Dave Antrobus is a technology specialist who develops software and web platforms across numerous markets for growing companies. He is known for the award-winning technology products that he has developed, having co-ordinated e-commerce sites for key UK clients such as SimplyBe, The Courtauld Institute of Arts, Almeida Theatre, JJB Sports and Google. Dave has directed and mentored teams on a vast selection of technological solutions spanning from software development and digital marketing projects to graphic design.
Dave is a co-founder and technology director of Fresh Thinking Group, an independent capital investment organisation that adopts developmental strategies to supercharge operations for struggling businesses, start-ups, and companies looking to grow. The global investment group encourages effective collaboration within sector-specific companies to drive optimal business outcomes. With a host of technological platforms at the heart of this collaboration, Dave’s bespoke systems and unrivalled technological knowledge are invaluable to Fresh Thinking Group’s services.
Dave leads Fresh Thinking Group in its mission to support businesses through the acquisition and growth journey. As co-founder, he is core to the group’s facilitation of progressive growth, liaising with stakeholders, providing capital injections, and leading research and development to nurture businesses into flourishing firms. Dave also uses his technological insights to futureproof business platforms and help each Fresh Thinking firm to maximise visibility and growth.
Dave Antrobus is a technology director, web developer, software engineer, project manager, and entrepreneur with a strong focus on user experience, new-age media, and web marketing.
As a leader who is passionate about what he does, Antrobus is fully dedicated to his craft and always aims to exceed expectations. He puts strategy and creativity at the core of everything he does. He has held several leadership roles and has had an opportunity to have tremendous impact on business structure and outcomes. Specifically, he has been a dynamic technical director at big-name companies, including V Software, Caribou, Inc. & Co, Ingenium, The Courier Company Ltd, The Freight Company, and currently, Fresh Thinking Group. Within these roles, he has inspired his teams to achieve their best while effectively liaising with key stakeholders while helping the companies generate profitable gains.
Antrobus currently resides in Manchester, UK and works at Fresh Thinking Group, an independent capital investment group. Operating across the UK and Europe, and mostly focusing on digital, eCommerce, and logistics sectors, Fresh Thinking Group exists beyond just investing in and saving other enterprises. Its main focus is on helping three types of business: those who are healthy and looking to grow, those who are distressed and are seeking help, and start-ups that are looking to get going. Fresh Thinking Group is cognizant of the fact that money matters, but also stresses that it is not the be-all and end-all as it highlights that it cares about people and invests more than just capital. It prides itself on the time, effort, expertise, and collaboration that it puts into each investment.
Antrobus’ career began when he developed his first website at the age of 7. He has since designed websites using C#/ASP.net, PHP, JSP, MySQL, C, C++, Java, Haskell, and several other languages, some of which include SASS, jQuery, Gulp, Web Sockets, Bootstrap, Yarn, Node.js, Redis, and Laravel (PHP). Antrobus jumped into programming and obtained his degree in Computer Science from the University of Bristol.
Not only is he passionate about the work he does, he also instills that passion in others. He has a reputation for encouraging his teams to achieve the best outcomes possible as both a mentor and a manager. He effectively curates an environment that encourages developers to enhance their skills and be eager and excited about future projects and endeavors.
During the course of his career, he has encouraged developers to learn more by holding code reviews and training courses, as well as regular meetings to help enhance and develop their skills. His commitment has helped his companies stay at the cutting edge of new technology.
Antrobus has a unique ability to create award-winning designs without compromising on quality. He does this by maintaining a strong focus on both user experience and team communication, something he deems as fundamental to success in every endeavor.
Technology Director and Co-founder of Fresh Thinking Group (FTG)