We've always tried to create a happy and hard-working environment for our permanent staff, and to maintain a small, focussed team. That way our customers can get the expert attention they expect, and no middle management to get in the way.
Matthew is the Managing Director and a co-founder of Bytemark, having implemented many of the first versions of the company's hosting products. He came from a background of software engineering roles on PC virtualisation and Java virtual machine products, and now heads the team improving its many different software systems.
Peter designs Bytemark's extensive core network and server infrastructure, and is a co-founder of the company. His years of experience growing our infrastructure from a single rack to five data centres ensure calm seas and a generously over-provisioned network for Bytemark's customers. After work, Pete is a committed gastronaut, travelling the world for excellent food, occasional pyrotechnician and runner.
Patrick Cherry Software Developer
Patrick is a software developer with an academic background in medical physics. He is responsible for design and maintenance of many of our critical software systems, such as our custom alarms and server monitoring, and a recent overhaul of our customer accounts system. Patrick is a keen cyclist, choral singer and scout leader.
Steve Kemp Chief systems administrator
Steve is a Debian developer and creator of the excellent Debian administration web site. Steve has been with us since 2006, and overhauled many of our original hosting products. He now focuses on delivery to our managed hosting customers, and is an accomplished photographer.
Nick Thomas Software Developer
Nick is a graduate from the University of York who has applied his formidable coding talents to improving our rack database, load balancing controls, and IPv6 support. He referees at roller derby, dances a mean salsa, can still do hat tricks, and currently wrangles code for many of our hosting products.
David Matthews Technical Support
David's varied, self-taught background in teaching, IT administration, gardening and programming impressed us in early 2009 - he's now our patient Voice Of Support and a vital first contact for our customers.
Chris Scott-Thomas Data Centre Manager
Chris studied video games design at university and, after a year employed by Bytemark's main data centre, has joined us as our data centre manager. Chris is helping us expand our rack and network infrastructure as well as building and repairing customers' servers.
Tim Dobson Community wrangler
Tim joined the team in November 2010 and has been blazing a trail through our managed customers, helping with both sales and implementation, so our customers get exactly what they ask for. He's also the company's contact for sponsorship and open source outreach. He cycles, he hikes, and has quite an eye for landscape photography.
Alex Young Software developer
After years of contracting on our internal systems, we talked Alex into moving to York full time in 2011 to work on our brilliant new hosting platform BigV. His experience with Ruby and good taste in software is exactly what we need. He plays the Ukelele, shoots arrows, and is a member of team dog (Bytemark is officially a dog company).
James Lawrie System administrator
James has worked on web and database systems for years, and from his time at both Netcraft and UKFast knows exactly what our customers want. He has a great mix of programming and system administration experience, and joined us in May 2011 to develop our internal systems and answer our customers' hard questions.
Chris Cottam Data centre engineer
Chris Cottam joined us in August 2011 to help run our data centre and fulfil orders. We are very excited about his broad experience in chemical R&D, IT services, computer recycling and roadie-ing. Chris is a keen hill-walker.
James Hannah System administrator
James joined us at the start of 2012 to bring his varied Linux experience to our managed customers. He's a Mancunian with a long experience in radio station engineering, and loves hill-walking.
James Carter Software developer
James comes to us from the University of York where he built the Computer Science department's in-house Linux distribution, terminal server and many other crucial parts of their infrastructure. He is a retro-computing enthusiast spotting computers that appear in TV and film, and has run an online music quiz, for the last seven years.
Sandra Kölsch Financial manager
Sandra Kölsch joined us in 2012 from a wide-ranging commercial background, including aeronautics and financial management at Full Sutton prison, from where she has some excellent torch-under-the-chin camp fire tales. Her fastidiousness is proving crucial to keeping the company's finances in check as Bytemark expands.
Grahame Davies Non-executive director
Grahame Davies joined Bytemark in 2012 as its first new director since the company was founded. He brings masses of experience from his founding of Demon Internet back in 1992, years as Group Managing Director of Easynet, and many other business interests including a leading sheet music download site, greatscores.com. He is also a long-distance runner.
Paul Rose Systems administrator
Paul joins us in 2012 straight from the University of Keele, where he graduated with a first-class degree in Computer Science. During his time there he rebuilt the student radio station Kube radio as well as providing technical support for the listening service Keele Nightline. Paul is an excellent addition to our technical support team.
John Hackett Systems administrator
John has recently joined us from a crucial role at a full-service digital design & marketing firm, meaning he knows exactly how many of our customers will function, and their concerns when it comes to hosting. That's why we're really pleased to see him join our technical support team in 2012.
Tom Hill Network engineer
Tom joins Bytemark from Melbourne where he helped grow their self-managed network infrastructure through his keen interest in networking with Cisco, Linux and anything else he can get his hands on. He joins Bytemark in 2013 to help grow our network as we build our first data centre in York. He's into real ale.