We are a team of 5 hard working creative, technical, and people focused individuals. We're big enough to deliver, yet small enough to care and get to know each client individually.
Our aim is to make the web and computers as easy as possible to use for our clients. We've been successful in doing this since 2004 and are proud to be in our second decade.
We are based in Derby, but serve clients all over the UK and all over the world.
uporium eCommerce websites by ph9 was originally started by Rob Watson in 2004 as just ph9, offering websites for any kind of business. Our uporium eCommerce websites brand has been setup to specialise in helping companies sell online easily using an online store.
I'm a big animal lover and have 2 dogs and 2 cats; mainly rescues.
I'm passionate about making things easy, and I started ph9 to help make the web easier to use and more accessible to people. 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 working on old cars, making things, DIY, and spending time with my family. Oh, and given the opportunity I'm more than happy to throw myself out of a plane!
I also founded & run a registered charity Derby Computer Museum which provides work experience for young adults with special educational needs (SEN) as well as providing something fun for people to visit!
Olivia is our customer service and sales executive who will be happy to help with any of your enquiries and setting up your webpage.
Outside of work she spends time testing out new recipes in the kitchen or finding new walks in the Peak District; life’s all about balance!
Emma is here to help our clients sell online easily, in her role as customer service and sales executive. Having had a background working for another tech company, she's suitably experienced to give you the advice you need.
Originally hailing from the picturesque county of Wiltshire, Emma moved to Derby two years ago. Emma's friendly and outgoing nature makes her an ideal fit for our team, where she thrives in providing exceptional customer service and building strong relationships with our valued clients.
Jed joined us in Autumn 2019 as a web developer.
You'll usually find him behind the scenes working on new features and developing new functions for our website platform.
He has a passion for all things design and loves to make clean, minimalistic websites that enhance users' mobile experience. He also is a huge rabbit lover and owns a Netherland Dwarf called Stark.
Matteo is from Turin in Italy and moved to Derby in 2022 to join ph9 as a junior web developer.
He's been living in the UK since 2015 and studied at the University of York. His favourite Italian food is pasta alla carbonara and Tiramisù. He makes regular promises to make everyone in the office Tiramisù; let's hope he keeps that promise!
Charlotte works for the accounting company who looks after all of our bookkeeping and accounts. Although Charlotte isn't based directly in our offices, she is an essential part of the team, managing accounts and payments on our behalf.
You may be in contact with Charlotte about any billing or payment queries that occur.
Ralph is Rob’s dog and come into the office about half the time. He is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
If you’re coming to visit the office and aren’t a fan of dogs, don’t worry, just let us know and we’ll ensure he isn't in that day. But if you do like dogs, feel free to come by and say hello!