About Accent

A Little History

Accent was established in 1990 by our Managing Director Geoff Somner, offering a computer-based artwork service to design studios – at a time when only a few of the larger agencies actually owned computers. Equipped with a second-hand Macintosh II FX with 4Mb RAM, an 80Mb hard disk and a 14” colour screen, the stage was set!

The company grew, moving to offices in Upper St Giles then to St Benedicts Street in 1992. Accent diversified into computer training, took on its first members of staff, and began to offer a complete design service working for the likes of Kettle Foods and Greentours, who are both still clients to this day.

In 1997, with its commercial restrictions lifted, the Internet kicked down the door of the world. Accent was one of the first companies in Norwich to foresee the opportunities and begun offering a web design service to clients. The team continued to grow, as did the portfolio of work, now to include database-driven websites and bespoke software systems, winning contracts with the likes of the Norfolk Constabulary and the Learning & Skills Council.

Through the noughties and beyond, the list of specialisms expanded to include mobile app development and Accent took on larger and more prestigious projects for clients such as Agency Express, the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners and KLM UK Engineering. To reinforce that expansion Accent’s longstanding technical guru Dave Fuller was made a Director of the company in 2014.

Accent moved into its current home in the Old Church on St Matthews Road in November 2018, although due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the team has been working completely remotely since March 2020.

Meet the Team

As for today’s Accent team? Well, we work hard, and we play hard, look here, check out pics of us wearing silly hats! We’re such kooks… then again, maybe not. It’s not quite ‘us’. What ‘us’ is though is a tight knit and extremely competent team of highly qualified and experienced analysts, designers, developers and programmers. We haven’t done the exact maths on it, but our combined years of experience is easily into triple figures.

As a team we’re all invested in Accent and the ideals it holds. There are no hierarchies here. We work open plan and we’re always ready to greet you and have a chat (well, remotely at the moment). We collaborate on every detail of a project and we work best with clients that are looking to work with us every step of the way.

Geoff

Managing Director

Dave

Technical Director/DevOps

Craig

Lead Programmer

Stuart

Programmer/Systems Architect

Brenton

Creative

Nick

Web Developer

Krishn

App Developer

David

Developer

Join the Team

When Geoff started Accent back in 1990 he had a simple mission statement for the business… ‘To be a collective of skilled individuals working on great projects, delivering great work to great clients.’

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