Pete Hendry

Throughout his 18 years in software engineering, Pete has been involved in the development of many innovative products from smart-card enabled EPOS terminals to large scale drug development solutions for multinational pharmaceutical companies.

He brings 13 years Java programming experience to Android smartphones. With a depth of knowledge few other Android developers can rival, Pete’s experience managing projects to produce robust commercial solutions using lean efficient code lends itself perfectly to the mobile arena

As Technical Director, Pete has a hand in pretty much all Bearded Hen’s projects, so take a look at our Creations page or Blog to get a feel for the projects he’s worked on.

Ed Beardwell

A Rolls-Royce trained engineer turned chartered accountant, Ed moved into interactive multimedia in 1996 when interactive CD-ROMs were all the rage. He developed products for training, medical, pharmaceutical and software companies as well as a range of novelty consumer products.

In 1998 he combined the photo library business model with internet technology to form CartoonStock, one of the first image marketplaces on the web.

CartoonStock has grown steadily and diversified its business through two dotcom booms and busts and continues to lead its field, leaving Ed a seasoned e-business professional.

As Commercial Director, Ed makes it his business to ensure the right resources are applied to each project, that things get delivered on schedule, and that clients get a solution that fulfils, or hopefully exceeds their requirements.

Andy Knapp

Over 23 years of experience working for a leading software house gave Andy a disciplined, time conscious and professional approach to software. Former clients range from multinational telecoms operators to small local businesses and he has a particularly strong background in Java, XML and C#. Add to this two years working exclusively with Android and you’ll understand why clients find Andy quickly understands their issues and translates their requirements into robust and efficient Android tools.

Andy’s passion for clear, intuitive user interfaces and efficient, maintainable, robust design place him perfectly to exploit the potential of Android.

As well as client work, Andy spearheads the development of ‘Input Hound’, our mobile data gathering product.


A Computer Science graduate from Plymouth University, Danielle is equally comfortable with Android, iOS or web technologies. She brings a youthful and female perspective to our team, helping us keep in touch with the newest technologies and trends.

As well as being a dangerous Jiu Jitsu adversary, Danielle teaches coding to school girls in an attempt to even out a male dominated geek workforce, and achieved a top-trending Github repository for two full days with her ‘Android Bootstrap’.


A Computer Science graduate from Swansea University, Sam is the bright young protégé who keeps us all on our toes by asking awkward questions that test the rest of us beyond our comfort zones.

A rugby-loving migrant from Wales, Sam is a descendent of none other than Beau Nash (celebrated dandy and Master of Ceremonies in Georgian Bath), so fits right into the social scene here.


Nik is both office manager and our resident designer, Adobe guru and creator of all things beautiful.

From an early start in business administration, she’s spent years studying and perfecting her graphic skills and now regularly gets involved in branding, graphic design, imagery, infographics and interface design.