Based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire we are a multi-award winning web design company. We work with both start-ups and established enterprises throughout the UK.
All work is carried out in-house by our expert team of web designers, developers, graphic designers and marketeers.
We aim to produce a creative, welcoming and energetic environment where trusting and professional relationships can be formed.
Our team is made up of a small team of experts. Come and say hello.
First up is Annemarie, one of the Directors at Athena. She gets the wonderful job of meeting new clients and taking the time to get to know their business, visions and plans to take over the world! She works alongside them to create the perfect solution for their business.
Once our creative team have worked their magic, Annemarie also provides training with clients that wish to administer their websites. She promises to banish the technical jargon and make updating your website a piece of cake.
In her spare time Annemarie loves to spend time with her husband Paul and little boy Joshua at their caravan in Cornwall. They also love to spend time in the garden, with Mummy digging and planting and Joshua making mud pies.
Her favourite phrase is: “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”
Next in our meet the team line up is Michelle, the other Director here at Athena. Michelle has many strings to her bow. Her main role is project manager, making sure that everything is running like clockwork. In between this, answering emails and making cups of tea she also likes to roll up her sleeves and get stuck into some website coding. In addition, she has a passion for design and a keen eye for detail. Adobe is her best friend.
Loves – spending time with her family and friends, steaks (well pretty much any food) and holidays.
Favourite programmes: Stranger Things, Bridgerton, Sex Education, Game of Thrones, Killing Eve, Gogglebox and The Great British Bakeoff.
Introducing John, one of our web developers here at Athena.
John is our coding guru and is always ready to take on a new challenge. He develops brochure websites, ecommerce platforms as well as complex systems for businesses to aid their day-to-day processes.
If a keyboard shortcut exists John will know it, we barely see him touch the mouse! As a vector veteran, he is also a pro at designing logos and graphics for a wide range of marketing projects.
When John’s not working he enjoys playing video games and has even developed some of his own. He is also a keen runner and drummer (but not at the same time).
Favourite board games: Dobble, Scattergories, Skull and Cluedo.
Janet looks after the day-to-day office administration for us. She has a background in design, so when she’s not answering the phone or sending invoices, she might be helping update a website or laying out a business card.
Outside work, Janet is a keen needlewoman, making many of her own clothes and adding to her ever-growing collection of knitted hats. She also enjoys reading, running, baking (and eating) and loves sci-fi.
Favourite films: Brief Encounter and Contact
You will often find Lilly snuggled up in her bed under John’s desk. When she is not snoozing she will patrol the office for some affection from her fellow team members. Our furry friends also get lots of attention from passers-by and clients. Lilly is regularly on the lookout for the postman and is always keen to retrieve the letters (but not always so keen to pass them over to us!).
Favourite food: Carrots, cheese, peanut butter and tofu!
You will often find Bonnie in the window, she is very nosey and likes to watch the world go by. She has built up quite a fan base in the town, people often stop Annemarie on walks and ask if she is the doggy in the window. Like Lilly, she takes her job very seriously and regularly checks in with the team, keeping morale levels high. Bonnie has recently moved away from postal duties to shredding as she seems to be very good at this!
Favourite things to chew: Socks and shoes so we advise that all clients keep them on!