About Hut Six

Hut Six started life as Jo Cox Design back in 2006. The new name is a nod to the code breakers that worked out of Bletchley Park during the Second World War.

Jo Cox

I started building websites when I was 14, in an age of table layouts and 56k modems. It began as a hobby, and then it became a part time job. Whilst I was studying for a history degree I was building websites. When I started training to become an ICT teacher I was building websites. Eventually I decided I should just be building websites.

By about 2010 I was getting so many calls from people wanting WordPress websites that I decided to make it my specialism. I dedicated all my spare time to learning it inside out, and in 2012 I released my first theme into the WordPress repository. It was downloaded more than 30,000 times and had a near perfect user rating. Now most of my time is spent building, maintaining, and training on WordPress. I never stop learning.

The Original Hut 6

For anyone who is interested, like I am, Hut 6 was a section of the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park. During WW2 it housed a team tasked with decoding German Army and Air force messages, which were then passed on to Hut 3 for intelligence to work on. You can find out more about Bletchley Park’s role in the Second World War at www.bletchleypark.org.uk

Hut 6


More About Me

In my free time I’m into football, running, writing, photography, and tinkering with musical instruments. I’m the Secretary of Launton Ladies Football Club and co-founded a music review website called MTTM, which supports women who want to get into music journalism. I also adopt bunnies. You can view some of my photos on Flickr.

Jo was completely fantastic! I’d been struggling to make a WordPress blog deisgn work and was completely stumped. I made an enquiry to Jo about some help, and she replied within 24 hours. It was easy to agree on a price for the things that needed to be done, and she had fixed everything within 48 hours of the original enquiry. I had thought my problem was too small for someone to help with it, but I was pleasantly surprised that Jo was happy to sort out the small issues with my site for an extremely reasonable fee. Throughout the process, Jo was efficient, effective and stayed in regular communication. She answered all of my questions, even the really idiotic ones, and nothing was too much trouble. The entire experience was great and I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone who needs help with a website project – big or small. She is, in short, superb at what she does.

(Imogen Goold)