Who we are

The Merlin Panel is run by the team at Element Softworks, we are a small group of highly motivated and talented web developers and designers primarily based in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Since 2015 we’ve been working from the Ipswich Waterfront and serving clients of all sizes in the local area and globally.

Our Aims


To streamline the web design industry by offering affordable pay-monthly packages providing flexibility to the client depending on size and budget of their company.


To un-jumble the margin between each client by budget and company size to achieve a more targeted and specific approach to web design.

What is it?

Put simply, the Merlin Panel is a platform built for small businesses to have a professionally made and bespoke website but at an affordable rate spread across the year.

We offer three different levels of websites packages essential, professional and commercial, all clearly laid out and explained, no hidden costs either. You pay a setup fee, and then 12 monthly payments.

Once you’ve chosen your package and paid your setup fee, we will contact you through a method of your choice, and you’ll have your website usually in 2-3 weeks.

What’s the benefit?

Now you know how the service works, we can tell you more about the online panel (a.k.a. your dashboard). Unlike when you traditionally buy a website, the Merlin Panel allows you to take control of your website by giving you access and management of your content, billing, staff access, analytics, emails, SEO, DNS, and many more features.

Because your dashboard is loaded through our central system, you will receive regular system-wide updates to your website and panel each month for free.

If you have a blog, it allows you and your team to update and manage your posts. If you have a store it allows to manage orders, shipping, billing and stocks as well as billing and payment tools. If you have a portfolio, you can update your showcase without having to ever contact a web developer again!

Plus exclusive access to our team

We provide all of our client on the Merlin Panel with 20% off on all of the services that we offer on Element Softworks services and we give preferential priority to our Merlin Panel members.

This means you can get great savings on services like logo design, brand development, graphic/print work, social media management, online marketing and many more services. Want to know more about any of our premium services? Just ask!