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About us

FourteenFish Ltd is a UK-based company specialising in medical appraisals.

Founded by a GP and an IT specialist in 2012, we now have over 100,000 users. 

We work with a large variety of organisations both throughout the UK and internationally. We pride ourselves on providing easy-to-use yet powerful systems along with superb in-house support.

Our passion is building the best tools in the world for doctors and other health professionals.


Adam Batty Adam Batty

Adam Batty

General Manager

I run the day to day operations for FourteenFish, including managing our fantastic support team. I also provide additional technical support to users of our FishBase platform.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: When not at work I enjoy playing and watching sports (particularly tennis, cricket, football and sailing), and to relax I like to read, watch films and socialise with friends.

Fun fact: I once got cornered by a herd of long-horned cattle out in the New Forest and ended up stuck in a tree for several hours until they got bored and left.

Dr John Bibby Dr John Bibby

Dr John Bibby

Appraisal Director

I advise on current and upcoming Appraisal / Revalidation policy and requirements. I help ensure FourteenFish continues to provide leading-edge tools to simplify appraisal for both appraisee and appraiser alike.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: Having been a GP for 31 years I continue as an active appraiser, RO, appraiser and one of the Appraisal Leads for NHSE Yorkshire & Humber

Fun fact: I like to undertake long cycle tours on a Brompton folding bike intended for town use! I have conquered Mount Ventoux on this trusty bike!

Tom Budden Tom Budden

Tom Budden

Digital Media

Having spent the last 10 years in the music industry, whilst having a variety of part-time jobs on the side, I’m now thoroughly enjoying being part of the FourteenFish team. I work on a range of digital media production which includes filming and editing our education modules.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: I’m another cycling obsessed member of the office, regularly competing on and off-road.

Fun fact: I’ve recently taught myself various kids TV theme tunes on the keyboard. My 1 year old loves it!

Dr Mark Coombe Dr Mark Coombe

Dr Mark Coombe

Education Director

I present in most of the educational videos and source the other presenters used in the Library, AKT and RCA Packages. I also lecture on all aspects of UK general practice nationally and internationally, and I am currently an examiner for the RCGP Clinical Skills Assessment.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: When I am not working I love cooking, traveling and the very occasional game of golf.

Fun fact: I have spent 20 years trying to get over my fear of heights. After rocket bungy, freefall, base jumping and much more I decided to accept it's just how I am made.

Brook Elgie Brook Elgie

Brook Elgie

Chief Technology Officer

I joined FourteenFish as CTO in 2019, after a several years working with Open Data in the non-profit sector. I'm responsible for technical strategy, and keeping the servers ticking over.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: Yet another FourteenFish cyclist, competing on the road in local races. I also love walking my crazy dog in the New Forest.

Fun fact: I'm teaching myself to play piano.

Yuchen Fu Yuchen Fu

Yuchen Fu

Senior Developer

I drink tea and write code! I spend my days clacking away at my keyboard, fixing bugs and making general improvements.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: I'm a hobbyist musician. I've played the cello since I was young, and I also enjoy learning to play new instruments - I can play piano, guitar, ukulele, flute, and I'm currently learning the clarinet!

Fun fact: Though I grew up in the UK, English is technically my second language, Mandarin Chinese being my first. I'm from Wales, so I also speak a little Welsh!

Maria Jeffries Maria Jeffries

Maria Jeffries

Support Agent

I am a Support Assistant on the Support Desk here at FourteenFish. My daily tasks include solving queries regarding the e-portfolio and incoming live chats.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: I like exploring new places with my doggo (son) Winston, going to events and dancing with friends, drawing and eating my body weight in pasta.

Fun fact: I am a qualified Carpenter and Joiner!

Weronika Limberger Weronika Limberger

Weronika Limberger

Junior Developer

I joined the development team in 2021, where I work mostly on improving the FourteenFish web app as well as our clients' websites.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: I like reading, walking and paddle boarding. Although at the moment most of my time is swallowed up by trying to train my puppy - Winston (the greatest dog name ever).

Fun fact: I can control my tensor tympani muscles in both of my ears at will. Some call this a 'useless superpower'. They are wrong.

Lee Male Lee Male

Lee Male

Portfolio Technical Support Lead

I lead the RCGP Portfolio team in providing Technical Support for Trainees.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: I am a competitive Powerlifter and singer/guitarist with my bands Faux and Placeholder.

Fun fact: A song I wrote was once used in a High Street Clothing brands TV advert.

Alex Oliver Alex Oliver

Alex Oliver

Support Agent / Business Development Officer

I’ve come into FourteenFish to help develop our online community and educational services, as well as exploring new potential for collaboration.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: I have a keen interest in history and love to travel, often combining these passions by visiting my second home of Greece (where some of my family reside). When I’m not exploring the world I’m either spending time with my wife and daughter, cooking tasty cuisine or still pretending I can play football with my local Sunday pub team.

