Steve caught the coding bug whilst doing his A-levels and he moved away from a career as a pilot to pursue programming. He did a Computer Science degree at the University of Liverpool and has worked and lived in the city he grew up in ever since.
In 2011 Steve and two colleagues founded Mashbo. They set up their own company so they could create a positive, forward-thinking company culture they’ve always wanted at work.
Mashbo was originally conceived as a piece of software that allowed you to donate to a chosen charity when you bought products online.
In order to fund this idea, they began developing websites for clients. This quickly became more profitable than their original idea and they moved in web design.
00.32 Complain about being busy, complain about being bored
01.22 Steve’s career journey
03.44 Liverpool’s a rising tech hub
06.58 Building your own startup
09.01 Hiring talent in Liverpool
10.24 Finding culture fit candidates in your hiring process
13.00 Remote working culture
15.52 Big businesses and the benefits of the north
16.51 Tackling the gender imbalance in coding
17.58 Which languages are hot at the moment
20.36 Building web applications
23.49 Machine learning, AI and data sets
Location: Northern Powerhouse