The Ents24 Team
As well as having a bizarre capacity to remember telephone area codes for the whole of the UK, Neil also has possibly the widest collection of 1980's music known to man. One of the original founders of Ents24, Neil is responsible for website operations and development, and says that working here for a decade has nothing to do with his complete hair loss.
The driving force of Ents24's commercial team, when he's not busy making deals with all sorts of suited executives you can often find him challenging Neil's 80's music knowledge. He sometimes wins and buys us all flapjack.
Possibly the nicest guy you'll ever meet, Mark has a complete inability to say 'No', which means he makes endless cups of tea. Doctor Mark (as he demands we call him since he got his PhD) has the responsibility of thinking up cool new things for the site and fixing all the little bugs - which he only puts in his programs to keep the rest of us on our toes.
Doug looks after the parts of the site that make the other developers sad, and has a gigantic box of caramel wafers on his desk to help him do so.
Code machine Chris is the quiet type but he's certainly not shy when it comes to a challenge! This aspiring triathlete and dedicated vegetarian puts all of the doughnut eating Ents24 members to shame. One day he'll cave in to the sugary goodness!
Full-time dev wizard and part-time hip-hop producer, Xander is Ents24's very own Professor X.
Hailing from beyond the wall, fresh out of uni Computer Science graduate Matt is passionate about two things: music and making things with code. He also enjoys pool, books, and probably too many video games.
Dan enjoys trying to break (test) everything the other developers have made - it's a sign of affection, really. If he's not writing code, he's probably thinking in it instead.
Software development enthusiast Tim claims that often the best approach to solving a problem is to sleep on it, so if you catch him asleep in the office it's probably best not to disturb him.
Quiet and relaxed to be spanish Ana enjoys reading and thinking about the universe and all things human related. She applies this curiosity to understand users and design the best possible experiences as our UX Designer.
An unhealthy obsession with handing out 'doughnut penalties' for any of the slightest mistakes on site, Adele is in charge of bullying... I mean, Marketing. (Adele also insists that we point out she's not over-weight.)
After a decade working at various record labels, former Westcountryman and occasional promoter/DJ Adam has returned to his homeland. Now he's busy eating hot sauce and making sure that everyone knows about the many benefits of visiting Ents24, whilst also trying (badly) to conceal the details of an ill-advised appearance on a TV gameshow aged 11. Oops.
Ems has a keen eye for the aesthetic which she applies with equal skill to both Ents24 brand publicity and the creation of cake-based wonder. She's also a biker chick, and has been known to spend USD80 on eye shadow; although presumably does not apply it whilst in transit.
Jen was born and bred in various music venues across Bristol and is obsessed by all things gig related. When she's not stalking bands she loves watching horror films, looking at pictures of dogs and extending her Hello Kitty merchandise collection.
As the token foreigner, funny-man Graham is fondly, and constantly, referred to as 'The Canadian'. When he's not busy ironing his mountie trousers and drinking maple syrup, you'll find him nattering with promoters, artists and venues to help them get the most out of Ents24 through Ents24 Backstage.
The all-knowing oracle of listings, without Sarah, the website simply would not function properly because we'd all be messing about too much. Obsessed with all things listings orientated, Sarah is a self-confessed control freak for which the only known cure is a few JD and Diet Cokes on a Friday night.
Still living in the 90s with his massive CD collection, Gareth was once given a certificate at the Ents24 staff awards for his encyclopedic knowledge of music. A keen pop quiz player, he was once a winning contestant on Radio 2's Popmaster with Ken Bruce. However, he failed to name 3 hits in 10 seconds by Leo Sayer! Proof that his encyclopedic brain doesn't quite extend to the magic of Sayer! He is also the proud collector of toy robots and obscure Christmas records!
The lovely Michelle is part of our hard working content team. She's a rock loving, Irish cider drinker but that's not all! This well-travelled lady has been to 34 countries and knows all of the States in America! Let's hope she doesn't jet off and leave Ents24 any time soon.
This Adam is our original 'Adam' and since hiring him, we've started an Adam collection. This Adam you'll see surrounded by his glorious selection of disco records as he DJs another technicolour disco night on the mean streets of Bristol. Often dressed like John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever, Adam is member of our beautiful content team and is into all things music. He also loves cartoons, spicy food and dogs.
If she's not wearing brightly coloured hats during the winter, she's knitting more in the summer! Could an Ents24 crafts session be on the cards? She once dreamt of being a rock star, but sadly, with zero musical talent, it was never going to happen, especially as she loves nothing more than having cuddles with her Westie, Eddie whilst having a cup of tea!
When he's not busy fiddling with his bass, James is part of our content gang – filling the website with thousands of events every week to keep you informed of what's going on in the UK. You can also find him around Bristol at local rock gigs, and may one day see future rock stars using his custom built guitar pedals!
Matilda spent a few years working in a remote youth hostel in the mountains, but has successfully reintegrated herself back into society and is now completely normal, apart from her obsessions with surrealist comedy, ambient dubstep and cricket. She originally joined Ents24 because of the free cups of tea, but is staying because editing listings for independent cinemas reminds her of that Father Ted episode.
Where did he come from, where did he go? A full-blown festival fanatic, Joe’s more likely to be found in a tent than a house between the months of June to September. In the meantime however, when he’s not tirelessly adding events listings to our website, he’ll be practicing his foosball skills in the office or watching Rick and Morty.
Our resident Carol Vorderman, Tracey is in charge of Ents24's accounts and makes sure we pay all our bills on time. Unlike every other member of staff, Tracey is completely immune from any office mockery because she has the power to withhold our wages!