I am a highly motivated and driven individual lucky enough to be doing my hobby for a living.
I am 34, been married for 13 years (my wife works as a sixth form geography teacher and course leader in Leicester) and have 2 young children. Joshua is 7 years and Abigail is 3 years. Away from my desk you will mostly find me down at the local park.
I first got into web development in 2003 as a hobby which then very quickly become more serious and made me shift the direction my career was going in so I could continue my new found passion.
Over the last 10 years I have had the privilege of working with individuals, start-ups, charities right through to large multi-national companies. It has definitely been a learning curve and one that I am keen to continue.
I am always keen to establish new partnerships so feel free to give me a call if you are interested in working with me on a project or two.
I am always looking for opportunities to keep learning more...
CWS are a web, branding and marketing agency based in Leicestershire.
We work closely with companies helping them thrive through our creative cleverness.
September 2003 - March 2014
Trading as CWS Digital Ltd.
Working closely with established web agencies to provide additional expertise and developer resource for those tight project deadlines.
I have the pleasure of working closely with a number of web agencies throughout the UK.
I love to build good relationships with all the people I work with which not only helps to produce quality results but also means that I tend to work closely with a handful of agencies on a number of ongoing projects rather lots of one of projects.
Some of these projects have included:
August 2010 - September 2013
Overall management of Studio-40's "make" team and delivery of client services.
As production manager it was my responsibility to manage the team delivering our web builds ensuring delivery of projects and service.
Daily responsibilities included:
September 2011 - March 2013
I worked as the lead back-end developer
Responsible for the delivery of our web builds I also acted as the main technical contact with our clients and sales team.
I was also responsible for our office IT throughout my time with Studio-40. This included migrating some of our internal systems to the cloud.
Below are some examples of some of the changes I implemented:
August 2012 - July 2013
Lead developer for a start-up specialising in listing UK student houses in one place.
I was responsible for leading the build on the first iteration of the site. This included overseeing the development of a REST JSON-only API which allowed our mobile applications to integrate seamlessly with the data source.
The site was built on a custom PHP framework and integrated with RightMove's V3 Feed.
January 2008 - August 2011
Providing both back-end & front-end support on new builds.
As an all round developer I was responsible for ensuring functional and browser compliance for all project work undertaken, yes we supported IE6!
During this time I also managed the migration of hosted email service (which decided not to offer anymore) to google apps across our client base.
Some things I was involved in:
January 2007 - August 2007
Developing a franchise network of 90+ outlets throughout the UK in order to increase sales and ensure the delivery of customer service excellence.
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