John’s had a varied career. He started teaching early Photoshop straight out of university. He was a tie designer, (once, many moons ago the Belgian Postal service went to work each day in a tie he designed) and lead web designer for various companies before starting Pearson Treehouse to provide web design in Maidenhead in 1999.
In the late 90s and early 2000s he also worked as a 1st Assistant Director in the independent UK film industry, learning essential project management skills that he’ll use on your website project today. He’s the front facing part of the company and will look after you from start to finish.
When he isn’t running Pearson Treehouse, John is a published novelist. His second novel was published in 2015 by Fantastic Books. He also enjoys the hiking in the great outdoors, accompanied by his dogs, Nigel Barking and Harris.
Hannah looks after accounts and bookkeeping. She's been working in various offices since graduating and has been with us for ten years now, where she loves our remote working set-up. As well as keeping our books in order, she has two daughters (Becky and Lizzy), a husband (Steve) and a dog (Zoom) to keep in order too!
On the rare moments that she has any breathing space at all, Hannah is a classic mini driver. She is the proud owner of a Yellow 1979 Leyland Mini called Bumble and has done a fair amount of work on both bodywork and engine herself. She can bore the socks off you talking about Mini owners' weekends. It's best not to get her started!
The code team
If we could, we would keep the coding team locked in a darkened cellar, slaving away on your websites with only Doritos and Red Bull to keep them going. However, due to our remote working policy, we've never been able to round them all up at the same time.
Our coders are freelance, but feel like part of the family. We've been working with Rob and Fernando for years now. Both are John's fellow developers of the CMS Made Simple software that we use for a good percentage of our sites, so in terms of expertise there are very few on an equal level. Rob lives in the mountains of British Columbia and Fernando lives in Portugal, making our team truly international. When they are not working with us, they are the main programming force behind CMSMS and between them probably maintain over thirty to forty add-on modules.