Each member of the Nublue team brings with them their own set of unique skills, experience and expertise to deliver great solutions for our clients. We are Nublue - find out all about us.
Siggi is a keen follower of tech and design both inside and outside the office. He tackles client projects on a daily basis to help develop the websites and online assets they’ve been dreaming of. And even if those clients happen to speak Icelandic, we’re sorted.
Ben is a self taught coder and began his career in Wordpress, developing high quality bespoke themes. Using his skills in Wordpress development he was able to smoothly transition to developing Magento 2 sites.
When he’s not writing neat code, Ben enjoys tabletop war games, Netflix, F1 and reading on his Kindle.
Ewan has been with us for over a decade, seeing the company grow from its earliest roots with Magento, and developing our infrastructure with every iteration. As manager of the Product and Support team, Ewan passes on his expertise in hosting security and server management to an incredible team, developing, progressing and enabling them to provide solutions and services that are at the forefront of this rapidly moving industry.
Team and Product Development. My strengths lie in planning, organising and developing individuals and teams. I have full knowledge of the Hosting product and direction to give customers quality solutions and service from purchase to ongoing support.
Caroline is a master of making the impossible possible. As our Senior Web Developer it’s her job to turn your brief into your perfect website, creating your project specs and proposal to get the results you want. Outside work Caroline loves movies, theatre and seaside walks.
Caroline specialises in eCommerce, selling online and helping maximise potential. My strengths are in working with clients to understand their needs and create solutions that fulfill and exceed them.
With eight years’ experience in website and app development Sam is a dab hand when it comes to developing exceptional eCommerce websites.
A University of Cumbria graduate in Applied Computing, Sam loves collecting retro video games and consoles, movies and getting out for a spot of fell walking.
Application Development and System Architecture, specializing in the art of finding elegant solutions to complex technical challenges, without the need to overcomplicate. Can convert coffee into code.
Emma started her career in the Engineering Services industry as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor at the ripe age of 21 having completed a degree in Forensic Psychology. She then moved into the Oil & Gas Industry where she found her calling in Accounts. She completed her AAT Level 2 certification in Accounting, along with Customer Service & various Microsoft Certifications.
She is currently studying towards her CIMA professional qualification and has qualified in Business Accounting to become a part qualified Management Accountant. She has 1 child, is an enthusiastic cinema goer and loves to cook when she has the time.
She has over 8 years experience in Accounts and Admin, bringing outstanding organisation skills and a keen eye for detail to the Operations team.
Gabrielle graduated from Leeds College of Art with first class degree in Fashion Concepts and Communication. She has a background in ecommerce, more specifically in the fashion industry for the last 3 years.
In her spare time, she loves to shop, play hockey, go to the gym and enjoys going out for food with her friends.
Her strengths lie in problem solving and getting stuck in to all of her projects in a highly analytical and organised way.
Often found with his head buried in multiple forum posts and bug reports, David is committed to knowing everything there is to know about your problems and finding the quickest and simplest solutions.
Beyond the office, David has a passion for all things bar related. Whether it’s craft cider, hitting 180s at the darts board, or knocking in some big breaks on the snooker table, he’ll always take up a challenge!
An expert in problem resolution and customer service. My strengths lie in quickly identifying and resolving problems I recognise, drawing on past experience to provide the best resolution as fast as possible, while keeping a smile on your face!
Connor is a relatively recent (2017) graduate of Edge Hill University and newest recruit to the Manchester office. He spent 12 months honing his skills in Lancaster before becoming the guinea pig volunteer for the remote wing of Technical Support.
Away from his desk Connor likes to hang off walls or occasionally the ceiling of his local climbing gym, hiking, kayaking or dabbling in various musical instruments.
Connor’s strengths lie in in customer service, problem solving and finding ways to constantly improve the way Nublue’s processes work as a whole.
Adam has been working in the website development game since around 2005 starting as a designer and then moved onto front end development. In his free time he enjoys a bit of photography, cycling, the occasional lifting of weights, tv shows and movies.
Adam is an expert in front end architecture and solutions. With an eye for design and expertise in UI and UX, he helps to create solutions that enhance the customer journey and boost a clients brand.
