Who we are - History
ph9 was started in 2004 by Rob Watson with the dream of making computers and the web work for the world. Rather than just a slogan, this is our fundamental ethos and ideology which we practice and strive to deliver every day.
Ever since the 1960's we've been dreaming of machines that will do our ironing, wash our clothes and vacuum the floors. In today's busy modern world the novelty of web designers, software vendors and PC manufacturers making our lives easier has been lost to corporate profiteering – all at the detriment to working and practical solutions. At ph9, we aim to be different and make computers and the web truly work for you. That's what it's all here for, right?
Since Rob started the company 13 years ago, he’s been able to deliver the dream of making computers and the web easy to use by:-
- Finding talented people to work with him who share this vision. ph9 has several full time team members who you can read about by clicking here
- Making a fundamental point of understanding people’s businesses before recommending any solutions
Always looking at our solutions and asking:-
- "How can we make this easier to use?"
- "Can we make this more efficient?"
- "Can we make it even more idiot proof?"
What we provide
As you can see from the links at the top of the site, we proudly deliver our vision by providing great:-
- Web Design & Development
- Mobile Apps & Responsive sites
- Promotional solutions such as Google Search Engine Optimisation, Email Marketing, Social media and Google Adwords
- Systems that make businesses function efficiently such as software systems, database system, cloud based solutions and more
Timeline of events
- 2004 - Rob started ph9 Ltd
- 2005 - ph9 launches it’s own hosting facilities
- 2006 - ph9 becomes an official Nominet domain name registrar
- 2007 - Nigel Slater’s first website is designed by ph9
- 2008 - Rob does some travelling and volunteer work
- 2009 - Rob moves ph9 from London to Derby
- 2010 - Nothing but solid graft and hard work!
- 2011 - ph9 move into Friar Gate Studios, Derby which is a creative office building
- 2011 - James Salloway joins the company
- 2012 - Sam Jackson and Stephen Medd join the company
- 2013 - Dale Bonser and Sam Doyle join the company
- 2014 - Lydia Reynolds joins ph9
- 2015 - James Hunt, Harry Wood and Jess Crees join ph9