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company history 1996 office
November 1996
Edward Robertson is born, in a small office in Darlington.
company history greg joins
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...
company history 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.

company history clareflorist
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.

company history tubwell row
July 1999

We moved to a bigger office on Tubwell Row in Darlington.

company history sarah joins
November 2001

We celebrated our fifth birthday, Sarah had joined the team by now.

company history adventuretoys
March 2002

The Adventure Toys website won the Internet Award, at the North East Business Awards. (We had gone to the awards ceremony with confidence - all three of the shortlisted websites were our clients!)

company history 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.

company history bondgate
May 2005

We expanded again, and moved to 1 Bondgate in Darlington.

company history 2006
November 2006

We celebrated our tenth birthday, there were nine of us working here at that point, including Dave and Katy.

company history durhamschool
October 2007

We launched a new website for Durham School, making the most of the latest, massive, 800 pixel wide monitors...

company history 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.

company history newcastle
May 2010

Hello Newcastle! We opened our Newcastle office.

company history html5
September 2010

Our first HTML5 website went live.

company history css3
December 2011

We ditched table based layouts and started to use CSS3 to round every corner that we could find...

company history jplc
April 2012

You can now carry websites around in your pocket! We built our first mobile friendly, responsive website, for JPLC.

company history netmag
September 2012

We're leading the way - this month's .net magazine featured our guide on how to create responsive websites.

company history bannatynes
April 2013

We launched the new website for Bannatyne Hotels, Fitness Clubs and Spas.

company history chillipepper
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.

company history workwearexpress
December 2014

The Workwear Express website went live, building on our experience of integrating complex e-commerce websites with third party back office systems.

company history burts
October 2015

We launched our first Laravel framework based website for Burts.

company history 2016
November 2016

We turn twenty! There are sixteen of us now, Allen, Paul, David, Kevan, James, Allie and Aaron have joined the original bunch. The future is looking as exciting as ever.

company history newcastle office 2017
July 2017

New offices! The Newcastle team move to new offices in Generator Studios, down by the Newcastle Quayside.

company history darlington office 2017
July 2017

New offices again! The Darlington team move to into a new office at Business Central.

company history redesign 2018
April 2018

We launch our redesigned portfolio website, 6 years after the latest version.

company history staff 2019
May 2019

The team are joined by developers Will, Steven and Luke bringing the total to 18 staff.

company history covid 2020
April 2020

Covid restrictions meant we had to work remotely

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