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I have been developing online solutions for entrepreneurial businesses and not-for-profit organisations since the Internet first started to become commercially available in the UK in 1994.

Rather than providing static ‘brochure’ style web sites I have consistently focused on providing interactive database driven web sites that both: capture information from their visitors, and dynamically deliver personalised content, according to each user’s needs and interests

I'm passionate about the empowerment of online communities and have initiated and completed a number of major innovative and commercially successful projects. As such I have found myself being able to help realise the dreams of several pioneering visionaries. These include:


 


newsdesk.com

The first dedicated Internet news network for high-tech journalists and analysts. The site was the first of its kind - and an early illustration of internet community, content & commerce.

I developed the first version of the site in 1994 taking it from a European pilot to a global commercial service. It was subsequently acquired in December 1998 by PR Newswire (the New York-based global news distribution subsidiary of United News & Media) for an undisclosed sum.

 
 

wgsn.com

WGSN is the world's leading online business-to-business news and information service for the fashion and style industries. It offers over 300,000 pages of the most comprehensive, invaluable and up-to-the-minute international style intelligence.

I was responsible for developing the first version of the site from 1998 to 2000 enabling it to prove the commercial concept and secure initial investment of £18 million from Nomura International. The web site was subsequently purchased by Emap in 2005 for £140 million!

   
 

myhrtoolkit.com

Offering self-service personnel management for Small and Medium Enterprises. The Myhrtoolkit system is designed specifically for businesses with between 5 and 500 employees and tracks sickness absence, handles contracts of employment and handbook, manages holiday requests, and handles task delegation, appraisals, and document storage. The system also has an innovative way of simply presenting employment law advice, with online training modules and standardised forms provided.

I have been responsible for taking the site from proto-type to a commercial reality.

   
 

The Compass Partnership

The Compass Partnership deliver human resource systems, coaching and support. Their primary focus is the automotive market.

I develop and maintain their online HR toolkits for Peugeot, Citroen, Hyundai, Mazda, the Volkswagen Group and others. The toolkits equip local automotive dealerships to manage their human resources effectively without the need for dedicated staff.

The Compass Partnership have seen significant growth in their business through the development of their online technologies.

   

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to find out more about how I can help you.