Mark has a digital and charity background, having set up one of the UK’s first digital campaigning networks in 1997, whilst the Campaigns Director at Stonewall. In 2000 he launched Gay.com, which became the UK’s biggest LGBT community website, winning Best Consumer website in 2002. He has held elected office in Croydon, where, as their digital champion, he won Digital Council of the Year in 2017. He is a trustee at Croydon CVA and Croydon Pride.
Mark is passionate about diversity and inclusion and has partnered with Code4000 and Code Your Future to help train up a new generation of developers and producers from diverse backgrounds. He implemented a raft of employee benefits and healthy working practices and combined with his ethical management of the organisation means Fat Beehive is not only one the Best Places to Work, but is in the top 5% of BCorps globally for worker benefits. He set up the Fat Beehive Foundation in 2019, which gave its first grant in June 2020.@Mark_Watson1 ald-mark-watson
Caroline has worked in the technology and digital sector with not-for-profit organisations for over 15 years. She has a fantastic understanding not only of what it takes to build a great digital presence, but also how to make sure it keeps working for you in the long-term. A firm advocate for women in tech, she is a mentor both inside and outside Fat Beehive and regularly speaks at industry events. Caroline was voted into the WISE100 (Women in Social Enterprise 100) which recognises the invaluable contribution of 100 of the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and social innovation. She also loves a challenge and walked 100km in one go in aid of the British Liver Trust!@caz_taylor caroline-o-taylor
Our production team is led by Huey, who has spent his career at some of the best agencies in the UK, Asia and Australia, leading teams and projects for Disney, Xbox, Coke, Unilever and others. He then took his commercial experience to the United Nations, before deciding to use his tech superpowers exclusively to make a positive impact on the world. Huey is also on the UK board of the International Rescue Committee, supporting refugees and those displaced by war and disaster around the world. His passions include human rights in all its forms, podcasts and ramen (not instant!).@hueynhan hueynhan
Before joining Fat Beehive, Anna worked at a multinational digital agency, where she was a project manager working on website builds, cloud solutions and mobile apps, and also wrote content for both the company and its clients. She adores all things visual and is an avid tester and researcher of UX, UI, IA and any kind of new or emerging technology. On a personal level she is incredibly passionate about women and girls’ rights and tackling homelessness.annaalabau
With over 20 years experience in content strategy, branding, digital campaigns and web design across the third sector and beyond, Ben is our guiding hand for all things creative. An RSA Fellow, he combines behavioural science with design thinking to cut through the digital noise and bring your organisation’s purpose to life. An avid magazine collector, when he’s not busy being a dad you’ll find him nose-deep in the latest redesigned publication.@benserbutt benserbutt
Zoe has over 10 years’ development experience with 7 years working client side within an agency setting. She is skilled at interpreting requirements and helping to guide clients in finding the right technical solutions for their needs, from CMS selection, site structure and data management, through to integrations and hosting solutions. She adores everything feline and her cats are such regular companions on video calls that they’re pretty much honorary Fat Beehivers.
Greg has been working in digital for 20 years, with a career spanning award-winning agency work for the BBC, Sony, and the automotive sector amongst others, a complex web migration for a top-ranked university, and bleeding edge web infrastructure for Direct Line. Greg is an advocate of the web as a platform, pushing best practice and web standards. Born and bred in Croydon, Greg likes the simple things in life – becoming a connoisseur of crisps and advocate for Marmite on everything.
