About Us

Who Are ThriveWP?

ThriveWP was born out of the need for a no hassle, reliable and professional website service for non-technical customers.

ThriveWP takes all the technical jargon and confusion out of the equation by managing it all for you whether you are an individual blogger, small business or corporation.

WordPress is a fantastic website platform with many options to extend its functionality with plugins and themes. This is fantastic if you know what you are doing or you have hours to spend figuring things out. Most people don’t and that’s where we come in.

We take away the late nights Googling how to fix my WordPress website. We take care of plugin and theme updates. We take daily backups and monitor security 24/7.

These tasks are important for every website to ensure it runs well, works for visitors and most of all bring in business. For most small businesses there just isn’t the time or knowledge to do this and often results in broken sites that are not fixable without a lot of work or worst yet a site lost altogether due to lack of backups and security.

We don’t assume you know HTML, PHP or CSS and will talk to you and support with minimal jargon.

We love WordPress and work with it daily. We don’t however, expect you to. We understand that all you want is for your website to be live and work, you don’t want to know about databases, code, software updates and more. It’s our job to manage your WordPress website so you can manage your business.

We won’t fob you off with some oversold service or over-hyped features. We are genuinely here to help you.

At the end of the day, you put food on our table as do your customers for you. If we provide a good service that provides value to you then you will be a happy customer and happy customers mean happy us 😉

Gavin Pedley
Gavin Pedley

The Team

ThriveWP is headed by Gavin Pedley, an avid website manager, host and maintenance provider. With over 12 years experience in running and managing websites from a simple HTML site to complex discussion forms and of course WordPress.

Starting with forum software Gavin began tinkering with all things technical. Running several forums on various software one of which is still very active today with over 400,000 posts as we type this. He also ran a multi-forum hosting business for 3 years before he sold it. This naturally led Gavin down a path to WordPress for his own blog and website, shortly followed by creating websites for friends and eventually small local businesses.

With all this experience in running a business, managing thousands of posts and members on forums, it gave Gavin all the skills he needed to start his first WordPress Maintenance and Hosting service which catered to the niche audience on his forum. From there the business grew into what you see here today at ThriveWP

When not busy maintaining customers sites or creating them, Gavin loves nothing more than to spend time with his wife and children.