• Meet the team

    At the wonderful world of Gibe

    The Gibe team are a good bunch of hard working people. Once a small team, the office is getting busier with new staff adding their own touch of greatness to the wonderful world of Gibe. We also have the odd freelancer or two working alongside the full-time team to allow us to contract in specialist skills where needed. Each member does their best in providing excellence in all we do. Click on our mugshots to find out more...

    Meet the team
  • Pete

    Managing Director

    Pete is the Managing Director and co-founder of Gibe. After studying at University together in Bristol, Pete and Steve went into business together in 2009. Pete has over 16 years digital agency experience working at some big agencies, including Dare and e3. Pete's background is client services so his passion is people. He works hard to ensure all clients are happy and in the loop at all times, as well as taking pride in the agencies output. As a keen sportsman, Pete is a competitive character who plays most sports - beware if he asks you for a game of pool!

    Pete
  • Steve

    Technical Director

    Steve is the Technical Director and super brain behind the development of our major projects. Steve's enjoyment of technology escalated from his college years where he taught himself coding right through to setting up Gibe with Pete. With over 18 years of commercial experience, Steve is an expert in .NET and PHP technologies. In his spare time, Steve is a serious gamer often beating other members of the team at the latest real-time strategy games. He's always two steps ahead of everyone else with the latest technologies, apps and digital content.

    Steve
  • Karl

    Senior Front End Developer

    Karl is our Senior Front End Developer and looks after all things interface related. He has considerable experience, always taking a practical approach to interface development, with a passion for new and progressive development techniques. Karl is also an active member of the Bristol front end development community. He is most definitely a big character in the office and can often be heard trading jibes with Steve in the office. In his spare time he loves playing bass guitar and getting away.

    Karl
  • Jake

    Web Developer

    Jake is one of our C# developers. He recently relocated back to the UK from Brisbane in Australia and is most likely to be seen trying to negotiate the unfamiliar streets of Bristol on his beloved Vespa.

    With many years of experience, Jake has joined the team to help support our Umbraco and .NET service offering.

    Jake
  • Sophie

    Tester

    Sophie's role as Tester is hugely important to the team, not only does she help us catch out any glitches on projects but she takes time to make suggestions on improvements. With her experience she is able to ensure our work is published at a consistently high standard in terms of functionality aswell as user experience and design. When not in work Sophie enjoys exploring the constantly changing landscape Bristol offers; from new bars, restaurants and galleries to the gigs and festivals which pop up across the city.

    Sophie
  • Hugh

    Senior Digital Producer

    Hugh is our Senior Producer with over 15 years of experience in the digital and marketing sector. He's passionate about great project delivery and loves the "big picture" view as well as getting stuck into the fine detail. He's passionate about user-experience and how to make the web better. When he approaches solutions he likes to think behind the psychology of the user and what will achieve the best result. He's worked for agencies and client side on projects of all shapes and sizes. He has previously worked with many great brands including Unite Students, Lipsy, Simplyhealth, United Nations, National Trust and the Environment Agency. He's very proud of the fact he started working in the digital sector when he was just 15; which beat stacking shelves.

    Hugh
  • Andrew

    Web Developer

    Andrew is one of our youngest team members but having graduated from UWE in 2015 with a 1st in Computer Science he is by no means inexperienced. Especially as he's been programming software, websites and games since age 12. As one of our C# and .NET developers he is a hard-core problem solver.
    Andrew is one of the first to have an interesting perspective on the many topics that come up most days (not all work related) and the last to make the tea. We forgive him for that as he’s such a great asset to the Gibe team. Andrew’s also been known to make interesting food selections having famously ordered a fried egg omelette at his welcome lunch.

    Andrew
  • Jeremy

    Digital Producer

    Jeremy is one of our Producers. He joined Gibe in 2015 having spent a number of years working as an account manager on web builds across various sectors. He aims to ensure all his clients are happy and is always at the end of the phone. When not working he enjoys spending his free time travelling and is always looking to plan his next city break. He’s also a keen Liverpool fan and often travels to both home and away matches!   

     

    Jeremy
  • Meet the team
  • Pete
  • Steve
  • Karl
  • Jake
  • Sophie
  • Hugh
  • Andrew
  • Jeremy

What are we all about?

Co-founders Pete Williams and Steve Temple set up Gibe in early 2009 having worked in various digital agencies for over 10 years.

They first met at UWE back in 1997 and have worked together on and off for about 7 years at various agencies so knew each other’s strengths and weaknesses well. Pete is the account and project management specialist and Steve is the technical genius behind the business and having worked for some of the leading regional and London agencies decided to jump in and set up their own business.

Gibe was up in Bristol as the city has a wealth of digital talent and is well supported with Bristol Media and other industry bodies. It's also nice being able to walk to work along the river rather than being stuck on buses and the tube! Gibe is based in St Nicholas House in the centre of Bristol so we have St Nick's market on our doorstep and a roof garden to soak up the sun in the summer.

Since 2009 the agency has grown rapidly and profitably by only taking on the projects that suit the agency skillset well and working with clients that have similar goals and vision as Gibe. Taking on new team members has allowed Gibe to develop a full range of digital skills, offering more to clients and providing the complete digital marketing package.

Pete and Steve are still very much at the heart of the operation and get involved in every project personally. Growth plans are also a hot topic with expansion into more industry sectors and adding to our expertise a priority. Having fun is still part of the ethos and our monthly social events are becoming legendary for the level of competition and the quality food after.