About us

Since 2006, web entrepreneurs Ash Young and Gareth Davies have been at the helm of Evoluted and have since been joined by a talented team of professionals from the worlds of marketing, design, development and interactive media. Great design is made even better when combined with bespoke technology; this is our passion and how we create solutions that exceed our clients' objectives. We’re proud to work with businesses of all sizes, from start ups to large multinationals, both in Sheffield and across the UK on web, print and digital projects.

Our values

We like to keep things simple, so everything we do fulfils these three values:

A great service should be for everyone, all the time

There's always a friendly and knowledgeable member of our team to speak to about your project. We have a complete ban on jargon and talk to customers like humans, not robots.

Everything we do has a measured result

There's no point creating something if we can’t measure how well it’s working for our customers. By using the latest tracking technology, we can make sure that your project is cost effective and you receive the maximum return on investment.

Quality work and happy customers are what we strive for

Our goal is to produce work which our customers love and which we can be proud of. If we don’t think what we’ve created is fantastic and exactly right for you, we’ll keep working on it until it is.

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Our history

  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2012
  • 2014

June 2006

Evoluted is born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Founded by Ash and Gareth who set up in a small office in Tapton Park Innovation Centre


Oct 2007

We employ our first two staff members, doubling our workforce and marking the start of a period of growth for Evoluted.


August 2009

Hello Sheffield centre! The team relocate to larger offices, not too far away from the real ale pubs of the famous Kelham Island.


December 2011

We outgrew our small office and took hold of the entire building, spreading out over 3 floors.


January 2012

The refurbishment of our 18th century offices is complete and the team moves into our swanky new work space.

The Future

The Future

We’ll keep designing, building, marketing and growing!

Our team

Ash Young

Managing Director

Ash is the captain of the Evoluted ship and makes sure his crew are all heading in the same direction. Although Ash wanted to be a stockbroker when he was little, he declined the cutthroat life of Gordon Gekko and opted for a more honest, but no less exciting profession as co-founder of Evoluted. Today Ash’s influences are far more balanced and he gains inspiration from Evoluted’s team spirit and outstanding work and President Bartlet’s thoughtful style of leadership.

Andy Carter

Senior Developer

Andy’s job at Evoluted is to build beautiful websites and he’s particularly happy when he’s doing this to the sounds of The Smiths and Radiohead. A classical guitarist in the making, Andy enjoys a challenge at work too and likes to give his brain a workout by building fantastic websites for clients. When the working day is done, you’ll find Andy watching films on the biggest screen he can find.

Gareth Davies


Tea maker, biscuit dunker and heavy sleeper, Evoluted’s co-founder Gareth is an eclectic mix. Part footy fan, part beer drinker and part rally driver, Gareth had lofty dreams of becoming an astronaut as a child but stayed on Earth and settled on leading the Evoluted team to world domination instead.

Becky Shaw

Project Manager

She once wanted to write children’s books, loves paddling in the shallows at the beach, and counts a giant cuddly Nervous Rex from Toy Story and a model of Japanese cartoon character among her most treasured belongings. Not only that, she loves fluffy bunnies.

But self-confessed foodie Becky does an exceedingly grown-up job at Evoluted, creating great websites for our clients, having joined the team in January 2015.

Will Barron

Creative Director

Fine food, intellectual chitchat and ping pong make the Evoluted office the ideal workplace for lead designer Will. Victory comes naturally to Will as he’s a regular at the top of the Evoluted ping pong league and when he’s slicing up the ice as a forward for the Sheffield Spartans ice hockey team.

Jenny Hadfield


Jenny is an artist both with paints and a canvas and with a graphics tablet as she designs user-friendly works of art for print and web for our clients. A lover of real ale, Jenny can often be found in Kelham Island’s Fat Cat pub after a hard day designing.

James Thomas


At the age of twelve James knew he wanted to be a web developer and an undisclosed number of years later he joined Evoluted where he maintains and develops countless websites using various languages, tools, blood, sweat and tears. Always trying to better himself, he strives for improvement as a developer, a gamer, a pianist and as the chief taster of various chicken-based cuisine.

Stewart Doxey


Football mad Stewart once dreamed of a glittering career as Derby County’s number 9 but fate led him to Evoluted instead where he’s a web developer and winner of go-karting competitions. He’s not sidelined his footy career to the bench yet though as he regularly plays and hasn’t ruled out his chances of a career at Derby on Fifa either.

Neil Hale

Marketing Manager

As a boy, Neil dreamed of playing for Manchester United, and he still loves footie and F1, but these days he’ll settle for armchair sportsmanship and putting his feet up with a nice slice of cake. While he admits to surgical attachment to his iPhone, even that’s not as important as his young son Alfie or fiancée, Jade. Based with us at Evoluted since April 2015, Neil loves working in our friendly team and helps make sure our clients websites are search engine friendly. Just don’t ask him to share his cake.

Sean Potter

Content Manager

A lover of fine food, golf and football, Sean joined the Evoluted team in August 2015. Chiefly responsible for making sure that our clients’ websites are search engine friendly, he’s delighted to have found his true calling in Digital Marketing.

