The boss and founder of the company with 20 years of experience of working in Sales & Marketing, the majority of this has been working in the online sector. Michael formed The Web Guys in January 2013, and we’re still here so we must be doing something right. Having previously travelled around the country working for large companies such as Vodafone & BT, he was determined to get back to Derby and work directly with local businesses.Michael will be the person you will meet to discuss what you need and will manage the project. Outside of work, Michael is kept busy by his young family and following the fortunes of his beloved Derby County, where he has had a season ticket for over 20 years.


Lincoln has over 30 years experience in graphic design and software development. Previous creative and technical roles include Studio Manager for Derby Telegraph, Digital Branding Manager for Northcliffe Electronic Press and a number of freelance digital artwork projects for the Film and Music industry. He develops bespoke software applications for our web clients, providing their businesses with feature-rich, time-saving job management systems. In his spare time, Lincoln enjoys photographing the Peak District with his 35mm film camera and playing bass guitar in a local rock covers band.


Lewis has been practising SEO for over 10 years. After doing a rather cliche "make money online" search whilst at University, Lewis quickly delved into the world of affiliate marketing and website development. Lewis has a deep understanding of how websites and search engines function and is the person that will advise you on all things SEO. In his spare time, Lewis is either working on personal projects, at a music event or at the local pub quiz on a Tuesday.

Our Social Media Friends

Nicola Read

Nicola loves social media and spends her days researching, learning and scheduling posts on any platform she can. She gets her kicks from supporting small businesses and seeing them flourish. In her spare time she can usually be found in the kitchen baking cakes or reading a book. She reads a mixture of fiction and business books and usually has a couple on the go at a time, as well as an audio book in her car. Nicola has worked for herself since she was 24 years old (quite a long time!) Her favourite part of her job is seeing the inbound leads come in for businesses whose social media content they’ve produced, even now it still gives her a buzz.

James Austin

James adds the creative flair at Babbl. He designs all the lovely images and bespoke videos. Outside of work he is a children's football coach and even though hes a little bit older he still enjoys playing a little bit too. He’s an avid Derby County supporter (but don’t judge him based on that!) This is the first time James has worked for himself and put all the skills he has learnt over the years to good use. His favourite part about owning Babbl is recommending their clients whenever he gets the opportunity.

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