Energise Web Acquires Bizlinks Developments Ltd

Bizlinks website design AucklandDavid Levin started Bizlinks after endless requests from his friends to build their websites ‘on the side’. Before then, David had spent 25 years in information technology as a computer programmer and analyst with a multi-national company. Work included a variety of projects such as distribution systems, invoicing, payroll (for 2500 people) and Y2K.

David got in early on internet marketing in 1997 selling phonecards, so he had to build a website for this, and his friends noticed.

Bizlinks affordable web design and development started officially in 2001 and after growing somewhat, David’s wife Julie came on board to look after the accounts and website maintenance, leaving him to stick with ‘the technical stuff’.

Why the name? ‘Biz’ of course stands for business – our clients’ business. ‘Links’ means making connections – between our clients and their target customers via the web. We aim to build cheap affordable websites for clients that attract and grow business for them, not just add another overhead burden. A true asset, not a liability.

As of May 2015, Bizlinks is a division of Energise Web Design, which was founded in 2002 by Dave Smyth.

Personal service

We keep our overheads low, enabling us to offer affordable website prices for clients.

Long-term relationships – so we’ll still be here for you

We have solid long-standing connections with our suppliers – so any problems or needs with websites are responded to promptly and resolved quickly. Web design and development is a team effort utilising niche skills to get the best results for clients! We’ve been building and hosting websites since 1999.

Bizlinks values include…

  • Honesty – being realistic and trustworthy to tell you what you need to know.
  • Respect – towards you at all times.
  • Integrity – high moral principles in our business dealings with you.
  • Flexibility – to meet your needs as appropriate for your circumstances.
  • Innovation – looking for opportunities to create and add extra value.

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Client Reviews

Find out what our clients have been saying (mostly without us asking). Just click on the categories below to go direct to the testimonials.

Building & Trades

“I wanted to thank you both for all your help and patience. It was a very painless experience!!”

Ian McIntyre, Affordable Plumbing Solutions

“I have had $9000 worth of work already from my new website, so it must be working. Thanks! I don’t think I actually got any work at all off my old site. Unique visitors for January was 266 and Feb is 327, so it’s growing which is good. Google ranking between 1st and 5th for several key word phrases.”

Simon Stent, Home and Vision

“Looks great David. I really appreciate the work. The web site has been a revolution for my Biz.”

Boyd Carruthers, Stainless Works Limited

“Just wanted to let you know that since the website revamp we have had 3 new contacts directly from the website! Thank you for the efforts you have put in to help us and put my ideas into something that works!”

Wendy Metcalfe, MRA Architects

“Looks magnificent. We are very happy. The value you have given us in our website is excellent.”

Richard Eardly, Milano Agencies

Catering & Functions

“A big thanks to you David, the website looks superb ! We are very pleased with the way you created our vision, in a super quick time and with great communication. Couldn’t have asked for more and I would recommend Bizlinks to anyone.”

Andrew Armstrong, Summit Marquees Ltd

“Just to say ‘thank you’. I have received 4 enquiries for private work this last week and now Housing New Zealand for South and East Auckland have booked 3 morning teas after a Google search found me.”

Carolyn Cook, Cook4U

Charities & Social Services

“Throughout the process of working with David I found him uncommonly prompt, responsive, proactive, reliable and communicative. He also spoke to me in a language I could understand, rather than confusing me with jargon that I am unfamiliar with. For all the above reasons I unequivocally recommend David Levin and Bizlinks Developments Ltd to anyone in need of excellent website design and support at what surely must be the best rates in the market.

Phil Kerslake, Managing Director, Life Paths Ltd

Children’s Supplies

“Thank you so much yet again. I am amazed at how quickly you got this website up and running. The site looks fantastic – better than what I had in mind.”

Diana Sutherland, Spooner Boards

“I want to thank you for all your support and patience you have had with me from the start. It has been great doing business with you and your standards and service are highly valued. We have witnessed this business grow and I thank you for that.”

Ana Massa, Baa Baa Beads

“Thank you very much for all the work you have done on developing my website. I am very pleased with the final result. I see that my website is now one of the first that comes up when I enter key words in the search engine. Feedback I have received from those on my contact lists has been very positive.”

Marie Tredrea, Marie’s Dancing Shoes

“Thank you. I do appreciate how much you do on my website and how you make me/my website look so awesome!!”

Rachael Longson, 3 Wise Monkeys

“Thank you. Your website design has been brilliant, the professional look coupled with fantastic use of colour is perfect for a site advertising a children’s product. Our site allows customers to access all with ease and speed. We receive great comments from our customers and we refer everyone to you who are looking to set up a web site for their business.”

Brenda & James, Kids Own Ltd


“I am impressed by your professionalism. It is evident that you have a lot of relevant experience in designing and maintaining websites. I am happy I found you.”

John Lok, Lok Landscape Palms and Cycads

Health & Pharmaceutical

“I really would like to say that it has been an absolute pleasure working with you. I have learned a hell of a lot, and can safely say that the business would never have got off the ground without your excellent hands-on development work and subsequent administration and management of the websites and especially the financial pathways.”

