We’re not a faceless IT company. In fact, we’re quite the opposite. We love to chat. Especially about Apple hardware and software. So do please let us know if we’re going on a bit, as it has been known! Anyway, here come the mugshots:
Meet the Tunbridge Wells Team
Since joining MacMan in 2012 and opening the second MacMan workshop in Tunbridge Wells’ The Pantiles later that year, his personal life has since described itself as a ’Xero Widow’. However he stills harks back to the drum kit playing days of his yoof… and promises to one day form a raw funk covers band AND a Primal Scream covers band. The latter to be called “Spinal Cream”. His words, not ours.
Seb is our resident rock-star-in-waiting. And with a propensity for techsmithery and a proclivity to tattoos he’s also our resident hipster-star-in-waiting too! He knows nearly everything about nearly everything to do with Apple software, but, please, don’t ever question the choice of songs playing on Apple Music in the workshop…
PJ’s camera roll is full of photos he’s tinkered with in Afterlight. His other talents include rock climbing, skateboarding, photobombing, and perfectly applying glass protectors on iPhone screens. He joined us as The Apprentice winner from the class of 2014 and quickly became a Mac, iPhone and iPad legend. He is now assistant manager at Tunbridge Wells and goes on far more exotic holidays in a calendar year than most people do in an entire lifetime.
Andres came to us from PC World after working in their Know How team. He holds the title of being the only person in MacMan history who chose to learn to fix phones before Macs when starting and for that we are ever indebted to him. Legend.
Chief Executive Editor
Loves nothing more than an organised file, a tidy calendar and a grammatically corrected communication. Norah is living proof that being a paid up, card carrying member of the Apostrophe Protection Society™ can actually be a help and not a hindrance in the workplace. She also claims to have never lost a sock. Ever.
We were very pleased to be able to add Max to our team in 2019. He’s been a great addition since coming to us from another excellent independent local business. He’s often known in the workshop by the name ‘Maxwell’ or ‘Maximillian’ or ‘Maxi’ or ‘iMax’ or…well, the list is endless to be honest. Endless hours of Maximus workshop fun.
Sophie has been an Apple devotee since the early 90s, having spent several years working for the late Douglas Adams – author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – and apparently the first person in Europe to buy a Mac! She joined the team mid-Pandemic, loves to write and is an unwitting Spurs supporter – but has quickly realised not to attempt ‘football chat’ with Jon.
Meet the Brighton Team
As the oldest* member of the MacMan team he’s often the go-to point for many, many, many a question or query from both customers and team. Apart from football that is, where he has unapologetically supported Arsenal and not Brighton & Hove Albion throughout his time with us. (*MacMan employment years, not human years)
Need a genius? Look no further than the workshop where Dan is likely to be performing a Mac repair with the dexterity of an open heart surgeon while hardcore D & B plays in the background. And it’s not just his music taste that is classic. Dan’s favourite Apple product is his 160GB iPod Classic, indeed.
Wizard of OS
David is a wealth of Apple knowledge and cites his favourite all time piece of Apple hardware as the Mac SE/30. His current squeeze though is the MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid-2012) as it is “the last of the configurable greats”, on which he currently loves playing with Native Instruments’ DJ Traktor.
Dwight joined our Brighton team as an iDevice repair technician and hit the ground running quickly, as he used to repair his friends’ phones just for fun*. He also used to make cocktails just for fun too, and is therefore an equally quick mixologist – which is handy!
[*Don’t try this at home, kids!]
Vice President of People
We all love our jobs and we all love getting paid. We also love working at MacMan, but we all love our holidays, too. Laura makes sure we get paid. And have holidays. We really love Laura.
The Number Ninja
Being car crazy doesn’t make Darius completely mad thankfully – especially when said person is in charge of paying all our bills and making sure others have paid theirs too! Cost saving crazy Darius was an excellent addition to the management team in 2017 and has continued to be of great use in non monetary work too. His uncanny ability to understand our finances ridiculously quickly backfired badly for him when we also asked him to be our Operations Manager too! And he said yes, which was handy.
Meet the Horsham Team
Music mad, gadget mad and customer service mad, Elliott has been an excellent addition to our Horsham team since 2018. His uncanny ability to both play the guitar and sing well backfired though when he decided to enter the X-Factor television show(!!!!!!!!!!!). Luckily for us his audition wasn’t successful as his job interview with us certainly was.
Meet the Sevenoaks Team
The man with over a 100,000 youtube views cannot be wrong can he? And to be honest since joining us in 2014 he’s usually not; especially when regarding punctuation, pronunciation, grammar, Apple Macs and Logic Pro X.