• we explore, design, build, & refine digital products

  • what we do

    consultancy & analysis

    project expertise

    We help organisations understand and implement the latest digital tools and processes. We combine an agile approach, collaboration and the principles of user-centred design.

    user experience design

    human-centric design

    We like to validate assumptions by testing with real users early in the design process, allowing us to iterate and refine a solution without costly overheads.

    software development

    quality builds

    We specialise in high quality, scalable and integrated Web & Mobile applications and systems.


  • we're hiring!

    We are always on the look out for passionate, clever people to join join us here at The Electric Works in Sheffield. In particular we are looking for 2 awesome people to join our team!


    We are looking for...


    Java Developers



    Want to know more about us? We are a passionate bunch of techies based in Sheffield, with a love for the environment. In general if there's a way we can use technology to benefit others, we like to get stuck in!


    Interested? Why not send through your CV to recruitment@hiveit.co.uk


    No agencies please.

  • our team

    Jonny Rippon

    Managing Director

    Over 14 years digital agency experience, he has worked in Project Management, Account Management & Marketing for a range of public and private sector clients.

    Martin Waite

    Design Director

    Over 17 years experience in designing for the web, specialising in user experience and interaction design working across both public and private sector.


    Duncan Watson

    Technical Director

    With 16 years of experience and a particular emphasis on test-driven development and quality assurance.

    Ewan Cormack

    Software Test Analyst

    Ewan leads the testing function here at Hive It in addition to filling what we call the "dev link" function on many of our projects.

    Martin Smith

    Principal Designer

    21 years experience in creating websites and stopping users shouting at their computers, as well as extensive studio, team, account and project management experience.

    Richard Popple

    Senior Developer

    More commonly known as 'Dr Pops' due to his previous medical training, Richard is a skilled developer driven by a passion to solve complex technical challenges.

    Sooze Tooze

    Account Manager

    Over 7 years experience in working with clients across the public and private sector.


    Ben Outram

    Senior Developer

    With 12 years of Java programming there’s not much Ben doesn't know about Java, he also has strong skills in the Mobile arena working on a high profile suite of Java applications.

    Jim Chatterton

    Senior Developer

    Jim has a passion for all things digital with many years experience in Java development and Javascript.

    Nicholas Tsim


    Nick has an extensive knowledge of web application development using a variety of languages, frameworks and tooling.

    Allan Noy


    Allan brings his in Illustrator, InDesign and Adobe creative suite to the Hive IT Team moving into the world of HTML, CSS and User Centred design.

  • contact us

    Hive IT, Electric Works, 3 Concourse Way, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2BJ

    0114 286 6350

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