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Our team of Malleteers have been hand picked through various Hunger Games inspired tests. Through this we have assembled a digital force to take on the most complex of challenges. Both young and old, we believe in a diverse mix of wonderful human beings and experts in their field.

The team

  • Simon Applebaum

    Simon has been a developer since before the Internet was invented, which has given him an almost superhuman affinity with the web. When not immersed in the matrix, he plays the piano and loves eating good food that someone else has cooked. Love interests include Drupal and Marvel.

  • Essential skills

    Fear10%
    Commonsense100%
    Hair10%
    Approachability80%
    Experience100%
    Wisdom80%
  • Technical director

    simon.applebaum@bigmallet.co.uk
  • Steve Ramsay

    Steven, the creative genius, loves anything that is old and has character including his Mad Max style phone. He has worked for too many agencies to name, so now just likes to talk about this one. Steven unwinds by making things out of stuff, most recently his kitchen, which is made out of old rafters from his neighbour's demolished house.

  • Essential skills

    Weirdness100%
    Creativity90%
    Love80%
    Digitalness70%
    Peopleness90%
    Experience70%
  • Creative director

    steven.ramsay@bigmallet.co.uk
  • Julie Allen

    Julie is our project management supremo. Her passions include preventing waffling, de-clunkifying and simplifying websites; a role that is definitely helped by her black belt in karate. Bilingual in English and Geordie, she would love to work on the Children In Need site one day as she adores Pudsey Bear.

  • Essential skills

    Leadership80%
    Honesty100%
    Techiness60%
    Efficiency70%
    Motivation100%
    Realness80%
  • Technical Project Manager

    julie.allen@bigmallet.co.uk
  • Sacha Harmsworth

    Sacha is a man on a mission to rid the web of dog design. His global experience and falling into digital by accident brings a wonderful sense of pragmatism to the team. When he's not saving the world from Comic Sans, he loves to spend time with his wife and two kids, who all confirm that he used to be funny.

  • Essential skills

    Frontiness80%
    Designy100%
    Autonomy80%
    Skill70%
    Willingness100%
    Techiness70%
  • Senior frontend developer

    sacha.harmsworth@bigmallet.co.uk
  • Maggie Ray

    Maggie is also from the creative lobe of the Big Mallet hive mind. She decided to transfer her awesome quilt-making skills to the world of website building. Living in Holland, Maggie learnt to write in Dutch before English but the only lingering side effect from her continental upbringing is a penchant for open sandwiches.

  • Essential skills

    Infiltration60%
    Reliability90%
    Helpfulness80%
    Niceness80%
    Techability70%
    Dedication100%
  • Drupal Developer

    maggie.ray@bigmallet.co.uk
  • Rob Game

    Rob is a designer with a difference: he sports a PC, he loves lifting weights, he takes criticism very well and he loves to talk. With a degree in Multimedia Design he is a perfect fit for the Big Mallet workshop.

  • Essential skills

    Gingerness100%
    Protein levels90%
    Mac love0%
    CS skills80%
    Creativity80%
    Designability90%
  • Verity Maton

    Verity has a degree in Computer Science from Portsmouth University. She is a keen coder, hungry for the technical challenge. Verity loves her couch time, and will marathon as many TV shows as is humanly possible in a weekend. Her positive energy is infectious, and she will make the dullest code look very happy and productive.

  • Essential skills

    Energy levels100%
    Shame10%
    Scooter fun90%
    Americanizms40%
    Talkability100%
    Marvel factor80%
  • Sonia Roberts

    Sonia is what we call a double code agent. On one hand she is a code machine yet on the other she's a dab hand in Photoshop. This combined with awesome cake making skills and a degree in Mathematics makes it hard to track her marks. She is vital development support for our clients and has a great eye for detail.

  • Essential skills

    Cake makability80%
    Happiness90%
    Calmfactor80%
    Calculationess70%
    Number love100%
    Artiness80%
  • Scott Cummins

    Scott is our apprentice web developer. Fresh out of college, he is eager to learn more about the industry and the working world of web development. He's taken interest in web design from a young age and is mostly self-taught in his abilities. Having growing up interested in technology and built his own computer, Scott is very technical minded and ready to tackle any challenge head on.

  • Essential skills

    Dr Pepper love100%
    Sleep level20%
    Enthusiasm80%
    Techiness60%
    Tea consumption100%
    Dedication70%
  • Gaby Leslie

    Yorkshire lass Gaby is our digital and social content supremo. Hailing from an online journalism background, she's been creating content for nearly a third of her life and has had her eye on the ball well before the world started taking social media seriously. Armed with plenty of fitness tips, her general pleasantness and out-of-the-box thinking makes her a natural fit for the Big Mallet team.

  • Essential skills

    Copymastery80%
    Social prowess80%
    Versatility80%
    Curliness100%
    iCloud storage10%
    Levelheadedness70%
  • Digital Content Specialist

    gaby.leslie@bigmallet.co.uk
  • Natalie Broadbent

    Natalie is our finance guru, she loves Xero, our mobile accounting system, as she can track, poke, and send anything to do with a transaction from a client invoice to an expense. Nat does enjoy the odd triathlon and challenge event, the most memorable being winning a strong man contest against a team of men.

  • Essential skills

    Financeyness70%
    Xero love80%
    Payment power70%
    Countiness100%
    Sportiness100%
    Elsalove90%
  • Gail Bloomfield

    Gail is our associate HR. Our very own people person, she is our life coach and therapist in one. Gail has worked in numerous organisations managing HR at a high level. We are lucky enough to have her skills within the Big Mallet team to take care of our lovely crew.

  • Essential skills

    People love80%
    Connectability70%
    Supportiveness90%
    Calmfactor80%
    Levelheadedness100%
    Niceness90%