Steven Lee, AllergoDerm Ltd

Home Furnishings & Fittings

“We have been receiving such a lot of positive feedback regarding our great website – even people overseas have commented regarding the set up and ease of use. So, well done.”

Christine Frampton, Clocks NZ

“Thank you so much for the time and hard work you have put into our website, it is better than we expected, and we have had so much positive feedback from clients, and work generated from it. We really appreciate the speed in which you implement the changes that we send you, the service has been fantastic.”

Jo Maddison, Get Framed

“Thank you David and Julie for everything you have done to help us on our venture. You have been wonderful to work with and very, very helpful. We have no hesitation to recommend you to anyone.”

Cas and Rusty Bertram, The Inner Circle

Personal Services

“David at Bizlinks recently designed my website and helped get it all up and running. I was very impressed with the excellent service and high standard of his work. I am also very grateful that he helped make this process so easy and stress free! I would highly recommend Bizlinks to anyone wanting to set up a website.”

Tori Hart, Make up artist

“I cannot thank David enough for all his hard work and patience during the design, set up, and maintenance of our new business website. I am so happy with the quality of the site and most of all – for the amazing results that this website has produced for our new business. David is always super quick to carry out any requests I make for updates to the site, and offers an all round fantastic service. I have been so impressed with Bizlinks that my husband is now in the process of using David to set up his business website also. If you are looking for an affordable, yet high-quality website that really will deliver measurable results for your business, then Bizlinks is definitely the right choice.”

Levarna Wolland, Belles and Brides

Professional Associations

“I would like to express our appreciation and heartfelt thanks for the remarkable services rendered by you to us, in hosting our website. Without your active help, it would not have been possible to service the website at all and would like to assure you that you have been genuinely appreciated. Thank you for all your assistance you have provided to the various members of BPW NZ and the technology convenors over the years.”

Carolyn Savage, President, New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc.

Professional Services

“I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the excellent work you have done on the MGC Limited website. Your service and the speed at which you have managed to provide the website and make requested amendments as requirements have evolved has been exceptional.

As one old computer professional to another (I remember you from the IT department at Fisher and Paykel), I have to say that your background in IT was very evident in your ability to comprehend and interpret our requirements. Your suggestions as to how to handle specific requirements was also very impressive and your guidance much appreciated.

I will have no hesitation in recommending Bizlink’s services and I will be pleased for any prospective customer to contact me. Feel free to provide my contact details. Thank you once again.”

Mike Green, MGC Ltd

“David has taken my company and site to the top of the charts. I understand he is responsible for many hundreds of websites. His rates and services, server hosting and availability are absolutely value for money. The ongoing tweaking of websites – additions, deletions, search optimisation and stats are all in the equation. I’ve been around for quite a while and I have never found anyone as complete as David in the small to medium business website creation

Roger Prentice, Vacuum Brands Ltd

“Dave did a fantastic job with our website. He quickly made any changes we requested and created an exact replica of the design we were after. He worked consistently with our team through the entire process, offering valuable advice. Thanks again Dave.”

From the team @Sacochi Design

“I’d just like to thank you so much for your help recently on my website. Ive just done a few quick Google searches for my website and its now coming up on the first page in each search. Wish I’d known to call you a lot earlier.”

Christina Vandy, Marque Brand Photography

“Throughout the development of my website, David was approachable, clear in what he required and very prompt in delivery. He turned what I thought was going to be a complex and lengthy process into a quick and painless one and managed to make my website work exactly as I had imagined. His professional attitude continues with the maintenance of my site. I have and will continue to recommend David to any of my clients wanting a website developed. Thanks
again David.”

Rochelle O’Loan, Roam Creative

“We sold an Omega off the web page on Sunday for $3500.00. Yesterday the guy phoned us up and wanted to tell us our website is very very good. He said 9 out of 10 for our web; and our competitors…. 3 out of 10. I just wanted to let you know. Its not often that
you hear how good things are, usually, just what’s wrong! It really works for us.”

Ian Pilbrow, Pilbrows Watch & Clock Restorations

“David has created the perfect web-site for my business and he delivered exactly what I wanted. He is totally professional to deal with in every way and a great communicator, efficient and reliable. I feel my business is in good hands and the on-going support will be really helpful. Also, Bizlinks web-sites are terrific value for money.”

Vivienne Haldane, Photographer & Journalist

“I have now worked with David (Bizlinks) on 5 websites so far and there is certainly a reason I continue to use David rather than anyone else. Not only is he an absolute pleasure to deal with, his work is always of the highest standard and he does the work quickly and without fuss. Any updates that are required along the way are also dealt with immediately. I always recommend David to anyone I know who needs a website because it is such an excellent service with an excellent result every time.”

Natasha Williams, Impactwear Hip Protectors

“I’m a happy customer of over 6 years. I highly recommend Bizlinks for absolute excellent work and very reliable service. I get a lot of very good feedback and business through my website.”

