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About Us

We are a dedicated, independent web design and development agency. When we began in 1995 we knew the web would change people’s lives. Right from the start we have looked forward and taken the time to understand the benefits of new technologies and approaches, yet we are pragmatic and serve it to you straight. Explore our timeline below to explore some of our achievements from our 23 year history.

23,500 websites are online at this point.Netscape is the the main web browser as Microsoft releases Internet Explorer.Yahoo and Ebay were founded.

1995

Red Snapper Ltd launches from offices in Camden, London.

1996

Our first two commercial intranet sites are designed and developed for Glaxo Wellcome R&D and Glaxo PLC. The aim is to improve communication between the R&D teams at Glaxo and Wellcome after Glaxo’s purchase of Wellcome. This is a major achievement as the terms ‘Intranet’ and ‘CMS’ did not exist in 1996 and Netscape 1 was the browser of choice.

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1998

In a groundbreaking initiative, our second educational site is for people living with HIV and AIDS. We work closely with Glaxo Wellcome and a panel of patients to determine what kind of information would be useful for the community, and liaise with medical / legal sign off to ensure that all regulations are adhered to.

No more tape drives and couriers! We install our own leased line and start to host from our own location. From this point on we can provide end to end service and accountability.

Managed Services

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The YouGov website is launched

2000

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) hire us to work alongside them providing consultancy and production services. This working partnership is still flourishing today.

bmj british medical journal - red snapper ltd

Digital Consultancy

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Our first bespoke Brand Asset Management System breaks new ground. At a time when most agencies are still working with transparencies, we design and build a system for Rimmel London, part of Coty Inc., the world’s largest fragrance house. Housing all digital images, TV commercials and POS, our Asset Management system has a positive impact on internal communication between local affiliates and agencies. During the next 15 years we subsequently work with Coty on over 20 brands, including Adidas Fragrance, Miss Sporty and Sally Hansen.

Firefox is launched by Mozilla

2002

Our first major website audit. We are appointed by The Office of The Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) to help rationalise its portfolio of websites. Our web audit analyses 55 websites.

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Web Audit

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Apple releases Safari

2003

Our first charity: We work with the Leukaemia Research Fund to develop a website with many functional components, including donations.

We provide Paddington Bear with his first home on the Internet. We continued to offer him our Web Design Services until his first movie release in 2014.

Paddington Bear Red Snapper Ltd

Design & Build

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Facebook was launched

2004

We’re engaged by the UK’s Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) .We subsequently win bids for two iterations of their website over a long and productive relationship.

Twitter is launched and people wonder how they can express themselves in just 140 characters!Google buys YouTube for $ 1.65 billion

2006

Hired by BBC Worldwide to create a bespoke event management application for its major annual sales event. The system has grown over 10 years and is still an integral part of the event.

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BBC Studios Showcase

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Web Applications

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We research and experiment with responsive web design and launch our first responsive website.

Apple presents the first iPhone changing forever how we interact with websites and applications

2007

The London Evening Standard ask us to create websites for the Homes and Property Magazine, and for their direct Classified and Advertising teams. During our long and productive relationship we also worked on several other projects including the redesign elements of the flagship London Evening Standard website.

London Evening Standard Red Snapper

2009

We pitch for and win contracts with Bayer HealthCare in Berlin, Germany, for a variety of projects for global brands, such as Mirena and Avelox.

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Mirena

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We are commissioned by Standard Chartered Bank to develop a bespoke event and delegate management system for their UK business. This web application proves to be a great success. In addition, we also manage a large amount of design and artwork for printed promotional materials.

Standard Charted Red Snapper Ltd

2012

We build a bespoke user management application for one of the county marketing teams at Yahoo.

Yahoo! Red Snapper Ltd

Web Applications

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We brand, design and build a new website for the London Evening Standard, Business Connections, in 4 weeks flat. Some deadline!

2013

We play a major role in helping Optimum Nutrition recover, after their e-commerce agency went into receivership, by taking control of their online offering and ensuring that they can continue growing their online presence.

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Optimum Nutrition

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2015

We launch a new Europe-wide corporate website for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe. The website build involved a lot of thought about the European affiliate rollout - and the best way to present them as a single organisation whilst allowing them to have their own personality.

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Otsuka EU

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Design & Build

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Mobile browsing surpasses Desktop as the most popular way of accessing the internet.

2016

Red Snapper moves to a new purpose-built office in Richmond, west London.

Red Snapper pitches across the pond in Princeton, USA, and wins the contract to design and develop Otsuka-us.com

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Otsuka in the U.S.

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2018

We completely refresh our website following our beautiful rebrand!