• 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 11 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 13 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
  • Kathryn

    Producer

    Kathryn, or KP as she is known as around the office, is a Producer at Gibe. She is often the main point of call for clients and has a great telephone voice disguising her subtle Brummie accent. KP's experience and knowledge of digital development ensures all her projects go ahead smoothly. KP loves music and can often be found at live music venues across the country.

    Kathryn
  • 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
  • Olivia

    Producer

    Olivia is a Producer at Gibe. She keeps busy with project and account management working side by side with the tech team to ensure the project hits the nail on the head in terms of requirements and expectations. Olivia is a blogger so you'll often find her at meet ups, beer weeks or art festivals armed with an SLR. The maintenance of her own blog has meant she's up to date with the latest blogging trends, ready to advise her clients on the latest must haves!

     

    Olivia
  • 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
  • Maff

    Web Developer

    Maff is the latest addition to the Gibe team. 

    We'll be posting up Maff's bio soon!

    Maff
  • 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
  • Meet the team
  • Pete
  • Steve
  • Kathryn
  • Karl
  • Olivia
  • Jake
  • Maff
  • Sophie

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.