I started building websites in 1995 working with BT, the British Heart Foundation, Wedgwood, The Children’s Society, the Labour Party, the TUC, NASUWT, the Royal Court Theatre and the Regional Arts Boards of England. In those heady, early days I was developing with Perl running on Windows, and performing sysadmin duties.
I founded Redefine in 1998 and – apart from experiencing the highs and lows of a dotcom start-up – worked under that name until 2017 when I joined OnCorps.
Some of the company’s early clients included Avent, RICS Foundation, Department for Communities and Local Government, Department of Health, Surrey County Council and the City of London Corporation.
That work was mainly built with C#, related .NET technologies, VisualBasic and VBScript and, since there were few fully-formed open source projects, they involved building content management systems and e-commerce platforms from the ground up.
Later the development focussed on open-source platforms – Drupal, WordPress & CakePHP – covering a range of functionality including custom modules and themes; integration with third-party services; and migrations.
Over the years I created a wide variety of portfolio, publishing, ecommerce sites and templates for clients in the public and private sectors. From millions of page views a month to a few hundred and from large corporations to independent growing companies the care and attention to detail remained the same.
A selection of work
- UK Business Forums
- The Pitch
- Philips Respironics – Sami the Seal
- Philips Respironics – Amara
- Philips Lighting – Autumn 2012
- Philips Lighting – Winter 2012
- Directgov – transaction & campaign toolkits
- Motor Sport Magazine
- Sally Salon Services
- Household Design
- Davy Smith Architects
- Karen Woolven Floral Design
- Craig Bragdy Design Pools
- Recreate Design
- Medway Flooring Centre
- Drew Clark
- Portman Heritage