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I worked for agencies for 9 years between 2011 and 2020, either in long-term employment or on a freelance basis. I have worked on a wide range of projects in that time, including bespoke applications, lead generation websites, and advanced brochure and marketing websites.
Below are a few projects I was heavily involed with or built during my time working for agencies.
Please note that these projects were all clients of the agency I was working for at the time, and were not direct clients of myself.
Laravel, Stripe (Connect) • Selesti client
goalgiving is a platform to raise money for charity through the power of sport.
The platform works by allowing users to back their team by pledging to donate for every win, goal, or picking from a range of other metrics. Every time their team wins or scores, they donate money to charity; it's win win.
Match results are fed into the system, which are then processed to cross-reference them against active pledges, at which point payment is taken automatically and paid directly to the charity.
The bespoke platform, which I developed from the ground up, is built in Laravel, and utilises Stripe Connect to process payments automatically when a pledge is converted by a successful match result.
goalgiving partnered with Leeds United Football Club for its launch in August 2019, and to date has raised over £15,000 for charity (restricted in part by matches being postponed due to the 2020 covid-19 pandemic).
WordPress, Algolia, Worldpay • Selesti client
King Edward VII's Hospital is a private hospital in London, counting the Royal Family among its patients, as well as having patronage from Her Majesty The Queen.
I built their new marketing website with WordPress, and used the Algolia search engine service for powerful and advanced instant searching, as well as the Worldpay payment gateway to process payments.
Spreadsheet data import • Selesti client
Foster Refrigerator is a company based in Kings Lynn, manufacturing high quality commercial fridges and freezers for use in the hospitality and catering industry.
They needed a new website to market their wide range of fridges and freezers, including cabinets, counters, and display units.
Based on a spreadsheet of data and a customer pricing catalogue, I built a system to import and manage their product inventory consisting of over 1,500 individual items, organised into 6 levels of categorisation, from high-level product types down to individual models.
A complex product attribute system was also developed, which fed into a "build your product" tool to navigate from a high-level product group down to an individual model, by selecting and combining product attributes to find the required product model, ensuring that every model was accessible via a unique combination of attributes.
WordPress, Stripe • Selesti client
AMA Waste is a waste disposal and hazardous waste management company, offering a range of waste management and recycling services, who also offer national skip hire, recycling 98% of waste.
I built their new skip hire booking and quote form, taking payments via Stripe.
Gadget Cover is a provider of insurance for gadgets such as mobile phones and tablets. I built a bespoke lead generation platform to create and pay for an insurance quote, which turned over several million pounds in the 5 years the site was active before being replaced.
barenakedfoods make and sell low-fat and low-calorie noodles and rice. In 2013, they won a £60,000 investment from Peter Jones on BBC's Dragon's Den, and now sell their products in several major retailers.
I built their new website, including a streamlined e-commerce process to help kick start their new business, however the e-commerce functionality has since been disabled.
Support Adoption for Pets is the pet rehoming and rescue centre charity that operates out of Pets at Home stores. They raise money via online appeals and selling merchandise in stores to provide grants to rescue centres to help look after and rehome unwanted and abandoned pets.
I worked on several iterations of their website, featuring pet and rescue centre searches, however the website has since been replaced.
BeInspired Fitness was a social media platform where fitness professionals could list events, and members could register to book on them. The platform centered around a calendar and booking system with recurring events and automated payments, as well as various social media features such as status updates and private messaging.
Unfortunately, despite being complete, the project never launched.