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Slightly Different Ltd logo - angled orange triangle with the company name - a member of Nelson Business Network

Stephen Smith
Slightly Different Ltd

I have over 20 years experience in web design and web hosting, and therefore have a wealth of knowledge in the areas I specialise in.

Originally I am from the UK where I set up my first Internet company in 1995 and I specialised in development and hosting of web applications. Once I had gained experience I built our first web hosting network in a data centre in Harbour Exchange, London.  From here, we expanded to include a wireless broadband company which delivered broadband to the South West of England.

In February 2005 we started delivering complete web solutions. We build and host websites and ecommerce applications. Over the years I have partnered Barclays Bank as a preferred development partner for its ePDQ credit card system, integrating sites with Sage Accounts, MYOB, WorldPay, Netbanx.

I moved to New Zealand with my family in 2008 and set up Slightly Different Limited. This which ran alongside UK based Aqua Technologies Limited for several years. Ultimately I merged the two companies together and the result is the company you see today.

We build websites for all sorts of clients – from large corporates to small businesses.  Have a look at our portfolio to get a flavour of our web design work. Our hosting network is spread over several countries, and as a result we maintain servers in Auckland, Singapore, London and Frankfurt.

Outside of work that I live with my wife, Joanna. We have four great children, and live hidden away in Wakefield near Nelson.  Due to the children we are busy, but when we do have spare time I like to spend it tramping, skiing, mountain biking or doing anything else that doesn’t involve computers!

Phone: 03 541 9468

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