Who We Are

BGFG is made up entirely of an ever-expanding team of passionate individuals from all walks of life. A love of technology and games is what ties us all together. That and an innate ability to create enthralling and engaging content for our readers.

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Who We Are

By Gamers For Gamers

We Are A Family of Different Characters

We are By Gamers, For Gamers – a team of experienced, passionate individuals dedicated to bringing our readers the best in PC tech, gaming, and Esports. We are comprised of gamers from all walks of life that share a passion for the technology they play on.

Our Goal

Our main ambition is to become the undisputed number one media publisher in the digital gaming and tech sector, by providing our readers with unbiased, honest reviews as well as in-depth buyer guides, up to date PC build recommendations, how to’s, answer to frequently asked questions and the latest in gaming, tech and Esports news.

To put it another way…

To empower our readers buying decisions and answer every question in gaming and technology.

Our People

They make our business what it is

Meet the team

Our Kind of People

We are nothing without the people who work here. Every team member is hand-picked for the skills they bring to the collective, not just individual talent, and we’re growing a truly diverse and talented group of people into the content team of tomorrow. There’s a lot of work to do and we do it in a fun, empowering way. Our people think we are getting it right. Here’s what they have to say.

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Wait, this is a job? It doesn’t feel like one most of the time. Coming to the BGFG office feels like you’re off to see your loaded mate to play with all the cool tech he’s got. Sometimes we even get fed!

Jack Howarth

Benchmark Specialist @BGFG

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Being able to work among people and completely be myself means the world to me. Not to mention, I get immediate satisfaction when I see my articles trending and racking in the big numbers

Maya Hutchinson

WePC Gaming Staff Writer @BGFG

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You have total creative freedom here at BGFG and get to work with some incredible people and some incredible tech. No day is like the previous and you always look forward to coming into the office

Jay Crotty

Videographer @BGFG

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My mates can’t believe I get to do this for a job!

Heeyoun Hong

Web Designer @BGFG

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BGFG is a super friendly and chilled out place to work. Also, there’s a pool table. I’m not any good, but there is a pool table. If you want to beat someone at pool, come and work with me!

Vince Pavey

Staff Writer

BGFG-Benefits

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What attracted me to BGFG as a department manager was the growth mindset of the company and the will to win. We’re not afraid to try something new, and we’ve actually had some massive successes from being quick to try new strategies

Paul McNulty

Video Manager

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I was blown away by the ambitions of BGFG and the open, creative approach that underpins everything we do here has convinced me that we’ll surpass all of them

Dave Woods

Content Director

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We might work hard at BGFG but most days in the office feel like when I was a kid at Toys”R”Us – with one big difference… I actually get paid for it.

Charlie Noon

Gaming Monitor Specialist

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With flexible working times, an open kitchen and incredibly warm and welcoming people, BGFG is a great place to work

Sebastian Kozlowski

Benchmark Specialist

Our Mission

We Know It’s Not Impossible

Like all good missions, this one is dangerous. BGFG is on a mission to find the best talent in the country, and that means finding people who share our love for exceptional copy and knowledge. We don’t want people who can write great sentences. We want people who can do it again, and again and again (and again if we are honest). Only then will we get to where we are heading – the rendezvous point is at the best PC tech online publishing house in the UK. But what about you? Easy. Your mission is to come and talk to us if that’s you.

We partner with the best

Our Partners

BGFG partners with some of the industries leading brands and is constantly looking to add to our connections. Our relationships with these household names allow us to bring the best value to our readers.

Our A Team

Meet The Founders

Will Blears

CSO / Co-Founder

Will is an online entrepreneur, avid gamer and tech head having spent most of his teens building online businesses, building and upgrading PCs, and playing lots and lots of Counter Strike. The combination has led him to where he is today, building a thriving media publishing business in an industry that he loves.

These days Will focuses on the strategic element of BGFG. We think it’s his love for RTS games that helps him foresee future opportunities that BGFG can build on. As well as this, he is currently grinding away on Amazon’s latest release New World. 

Will has more than 15 years of experience in the digital space. Having previously built and exited seven-figure businesses he is extremely excited to see how far the team can take BGFG.