Bar a stint in Newcastle where he gained his degree, Sean has spent the rest of his 26 years living in his home city of Sheffield. He is now settled here with his long-term girlfriend.

Rarely seen without a coffee in-hand, his Nespresso machine is his most treasured possession. That and the rare occasions Arsenal win a trophy keep him ticking along nicely.

John-Paul Archer

Frontend Developer

It isn't just cake that JP loves. It's all awesome and delicious food. That's certainly been helpful in fitting into the Evoluted team – but thankfully for his waistline, he also likes to get active in the great outdoors. So when he isn't chilling out with friends or catching a film at the cinema, gadget lover JP is canoeing or kayaking his way down rapids and rivers. Chuck him a bun if you see him.

Sam Biggins

Development Manager

A self-confessed problem solving enthusiast, Sam ensures that we stay at the cutting-edge of web development. Always on the lookout for ways to improve our internal processes, he joined the Evoluted team in February 2016.

Outside of work, Sam is at his happiest spending time in the outdoors. As a keen cyclist, climber and walker, he finds living on the edge of the Peak District a real bonus for extracurricular activities.

Naming his favourite place as the Forest of Dean, Sam is also a self-confessed DIY enthusiast. As a child, he had hoped to become an inventor. These days, he’s happy finding new ways to improve his home. Unsurprisingly, he names his toolkit and MacBook as his favourite possessions.

Ed Baxter

Search Manager

For Ed, living in Sheffield is ideal. As a keen mountain biker and hiker, the city’s close proximity to the surrounding countryside makes for excellent terrain to explore.

Having identified Evoluted as the place to continue his career progression, Ed is the most recent acquisition to our team. He spends his days searching for innovative ways to get our clients’ websites to rank.

Outside of work, Ed also puts his bright ideas to use on a successful lighting website, which he developed a number of years ago.

Simon Morris


Web developer Simon joined the Evoluted team in 2016, keen to work in a fast-moving industry on a wide range of interesting projects.

An avid gaming enthusiast, Simon has previously produced web games for broadcasters including the BBC, Nickelodeon and Sky.

Away from work, he enjoys leading a Christian worship band and playing guitar. Simon cites his lame claim to fame as once sharing a stage with Lucy Spraggan.

Byron Walker-Mills

Frontend Developer

A keen ale drinker, guitar player and Sheffield Wednesday fan, Byron graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2013. A local lad at heart, he subsequently spent nearly four years working in the Peak District with Reflow Studio.

Now one of our frontend developers here at Evoluted, Byron helps to provide our clients with user-friendly websites. Within his role, he particularly enjoys that there’s always something new to learn.

When he’s not building websites, Byron particularly enjoys playing 5-a-side football, golf and snooker.

James Hall

Junior Developer

Things don’t always pan out as you expect. Having hoped to grow up to be some sort of Indiana Jones-Bear Grylls hybrid, James ultimately set his sights on becoming a web developer. This led him to Evoluted in 2016.

Whilst we can’t provide corridor-sized boulders for him to dodge, James does enjoy the working atmosphere here at Evoluted. Amongst other tasks, he works on website functionality and ensures that things work as expected when users provide creative input.

A fan of snowboarding and surfboarding, he professes to wheels somewhat disagreeing with him. Whilst he admits to wiping out fairly often offshore, he’s far more comfortable in snowy surroundings. Flaine, in the French Alps, is a favourite place to visit.

Joe Rushton

Junior Developer

When he was younger, Joe initially hoped to become a gaming designer. His natural interest in the tech world instead led him into web development.

Since joining Evoluted, he’s put his skills to use developing content management systems for our clients. Having been tempted to the team by our city centre location, relaxed atmosphere and benefit scheme, Joe joined us in the summer of 2016.

Outside of work, you’ll commonly find him in the weightlifting section of a gym. A keen guitar player, his most treasured position is his Ibanez Jem. He names his biggest influence as Steve Cook, who he says helps to inspire his generally positive outlook on life.

Charlie Waddell

Junior Developer

Keen football fan Charlie joined Evoluted in 2016 as a Junior Web Developer. Currently with us part time, he will graduate from the University of Sheffield this year.

Charlie’s previous experience includes work as a part time developer on projects within Yorkshire’s holiday and tourism industry. Whilst here, he spends much of his time working on our in-house systems. This helps him to test skills that can be put to use effectively across our clients’ websites.

Charlie was keen to join Evoluted to hone his development skills amongst our close-knit team. Away from work, you’ll typically find him cheering on his beloved Hammers at his local. He also professes to make a mean 'spag bol'.

Who next?

If you are passionate about all things digital and think you've got what it takes, then why not join us?

Sheffield culture

We're based in Sheffield which is famous for its seven hills, its music, its steel heritage and, of course, Henderson’s Relish. The steel city’s history is alive in our offices as we work from the former John Watts cutlery works, a Grade II listed building dating back to 1765. The building is a short walk from the city centre and as it’s recently been refurbished, it’s a great place for our clients to see what we do and maybe even partake in a game of table tennis.

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