The people behind our great software

To empower people and businesses through unrivalled technical excellence.

At Ghyston, we all share the same passion – to help our clients unleash their business potential through technology.

We’re a talented bunch, and we work really hard to keep it that way. Not only do we recruit the best minds in the business, we mentor them using our own unique learning practices, along with industry-recognised training, to ensure we are always at the top of our game.

With a team of exceptional consultants, developers, QA specialists, support engineers, UX experts, designers and project managers, we have the diverse range of skills needed to tackle some of the most complex software projects. This, combined with our focus on collaboration, makes us a trusted technology partner who delivers outstanding results time and again.

Meet our team

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Ric Hill

Ric Hill

Founder and Chairman

Ric Hill
Ric Hill

At Ghyston since: The beginning!

Education: Philosophy degree from Cambridge and a Masters in Computing

Experience: Many varied technical roles, acting as a consultant, project manager and developer, and before that he was a technical project manager at the BBC

Hobbies/interests: Outside the office, Ric likes to keep fit by competing in multi-sport events like triathlons, and juggles his time mostly between that and a growing family

Emily Hill

Emily Hill

Founder and CEO

Emily Hill
Emily Hill

At Ghyston since: The beginning!

Education: MSc Mathematics, Oxford University

Passionate about: Creating a company culture and processes whereby we offer an unparalleled service to our customers

Other interests: Muddy obstacle course races, running around after young children (her own), good food and friends

Dan Phipps

Dan Phipps

Chief Operations Officer

Dan Phipps
Dan Phipps

At Ghyston since: September 2014

Experience: Dan has worked his way through a myriad of roles including consultant, scrum master, project manager, programme manager, and now Director and Chief Operations Officer of Ghyston

Passions: Getting the best out of people, projects, and organisations, both in the short and long term

Andrew Skinner

Andrew Skinner

Head of Sales

Andrew Skinner
Andrew Skinner

At Ghyston since: 2015

Education: Studied Business Information technology and then Computer Science at UWIC as a mature student

Experience: 15 years in the software industry

Passionate about: Technology and its commercial impact

Other interests: Spending time with his family, riding motorbikes and playing drums

Helen Cassley

Helen Cassley

Head of Business Growth

Helen Cassley
Helen Cassley

At Ghyston since: March 2018

Experience: 12 years managing B2B client relationships and leading client facing teams. A team player and excellent communicator with a likeable persona, Helen enables the formation and development of trusted client relationships for Ghyston

Other interests: In her spare time, you will find Helen touring European cities with her husband and black Labrador, and enjoying quality time with family

Jake McKenna

Jake McKenna

Technical Consultant & Software Developer

Jake McKenna
Jake McKenna

At Ghyston since: September 2014

Education: BSc Physics at University of Warwick

Passions: Saving the world from bad code, finding simple solutions to complex problems

Hobbies: RYA qualified Dinghy instructor, VR enthusiast and frequenter of live jazz at The Old Duke

David Linfield

David Linfield

Senior Technical Consultant & Project Manager

David Linfield
David Linfield

At Ghyston since: 2012

Education: MSci Astrophysics and BA Mathematics, Cambridge University

Passionate about: Designing and building solutions that Make Things Better

Other interests: (Good) food and drink, (too many) board games, (occasional) gym and Badminton

Fraser Powell

Fraser Powell

Head of QA

Fraser Powell
Fraser Powell

At Ghyston since: September 2014

Experience: 12 years in software QA & testing, qualified Advanced Test Manager

Passionate about: Doing the right things in the right way and exceeding quality expectations

Other interests: Geocaching, jamming, crosswords and cutting jibes that are dripping with sarcasm

Martin Thorn

Martin Thorn

Senior Technical Consultant & Head of Support

Martin Thorn
Martin Thorn

At Ghyston since: 2014

Education & Experience: 15 years in the industry after a 1st class degree in Computer science from York University in the dim and distant past

Passionate about: High quality code and a high quality service

Hobbies: Likes to play geeky card games, geeky board games and geeky computer games. Also enjoys writing software and spreadsheets to analyse and improve his performance in all of the above. He also has two cats, who are, to date, unaffected by any performance analysis

Alex Potter

Alex Potter

Technical Consultant & Software Developer

Alex Potter
Alex Potter

At Ghyston since: 2015

Education: Master of Mathematics (MMath), University of Warwick

Passionate about: Developing technically excellent software that looks swish and delivers a great user experience

Other interests: Getting lost in the music at a local gig, throwing a big party at his flat, working on a creative project of some sort

Andrew Cox

Andrew Cox

Lead Designer

Andrew Cox
Andrew Cox

At Ghyston since: May 2016

Experience: Over 10 years in the design industry, working with agencies and freelance as a Graphic Designer, Web Designer, UI Designer and basically anything that means I get to draw pretty pictures

Passionate about: Designing something well enough that it feels like it hasn't been designed

Other interests: Music, drums, art, comics, VWs, travelling

Charles Rea

Charles Rea

Technical Lead

Charles Rea
Charles Rea

At Ghyston since: 2014

Education: MMath from Warwick University

Experience: Architecture and development of a number of large systems, with a focus on cutting edge .NET Technologies

Passionate about: Communicating technical ideas to a wider audience

Conor O'Neill

Conor O'Neill

Technical Lead

Conor O'Neill
Conor O'Neill

At Ghyston since: 2014

Education: MSc in Computation at Oxford University

Passionate about: Writing useful software

Other interests: Socialising, mountain biking, travelling

David Giles

David Giles

Technical Lead

David Giles
David Giles

At Ghyston since: The beginning!

