26 Mar Meet The Team
Meet the Geobots!
A lot has changed in the last year. People have come and people have gone, and with our upcoming website redesign, we thought it was time we gave you a quick update/snapshot tour and allow you to (in)formally meet the team.
Geonet Solutions is an innovative and inspired, Darlington based team of people who together make a team with one goal – to create bespoke digital solutions.
We offer stunning bespoke website design, and the reason we are so keen to provide bespoke web solutions is because we are only too aware that no two companies are the same. We strive to meet and exceed every single one of your requirements.
Mike (aka Big Mike)
Managing Director, Fact Man, Handyman
Previous engineering business owner before delving into the world of web.
Lover of the occasional pint of ‘the amber liquid’.
Great believer in using a sprat to catch a mackerel.
Latte. No sugar. Plus a lolly.
“Good morning, good morning, good morning!”
Checks the inventory with the coffee machine.
Checks that the studio have seen all support tickets.
Enjoys a lolly given to him by Scott.
Checks where Rosie’s at with prospect 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc.
Grabs some soup and loaf of bread at lunch (with or without Jonny, depends on how he’s feeling).
Plays the office a song he ‘shazamed’ over the weekend to see if anyone’s heard it.
Settles right back into official business (*cough* buying stuff) at his desk.
Enjoys another lolly given to him by the team.
Rosie (aka Princess Roz)
Business Development Director, Stiletto Sporter, Prosecco Princess
Self-proclaimed interior designer/photographer/designer/professional at life in general.
Master office DJ.
Sheepskin rug snuggler.
Vanilla latte macchiato. Plus a kinder bueno.
Fabulous in every way.
Answers mountain of emails & makes quick catch up calls.
Snacks on Froggles/Pom-Bears
Zooms over to new prospect meeting.
Demands iMac screenshots and asks Scott to enhance some assets.
Complains about room temperature.
Grabs £3 meal deal from Tesco.
Snacks on prawn cocktail crisps donated by Chris W and a Kinder Bueno.
Spends the afternoon in meetings and preparing new orders for the studio.
Delivers excellent imitation of the ‘animal of the day’ or practices her Mandarin.
Jonny (aka The Lone Pigeon)
Creative Director, Prince Jonny, Biscoff Hogger
Creates stunning designs for web and other media all day, every day.
Commonly misspells his own name (and most other words).
Huge fan of a mid-range red after a hard week’s graft.
Doesn’t know the difference between portrait and landscape.
Has a cracking falsetto.
Latte. 1 sugar. Plus a packet Biscoff which he steals from Chris W. Or a pot of tea if he can be bothered to get milk.
Delivers a pack of Biscoff to the office only to eat them all himself.
Prepares various mock designs for presentations to meet clients’ needs.
Manages studio and communication between clients
Gets Rosie to proofread everything.
Attends client meeting to deliver design progress updates.
Prepares designs for any requested site updates.
Enjoys a chicken mayo sarnie (no lettuce) and a cuppa for lunch (with or without Big Mike, depends on how he is feeling).
Prepares various wireframes, mock designs, logos, mailers, leaflets and so on!
Feigns all knowledge of anything Rosie has asked for throughout the course of the day.
Olly (aka The Brown Eagle)
Lead Developer, Resident GDPR Expert, Popcorn Addict
Pool professional (allegedly not as good as Jonny) and even has his own cue.
Survivor of very little sleep due to coding obsession.
Chief maker of the occasional highly inappropriate joke.
“Whatever.” No sugar. Plus a Pink Panther wafer or two.
Arrives early for a quick game of pool. Shovels snow if necessary.
Enjoys breakfast “Huel”.
Assigns development team tasks for the day ahead.
Starts furiously coding on the project of the morning.
Weeps as new project brief lands from Rosie.
Costs new project brief for Rosie.
Enjoys minimum-syn lunch/lunchtime “Huel” and a game of pool.
Roars with laughter so loud all of Coniscliffe Road can hear.
Attends client meeting to deliver development update.
Snacks on popcorn as he gets back to coding.
Chris W (aka Hungry Horse)
Digital Marketing Manager, Rugby Player, Domino’s Destroyer
Guru in all things marketing.
Single pringle ready to mingle.
All about the “power” when playing pool.
Caffe Latte. 2 sugars. Plus a fig roll.
The first person at the coffee machine in the morning.
Checks and responds to emails.
Schedules client social media posts.
Creates content & deploys when appropriate.
Constantly obsesses about his next meal.
Tries to sway the office to get a Pizza, McDonald’s, KFC or Burger King for lunch.
Plays his daily game of pool with Lewis.
Gives Scott a list of graphics to create, along with exact pixel dimensions.
Makes 4th coffee of the day and prepares digital marketing strategies for new prospects.
Works through SEO and PPC tasks for the day.
