About us

IBDmate was created by IBDrelief, a UK-based social enterprise dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world affected by IBD. IBDrelief worked closely with the paediatric IBD team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge UK and many young IBD patients to develop IBDmate. IBD teams at other paediatric hospitals in the UK have also contributed to the videos, and new content continues to be added all the time.


We are a for-purpose digital healthcare agency for IBD. We work in partnership with NHS trusts, hospitals and other healthcare services, charities, and organisations who share our ethos of putting patients first to improve their lives with IBD.

IBDrelief was started by Seb Tucknott 2015. After being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2008 Seb spent many years unaware of exactly what UC was and the impacts it could have on his life. When first researching IBD he found the information was complicated and fragmented. To try to make life easier for others affected by IBD to find information he decided to created a support platform for those living with IBD.

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Seb Tucknott
CEO & Co-founder

Emily Bridges
COO & Co-founder

Faye Spiller
Marketing assistant

Tom Vance
Lead software engineer

Lucas Tucknott