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A Bristol based software development agency

Celebrating Uniqueness

Behind every great piece of tech, there is a great team of people.

Founded in 2012 by wife and husband team Emily and Ric Hill, we have established ourselves firmly on the Bristol tech scene, working with businesses in the South West, and beyond. We are proud to be part of the local technical community; our name Ghyston comes from a mythological character from Bristol folklore - the industrious giant who created the Avon gorge!

We put a huge amount of effort into recruiting bright, inquisitive people and train most of our developers and project managers from scratch in house. As a result, we have a close-knit team who work well together and are passionate about creating exceptional outcomes for our clients.

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Through our strong ethos of learning and fun, we have created a team of disciplined, sharp, creative thinkers, who are passionate about delivering an exceptional service to our clients.

Emily Hill, Founder and CEO

What makes us unique?

Tech Agnostic

Ghyston’s software developers are expert problem solvers and are confident in using a wide array of technologies to solve highly unique business problems. We’re not biased towards using our favourite tools, instead we use our knowledge to choose the best tool for the job.

The Giant Minds

We work hard to recruit the best and as a result have the best problem solvers in the South West. From organised project managers, detailed obsessed testers to curious coders our team are dedicated to helping our clients meet their goals.

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Bristol Based

With a workforce of almost 25,000 people, Bristol has become a huge player in the tech scene and we couldn’t be prouder to be part of this brilliant community. We love to work with local companies and also to represent the South West with work for businesses all across the UK.

Quality Guaranteed

We pride ourselves on producing the right solution, first time and quickly. We're so confident about what we deliver that we will fix any bugs for free for the first two months after go-live (subject to a maintenance agreement).

Award winning service & internal culture
Best companies accreditation 2022 - three stars
Bristol Life Awards 2020 Finalist
Bristol Life Awards 2022 Winner
Bristol Post Business Awards Winner
Bristol Women in Business Charter
Crown Commercial Service Supplier
ISO 27001 certified
Gold Microsoft Partner
Best small to medium sized employer - finalist
Payroll Giving - Gold Award
Business Leader Awards 2021 - Family Business Award
Tech South West Awards - Highly Commended
Best companies accreditation 2022 - three stars
Bristol Life Awards 2020 Finalist
Bristol Life Awards 2022 Winner
Bristol Post Business Awards Winner
Bristol Women in Business Charter
Crown Commercial Service Supplier
ISO 27001 certified
Gold Microsoft Partner
Best small to medium sized employer - finalist
Payroll Giving - Gold Award
Business Leader Awards 2021 - Family Business Award
Tech South West Awards - Highly Commended

Our Leadership Team

Dan Phipps

Dan Phipps

Managing Director

Emily Hill

Emily Hill

Founder and CEO

Joey Taylor

Joey Taylor

Head of Operations

Ric Hill

Ric Hill

Founder and Client Strategy Director

Sarah White

Sarah White

Head of Finance

Ghyston's Friendly Faces

Alex Ford

Alex Ford

Software Developer

Alex Potter

Alex Potter

Technical Lead

Andrew Cox

Andrew Cox

Lead Designer

Archit Sharma

Archit Sharma

Software Developer

Ben Wallace-Stock

Ben Wallace-Stock

Software Developer

Bradley Hodgkins

Bradley Hodgkins

Software Developer

Cara Dean

Cara Dean

People Advisor

Danielle Mew

Danielle Mew

Technical Project Manager

Dave Winks

Dave Winks

Head of Projects

David Giles

David Giles

Technical Lead

Duncan Whale

Duncan Whale

Technical Team Lead

Fraser Powell

Fraser Powell

Head of QA

Freddie Payne

Freddie Payne

Software Developer

Gemma Comley

Gemma Comley

Marketing Manager

George Hunt

George Hunt

Software Developer

Harry Cruse

Harry Cruse

Software Developer

Isaac Clements

Isaac Clements

Software Developer

Jake McKenna

Jake McKenna

Technical Consultant & Software Developer

Joe Lee-Moyet

Joe Lee-Moyet

Technical Lead

Liam Davey

Liam Davey

Software Developer

Liam Howarth

Liam Howarth

Software Developer

Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones

Account Manager

Luke Storry

Luke Storry

Software Developer

Martin Thorn

Martin Thorn

Senior Technical Consultant & Head of Support

Matt March

Matt March

Software Developer

Max Whale

Max Whale

Software Developer

Michael Todd

Michael Todd

Software Developer

Nickie Le Roy Chen

Nickie Le Roy Chen

Head of Account Management

Rebecca Burton

Rebecca Burton

Software Developer

Ric Meal

Ric Meal

Technical Lead

Rich New

Rich New

Account Manager

Sam Millner

Sam Millner

Technical Consultant & Project Manager

Samuel Haslam

Samuel Haslam

Software Developer

Suzie Brown

Suzie Brown

Software Developer

Thea Lanherne

Thea Lanherne

Software Developer

Toby Marshall

Toby Marshall

Account Manager

Zoe Fletcher

Zoe Fletcher

Finance Assistant

Our Services

Software Consultancy
Software Development
Software Support
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Our thriving internal culture

Our thriving internal culture

We work hard to protect our culture of learning and enthusiasm, which shows in our client projects. If anyone is sad to come to work at Ghyston on a Monday morning, then something isn’t right, and we’ll be working hard to fix it!

Find out more about why Ghyston is such a great place to work

Ghyston is set apart from other companies by its truly collaborative approach, transparent communication and above all by the quality of its staff.

Stuart Brocklehurst, CEO of Applegate

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Want to discuss a project?

If you like what you see and would like to find out how our friendly giants can transform your business through brilliant software, please get in touch.

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