Net Communities is an award-winning digital company that specialises in advertising solutions and publishing. Constantly evolving, we are dedicated to finding new and innovative ways to reach premier worldwide audiences interested in technology, business and entertainment. Net Communities’ premium portfolio is focused on adding value to your brand.

Tailoring highly-customised campaigns and solutions to meet your specific needs, our unique commitment to Content, Audience, Impact, and Engage ensures our clients seize the latest online opportunities and attain optimum ROI across multiple verticals. Utilising a range of cutting-edge technologies, we hyper-target advertising, ensuring the right content reaches the ideal reader at the perfect time. Quite simply, we deliver results.


Who we are

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  • Andy Evans

    Founder & CEO

    Andy Evans has worked in the media industry since 1986. His experience spans traditional offline business and consumer press, radio and television. Andy founded Net Communities in 1999, survived the internet boom and is now the controlling shareholder in the business.
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  • Hugh Chappell

    Non-Executive Chairman

    Hugh has worked in the IT industry since 1976 and was honoured to work with Apple Computer in the UK from 1979 when the PC industry was in its infancy. He established Taxan (Europe) Ltd in 1985 and over next 18 years managed a business which sold 5 million monitors and graphics adaptors. Hugh's personal goal was to own and manage his own business and this was realised when he co-founded TrustedReviews.com in 2003 followed by the acquisition of bit-tech.net in 2005. The sale of both companies (TrustedReviews.com in 2007 to Time Warner/IPC Media and bit-tech.net in 2008 to Dennis Publishing) completed his ultimate goal. Now, Hugh is really excited to be working with Net Communities part time as Non-Executive Chairman.
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  • Julie Price

    Sales Director

    Julie has worked in the IT industry for over 17 years, having previously worked at Dennis Publishing overseeing the IT print portfolio. With a strong desire to move into a full time digital role, she was excited to join Net Communities, bringing a wealth of management and strategic experience to the Sales Director role. When she isn’t running around after her young family, Julie can be found reading 6 books at once on her beloved Kindle doing Power Plate at her local gym and is about to fulfil her lifelong ambition to become a pop star by signing up for singing lessons.
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  • Abtin Fanaeian

    Account Director

    Graduated at the University of Bournemouth in 2008 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Interactive Media and Production. Abtin was previously working as a sales account manager on behalf of BSkyB, covering the South West England. Eventually he decided to combine his passion (advertising) and business skills and landed himself a position at Net Communities. When he's not working he can be found blogging away or making regular weekend trips to Bournemouth, as he still hasn't come to terms that University days are over.
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  • Ryan Skeggs

    Account Director

    Ryan got his passion for marketing whilst working in the financial sector assisting his old company with their marketing plans, he decided digital marketing was the path he wanted to follow. Working on a B2B basis for 2 years before joining the NC team in 2010. Ryan Loves the ever changing world of digital. In all honesty there isn’t really much Ryan doesn’t love. Out of work Ryan can be found either on a footie pitch, cricket pitch or on the dance floor… this guy has some serious moves.
  • Ruth Duffy

    Account Manager

    Ruth has worked within media for the last 7 years starting in print classified at News International and moving to a more digital focus at Financial Times. She has joined Net Communities at an exciting time in the world of digital media and is looking forward to the challenges ahead.

    When not hard at work she can be found honing her acting talent, watching excellent comedy or googling Ryan Gosling.
  • James Phillips

    Sales Executive

    James graduated from Northumbria university in 2012 with a (BA Hons) in Business with Marketing. A success story of Net Communities' Sales Internship Programme, James has developed a great understanding of digital media.

    In his free time he is a keen sports fan, and is a season ticket holder at West Ham.
  • Rachel Card

    Media Executive

    Rachel graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Film, TV and Sociology. She loves running and travelling, having explored South-East Asian, Japan and India.

