Our Team

Chris Thomson

Web Development & Project Management Officer

Chris joined NB in September 2012 as a Web Developer/Project Manager. Having previously worked in a diverse range of jobs, including classroom music teaching and social care, Chris brought a unique and varied skillset to the job.

He was core member of the teams who delivered websites for Orkney.com, OSPAR, Harper Macleod and Shetland Arts – some of our largest projects to date. And he's always looking for ways to improve our delivery to the customer.

Although he took an unusual path into the job, Chris has always done a bit of web design, ever since Geocities made it possible for the novice back in the mid 90s. But, unlike the neon, animated-gif-strewn desert that was Geocities, he believes great sites have to marry form with function. Purpose meets pizzazz. His belief is that it takes as many incisive creative decisions to build a great website as it does to write a great novel or produce a great album.

At NB, Chris works to make sure what we create is effective and efficient, and suited to the needs of both the client and their audience.

Outside work, Chris plays keys and rhythm guitar in the Shetland covers band, First Foot Soldiers, and satisfies his creative musical side in Trookers, a guitar-based melodic-pop foursome.