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Meet the team

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Our studio is made up of 18 curious minds (and growing). We collaborate closely with our clients, so you can view our team as an extension of yours.

Operations team

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Piers Tincknell

Co-founder & Managing Director

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Piers Tincknell

Co-founder & Managing Director

Growing up in a family where everyone worked for themselves it felt inevitable that I would do the same. Combining a passion for entreprenureship and new technology was the foundation for wanting to set up Atomic Smash. I love to continuously improve myself and always strive to be a crucial part of the best team possible.
  • Likes cloth, business, making money, watching Mark Wiens, and new ideas
  • Dislikes closed mindsets and saying things can’t be done
  • Most likely to come up with new ideas and work with others to make them happen
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David Darke

Co-founder & Operations Director

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David Darke

Co-founder & Operations Director

Being a co-founder of Atomic Smash, I’ve worked in multiple roles and worn many hats since the business started. As current Operations Director I’m here to help processes improve and oversee almost everything that runs through the studio.
  • Likes outdoor cooking 🔥, photography 📸, Negronis 🥃 and playing guitar 🎸
  • Dislikes swede, raisins, and things that can’t be automated
  • Most likely to have a wish list of things I really want to buy (for example guitars) and never actually pull the trigger
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Duncan Shotton

Head of Always Evolving

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Duncan Shotton

Head of Always Evolving

My background is in physical product design. I joined Atomic to build on that but better understand digital development. Starting as a project manager, I’ve transitioned through Production Manager and Client Partner roles and I’m now head of our core department, Always Evolving®. I try to look after and learn from our internal teams and clients to understand what works and what doesn’t. My operational role is focused on service design and system refinement.
  • Likes Tokyo, fast music, and the feeling whilst walking on a static escalator
  • Dislikes litter, Beyonce, and Judge Dredd
  • Most likely to not like that film you love, and love the film you think is terrible (apparently)
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Tess Coughlan-Allen

Marketing Lead

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Tess Coughlan-Allen

Marketing Lead

I lead our marketing and content strategies, support business development and pitches, and (best of all) find different ways to tell stories about our work with our clients. I care about business ethics, the environment and team happiness, and also I’m part of our internal Sustainability Working Group.
  • Likes hiking mountains, getting in the sea, lifting heavy things, music, laughing!
  • Dislikes when my competitiveness *occasionally* outweighs my skillset
  • Most likely to apologise for my dog snoring

Always Evolving team

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Nicola Hogg

Developer

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Nicola Hogg

Developer

I’m a developer for Atomic Smash with years of industry experience who also loves working on personal coding projects in their own time. I really enjoy building projects from the ground up and increasing my developer skillset. I work with the projects team to turn a design into a beautiful website. In my spare time I developed a multiplayer version of Wordle called VSRDLE.
  • Likes running, weight lifting, gaming, films, drawing, coding, writing music
  • Dislikes ET, he’s quite scary
  • Most likely to wake up at 5am
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Matt Stone

Developer

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Matt Stone

Developer

I’m seasoned web developer with 20+ years of experience. Specialising in complex backend coding, security best practices, and privacy-first advocacy. I joined Atomic Smash after serving as Head of IT for a large marketing group. I provide mentorship to other members of the development team and am passionate about delivering high-quality, secure solutions for clients.
  • Likes Disney, travel, drone videography, walking and technology
  • Dislikes baked beans, crowded places, queues, bad grammar and traffic jams
  • Most likely to be planning my next trip to Disneyland
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Emily Layland

Client Partner

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Emily Layland

Client Partner

I have over 10 years of experience in the digital industry, and have successfully led hundreds of digital projects, of all shapes and sizes. I’ve worked with a wide range of clients, from start-ups to household names, and nothing beats the buzz of successfully delivering a solution knowing it will make a difference.
  • Likes guitars, gigging and goth stuff
  • Dislikes negativity, bad vibes and Mumford and Sons!
  • Most likely to not sit still – or talk all the way through a film
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Julia Eden

Client Partner

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Julia Eden

Client Partner

As an Always Evolving Client Partner, I enjoy being the bridge between clients, Developers and Design. I love it when our pod smashes tasks!
  • Likes vintage sci-fi books, baking, short euro breaks and tea breaks with my colleagues
  • Dislikes marzipan, negronis and unmade beds
  • Most likely to be late by absolutely no more than two minutes
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Steve Brett

Solutions Architect

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Steve Brett

Solutions Architect

Having started at Atomic Smash as a support developer, I’ve worked across almost all of our client projects. I love solving complex problems and enjoy the strong relationships we get to build with clients in the Always Evolving team.
  • Likes Sacred Harp singing, growing vegetables, and playing guitar, piano and clarinet
  • Dislikes Spotify
  • Most likely to get excited by date recurrence syntax
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Oliver Stott

