We’re not just fans of quality food and drink, we’re fans of everything that the industry represents: startup culture, passion-fuelled business, taking on the corporate giants, and above all, putting quality and experience first. We have over 10 years building online brands, and use that expertise in leveraging technology to help the food and beverage industry grow and to, ultimately, get more great food and drink into more hands and mouths.
"I've always been intrigued by how things work and have taken things apart and rebuilt them since I was a child. When I started Hallway in 2006 I didn't shy away from designing, programming, coding and marketing websites single-handedly, or from learning the nuts andbolts of running a business on my own. I learnt from the ground up. That hands-on startup attitude is something that I see echoed throughout the independent food and beverage industry. These businesses share so many values with ours that it compounded my appreciation for great food and drink and motivated me to help businesses in this industry to be as successful as possible.
Getting hands-on in every area of digital media helped me see what works visually and what is involved technically. It also gave me respect for the skills I would later bring on board. It's for this reason you'll find every team member isn't just hired for their technical or creative skills. We look for their natural curiosity and willingness to get stuck in, add value and solve problems. It's the Hallway style, and it works for us and our clients."
– Matthew HallOur approach
As the founding director of Hallway Studios, Matthew steers overall business direction, and oversees all client projects, R&D and operations. When not coming up with the next digital solution for one of our clients, Matthew can usually be found working off all that craft beer on the squash court!
James brings 17+ years’ strategic digital consultancy experience to the Hallway team, having devised and run successful campaigns for blue chip organisations and SMEs in Food & Beverage plus many other industries.
Previously Head of Events at The Trampery Old St, Emma's true passion lies in food and drink, having spent 15+ years in the hospitality industry both as pastry chef and then events manager. When she isn't drinking craft beer for 'research' purposes, Emma is in the kitchen baking for her small bakery business, The Life of Pie.
A love of miserable weather had Andy move from the sweltering shores of Cape Town to help host Hallway's Craftwork podcast episodes. An interim spell of two years in the brewing trade and many more in hospitality have developed his infectious passion for beer culture, and infatuation with big, hoppy IPAs.
Despite being a Luton FC fan, Luke redeems himself with a raft of digital experience and expertise, and by having a huge passion for all things digital. Always ready with creative solutions to our client's business problems, Luke brings a refreshing no-nonsense, clear cut and pro-active quality to all projects he works on.
Having joined us after a successful work placement from Bournemouth University, Nick is now a key member of the team handling various front end development tasks. He also provides valuable input across projects, especially on UX issues. A fitness buff, Nick regularly hits the pool and the skatepark.
We're always looking for talented people.
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