About me
My passions and personality

A few facts about myself

Firstly, I'm a proud dad of 2, and feel very lucky to have such a loving family. I prefer quality over quantity, have a great appreciation for bespoke craftsmanship, and enjoy starting businesses. I’m an avid fan of the Rolling Stones having been to many of their concerts, including Blues legends such as BB King and Buddy Guy.

Skiing and scuba diving are my sports of choice, and I’d rather have a 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO over any of the new, hi-tech versions of today. I’m not a man of many words but certainly a straight talker. I’ll happily tell you what you need to know, not what you want to hear.

Where it all began

I remember this like it was yesterday, but it’s a defining memory for me.

Every Sunday my mom, dad and I would go to the same hotel for lunch. We’d never miss going there unless we weren't in town, so we knew all the staff by first name, and of course the owner who was a family friend.

Every now and then my aunt and uncle would join us. One Sunday my aunt told my parents that she thought I’d be good with computers.

So I convinced my dad that I would use a computer for “homework”, and he agreed to buy me one. I’ll never forget standing in the computer shop with the salesman telling me - “You’ll never run out of memory - it has 4KB you know.”

The computer was a Texas Instruments 99/4A, and 4K was a lot back in the 80’s.

How I got hooked into IT

My “homework” turned more in game playing and wanting to figure out how they worked, so I became very interested in programming.

A few years passed and better computers emerged such as the Commodore 64 and the legendary Commodore Amiga was the best thing since sliced bread. I'm sure you've guessed by now I'm a child of the 70's.

Unfortunately, there were very few programmming books available, and Google hadn’t even been invented yet.

So I just experimented and got things to work through trial and error. I remember spending many a summer holiday indoors just programming.

The Amiga 500 got me hooked, and I just had to pursue IT as a passion.

My studies

I finished school and studied computer programming (Information Technology) for 3 years.

Admittedly I’ve forgotten most of the course work but what has remained with me, is the fundamental understanding and best practices one applies to software engineering.

And today...

My IT skills have provided me with opportunities to work within industries such as financial services, creative agencies, recruitment and real estate.

Whilst development is still vey much my bread and butter, I’m now focussing more on the consultancy side of my business. Technology advances so quickly that it’s hard to keep up with it all, and it can become tiring at times.

So now I focus more on a business’ needs - the ‘why’, and not so much the ‘how’.

Helping you deliver your next web project, by working alongside you as a partner, right from the start.

Would you like to work with me?
Get in touch.