We are more than just an award winning ecommerce agency.

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Who we are

We are a small, incredibly focused team of ecommerce experts comprising of business, marketing, technology and design specialists. We have an employee-owned structure bursting with enthusiasm, talent, ideas and above all the aptitude for getting the job done.

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What we do

We work with companies and brand owners who have ambitious growth plans for their ecommerce business. We don’t just create the strategy, we implement it and we make it work, tirelessly and passionately. Our main focus is working with the Magento Enterprise platform; we have years of experience and plenty of certifications.

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Why we do it

Gene was founded on 5 core principles; we want to be challenged, we want our work to have a purpose, we want to produce results, we want to work with people we like, and we want to enjoy what we do. Ecommerce is an exciting, fast-paced and growing industry, we think we’re pretty good what we do and we love doing it.

Meet the team

Matt Parkinson

Matt Parkinson

Managing Director

Matt Parkinson
Magento Frontend Developer Magento Solutions Specialist

Matt Parkinson

Managing Director

Paul Barrett

Paul Barrett

Head of ecommerce

Paul Barrett
Magento Solutions Specialist

Paul Barrett

Head of ecommerce

Paul studied for a BA in Business at Portsmouth University. After graduating, he set sail for Australia, where he lived in Sydney working in Online Marketing for 4 years, before returning to the UK and finding his feet as Gene’s Head of Ecommerce.

Mark Wallman

Mark Wallman

Technical Director

Mark Wallman

Mark Wallman

Technical Director

Mark studied at Bournemouth University to gain a BSc in Computing. He made a move along the coast to Brighton in 2010 when he began to work with Magento. Mark was a member of the core start up of Gene and, after taking a short sabbatical to travel the world, he returned to us in the summer of 2014 as our Technical Director.

Nicola May

Nicola May

Head of client services

Nicola May

Nicola May

Head of client services

Nicola studied for her Photography BA at Manchester School of Art, before her love of organising and a completed to do list got the better of her. Having spent 3 years working in the design world in London as a Studio Manager, Nicola moved to the seaside and joined us in March 2014 as our Head of Client Services.

Dave Macaulay

Dave Macaulay

Certified developer

Dave Macaulay
Magento Frontend Developer Magento Developer Magento Developer Plus Magento Solutions Specialist

Dave Macaulay

Certified developer

Dave studied for his Diploma in Digital Media at Brighton City College alongside his apprenticeship with Gene. After completing his apprenticeship, Dave became a full time permanent member of the team and has gone from strength to strength. Fast forward a couple of years and he has been the first in the team to become a triple certified Magento developer, achieving the Magento Front-end Developer Certification, Magento Developer Certification and the Magento Developer Plus Certification.

Hob Adams

Hob Adams

Certified developer

Hob Adams
Magento Frontend Developer Magento Solutions Specialist

Hob Adams

Certified developer

Hob is a Magento certified developer who has been part of Gene since the beginning. Outside of work Hob spends his time skating, climbing and travelling the world.

Scott Millar

Scott Millar

Digital designer

Scott Millar

Scott Millar

Digital designer

Scottie was born Belfast, where he studied for his degree in Interactive Multimedia & Design. Previously he spent a few years in San Francisco working for a small sightseeing company, picking up an american accent that he’s never managed to shake. After moving to London for a year, he’s finally planted his feet in Brighton. Scottie considers himself a movie buff of sorts and enjoys all things beardy.

Riccardo Giacomelli

Riccardo Giacomelli

Certified Developer

Riccardo Giacomelli
Magento Frontend Developer

Riccardo Giacomelli

Certified Developer

Riccardo, a gym & nutrition enthusiast as well as a football maniac, studied Computer Science in Ferrara High School. He pursued his interest and graduated in Computer Science at University of Ferrara as first class student. After working for few years as Web Developer in Italy, he moved to the UK and joined the team at Gene.

Chloe Langford

Chloe Langford

Front-end developer

Chloe Langford

Chloe Langford

Front-end developer

Chloe is currently studying for her Diploma in Digital Media alongside her apprenticeship position with Gene. Outside of work, if not glued to social media, she enjoys spending time with her horses and competing at local shows. Chloe hopes to go on and further her knowledge and qualifications in front-end development.

Chloe Langford

You?

We would love to meet you.

Whether you are an expert developer with years of experience or you are straight out of college and looking for your first job, we are always on the look out for the RIGHT people.

Send your CV to hello@gene.co.uk

or

Take a look at our careers page.

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