Meet the Team


Ray Gillespie


What do you do here?

I oversee the business and manage our projects. I also do a lot of the 'hands-on' work across all aspects of the business whenever possible.

What's your favourite movie?

There are so many movies that I love, it's really hard to say. If I have to choose right now, I'd have to say The Godfather - it will probably be a different answer tomorrow!

What do you love about what you do?

I love starting with a blank slate, coming up with a great design and then working through all the code, line by line, until the design comes to life. Fun times!

Alex Hopkin


What do you do here?

I'm a graphic and web designer, planning and creating the layout for the sites we make. I also make some killer Spotify playlists, and drink far too much coffee.

What's your favourite movie?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy ("That still only counts as one!"). I love the story of courage in the face of adversity, and the battle of Minas Tirith is amazing.

What do you love about what you do?

I love being able to break the rules and put them back together in my own way to create interesting, innovate designs. I also love creating sites that are both beautiful and user friendly, creating the perfect balance of form and function.

Calum McAlinden


What do you do here?

I oversee backend development, in particular integrations with third-party applications.

What's your favourite movie?

The Matrix (but definitely not either of the sequels!)

What do you love about what you do?

I really enjoy the puzzle-solving aspect of backend development - you sit down with a set of tools and, if you're lucky, an integration manual, and work through everything until it's done. It's very satisfying to start from nothing and complete a project in this way.

Lydia Coombs


What do you do here?

I provide a variety of digital marketing support to our clients, whether that be looking after Google Ads campaigns, helping with social media content or creating great email newsletters!

What's your favourite movie?

Much as I hate to pick a ‘chick flick’, I genuinely believe that Bridesmaids is one of the funniest films of all time… what kind of a name is Stove anyway?

What do you love about what you do?

I love the variety of tasks I get to be involved in and the clients I get to work with – It means that no two days are the same and there’s always a challenge to crack on with!

Matt Bourne


What do you do here?

Having started as an intern in 2018, I now work as a web developer for Worcester Web Studio, building websites and offering technical support to clients.

What's your favourite movie?

My favourite film is 'The Prestige', I have always been interested in magic and to have a film filled with illusions is amazing. I love the suspense and the number of twists that are packed into the story.

What do you love about what you do?

What I love about my work is the creativity of coming up with new approaches to design/development, and the element of problem solving. Also, I get to work with a variety of people in numerous fields of industry, therefore the themes of content are forever changing and new projects are always exciting to work on.

Ellis Crowther


What do you do here?

I am working as a junior web developer, mainly focusing on HTML, CSS, jQuery and PHP, as well as backend domain features such as DNS records and nameservers.

What's your favourite movie?

The Shining, read Stephen King books at a young age (read the shining at 10) and when I finally watched the film, it was everything I hoped for from the book.

What do you love about what you do?

I love that there is something slightly different everyday, nothing in the office or with the team would ever get old!

Alice Thompson


What do you do here?

I love working with images, so my focus is on graphic and web design. I create logos and designs for websites, as well as business cards, flyers and other print materials.

What's your favourite movie?

Definitely the Lost Boys! Great story, great soundtrack and so stylish!

What do you love about what you do?

Working with graphics has always been my dream, so I love sitting down and coming up with great new ideas and concepts for a client, either with a specific brief or just when I'm left to my own devices.

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