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Andrew Kirkcaldy

CEO / Co-Founder

Andrew has been a passionate gaming and tech head from childhood, tinkering with the ZX Spectrum, Amiga 2000 and one of the original Intel Pentiums to name a few. Before Wi-Fi for network gaming he had to lean out of the top-floor window to pass the parallel cable to the next door neighbour. He spent more time debugging connection issues and reinstalling Windows for the nth time to get a game to work than actually playing… those were the days!

Andrew has over 16 years in brand, digital marketing and e-commerce. He spent his formative years at AO.com running the Brand and Digital Marketing teams. Now he is turning his hand to the digital publishing sector in an area that he is very passionate about. Who said mixing work and pleasure is not a good thing?

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Craig Kirkcaldy

COO / Co-Founder

Craig has always been a gamer and tech nerd. From the good old days of the BBC Micro playing Elite, to holding his brother’s legs as he hung out of the third floor window to get them connected next door to play Dune.

Fast forward 30 years and… well it’s the same story. Craig has over 20 years of experience in Project and Operational management. Having worked around the world for more than eight years, he always wanted to come back to the UK and build a company around his passions and, of course, work with his brother… It turns out they’re actually a great team!

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Our A Team

Meet The Team

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Dave Woods

Content Director

Dave’s career spans 20 plus years at Dennis Publishing, where he rose to editorial director of the contract division, Dennis Communications. He launched, edited and redesigned specialist and consumer magazines and websites including PC Zone, The Big Issue and PokerPlayer. He has been a passionate gamer and tech head since he was young and is now instilling vast experience to the WePC editorial team.

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Paul McNally

Editor

An OG video game journo from back in the day when people bought magazines to see which games were good. With 15 more years working for global media companies and professional sports clubs, along with a stint working in PR and marketing for national charities including the National Literacy Trust, the stars finally aligned to bring him back to writing about technology and computers. He still needs a spell checker though! You can follow Paul on Twitter @IamPaulMcNally.

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Richie Shoemaker

Editor

Richie has been writing about games for more than 20 years, when information and opinions could only be found in magazines and the games came in monolithic boxes with 300-page manuals. It’s a very good thing for the world that trees no longer have to be sacrificed to service his dubious talents.

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Steve Charnock

Financial Director

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Paul McNulty

Video Team Manager

With 14 years experience in video production, Paul’s career has seen him work all over the world for brands such as Sony, Suzuki, Kia, AO.com, Carnival Corporation, and Samsung. He has spent the past 6 years producing and directing branded marketing video and advertising content for online brands and TV. Paul has a solid background in both video production and department leadership.

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Roddy Burns

Digital Marketing Manager

After falling in love with gaming during the golden years of the Game Boy Advance, Roddy’s role as Digital Marketing Manager perfectly blends his industry skills with one of his favourite pastimes. Having worked both in-house and agency side, Roddy has been fortunate enough to work with brands such as Nintendo, Sony, Disney and LEGO on key marketing campaigns and releases. With a background in content and social media, Roddy loves to find creative solutions for data-led marketing campaigns that drive commercial results.

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Shaun Conroy

Staff Writer

Shaun is a gaming enthusiast and computer science graduate who has been working with computers for the last 15 years. He took a shine to competitive FPS back in the mid-2000s and hasn’t looked back since.

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Charlie Noon

Staff Writer

For as long as Charlie can remember, he has always been interested in computers and gaming. It all started with the Sega Mega Drive and then evolved into PC gaming in his early teens. CS 1.6 was his first go at competitive gaming which soon evolved into CS:Source and now CS:GO. Throughout that period he has been a keen PC builder and enthusiast and is currently running an ASUS Rog RTX 2070 with AMD’s Ryzen 2700X.

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Aaron Ritchie

Staff Writer

From halcyon days playing Sonic 2 on the Megadrive, to trying to work out how to make the “TOASTY!” man appear on Mortal Kombat 3 round his mate’s house, many of Aaron’s fondest childhood memories are associated with gaming. This might sound a sad state of affairs to some, but he regrets nothing.
First getting into PC gaming through exposure to text game Drug Lord and then the original Half Life, still one of his all-time favourites, Aaron has been a PC gamer ever since. A practical need to squeeze the most out of his machine turned into a genuine interest in the technology of PC hardware, a passion which fuels his desire to always be up to date on the latest tech news.

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Heeyoun Hong

Web Designer

Heeyoun is a UK-based web designer with a passion for creating beautifully sophisticated, sleek & modern user experiences.

