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You can find out a bit more about our team of Web Designers, Developers and SEO Consultants below.

If you’d like to know more about us you might enjoy reading about our core values, viewing some of our work and seeing what some of our existing clients have said about us.

If you would like to join our team, or just see what positions are currently available, here’s a handy link to the job page.

Chris Gilchrist

MD & Founder

Chris Gilchrist

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Simon Lamb

Lead Designer

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Matt Braddock

Web Designer

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Chris Gilchrist

MD & Founder

Chris got involved in web design in 1999 and has owned and managed web businesses since 2001. He's worked with and managed projects for the likes of IBM, Oxford University Press, Unipart and Gartner.

He now focuses his attention on web analytics and SEO. Chris is Google Analytics Qualified. He manages Hit Reach and maintains a keen interest in business and finance, and regularly attends Entrepreneurial Exchange supper clubs.

Outside of work Chris is a keen practitioner of Tactical Edge defensive combat methods and climbing.

Simon Lamb

Lead Designer

Simon has over 10 years experience in the design field. First starting out in the games industry, working for Electronic Arts designing UI's and game menu systems. Over the years Simon has worked in all aspects of graphic design including computer games, mobile and hand held games, web design and printed materials.

In his spare time, Simon plays guitar in Screeching Weasel and the Riverdales, who are best known for helping to spark the early 1990s "pop-punk" movement. Past memebrs of the band include Mike Dirnt from Green Day and recent collaborations have involved members of the All American Rejects.

Simon also has an unhealthy obsession with Fawlty Towers.

Matt Braddock

Web Designer

Matt has 8 years experience as a developer after graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Technology Management.

He is adept at account management and has an excellent rapport with clients. Matt builds and maintains over 150 sites yearly and is always helping clients to streamline their workflow and improve their sites relative to their objectives.

In his spare time Matt runs the Slide club nights and gigs in Oxford and London, runs an annual music Festival, DJs around UK and occasionally Europe, as well as enjoying London life as much as he can!

Patrick Hathaway

Lead SEO Consultant

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Lauren Munro

Web Designer

Lauren Munro

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Linda McGarrigle

Account Manager

Linda McGarrigle

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Patrick Hathaway

Lead SEO Consultant

Patrick has been involved in SEO for over 3 years, learning his trade whilst working in-house at Ideasbynet.

Joining the Hit Reach team at the start of July in a part-time capacity, Patrick will spend the rest of his time running around after his baby boy as a bona fide househusband.

In his ‘spare time’, he enjoys playing football and watching box sets. And a spot of poker now and again (Hold ‘em or Omaha, since you ask).

A maths geek at heart, Patrick is rarely spotted without his calculator close to hand.

Lauren Munro

Web Designer

Lauren studied at Dundee College for two years gaining a HNC and HND qualification in 3D Design. Before joining Hit Reach she worked with an interior design company for three years.

Outside work she enjoys travelling around Scotland and trying new activities.

Linda McGarrigle

Account Manager

Linda graduated from the University of Abertay Dundee in 2009 with an honours degree in Computer Arts.

Before taking on this role she held management positions in both retail and the motor industry.

Outside of work, she enjoys going to gigs, taking full advantage of her cinema card and keeping an active social life.

Grant Richmond

Web Developer

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Matt McNally

Web Designer

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Jane Wilson

Web Developer

Jane Wilson

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Grant Richmond

Web Developer

Grant graduated from the University of Abertay Dundee in 2012 with an honours degree in Web Design and Development.

Grant likes to keep on top of all the newest Web technologies (at the moment html5 and CSS3) and use them whenever he can.

In his spare time Grant is a TV enthusiast and enjoys gaming and photography.

Matt McNally

Web Designer

Matt is currently in his third year of studying BSc(Hons) Web Design & Development at Abertay University. He wants to build on what he has learned so far at University and go on to become an accomplished Web Designer.

Outside of works he likes spending time with his girlfriend, enjoying trips to the cinema, dining out, going to gigs and generally just having a good time. Attending the T in the Park music festival is a yearly tradition of his; camping in the mud with friends and live music is his idea of a good time. Traveling around the world is another goal he would like to achieve in his lifetime.

Jane Wilson

Web Developer

Jane graduated from The University of Dundee in 2012 with an honours degree in Applied Computing and in 2013 with an MSc in User Experience Engineering.

Jane is an active fencer, competing nationally throughout the year and was a member of the university women’s team for 3 years winning two silver medals in British and Scottish leagues. She also organises student competitions through Scottish Student Sport.

In her spare time, Jane likes to watch old episodes of Star Trek, build things out of Lego, and read A Song of Ice and Fire over and over and over again.

What Our Clients Say

James AgateJames Agate
Managing Director
Skyrocket SEO

Chris and his team are patient, responsive and have a sense of humour even when I asked them to change something that I'd insisted upon initially. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an awesome WordPress development and design team.

Richard SedleyRichard Sedley
Director
Seren

Hit Reach were really easy to deal with and provide exemplary service. They implemented exactly what we wanted and guided us when we were uncertain about the solution. A highly professional and cost effective solution – what's not to love.

Roger GreenRoger Green
Director
Best4tyres.com

Hit Reach got it absolutely right. They embraced the challenge and complexity of the site, and exceeded expectation with quick response times and great service.

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