Mark has a digital and charity background, as the former Communications Director at Stonewall and the founder of Gay.com, the UK’s largest LGBT community website. He has held elected office in Croydon, where, as their digital champion, he won Digital Council of the Year in 2017. Mark is passionate about diversity and inclusion and has implemented a raft of employee benefits and healthy working practices since becoming CEO.@Mark_Watson1 marcusaureliuswatson
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. Our in-house researcher, you might find Tom in your inbox asking why you have a website at all! Besides bees and building great websites, his main passions are skiing and cycling. Downhill snow biking, anyone?
Having been with Fat Beehive for over 8 years, Anna has seen all sorts of projects in all different shapes and sizes. As UX and Research lead, Anna is involved in every project we undertake and ensures that audiences and users are at the heart of everything we do. From research reports to tree testing, Anna leads on our Discovery process and guarantees that all of our work is supported by data and evidence. On a personal level, she is incredibly passionate about women and girls’ rights, sustainability and tackling homelessness.@annaalabau
Matt brings over a decade of experience collaborating with charities and non-profits, dedicating his efforts to assisting more than 300 organisations in revamping their websites and enhancing their online fundraising capabilities.
At Fat Beehive, he 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.
He is here to help your organisation to navigate the range of available options for your new website, your visual identity and your digital strategy and ensure that we are the perfect fit to create real impact for the organisations that we work with and their audiences.
Outside of work, you will probably find Matt playing with his 3 young daughters or plotting his next extension or garden project!
Having qualified with a marketing degree from Manchester, Josh made his way into digital through social media content creation specialising in long-form content for clients across the globe. Nowadays, a fully-fledged project manager, he revels in seeing out digital projects from start to finish. An avid podcast listener, you can always find Josh with headphones on in the office, true crime one day sports the next.
Mark has worked within the non-profit, charity, and independent business sectors as a technical lead for the last 18 years, and has always focused on working with great people doing great work. Joining Fat Beehive was therefore a no-brainer. His focus has always been on using the Web to do good. When he’s not at work, Mark enjoys hiking, playing guitar (badly), and spending time with his wife and cats.
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 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), you’ll find him campervanning to the coast with his girlfriend and daughter to paddleboard.
With nearly 10 years of 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 webshops, membership sites, CRM integrations and web applications. Ash also has a degree in Physics from the University of Birmingham and was born in Mauritius, the land of the dodo.
Specialising in SEO and digital strategy for over 5 years, Jack gets under the skin of websites to ensure they’re performing to the best of their ability. As a seasoned up-cycler of bikes, it’s not only websites that he enjoys giving a new lease of life to. Outside of work, you’ll find Jack at Haringey Borough cheering on the yellows and sampling London’s finest Bovril.
Sergiu comes from a charity background, joining the Hive after four years at World Animal Protection. After briefly considering a new career as a supervillain, 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
Emma has experience in both the private and charity sectors, having previously worked at the Centre for Mental Health for just under a decade where she managed their campaigns. Now a part of our Project Management team, she is dedicated to helping a wide range of causes on their digital journeys and has a particular interest in environmental, social justice and animal rescue organisations.
Shauna has a background in legal and tech and a real passion for diversity and inclusion, demonstrated in her charity work over the past decade. Exposure to both fields has led her to becoming a pioneer in the justice sector.
In her previous role at Code4000, Shauna was able to provide a voice for some of the most marginalised groups in society, her work in prisons has allowed her to influence and promote diversity in the tech sector, through a plethora of life-changing opportunities.
Shauna project managed one of the most unique justice and tech programmes in existence. A fellow bee committed to social good, we’re happy to have her on board. Oh, and she also makes terrariums!shauna-devlin-31a109100
After leaving the music industry, in 2019, ex-songwriter Chantal decided to lock herself away at home for 6 months and teach herself Frontend Development. Since landing her first job as a Junior Frontend Developer that same year, “do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”, is a statement Chantal couldn’t relate to more. A natural-born problem solver, Chantal loves a challenge, although writing a Fat Beehive jingle may be the trickiest yet.chantal-st-louis-a117a634
With a background in banking, finance and customer service, Philip leads on our finances and operations. He came to the UK from Ghana to complete an MSc Business Management at Cardiff University (with which he graduated with a distinction). During his time at university, he volunteered across numerous projects with charities in Wales. When Philip isn’t at work, he’s exploring the eateries of South London!philip-appiah-adjei-073808139
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 and having a degree in Computer Science made the transition a little more straightforward! A WordPress Developer for over 7 years, Andy creates and codes the building blocks for our new websites and with a passion for animal welfare and conservation, the Hive seems like the perfect habitat! When Andy’s not building websites, you’ll find him in on a long walk, or in the country pub at the end.
Lover of everything Sheffield, Ben makes up part of the developer team in Manchester. A lover of festivals, Ben often volunteers at new and upcoming events to get his music fix. When he’s not knee-deep in code, he’s shaking a cocktail. His favourite? The Manhattan.
Finding neuroscience too much of a walk in the park, Katia turned her hand to UX and is a core part of the Hive’s research team. Driven by positive impact and ethical tech solutions, she translates digital behaviours into tangible results online. Outside of the hive, Katia campaigns for charities in her native Ukraine, creates resin art and skateboards, making us all feel incredibly lazy…/katia-lanovyk/
Ibadullah has had a passion for coding from a young age, he started off his career with a short course in web designing and further developed his skills by studying a BSc Honours Computer Science degree from Middlesex University. Since then, he has worked for various companies as a WordPress Developer for the past 3 years. He is also an avid fan of cricket and doesn’t miss the opportunity to play or watch any single game.
