Meet our developers and designers

/ Team

Richard Askew

Managing Director

Richard is a programmer who has worked for companies who deliver websites and systems for public and private sector clients. Overseeing each part of the project process his skills and expertise goes beyond just the technical. He has helped many customers understand the needs of both the business and the users to help ensure projects are a success.

He has also taught web design at the University of Hull, speaks at web and design events and is Yorkshire and North East policy representative Federation of Small Business.

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Andy Gambles

Operations Director

Andy’s passion lies in understanding new technologies and helping customers to make the right decision and avoid unnecessary costs when it comes to implementing them. He has over 15 years working for a large printing company that delivered projects for large multi-nationals, to tight deadlines all over the world; including BT, Audi, Avon and Virgin Cosmetics.

Andy is a board director at Beyond Housing.

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Jack Spriggs

Lead Developer

Jack is our ace in the pack, he’s an all-round developer who leads our development projects. He has deep experience building responsive websites, PHP driven platforms and native mobile apps. He can help you take your data and make it usable online or even plug-in to your existing systems.

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Gabrielle Askew

Business Support

Gabrielle supports the business strategy of Askew Brook and our clients. She works across finance, marketing and HR; whilst also providing support to our team throughout every stage of our projects. She’s equally at home writing policies, creating training documentation or creating product videos.

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Dan Ashfield

Designer / Front-end Developer

Dan has returned to Askew Brook after completing a year long work placement with us whilst at University. Dan is our creative force with a passion for clear design that looks great but is also usable and intuitive.

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Matthew Provost


Matthew is a PHP developer with an exceptional eye for detail. He works closely with each part of the development team and is great at end user support. He studied Computer Studies at Liverpool John Moores University.

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Rachel Bender

Junior Developer

Rachel is a self-taught programmer who studied Graphic Design and Multimedia at Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology.

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