The EPIX Team

As passionate computer programmers we’re used to hiding behind our screens. But we know how good it is to put faces to names, so here are some of ours…!

Mike Earl

Mike Earl

JOB ROLE: Managing Director

STARTED AT EPIX: 2001

THE BEST PART OF MY JOB: Helping customers achieve their potential.

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME: I am a keen climber, kayaker, mountain biker, and snowboarder.
I often leave things for my subconscious to digest and solve. However, my subconscious doesn’t care about when it returns the answer to me and will sometimes do this at 3 am.
I attended the Winter Paralympics in 1998 with the Great Britain Sledge Hockey Team. (As a member of the support team not a competitor)

Ian Mellor

JOB ROLE: Technical Director

STARTED AT EPIX: 1998

THE BEST PART OF MY JOB: Walking into a customer’s office and seeing everyone using our app. And playing pool with our apprentices whilst pretending to discuss support issues.

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME: The best place in the world is camping in a forest: I want to spend my days chopping down trees, and my nights sitting round the fire burning things. I’ve only got size 9 feet. I do not own a functioning Apple device. I like to think I’m quite anarchic.

Ian Mellor

Chris Butterworth

JOB ROLE: Implementations Manager

STARTED AT EPIX: 2016

THE BEST PART OF MY JOB: Seeing the users I’ve trained benefitting from their new system, and hearing about how it makes their jobs so much easier.

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME: I have three dogs: Millie, Ollie and Cali. I’m also a musician and play the trumpet on a semi-professional level. Outside of work and music my favourite ways to spend time include running (I’ve done four marathons so far), cycling, walking the dogs and caravanning

Tim Dawson

JOB ROLE: Network Operations

STARTED AT EPIX: 2000

THE BEST PART OF MY JOB: Learning new things, and helping our customers. Oh, and winning at lunchtime pool.

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME: I enjoy cycling, and long distance walking. I’m obsessed with 70s rock music, Mahler and Shostakovich. I’ve met Richard Harvey twice. 

Zahir Bobat at the EPIX offices

Zahir Bobat

JOB ROLE: Full Stack Web Developer

STARTED AT EPIX: 2018

THE BEST PART OF MY JOB:Using new and fun technologies to create a solution for our customers problems

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME:
I’m interested in all things computers.
I love driving and fast cars.
I enjoy eating good food.

James Dolan

JOB ROLE: Final Year Apprentice Software Engineer

STARTED AT EPIX: 2019

THE BEST PART OF MY JOB: Having the freedom to find solutions to our customers’ problems in creative and interesting ways.

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME:
I play in two extreme metal/punk bands; I eat burgers faster than anyone else at EPIX; I have the concentration of a goldfish.

James

Jess Yates

JOB ROLE: Apprentice Programmer

STARTED AT EPIX: 2020

THE BEST PART OF MY JOB: Being able to communicate with customers and help them.

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME: I enjoy reading, hiking, music and art. I have completed Grades 4 and 6 in Musical Theatre. I can play the guitar and ukulele.

Madi Bownass

JOB ROLE: Apprentice Programmer (and Spellchecker!)

STARTED AT EPIX: 2022

THE BEST PART OF MY JOB: The free food. Err, I mean…getting to constantly learn new and cool ways to program, and to see code that I make available on something other people use.

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME: I often create/paint and was in an art competition at school – you can google my name and some awful cardboard house comes up. I’m big on electro-swing music – modern upbeat music made to sound more ‘jazz-esque’. I love cooking and eating good food.

Madi
Patrick

Patrick Yates

JOB ROLE: Apprentice Programmer

STARTED AT EPIX: 2022

THE BEST PART OF THE JOB: learning new things methods and techniques about software development.

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME: I have played football all my life and love being outdoors.
I enjoy all kinds of music and can play the drums and the guitar.
I am fascinated by computer science.

Ella Ciampi

JOB ROLE: Apprentice Manager

STARTED AT EPIX: 2023

THE BEST PART OF MY JOB: I’m loving learning all about how EPIX works, and combining it with study at MMU. I also love the dog sitting that comes with office life – Mike’s dogs are often here and love a good fuss.

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME: I enjoy cooking (new meals, repeated ones and occasionally changing the regular ones to make them more exciting). I’m currently having fun planning and redecorating my flat. I have three younger sisters.

Ella in a dark blue EPIX shirt against a yellow background