About Us

Who are we?

In 2014, Glenn O'Grady and Stephen Cresswell founded GuideSmiths with a shared vision to deliver high-quality software in a timely and effective way. Since then our company has gone on to enjoy major successes, with the delivery of software to the world's most widely used news website, MailOnline, the most popular website in the world for teachers, TES Global, and a major Hungarian pharmaceutical manufacturer, Gedeon Richter Ltd, to name just a few.

We take great pride in what we do and firmly believe that our success is based on a combination of technical expertise forged from decades of project experience and a relentless focus on client satisfaction. Our team are based in the UK and Hungary and are all software specialists and active members of the open source community. We genuinely love what we do and are always on the lookout for the next big challenge.

What we do?

Our team of software experts have a truly remarkable range of technical knowledge and experience. Node.js, Java and .NET are just a few of the tools we regularly employ.

We have also created our own suite of open source tools and modules, such as Rascal, WorkSmith and Yadda that are being utilised by developers, businesses and even our competitors - click here to find out more.

Here are just a few of the things our teams can do:

  • Run development teams
  • Up-skill your in-house developers through co-development workshops
  • Build cloud-based applications from end to end
  • Integrate new and existing applications
  • Deliver large and complex legacy data migration projects
  • Design and build platforms to facilitate continuous deployment

Our Senior Team

Glenn O'Grady

Glenn O'Grady

Co-Founder & CEO

Extremely passionate about simplifying the delivery of business changing technology with the best team possible.

Stephen Cresswell

Stephen Cresswell

Co-Founder & CTO

Microservices guru who loves nothing more than building an integration layer or tackling a tough legacy migration.

Felipe Polo Ruiz

Felipe Polo Ruiz

Architect & Lead Developer - UK/Spain

Capable of pulling apart the toughest old technology and architecting exactly what our clients need. Always does it with a smile.

Peter Zentai

Peter Zentai

Lead Business Analyst

The complete architect and developer. Deeply experienced in too many facets to name. Lives to code and transform businesses.

Hajni Battancs

Hajni Battancs

Lead Project Manager - UK/Hungary

Very perceptive to client requirements and truly understands what needs to be built for our end users.