It might sound a little cheesy, but we really are one big happy family here at Worthers.
Each of us bring different skills to the mix, which we like to think creates the unique Worthers experience our clients love.
It’s all Pete Grieg’s fault. The moment I heard about 24-7 prayer, I was captured by his vision and wanted to get involved. So I developed a website for him. It seemed like a good way to use my skills to help out.
From that project, in a round about sort of a way, Worthers was born. It’s been a real privilege to work on many more exciting, world-changing projects over the years, and to form long lasting relationships with many of our clients along the way.
I love my job because I get to explore exciting ideas and help make them a reality, while working with some incredible people. The connection of ideas, technology and people is where it’s at for me.
When I’m not working, I enjoy furthering my knowledge of great food with plenty of practical research, watching Bristol City Football Club, and spending time with my lovely family - my wife Kate and son Nathan, who is an even more avid football fan!
“Don’t put all your baskets in one chicken.”
Stop eating crisps!
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
I'm pleased to say I've been part of the Worthers journey since 2007 when it first started - just a few years after Pete did the first site for 24-7 Prayer.
I got into coding because it was a perfect combination of creativity and logic. I love working on challenging projects and finding creative solutions, and also working with a team of talented people who I consider close friends.
Outside of work I can mostly be found spending time with my wife and son, Joshua, or working on some craft/furniture projects in the garage. One day, I may even finish one!
Less is more…
Make a spontaneous decision.
Simple can be harder than complex… but once you get there, you can move mountains. - Steve Jobs
I’ve worked with Worthers since the beginning, looking after all our business transactions as well as the wellbeing of the office. It’s been amazing to have gone on this journey with my husband, Pete, and I’ve enjoyed watching the team develop and blossom over the years.
I also get great satisfaction from receiving a green tick and a well done from our accounting software when I have reconciled the bank statement!
When I’m not playing with figures I like to clear my mind with a good Nordic walk.
Aarghh, second factor login!
Choose a ‘work appropriate’ poster.
Change the world one smile at a time.
As a back-end developer, people often think I’m the quiet one. Not true! I enjoy getting involved in a wide range of projects and learning new technologies and frameworks. Just ask me a question about the Laravel framework and I’m away.
The best thing about my job is the diversity. I get to work on interesting projects using new technologies, and I can be creative with those technologies. I’m always trying to improve what I do and how I do it.
My other passion is community work, and I’ve been involved in a variety of community and Christian outreach projects in and around the Bristol area.
I had a dream last night…
Remember someone’s name.
I’d rather be respected than liked.
After graduating with a business degree, I found myself working in the world of web and quickly developed a passion for user-interface design and front-end development. What I really love is the opportunity to provide creative ideas and approaches to pioneering and innovative projects.
Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to work on major projects with everyone from large corporate organisations to small charities from a range of different perspectives, including online marketing, SEO, accessibility, usability and best practice development.
When I’m not looking for new and more innovative ways to enhance the online world, you’ll find me at home in Clevedon with my wife Rosie or training to be a superhero at the local gym. In fact, I’m also a qualified personal trainer and run my own fitness business, Emotiv.
Why on earth are they still using CLICK HERE!
You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. - Steve Jobs
Since graduating in 2002 I’ve done web development work for several agencies in Bristol. I even set up my own business, Deck54, offering web development and consultancy primarily to web, marketing and recruitment agencies across the South West.
I did a couple of freelance jobs for Worthers before they offered me a full time position. I love my job because it allows me to be creative, and to develop applications and systems that can really help people on a day-to-day basis.
When I’m not working I play in three bands, and enjoy badminton, going to the cinema, watching TV, and playing video and board games. I also love spending time with my wife Sarah and our three children at home in Yatton.
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My background is in advertising, marketing and sales. My youngest child had just recently started school, so when this marketing role came up it seemed like the perfect opportunity.
It’s been a great job and I’ve loved learning new things and having the opportunity to improve my writing skills. I love the team and Worthers’ values as a company.
When I’m not working - or doing housework! - I’m usually reading, doing a HIT class, going for a walk or run through the local woods, singing, or enjoying time with friends, ideally with a G&T in the evening!
Depends who you ask!
Do something dangerous - I just might do it!
Love, be generous, be kind, don't judge, forgive and have fun.
I was working for a company that provides internet and media technical support when I saw the role come up at Worthers. I went for an interview and everything fell into place. Worthers is a great team to be a part of, and we’re really fortunate to be based in such a beautiful place.
When I’m not busy taking care of our clients, I can usually be found relaxing at home in Clevedon with my wife, Sarah. I also enjoy DJing, and I run a club for adults with learning difficulties.
Good morning; good afternoon; good evening.
Bungee jump - looks terrifying!
Live life to the fullest and take each day as it comes.
Although I studied graphic design at university, I realised that design only allowed me to, well, design things. Being a developer means I can now bring designs to life!
I really love my job at Worthers, because I get to have fun in many development disciplines: front-end, backend, graphic design and a little bit of electronics on the side. We’ve recently been experimenting with things like webVR (virtual reality) which is opening up a new dimension in web development.
I live in Bristol. Outside of work I mostly like to relax with friends and family, watch Netflix, and walk up hills (and back down them, naturally).
Random thoughts and facts
Actually, ask me anything, I might say yes!
The Bible is the swiss army knife for life.
At Worthers, we take a holistic view of every project we work on. That way, the solution we create isn’t just technically excellent but actually fulfils what you need it to.
We like to dream a bit with you, really pushing the boundaries to see if there’s an even better solution than the one you might have come looking for. Our favourite words to hear from our clients are, “Oh, that’s a great idea, I hadn’t thought of that!”
That’s why we like to walk with you through each stage of the development process:
During the strategy stage we work together with you to figure out everything from your goals and objectives to the needs of your audience. This gets your project off on the right foot, giving us clear guidelines and helping us to set a realistic budget and timeline.
The research stage involves learning more about your target audience through techniques like surveys, visitor analysis and demographic research, essentially taking the guess work out of your project. Usually this process will draw out opportunities that might otherwise have been missed.
Whatever design elements exist within your project, from logos to fonts and colour choices, we’ll address these before moving onto the build stage. That means we won’t waste your time or money coding anything until you’re 100% happy that the end product will look the way you want it to.
This foundational stage is the most labour intensive part of any project. We’ll use only the best and most suitable technology to make sure the end product does exactly what you need it to, giving you access to the development process so you can stay involved in steering the finished product.
To give you complete confidence in the work we deliver, we test it in a variety of contexts, for example looking at websites via different browsers and operating systems. You can also do your own acceptance testing at this stage, to ensure everything is working the way you expect.
On the exciting day when your project goes out into the world, we’ll be there to monitor it and respond quickly to any teething issues. We can then provide ongoing phone and email support for as long as you need it, with tailored packages available to suit every budget.