BIMA star James Hobbs named Head of Tech at Aer Studios

LtoR: Tom Harber and James Hobbs

Aer Studios, a leading creative technology studio in the South West, has appointed James Hobbs as Head of Technology.

Hobbs, who brings a wealth of experience from his time at Dyson and Great State, joins at a time when Aer Studios also announced a new trio of practice leads, including Max Waring (Front End), Jon Chard (Back End), and Aaron Bushell (DevOps).

Hobbs’ appointment comes shortly after the addition of Lucy Rees, Head of People and Culture, further strengthening Aer Studios’ leadership team.

The company said that these strategic hires mark a significant step in Aer Studios’ growth, as well as its commitment to excellence and innovation in the creative technology sector. Last year it secured a coveted place on the BBC Digital Design Roster.

James Hobbs

Notable career achievements for Hobbs include a six-year period at Dyson, where he successfully led the global digital technical team from its inception to over twenty members.

At Great State, Hobbs was instrumental in driving the company’s technology strategy, leading an engineering team delivering multi-award-winning work.

In addition to his impressive career achievements, Hobbs has been recognised in the prestigious BIMA 100 for Sustainability, underlining his commitment to sustainable practices.

This aligns perfectly with Aer Studios’ 2024 BCorp certification and its ongoing efforts to prioritise sustainability in all aspects of its operations.

Aer Studios won its own prestigious BIMA Award in the Innovative App category in October 2023.

“James’ appointment comes at a time when Aer Studios is gearing up for growth,” said Tom Harber Managing Director at Aer Studios.

“His experience and values fit perfectly with our ambitions. With James on board, we’re excited to amplify our efforts and lead the charge in transforming the tech industry into a beacon of sustainability for the future.”

Hobbs said: “I’m delighted to have joined Aer Studios. It was immediately clear from my initial conversations with Lucy and Tom that Aer Studios has a deep focus on people and planet, both of which are really important to me, alongside delivering outstanding work for clients.”

Hobbs’ arrival at Aer Studios is set to propel the company towards new heights, enhancing its technical capabilities and reinforcing its commitment to sustainable practices.

With a cross-capability leadership team in place, Aer Studios is well-positioned to lead the industry in creative and sustainable technology solutions.