Founded in 2003, FarOffice has evolved to be a leading company in the south west for websites and eCommerce solutions, supported by staff with experience of running businesses, and all the knowledge and expertise required to provide you with the best support.
We don’t only know how to build superb websites, we understand how to write for your audience, support you with sales marketing tips and help you to rank well with search engines as well as understanding social media and how it can help you.
Co-Director of FarOffice, I do all the really geeky stuff, like building bespoke apps for our clients, both ones that integrate with the Perch platform and using other technologies.
I started out programming mainframes in 1974 (almost before the pyramids were built), using punch cards – and you’ll only see those in museums these days; and working with many different programming languages over the years. I have worked in Java (for the past 22 years, heaven help me), Spring, Scala, Akka, Hadoop, Spark all in an agile environment. I teach Big Data and Cloud to other developers but also get great joy from working with our clients to make Perch work just how they want it to.
Besides the inordinate amount of geekery (well, someone has to…) I like Babylon 5, messing about with Raspberry Pis, working with automata and being a cook, footman and general flunky to my cats.
Owner and Lead Consultant with FarOffice Limited. I work with businesses to provide them with easy to use (and manage) websites and content management systems and I mentor them through digital communications skills including writing for the web and social media.
I train people in digital communications and traditional writing skills, providing them with a simple but powerful toolkit to make their communications more effective and efficient. I train internationally and mentor people across the world.
Having learned Assembler and COBOL back in 1981, these days I often use Perch or Perch Runway to build fast, responsive websites and work with my clients to help them get well ranked with search engines. I train my clients to use their Content Management Systems so that they can do their own updates and look after their own content, as well as ensuring that they know what needs to be done to optimise their web content.
As well as loving what I do during working hours, I like nothing better than a long session in the swimming pool or time chilling out with my animals.