A bit about me
I've always had a fascination with electronics and software. From an early age I'd study schematics of books I borrowed from the library and built my first walkie talkie and metal detector from parts scavenged from old radios and tv's I'd found dumped by the roadside. I also loved making model aircraft.
That led me to join the Royal Air Force as an avionics engineer where I spent many happy years working on various systems culminating in a 7 year posting working on 51 Sqn.
After my tour in the RAF and benefiting from their excellent training in both avionics and accompanying software I left to join a start-up developing one of the first UK tax filing systems (if you've filed a tax return you've probably used some of the software I helped design with a great team at Digita - now part of Thompson Reuters).
I then decided to start my own contracting and consultancy business. I have held a number of senior positions, interviewed, recruited and built teams of software engineers and developers of various sizes. I consult and contract out my services to various companies and organisations mainly in the UK but have also completed projects for companies in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. I have experience in many sectors including finance, insurance, recruitment, government, NHS, engineering, public safety both in the private and public sectors.
I have NPPV3+SC clearance to work with government agencies.
I mainly work remotely from my home office (seems very popular these days!) where I have all of the tools, servers and software required to design, develop and deliver software-based solutions for companies that maybe don’t have the expertise, equipment or programmers to create and deliver the solution themselves. I work closely with the project lead or main sponsor, can travel overseas if required and work as part of a team or individually as the requirements dictates.
Besides architecting, designing complete systems or upgrading existing solutions I have extensive business knowledge, and work closely with companies to get the most out of their systems, be as efficient as possible, automate where possible, integrate disparate systems, migrate data, break up monolithic systems into microservices, innovate and look at ways of reducing costs through IT.
I now focus on helping businesses take advantage of Cloud based solutions via Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft based technology solutions.
If I can help, please feel free to give me a call, lets talk: 01621 835002
Clients have included:
British Transport Police
Graham Sykes Insurance
Henderson Global Investors
Museum of Modern Art
South East Tankers