Cosmic has a team of talented, enthusiastic and highly skilled staff delivering our top quality services and projects.
Julie Hawker, Chief Executive
Leading the business forward with strong skills in strategic planning, project development, relationship and network development. Julie is a keen advocate of IT solutions which truly improve businesses and lives. Julie contributes in various training programmes and our consultancy service, particularly where organisations are seeking to develop leadership and their business models. She is well known for her passion for social enterprise and successful achievement in all our work.
Features: Social Enterprise. FunLively Communicator. Networker Extraordinaire. Proud Devonian.
Kate Doodson, Business & Operations Manager
Providing a rock-solid basis to the delivery of all our services, projects and product development, and the same time developing and managing our range of business partnerships. Kate is also a key member of the training team and regularly presents at workshops and events. She is able to bring a keen sense of technology and digital developments, including at our monthly Happy Hour sessions. She also provides input to our major website projects, particularly in ensuring the best approach to design and architecture of these projects.
Features: Girl Geek (1st Order). Sparkling Presenter. Social Media and SEO Guru. Fearless.
Gary Ebsworth, Senior Web Manager
Advanced web programming, architecture and development of bespoke online systems are Gary's area of expertise. He brings a top quality approach to our more complex web projects, with skills in 'raw' programming used alongside a range of open source systems which he has specialised in for many years now. Providing customers with the features they want in their website including effective use of data, images, reports, e-commerce and relationship management. He has worked most of our major website projects, developing a full understanding how to plan and then efficiently deliver the solutions required.
Features : Drupal and Open Source Expert. Passionate Photographer.
Rob French, Technology Manager
Our award winning technology guru sits at the heart of our technical and server support services. Rob has a broad and high level range of skills and knowledge developed over many years in working in IT systems development, server management, software and hardware support. He is well-known with all our customers for his very straight-forward, friendly and effective support and also for his ability to translate sometimes complex technical issues and solutions into plain English!
Features : Human Technology Knowledgebase. Old (and sometimes hairy) Biker. Part-time alchemist.
Pete Goff, Web Co-ordinator
At the heart of our excellent web services sits the man who keeps client support and relationship to the top of his 'to-do' list on a daily basis. Pete will help with the initial contact and development brief, and then ensure communication is maintained throughout the web development process keeping customers up-to-date and involved at each stage. He brings charm and enthusiasm to his work, along with strong abilities in mentoring customers to progress into managing their own website content.
Features: Customer Care Champion. Keen Artist and Cartoon Creator. Company Jukebox & Muso.
Ben Mayo-Smith, Web Developer
Here's Ben, one of the longest serving members of the Cosmic team, in whose hands rests the development of the vast majority of our brilliant web designs, along with a whole set of web development tasks. Often described as the web team's cornerstone, Ben brings a real flare for digital design, creative approaches to the web layout and navigation. A true advocate of common-sense, and a real enthusiasm for accessibility, useability and functionality he is able to provide sound advice on all things web-related to customers and colleagues on a regular basis.
Features: Design Demon. Website Wizard. Pub Quiz Champion and the resident Office font-of-all-knowledge.
Matt Young, Social Media Specialist and Trainer
Matt is one of our digital mentors at Cosmic and he brings a wealth of knowledge of social media platforms - mainly because he spends his life on them! Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram - you'll find Matt on them all. Matt's background in broadcasting mean his presentation skills are first class and he has the ability to explain a subject with clarity and engage our clients easily in their learning and development. He is a family man who enjoys his early morning walks with his two cocker spaniels - even when he's knee deep in mud.
Features: Social Media Guru. Mentoring Genius. Part-time DJ.
Kim Reynolds, Admin & Finance Controller
Customer and service quality can never be achieved without highly skilled and professional individuals ensuring systems, processes and communication is a top priority. And this is where Kim excels in the Cosmic Team. Supreme customer skills and an excellent communicator, Kim ensures that our business systems and processes are kept in good order and that business is conducted in line with our ethos and objectives. Kim's friendly and approachable manner are recognised as a key asset in all our work.
Features : Financial Geek-Chick. Team Ethics Champion. Style Consultant. Bargain Hunter.
Fiona is a business graduate with experience in strategic and intelligent marketing practices, business development and competitor analysis. She enjoys demonstrating how the clever use of technology and developments in social media can be invaluable to businesses, particularly small businesses. Demystifying e-marketing techniques, making the most of websites and your digital presence is a speciality.
Jamie is the newest member to the Cosmic team. Recently out of college, he enjoys blogging at work and at home, as well as being an avid user of many social networking sites - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram just to name a few!