Is surprised when he offers the team a fig roll and everyone responds “ew”.
Lewis (aka Lew-dawg)
PHP prince, Resident Veggie, Security Specialist
An avid photographer and wilderness explorer.
Sass master and single syllable laugher.
Mary Berry at the pool table.
Water (in a unicorn bottle), or Hot Chocolate if he fancies it.
Rocks up to office sporting jazzy floral trousers.
Protects websites from brute force attacks by continuously monitoring and increasing security.
Works on support tickets before Mike asks if he’s seen them.
Irons out PHP problems and makes website fixes.
Enjoys fig roll with Chris W.
Asks someone to assist him to walk into town for lunch as he ‘likes the company’.
Makes styling & DNS changes at the client’s request.
Works on WordPress & Laravel projects.
Ensures websites are fully customisable for clients (you’re welcome, guys!).
Shares his nuts of the day with the team.
Cleans coffee machine to within an inch of its life with his trusty sidekick Scott.
Tess (aka The Chaser)
Accounts Aficionado, Lemon Drizzle Legend, Arithmetician Extraordinaire
Regular Cyprus jet-setter.
Coffee. Milk. 1 sugar. Only in the purple floral china cup.
There’s an awful lot to squeeze into two half days…
Fires up Sage and gets cracking with invoices.
Chases studio for new launch dates.
Chases Rosie for POs and new customer account details.
Chases Mike for receipts.
Chases outstanding invoices.
Ben (aka Dust-Ben)
Designer & Front-End Developer, Office Dust-Ben, YouTube Obsessive
Spends most weekends chasing sheep and cows.
Has never been abroad and only ventured as far as London in 2017.
Eats anything and everything despite expiry date or where it came from.
Part of the PC Master Race.
Hates taking holidays or any time off work.
Coffee. Milk. 1 heaped Sugar.
Arrives early for a game of pool before work.
Checks emails and handles support tickets.
Meticulously cracks on with a website conversions
A quick game of pool for lunch.
Eats whatever is going begging from other people’s desks
Has a good giggle to himself while watching various vines/memes and such what not.
Works on WordPress developments.Deals with support retainer requests and carries out updates.
Finishes the day off with more pool.
Jean-Paul (aka JP)
Software Developer, Master Linguist, Chocoholic
Huge fan of Geonet’s monthly pizza Fridays – Meateor, every time!
Multilingual (both in daily life and code).
We couldn’t tell you, it’s always changing.
Chats with Olly about tasks for the day ahead.
Declines offer of pink panther biscuit.
Kicks off his day with necessary research.
Works on innovating new app project.
Carries out a lot of testing, ensuring the perfect solution.
Confuses the coffee maker with his order.
Finishes up bespoke software project.
Declines offer of pink pear drop.
Debugs, debugs, and debugs!
Front End Developer, Funko Pop Fanatic, Conversion Whizz
Strict pool rules enforcer.
Serial parcel orderer.
Lucozade Sport lover (but isn’t such a fan of actual sports).
Extraterrestrial enthusiast – swears he has seen a UFO.
Hot Chocolate. When he feels like it.
Meets and greets client phone calls.
Checks client support tickets.
Takes first design and converts into responsive HTML at lightning speed.
Snacks on Dairylea Lunchables.
Takes more designs and converts into responsive HTML at even faster lightning speeds.
Snacks on Nik-Naks.
Builds designs into WordPress & Laravel.
Communicates progress to active clients.
Scott (aka Skirby)
Digital Marketing Exec, Photoshop Wizard, Doorman
Film and Gaming addict.
Go-to-guy for graphics and illustrations.
Excellent colleague impressionist.
Monday hater. Or general hater of all days and everything.
Water. Just water.
Has a quick game of pool to start the day.
Makes the days list of graphics requested by the team.
Schedules social media posts.
Writes engaging blogs and content for clients.
Meets and greets clients and signs for parcels (as he’s always on door duty).
Nips home for quick lunch.
Puts earphones in when he wants to get some work done.
Forced to listen to Chris W complain about how lonely he is.
Accompanies Lewis in the big weekly coffee machine clean.
Joins Ben for some after work pool practice.
Dudley (aka Wudders)
Chief Canine, Snack Stealer, Trend Setter.
Keeps Jonny in line when things get out of hand.
Likes exactly 37 cuddles a day.
Fan of the occasional seasonal jumper.
Water. Plus delicious doggy treats.
Barely gets time to ‘paws’ he’s so busy.
Arrives, receives the first dose of cuddles.
Dishes out his woofs of wisdom as he heads up the team meeting.
Poses for a photo.
Pesters Tess for shortbread.
Whinges like a champ when Jonny and Mike nip for lunch.
Second dose of attention.
Poses for another photo.
Steals a bite of Rosie’s Babybel.