A History That’s Shaping The Future

Our History

Established in 1999, we quickly became involved in evolving web technologies, creating a variety of bespoke software solutions for organisations such as Virgin Media and the Ministry of Defence, as well as a number of SMEs.

Over the years, we’ve developed specialist expertise in b2b ecommerce. Unlike most b2b ecommerce solutions, which are based on modified or extended b2c platforms, our Shopfront system has software and database structures written specifically for b2b. So it’s streamlined, feature-rich and fit for purpose.


February 1999

Established Aspidistra Company

Paul Dorey established Aspidistra when he retired from the Royal Navy. The Internet had only just arrived
and the company focused on software solutions for small businesses taking advantage of this new technology.


July 2003

We began integrating Sage accountancy systems

No one wanted to write an accounts system from scratch, so we began to integrate our business solutions to
our customers’ Sage 50 accounting systems.


October 2006

Online solutions for Sage 200

We were asked to integrate our growing eCommerce product to Sage 200 for a European supplier of high
speed drilling bits. This quickly led to further Sage 200 customers.


March 2007

Shopfront was born

We decided to focus exclusively on integrated eCommerce and rewrote our product completely to give us a flexible platform to meet client needs with particular emphasis on B2B facilities.


March 2011

Shopfront for Sage 1000

We were invited to supply B2B and B2C eCommerce for a well known pottery company who were installing Sage 1000.


August 2016

Branching out into Pegasus Opera

Having focused on Sage it was time to branch out and introduce a product for Pegasus Opera.


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