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From scaling startups to household names, we’ve helped a variety of businesses build and maintain world class web applications.

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Sneaker marketplace.

Laced are a leading marketplace for rare and exclusive sneakers, and we helped them launch their online platform in 2018 and expand into Europe in 2023.

Who are they?

Founded in 2018, Laced allow users to buy and sell sneakers online, guaranteeing the quality of the product by authenticating every item sold in one of their authentication centres.

Since launch, Laced have grown to become the largest marketplace of their kind in Europe with over £100 million in sales taken through their platform.

How we helped

We’ve been closely involved with Laced since the beginning, leading development on the first version of their platform.

Our founder, Mike, was approached by Laced's CEO in 2018 to help build their initial platform as part of his previous company. Under his technical leadership, Laced had a successful web app launch in 2019. His involvement continued up until Laced began to grow their own internal development team in 2021.

In January 2023 we returned to Laced to help them scale their platform to meet the demands of their growing user base. We worked closely with their leadership and development teams to help them scale their platform, deliver a rebrand, and expand into Europe, as well as build a team that can continue to deliver value to their users.

  • Digital marketplace
  • 51 - 200 employees

Significantly reduced time and costs

“Mike from BitBrawn was pivotal in developing our bespoke web application from scratch. After its launch, he provided crucial support as our business scaled and expanded. He also assisted us in transitioning from an agency set-up to in-house development, facilitating the establishment of a practical and scalable engineering team. Mike significantly reduced both our time and costs across multiple intricate web application development projects we undertook.”

Chris Gibbons
Chris GibbonsCEO at Laced


UK’s largest estate agent.

Purplebricks are the UK’s largest estate agent. They’ve helped over 100,000 people move home, and have saved their customers over £100 million in fees.

Who are they?

Founded in 2014, Purplebricks disrupted the UK estate agency market by offering customers the ability to sell their house online for a fixed fee.

The simplicity of their web application and pricing fee structure saw Purplebricks grow quickly, and they have since expanded into Australia and the US, and have a market cap of over £300 million.

How we helped

In 2022, we spent 3 months with Purplebricks allowing customers to provide additional information about their properties online.

In a few simple taps, the users could tell Purplebricks useful information about their property like the type of house, the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and living rooms available.

This information was then used to provide a more accurate valuation of their property, and saved Purplebricks agents time by reducing the number of questions their agents needed to ask their customers.

  • Real estate
  • 501 - 1,000 employees

Experience, pragmatism and humility

“Mike from BitBrawn has experience, pragmatism and humility that helped him immediately gain the trust and respect of our team. As a legacy from his engagement, we’re equipped with understanding how to improve our web application development cycles, front-end development environment and approach.”

Anna Divers
Anna DiversProduct Director at Purplebricks


Online tax refunds.

RIFT are the UK’s leading tax rebate experts, helping people claim back overpaid tax from HMRC.

Who are they?

Founded in 1999, they’ve claimed over £281 million in tax rebates for over 160,000 people.

Their customers mainly operate in the Armed Forces, Construction, Oil and Gas and Security industries.

How we helped

In 2021, we begun working with RIFT to develop their self-service web application, MyRIFT.

A continuation of an engagement from our former company, MyRIFT makes it easy for customers to submit their own tax refund claims online each year. It also provides them with dashboard to track the progress of their claim, and a secure messaging system to communicate with RIFT’s team.

Our involvement helped to drive a 192% increase in claim submissions, and a 84% increase in unique sign-ins. It also ensured that address and vehicle information, essential to customer claims, was captured with over 99% accuracy.

  • Tax consultancy
  • 51 - 200 employees

Calm, measured and pragmatic

“Mike from BitBrawn has been brilliant for RIFT; he has led numerous successful web application development projects, and his calm, measured and pragmatic approach immediately instils confidence. He understands the business issues we’re trying to solve and develops practical solutions to drive us forwards.”

Bradley Post
Bradley PostManaging Director at RIFT


Booking management.

Allocate is flexible online booking management software for Hotels, Campsites and Holiday Homes.

Who are they?

Founded in 2003, their web application provides a booking widget, which when embedded on customer websites to allow them to easily take bookings and payments online.

Property managers can also access an admin dashboard, where they can easily manage rooms, availability, pricing, and bookings.

How we helped

In 2021, Allocate approached us to maintain their web application previous developer left the company.

Since then we’ve fixed numerous bugs, integrated a new payment provider, set up an integration with a third party booking platform, developed new booking admin tools, and improved the overall performance of the application.

All of these changes have helped to keep Allocate competitive and growing in a demanding market.

  • Travel and tourism
  • 1 - 10 employees

Has been invaluable

“Mike from BitBrawn has not only performed exceptionally well on two projects for me, but stepped in to help when an issue arose with a former developer. Without assistance he methodically unravelled older web applications in order to understand their structure and setup. His assistance has been invaluable.”

Charles Holdsworth
Charles HoldsworthCEO at Allocate