The Team

At Northern Bloc, we’re a tight-knit team that pulls strategic solutions together fast. It’s all thanks to our shared experience in what it takes to run an online business, working together on multiple successful projects over the years and fostering great working relationships. When working with us, you’ll reap the benefits of hiring a team that are experts in the field, able to relate to your needs and come up with the best hosting solutions for you. 

Tony Cheetham

Tech Legend

Tony is a veteran of the IT industry, with more than 20 years experience. He has previously held positions as a lead programmer, database developer and technical manager. From long-serving head of IT at Fat Media, one of the North’s leading digital agencies, to Head of Development at MediaCom, part of the world-renowned WPP group, Tony has seen and done it all. 

Tony is always looking at the newest and most exciting technologies to see if any of them can be put to use within our business, and loves to tinker with some new hardware.

If you need some serious help then Tony is your man.


David Whiteford

That Top Bloke in the Pub

Dave is an expert in developing technical solutions for growing businesses using a wide range of technologies. As one of the founding members and Technical Director of digital marketing agency Fat Media Ltd, he has the first-hand experience of what it takes to grow a digital business to over 100 staff from scratch. During this time, and currently as the owner of his own development agency, hundreds of businesses from different industries have benefited from Dave’s professional skills and knowledge.

At home, Dave is a proud dad of two and an amazing husband (her words, not his). He is also partial to the odd Jack Daniels & Coke or a trip to the casino - when the two meet it usually ends in disaster.

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Dominic Williams

The Scouser

Dom has created the face of exciting brands all over the UK and is a seasoned expert in brand, UI design, user experience, e-commerce, hosting and all the aspects of running a large profitable company. Dom was a founder and Creative Director of Fat Media Ltd, one of the UK’s top digital agencies. He well known in the digital industry and is involved in several projects helping with the growth of businesses in various sectors through ownership of his own creative consultancy Digitap Ltd, and tutoring for Digital Advantage.

Dom likes to regularly kick a ball around in the mud, hit golf balls around in the mud, generally balls and mud, you get the picture.

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Hayley Cowburn

Marketing Warlock

Hayley is our marketing geek with a background in digital marketing both agency and client side. She’s worked with hoteliers, law firms, manufacturers, hauliers, property moguls, software developers and entertainers, with experience of what it takes to make businesses excel online. She holds a master’s degree in the psychology of advertising and wants to make sure we’re targeting the right people who we can help at Northern Bloc with our amazing service.

Her guilty pleasures are MMORPGs, Snapchat filters and taking the dancing way too seriously on a night out.

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Amanda Hosking

Miss Sauvignon Blanc

Amanda is a busy marketing bee with a diverse background. She holds a degree in psychology and has worked for various sectors including retail, entertainment and the government (dun dun duuuuuun). She’ll be making sure that keep you up to date on the latest from Northern Bloc without spamming your inbox with promotions.

After a day at the office, Amanda likes to Zumba, trampoline or chill with a glass of wine (I know which I’d rather do).

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Shayan Rastegar

The New Guy

Shayan is a junior developer eager to learn and develop his skills, currently completing his apprenticeship with us. He’s passionate and enthusiastic about software development and has quickly become an integral part of the team.

Shayan has only scratched the surface with what he’s learnt so far and is keen to gain more knowledge and experience to enhance his abilities.

Shayan has a Persian family background so can speak fluent Farsi, how cool is that!

He lives and works in Manchester city centre, so when he’s not building apps or working on a new software idea in his downtime he enjoys competitive sport and frequently takes part in sporting activities, regularly playing football and training in MMA. 



The Dog

Jasper is a French Bulldog. He’s brilliant at keeping the team motivated and making sure we nip outside to stretch our legs every hour or so…

Jasper likes going to doggy day care on a Wednesday, playing with squashy toys and snoozing to classical music.