I've worked in the software development field for many years now and in that time have been a part of several different projects. I've always been passionate about technology and this comes across in everything I do, I enjoy working with technology but I'm also interested in the wider business applications of what I do and helping to fully unlock the potential of any business I work with.
I'm currently contracting for Immediate Media Company as a PHP developer. I'm helping with one of their internal projects and providing support to their development team. Immediate Media Company owns and runs several high traffic websites including the Radio Times.
Most recently I've been running my own web development agency. I've worked on many great projects including a REST API for an exciting new mobile app, an e-commerce system for a start-up that sells gift boxes and an entire property portal web site and CRM.
I currently spend most of my time managing a team of 4 developers in my agency and also managing client relationships and projects as well as providing consultancy services. I still like to write code whenever I get a chance and manage the overall technical infrastructure of all projects and investigate new technologies to increase productivity.
I worked as a developer for Liberty Tech, a web development agency based in central London. I worked on many exciting projects as a lead developer / project manager. I worked on some great projects at Liberty Tech including building a front-end mapping application as well as working on the back-end of What3Words, an exciting new mapping system that is currently creating a revolution in the mapping industry with their in-house geocoding system.
I worked on projects for many well-known companies including Samsung, Exxon Mobil and World Duty Free while at Liberty Tech. I actually created, from start to finish, many of the Samsung websites that we were tasked with creating.
I left Liberty Tech towards the end of 2014 to pursue an offer to provide consultancy and development services for a company that was interested in completely redesigning their website and systems. I took on the opportunity, although I was sad to leave the Liberty Tech team, in order to broaden my range and experience.
I set up my own electronics e-commerce business in 2009 selling electronic devices imported from East Asia. I created a bespoke e-commerce platform in PHP as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the business alongside my brother. I also developed a stock control system and a labelling desktop application in C++ to aid in the running and automation of the business. I learned a lot about the real world implications of the technology I was creating from a business perspective. I also learnt about marketing and managed to create a Youtube product video with over 300,000 views.
I wound down the business at the end of 2011 in favour of pursuing my true passion which is software development. An opportunity arose to join a brand new web development agency, Liberty Tech, and I took on this new role.