With today's technology you aren't restricted to only using local web companies for your new website or website redesign; I've have worked for companies all over the UK and across the globe as far as Thailand and New Zealand.
Most of my web build work though is concentrated around the West Midlands, Hereford Herefordshire, Gloucester Gloucestershire, Worcester Worcestershire, Malvern and Hay-on-Wye.
In this world of Zoom meetings, we can still chat face-to-face without wasting time and fuel if you prefer, generally the majority of website discussions can be over the telephone or through email.
Using a local company for your Joomla! website
You may initially want to use a local company, but find that they really don't have the in-depth knowledge and expertise to help with a Joomla! website. We have had a few customers who did go local, but the quality of work was just not good enough, or the job never really got finished properly. In the end, the distance didn't matter and we'd get the job completed to the client's needs.