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...
Snr Director / Head of Engineering
March 2020 - present
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
We Build Bots - interesting chat bot tech for government & commercial sectors
MacRebur - Using plastic waste to create innovative & sustainable road surfaces
SwipeStation - solving the problem of getting refreshments at stadia & events
Snoop - helping people save money on a host of bills, services and products.
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
Really??? but I'm not going to bore you for too long. Here goes...
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...
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...
And finally, life is not complete without a best mate... here are a few of mine...