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Current Members

Luke Grant Founder, Appealing Tech

Appealing Tech is a one stop shop for naming, designing, building and hosting websites, and has also made a foray into the apps market with relationship building app Unite.


Alex Barter – MD, Barter for Things Barter for Things aim to develop an Internet-of-Things network across the Solent region through educating young people, businesses and homeowners of IoT’s potential. www.barterforthings.co.uk

Chris Morley – Chris Morley Design

Chris is a freelance graphic and information designer who has produced work for clients such as Barclaycard and the NHS, as well as various councils and universities.


Jonathan Banks – Founder, Dezign Ideaz

Dezign Ideaz is an innovative industrial and engineering design company with a passion for delivering robust, efficient, aesthetically pleasing products.


Emma May CEO/Creative Director, Emmerse Studios

Emmerse Studios develop traditional games, as well as immersive experiences to improve mental health through gamification using VR, AR and Mobile App.


Louise Hall – Founder, Ervin Hall

Ervin Hall Ltd provides tailored, affordable and jargon-free legal support to small business, and is passionate about startups and creative businesses.



Lee Goodman – MD, Get Unified

Lee is a freelance web developer and designer with offices in Bournemouth and Southampton and has worked with clients including B&Q, Verteda and Charters.


Nick PartonVFX, SFX & Game Designer

Nick Parton is a game designer and professional composer of music and sound effects with over a decade’s experience working in the video game industry.


David Overton – MD, SplashMaps

SplashMaps create a range of customisable high quality and high definition, wearable and durable fabric maps using Open Ordnance Survey Map data.


Gavin Shefford – MD, Springcode

Springcode is a Software development company founded in 2001, currently developing mobile, desktop and Pebble watch apps for various clients.


Nick Thorne – MD, Winchester Innovation

Winchester Innovation is a bespoke business software, app and information systems developer and Management consultancy with decades of industrial experience. 


Dan Godsall Founder, Work, Me and the Baby

WOMBA provide tailored training and coaching programmes for new parents and managers that span the transition out of, and back into the workplace.



Niall Fraser – Founder, TinRaven

TinRaven specialise in the development of bespoke mobile apps. A Premier Partner of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce with decades of experience and an award winning pedigree.


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Past Members

Joe McDonald – Founder, 8-Bit Ape

8-Bit Ape make video games for desktop, browser and mobile using Unity 3D and other software, and are currently developing multiplayer games for the AirConsole platform.


Betty Woods – The Creative Life Coach

As The Creative Life Coach, Betty provides a thinking environment to ignite the mind through creative thinking, structured goals and supportive challenge.


Steve Longhurst – MD, Double Tide

Double Tide develops software focusing on game and app communications, using channels such as email, notifications, IMs and voice assistance.


Jerry Figueroa-Lee – Founder, Elevate UK

Digital Marketing Agency Elevate UK delivers end-to-end solutions including SEO, websites, PPC advertising, social media & conversion rate optimisation. 


Alister Lam MD, Frugal Spark

Frugal Spark is an independent company developing games and augmented reality applications for mobile, tablet and web supporting devices.


Ainslie Chivers – Founder, Blunt Print

Blunt Print are a local company with over 25 years experience in putting ink onto paper. They specialise in bespoke print, as well as resurrecting the art of traditional printmaking.


Dave Morley  Senior Developer Imersar Ltd.

Dave has over 15 years’ experience as a developer. He’s worked with a wide range of industries from helping to sell veg boxes online through to content managed sites for local TV. He is now the lead developer for Imersar, a Anglo-French based AR and VR development firm.


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Grant Cox – Founder, Artas Media

ArtasMedia specialises in the reconstruction and dissemination of digital heritage content, largely focusing on photo-realistic CGI, both still and animated.


Tec Hub Founders

Fergus McNeill

Finblade are specialists in developing games for mobile platforms and working with licenses for companies such as Hasbro. They also create bespoke games and apps for clients including Nissan, Manchester United and Liverpool FC.

MD, Finblade


Marcus Pullen

Founder, Blue Donut Studios

Blue Donut Studios develop animations, comics, interactive apps for companies and social organisations as well as creating their own stories. 



Ben Mawson – 3DBARE: Music You Can Walk Inside. Virtual immersive audio rendering for the real world. benjaminmawson.com

Etienne Esmenjaud

MD, The Brand Tailor

The Brand Tailor are a graphic design and branding agency based in Southampton who work with businesses in the UK and overseas.


April Hodge

MD, Little Big Box

Little Big Box provides branding, web design and e-commerce services in the Southampton area.


Nick Thorne

MD, Winchester Innovation

Winchester Innovation develop mobile and web applications, specialising in information and analytics management systems for a range of industries.