Ashley Thwaites

Founder & Managing Director

Ashley is a leading expert in software design and implementation for a range of mobile platforms and devices. He brings 18 years of experience from the games industry, having produced more than 40 applications and games projects for clients including Sony, Nintendo and SEGA on platforms including iPhone, iPad, Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo GBA.

Recently he has led project teams in mobile software, developing high-quality, award-winning applications to deadline and budget.

Mike Baker

Creative Director

Mike is an award winning artist with 15 years experience in the digital entertainment industry with many published titles to his name on a wide variety of platforms. He has led exceptional art teams, ensuring the designs of games and apps are of the highest standard.

He has many years experience of bringing high quality, high budget products to the digital entertainment market and has been praised for his organisational skills which brings products in on time. He is passionate about bringing this standard of work to the app market.

Lisa Dickson

Virtual Finance Controller

Lisa is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Marketing and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University. She is also a qualified Prince2 Practitioner. Lisa provides Toolbox Design with financial and business management services, bringing more than 20 years' experience in designing, developing, testing and implementing structured change and quality management frameworks, business system developments, and financial accounting systems, controls and processes.

With first-hand knowledge gained in the financial services, energy and manufacturing sectors, Lisa is passionate about bringing high-quality and innovative mobile and Cloud-based solutions to clients.

Georgina Thwaites

Project Manager

Georgina holds a BA Hons QTS in Creative Arts. After spending a number of years working as a primary school teacher she left the workplace to raise a family.

Georgina is a keen writer contributing to a number of magazines and publications dealing with content relating to parenthood and family and specifically the influences technology can have in this area.  She has also spent a number of years as an active member of the local Amateur Dramatics Society, also volunteering in helping to run a local charity and has just been appointed parent governor of her children’s’ primary school. With three young children she possesses the organisational skills Eddie Stobart would be proud of and brings a well needed structure and discipline to the Toolbox team.  Georgina’s approachable nature and infective enthusiasm is an ideal complement to the geekness of rest of the team.