• 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 is a Producer and often responds to the nickname 'KP'. Alongside Pete and Olivia, 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. She loves music and can often be found at live music venues across the country. As a result of the weekly Bake Fridays, it has recently been revealed that KP is very good at making rocky road.

    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

    Junior Producer

    Olivia is our Junior Producer. She keeps busy with project and account management within the company, as well as vocalising her opinions on new builds as a user tester. As a Fine Art graduate, Olivia shares her creative input wherever possible within the company and often helps out with Photoshop tweaks. Olivia has an extensive knowledge of 90s and 00s music and claims to be 'as good as Shazam', which is surprising considering she would have been about five when Oasis released 'Wonderwall'.

    Olivia
  • Nick

    Business Development Manager

    Nick is in charge of Business Development and works pro-actively to spread the gospel of Gibe to potential customers. Nick is an ideas man and is always armed with or researching suggestions and methods in which Gibe can improve its visibility as a digital agency, with 15 years of sales and marketing experience, he is a valued resource within the company. Nick is a keen sportsman with a passion for anything on two wheels and often reels off statistics about previous Tour de France winners - Nick has thought many times about growing side burns in homage to Bradley Wiggins, but needs to win a few races before he can justify it.

    Nick
  • 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
  • Meet the team
  • Pete
  • Steve
  • Kathryn
  • Karl
  • Olivia
  • Nick
  • Jake

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.