jon bowes

jon bowes

About Me

Developer, Athlete, Father

Founder @ JBxOnline

I am a freelance and contract PHP Developer based in Warwickshire and I work remotely and onsite across the UK.

I have more than 20 years of experience working with clients of all types and sizes and feel equally at home in high paced digital agencies, agile startups and large corporate environments.

When I'm not coding my latest project, you can usually find me on my bike!

  • LocationWarwickshire, UK
  • AvailabilityAvailable for Contract and Freelance work
  • Phone+44 845 519 6281


Groupe PSA
Cambridge University Press
Narrative Industries - We are Narrative
Jack Wills - Fabulously British
New Star Media
Omobono - The Business Agency



More than 20 years of PHP experience

Recent work

Nov 2018 → Apr 2020

Groupe PSA

Laravel Developer

At Groupe PSA (Peugeot) I quickly helped the team move towards a more collaborative way of working, standardising packages and workflows where previously developers were building the same things over and over in different ways. I introduced the use of Vue.js components into the packages, providing reusable components that provided a great UX. I also introduced the use of Docker into the development toolchain and have consulted with the Integrations team to help improve their CI / CD pipelines. During my year I have also completed a number of internal projects, both new and inherited from previous developers.

May 2018 → ongoing

Words Here Limited


I was hired to create an innovative platform and plugin SDK for a London based startup. The platform would accept news articles from clients CMS systems and process them before sending them to Apple News via the Apple News API. The SDK was Composer based and plugged into the CMS to aid developers in getting their data into our platform. I assisted the directors with guidance on best practices and designed and built the platform using Laravel 5.6, which is now in production. I also set up an automated deployment pipeline using BitBucket pipelines and Docker.

Jun 2014 → Oct 2018

Narrative Industries


I have worked with Narrative Industries on a number of occasions over more than 4 years. I worked alongside their in-house development team providing general PHP and specialist Concrete5 development support across a number of clients.

Backend Development




Docker & DevOps

MySql / PostGres Relational DBs

Other DBs (MongoDB, Redis etc)

Frontend Development

HTML, SASS, jQuery


Graphic Design


Get in Touch

Get in Touch

Give me a call or drop me an email anytime. I'm always happy to chat and discuss any projects or issues you might have.

Warwickshire, UK
Available for Freelance & Contract work