Hebe Works


Turnkey solutions for cities fuelling their evolution with Open Data.

We offer turnkey solutions for cities who are using Open Data to fuel their evolution. We believe that Open Data is at the heart of a global industrial revolution that will give rise to a new generation of data-driven cities and businesses. Using our hometown - Leeds, UK - as a living laboratory, it is our ambition to become a world leading example of a company deriving maximum value from Open Data; creating new insight, initiating civic innovation and helping to reform local services. Led by Open Data expert Mark Barrett, our world leading approach has helped Leeds City Council to launch Leeds Data Mill, believed to be the first website in the UK that unites public, private and third sector data in one place. In parallel to the development of the Data Mill we’ve been working with partners across the city to build a community of people passionate about their city who can leverage Open Data to affect change. It’s this combination of technology and community curation that we believe led to Leeds Data Mill being included in the Observer’s UK New Radicals 2014.

Open Data Solutions | Data Insights | Data Visualisations | Civic Innovation Projects | Events


Intelligent technologies that improve city life by informing, entertaining and empowering people.

We invent intelligent technologies that improve city life by informing entertaining and empowering people. We believe that winning technologies are simple, ambient and designed around constantly evolving user needs. As well as developing tools for our own media audiences, like our mobile media companion Solomon, our multidisciplinary teams design, prototype, test and deploy solutions like the City Dashboard (current in Beta), created for Leeds City Council and capturing a realtime snapshot of the city for council employees and citizens alike. Thanks to support from the Technology Strategy Board and Nesta, during 2015 Hebe Works will be launching a number of new technologies that leverage very local data to create value for citizens in cities across the UK and beyond.

Mobile & Web Development | Internet of Things Projects | Service Design | Digital Strategy


Creating and sharing stories that expose UK cities and brands to audiences around the world.

We create and share stories that expose UK cities and brands to audiences around the world. We believe that great stories blend context and emotion to create visceral multimedia experiences. Our growing in-house team of storytellers includes writers, photographers, filmmakers, designers and developers. Our own media properties include The City Talking (included in the Observer’s UK New Radicals 2014), Made in Leeds and UK Observing Diary, and together they reach hundreds of thousands of young people every month. For our family of clients, we use our innate knowledge and wealth of experience to design strategies for adapting to fast paced digital change and an evolving media landscape.

Content | Communications | Marketing

Contact Us

If you have a general enquiry about Hebe Works please use this page to send us a message, or use the contact details below.

Hebe Works Limited
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e. hello@hebeworks.com

If you have a specific enquiry about a project you would like us to help you implement, or you simply want to learn more about how we can work together, please contact one of our Directors:

Mark Barrett
e. mark@hebeworks.com

Lee Hicken
e. lee@hebeworks.com

Simon Zimmerman
e. simon@hebeworks.com