Spread across disciplines, our team unite to create perfect solutions
When you choose Inspire for your web development, project management or outsourcing, you’ll be choosing to work with some of the best in the business. All our team members – director, staff or freelance – share our vision of a truly client-led business and commitment to strict PRINCE2 Project-Management guidelines.
“The web is evolving at a phenomenal pace, with one real month equal to one web year. The capability of what businesses can do on the web is expanding at a tremendous rate. The best way for us to provide our clients with great advice is to invest our time in understanding what is coming next and position our clients to take advantage of this.” - David Dwyer, Managing Director"
Our Core Team
David’s role within Inspire is to drive the business forward. Apart from a Tuesday morning networking @BNICarnegie he is normally found managing client projects, attending conferences/seminars or writing web articles.
He has a unique background, with nine years’ experience in a range of web and IT roles plus seven years in sales and marketing in a blue-chip FMCG company. Prior to his MSc and founding Inspire, David worked for Scottish Brewers, now Heineken UK, and was for over seven years a successful sales manager. He also worked across the IT and project management functions for Norwich Union, Aviva and RAC-Auto Windscreens, delivering projects in a range of sizes.
David’s academic and professional qualifications include a BA (Hons) in Business Economics (Personnel) from the University of Paisley, an MSc in Information Technology (Systems) from Heriot-Watt University and PRINCE2 Practitioner-level certification. He is also an active member of the British Computer Society.
Martin J SmithHead Of Development
Martin heads up our Development Team and manages client projects.
He has a lot of Business Analysis experience so is generally involved early on in our larger and more complex projects to make sure all requirements are fully explored and documented up front. He then sees them all the way through our development process to launch and provides ongoing support.
Martin manages our development teams and supervises our Account Managers, ensuring everything is on track so that clients' websites exceed their expectations and are delivered on schedule.
Academic qualifications include an MSc Information Technology and a BAcc (Hons) Accountancy.
In his spare time Martin is currently spending too much time planning some home improvements and chasing after his 2 slightly mad cats. He also enjoys playing poker when he gets a chance.
Matthew McDonoughHead Of Marketing
Matthew is Inspire's Head Of Marketing who has experience coordinating marketing activities in Europe and beyond.
Matthew’s role is focused on the formulation of the digital strategy, its implementation for clients and the management of our marketing teams. He regularly attends different networking events and is always happy to connect with new contacts.
Some of his key marketing interests include SEO, CPC & CRO. Out of office hours, Matthew is a very active outdoors person, spending his time mountain biking, snowboarding and climbing, amongst other sports.
Thomas QuinnBusiness Development Manager
Thomas joined Inspire Digital in 2019 after running his own company, Start Digital, for five years. A former journalist, Thomas spent his 20s chasing stories for local and national newspapers, working with the Mirror for five years.
Following a lengthy and successful freelance journalism career, Thomas took up the challenge of founding his own Glasgow based digital agency. Initially focused on iPad publishing apps, Start Digital quickly morphed into a web and graphic design agency, winning a varied portfolio of clients.
A first-class communicator, Thomas is our business development manager with a focus on developing new business and creating new opportunities for Inspire. He has been a member of BNI Alba in Glasgow for four years and is a member of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.
Angela WattPROJECT MANAGER
Angela manages our client projects and assists with every-day customer queries related to website maintenance. With a background in Journalism and PR, she started focusing her efforts in web development back in 1997, with a stint doing Quality Assurance for the gaming industry after moving to Scotland in 2010.
An Italian Brazilian, she has worked on projects from blue-chip companies like Sony, Warner Brothers, Levis and Uber in South America and the EU. At Inspire, Angela assists Martin J Smith and the development team to progress web projects of different scales, acting as the bridge between our clients and the developers.
When not working at Inspire, Angela assists the not-for-profit ShareSoc UK and writes music reviews for Louder than War (UK) and Rolling Stone (Brazil). She is a member of the Charted Institute of Public Relations in the UK, an avid Beatles collector and Monty Python trivia fan. She is a mum to (human) toddler Samuel and (feline) babies Agnetha and Ann-Frid.
Boris BlondinLEAD DEVELOPER
Boris is our Lead Developer and global traveler who graduated from University in France with specialisms in web development. He contributes to the business with his years of experience and technical knowledge.
One of Boris’s innate skills is his ability to turn complex requests into efficient and elegant solutions. Along with building some of our more dynamic websites and systems personally, he leads our other developers ongoing training. This covers a wide remit of topics including the latest tools and techniques available within their specialties.
When he's not playing badminton, kayaking or climbing mountains, he spends his time reading, cooking, volunteering or studying the latest framework he's heard of.
Josephine FrickeProject Coordinator
Josephine started working at Inspire as a Summer Intern responsible for her own project and we were so pleased with her performance she now works within the business part-time.
Josephine is currently in her final year of studying Business and Management at the University of Glasgow, which covers a range of courses including Marketing, Finance, and Entrepreneurship. She is in the process of writing her undergraduate dissertation about the current trend of "Circular Economy".
In her spare time, Josephine enjoys playing American Football in the University Team. When she is not standing on the field herself, she tries to make time to watch her favourite teams and discuss tactics with her friends.
Ben EdwardsDIGITAL MARKETER
Ben started working with us as a freelance copywriter, creating content for the Inspire website and various clients. Since then Ben has come on board as a member of the marketing team and supports a vast array of our clients with all their copywriting needs.
With degrees in Psychology and Comic Studies, Ben has an eclectic background, preciously using his skills as a professional proofreader and editorial assistant. He took a break from work; however, to return to university and recently finished his dissertation on how trauma shapes origin stories across literature. After this, Ben went to use his content creating skills and eye for detail at Inspire.
Ben enjoys researching new content and learning new skills. While in his free time he likes volunteering for local charities, travelling whenever he gets the chance and watching bad television with his friends.
Steven StewartDIGITAL MARKETER
Steven has joined the Inspire team under the position of digital Marketer. He has studied a degree in Business and Marketing with emphasis on entrepreneurship, innovation, and finance. To date Steven has been involved in projects within the hospitality sector, managing different social media and email marketing activities.
One of Steven’s big interests in marketing is SEO and he provides fantastic results for our clients in that area.
In his spare time Steven enjoys being outdoors with his dogs, spending time with friends and catching up with family. In his down time, he gets a kick out of researching the ‘exciting’ world of digital e-commerce and stocks.
Unlike many web design or marketing agencies, we do not run automated software and send you out a long technical Website Review Report on what you or indeed your last developer have missed.
We recognise that the web is evolving at a tremendous pace, one real month is equal to one web year, so what was delivered just a few years ago, may very well be looking tired and dated.
At the four BNI Groups we are members of, we are fully signed up to Givers Gain and offer referral clients 20 minutes of our consultancy time (at no charge).
We cover a range of areas such as "What is the objective of your website?"; "What is your business model?"; "Who is your audience?"; then we can cover User eXperience; Usability; Site Analytics; Search Engine Optimisation (On-Site).
We know the value of both your and our time but we also know that we're keen to build relationships and this approach is the first building block in establishing that mutual trust and respect.