Who we are

Our Story

So why the name? 15gifts started out making intelligent recommendations for people looking for tailored gift ideas. From there, it was a natural development to take the technology and know how we'd built up, and evolve the product for specific sectors...

We soon realised that, even as internet shopping became part of everyday life, people still faced real problems when committing to important purchases online. Problems which stem from basic human nature - to do with feeling in control, and making a choice based on a manageable number of options.

So as the engine became embedded in each sector, we uncovered the unique principles of psychology which help customers. We increasingly built these into the 15gifts engine, helping people understand and navigate their options to make a confident decision. One which felt good - at the checkout, and long term.

Meet the team

Tom Cox
CEO & Founder
Simon Drakeford
Steven Lester
Lead Designer
Sergey Smirnov
Technical Architect
Sarah McCausland
People & Culture Manager
Tasha Butcher
Scrum Project Manager
Zeke Ayonrinde
Senior Developer
Sue Pavelin
Finance Manager
Katie Fuller
UX Writer
Piers Carrigan
QA Lead
Andrew Brothwell
Product Owner
Daniel Pickford
Chief Technology Officer
Martin Huggett
Digital Product Designer
Matt Kaley-Burton
Product Owner
Pawel Nowak
Alaric Jewitt
Data Analyst
Mark Pratley
Senior Data Scientist
Dale Blackburn
Development Team Leader
Amanda Freeman
Dean Pugh
Senior Developer
Gary McMonagle
James Baker
Development Team Leader
Jasmyn Bloch
Partner Executive
Jonathan Barron
Senior Developer
Jovita Griskenaite
Katie Harris
Head of Data Science and Analytics
Tom Levy
Junior Data Analyst
Nathan Higgins
Senior Growth & Performance Manager
Russ Gillespie
Technical Operations Manager
Julian Freeston
Chief Financial Officer
Georgia Tregear
Chief Customer Officer
Liam Shergold
Junior Developer
Stuart Day
Data Analyst
Clara Grant
Development Team Leader

Going from corporate to comfort

When we moved into our new home in the centre of Brighton, we knew it was a great spot with real possibilities. But at first, it simply wasn’t 15gifts. Here’s how we transformed a stuffy office into a light, open plan space which puts people at their ease – helping great ideas, fantastic work and strong friendships flow naturally.

"The 15gifts engine has enhanced our online customer journey. With it's seamless integration and tactile user experience, we've simplified choice for our customers. The team continually optimise the decision engine, helping us to grow our sales."

The Times - Martin Doherty, eCommerce Sales Manager