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Jacob Woodward

Sub-Editor

Jacob was exposed to a variety of gaming consoles and tech from an early age and has expanded his knowledge to become well-versed in all things PC. He is now a keen technology tinkerer and gaming enthusiast, making him an expert in the overall field.

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Christian Wait

Staff Writer

From covering eSports events and reviews for Vodafone Global to freelancing for sites such as Gfinity and TheSixthAxis, Chris/Christian/Reggie has half a decades worth of tech and gaming journalism under his (large) belt. Other hobbies include brainwashing his children with Pokemon/DragonBall Z and Streaming.

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Joel Loynds

Staff Writer

A penchant for bad video games, old tech and noodles, Joel has an aversion to anything that might get his stuff viewed on the internet. A deep love for bad video games, making videos and please, PLEASE, don’t talk to him about Twin Peaks.

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Vince Pavey

Staff Writer

Vince Pavey is a writer from the North-East of England that has worked on comics for The Beano and Doctor Who. He’s done some magazine stuff too. He likes to play video games and eat good food. Sometimes he does both at the same time, but he probably shouldn’t.

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Craig Robinson

Staff Writer

Ever since Craig opened his PS2 console for Christmas way back in the early 2000’s, his life became fixed on playing games. Once when he figured out what an ethernet cable was, he descended upon the internet to feed like a noob on CoD4 and Halo 3. He soon after discovered PC Gaming, creating accounts for games like World of Warcraft and League of Legends, two games he has played ever since. At some point, Craig decided to write about them in his spare time, inevitably leading to his position as a resident esports and competitive gaming writer at BGFG.

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Mitchel Loftus

Production Coordinator

Digital Content Producer with a background in Media Production and Marketing for multiple organisations. Experienced in videography, Graphic design, Editing, and Digital Marketing. A jack of all trades some might say. Both handsome and humble. The ideal employee.

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Jay Crotty

Videographer

Jay is a UK-based videographer striving to create impactful content. You’ll almost always find him with a camera in his hand if he’s not playing Final Fantasy.

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Sarah Shaw

Junior Videographer

Sarah is an experienced, hard working and highly motivated videographer, with a creative passion towards the technological world! Bringing a storm of unique perspectives, a bubbly personality and optimistic confidence to jump into any challenge. Sarah continually experiments with new technology, cameras, and editing techniques to achieve superior production outcomes. Always striving  to advance in the world of professional videography. There’s never a dull creative moment with Sarah around!

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Miranda Lenkeviciute

Junior Videographer

Miranda is a junior videographer with a background in Broadcast Media Technologies. She is motivated and hardworking and always eager to learn new filming techniques. Her interest in gaming started with Counter-Strike 1.6 and now Miranda is the biggest fan of CS: GO.

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Jack Howarth

Videographer & Benchmarking

Jack has has a keen interest in computers and video creation for a little over 10 years, and with a professional background in PC building, an education in cyber security and a life long love for gaming,
he really likes to not only play games but to know what makes the PCs driving them tick! The perfect pick for a Benchmarker.

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Sebastian Kozlowski

Benchmarking Spcialist

Seb is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate who has always been passionate and involved in gaming and computers. Ever since tinkering with the family computer and being the tech wizard in the family, he’s had an interest in PCs and all things tech. So while at University build his own computer, became tech support for others and finally found a career working with them daily.

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Steve Hook

VO Video Editor

With a background in music video editing and project management for major labels like Universal Music Group and Warner, as well as the biggest music distribution platforms on YouTube like Proximity and Trap Nation, Steve accelerated his animation agency from 0 to 200 million views online. He also brings experience in digital marketing on social for startups around London, having been a YouTube native since 2011 and totalling 600K views on a personal gaming channel he started at the age of 15.Steve now brings an audio engineering degree to the team, recording and editing his voice over work across BGFG channels, when he isn’t being a big huge nerd about Minecraft and The Elder Scrolls.You can follow Steve on Twitter @BGFG_Steve

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Hayley Dickenson

Graphic Designer

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Basil

Woof Woof 🐶

Office Super-Hound Basil has one paw on the pulse of the industry and the other three near anybody offering free pats and strokes. No matter how bad a day can be, it’s made instantly better when you realise he’s trotting in your direction. Always remember though, he’s giving you the attention, not the other way around!

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