At a very early age, Samuel learnt to programme using Open Source and Linux. He took a HTML course at the age of 11, which sparked his desire for all things code and his want to enhance his skillset. He’s currently an LMC college student and he wants to progress to University next year. Right now, his focus is on getting good grades at college and expending his knowledge about Magento 2 and React framework but when he’s not busy studying he likes to watch movies.
His biggest strength is starting programming at very early age which put him ahead of his peers. He always enjoyed trying out new technologies and experimenting with the code, which means he had a view into many different frameworks and programming languages. In turn, this has made it easier for him to pick up and learn any new technologies.
Natalie has recently graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in Web Design and Development. She helps to create the backend of Magento websites, develops Extensions and helps to fix bugs, all using PHP.
She is a massive fan of sweet things, especially anything with caramel in it, has 2 dogs and 2 rabbits and loves crime programmes/dramas, football and motorsport.
An expert in seeing and solving patterns and puzzles, Natalie is incredibly logical, a big fan of lists, highlighters and sticky notes and sees everyday as an opportunity to learn something new.
Office nice guy and experienced technical support man Raoul specialises in customer service and super hero films.
Raoul is baffled by standard definition and any lack of surround sound, doesn’t drink tea or coffee – which makes him a bit of an outcast in the office. And has 3 cats, or may be a servant to three cats, he isn’t sure.
Hosting support. My strengths are in bringing passion and decisiveness to the team, ensuring support queries are addressed and resolved efficiently. Special expertise in choosing the best snacks to motivate the team: ice creams are a winner in summer.
Friendly, amicable and lethal. Our office nice guy, Matt is also a high level martial artist. An expert in technical support, hosting and round house kicks.
Outside of the office, Matt enjoys spending time on the slopes, skiing and visiting historic landmarks. He’s also known for enjoying comedy that’s dryer than a very dry thing.
Problem Analysis and Resolution. My strengths are in finding solutions to issues, with close attention to finer details. I am skilled at offering excellent client support.
Cerwyn brings with him some hefty customer service experience, including achieving a NVQ Level 3 in Customer service, utilising that as one of our frontline support team. The only thing he has in more abundance than support skills are award winning jumpers – winning our annual Christmas jumper competition on more than one occasion. Outside of work, Cerwyn is happily married, father of two young children, who enjoys holidays in unspoilt locations, world cinema and computer games.
His strengths lie in customer services and hosting support by delivering quality service to all of our clients. He has also achieved the Plesk 12.5 Professional Certification. With a we-can-do-it-together approach, his inner coach is unleashed, making the most complex of tasks an ease for clients and colleagues alike!
Football fanatic Ben, is a serious music buff. His Spotify account has over 111 playlists on it and is still growing – ranging all kinds of genres, though with a preference for R&B, rap & EDM. When he’s not sharpening his already considerable front-end development skills, Ben likes to travel to Vegas, eat pretty much anything with chicken in it (KFC and Nandos in particular) and play pool/snooker.
Front End Development and Responsive Web Design. I am skilled using HTML 5, CSS3, Bootstrap, Materiliaze and SASS to create bespoke solutions to meet and exceed client briefs.
Michael founded Nublue in 2005 with Tom to create and host exceptional websites, providing personal service without the jargon. Today he leads a team who share these beliefs, while he focuses on running a business people enjoy doing business with. Michael’s keen on snowboarding, travelling and scuba diving to avoid getting square eyes.
Magento eCommerce Strategy and Planning. Facilitating growth and delivering big impact eCommerce platforms for ambitious brands by aligning Magento and third party applications to business process and customer needs.
Chocoholic Helen is a prolific traveller and escapologist (from escape rooms – 30 and counting).
A passion for list making and her near photographic memory make her ideal at testing – lucky enough, that’s her role here!
In her spare time, Helen is a charity volunteer and keen swimmer. She loves to bake and can’t remember the last time she went a day without chocolate.
Quality Assurance and Magento Admin Training. My strengths lie in end-to-end testing of websites; with a passion for thoroughness, accuracy and planning, I work to deliver utmost quality by examining your key requirements and ensuring these have been achieved.
