About Us

As a premium Digital Agency we produce websites, internet applications and mobile apps. We also deliver online marketing and SEO programmes.

THE TEAM:

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Kishen Hawkins

Managing Director

Kishen has held senior leadership roles in industry, having previously served as board director for an international insurance services group, and consulting for other multi-million pound corporations.

With a degree in Law and an MBA, he is an expert in strategy, e-business and online marketing. He has led major technology programmes and delivered high profile technology projects for clients.

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Away from the Office

Kishen is always striving to learn new things, and most recently obtained a Corporate Governance qualification. He’s using this to support the development of a new SaaS product called CGFirst®. Kishen is also involved with local organisations, and currently volunteers as a governor for St. George’s Independent School.

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Matthew Jensen

Executive Director

Matthew has broad ranging experience both in agency and client side roles, with specific understanding of the B2B marketplace and the challenges of growing a business through digital channels.

Matt is passionate about the digital arena and the global opportunities it provides for the modern marketer. He shares our vision that all companies must embrace the internet and cloud computing, as they look to improve their profitability through a new focus on return on investment and measurability.

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Away from the Office

Matthew enjoys F1 racing (Non partisan) and Rugby (South Africa). Being from South Africa, he laments the British weather but is not quite used to it. Matthew loves the outdoors, often to be found in the woods or trekking in the Hills of the Pennines and Scotland.

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Ian

Digital Creative Producer

Ian is a creative producer and project manager that has run web design and development projects for large, international clients, with particular experience in the arts, culture and broadcast sectors.

He takes a user-centric approach to web projects which allows creativity and aesthetics to work in tandem with pragmatic and effective design. He also has strong skills in organisational management and communication which complement his creative abilities.

Away from the Office

Ian is an award-winning writer and filmmaker that has made films for UK Film Council and Channel 4 with a particular focus on comedy and animation. When not writing, he is avidly watching films and TV, seeing gigs and live comedy, walking in the Lake District, or playing guitar.

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Benjamin

Senior Digital Executive

Benjamin is skilled in web and video production, and previously worked in the digital team for an online event booking company.

He has keen aesthetic appreciation, and a solid understanding of User Experience planning.
Ben recently graduated from University in Manchester, achieving a 1st class honours degree in Digital Media and Communications.

Away from the Office

Benjamin has a passion for music and plays a number of instruments. He has given music lessons for a number of years, which helped him to fund a charity trip to Zambia on two occasions. Benjamin hopes to travel more over the next few years.

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Chris

Senior Developer

Chris is an experienced web developer with a particular expertise in systems architecture. He holds a BSc in Software Design and Network Engineering and is PHP Zend Certified.

Along with several Microsoft and Cisco certifications, Chris brings considerable IT experience to Fast Fwd and leverages this knowledge to build secure and robust enterprise applications

Away from the Office

Chris spends most of his spare time at the gym, he is currently training to take part in the UKBFF Championships in May 2014. He spends much of his time in the office chastising his colleagues for their poor dietary discipline.

 

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Shashi

Senior Developer

Shashi is a pragmatic problem solver, and no-nonsense programmer. In his previous role Shashi was the key developer for a global SaaS application, serving the retail sector.

With significant commercial experience and a Bachelors degree in Computer Systems and Engineering, Shashi now builds robust web and mobile apps, including native iOS and cross platform mobile development.

Away from the Office

Shashi loves cricket and is a passionate India Supporter. He and Matthew will debate whether South Africa or India are the best cricketing nation in the world. He is most famous in the office for only eating Chicken and if it is sunny on the weekend, he will BBQ up a storm.

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Janine

Senior Designer

Janine is a skilful designer with a love of clean, contemporary design. She designs for both digital and offline, and offers fresh and functional ideas across both mediums. Janine holds a diploma in Graphic Design and has five years experience working with third sector and commercial organisations.

Away from the Office

Janine is a lifelong learner, spending some of her spare time indulging in online courses and personal development. An all-round good girl, she also designs for her church and volunteers as a teacher at an inner-city supplementary school.

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Chris

Developer

Chris is an all-round developer with knowledge from C# to Objective C. Most recently his focus has been around open-source programming such as PHP and Python.

While getting a First class Bachelors Degree in Computer Science he spent most of his time learning new languages and finding frameworks that increase productivity and impress other developers!

Away from the Office

Chris loves music and during his time away from the office he gets involved in major music productions or snowboarding down the slopes in Europe. After all of this he likes to spend the rest of his time exploring the world – the more extravagant the better.

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Trevor

Senior Developer

Trevor is a well rounded web developer, skilled in both fronted and backend development. He has particular interest in developing multi-channel ecommerce solutions. He holds a BSc in Computing for Industry and continually strives to expand his skill set using a variety of tools and platforms.

Away from the Office

Trevor is a keen golfer and can often be found on the course in even the worst weather conditions (usually looking for his ball).
Trevor likes to hike and run, and is currently training to complete his first marathon.

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Paul

Senior Developer

Paul is a versatile developer with experience from Digital Agencies, E-Commerce and Telecommunications companies. He is equally at home working on front-end websites as he is at projects with complex back-end infrastructure.

Away from the Office

Paul is a keen duathlete. He spends the majority of his spare time running up hills and cycling into the Yorkshire Dales. He is currently training with an aim of qualifying for the Duathlon Age Group World Championships in Spain.

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Elena

Senior Designer

Elena is passionate about design. With a marketing management background, she brings unique skills to her creative work.

Her designs are highly effective, and show a strong understanding of user experience planning. Her digital concepts are functional as well as beautiful.

With work published in national design magazines, and having worked on projects for leading global brands, Elena brings her experience to bear at Fast Fwd with brilliant results.

Away from the Office

Elena is a lover of art, with a fine portfolio of personal works in her collection. She is often found supporting local cultural events in her spare time.

WHERE WE WORK:


WE ARE A PREMIUM DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY,
PRODUCING WEBSITES,
INTERNET APPLICATIONS &

MOBILE APPS

WORKING FOR LOCAL & GLOBAL COMPANIES
WE CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES,
LEVERAGING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVE CAMPAIGNS

OUR TEAM IS
EXPERIENCED & EXPERT,
DELIVERING
WORLD CLASS
PRODUCTS WITH A FOCUS ON
MEASURABLE RESULTS