About Us



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We think that

change is healthy


Technology constantly evolves and adapts and so do we. 

We love learning new things, taking on thought-provoking, intricate challenges and delivering websites and applications that make our clients happy. 

When you live to develop, nothing is more rewarding than the excitement and satisfaction of seeing a successful project go live.



Our company


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Originally formed by Iain Bell and James Alvarez-Buylla, Minted Box is the perfect blend of technological innovation and business acumen, ensuring you receive the exact functionality you need, explained in terms you will understand.

Now a larger team we are based in Guildford and a happy part of the technology community on the Surrey Research Park.

We are just twenty miles from London and well positioned to serve the whole of UK. We will happily visit your office or entertain you at ours.



our team


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Minted Box

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Iain Bell

Managing Director


Regularly faced with interesting and complex projects or ideas from a huge range of industries, Iain uses his extensive business knowledge to identify the most efficient way to meet customers requests.

Translating that into a specification and brief for the development team to work their magic, Iain loves the new challenges that our clients bring us every month.
Iain Bell

Managing Director

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James Alvarez-Buylla

Director of Development


Fluent in PHP, HTML, Javascript, CSS and Spanish - as the surname suggests - with a reasonable grasp of French and an entire GCSE in German! James has a passion for languages either spoken or coded. 

He achieved a 1st Class Honours degree in Computer Science at Exeter University. James is the architect of most of our larger projects, giving us a powerful, stable and secure code-base to work from.
James Alvarez-Buylla

Director of Development

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Mike Arrow

Lead Developer


Mike is particularly talented when it comes to working on challenging web development projects.

Mike also spent 6 years and 9 months training as an Army Cadet before becoming a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer in the Surrey Army Cadet Force.
Mike Arrow

Lead Developer

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Janet Weller

Project Manager


Janet is in charge of the completion of all projects from start to finish and does client training and support. She's a Harry Potter fan and in her spare time she likes to play piano and go running when she can.

Janet Weller

Project Manager

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Kirsty Wright

Web Developer


Kirsty prefers working on the more custom and bespoke systems for our clients but is equally capable with simple sites. When she is not in the office she is either gaming or working on a random personal project.
Kirsty Wright

Web Developer

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Kieran Barker

Web Developer - Apprentice


Kieran enjoys front-end development but is keen to learn more about back-end technologies including PHP and MySQL. Apart from web development, a few things he enjoys are walking, music, and his PS4.
Kieran Barker

Web Developer - Apprentice

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Helen Cheung

Web Developer - Placement


Helen is a placement student from the University of Surrey who is currently studying Computer Science. She mainly works on the front-end side of a website as well as delving in website design.
Helen Cheung

Web Developer - Placement

Minted Box Education

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Allie Palmer

Training and Support Manager for Education


Allie has nearly 20 years experience as a trainer and former teacher to ensure that clients receive the best advice, guidance and support possible. 

She keeps up to date with education changes and enjoys horse riding when she can. Our schools love her mix of humour and knowledge. She is an invaluable member of the education team.
Allie Palmer

Training and Support Manager for Education

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Leo May

Technical Support Engineer for Education


Leo studied Philosophy at Kent University and has a keen interest in computing. 

Using both of these interests, he takes pleasure in solving problems for our educational products as well as constantly learning about the technology that makes it all possible.
Leo May

Technical Support Engineer for Education

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Lauren Adams

Training and Technical Support Engineer for Education


Lauren is passionate about training and knowing that her delegates have not only gained the skills needed to use a product but also enjoyed the session. She also plays guitar pretty well, if she does say so herself.
Lauren Adams

Training and Technical Support Engineer for Education

Freelancers

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Jack Foster

UI/UX Designer


Jack is passionate about clean code and always up to speed with the latest web technology. When Jack isn't behind his desk coding, you'll more than likely find him behind his decks Dj'ing.
Jack Foster

UI/UX Designer