Company History

Think back to the 1st of November 1996 - the Spice Girls were at number one with 'Say You'll be There', a litre of petrol was 59p, Nominet had just been set up and Google hadn't even been thought of...

1996
Compamy Office
November 1996
Edward Robertson is born, in a small office in Darlington.
Greg
December 1996
Greg joined us, making him employee number 1.
November 1997
Our first year turnover is £14k. Turns out nobody actually wanted a website in 1996, but that didn't put us off...
Headlam Hall
December 1998
We launched the first website for local hotel Headlam Hall. We've been working with them ever since and have updated their website four times at the last count.
Clare Florist
April 1999
We start to expand, both in what we do and who we do it for, with the launch our first e-commerce website for Edinburgh based Clare Florist.
Tubwell Row
July 1999
We moved to a bigger office on Tubwell Row in Darlington.
Sarah joins
November 2001
We celebrated our fifth birthday, Sarah had joined the team by now.
Adventure
March 2002
The Adventure Toys website won the Internet Award, at the North East Business Awards. We went into the awards ceremony with confidence - all three of the shortlisted websites were our clients!
Mike joins
June 2002
Mike joined the team, as our first PHP programmer.
December 2004
Moving with the times we launched our first XHTML website for a North East crafting company.
1 Bondgate
May 2005
We expanded again, and moved to 1 Bondgate in Darlington.
1 Bondgate
November 2006
We celebrated our tenth birthday, there were nine of us working here at that point, after Dave, Chris and Katy had joined.
Durham School
October 2007
We launched a new website for Durham School, making the most of the latest, massive, 800 pixel wide monitors...
Seymours
January 2008
We created the Seymours Home website. This would be the first of four redesigns for them with a single CMS powering two other websites.
Newcastle
May 2010
Hello Newcastle! We opened our Newcastle office.
HTML5
September 2010
Our first HTML5 website went live - it was for Bright Star Productions.
CSS3
December 2011
We ditch table based layouts and start using CSS3 to round every corner that we can find.
JPLC
April 2012
You can now carry websites around in your pocket! We built our first mobile friendly, responsive website, for JPLC.
Net Magazine
September 2012
We're leading the way - this month's .net magazine featured our guide on how to create responsive websites.
Bannatyne Hotels
April 2013
We launched the new website for Bannatyne Hotels, Fitness Clubs and Spas.
Chilli Pepper
January 2014
As well as larger clients we still work with local businesses - we set up the website for Chilli Pepper - the sandwich shop on our street in Newcastle.
Workwear Express
December 2014
The Workwear Express website went live, building on our experience of integrating complex e-commerce websites with third party back office systems.
Burts
October 2015
We launched our first Laravel framework based website for Burts.
2016
November 2016
We turn twenty! There are sixteen of us now, Allen, Paul, David, Kevan, James, Hoda, Allie and Aaron having joined the original bunch. The future is looking as exciting as ever.