Website Design and Software Development in Worthing
Beautiful, sunny Worthing.
As anybody who lives here knows, there’s a lot more to Worthing than the beach. There are thousands of small business’ and a few larger ones in Worthing. Some of them have familiar names while others you have probably never heard of.
We probably fall into the latter category, we are one of Worthing’s best kept secrets. Why?
Well it’s simple really, our success has relied entirely on word of mouth for the last 30+ years, and they’ve been a busy three decades! So we have never advertised, never made a brochure, never posted on social media, until now…
While word of mouth is still the mainstay of our new business, the world is changing, and we are changing too.
In the late 1990’s, our company was one of only a handful on the South Coast that provided a full website-design service. But we didn’t start, or end there…
1970’s – 1980’s
Originally a software company named ‘AFK System Design’, we produced software for banks and other organisations, including the fire service. One of the most important software packages developed at this time was a system for calculating magazine circulation figures.
In the 1990’s we developed a powerful tool for handling advertising in magazines and brochures, this was used by at least two major London publishing firms to revolutionise the print-publishing industry. The fundamental principles of this software are still in use today, although we’ve long since moved on.
Mid-Late 1990’s – Our first website
The internet really started to boom at this time and we rode that wave. Rebranding as ‘ANE-Net’ we continued to produce bespoke and innovative software, but also moved into website design.
Our portfolio of websites increased; we could boast major publishing houses and their titles, insurance companies, environmental consultants and musicians in our line-up. We were also in talks with a major UK television broadcaster to produce their first website.
The founder of the company tragically passed away from Leukemia, at which time Adam Miles took over the running of the company with expansion into bespoke software and the emerging mobile ‘Apps’ market.
A series of innovative software titles were created during this time. These included software that monitored share-trades, horse-racing analysis, and a new model for analysing population trends at local, national and international levels.
We entered into an exclusive contract with an enivronmental consultancy, working with big-data on behalf of major blue-chips and European NGOs.
During this time we developed software to analyse air quality data and advised the European oil refining industry on air quality policy matters, providing technical support to their advocacy efforts.
We developed an air quality model that is still in active development and has recently been used by major car manufacturers to assist in the formulation of the next generation of emission standards.
We also partnered with a major commercial property data supplier to provide air quality reports during the purchasing process.
Bespoke software, mobile apps and websites.
We’ve re-branded to Virtualis, and we’re doing great things for companies up and down the country, from one-man start-ups to multi-national, multi-billion pound giants.
We’ve seen hundreds of web and software companies come and go over the years. But we’re still here, still coding, still designing and still working with our clients, some of which we’ve had for decades.
As one of the oldest (if not the oldest) software and web design company in Worthing, when you deal with us we promise a high quality service and complete honesty. We’ll work with you every step of the way, and do our best to help you succeed.
Every quote is free, every discussion honest. We want to be working with you for the next 30 years, sharing in each others success.
Remember us for:
- App Development
- Bespoke Software
- Website Design