About us

We’re on a mission to revolutionise consumer engagement by transforming ordinary objects into extraordinary experiences.

Our solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds, connecting consumers directly to brands, products and services, and convert offline interest into instant mobile engagement, purchase, and loyalty.

We were founded on the belief that people will demand the best of both these worlds, and that the mobile phone – already ubiquitous – will be the way to make this happen. We’ve assembled a team of technology, payments and marketing specialists to simplify this complexity. We’re passionate about engaging consumer experiences and are obsessed with ensuring our customers can measure the impact of real-world interaction on their sales and marketing activity.

Team

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Dr Neil Garner

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Before Thyngs, Neil was founder and CEO of Proxama plc [PROX], the global leader in Proximity Marketing. Proxama pioneered mobile proximity marketing and mobile contactless payments (now commonly known as Apple/Android Pay) for many global brands, which helped inspire his thinking behind Thyngs. When he needs to unwind, Neil enjoys spending time with his family in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, playing the guitar, and strategy games.

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Wayne Taylor

Chief Technology Officer

Wayne is the brains behind the Thyngs technology, having previously built simulation software for the UK and Italian MODs, before moving on to consultancy and games development. More recently, he founded the software products and team at Epos Now, and won Queens Award for Enterprise Innovation. His passions outside work include his VW camper-van, and being a dad.

Niall Cook

Head of Marketing

Niall is responsible for all aspects of Thyngs’ marketing and communications. He spent over 10 years in senior roles at WPP-owned PR agency H+K Strategies, before co-founding social benchmarking consultancy Sociagility. He is a published author and holds an MSc in entrepreneurship from UEA. Niall lives in Norwich with his wife, daughter, and a menagerie of cats, dogs, ducks, chickens, and alpacas!

Christian Duerden

Head of Design

Chris is responsible for ensuring a seamless user journey for our clients and end users. Chris has worked in the contactless industry for over seven years. He designed the digital experience for the world’s first NFC interactive poster campaign, and has worked on numerous other NFC projects across a variety of industries. When not at his desk, Chris enjoys 3D model design, illustration, and swimming.

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Chris Chapman

Chief Financial Officer

Chris manages the financial aspects for Thyngs on a part-time basis, having previously worked with Neil as CFO of Proxama. He CEO of Numitas, providing financial consultancy to growth businesses across the UK, advising several technology ventures. He is an avid F1 fan, an Ipswich Town season ticket holder and enjoys weekend time with his wife, two boys and an endless list of jobs in the garden.

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Oliver Steeley MBA

Chief Strategy Officer

Oliver has been at the forefront of innovation in banking and payments for over 20 years. Most recently Oliver was responsible for a number of strategic investments and partnerships at Visa Europe, where he played a key role in bringing Visa’s Tokenisation services (that underpin ApplePay, AndroidPay etc.) to market in Europe. Oliver lives with his family in Bedfordshire where he enjoys playing golf and planning his next fine dining experience.

Current vacancies

Lead Software Developer C# – £32-38k

Thyngs is the latest tech start-up in Norwich. We are on the look-out for an A-game Software Developer to join our growing team. Join us at the early stages of the Thyngs journey and help shape the future of the...

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