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
Head of Digital
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.
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 & Hubs Lead
As a child, Ryan was enamoured with video games. Whether it be a SNES game or a PS2 game, he couldn’t stop playing them. While he literally cannot touch a PC without it breaking (legend has it he once set a twelve hour old laptop on fire), he has a huge passion for all things technology. In particular, new consoles make him disappear into them for weeks at a time.
SEO Assistant / Editor
Sulaiman’s interest in gaming and technology stems from when he was a little kid however started to amplify his interests going into university and postgraduate with an interest in ESports, which led to Sulaiman dedicating his postgraduate dissertation around the ‘Underrepresentation of grassroots Women and Non-binary video game players in Esports’. With Sulaiman’s passion for SEO and combined with gaming, you couldn’t ask for more!
Tom is a UK-based word spewer with a taste for everything weird and wonderful about games kick-started by a transformative play-through of Metal Gear Solid many moons ago. Adores Hollow Knight, probably a bit too much.
Will is the Games Editor at WePC and is a writer who’s been tinkering with computers and software since he was old enough to know what a keyboard or screwdriver is. Since 2016 he has written for several high-profile websites, including MakeUseOf and Space.com, specializing in retro gaming and technology, guides, and cybersecurity.
Morgan started playing games pretty young, like everyone else really, but never realized it could be a career. Then, whilst doing his undergrad in History, he realized it might be a genuine career aspiration. One where he could talk about the things he loves, but for a job. After bouncing around a few jobs and doing a master’s, he is now here at WePC, making that dream a reality. When Morgan isn’t playing games, you can find him watching films, watching football, or in the pub, probably watching football.
Kevin has been a technophile since he first owned a Commodore 64. Then an Amiga….progressing to Gameboy, self-built systems, consoles, and a 15-year career in and around computing and technology. Kevin is an all-around tech and gadget enthusiast. He was previously found at such places as Micro Mart, Custom PC, Bit-tech, and PC PRO, then Which? Computing, Den of Geek, and Daily Telegraph. Also WIRED, Hardware Heaven, and KitGuru.
Jack Goodson is a creative copywriter and brand developer with 10+ years of experience who specialises in explaining technical concepts in intuitive ways, namely in the Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and NFT space. Jack also grew up on Total War games and weekend game rentals from Blockbuster (if anyone remembers those days!) Now, he shares his love of games with his partner, daughter, and three cats.
As a technophile, Farhad has spent the last decade getting hands-on experience with a variety of electronic devices, including smartphones, laptops, accessories, wearables, printers, and so on. When he isn’t writing, you can bet he’s devouring information on products making their market foray, demonstrating his unquenchable thirst for technology.
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.
Emma has worked in production for over 5 specialising in both Photography and Video e-commerce across a range of area’s including tech, fashion, home and beauty. After studying Photography at Coventry University she soon fell into Production finding her forte and has since worked on a wide range of sets and campaigns. Working across all creative team’s and the wider business she uses her skillset across a variety of projects. Outside of work she can be found in cold water or camping up mountains with her dogs who on occasion get to visit the office!
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.
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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