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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Sam Schirrmacher

Project Manager


A progressive & commercial business manager who specialists in digital & technology. Sam has  20+ years operations & business support roles from small start ups through to corporate giants and is currently assisting us with project management.

When not in the office she enjoys family life and keeping fit. She loves house renovating and has a diploma in interior design.
Sam Schirrmacher

Project Manager

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Gioia Ciampalini

Front End Web Developer


Gioia has previously worked in various web development roles in Italy and speaks 4 languages, Italian, French, Spanish and English. She's also a keen runner taking part in half marathans and plays the piano.
Gioia Ciampalini

Web Developer

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Livia Eri

Web Developer

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Leo May

Technical Support Engineer


Leo studied Philosophy at Kent University and has had a keen interest in computing since childhood. Combining this interest with the skills he learned in his degree he became a Tech Support Engineer for MINTclass for nearly 4 years.

He has now moved on to the Web Development side of the business and enjoys the new freedom and challenges it poses.
Leo May

Technical Support Engineer

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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