We are a team of creative thinking developers and marketing specialists who love technology. Having over 40 years’ promotional marketing experience and massive amounts of technical knowledge we can help you out on any digital requirements you may have, and most importantly we promise not to bamboozle you with geek jargon! Established in 2012 by super nerds Steve Irons and Richard Van Aken, the team has grown from strength-to-strength, with a talented mix of girls and boys! We are now the go-to partner for many brands and agencies, from burgers to medication and kitchen rolls. We’re not just people who take a brief, we’ll work with you to deliver what you really need, from start to finish.


If you’re planning to run an exciting and engaging marketing promotion, speak to us.  We can develop the whole digital solution or just a part of the process to make it happen. Even if you’re not sure what you need, talk to us and we can help you create something really cool.

We are really flexible and can take on the role that you need us to.  You can involve us in your plans from the start or we can simply take the briefing once all the nitty gritty has been agreed. Either way you’ll benefit from our experience, expertise and friendly approach.

Ultimately though it’s about delivery. We get it! The solutions we create are completely tailored to meet each client’s unique requirements and we take great pride in getting it right and building you the thing that you need.

It’s not all fun and games though. We take the security of your data extremely seriously, and every single record is treated with the respect it deserves.

We’d like to help you, so give us a call.


We’re often on the lookout for brilliant developers to join our talented team. Please get in touch if you would be interested in talking us. Get In touch now!

Meet our team

We’re a friendly team of
clever digital masters

Rob made the wise decision to join the Code String team, after doing software engineering at uni. With a great eye for detail, he enjoys delving deep into data structures whilst drinking tea.
Rob – The Milk Tray Man
Andrew loves the variety in programming and was determined to work at Code String. He has also built his own blacksmith’s forge.
Andrew – The Blacksmith
Jan has loads of promotional marketing experience, specialising in large scale and global promotions. If something’s purple she loves it; if it’s beef flavoured she’ll eat it and alcohol-related she's in!
Jan – The Brownie Baker
Steve’s seen it all in his 20 years’ in development and promotional marketing. He’s consulted on some of the UK’s biggest digital promotions. Give him regular cups of tea and anything is possible.
Steve – The Boss
Amanda sits between our clients and developers to manage projects through to completion. The rest of her time is spent teaching and performing Latin Dance.
Amanda – The Latin Dancer
Tyler joined the team as an apprentice in 2013.  He rapidly developed to a fully fledged, fabulous developer. He loves a challenge and is a super interested in comics, gaming and chicken.
Tyler – The Push-up King
As one of the founding members of Code String, Richard  is the resident uber geek. There's not a lot Richard hasn't seen or tried in life, or as a developer.
Richard –The High Flyer
As a senior developer, Darren regularly gets technical with our clients. This is in stark contrast to his leisure pursuits in Dark Age re-enactment.
Darren – The Viking
Sharon safeguards our quality and standards, ensures our regulatory compliance and keeps everything in harmony. Which is perfect as she sings with a church choir.
Sharon – The Singer
Mark is the go to guy if you want to know anything digital.  Having created hundreds of thousands of lines of code over his career there's not a lot he can’t do with his PC.
Mark – The Thinker
As an apprentice he is learning new things everyday, when not at work he loves to swim. He is also our most eligible bachelor.
Nick – The Fish