A digital agency with a difference.

We create beautiful websites and build clever tech applications for people trying to make the world a better place.

Read our story

  • olly tom
    2000

    When Tom Met Olly

    Torchbox co-founders, Tom and Olly, met whilst working at OneWorld.org. Tom, a techy, and Olly, a creative, quickly realised that their shared passion, of wanting to drive positive change, warranted a go at starting a digital agency. Cue Torchbox.

  • Bike
    2001

    Charlbury Office

    By 2001, the Torchbox team had outgrown the premises of Tom's kitchen. After landing a contract with a client based in Oxford, Tom and Olly made the decision to open Torchbox's first office nearby, in the idyllic grounds of Cornbury Park.

  • 2016 ski trip
    2006

    First Torchbox Ski Trip

    Thanks to Tom and Olly's love of skiing, Torchbox's bi-annual company ski trips started in 2006. A much-loved calendar event, the trips provide our team with well-deserved time out.

  • dru
    2007

    Drupal Service Launched

    It's hard to imagine what life without Drupal was like. Since 2007, we've used Drupal to create beautiful, yet powerful websites for some of the world's best-known organisations, including the University of Oxford, Chatham House and Greenpeace.

  • RCA
    2013

    Royal College of Art

    In 2013, we won the tender to design and build the Royal College of Art's (RCA) website. The technical requirements requested by RCA were not possible with any available open-source, content management system, so we built our own. Cue the birth of Wagtail.

  • waggy
    2014

    Wagtail Launches

    In 2014, Wagtail, our open source content management system was unveiled to the world. Powered by Django, Wagtail has quickly grown to become the world's new favourite CMS, powering websites such as Global Witness, Meningitis Now and the Royal Drawing School.

  • Torchbox Ski Trip 2016
    2015

    50 Staff and Counting

    2015 was the year we hit 50 full-time employees. We're extremely proud of our team of designers, developers, software engineers, project managers and digital marketers. Together, we affect positive change.

  • newbri
    2016

    New Bristol Office

    To accommodate our growing Bristol team, we recently moved into shiny, new offices in the city centre. Equipped with a creative shed, a cafe area and old school video games, it's safe to say that our Bristol team are loving their new home.

Our offices

  • In the glorious Cotswolds

    Have lunch by the river at our head office in a beautiful Oxfordshire deer park, or take long walks along the river.

  • Vibrant centre of Bristol

    Go out with the team to try the endless supply of real ales, or try the abundance of street food and sit in the vibrant parks.

  • Historic Philadelphia

    Visit the sights with our team in America’s original capital. Rich in history and culture, Philadelphia is a great place to be.

Our four core values

  • Make clients happy
  • Make things better
  • Never stand still
  • Enjoy it