So i have converted this site a few times, this one was probably worse than all of the others but i think its now a lot faster and smoother than the old site versions.
Updated the theme a bit as well, and most content came across ok.
First upgrade was to move away from wordpress as i found it a bit slow, then went into two custom cms's and now the final into my new cms code name bones.
This should now run fast(er)!!!