About me

TL/DR: ex-journalist now developer, likes cats, code and coffee.

Since 2016 I’ve been CEO of MN Digital Media Ltd, where we make online services for the photography and publishing industries. Our key projects are Kyoso, a system for running professional photo awards and competitions and Appthenticate, a SAAS product for app authentication and entitlement management.

Before that, I was CTO of 1854 Media, publishers of the British Journal of Photography, and a company that I helped launch. Amongst other things I relaunched the BJP website on WordPress, created a billing system that processed over £1m in transactions for the company and turned computers off and on again when they stopped working.

And back before that I was a journalist; I spent ten years writing, commissioning and editing copy for technology magazines and websites. I still write today, but mostly corporate copy that’s published under other names (interested? Drop me a line..)

You can find me on Twitter (too much), Github (mostly private repos, sorry) and generally all around the internet. For my personal projects and software, please click here.

This is a personal website. Any opinions or comments published here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of my business.

To contact me, please email tom – at – For anything work related, please use tom -at – mndigital – dot – co.

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