    Having always been fascinated with digital media, she leapt at the chance to work in Net Communities.
  • Melissa Murray

    Media Executive

    Mel graduated from Sheffield Hallam University having completed a BA Hons degree in media; she joined Net Communities after a summer of travelling. When not at work you can find her horse riding or out with friends.
  • Russell McGurk

    Head of Operations

    Since graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Technology, Russell has gained valuable experience in the ever evolving world of online Advertising Operations.

    He joined Net Communities after spending time at some of the UK’s biggest entertainment brands including Capital Radio, MTV, LOVEFiLM and Ticketmaster.
  • Gurpreet Sohal

    Project Manager

    Gurpreet comes from a digital advertising background, with a degree in Software systems for the arts and media and with a vast knowledgeable experience in the new media industry. Her expertise and talent range from web design, online advertising through to campaign management.

    Gurpreet is passionate about all things digital, has a love for animals, especially her dog, reading, shopping and going on holidays.
  • Ony Iroha

    Ad Services Manager

    Graduated at the University of Exeter in 2008 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Management. Ony was previously working as a sales account manager at Mesh Computers. Eventually he decided to combine his passion (Technology) and business skills and landed himself a position at Net Communities. When he's not working he can be found knee deep in wires, taking gadgets apart and trying to put them back together.
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  • Hiren Laxman

    Campaign Manager

    Hiren has been working in online media since 2007, starting out working for IT Publications bit-tech and TrustedReviews. Following a stint working at Dennis Publishing he found himself immersed in the world of online video as part of Europe's leading YouTube network ChannelFlip. He has found himself a "proper" job once again as part of Net Communities.
  • Ben Price

    Marketing & Partnership Manager

    Previously working for Microsoft in a series of marketing and sales roles and with a 1st Class BA (Hons.) in Business Management with Leadership and Innovation, Ben brings a results and process driven approach to publisher management at Net Communities.
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  • Caz Vousden

    Ad Ops Executive

    Caz graduated from Kingston University with a BA(Hons) in Live Art and spent the next couple of years travelling and trying different fields of work. After spending a while exploring, she decided that London was the place for her and joined Net Communities' Ad Operations Team.

    When not at work she is a keen crafter and you’ll often find her with a pair of knitting needles or a glue gun in her hand.
  • Megan Sellers

    Senior Advertising Operations Executive

    Megan has recently relocated from Sydney to London to discover a new part of the world and join the Net Communities Ad Ops Team.
    She has worked in the online world for over 5 years now and has a degree in Business, majoring in Marketing.
    In her spare time, Megan loves enjoying time with good friends and good wine, travelling and shopping.
  • David Hutchinson

    Director of Creative Services

    David has been skulking around design for longer than he'd like to remember, but when he started out, design changes came by fax. Embracing digital design, David has worked everywhere from kids TV to broadsheet papers. Working at Net Communities, leading the design and development teams is the perfect blend of creativity and geekery for him.
  • Chris Martin

    Project Manager

    Chris joined Net Communities fresh from University after studying Psychology at Portsmouth. After convincing his colleagues that he doesn't know what they're thinking he advanced from an internship to finding his place in the Design and Development team as a Project Manager. When not at work he can usually be found on the terraces at Stamford Bridge or searching out the latest tech gadgets.
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  • Charlie Ralph

    Designer

    Designing from a young age, Charlie has taken his passion from a hobby into a career.

    Having spent 2 years freelancing, he decided it was about time to take his knowledge and impressive skillset into a creative company to not only learn but to give to a company.

    Charlie certainly doesn't believe in the saying; all work and no play. There's always time for play!
  • Joseph Race

    Front-End Developer

    Enthusiastic, hard-working young developer with 3 years freelance experience and 1 year in-house. Solid experience in HTML5, CSS3, PHP5 and Javascript with a strong desire to learn and work with cutting edge technologies and techniques.
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  • Mateusz Kosibowicz

    Back-End Developer

    Mateusz graduated at Jagiellonian University in Krakow with a degree in Computer Science. He is fascinated by new technologies, he likes to continuously enhance his knowledge of them.

