The practical side of digital:
teams, plans and technology

Pentri Ltd is a digital consultancy led by Steph Gray offering practical digital strategy, implementation and team support.

I take a practical, thoughtful approach to digital work, grounded in 20 years’ experience agency- and client-side. These days, alongside my pro bono work I take on a handful of interesting projects for clients, including:

  • Prototyping new digital products, like Climate Habits or the transition site for the UN’s Digital Impact Alliance
  • Building & supporting websites on the WordPress platform, like Community Living magazine, the King’s Coronation and Aveas
  • Reviewing & coaching to assess and troubleshoot supplier or team issues, map capabilities and gaps or, analyse competitors

Where it’s helpful, I draw on expertise from experienced, trusted associates from my network who bring additional technical skills and capacity. But Pentri is not a large agency, and you’ll know the people you meet and talk to in meetings are the ones doing the work.

Before starting Pentri in 2021, I founded and led Helpful Digital, a full-service digital build and skills agency with strengths in the government, charity and policy sectors.

Website design & development

Simple, clear, flexible websites on the WordPress platform

Friendly, proactive managed support

Experienced and responsive help to keep sites running smoothly

Advice and coaching

Thoughtful, curious and supportive help to unpick digital problems, develop digital teams and manage digital agencies


Steph’s creative, compassionate and collaborative outlook has transformed our digital design, function, accessibility and potential.

He’s a joy to work alongside, with a wealth of experience and a proactive, solutions-focused approach.

Steph’s an integral part of our small but beautiful team, and the humanity and honesty he brings to the role align perfectly with the values of inclusion and equality which drive our work.

Saba Salman, Editor, Community Living


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Rebuilding a magazine site for Community Living

For Community Living Magazine, I’ve rebuilt an existing WordPress site and migrated over 8,000 articles to a new, cleaner template with a focus on accessibility, search optimisation and reader retention
King Charles and Queen Camilla on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

Engaging communities with the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles and Queen Camilla

For the Ceremonials team at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, we’ve been delivering and supporting a WordPress site to house community engagement activity around the Coronation in May 2023

Prototyping a new behaviour-change climate app

For a new climate lifestyle change startup, I’ve been helping turn an initial proof of concept into a more scalable web app

Digital support at scale for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

For HM Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, I helped create a site to showcase street parties and events around the country with a community map and toolkit which saw over 1m visitors a day at its peak