Education: MMath Mathematics at Oxford

Passionate about: Delivering systems that will stay fresh through years of requirement changes

Other interests: Bell Ringing, walking, gaming

Danielle Mew

Danielle Mew

Project Manager & Software Developer

Danielle Mew
Danielle Mew

At Ghyston since: 2014

Education: MEng Engineering Science (Oxford University)

Passionate about: Making happy teams that are super productive

Other interests: Travelling, throwing myself down mountains on a bike and learning silversmithing

Harry Cruse

Harry Cruse

Software Developer

Harry Cruse
Harry Cruse

At Ghyston since: 2016

Education: Maths and Computer Science at Oriel College, Oxford University

Enjoys: Working with a wide range of full-stack technologies, and is always looking to improve the breadth of his knowledge

Hobbies: Climbing and parkour/freerunning

Isaac Clements

Isaac Clements

Software Developer

Isaac Clements
Isaac Clements

Time at Ghyston: 3 years

Education: Bsc Mathematics, University of Bath

Passionate about: Mobile development

Other interests: Any and all puzzles (jigsaws, cryptic crosswords, escape rooms etc.)

Joe Lee-Moyet

Joe Lee-Moyet

Technical Lead

Joe Lee-Moyet
Joe Lee-Moyet

At Ghyston since: The beginning!

Education: MA Computer Science (University of Cambridge), MSc Natural Computation (University of York)

Passionate about: Eliminating obstacles to developer productivity

Other interests: Board games, Team Fortress 2

Joey Taylor

Joey Taylor

Senior Technical Consultant & Head of IT

Joey Taylor
Joey Taylor

At Ghyston since: The beginning!

Education: BSc. Natural Sciences & MSc. Biomathematics (both from Durham)

Passionate about: Creating a happy team and customer

Other interests: Photography and exploring historic places

Ric Meal

Ric Meal

Technical Lead

Ric Meal
Ric Meal

At Ghyston since: 2013

Education: MEng Computer Science, Bristol University

Passionate about: Delivering technical quality

Other interests: Board games, food and sports

Sam Millner

Sam Millner

Technical Consultant & Project Manager

Sam Millner
Sam Millner

At Ghyston since: July 2013

Education: MEng Software Engineering (University of Sheffield)

Passionate about: Maximising the time developers spend doing actual development

Other interests: US politics, NBA basketball and attempting to stop his son from eating paper

Matt March

Matt March

Software Developer

Matt March
Matt March

At Ghyston since: 2017

Education: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cambridge

Passionate about: Working with the latest technologies

Other interests: Cycling, badminton and eating

Sarah White

Sarah White

Head of Finance

Sarah White
Sarah White

At Ghyston Since: September 2018

Education and qualifications: Degree LLB in Law at University of Exeter, Chartered Accountant with ICEAW, Tax Trainee then Manager at Deloittes 1991 – 2000, Management Accountant Provelio Limited (Project Management) 2004 - 2018

Passionate about: Cooking and eating food, especially making bread and cakes. Knitting! Making the finance function as smooth running and user-friendly as possible

Other interests: Pilates, dressmaking, gardening and playing the piano. Playing silly games with the family

Life goals: living somewhere with a view of the sea

Cara Dean

Cara Dean

Executive Assistant

Cara Dean
Cara Dean

At Ghyston since: 2018

Education: Hospitality Management BA (Hons)

Passionate about: Organising events, cooking for friends and trying out new recipes

Other interests: Socialising, holidays and exploring new places

Bradley Hodgkins

Bradley Hodgkins

Software Developer

Bradley Hodgkins
Bradley Hodgkins

At Ghyston since: 2017

Education: BSc (hons) in Computer Science from University of Bath

Passionate about: Problem solving

Other Interests: Cycling, Running, and lots of Gaming to make up for the first two

Mike Todd

Mike Todd

Software Developer

Mike Todd
Mike Todd

At Ghyston since: 2018

Education: BSc Computer Science, University of Bristol

Experience: 8 years in the finance industry before switching to software development

Passionate about: Creating software that is intuitive and easy to use

Other interests: Yoga, Japanese, good food, and the occasional game of Super Smash Brothers or Rocket League

Liam Howarth

Liam Howarth

Software Developer

Liam Howarth
Liam Howarth

At Ghyston since: 2019

Education: MPhys Physics, Oxford University

Passionate about: Meeting deadlines

Hobbies: Guitar

Rebecca Burton

Rebecca Burton

Software Developer

Rebecca Burton
Rebecca Burton

At Ghyston since: January 2019

Education: MMath Mathematics and Computer Science, University of York

Passionate about: Learning new skills and being able to apply those skills

Hobbies: Table tennis and board games

Our awards and accreditations

Ghyton best small to medium employer finalist
Ghyton happiest workplace award
Ghyton Bristol Post Business awards winner
Ghyton ISO27001
Ghyton gold payroll giving award
Ghyton Microsoft partner

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