Forged from a global pandemic

A collaborative, trusted & cutting-edge digital approach to software development

About us

We’re a cutting-edge software development agency company that works with you to solve your tech problems.

From best friends at university to business owners. We launched Forward Digital during a global pandemic and provide industry leading software solutions for our clients.

We have the expertise to help our clients and we do it in a relaxed and personable way. We’re easy to talk to and most importantly – we get the job done.

Our collaborative approach ensures we can provide exceptional tailored solutions to solve our client's specific problems.

We’re not a big corporate organisation and we don’t want to be. That’s what sets us apart and why our clients love working with us. We avoid off-the-shelf products and take time to build a product to meet and exceed our client's needs.

Users served


Bespoke projects shipped


Combined experience

10 years

Harry Bendix-Lewis

Harry Bendix-Lewis

Co-founder & Frontend Developer


Reece Charsville

Reece Charsville

Co-founder & Backend Developer


Our story

Not only are we founders of Forward Digital, we’re best friends. We first crossed paths during our time studying BEng Software Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

We graduated with First Class Honours Degrees and share a huge passion for technology and entrepreneurship, and it was out of this we founded the company.

We saw an opportunity to really go for the business back in March 2020. Although at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and whilst the world was in lockdown, we were motivated to launch Forward Digital.

So, after gaining industry experience in various sectors, we joined forces again and hit the ground running and we’ve never looked back!

We are established entrepreneurs within the software field and are now proud to work with a range of high-profile clients both nationally and internationally.

The team at the opening of our Sheffield office.

The team at the opening of our Sheffield office.

Team outing to San Francisco for the GitHub Universe conference.

Team outing to San Francisco for the GitHub Universe conference.

The Forward Digital logo, proudly displayed in our Sheffield office.

The Forward Digital logo, proudly displayed in our Sheffield office.

Simon from 542

Having reviewed and spoken to many agencies, Forward Digital just understood our PRD right from the outset. They gave us a very useful amount of insight into how exactly they could engineer the end product, and gave us confidence from start to finish that they were really the right folks for this job. They delivered incredibly quickly.

Sharooz CEO at Wavetick

Our values

We truly believe in putting the client at the heart of everything we do. By taking time to listen to your technical problems, we solve your issues, and provide a tailored plan around how we will work with you.

Our completely collaborative approach means we work to become our client’s extended team and work however is best for you – whether that be regular phone calls, meetings, or via Slack.

We place great value on producing high-quality software that adapts to our client’s industries.

We know our stuff, so our clients don’t need to and we’re confident in delivering the very best in the industry.

Why Choose Forward Digital?

We have had the privilege of partnering with many clients who were disappointed by traditional agencies. We stand out by addressing the common pain points and delivering exceptional service.

Here's what sets us apart:

A collaborative and friendly approach

Not only are we creative, professional, knowledgeable, and reliable – we’re easy to get along with (if we do say ourselves!).

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