Nublue, part of CTI Digital, is an Agile, North West based eCommerce agency and managed hosting provider. With a team of certified specialists, Nublue have been working in eCommerce for nearly 15 years, constantly evolving and refining their craft and infrastructure. They have a wide network of partners and are Magento Professional Solution Partners, Shopware Solution Partners and Shopify Partners. Having worked with Magento since the beginning, their certified hosting and development teams work with serious retailers to build great eCommerce experiences and increase online conversions.
Nublue’s portfolio includes FTSE 250 company SIG PLC, luxury high street fashion brand Lakeland Leather and ground-breaking footwear pioneers, inov-8. When it comes to their hosting services, Nublue have a range of options available, including AWS Magento Cloud Hosting which merges Amazon’s near limitless Cloud Infrastructure with the performance and usability of Nublue’s optimised stack to create a hosting solution that can grow as seamlessly as your business does.
“Nublue have given us first-class maintenance and support on the Magento installations we agreed on to take our ecommerce sites forward. They’ve always been ready with friendly, professional advice whenever we’ve needed it.” – T.H. Baker
“Their commitment to security and looking after their clients is the best I’ve seen and I’ve dealt with a lot of hosting companies over the years… long may our partnership continue.” – Creare
“With the patience of Job and an understanding that they weren’t talking to a ‘techie’, the guys at Nublue steered me to a successful conclusion with minimal fuss… They really cannot be faulted, excellent service.” – Handley Organics
“Nothing ever seems to be too much trouble. In a world of tech depersonalisation, Nublue genuinely puts back the human touch… Nublue, we love you!” – The Konjac Sponge Company Ltd.
What one top tip would you give to a business owner embarking on a growth plan?
Write a short, simple growth plan and stick to it, with a single vision at its centre that’s entirely focussed on helping people. Identify a mentor, whether online or in person, and learn how they grew their business. Above all, target your market, know your customers and solve their problems. The best businesses grow by solving more problems for more and more people.
Why is Lancashire a great place to grow a business?
Lancashire offers a fantastic mix of culture and fresh career opportunities in its urban centres, but the county still retains its characteristic warmth and friendliness – and clients genuinely enjoy working with Lancashire businesses because of that.
Beautiful countryside, great transport links and more affordable homes and rentals mean that jobhunters can enjoy a fantastic work-life balance here, without being priced out of busy centres or desirable towns and villages. With amazing colleges and universities in the county, and no shortage of entrepreneurial spirit, it’s possible to attract exceptional talent to Lancashire if the right career opportunities are available. All of these factors combined make Lancashire an exceptional environment to start and grow a successful business.
Why are you backing Boost?
Lancashire is a fantastic place to live and work. All that’s missing is the sheer number of jobs necessary to keep its home-grown talent around, at least in our experience of the county’s digital sector.
Any initiative that can attract more attention to Lancashire businesses, help them to grow and create new jobs is an initiative that helps the region, the UK and the economy overall. Our country is part of a global marketplace, but its growth and success starts with small businesses in places like Lancashire. Boost has helped Nublue to grow into the company it is today, and we want to help more companies to grow too – which is why we’re behind Boost all the way.