Fun fact: I once hiked along the ruined Jiankou section of the Great Wall of China culminating in wild camping in an abandoned and crumbling watch tower.

Chris Paul Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Senior Support Agent

In January 2021 I left a ten year career as a teacher to join the FourteenFish team! I’m a Senior Technical Support Agent on the support desk, answering questions and queries about the RCGP Portfolio and the RCA Exam.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: Outside of FourteenFish I enjoy cooking, playing music, exercising, and I’m also learning some programming.

Fun fact: I am one quarter Serbian, and I can speak a bit of the language too!

Jo Rees Jo Rees

Jo Rees

Support Operations Lead

My time is spent helping users with the FFARMS platform as well as offering additional support to the FourteenFish Support Desk. You may also bump into me at an event or two!

What I do outside of FourteenFish: I enjoy reading, swimming and exercise classes such as Body Combat and Zumba. I have recently completed my Level 2 City and Guilds in Floristry and enjoying making flower arrangements for friends and family. I also like taking part in various ‘experience days’ including zip wiring, indoor sky diving and being a mermaid for the day!

Fun fact: I have moved over 20 times in my life (so far!) including growing up in Perth, Australia and spending 2 years in Vancouver, Canada.

Molly Reynolds Molly Reynolds

Molly Reynolds

Support Agent

I am a Support Assistant for FourteenFish. You’ll find me getting stuck in with the rest of the team, solving tickets and incoming live chat support queries.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: In my free time you’ll usually find me surrounded by nature, getting overly excited by a flower or an insect that I’ve come across. Other than that, you’ll either find me in the kicken, cooking up something delicious (if I do say so myself), or gaming!

Fun fact: I’ve released a baby Leatherback turtle into the wild!

Hannah Roche Hannah Roche

Hannah Roche

Consultant Support Agent

I can mainly be found on the FourteenFish Support Desk, answering any questions users have. I also do a bit of bookkeeping and finance admin.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: My favourite thing is to go on adventures with my two children and my small black dog… I can also be found drawing or sewing or cooking or laughing with friends.

Fun fact: I can clog dance!

David Shill David Shill

David Shill

Appraisal Lead

I spend my time supporting the appraisal side of FourteenFish and the organisations that use our FFARMS system. You may find me getting stuck into things all over the place though.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: I start to get withdrawal symptoms if I’ve not been up a mountain, under the water, or on an expedition of some sort after a few weeks down time… if I’m not on a trip, I’m probably planning one!

Fun fact: I probably spend more time under my Land Rover than in it.

Sarah Smith Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Consultant Support Agent

I'm here to help! I spend most of my time on the FourteenFish Support Desk, answering your queries. I also maintain the Help Centre on the website.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: I spend most of my time running around after my two children, husband and wayward cat!

Fun fact: I didn't start drinking tea until I was 38 – and now I can't get enough of the stuff!

Sophie	Summerfield Sophie	Summerfield

Sophie Summerfield

Consultant Support Agent

I spend my time supporting you with your appraisal queries, via email and live chats. I also keep an eagle eye on the website, using my editing background.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: I love spending time outside with my family - exploring, camping, walking and bbq-ing. My favourite thing is swimming in the sea (but only when it’s warm enough!).

Fun fact: I’ve recently discovered I love yoga - namaste!

Dr Duncan Walling Dr Duncan Walling

Dr Duncan Walling

CEO (Founder)

In 2012 I left my career as a GP to set up FourteenFish with Phil. Every appraisal I had promised myself that next year I would get better at recording CPD (and never quite managed it). I wanted to create a system that made this as simple as possible so that appraisals could be more about the good stuff, about spending time reflecting with someone from outside your usual place of work.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: After doing Tough Mudder in 2012 I discovered (much to my own shock) I quite liked running and from there I have become a bit addicted to Ultramarathons (any race longer than a marathon).

Fun fact: I love the Muppets and any movies they star in!

Gemma Wilks Gemma Wilks

Gemma Wilks

Finance Director

I am a Chartered Accountant, Finance Director and Company Secretary at FourteenFish.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: In my free time I'm an actress and film producer, as well as a mum/wife and keen sportswoman.

Fun fact: I host a podcast called Wheel Women - inspiring women to ride bikes.

Phil Wilks Phil Wilks

Phil Wilks

CPO (Founder)

I used to run a small IT company before I founded FourteenFish with Duncan in 2012. I'm now our Chief Product Officer (CPO), which means I'm in charge of things like our product design, features, and taking photos for the About Us page.

What I do outside of FourteenFish: I spend most of my spare time either with my family or riding my bike!

Fun fact: I can juggle five balls.