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For over ten 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.
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.
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.
Launching one of the original Magento web hosting products and creating bespoke server configurations, Nublue became a Magento hosting partner in 2009.
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.
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. They achieved ISO9001 status certifying their quality management processes for both hosting and ecommerce design and build projects.
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 Chi Chi London, Lakeland Leather, Lincrusta and Maudesport.
We’re a digital company, but we’re in the people business first. Getting the best results from your website isn’t just about the fastest hosting, or the most advanced store features. Above all it’s about liking the people on the other end of the phone – and trusting in their expertise to expand your business.