Meet the team

NetBop is made up of a dedicated and passionate team and profiles of key staff are shown below…


Andrew Downie
Managing Director

As the founding director of NetBop, Andrew boasts 15 years experience in web design and development including several years at one of the UK’s largest website hosting companies.

In 2008, Andrew was profiled by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) as one of the UK’s top six most talented young entrepreneurs.

He is a qualified Google Advertising Professional and a frequent speaker at B2B conferences on the subjects of web design, e-commerce and spam emails.

An industry leader, Andrew’s sector experience spans corporate, government and SMEs. His expert delivery of website strategies and business focused online solutions is underpinned by an in depth understanding of the internet.

In spearheading NetBop and its team of designers and programmers, Andrew’s philosophy is to provide effective website development services on time and on budget.

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Matthew Davies
UX / Web / Graphic Designer

Matthew is an insightful, customer focussed user experience and web designer with over 7 years’ experience in the design arena.

He cut his teeth in central London working with multi disciplinary design agencies and has designed concepts and delivered projects for national supermarkets, worldwide charities and multi million pound turnover e-commerce stores.

Matthew has meticulous attention to detail and is on a constant drive to create a fresh perspective online presence for clients.

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Chris Andrews
Web Programmer

Chris joined the team in 2006 and is NetBop’s lead web programmer with particular expertise in the area of e-commerce.

He has provided on line retail solutions and implemented effective search engine optimisation (SEO) strategies for a wide range of clients, often simplifying the buying and selling process for both the customer and business alike.

Chris’s experiences covers public sector and corporate clients including developing specialist student resource systems for local schools, database applications for local NHS Trusts and a recent recruitment system for the Serious Fraud Office.

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Rhys Saunders

Rhys Saunders
Web Developer

Rhys Graduated in 2012 having studied a BSc in Web Development at Swansea Metropolitan University.

Generally he is utilising front-end technologies including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript & JQuery, but also has experience in creating successful Social Media Applications and Campaigns. (Facebook, Twitter etc.)

Rhys excels in tackling the challenges of multi-device website development ensuring websites look and work well on the latest mobile devices.

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Mark Seal
Web Programmer

Mark is an experienced Web Developer / Programmer with over 20 years in IT and Business.

Over the course of his career, he has worked with many different web technologies including ASP, PHP, MSSQl, MySql and Javascript. With this knowledge, Mark is able to bring a host of solutions and ideas to development.

In addition to designing and building websites, Mark pulls on his past experience to create online solutions which work efficiently from the get go and has a passion to make websites perform optimally on all devices (Tablet, Mobile etc.).

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Matthew Evans

Matt Evans
Web Developer

Matt graduated last year from Swansea University having studied Mobile Communications & Internet Technology.

He is skilled in the latest technologies HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript & JQuery and has an appetite for pushing the boundaries with what’s possible on the web. In addition to front-end development Matt’s enjoys and has great success in carrying out Search Engine Optimisation audits and enhancements on new and existing websites.

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Sam Barker
Office Administrator

Sam joined us earlier in 2012. He has a strong interest in all things web-related and previously studied Creative Computer Games Design at degree level. He has excellent customer-facing skills, and a firm grasp of business organisation.

Sam is proving to be invaluable when it comes to running the NetBop office.

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[+] NetBop Support Staff

  • Roger Parker
    Web Programmer
  • Benedict Helliwell
    Human Resources
  • Francesca Curtis
    Financial Accounting

NetBop are always very helpful answered email and phone calls very fast.

Lucia Ismail
Bello Capelli

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