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 ald-mark-watson
Caroline has worked in the 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 of how to make sure it keeps working for you in the long term. As Chief of Staff, she is responsible for Fat Beehive being recognised as one of the best places to work in the UK for three consecutive years. A firm advocate for women in tech, 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
With over 20 years of experience with digital projects spanning from complex web migrations in the academic sector to award-winning agency work for the BBC, Greg coordinates our development team ensuring that we’re finding the best solutions for your digital platforms. A firm believer in the power of the web for the third sector, since joining The Hive he’s introduced a number of processes to improve standards across data protection and digital accessibility.
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
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.
Zoe has over 10 years of experience working in digital agencies, and in the games industry before that. Starting as a developer, with core skills in database design, code optimisation and algorithm development, she moved from software into web development where she worked on projects for small charities such as Friends of the Elderly, through to those with the NHS, BBC, and corporate multinationals.
Now heading up our Strategy team, Zoe works alongside our clients to build on their digital presence, guiding them through the many disciplines of digital from SEO and traffic generation through to tracking and analytics, identifying the most suitable approaches based on the data and insights gained from our research.
Jon-man has worked with charities for over 9 years and is passionate about the social change that can come about from their 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, including CRM integration. As a Coventry City fan, he is accustomed to hard times and will do his best to ensure you don’t go through the same pain he does every weekend!
An intrepid graphic designer with over 10 years of experience working with global brand agencies and creative production companies, Lucia specialises in branding, UX and digital design. She is extremely passionate about promoting mental health awareness and gender diversity in and out of the workplace. When not at the Hive, Lucia dreams of a career in boxing and is inspired by building connections with others.luciareed
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?
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.
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!
Rob has 10 years of 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 leads on quality assurance, implementing a clear testing process to ensure that all websites and services provided to our clients are made with quality and are reliable.@BobDevani rob-danavell-6673106
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
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
Rebecca is a designer and lettering artist who designs meaningful work with a purpose. With nearly a decade of experience in different areas of the design industry, she’s developed a strong eye for brand design and typography, which helps her design websites that stand out from the crowd.
Rebecca is an advocate for equality in design, and mental health, and generally cares a lot about things. She joined The Hive after successfully picking up a cereal box with her teeth, and hasn’t looked back. Outside of work, Rebecca can be found playing covers on her Ukulele or playing with Kitty, her majestic Maine Coon.https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-duncan-design/
The personification of ‘having his two Weetabix’ Jack is an integral part of the Producer team here at Fat Beehive and has a passion for all things environmental. With over 5 years of website project management experience in the automotive sector. he’s a master of delivering quality results on time, and with 100% enthusiasm (even on Mondays!). When Jack isn’t at work, you will most likely find him walking his sprocker in the Kent countryside.jack-hardman-49a101136
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
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. Away from the Hive, you’ll find him either despairing at his beloved non-league club, helping out at a soup kitchen or out jogging the streets of South London (via the Italian delis).matthew-james-hayes
Before joining the team at Fat Beehive, Rachel worked with several charities across various cause areas including youth employment, education, and digital communications. She is passionate about tech for good and mentors a young person on the Jack Petchey charity sector internship programme. Now a part of the client relations team, Rachel focuses on ensuring your website gets better with every passing day. She is also a host and Comms Lead at Charity Chat podcast, which shares insights from charity professionals in the sector. In her free time, you can find Rachel lost in a good book or travelling.
Georgia is a multi-disciplinary designer with 13+ years of experience working in communications. Passionate about gender and sexual equality, mental health and sustainability, she is interested in work that locates itself at the intersections of environmental and social justice, and how design can be a tool to build more equitable, pleasurable and connected futures, with ourselves, with others and with the planet.
Georgia joined the Hive after graduating with a Masters in Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures, from University of the Arts London. Outside of work Georgia can be found roaming the North of England in search of wild swimming spots or attempting to rollerskate in her local cemetery…spooky.georgia-vincent-7873465a
A former dancer and personal trainer, Daniel’s road to coding was unorthodox, but we’re glad he found us! After completing an intensive web development boot camp, he now focuses on developing the front end of our builds, connecting the dots between intuitive design and first-class user experience. As someone who can never sit still, Daniel keeps busy by staying active, enjoying nature, going to festivals and gigs and everything else you can imagine. Daniel is your friendly neighbourhood developer.awaritefe
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.
As a process fanatic, Annabel cut her teeth as a project manager at a design agency before moving to Fat Beehive to delve deeper into the digital world. Before applying her organisational skills to project management, Annabel worked and volunteered around the world, including researching human rights issues in Colombia, volunteering as an English teacher, and teaching English at universities and international companies. Her time in Latin America means that when she isn’t behind her desk, she is on the dance floor trying to master some Latin moves or seeking out opportunities to brush up her Spanish.https://www.linkedin.com/in/annabel-pearce/
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
Marwin worked in the IT industry for several years in Poland and his native Venezuela for companies ranging from corporations to family-owned businesses. Now a Londoner, he has gained great experience in charities and open-source software. At Fat Beehive for seven 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.
Upholding our technical standards, Sarah has 20 years of 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!
With a degree in International Relations, Jed is adept at finding the diplomatic solution, usually in office debates about food. With customer service experience and a digital background in academia, Jed forms a part of our Producer team, orchestrating projects from discovery until launch. 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 at video games or cooking away his sorrows in the kitchen.jed-mohammed-5a5463142/
Refusing to sit still during the lockdowns over the COVID-19 pandemic, Amanul turned his hand to coding with the help of Code4000 CodeYourFuture BootCamp. Now a fully-fledged coding pro, Amanul is one of our Developers who works ‘under the hood’ of our brilliant websites. 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!
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.
Stuart started out working in digital marketing for 10 years before making a career change 5 years ago into the non-profit sector in fundraising. This led him to volunteer with Oxfam for their annual music fundraisers (Oxjam). Part of the Client Relations team, Stuart is on hand to handle tickets, queries and everything in between. In his free time, Stuart is passionate about mini-golf, (remaining undefeated since 2018), as well as improving his pool skills and studying counselling online. During lockdown, he started collecting football shirts sponsored by famous bands and musicians (because why not?!).
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/