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Website design Derby & London

I started ph9 in 2004 with the belief that computers and the web should be making people’s life easier and more enjoyable.

Since then I’ve been lucky enough to meet some inspiring clients, and employ some incredibly talented people to work with me to make this vision a reality.

Rob Watson
Owner & founder

Rob Watson

I started ph9 in 2004 with the belief that computers and the web should be making people’s life easier and more enjoyable.

Since then I’ve been lucky enough to meet some inspiring clients, and employ some incredibly talented people to work with me to make this vision a reality.

Rob Watson
Owner & founder

But it wouldn’t be fair to keep these talented people all
to myself, so let me share them and their skills with you...
Sam Jackson

Sam Jackson

Sam is our senior account manager which involves him ascertaining client's requirements, finding the best solution for them, and making sure everything we’ve promised gets delivered. His focus is on making sure we’re a company that offers real world solutions and that speaks plain English.

Before joining ph9, Sam has built and sold a successful business, and has extensive experience in both retail, food and the world of technology.

Sam and his lovely wife Kirsty have two wonderful daughters and two dogs; Pippa and Murphy.

Lydia Reynolds

Lydia Reynolds

Lydia is our office administrator and customer account manager. She works with our Clients and our team to make sure that promises are kept and delivered. Lydia also helps clients understand the website and be the translator between ‘Techie Speak’ and ‘Human Speak’. Her day to day roles include Social Media optimisation and training, Google Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and looking after our clients.

Lydia is a massive animal lover and recently saved two little kittens herself which had just been thrown outside. Apart from taking ‘selfies’ with her cats, Lydia has been dancing for a long time and loves to sing - especially around the office.

James Hunt

James Hunt

James is one of our developers. He is extremely talented and a bit of a genius; besides building websites and systems, he also helps our clients by answering any technical support tickets that they may have.

In his spare time James is the typical ‘techie’ playing games on his PC and PS4. He loves to cook and bake and when we have been on good behaviour he will even bring some into the office. Rob does his best to resist the smells of James’ home baking.

Jess Crees

Jess Crees

Jess is our junior web developer. She's the newest member of our team but her bachelor's degree in Computer Science makes her no less valuable! When she is not actively developing websites, she is researching ways to ever hone her skills.

When her mind isn't in her work it is instead on helping the world having recently completed a volunteer trip to Tanzania with Raleigh and the International Citizen Service.

Harry Wood

Harry Wood

Harry is our apprentice and is spending his time building on the skills he had already developed before joining us which includes building web sites.

Away from the office, he enjoys football, gaming and swapping online shopping carts for go-karts!

Friar Gate Studios

Don’t forget our talented freelancers & colleagues

Our offices are based in Friar Gate Studios; which houses dozens of creative companies and inspires collaborative working.

If there's a part of a project we can't do or need specialist assistance on; you can bet we can find it down the corridor.

Since we started in 2004, we've also built up relationships with specialists so we can ensure that each project has the best people working on each aspect of the job.

Rob Watson

And then there’s me... Rob Watson

I'm a big animal lover and have 2 dogs and 2 cats; all rescues. I've just built a chicken coop in my garden so am hoping to get rescue battery hens soon; wish me luck!

Day to day my main role as as head designer & developer. I manage all of our projects, and lead the team to make sure we deliver the best quality work possible. I’m fussy and quite hard to please, but the side effect is that I only let the best quality work leave the door.

In my spare time I love cars, DIY, DJ’ing at my local gym and parties, travelling, and most of all love doing it all with friends and living life to the full. Oh, and given the opportunity I'm more than happy to throw myself out of a plane!