By Gamers For Gamers
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 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.
They make our business what it is
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.
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!
JR Product Specialist @BGFG
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.
WePC Gaming Staff Writer @BGFG
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!
My mates can’t believe I get to do this for a job!
Web Designer @BGFG
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!
Staff Writer @BGFG
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.
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.
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.
Gaming Monitor Specialist
With flexible working times, an open kitchen and incredibly warm and welcoming people, BGFG is a great place to work.
PRODUCT BENCHMARKER AND WRITER
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.
Meet The Founders
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.
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?
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!
Meet The Team
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.
Head of Partnerships
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JR Product Specialist
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.
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.
Ben Atkins Chafer
Ben’s interest in video games started as a result of his intense need to be better than his sister at something. It didn’t work but it started a lifelong passion in gaming, which then evolved when he built his first PC. He completely botched it but it was fun and he hasn’t stopped since. He’s currently fighting an embittered battle to get even slightly competitive at Apex Legends. He has a particular interest in peripherals and loves messing around with his setup.
News & Deals Editor
Sayem is a writer and critic with over 10 years of experience reporting on the latest technology and video games. He set up a blog at 15, and since then has been seen on VICE, Playboy, Eurogamer and more. He grew up building PCs with his father in a shed, loading copies of Windows off of multiple floppy drives, and since then he’s kept on top of the latest PC gaming trends.
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.
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.
Danielle has loved writing about games, records and films for as long as she can remember, probably in an effort to make her feel better about not being able to create any of them. Having been a keen console gamer from a young age, she now has a collection of old paraphernalia gathering dust — sacrilege! — in the hopes of one day having a residence big enough to house the ultimate haven of retro gaming systems… including a Guitar Hero arcade machine. She’s still saving for that, though.
With degrees in oriental painting & design & web development and a passion for creativity, Heeyoun applies these skills to her job as a Web Designer, creating sophisticated, sleek, and modern user experiences.
Hayley has been a PC gamer since the age of 5 and found her love for MMO games a few years later through Legend Of Mir. Her early passion for PC gaming helped develop a keen eye for detail and led to a career in photo editing and graphic design. With 5 years experience as a retoucher for various brands and freelance, Hayley finally took the plunge with BGFG as a Junior Graphic Designer. She is also mum to a hyper sausage dog called Nancy.
Digital Content Producer
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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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