the b:web story

b:web, which launched in 2004, is owned by highly qualified software engineering husband and wife team, Zoe and Chris. The directors had met in their careers with Thomson Reuters their roles as Software Engineers.

b:web started (as many small business do!) in the spare room of the house. Over a period of 2 or 3 years Zoe and Chris had developed websites for 100’s of small businesses in Surrey area. powered by their own easy to use Content Management System (SMART). These were the days before WordPress dominated the scenes and SMART took 3 developers 6 months to code.

Roll on 14 years later and b:web is a small team of extremely talented designers and developers delivering high end websites and bespoke web solutions.

 
 

The b:web Vision

Bespoke websites can be really expensive if they do not deliver results! b:web was founded with the vision to deliver affordable web solutions for small businesses using the systems and techniques adopted by professional software companies.

b:web meet their clients targets through the b:web process: significant on-boarding, project workshops, design guarantees, data driven design approach and the teams high levels of experience. The in-house expertise means that b:web can deliver quicker than agencies that outsource, and the vision for your online business won’t be diluted.

b:web have nurtured a community of extremely loyal customers with many relationships lasting over a decade.

b:web bring a level of professionalism and transparency for all of their clients.

 
 

the b:web ethos

b:web are proud to be part of the Devon and Surrey business community. They are members of the Devon and Surrey Chambers of Commerce and have twice been nominated for the Toast of Surrey business award. b:web run regular workshops for their customers and also as part of the Continuing Professional Development for The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Zoe also works closely with Plymouth University as part of their business enterprise mentoring program and has given her time to mentor aspiring entrepreneurs. b:web were delighted to have been able to employ 2 students following a successful work placements from Plymouth University.

b:web have worked hard to build a talented and committed team.

Zoe Ashby

Zoe Ashby

MD

Zoe has been working in IT since leaving university where she studied computing over 14 years ago. Her corporate background at Brittany Ferries and Thomson Reuters included time spent heading up a team of UX (User Experience) internet specialists.

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Zoe Ashby

MD
Chris Ashby

Chris Ashby

Director/Developer

Chris knows just about everything there is to know about online technology. Chris has over 20 years of professional web programming experience including at a corporate level and a passion for new technology. He is committed to ensuring that b:web’s standards remain high and that our solutions are current and secure. Chris is usually up to his eyes in API’s, frameworks and payment gateways but is always on the end of the phone for assistance with customer support.

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Chris Ashby

Director/Developer
Naomi Smith

Naomi Smith

Creative Director

Naomi has been a core member of the b:web team since 2006. She has grown from an initial admin role into fully fledged front end website developer and held several roles within the company starting as a junior. Naomi spends her time in client discussions planning projects and creating client briefs and because of her technical background she’s be perfectly positioned to make recommendations.

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Naomi Smith

Creative Director
Mark Inwood

Mark Inwood

Agency Manager

Mark joined the team in 2013 as the Manager of the Surrey studio. Mark leads business development for Surrey and is mostly involved in client management, project management and keeping the team busy. Along with his own skills in business development and various aspects of online marketing, Mark also employs the extensive knowledge of the team to help create and develop the best web solutions for clients.

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Mark Inwood

Agency Manager
Dan Walker

Dan Walker

Web Systems Architect

Dan is our Web Systems Architect here at b:web, working on a number of our development projects. Since becoming self-taught in programming, he has built up over 11 years of experience. He has worked on a number of large scale projects for multinational software companies and has also built bespoke online payment solutions and CMS platforms.

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Dan Walker

Web Systems Architect
Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott

Designer

Andrew ran his own graphic and web design company for 12 years before joining b:web, with clients including Macleans, Wrigley, Canderel, Nivea and Twinings.

He is the lead designer on most of our website projects and brings his marketing experience and an obsessional eye for detail to every project, to ensure your website’s design is both effective and eye-catching.

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Andrew Scott

Designer
James Durham

James Durham

Junior Developer

James is the new b:web super star and started his web development career with a graduate work experience role in early 2017. James was so keen that he never went home and we decided to keep him! Roll on 12 months later and James is adding valuable input into all of our web development projects.

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James Durham

Junior Developer
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Technical Support

A valiant team member who works around the clock ensuring that all our clients needs are met. He has an annual holiday during the Christmas period where he hangs around the tree in our Plymouth office.

Whenever you contact b:web you can be safe in the knowledge that b:bot is directing your request to the relevant team member.

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Technical Support

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We are a web design agency based in Woking, Surrey and Plymouth, Devon working on projects for clients big and small, near and from afar.