Meet the team

NetBop is made up of a dedicated and passionate team and profiles of key staff are shown below…

Andrew Downie
Managing Director

As the founding director of NetBop, Andrew boasts 15 years experience in web design and development including several years at one of the UK’s largest website hosting companies.

In 2008, Andrew was profiled by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) as one of the UK’s top six most talented young entrepreneurs.

He is a qualified Google Advertising Professional and a frequent speaker at B2B conferences on the subjects of web design, e-commerce and spam emails.

An industry leader, Andrew’s sector experience spans corporate, government and SMEs. His expert delivery of website strategies and business focused online solutions is underpinned by an in depth understanding of the internet.

In spearheading NetBop and its team of designers and programmers, Andrew’s philosophy is to provide effective website development services on time and on budget.

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Chris Andrews
Web Programmer

Chris joined the team in 2006 and is NetBop’s lead web programmer with particular expertise in the area of e-commerce.

He has provided on line retail solutions and implemented effective search engine optimisation (SEO) strategies for a wide range of clients, often simplifying the buying and selling process for both the customer and business alike.

Chris’s experiences covers public sector and corporate clients including developing specialist student resource systems for local schools, database applications for local NHS Trusts and a recent recruitment system for the Serious Fraud Office.

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Mark Seal
Web Programmer

Mark is an experienced Web Developer / Programmer with over 20 years in IT and Business.

Over the course of his career, he has worked with many different web technologies including ASP, PHP, MSSQl, MySql and Javascript. With this knowledge, Mark is able to bring a host of solutions and ideas to development.

In addition to designing and building websites, Mark pulls on his past experience to create online solutions which work efficiently from the get go and has a passion to make websites perform optimally on all devices (Tablet, Mobile etc.).

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Sam Barker
Office Administrator

Sam joined us earlier in 2012. He has a strong interest in all things web-related and previously studied Creative Computer Games Design at degree level. He has excellent customer-facing skills, and a firm grasp of business organisation.

Sam is proving to be invaluable when it comes to running the NetBop office.

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Chris Broad

Chris Broad
Front-End Web Developer

Graduating with a 2:1 in Graphic Design in 2008 and starting his career as a designer in a print studio, Chris wanted to further his education and experience in Web Design, Chris enrolled and excelled while on professional development courses focused on Creative Web Development, where he learned the foundations of his trade.

After completing these courses around 2010, Chris became a freelance Designer/Developer. Joining the NetBop team in 2016 was a step further into Web Development.

With vast of experience with many different web technologies including HTML, CSS, ASP, PHP, Jquery and Javascript, as well as naturally being a very logical thinker, Chris can problem solve simply and efficiently.

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Sab Mansour

Sab Mansour
Graphic/Web/UX Designer

Sab is a BA qualified Graphic/Web/UX designer with 12 years commercial experience.

He is enthusiastic about design, especially combined with the customer focused user experience.

Having worked within different business/multi-disciplinary design agencies around Wales, he joined the Netbop team in 2017.

Sab has meticulous attention to detail and is driven to create a fresh perspective online presence for clients.

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John Jones

John Jones
Front-End Web Developer

John joined the team in 2016 and has over a decade of commercial experience in web development.

Specialising mainly in bespoke WordPress, but has also worked in the past with other content management systems such as Drupal, EpiServer and Umbraco.

As someone who enjoys a challenge, John employs a skillset of HTML, CSS, PHP, jQuery and Javascript to meet these challenges and loves to come up with simple solutions to technical probelems.

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[+] NetBop Support Staff

  • Roger Parker
    Web Programmer
  • Benedict Helliwell
    Human Resources
  • Francesca Curtis
    Financial Accounting

The site was completed ahead of schedule and in time for our launch. We continue to monitor and update our site on a regular basis knowing that NetBop is there to support us as we grow stronger in the future.

Dave Stevens
Purple Vision