Progress is
the result of
digital success

Through the growth of strategic partnerships and knowledge-base — we deliver a unique and unchallenged offering.

Changing the face of our industry

In 2022, we at ANCHOVY Studios plc and NIU Ltd finally decided to make our relationship official and merge the two companies. ANCHOVY was the wilder child in the playground. Known for its aggressive branding, marketing and disruptive web-design work, it was founded by brothers Benji and Zak Borg in 2012 as Malta’s first full service digital only agency. NIU was a very early leader in the web technology field. Assembling the brightest minds the island had to offer, in 2008 Matthew Sammut and James Abela founded what would soon become Malta’s leading web development and support agency, working on thousands of web and eCommerce applications along the way.
Years of collaboration; shared blood, sweat, tears and victories, led to the steps we took in making this relationship stronger than ever and finally, official. In 2022, we pushed to officially join teams and become a unified end-to-end digital company, offering the market a holistically integrated talent base to build and boost their digital transformation journeys.
We are very proud to share this milestone as it represents the culmination of a team with over 15 years of experience in supporting local and international brands with cutting-edge digital & tech solutions. As a group of over 70 passionate, creative and tech-savvy individuals, our mission is to break through the boundaries of conventional thinking, crafting innovative solutions that elevate brands to new heights and create meaningful connections with their audience.

This is how
we operate

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A brief history of how
9H was established

January 2008

NIU Is Co-Founded by Matthew Sammut & James Abela.

February 2012

ANCHOVY is co-founded by Zak & Benji Borg.

March 2017

ANCHOVY goes Public on the Maltese Stock Exchange.

April 2020

ANCHOVY opens offices in Dubai.

May 2022

NIU & ANCHOVY merge operations.

October 2023

ANCHOVY & NIU rebrand to 9H Digital.

Tayb & Oya Security are established.

A workforce of 70 people

A workforce of 70 people

A workforce of 70 people

Without good talent our work suffers — but more than that, talent is our heartbeat. Nurturing this talent is paramount for the success of our endeavours.

We have offices located in


182, Lvl 1,
Mdina Road,


7064 Al Takhassousi, Unit 102,
Al Muhammadiyah Dist
Riyadh 12362-3680