Welsh Technology Business Continues to Expand Team


Web development and online booking specialist, UpriseVSI has recruited two new members to its web development and technical support teams.

Sophie Dilley joins the company as Technical Support Executive. A graduate in Sound Technology at the University of South Wales, Ms Dilley previously worked as a legal secretary at a Cardiff-based firm of solicitors and brings a wealth of experience of providing first-class client support.

As well as having responsibility for handling front-line technical support requests, Ms. Dilley will also play an integral role in the testing and release of new websites and web applications developed by UpriseVSI’s development team as well as the online booking systems that the company delivers under its thinkBooker brand.

Jonathan Ellis joins the web development team as Front-End developer. A graduate in Computer Science with Visual Computing from Cardiff University, Mr. Ellis joins UpriseVSI having previously worked as a developer and software engineer for various tech companies in South Wales. A full-stack developer, Mr. Ellis will focus on front-end web development and styling as well as assisting with back-end development projects including developing iOS applications.

Commenting on the new hires, Managing Director of UpriseVSI, Gareth Rees Jones said:

“Having Sophie and Jonny come on board further enhances our already strong web development and technical support teams. We are continually growing our client base and are winning more and more online booking and large, complex web development projects.

“It’s therefore vital we recruit the right people with the right skills that will allow us to not only deliver best-in-class solutions but also to provide exceptional customer care post-launch. I’m sure that both Jonny and Sophie will add a valuable contribution to the business as we move forward.”


Over the past 6 years, Rachel has been working specifically within the digital marketing space and has worked with some of the country’s top brands. During this time, Rachel was a key attribute to the success of our sister product, Recruitment Buzz, which has firmly established itself as one of the leading publications within the Recruitment sector. Drawing on her knowledge and experience, Rachel has developed a genuine understanding of how content can engage and compel an audience.

Having a passion for travel and culture, Rachel left her hometown of Cardiff to pursue studies and travel and after several years away, Rachel returned to Cardiff and firmly established herself within the development of Business News Wales. Rachel is now responsible for every aspect of web management, marketing and overall production of the Business News Wales brand.

Having learnt some invaluable skills within the marketing industry, Rachel is often called upon for her skills and knowledge of WordPress, HTML, email marketing software, Photoshop design and social media tools.


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