Plug-in tech team for impact-led startups

Our unique method - The Tech Bootcamp™ - reduces the need for investment by ensuring your money is invested more wisely.

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Building a tech startup is really hard.

As a founder you should be focused on impact & growth:

  • Not hiring coders that leave after six months

  • Or briefing projects to dev shops who don't get it

  • And the last thing you need is to be the quality controller of some offshore team

Hiring a tech team is not only hard – it’s extremely expensive. With no guarantee the hires will be good enough, or stay. Plus, you can’t easily unplug them during an economic downturn or if they underperform.

And if you don’t brief a dev shop perfectly, they’ll build the wrong thing. They don’t care, they get paid no matter what.

Who we are

  • Founded in 2004, our mission is to Do Things Better.

  • We've built digital products for large impact-driven organisations like BBC Children in Need and World Wildlife Fund.

  • And impact-driven startups - like VaccinationTrack and Amrita - have achieved 100s of % growth from working with us.

  • Our unique method - The Tech Bootcamp™ - helps you invest wisely and see the ROI. It was included as a best practice in the 2019 Parliamentary Review.

  • We've built products for ourselves and others. And invested in tech startups. We know what it’s like as a founder. We'll give you one less thing to worry about.

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“We wouldn’t have had another record-breaking year without you. Fact”

BBC Children in Need,
Head of Digital

No more tech drama

We’ve built custom technology, at the highest level, for over 18 years.

Before The Tech Dept

  • You never feel understood by your development partner

  • Your existing technology is broken or underperforming

  • You’re distracted from your main skills

  • And you don’t know what you don’t know

  • Are you 100% sure that your tech partner, in-house team or offshore agency is actually building the right thing?

  • And will they tell you if you're going in the wrong direction?

After The Tech Dept

  • Spend time on growth rather than sweating the tech stuff

  • You have a long-term partner helping you achieve your mission

  • With one point of contact from strategy to code

  • And a robust technology plan and platform built the way you need it

  • You'll have a tech team who take responsibility if things go wrong

  • With a reliable and repeatable process that ensures you get what you need and prove the ROI

  • The option to unplug us when the time is right

“The Tech Dept are a step change compared to other tech partners”

“We’ve worked with two dev shops previously. It was an awful experience! Understandably, we were nervous taking on another partner. Worried about being let down a third time.

But The Tech Dept have helped us solve all our problems simply. With them, there’s no rubbish around the side. It’s like ‘this is the problem and this is how we solve it’.

It’s so refreshing. Feels like they’re in it with us, rather than previous partners who were in it for the money.

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We’ve grown over 600% since partnering with The Tech Dept. They put our faith back in technical experts.

Clare Baldwin
Co-founder, VaccinationTrack

Make sure you invest wisely

We created a process that means we never lose sight of the most important thing - your success. Because if you grow, we grow. It's pointless building tech for the sake of it.

Our method - The Tech Bootcamp™ - fixes product development. You’ll waste less time and money building your tech – and your business. This reduces your need for external investment and allows you to have a positive impact on the world, faster.

That's why it was included as a best practice in the 2019 Parliamentary Review.

Here's how we work


Book a call with us so we can learn more about you. And find out if we’re a fit for each other. We aim to work with people for the long term.

Get on The Tech Bootcamp™

Next you'll do The Tech Bootcamp™ Workshop. A free 90-minute, strategic-level, dive into what you want and why.

At the end of the workshop, you will find the simplest thing you can do for the least cost and biggest impact to fix your tech so you can scale it faster.

Plug us in

We become your plug-in tech team, thinking strategically from CTO level - to implementation through Design, Build, Tech Infrastructure and robust Project Management. We can even help with R&D tax credits.

All of our developers are in-house and in the UK. 70% of our team have been with us for over 5 years.

At some point you'll want the security and flexibility of having an in-house tech team. We help onboard that team and even help you hire and train them. If appropriate, we can also stay on as advisors or additional outsource resource.
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