Skills

BSc (Hons) Computer Science / Internet Computing – University of Wales – Aberystwyth

PHP | MySQL | Javascript | CSS (SASS, SCSS) | HTML | Symfony | User Experience Specialist | Unix | AWS | Prince 2 | Scrum

Throughout my career, I have taken on a range of roles. Starting as a developer, I quickly became frustrated from working with Project Managers who were non-technical, and were selling promises to customers that simply couldn’t be filled. I started to move in to Project Management to try and bridge the gap between the technical and management side of things – a role that allowed me to take the startup, Animed Direct, to a multi-million pound business using the systems that I designed and created in a team that I was lucky enough to build to my exact requirements.

I’ve been a PHP developer for 15 years now, and my current role is allowing me to use these skills, alongside my love of good User Experience (and football!)

Mark is a highly skilled developer who worked very well with all his colleagues. He was a pleasure to work with and was always keen to learn new skills. He is pragmatic in his approach and hit the ground running as soon as he started. I would highly recommend Mark.

Lyndon Barrie – Software Development Manager – Liverpool Football Club

Mark is as hard working and pragmatic as they come. He’s one of the rare breed of people who are technical, but also a good leader. He would often single handedly keep clients happy by delivering great products and also managing the client relationship.

Stuart Arthur – Box UK (2015)

Mark has that rare mix of excellent technical ability and polished communication skills. He was one of the senior developers on my team at Box UK and never failed to deliver high quality work for a variety of projects and clients. Mark’s organised approach to his work makes him a pleasure to work with and his understanding of the latest web ideas and industry best practice adds value to every project. I can’t recommend Mark highly enough and hope to have the opportunity to work with him again.

Jamie Howells – Box UK (2011)

I worked with Mark on a number of high profile projects with complex requirements and tight deadlines. Every time I’ve worked with him I’ve been impressed by his technical abilities as well as his approach and his dedication to not only getting the job done, but getting it done well. Marks sense of humor and proactive approach is a very welcome trait, especially in stressful situations. Whenever he was assigned to work on one of my projects I always felt confident that the end product would be well considered and high quality.

Claire Scantlebury – Box UK Account Manager (2011)

Mark was a real pleasure to work with. His strong technical expertise is complimented with excellent client facing skills and good business acumen. He always had an instant impact with clients, forging long lasting and enjoyable working relationships. I was always impressed by Marks dedication and commitment to go above and beyond, ensuring deadlines were met and client expectations were surpassed. He has a natural ability to remain calm under pressure and works well in stressful environments. Mark is a great asset to any team. I hope to have the privilege of working with him again in the future.

Ryan Macleod – Box UK