 will be on hand to help them perfect their new digital venture.


Try out McKee’s new home delivery service at www.mckeespies.com

Credit Unions in NI are turning to Fintec for cyber security & disaster recovery.

credit unions in ireland it support and cyber security

Fintec Limited is a growing IT support company based in Bellaghy. The Mid-Ulster team has developed a niche with Credit Unions in Northern Ireland & the border counties. A unique blend of IT experience, knowledge and cyber-security skills has positioned Fintec as the “go to” team for Credit Unions.

Fintec specialise in providing managed IT solutions including hardware, email, back-up and security. They offer Credit Unions; on line and off-line support and a dedicated IT specialist. Fintec is now actively working with over 30 credit unions.

Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery

BCP (Business continuity plans) are essential for all businesses they prepare your organization for times of emergency or disaster, BCPs make sure that your business operations are still running should the unthinkable happen.

Fintec also offers a disaster recovery service for when the unthinkable happens to help credit unions get their business get back on track.

“We focus on keeping all your critical business functions operational by implementing firewalls to stop cyber attacks, installing back up drives and back up servers.”

Brian Rea – Fintec
credit unions in derry, antrim, tyrone and down are proud to call their Fintec their long term IT partner for security.
Derry Credit Union – just one of Fintec’s many Credit Union contracts.

Cyber Security

Cyber security consists of technologies, processes and controls designed for the purpose of protecting your system, networks and data from cyber attacks. Proper implementation of cyber security greatly reduces the risk of cyber security.

Fintec offers a vast knowledge and experience in cyber security implementation and the best measures for preventing such attacks from happening.

Working with Credit Union’s existing software

Fintec has substantial experience in working with typical software packages used at Credit Unions in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Software like Zion, Cumis relationship management and Abacus fern software are just some of the packages that Fintec is happy to integrate their hardware with.


Does your credit union need managed IT support, cyber security or disaster recovery?

You can arrange a free audit at: fintecltd.com/credit-unions

The almighty power of SEO…

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SEO helps small business owners create fast, robust, and user-friendly websites that rank higher in search engines, which in turn helps bring more qualified potential customers to their sites and eventually increases conversion rates. In many respects it’s simply quality control for websites.

Here’s 3 tips on boosting your website with SEO.

Keyword Research – It all begins with words typed into a search box. Keyword research is one of the most important and valuable in the search marketing field. Ranking for the right keywords can make or break your website. By researching your market’s keyword demand, you can not only learn which terms and phrases to target with SEO.

Keep it simple – Well-structured, clean, and uncluttered websites compels a casual visitor to stay longer, thereby decreasing bounce rate and increasing page views. Build relevant content and solve their problems, they came to your site for a reason, make it happen!

Implement your keyword research – Make sure your keywords are within your meta descriptions and meta-tags, titles, headings. Oh and check your URL slug, make sure it’s simple and relevant.

Besides, one of the main reasons for having a website is to stand out from your competition and increase sales.

More traffic, more engagements, more sales.

For small business owners SEO is the KEY to digital success.

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Ready for the next level? Call or email Beacon13 – We’re your SEO experts.