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We are a friendly and close knit team of developers, designers and print specialists with experience spanning over 20 years in delivering high-end web and print media. A local company with global reach, our clients range from small businesses to registered charities and multi-national corporations.

With long established roots in Taunton, Somerset, and a new studio in Seaton, Devon, we avidly support local business and clients further afield with the same level of enthusiasm.

Get on board with Blaze Concepts and you'll soon discover why we are not your average digital, design and print agency.

Wayne Tooze - Team Leader and Account Manager

Wayne ToozeOperational Director

Wayne has been in the web and software development industry since 1997. He graduated with BSc in Business Information Systems and worked for a variety of software houses developing systems for UCAS, The Planning Inspectorate, The MOD, BT, and AgustaWestland. Outside of work Wayne enjoys running, squash and eating peanut butter with anything and everything!

Andrew Real - Web Developer

Andrew Real Web Developer

Andrew brought his HTML, CSS and Javascript skills to the team in December 2014. During 19 years working in the audio / visual industry Andrew developed a passion for technology and helping traditional businesses transition into e-commerce and the web. Andrew has experience working in WordPress, Drupal and MODX content management systems. Andrew plays keyboard in a blues band.

Andrew Rapps - Web Developer & SEO Specialist

Andrew Rapps Web Developer & SEO Specialist

Andy joined the team in 2013. Andy has proven to be a very valuable resource for the team, bringing fresh ideas, tools and technologies to the table. Other than web design and development, Andy specialises in SEO, app development, and email marketing. He is also a keen runner, Apple enthusiast, and drinks plenty of green tea!

Peter Jeffery - Lead Designer

Pete Jeffery Lead Designer

Pete joined in July 2011 with a strong knowledge of Design, HTML and CSS. He knows WordPress like the back of his hand and how to make the most of this Content Management System. Pete builds digital marketing campaigns for clients and helps them with their Social Media and Marketing strategy. He studied Psychology, Communication, Interactive Media and Photography. He is passionate about typography, design and image manipulation which he won the 2012 Michael Morgan Award for his digital art.

Bradley Cross - Web Developer

Bradley CrossWeb Developer

Brad joined the team in June 2012 and brings a lot to the table with sound skills in HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL. He also is a bit of an expert in WordPress, and in particular, bespoke plugins and bespoke E-Commerce plugins for WooCommerce. Brad is a clear communicator, working very closely with clients when building their web solutions. Brad also provides regular client training on website maintenance and email campaign construction. Outside of work Brad plays cricket, football and enjoys the odd spot of photography. The amount of food that Brad puts away is quite astonishing... it has to be seen to be believed!

Tom Driver - Web Designer

Tom Driver Web Designer

Tom joined the team in August 2016 bringing fresh design ideas and skills. As a fast learner, soaking up knowledge like a sponge, Tom has already produced some great websites from design to completion. Tom has adapted quickly to busy office life, always on hand to put the kettle on, or run to the shops for the team during busy times! Outside of work Tom is an avid gamer and from his clothes, it’s quite clear he spends much of his time shopping at Hollister!

Matt Real - Web Developer

Matt RealWeb Developer

Matt joined the team full time in August 2016 after proving to be a very useful extra pair of hands during holiday periods whilst still in education. Always a keen computing enthusiast, Matt has taken to web development like a duck to water. Due to past experience, Matt has integrated into the the team very quickly, working closely with Lead Designer Pete on website projects. Matt is picking up PHP and MySQL fast and will be a proficient coder in no time! Outside of work Matt is an avid gamer (aren’t they all) and rather fond of Lucozade… not that he needs the energy!

Viv Townsend - Photographer and Videographer

Viv Townsend Photographer and Videographer

Viv has been working with the team since 2009. He studied at Falmouth School of Art and graduated in 1994. He has a wealth of photographic and film experience covering areas from promotional film to weddings. In 2013 he was awarded 'Best Classic Wedding Photographer' at the Westcountry Wedding Awards. He enjoys watching Rugby Union (Exeter Chiefs) and travelling when he can - always having a camera close at hand of course!

Ian Brindley - Web & App Developer

Ian Brindley Web & App Developer

Ian joined the team in 2012 and has a solid understanding of PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and Javascript. He is also an expert in the MODX content management system, knowing how to utilize the system to its full capabilities, he even contributes to the platform’s ongoing updates. When away from the computer you’ll find Ian running or cycling, burning off the large quantity of Kellogg's Krave he consumes!

Lee Brindley - Web & App Developer

Lee Brindley Web & App Developer

Lee joined the team in 2014 bringing with him sound knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript and the .NET platform. He has since been applying his software development experience into creating powerful web applications with the latest technologies on offer, in particular Google’s AngularJS. Lee enjoys creating games for his family in his spare time.

Dan Smith - Creative Designer

Dan Smith Creative Designer

Dan joined the team in November 2014. With over 20 years of experience in the design industry both working as a freelance designer and part of a design team, Dan has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all forms of advertising and marketing. Dan’s previous experience was working on major national and international brands such as Weight Watchers, Puma, KFC, Pizza Hut and Heineken.

Wes Dowell - Creative Designer

Wes DowellCreative Designer

Wes graduated from Thames Valley University in 2007 with a BA in Visual Communication. He is a highly competent graphic designer, with years of experience in advertising, branding and print design. He has worked with some major national brands on high profile national campaigns. In addition Wes has established vast portfolio of local, regional and international clients covering all areas of design for print and web.

James Petrie - Animator

James PetrieAnimator

James has been working as a professional illustrator since 1994 where he worked for the publishing industry in Oxford, he started animating his work some 14 years ago and since then gone on to include 3D visualisation to his already well rounded skill set. He now focuses much of his talents on creating cartoon advertisements and animated videos, as well as 3D visuals. Some of his favourite tools include Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, Anime Studio, Premiere and Edge Animate. If you want some moving graphics - he's your man! Discover More...

Paddy Magrane - Copywriter

Paddy MagraneCopywriter

Paddy is a copywriter with almost twenty years’ experience of marketing and advertising. His words have helped to sell superyachts, homes, healthcare policies, cars, clothes, funeral plans, mattresses, holidays and much, much more. He’s also persuaded donors to give funds to Battersea Dogs Home, ChildLine, Action for Children, Farm Africa, Greenpeace, RNID, Sense, and countless other charities. Discover More...

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Blaze Concepts Ltd
Office 2
The Grove
The Underfleet
Seaton
Devon
EX12 2FU

Phone: 01297 578 146