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Slightly Different Limited is a web design, web development and web hosting company based in Nelson, New Zealand.

Our original business was founded in the UK in 1995 as a specialist web application development and hosting business, based in the South West with hosting facilities in Harbour Exchange, London.

In 2001 we broadened our horizons with the purchase of 1st Broadband Limited to provide wireless broadband over microwave back-haul to those hard to reach places around the South West of England.

In 2005 we set up Aqua Technologies Limited and went into partnership with Really Different Limited, a Devon based design company, to deliver complete web solutions.  This partnerships has survived right through to today where Really Different still offer complete web solutions in the UK with our technical team and hosting.

As part of this new venture we developed our own application development framework and code generation tools; a mechanism to simplify the building of robust and high performance web sites. In 2007 we took this and developed the ultimate in simple to use web site management systems for small businesses – WebEasy CMS.  This product is also marketed in the UK by Really Different Limited as LiteStart and ProStart.

As Aqua Technologies Limited we have been building and hosting web sites and high end eCommerce applications since February 2005, partnering Barclays Bank as a preferred development partner for it’s ePDQ credit card system, integrating sites with Opayo by Elavon, MYOB, WorldPay, Netbanx and others, we are well established and have gained much experience in web sites for small businesses.

Since then we have gone on to establish Slightly Different Limited in New Zealand offering all of the best of what we did over there over here.  In fact the NZ business took off so well that in March 2013 we decided to merge the UK and NZ companies into one and base everything over here as Slightly Different Limited with Really Different Limited continuing to operate the UK side of our business.

We have recently established two new dedicated areas of business

Slightly Different Hosting is now dedicated to business web hosting.  We have outgrown hosting to just support our own clients, and have developed our own network of servers on three continents and the ability to offer serious hosting solutions to serious businesses.

Smarter Admin is a new area of business for us, headed up by Joanna and Amanda specialising in both traditional and web-based admin, such as content management, WordPress updates, social media, SEO and more.

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