For nearly 15 years, Nublue have been specialising in eCommerce web design and development, and with their added expertise in hosting, have produced and hosted hundreds of online stores that are both beautiful and reliable. Starting out as just two brothers with a dream back in 2005, today the company employ a team of experts whose skills span from user experience to Magento web design and development, and eCommerce hosting.


A new approach to ecommerce

Nublue was born from the dream of brothers Michael and Tom Ashworth back in 2005; a time when online retail was maturing and becoming more integrated with everyday life. The dream – to provide a ‘user led’ approach to ecommerce design and development. Nublue was to become an agency that really understood how users were buying online, who their clients’ customers were and what would motivate them to complete their online journeys all the way to checkout, and beyond.

This core motivation of the business has helped Nublue grow and develop a reputation as an agency who not only design beautiful, bespoke websites, but who help their customers to build better online businesses.


Magento - our platform of choice

The growing agency now had a number of successful ecommerce stores in their portfolio, winning the team a prestigious Big Chip award in 2006. Nublue were well versed in various systems such as OSCommerce and Interspire Shopping Cart, but with new open source cart, Magento, Nublue saw potential to provide an even more bespoke service. Following its beta launch in 2007, they adopted it as their platform of choice and committed fully to becoming expert in its execution.


A Magento hosting partner

Launching one of the original Magento web hosting products and creating bespoke server configurations, Nublue became a Magento hosting partner in 2009.

Magento Partner


Award winning ecommerce agency

Nublue’s work is acknowledged with a number of industry awards including BIBAs and Red Rose. Their growing reputation won the team contracts with leading UK retailers like Toni & Guy, Penfield, Lowe Alpine and TH Baker.

Lowe Alpine
TH Baker


A growing team

To accommodate its growing team of ecommerce experts, the agency moved to new premises in Lancaster City Centre, continuing to be an accessible ‘big city provider’ outside of the big cities.


Certified Magento Developers

As part of their ongoing commitment to mastering the Magento platform at the highest level, Nublue developers are now becoming certified Magento 2 developers. The agency and web hosting teams continue to grow, working with top brands across the ecommerce spectrum including SIG, Lakeland Leather, Lincrusta and Maudesport.



Magento Professional Solution Partner

The hard work and dedication to the platform paid off for the whole Nublue team, as we were made a Magento Professional Solution Partner. As a Magento Professional Solution Partner we are a trained, certified and trusted company that are with you every step of your development journey.


Hosting on the Cloud

2018 also saw an exciting development for Nublue’s hosting team as we introduced our AWS Ecommerce Cloud Hosting solution. For the web’s most ambitious stores, clients can now take advantage of Amazon’s world leading AWS infrastructure, managed by the exceptional support of Nublue’s hosting experts.


Expanding our offering

We’ve always been an ambitious lot and because of this we realise the importance of keeping pace with the ever-competitive eCommerce market. Therefore, in 2019, we decided to expand our eCommerce offering by becoming Shopware Solution Partners and Shopify Partners so we can continue to create beautiful eCommerce solutions to meet the range of our clients needs.


Joining the CTI Digital Family

As of May 2019, we have become a part of CTI Digital, an award-winning web development and full-service digital marketing agency. The breadth and depth of their knowledge, which spans both Manchester and London, will allow us to learn about and create even more innovative eCommerce solutions for our clients.