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Do you want to grow the web app to match your product vision?


Tom Griffiths

Jim was instrumental in building FanDuel into the cross-platform product it is today.

Tom Griffiths, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, FanDuel

Jim Newbery

Hi, I'm Jim Newbery, an independent front-end web strategy and implementation consultant from Edinburgh in sunny Scotland.

I help growing UK web product companies build and maintain great applications. I was previously Director of Front End Engineering at FanDuel and have over 20 years experience developing web applications and websites for companies like FreeAgent, Sky and Channel 4.

These days I write articles and books, train and mentor teams, develop technical strategy and build web applications for my clients.

Some things I can help with

  • Technical product strategy for front-end web applications
  • Front-end application architecture and technology choice
  • Product engineering team development, mentoring and coaching
  • Web application development
  • Legacy front-end code transformation

Are you building the web app to match your product vision?

I've been there and done all that. I can help your company tackle these challenges.

Why Jim?

Here's why you should work with me:

  • I have 20 years of web development experience with startups, agencies, government departments and large enterprises.
  • I helped grow FanDuel from 20 to 400 employees and a valuation of over USD$1 billion.
  • I shaped cross-platform and technical web strategy to transform the FanDuel product into a slick multi-channel entertainment experience.
  • I have hired, grown, led and coached product teams and front-end specialists.

I'm familiar with the challenges experienced by both plucky new startups and unicorns alike. I can help your company as you tread this path.

I'm trusted by:


I help web product teams build and maintain great front-end applications

Building a good web application isn't just about slick visuals and the latest JavaScript framework.

It's built for usability, accessibility, long-term learning, continuous improvement, and ease of support and maintenance.

I've got buckets of experience working with leaders, product managers, designers, engineers, marketing professionals and support staff to develop a technical web strategy that balances these aims.

Unlike big consulting companies and agencies, I focus on helping your team learn what works for you, not on short-term quick fixes that make me look good.

I work out of the beautiful city of Edinburgh, and focus mostly on web product companies and teams based in the UK.

Get in touch now and tell me a little bit about your current situation. I'll get back in touch as quickly as I can.


What people are saying...

Olly Headey

How much do you value first-class expertise in modern front-end development? Jim has that rare combination of technical knowledge and brilliant people skills. I can’t recommend him highly enough!

Olly Headey, Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder, FreeAgent

Tom Griffiths

Jim was instrumental in building FanDuel into the cross-platform product it is today. He built our first mobile website, architected and led the creation of our API, and built an excellent front-end team. Inspiring, highly capable, and a positive problem solver, Jim was a pleasure to work with.

Tom Griffiths, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, FanDuel

Eileen McLaren

Jim was instrumental in the growth and technical direction at FanDuel. He led technical direction and architecture for the front-end while balancing business needs and direction. It has been a pleasure to work with him.

Eileen McLaren, VP Engineering, FanDuel


Let's talk!

Tell me about your project or company.

I'll try my best to get back in touch within two business days.