Developer

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Oliver Stott

Developer

As a former animator for TV and games, my passion for creativity has led me to pursue web development, combining both creative and technical thinking. Now at Atomic Smash, I thrive on constantly evolving as a developer and implementing my ideas to ensure client satisfaction. I strive to create unique website experiences that genuinely delight them.
  • Likes cinema, gaming, playing my guitar, long hikes, cycling, folk festivals and Somerset cider!
  • Dislikes queuing in line, starting the day without a coffee, someone stealing the last biscuit…
  • Most likely to have in depth conversations with myself before questioning my sanity
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Oliver Berry

Developer

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Oliver Berry

Developer

Front-end developer with 5+ years of experience using WordPress before being invited to join the team at Atomic Smash. Always get a kick out of seeing work I’ve done being used as well as and the clients appreciation for making their idea functional.
  • Likes sports including rugby, skiing, endurance racing, cricket, athletics, and cycling, cooking and all food, group workouts and circuits, learning new things, and pub quizzes
  • Dislikes mushrooms and people who stop right in front of you to answer the phone
  • Most likely to be quite shy until you start talking to me, can normally chat about almost anything. Also… respond using memes/gifs
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Colin Goodman

Developer

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Colin Goodman

Developer

I’m a developer who is part of the Always Evolving team here at Atomic Smash. I always aim to evolve my personal skillset along with the client websites I work on. I enjoy working closely with clients to find and implement the work their website requires to improve their site going forward.
  • Likes coding, football, gaming, playing cue sports, socialising, weight lifting
  • Dislikes losing at Drawasaurus
  • Most likely to purchase another impulse buy that I’ve seen online
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Natalie Lewis

Client Partner

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Natalie Lewis

Client Partner

With 5+ years of agency experience, I started my digital career in SEO as an apprentice. Over the years I started to pick up more operational tasks within my roles and eventually moved into project management. I’m currently the Client Partner for Pod 3 at Atomic Smash 😊
  • Likes football, football and more football
  • Dislikes anything edible that is green… except peas
  • Most likely to make a cup of tea “wrong” (milk in first FTW!)
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Beth Matthews

UX/UI Designer

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Beth Matthews

UX/UI Designer

I’ve spent over 10 years in the industry with 7 of those stuck firmly in the world of digital. I care greatly about inclusivity in design, and style with substance – accessible design is good design. I love to learn and invest time in my passions, absorbing as much information as my brain will allow.
  • Likes Ukiyo-e, horror, music, making stuff
  • Dislikes books without pictures, weak coffee, magpies
  • Most likely to be overthinking
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Mikey Binns

Spike Project Developer

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Mikey Binns

Spike Project Developer

I’m a developer who’s passionate about using the platform, progressive enhancement and accessibility. I’ve worked on WordPress and Remix projects and I aim to work with clients to create a website that great for all their users and in line with accessibility guidelines ensuring inclusivity. I also enjoy creating our internal tools to make our own developer experience better, allowing us to focus on the code.
  • Likes story-based video games, drums, and badminton
  • Dislikes limescale in my tea, having short hair 
  • Most likely to be quiet 95% of the time, then not shut up the other 5%
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Jade Sperrin

QA Engineer

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Jade Sperrin

QA Engineer

I joined Atomic Smash as a developer and have 10+ years experience working in an agency environment. I would refer to myself as a perfectionist so it makes sense that I’ve transitioned to a role as a QA Engineer. My aim is to ensure that we are delivering the best possible experiences for people interacting with the products we build.
  • Likes smooth processes, logic, Eurovision, walks in nice places, gamest, the beach, ice cream, cats, 70s/80s/90s music
  • Dislikes loud noises, dark rooms, clutter but also cleaning said clutter…
  • Most likely to buy a beautiful plant and struggle to keep it alive

Support team

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Jack Barrett

Head of Support

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Jack Barrett

Head of Support

I started as a developer for an Accounting Software company, but I quickly moved to website development because as everyone knows colours are better than numbers. I work on the support team, amending, fixing and ensuring that your website runs smoothly 24/7.
  • Likes football, walks in the countryside, travelling
  • Dislikes Everton Football Club, hiking boots, The Vengaboys and spending any amount of time on a Ryanair flight
  • Most likely to be cracking terrible jokes
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Jamie Rabbetts

WordPress Support Developer

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Jamie Rabbetts

WordPress Support Developer

  • Likes Ultimate Frisbee, gaming, traveling, languages, hot chocolate
  • Dislikes tea, coffee, slow walkers
  • Most likely to chase a piece of plastic

Our values

We’re proud that our work creates positive outcomes for our clients, their customers and the planet.

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