Our multidisciplinary team in the UK and US includes Umbraco Certified Masters and Professionals, alongside experts in marketing, brand development, consumer behaviour, innovation, growth and commercial strategy. Working in cross-functional agile teams enables us to react quickly to deliver high quality, well architected projects.

Our leadership team are established Project Managers with experience of delivering Web and Mobile Apps and CMS based websites over 20 years. They hold British Computer Society Certificates in Agile Project Management Methods, and have a wealth of experience in a wide variety of project and programme management methodologies including SCRUM, DSDM, PRINCE2 and MSP.

Our rigorous approach to process and continuous improvement has ensured that our methodology is understood and delivered consistently so that those we work with are kept up to date every step of the way, and are encouraged to take an active part in the development of their solution.



Technical Skills within our Umbraco Developer Team Include:

Read on to see our team profiles and individual areas of expertise.

Committed to supporting employment and training across the South-East region, we run an award-winning Apprenticeship Programme looking to recruit graduates interested in pursuing a career in the IT and technology industry. To learn more visit our Careers page.


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Paul Marden

Managing Director

Paul is the Founder and Managing Director of Carbon Six Digital. He is an Umbraco Certified Master who likes to think outside the box, often coming up with creative technical solutions that clients didn’t know were possible. Paul oversees business development and technical delivery, specialising in Microsoft technologies including Umbraco CMS, ASP.NET, C#, WebApi, and SQL Server. He's worked in the industry since 1999 and has vast experience of managing and delivering the technical architecture for both agencies and client side projects of all shapes and sizes. Paul is an advocate for solid project delivery and has a BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile.

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Chris Pollard

Client Success Manager

As Client Success Manager, Chris provides the critical link between clients and the Delivery Team at Carbon Six Digital. Well-versed in both Agile and Waterfall project approaches, and Prince2 qualified, Chris has extensive experience managing complex projects from definition to closure in Digital and Financial Advice software applications. 

Chris is also an Umbraco Certified Content Manager. 


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Sam Kain

Digital Project Manager

As Project Manager, Sam is the hub of our delivery function, accountable for ensuring that projects are delivered on time, on budget, and to the highest quality. 

Sam brings considerable experience to the role having worked in both corporate and agency settings spanning third-party logistics, EPOS systems, CRM development, eCommerce and website builds. In addition to having a BA in Business Management and Prince2 qualified, Sam is also an Umbraco Certified Content Manager. 

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Jo Marden

Finance and Business Administration Manager

Jo works in all aspects of the management and organisation of the business. She's responsible for marketing as well as account management of our public sector tendering. She's got a PhD in Organisational Psychology, and has a background in marketing and communications in the Charity sector. She's also got knowledge of managing Umbraco based sites.

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Alex Meyers

Lead Developer - MarTech Projects

As Lead Developer, Alex he is responsible for producing technical design, outlining development tasks required to meet project scope, solution build, and test planning and creation.

Alex is an Umbraco Certified Master, Microsoft Technical Associate, and ElasticSearch Certified Developer, and was our first graduate in BA(Hons) Business and Management Practise on our Degree Apprenticeship Programme.

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Stuart Starrs

Lead Developer - Business Applications

Stuart is a full stack developer with extensive experience designing, building and leading teams of developers.

A Technical Architect & Development Lead with technical, business and industry knowledge, Stuart has over 15 years of experience in the design and development of software systems built using the Microsoft .NET, SharePoint platform and many other common Web development tool-kits. He's also a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) - SharePoint 2010 Application Development.

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Karl Butler


Karl has made a big impact on the team in his time with us. He’s an Umbraco Certified Master, with knowledge of Umbraco CMS, Forms, Courier and Umbraco Cloud.  He is currently studying towards a BSc(Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions on our Degree Apprenticeship Programme.

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Jack Chamberlain


Jack is responsible for a range of technical delivery tasks including support, functional and non-functional testing as well as technical support for our clients.

He's an Umbraco Certified Master.

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Neil Hodges

Senior Developer

With over 20 years experience in the industry, and having previously run his own digital agency, Neil brings a wealth of skills across myriad platforms, tools and software. As one of our Senior Developers he’s accountable for the delivery of large and complex design, development, testing and deployment tasks of projects and requests for service to agreed requirements and timescales. He also contributes to project technical architecture. 

Neil is a .NET developer with certifications in Umbraco, Ucommerce and Tea Commerce.

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Poornima Nayar

Associate Senior Developer

Poornima is responsible for the development of new features and functionality  in our Umbraco Development team.  Poornima's years of experience in Umbraco and more recently in Vendr means that she is able to quickly understand client problems and provide solutions to those real world problems.  Poornima is a Microsoft MVP and an Umbraco MVP, as well as being an Umbraco Certified Master on Umbraco 7 and 8.

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David Champion

UI/UX Designer

As UI/UX Designer, David is a leading member of the front-end development team. He’s responsible for applying interactive and visual design principles on websites and web applications that continuously improve clients’ customer experience with best of breed marketing tools such as Umbraco and Hubspot.

David has over 15 years experience in UI/UX web design, having worked on both freelance projects and more in digital agency settings. He has an extensive background in designing for global companies in the travel and tourism industry.