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Hello and welcome to my little bit of brochure-ware. You can find out about a few of the things that I do and am interested in via the following sections on this simple one-page website...

Vice-President, Technology

January 2019 - March 2020

Director, Software Engineering

March 2018 - December 2018

Head of Engineering

March 2017 - March 2018

Head of Engineering, Sky Digital Platforms

December 2015 - February 2017

Delivery Manager - Digital Sales

December 2014 - December 2015

Delivery Manager, Digital Service & Help

December 2014 - July 2015

Career Highlights

Board Advisor - The Bunch

May 2019 - Present

Trustee, FilmBath

January 2019 - Present

Advisory Roles

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We Build Bots - interesting chat bot tech for government & commercial sectors

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MacRebur - Using plastic waste to create innovative & sustainable road surfaces

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SwipeStation - solving the problem of getting refreshments at stadia & events

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Plum - helping you save as you manage your bills and spending

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GoCo Group - your savings champion - comparison, switching & incentives

Investments

I've written, on and off, since my teens. Over the years I've worked outside of the day job as a freelance journalist, as a book reviewer, and as an editor for a couple of niche publishers. Over the last 10 years or so I've worked on fiction more seriously, having completed 2 novels, 2 collections of shorts, won or been shortlisted in a couple of international poetry competitions, and been serially anthologised. I'm currently the managing editor for a project dedicated to publishing folklore, legends, myths and fairytales from around the world - Tales From The World's Firesides.

 

To find out more about my writing  head on over to my author site at Boy On A Bench

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Writing

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  1. Life is too short to ever be bored - During my late wife's long battle with cancer we talked a lot about what the future would bring and about how fragile life can be. After Karen's death in 2010, I adopted a simple approach -  do interesting things... stay busy... and...

  2. Every day is a 'learning day'. The day I forget that is the day I should hang up my boots... let's hope I'm paying attention...

  3. And finally, life is not complete without a best mate... here are a couple of mine...

Mel

Jonesy

Final thoughts...