A well-travelled graduate from the University of Central Lancashire who’s spent the last year in Bavaria, Germany as a QA Tester for Fujitsu. During his time at university, Callum was a course representative, listening to the issues of the students and getting those ideas and problems heard by the staff.
He has varying interests from cycling, climbing, music, traveling, gaming and learning a new language and outside of work is spent playing video games with the occasional days of Dungeons&Dragons.
Callum loves to get to know people and hearing them out, whether that means being a heartful ear for them to rant to or listening to their excitement about their interests. This makes him an excellent Support Agent as he prides himself on being a people-person, showing empathy to another’s situation and really understanding where they’re coming from to reach a mutual understanding.
As part of the Systems Operations team, Reece sits between support and systems dealing with more technical issues for customers such as trouble shooting and investigating server side issues. When he’s not solving complex customer queries, Reece enjoys walking, gaming, reading and binge watching Netflix.
Reece’s strengths lie in solving complex technical issues in a timely manner and investigating security and compromise issues through to their resolution.
Co-founding Nublue with his brother Mike in 2005, Tom brought the computer science and systems expertise to realise Mike’s design work. Before this he worked as an IT engineer for Ciba SC (now BASF plc) and Legend Communications plc (Business ISP). Twelve years later, Tom oversees Nublue’s technical strategy and the nuts and bolts of our online presence. His main ambition has always been to deliver the best solutions to Nublue’s customers.
Outside of the office he’s a keen cyclist and snowboarder who loves to cook and travel - for example he lived in Ghana for 3 years while he was growing up.
Technical Strategy & Empowerment through systems. My core strengths are identifying, evaluating and architecting new technological solutions for real world scenarios. I’m also quite partial to a hipster toy or two (I ride a scooter to work).
Megan owns her own cake making business and likes to live life full-on. She has a cup that is half full, loves to be challenged and the great outdoors. Her accomplishments include running the London marathon and walking from Lancaster to Huddersfield.
Her other ‘loves’ are travelling to Eastern countries, sunshine and shopping.
Relationship building and Communications. My strengths lie in identifying how to connect with different personalities and skillsets, ensuring everyone’s voice is heard. Particularly well-known for bringing cake to meetings – A true believer that cake can fix everything.
Graham is our technical documentation specialist and his expert customer service skills have customers throwing 5 star reviews our way on a regular basis.
A graphic novel connoisseur of the highest order, Graham also enjoys listening to music, namely Laura Marling and the Peaky Blinders soundtrack and loves films. Though, he firmly believes the book is nearly always better than the film/TV adaptation.
Technical Documentation and Staff development. My strengths are in written communication, turning complex ideas into useful guides for clients and staff, and training new members of staff in the hosting team.
An Edge Hill University alumni who graduated in 2018 with a Masters degree in Web Design and Development, Jacob shortly after joined the Nublue digital agency team to start his career. He spends his day developing websites for a variety of interesting clients while in his spare time he likes to listen to music, play computer games on his gaming PC or Xbox, play football and golf, work on his own web development projects and support his team Liverpool Football Club on the weekend while having a beer.
Lead Project Manager and Scrum Master Jen, has a background in design, UX and Marketing but is now flexing her intellectual muscles in the world of ecommerce project management.
Jen loves nothing more than shopping… online, offline, clothes, shoes, handbags, makeup. Whatever it is she loves retail therapy. When she’s not doing that, you’ll find her on a city break with a nice coffee or gin – depending on the time of day.
Project management specialising in scrum mastery and agile methodology. My strengths lie in design and UX, ecommerce and marketing, and in forming the best team for the job, identifying project blockers and never admitting defeat when faced with a project curveball.
With a computer science degree under his belt, James specialises in turning client visions into a reality, developing websites to meet client and customer needs.
James is the proud owner of a sphinx cat, enjoys the gym and counters all that exercise with a session of VR gaming.
Full stack development. My strengths are in creating online solutions efficiently, developing web applications to make tasks easier and using coding knowledge and expertise to deliver intuitive websites that enhance the customer journey.