Hi there! I’m a designer and developer of top quality web and mobile applications based in Banff in the beautiful (yet cold) north of Scotland. I am passionate about writing excellent code, taking advantage of all the latest technological advances, and finding new and interesting approaches to the challenges that get thrown at me.

I spent five years as an engineer with the BBC, before deciding that code was what I loved and pursuing a career in the web world. More than a decade on from that point I have amassed tons of experience in a variety of programming languages building everything from advanced e-commerce systems and data warehouses to compliance software, HR management systems and accountancy packages. I love the variety of the projects that come my way, I relish new challenges and I have a real passion for delivering top quality products.

Having started on the bottom rung of the career ladder I quickly worked my way up to more senior roles, and found myself really enjoying the variety of duties that the roles required of me. I love doing hands-on coding and sysadmin work and take great pride in building elegant solutions, but I have found even greater satisfaction from leading tech strategy, managing teams, mentoring younger talent, and working with other teams across the breadth of my businesses.

Having spent years working with several large clients including the BBC, Astra Zeneca along with helping many smaller organisations make the most of their own corner of cyberspace, I now have an awesome job as CTO of Quiqsolutions (recently acquired by Citation Ltd), responsible for the full stack from design to system administration, and building some really cool tools along the way. I also run First House On the Left and am the chief pusher of buttons at Made With Care.

Outside of the normal working life I am the proud father of two young sons (plus three dogs, two parrots, two axolotls, and a rabbit) and am an avid crafter, carpenter, bike mechanic, medieval re-enactor, and camper-van enthusiast.