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 Antiques, Art & Vintage dealers. We've been successful in doing this for dozens of dealers 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.

Antiques Web Design by ph9 was originally started by Rob Watson in 2004 as just ph9, offering websites for a very wide range of clients. As we now have so many antiques dealers, we have created the brand of "Antiques Web Design by ph9" to best serve our antiques clients in addition to ph9.

To find out more about our other brands, please visit www.ph9.com. If you sell war memorabilia then visit www.militariawebdesign.com. For eCommerce website design please visit our www.uporium.com brand.

Meet the team

We're big enough to deliver, yet small enough to care


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!

+44 (0)749 749 7701

Book an appointment with Liv


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.

+44 (0)749 749 5250

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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!

What we believe

ph9 was founded with the following set of beliefs and we strive to achieve them with everything we do.

  • Easy - Easy to work with and well as making products that are easy to use
  • Personal - We build a personal relationship with every client, keeping on a first name basis with all our clients and you will know the person on the end of the phone.
  • Quality - We focus on making high quality products, well engineered with a strong attention to detail.
  • Innovation - We strive to innovate and iterate to ensure we stay ahead of the curve and provide the tools necessary for success.
  • Accurate - We think things through, don't make assumptions, focus on the details and strive to get it right the first time.
  • Efficient - Making sure we are time efficient, consistent and organised.
  • Happy - Deliver excelling customer service to keep our customers happy as well as keeping our staff happy.
  • Transparency - We aim to be open and transparent in all the business we do.
  • Robust - We focus on building software and systems that are robust and reliable.