About Us

We make clever sites which are incredibly simple to use. Leave all the complicated stuff to us and concentrate on running your business.

Plan. Design. Build. Nurture.

All websites produced by 18a productions adhere to the latest industry standards - ensuring their longevity and accessibility. Each project is assessed throughout the design process for it's attention to industry accessibility guidelines, and optimised for search engines. A user friendly experience for your customers is a must!

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and work enthusiastically and diligently to meet all deadlines. We're a friendly team - you're always welcome to ask any questions you may have! And as we very much appreciate the importance of a website to a business, we only host sites on reliable servers safe in the knowledge we're offering you an excellent service.

We enjoy the variety in our work, and getting to know you and your business is important and helps us design and build a website to be proud of, and one that will work for you.

Tom Freeman and Lisa Bailey founded 18a productions in 2007, and have since built up a long list of happy clients and great people to work with.

Meet the team

Lisa Freeman

Lisa Freeman

Managing Director and UX

2019 marked Lisa's 15th year of working in the digital sector, during which time she has planned and designed easy to use sites, apps and systems for clients such as the BBC, Sainsbury's and countless tech start ups. Lisa started her career in Brighton working for an online PR company meaning that websites we produce convey exactly what you need them to - and grab attention whilst doing so. When she's not in the office you can find her baking cakes for the various baby groups she attends as the mum of a toddler and a baby.

Tom Freeman

Tom Freeman

Technical Director

Tom has a degree in computing and over 17 years of commercial coding experience building websites and web based applications for government departments and businesses all over the world. As well as having a keen eye for design and being a master all things HTML and CSS, he is also extremely experienced with LAMP technologies (inc. PHP and MySQL) and all the tools required to make cutting edge websites. When he's not building websites, you can find Tom nurturing the 18a cider orchard in the beautiful Mendips AONB!

Craig Bowler

Craig Bowler

Full Stack Developer and Designer

Craig is a WordPress specialist with many years of WordPress development under his belt. Craig has also come from a marketing background, so he understands the best ways of how a website should look and feel to maximise ROI. When he's not sifting through plugins or writing PHP, you'll find him under a bonnet, or roaming the great outdoors.

Jon Innes

Jon Innes

Front End Developer

Jon primarily focuses on front end development at 18a, working across WordPress and MVC based projects. He's always got a front-end trick up his sleeve for creating a great effect and ensures mobile experiences are as smooth as those on a desktop. When he's not tinkering with CSS, you'll find him taking some rather lovely photos, or catching up on the latest block buster.

Dean Woodyatt

Dean Woodyatt

Full Stack Developer

Dean is a developer here at 18a specialising in backend, LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) development. In true 18a style, he’s fast thinking and efficient so he can turn around even the most complex requests quickly, providing a great ROI. He's also a super keen PC gamer, so if you've ever wanted to know more about MOBA - or even want to know what it is, then Dean is the guy to ask about it.

Ewen Kennedy

Ewen Kennedy

Front End Developer

Ewen joined us in 2017 and his quick thinking and attention to detail means he's fitted right in. Ewen's working towards a BSC in Computer Science but when he's not studying or coding you'll find him on various sports fields.