Iris Duttlinger, Floral Designs by Iris

“David is very professional yet easy to communicate with, he fully understand our need and provides us with valuable suggestions. He always respond to our urgent request promptly in a timely manner. We would recommend David and his team without hesitation. Thank you David!”

Glasgow Cheung, G&S Ltd

“It’s been great setting the website up with you. I’ve been in a new world and you have not treated me like a foreigner. Thanks.”

Marni MacDonald, Bach Flowers

“I’d like to thank you for all your help and wonderful service, helping us to get the website up and running and keeping it going. You’ve made things so easy – it’s been a pleasure dealing with you.”

Steph Quinn, Paper Pesto

“Thanks once again for your service & your professionalism. It was indeed a pleasure to have you help us build up the website.”

Mau Muaiava, Vision Dance

“Thanks very much David. The site is great and your service was exceptional. It was a pleasure doing business with you.”

Hemi Moreti, Quality Solutions International

“thanx 4 ya efforts i very plsd. ive had nothing but gr8 fedbak awsum stuf.”

Michael George, XFACDA Promotions

“This has been a much more pleasant and enjoyable experience than other attempts at getting a website in place. Many thanks for your input and work. Cheers.”

Mike Wrigley, BizDoctors

“Professional, fast, friendly, service-oriented and affordable. These are attributes I receive in abundance from
Bizlinks as website designers and host. Highly recommended !”

William Gresse, Director: Performance Associates Ltd

“Your service is the best thing since sliced web!! Hmmmm, that was terrible.”

Robbi Wright, Financial Solutions

“We are extremely pleased with the response from the website – and the number of new enquiries we get from it! It is working really well as a support tool for our customers also.”

Clark Dury, Accolade Packaging

“Very pleased with your service – you have reinstated my faith as I have had a battle with your industry for some time. Obviously I have been dealing with the wrong people in the past.”

John, senior explorationist, Ophir Gold Ltd

“I have just got off the phone with Trade Me. I wanted them to confirm that the website would be allowed to be in the listings. You would be glad to know that I have the approval from the management team. It is also worth mentioning that they have complimented (many times) on the website. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you again, for the hard work you have put into developing this website. It is exactly what I wanted. You have another very
happy client.”

Glasgow Cheung, GelaSkins


“Thanks David, am really happy with all that you have done thus far and with the promptness and professionalism in which you have dealt with my requests. It has made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable.”

Matt Breach, Kiwicamp Adventures

“David is a visionary, who uses his innate sense to interpret his clients ideas. Expectations are exceeded when his websites come into fruition. David provides champagne service for a beer budget… his attention to detail, talent, and exceptionally high level of customer service, is why we refer him to everyone, when they want to set up a website.”

Tracey, The Lagoon Tree Hut

Technology Services

“As a business partner, I’m amazed at the low price David charges for such quality website design – a real bargain.”

David Frank – copywriter and director, Spectra-Media Ltd


“We are still getting favorable comments regarding the web site. I had a couple from ChCh out a week ago who said they liked it and found it hard to believe that we had only been going 1 year. We set that site up to give the impression of being long established which I believed Limousine people would like. It does
and they do. Thank you.”

Gordon Wilson, Imperial Limousines

“We are so pleased with the amount of interest that we have received from our website and already have 2 firm bookings out of it which is great!!! We’ve also checked out the web statistics and it is so interesting to see where the people have come from to have a look at our website. Thanks again for all your hard

Nikki Ata, Rainbow Motorhome Rentals

“I started my Airport Shuttle Business in June 2006 “Shuttle Bus”; got in touch with David Levin of Bizlinks to create and host the website of my company. I am at a loss of nice words to describe David’s prompt professional response to any query/change requests pertaining to my website. Hands down; I would gladly
recommend anyone who wants to create and run a website to David of Bizlinks.”

Raja Ganeshan, Director, Shuttle Bus

Women’s Cosmetics & Clothing

“I have been getting a really positive response to the website and plenty of appointments generating from it. Clients comment that it is easy to navigate and very professional. As this is the most prominent form of advertising for Eye Envy, thanks so much for doing such a fabulous job with it!!”

Rebecca Doherty, Eye Envy


“Wow you are brilliant!”

Vanessa Godbaz, GPS Tracking

“I appreciate the effort you have put into this web site. You are understating and undercharging for a talent that is significant! Your help and I might add patience during this almost fanatical drive to get a site this good together is truly appreciated. I acknowledge it has been a lot of work making it happen and I couldn’t have done it without you.”

Russell Phillips, Automotive Employment

“We get lots of quotes from the website (far more than Yellow Online!). The website has certainly generated more work and get great comments about it. We’ve even been contacted by a young Argentinean coming here on a work visa wanting to do some work with us”

Lorraine Dean, Dent Devils Ltd

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us for an obligation-free discussion about your website. Or phone us now on 0800 627 546.


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