About us

We are three guys who love the web and how it is transforming education.

Originally cutting our teeth at the Open University, we have spent over 15 years innovating, solving problems and improving digital experiences for both students and staff. We've seen much of our work gain traction, grow and transition into business as usual, and now enjoy sharing our experiences and helping other organisations.

We don't claim to have all the answers, but we can help you ask the right questions, understand the answers and make measurable changes.

If you'd like to have a chat, please get in touch.

Meet the team

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Ben Gurney

Ben is an experienced digital consultant / web developer with over 15 years of Higher Education experience and a passion for building great user experiences that deliver clear business value. He has excellent critical thinking skills, which allow him to navigate complicated problems, break down barriers and think outside the box.

He enjoys designing solutions to problems, coaching and leading development teams, advising business leaders and creating roadmaps that deliver regular value towards strategic objectives. He believes that agile, multi-disciplinary teams are the best way to deliver successful projects.

Find Ben on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Sam Leicester

Sam prides himself on making (web) things happen. A natural tinkerer, his unbounded curiosity and eagerness to help has taken him into wide and varied set of challenges.

With over 15 years working in Higher Education, Sam has helped solve problems in the depths of faculty-led academic research projects, hand-rolled a custom Human Resources Leave and Absence system, fixed and enhanced numerous in-house systems and delivered a pioneering Digital Student Support Framework.

He sees endless opportunities to improve student experience and is just as at home in the minutiae as he is discussing the big picture.

Find Sam on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Guy Carberry

Guy spent 20 years as Lead User Experience Designer, Student Support at the Open University.

He brought progressive, accessible and responsive web design techniques into the organisation, designing and developing digital styles, standards and components that remain in use to this day. He also contributed to establishing digital governance, agile UX and devised an introduced Content Design, UX Design and Service Designs into the organisation.

Before the OU, Guy led the digital design strategy for 9 regional newspapers at Central Counties Newspapers.

As a servant leader, Guy is passionate about coaching, mentoring and developing people. He considers his greatest achievement to be the recruitment and retention of some of the greatest minds in Digital Student Support.

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