Simone is an accredited project professional with over 7 years’ experience in project management, branding and client services. She is passionate about social causes, especially human rights, spending her spare time advocating for human rights in Vietnam.
Having obtained a communications degree, Simone started her creative career client side, so she fully understands what is important to brands, especially when developing a new identity and website.
Simone then specialised in digital and technical project implementation in software development and agency environments. She enjoys building sustainable client relationships and working in partnership with clients to implement the best-possible solutions
With prior experience in sales, marketing and operations Jake returned to university to do a masters of research looking for more purpose. He didn’t find it there! But thankfully he came across Fat Beehive on a job board with more purposeful jobs and is happy to use tech for good to help clients in the charity and NGO sector. Outside of work you can find Jake in a swimming pool, enjoying music at a concert, exploring what’s going on in South London or reading a book.
After five years of experience in the finance sector and another year in teaching, James moved into the tech and charity sector with a desire to bring purpose to what he does.His job is to ensure that we help your organisation understand the range of options available for your digital project, finding the perfect solution which works for you and your audiences.Outside of work, you’ll find James watching his beloved Arsenal, playing padel, or with his head in a book.
A Certified APM PMQ, APMG AgilePM professional with 4+ years experience in project management relating to IT, marketing, and Healthcare sectors. Joe is passionate about working on projects and in different teams. Launching of websites and how it helps to improve or change lives is something he enjoys doing. He has great passion for ping pong. The back and forth against challenges, striving for success is something which he feels is integral within himself as an individual.
Dedicated wordsmith fuelled by coffee, Emily brings extensive customer service experience to the team. As an Account Management Lead, she’s committed to delivering exceptional customer experiences and embodying our dedication to crafting beautiful websites. Eager to explore new horizons, she thrives on challenges and contributes to our collaborative, people-driven culture.
Beyond the digital realm, she’s a motor enthusiast. You’ll find her navigating the open road on her motorbike every weekend, finding therapeutic joy in its maintenance and tuning. Beyond a hobby, it’s a journey of skill development and a testament to the thrill of the open road to her.
Charlotte has over 4 years of digital project management experience and is passionate about supporting charities to do amazing work. She understands how to build an excellent digital presence that is tailored to specific needs, and creates a real impact to your organisation. She brings great organisational skills and is here to navigate you smoothly through the process of building your brilliant new website!
A true enthusiast for coding since a young age, Kamosh’s journey led him to graduate in Software Engineering from the University of Plymouth UK. A background of over 3 years of well-rounded experience in web development means that Kamosh brings a solid foundation to his role as a Frontend Developer. With a heart full of dedication and a spirit of exploration, Kamosh is ready to make every moment count.
With years of experience in web development, Shehani has built a fulfilling career with a low-stress approach. In addition to coding, she’s a former dancer and an artisan crafting and selling handmade jewellery. Travelling to discover waterfalls is her passion, offering both adventure and inspiration.
In her web development work, she always strives to do her best through dedication and hard work. She approaches projects with professionalism and a commitment to excellence. Challenges drive her, and she embraces opportunities to learn and grow, both in web development and life’s adventures. Her unwavering dedication and determination make her a valuable team member, consistently delivering outstanding results.
Shenari is a web development enthusiast with two years of web development experience under her belt and also a passionate animal lover. When she’s not immersed in code, you’ll often find her engrossed in a good book, with a goal to one-day sky dive and travel the world.
Thulanajana Pramod is a promising Junior Developer, Graduated with a first-class Software Engineering degree from CINEC Campus, affiliated with the University of Wolverhampton.
Backed by 1.5 years of experience as an application support engineer and in the software field, he’s well-prepared to leave a substantial mark in the software development realm. His technological prowess and coding proficiency enable him to create reliable, user-friendly systems effortlessly.
Thulanajana eagerly tackles fresh challenges, ready to contribute his skills to our projects. We anticipate witnessing his growth and innovation as he embarks on this exciting journey with us.
Meet Mohamed Shadir is a seasoned full-stack developer with a passion that extends beyond the digital realm. With a profound dedication to crafting innovative web solutions, Mohamed Shadir brings a dynamic blend of technical prowess and an unwavering commitment to excellence.
Beyond the lines of code, Mohamed Shadir is an avid football enthusiast, with an undying devotion to the legendary Real Madrid. Although he hasn’t had the chance to watch a match from the stands, his unwavering support and deep knowledge of the game make him a true Madridista. This devotion fuels his determination, both on and off the field (or should we say, keyboard), making them a true asset to our team.
With Mohamed Shadir leading the charge, we’re not only building cutting-edge digital solutions but also celebrating every victory, both in code and on the football pitch.
Achini, with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Engineering, brings a unique blend of technical expertise and interpersonal skills to the role of Head of Coordination. In this pivotal position, she serves as the vital bridge between the dynamic world of software development and the needs and aspirations of our valued clients.
Achini’s dedication to fostering collaboration and ensuring the satisfaction of both clients and developers drives her daily efforts. She believes that effective coordination is the key to success in any endeavour and is committed to making each project a seamless experience for all involved.
Beyond the professional realm, she finds joy in a more furry form. Her beloved hobby is petting and playing with dogs, finding solace and companionship in the presence of these loyal four-legged friends.