Team
Our experienced team has been put together with care, enabling us to find and achieve the best solutions to meet our clients needs, whether it be brand, product or service related. We are a growing team, and are always on the look out for new talent, so if you are interested in joining us - please contact us now
  1. Julian Smout Managing Director
    Julian Smout
    Managing Director
    Julian is our Managing Director and founder. After 16 years in the marketing industry Julian set up his own company as a one-man operation. Over the last 15 years Julian has helped Verve to grow and evolve from predominantly working with print, to a full service digital agency supported by an experienced, professional team. Originally a Graphic Designer from a print background Julian has developed a fascination with Websites and the marketing of them. He is passionate about our planet and loves to explore it as much as possible.
  2. Mark Hambley Technical Director
    Mark Hambley
    Technical Director
    Mark is the Technical Director here at Verve and oversees all aspects of the Technical side of the business. Mark has over 12 years experience of Magento (and is Magento Certified) and nearly 20 years experience in website development. His passion and experience for web development combined make him a true asset to the team. In his spare time he enjoys time spent with his family and supporting local business in Shropshire.
  3. Verve Team Plámen Evtímov Developer
    Plámen Evtímov
    Frontend Developer
    Experienced Front-end Developer with a true passion for making great ideas come true. With 16+ years of web design and development background, Plámen brings strong skills in problem-solving with meticulous attention to detail. He likes exploring new places, music and various outdoor activities.
  4. Verve Team Chris Morrison Developer
    Chris Morrison
    Backend Developer
    Chris is an experienced back-end developer with a dedicated work ethic and a wealth of knowledge. He sees projects through from start to finish and works closely with the whole team. In his spare time he enjoys walking and exploring with his dog Jake.
  5. Emma Clarke Office Manager
    Emma Clarke
    Office Manager
    Emma oversees all our admin, accounts and supplies the team with anything they may need. She is meticulous in her organisation skills and supports the management team from day to day. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
  6. Edward Fellows
    Digital Marketing Executive
    Edward is one of our online experts, who has developed an excellent working understanding of all things digital, with a wealth of knowledge for optimising websites for modern-day online requirements. In his spare time, Edward likes to try and keep fit and enjoys being out in our beautiful Shropshire countryside.
  7. Verve Team James Dove Project Coordinator
    James Dove
    Project Coordinator
    James has a varied background in creative marketing, business development and project management. He is passionate about the environment and likes to be out and about in nature as often as possible, as well as listening to and making music in his home studio.
  8. Verve Team Holly Doyle-Wilday Marketing Manager
    Holly Doyle-Wilday
    Digital Marketing Manager
    Holly is our Digital Marketing Manager and a keen wordsmith. She works closely with all members of the team and has a wide variety of knowledge in marketing. She additionally manages projects and builds close working relationships. She has been passionate about the world we live in for many years, actively seeking to look after it. She loves nothing more than to be out and about with her pack of dogs.
  9. Verve Team Igor Kalaciov Developer
    Igor Kalaciov
    Apprentice Developer
    Igor is one of our developers, and having joined us as an apprentice, he has now been with us over a year and is a rising star! He has a keen interest in web development and applies his skills to all that he learns. His enthusiasm for technology stems from his love of PC gaming and on his days off you'll find him spending time with his family and cheering on his favourite football team.
  10. Verve Team Owen Jones Solution Specialist
    Owen Jones
    Solutions Specialist
    Owen joined us in the summer of 2021 as a Solutions Specialist. With many years working in various eCommerce roles with market platforms such as Amazon, eBay and Rakuten, along with CMS inventory management software packages he’s developed an all-round understanding of eCommerce. When not working you can find him playing guitar or wandering in the Welsh hills around home.
  11. Verve Team Tom Hunt
    Tom Hunt
    Consultant Strategist
    Tom is Verve’s Strategy consultant. He is helping us & our clients achieve their full potential. He helps to determine where businesses should be and then plans how they can achieve this. In his spare time he enjoys exploring the countryside with his family.
  12. Verve Team Ognyan Petrov Developer
    Ognyan Petrov
    Developer
    Ognyan is a very experienced and versatile developer. He is highly proficient in producing exceptional Magento websites. His speciality is complexity! In his spare time he enjoys watching movies and delving into a good book.
  13. Verve Team Jenny Lee Fisher
    Jenny-lee Fisher
    Graphic Designer
    Jenny-Lee is one of our creative designers, with a long-standing background in this industry. From consulting with clients and developing initial ideas and concepts to managing all facets of projects and coordinating with cross-functional team members. Jenny-Lee likes to grab a game of tennis to keep fit, walking her dogs for miles to relax and to spend quality time with her family.
  14. Verve Team Kate Adney Copywriter
    Kate Adney
    Copywriter
    Kate has been working in copywriting for many years and after completing many different projects she adapts her tone to suit the nature of the job. She is skilled at grabbing the target audience's attention with innovative ideas. In her spare time Kate loves being outside horse riding.
  15. Verve Team Neil Hambley Strategic Marketing
    Neil Hambley
    Strategic Marketing
    Neil has many years of experience in strategic marketing. He is happiest when ploughing through data and then using that data to devise marketing plans that in turn help to produce conversions on our websites. When not surrounded by spreadsheets he enjoys long walks outdoors.
  16. Verve Team George Osborn Junior Apprentice
    George Osborn
    Apprentice Developer
    George is our most recent addition to the team. He brings with him a love for coding and unfortunately (for some) a love for Everton FC. When not helping to build websites he loves to run, socialise and play football.
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