    Mateusz is passionate about travelling, he always plans to go to new destinations in his spare time. He loves to get to know new places, cultures and cuisine.
  • Ruth d’Andilly-Clune

    Junior Designer

    After graduating with a degree in Graphic Design at the University of Lincoln, Ruth put her career on hold to live and work in Hong Kong for six months. Upon her return to the UK, Ruth moved to bustling London and has worked in different areas of design until she landed a Junior Designer role at Net Communities.

    When not working, Ruth is often taking too many photos of her cat, drinking coffee, blogging and working on personal projects.
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  • Nicki Barnett

    Office Manager & PA to the MD

    Nicki is the Net Communities Office Manager. She is challenged daily with the task of organising and keeping the office tidy and in good working order. When she is not at work she likes nothing better than a glass of wine with friends.
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  • Robert Keogh

    Finance Director

    Rob brings to Net Communities financial best practises and strategies from his ten years' experience within the media and entertainment sectors. His remit includes improving management information, financial controls and growing the company's profitability.

    Away from work Rob enjoys football, cricket, cycling and spreadsheets.
  • Alexander Archon

    Assistant Accountant

    After graduating from the London School of Economics in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, Lex trained as an auditor working closely with creative, communications and consulting clients.

    Since deciding to go digital, he’s teleported to the world of online advertising. Tasked with assisting the Finance Director run a tight ship at Net Communities, he plays a key role in managing the finances.

    When not geeking out in the business world, Lex he can often be found nose deep in a book, puzzling over a thrilling game of chess, or scheming up secret creative projects.
  • Sarah Evans

    Company Secretary

    Previously worked in Recruitment and Investment Management. Married to the boss. Mother of 2 wonderful children.
  • Miles Bulloch

    Associate Publisher

    After having graduated with a BSc Honours degree in Property Management and Investment, Miles has since worked as a surveyor in the licensed and leisure sector, working closely with “the big three” in the outdoor advertising market. Wanting to put a greater emphasis on marketing and having a desire to work in an industry that indulges his passion for technology, he was fortunate enough to be given an opportunity with Net Communities. In his spare time you'll find Miles trying to stay healthy by optimistically entering himself for marathons; following the progress of tech companies on the stock market; and amusing himself with Adobe’s Creative Suite.
  • Ben Chai

    Consultant Editorial Director

    Ben Chai has worked in the media industry since 1981 where he began as a broadcaster and press officer for Radio Wey. Since then Ben has been the editor for a variety of magazines in technology, education and dance, written several books and training manuals in the tech industry and presented several television programs on security.

    Ben and Andy (CEO) have worked together for over twenty years and Ben was instrumental in the early years of Net Communities. His consultative role now is to provide strategic and commercial insight to the publishing teams across our in-house portfolio.
  • Aatif Sulleyman

    ITProPortal Writer

    People seem to like Aatif because he is polite and rarely late. Aatif likes to eat ice cream and really enjoys a nice pair of slacks. He graduated from the University of Warwick and is trying to become something in the real world.
  • Wayne Scott

    Consultant Multimedia Producer

    Wayne Scott, studied advanced sound engineering and has background in audio and video studio hardware and software, he works behind the scenes and as a presenter / interviewer / recording artist / remix producer and club DJ, winning a coveted award for Radio Presenter of the Year within community radio in 2007. Now a specialist in online audio and video, including presenting and producing podcasts for Top Gear Live, Wayne is our consultative Multimedia Producer.
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  • Alysia Judge

    Staff Writer

    Having spent three years juggling an English Literature degree with writing articles on video games and anything that looks like it came from an episode of Star Trek, Alysia is still fascinated by technology and joined the ITProPortal team as a Staff Writer.

    This is just as well, because her skills at waxing lyrical about smartphones and spelling Japanese software developer names without checking Wikipedia are pretty much non-transferable.
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  • Paul Cooper

    Staff Writer

    Paul graduated from the University of Warwick in 2011 and spent most of the next year living in Sri Lanka teaching English. He also worked in a volunteer bookshop in Santorini, but got back from his travels in time to do the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia. He rode out the financial crisis there, doing internships and placements at literary magazines, whilst also working as an archivist and freelance book reviewer.