If you are thinking of having a website created or want to have your current one updated, then you need to think carefully about who you will use. You may already have had recommendations of a company or an individual or even met them at a networking event or other times you may scorer the internet to find someone. There is often a wide selection of programmers you can use, some of whom are self employed and others who work for a large organisation. Self employed programmers tend to be slightly cheaper and you may be able to find someone who is local to you.
There are many advantages to using a local web designer and programmer. It can make it easier when it comes to discussing ideas and passing material between each other. If you use a freelancer or someone who is self-employed, then you may find that the project takes a little longer as they will often have other projects that they will be working on.
It is always worth doing a bit of research to see if you can find any reviews on them and find examples of their work. You need to obtain a few quotes from different companies to get an idea of how much your site is going to cost.