You don't actually need a web designer
Do you, as a business, actually need to hire a web designer? Possibly not. Web designers are nothing but pain in the arse glory boys at the end of the day, you're logo doesn't look write, your photos aren't any good, what about blind people, what about the content, blah blah blah -- you as a small business doesn't need the hassle quite frankly, so what are you're options?
Weekend web designers
If you ask around you're town, someone somewhere will be doing websites as a hobby. Know, you're average full time web designer will tell you part time hobbyists are a bad idea fro your business because they might just give up and leave you in the lurch but at the end of the day that is just them jealous because you can get your website done for a few pounds. Look around, there are plenty of weekend web designers out there.
There are hundreds and hundreds of free templates around and sum you can buy, all for really cheap too! So why pay thousands of pounds to design yourself something when you can get a template for £40 - £50 or even for free!
Do it yourself
If you have a copy of Microsaft Word or FrontPage or even Muckromedia Contribute, you can use them to make a free template for your site nicely. You will need to do FTP but that is easy if you do a search on the internet you can proably find some free hosting too.
Take someone elses design
If you go to any website and look at the FILE button on the top right of your browser, there you will see a SAVE PAGE AS or a SAVE button. Click that and the webpage will be saved onto you're computer and you will have there design, how easy is that!!?? Don't worry becasue the internet is so big noone will notice, probably.
So there you have it, you don't need so sucky, la di da webdesigner after all!