Sonjida joined Fat Beehive as an associate producer after completing a year-long Bootcamp with Codeyourfuture; a code4good charity that provides tech education to people from non-traditional backgrounds. She loves working with people and believes that a great website should be about creating an experience. Her other passion is all things tech, gadgets and she is a secret geek at heart! When she is not reading about tech, she is relaxing enjoying her favourite espresso and listening to podcasts.sonjide-hussain
Jon-man has worked with charities for over 8 years and is passionate about the social change that can come about from their meaningful work. With a Computer Science degree and a love of people he enjoys finding out what people want and how to achieve neat digital solutions through website and sometimes CRM integrations. As a long-suffering Coventry City fan, he is accustomed to hard times and will do his best to ensure you don’t have to go through the same pain he does every weekend by keeping your projects on target and on budget!@jonmancheung jon-man-cheung
The brains behind the Hive, Tom was one of the trailblazers when it came to bringing tech to Shoreditch. He has always been driven by a desire for authenticity and compassion in business, being a proponent of tech for good before it was cool. He founded Fat Beehive in 1997 to digitally support charities committed to bringing about positive social change, and has been the sole owner ever since. Besides bees and building great websites, his main passions are skiing and cycling. Downhill snowbiking, anyone?
Matt has worked with charities and non-profits for over a decade, helping over 250 organisations transform their websites and online fundraising. With a passion for helping good causes achieve more through digital, he is here to help your organisation to navigate the range of options for your new site, your visual identity and your digital strategy. When he isn’t playing “wolves” or “fairies” with his daughters he will be on hand to make the process of choosing your approach as open and supportive as possible!matt-collins-584b5246
With nearly 10 years experience at Fat Beehive, Ash uses his skills to solve clients’ coding needs efficiently. He has worked on projects with a wide range of complexity, from simple content publishing websites to custom web shops, membership sites, CRM integrations and web applications. Ash also has a degree in Physics from the University of Birmingham and was born in Mauritius, land of the dodo.
After leaving university, Matt was involved with commercial print for over two years working with well-known brands as well as independent magazine publishers. Despite loving the smell of a freshly printed mag, his passion for working in a sector dedicated to positive social change saw him join us here at Fat Beehive. When he’s not chatting to clients, you’ll find him either despairing at his beloved non-league club or out jogging the streets of South London.matthew-james-hayes
Starting with testing games as a student, Nic has gained over 15 years of experience in project and product management in publishing and IT. Still a tester at heart, she is now combining the best of both worlds in managing Quality Assurance for online, desktop and console applications, proud to be able to speak “client” and “developer”. When not picking apart websites she can be found on the open waters in the Dutch women’s 8 Lifeboat rowing team raising awareness for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.nicoline-wielens-6a75822
Luke has multi-sector experience in both an agency and publishing context. He has worked as a digital editor and copywriter for clients such as Camden Climate Change, BT and Toshiba. With an interest in web production, content and all things digital, Luke will make sure your site looks great and performs to its full potential. He once stated that keeping his clients and their users happy helps him sleep at night, but we reckon all that cycling he does has a helping hand too!luke-berte-b6845b172
Before joining Fat Beehive, Laura worked for 8 years at a B2B publishing and events company in the TV industry. Covering all bases from print production to on-site event management, she eventually found her calling in digital. A strong believer in the movement for mental health, in 2015 she ran the London Marathon for MIND and hopes to run it again (and faster!) one day soon. After work, she can be found jogging or binging a box set with a bottle of (cheap) wine and a bag of (expensive) crisps.https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-stevens-848b1678/
Sarah has 20 years’ experience as a PHP/MySQL and WordPress dev, so she’s seen it all in the world of digital. As well as working on projects for BMW and Next, she’s also used her digital skills to further gender equality in sub-Saharan Africa and to help tackle cancer. She is really passionate about animal welfare, marine and environmental conservation – and her ultimate passion is to dive cageless with Great White Sharks. Aargh!
