meet the team

Managing Director Richard Jennis and Technical Director Stephen Tang founded SimpleClick in 2008, with Claire Thorpe joining as Consultancy Director in 2010. This meant that in addition to our core technical team, we could expand our services to include online marketing, SEO, social media and user experience projects.We’ve since expanded the team so quickly that we’ve had to move office four times to accommodate everyone.We are always interested in hearing from people who think they would fit well into our team, see our SimpleClick Careers page for more details.

Richard
  • Project Management 50%
  • Directing 50%

Richard

Managing Director

Richard Jennis has been working with the web since 1997, firstly as a webmaster of a successful online shop, then in 2000 moving on to a website development company where he stayed until 2008.

Richard is a PRINCE2 practitioner project manager and has managed a wide variety of website and product development projects for both the private and public sectors. He left his role as Technical Director to form SimpleClick and pursue a personal ambition of creating a company that cuts out the techno mumbo jumbo that clouds the website development industry.

Claire
  • Project Management 50%
  • Usability 25%
  • Consultancy 25%

Claire

Consultancy Director

Claire Thorpe has a wealth of online consultancy experience, working on both client and agency side. Having previously worked at Deutsche Bank and TEQUILA\, she was also International Web Manager at LOVEFiLM.com during its fastest period of growth.

User experience (UX) and usability testing are her main areas of expertise, as well as online marketing, PPC, social media and project management.  She is also Google AdWords certified.

Hailing from Sheffield, Claire is known for her love of all things Northern, especially chips & gravy with Henderson’s relish. She spends her free time going to book groups, reading (for said book groups) and running around after her husband and young son (providing a great excuse not to go to the gym!).

Andy
  • Web Development 50%
  • Project Management 50%

Andy

Technical Manager

Andrew has been with SimpleClick since 2011 but prior to this had 15 years’ IT experience with BT and Infosys Consulting. During this time, he has led the technical design of projects in areas such as interactive TV, online gaming, eCommerce and travel. He has worked with clients such as the BBC, ITV and Microsoft.

He too is a proud Northerner, hailing from Lancashire, and he and his wife Lucy now devote most of their spare time to their little girl. Andy also likes to get out on his road bike from time to time for a rest!

Naomi
  • Project Management 50%
  • Consultancy 25%
  • Usability 25%

Naomi

Project Manager

Naomi has worked with websites for the past 10 years and having worked both agency-side and client-side, she has a wealth of experience in managing the full lifecycle of large-scale, complex projects as well as all aspects of online and email marketing.

Before joining SimpleClick in 2012, she had spent the previous 4 years client-side at Rapid Electronics heading up a team responsible for the running and marketing of a multi-million pound e-commerce website. In her time at Rapid Electronics, she managed the complete re-design and re-build of the website as well as back office integration projects.

Outside of work, Naomi is a mum to 2 little boys; Jake and Oscar who keep her on her toes! She is also a self-confessed shoe and bag addict.

Andy
  • .Net 50%
  • Node.js 25%
  • SQL 25%

Andy

Senior Developer

Andy joined us in 2016 as Senior Developer.  His main area of expertise lies in .Net but he has been working extensively with Node.js over the past few months, enhancing and redeveloping our back-end systems.

Sam
  • PHP 50%
  • .Net 30%
  • SQL 20%

Sam

Web Developer

Sam joined SimpleClick in 2014 and is an experienced web developer with a focus on PHP/MySQL and a keen interest in the modern web. He focuses on e-commerce websites, bespoke web applications and adding to or extending the functionality of CMS platforms such as Drupal or WordPress.

He has been interested in all things computer from a young age starting as a hobby using Visual Basic and PHP long before any academic education in computing.

Matt
  • .Net 50%
  • Java 25%
  • SQL 25%

Matt

Web Developer

Matt started working for SimpleClick in 2015. Having completed a degree in programming at university, he now looks to expand his coding knowledge, with a particular interest in Java and C based languages.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys taking part in a variety of martial arts, playing his xbox and creating his own coding projects to teach himself new techniques.

Ben
  • HTML / CSS 50%
  • .Net 50%

Ben

Student Developer

Ben works part-time for us while he studies for his degree at university (studying Artificial Intelligence with Robotics).

Simon
  • Design 100%

Simon

Freelance Designer

Simon is a freelance designer, and is who SimpleClick use for most of their design work. Simon has designed several SimpleClick websites and apps, as well as full rebrands and print work.