After being placed on furlough in his previous role, Daniel used the time to refocus his priorities in becoming a Web Developer and completing an intensive Web Development boot camp. Over the past year, Daniel has been honing his craft, designing and building websites using various technologies and frameworks for personal clients and friends. His motivations and joys in life are keeping active, being out in nature, music events and gigs and finding scenic and relaxing pubs. Daniel is your friendly neighbourhood developer.awaritefe
Rob has 10 years experience in the charity sector as an Operations Manager and Communications Consultant. He has been actively involved in fundraising for charities, undertaking some unique challenges like running 2010 miles in 2010 and surviving a year where anyone could challenge him to do something for a donation. Rob keeps the team running like clockwork, leading on HR and operations, while helping us become known by more good people in need of digital solutions.@BobDevani rob-danavell-6673106
Before joining Fat Beehive, Jack was a project manager at an automotive digital agency where he worked on large website projects for well-known brands such as McLaren, Jaguar, Land Rover, Vauxhall and Mazda. He decided to make the switch to tech for good to work in a sector with positive social impact at its heart, and is particularly interested in helping to increase mental health awareness and animal protection. When Jack isn’t at work, you will most likely find him walking his sprocker in the Kent countryside.jack-hardman-49a101136
After studying International Relations at university, Jed honed his customer relations skills in the fires of a roadside breakdown call centre. Looking to pursue his lifelong interest in all things tech and digital he worked for a university helping to manage their virtual learning environment. With an urge to use his skills in a more ethical environment he joined the Hive where he could feel a part of genuine change. When he is not behind a desk he is behind a controller, losing to children at video games or cooking away his sorrows in the kitchen.jed-mohammed-5a5463142/
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Danny has been working for Fat Beehive for over 10 years, so has an in-depth knowledge of all conceivable design issues our charity clients face. His great skill is adding those extra touches to our website builds that really make them stand out, from subtle movement to the perfect type treatment. When he’s not styling his fantastic beard (which is even better in the flesh), he is usually cheering on his beloved Millwall.
Marwin worked in the IT industry for several years in Poland and his native Venezuela for companies ranging from corporations to family-owned businesses. In London, he has gained great experience in charities and open source software. At Fat Beehive for six years, he does what he enjoys the most in IT, utilising free software, providing charities with a web platform and an online presence to achieve great things. A contemplative soul, he enjoys long walks, indie rock and films – good ones only, of course.
Sergiu comes from a charity background, joining the Hive after four years at World Animal Protection. After briefly considering a new career as a super villain, he decided instead to use his Drupal powers for good, working to help our clients improve their digital offering. Sergiu has a keen eye for detail and a commitment to both open-source technology and the Tech for Good movement as a whole. When he isn’t coding, he can be found gaming, watching movies or TV shows, or enchanting his neighbours with his high-quality guitar playing (always at low volume, honest!).sergiurosu
Part creative, part ninja, Lucia is an integrated designer with over ten years of experience working in London and New York where she has worked with a broad range of clients from Adidas to General Motors, the Ministry of Defence and Secret Cinema.
Short and strong – just like she likes her coffee – Lucia is resourceful, dynamic, and extremely passionate about promoting mental health awareness and gender diversity. When she’s not working on UX at the hive, Lucia dreams of moonlighting as a Boxing coach.luciareed
After starting his career as a Graphic Designer in the print industry freelancing for brands such as Marriott Hotels and Travelex, Andy quickly learned the world was moving online and decided to join in…having a degree in Computer Science made the transition a little more straightforward! Andy has been a WordPress Developer for over 7 years and after working on multiple projects for some of the biggest names in the Pharmaceutical Sciences industry he became uncomfortable with practices such as animal testing and decided to switch to a sector with positive social impact at its heart. Andy is passionate about animal welfare and conservation so taking his WordPress talents to Fat Beehive was a perfect fit. When he’s not building websites you’ll find Andy on long walks or in a country pub, when the two can be combined ever better!
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Refusing to sit still during the national lockdowns over the COVID-19 pandemic, Amanul turned his hand to coding and programming through a CodeYourFuture BootCamp. 10 months later and a fully-fledged coding pro, Amanul graduated as a developer and joined us here at the Hive. In his spare time, he can be found mastering the cues of both snooker and pool as well as putting together knockout combinations in the boxing ring! As a coffee enthusiast, we’re just hoping we don’t get his order wrong!https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanul-islam-997b491ab/
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