Andy Hawthorne

Here is a "potted" history of my career so far as a web developer. You can contact me directly on: 07710 622749

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Do keep in mind that I might not be the right person for your project, but I'll know someone who is so it's still worth getting in touch.

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Head of Development - Clevercherry, Birmingham (May 2018 - Jan 2019)
  • Led a team of four developers and a systems administrator
  • Introduced common working practices around manging code and project development
  • Re-focused the development team to switch to using the Laravel PHP framework as the primary development tool using best practice
  • Led the conversion of multiple legacy projects to the Laravel framework
  • Worked closely with the accounts team to manage the workflow
Head of Development - Denfield, Leamington Spa (Nov 2013 - May 2018)
  • Joined the company as a Senior Developer – promoted to Head of Development
  • Introduced common working practices around managing code and project development
  • Mentored the development team to switch to using the Laravel PHP framework as the primary development tool
  • Re-structured the development team to maximise productivity
  • Implemented Kanban to further improve the workflow
  • Refined and improved working practices within the development team to help the company achieve ISO 27001 accreditation
  • Developed the abilities of each member of the team so that the company could take on much bigger web development projects
Senior developer - Open Study College, Solihull (July 2009 - Nov 2013)
  • Rebuilt the main corporate web presence from the ground up.
  • That included changing it to run on a PHP MVC framework and a faster dedicated Linux server
  • Built a corporate Intranet from scratch so that many paper-based procedures became web-based
  • Also included a full reporting module to improve visibility of online sales and website performance
  • Built a student management system so that tutors could login and update assessment records
  • Worked with the Marketing Manager to improve online conversions and visitor engagement for the corporate website
Web developer - Prim-Ed Publishing Ltd, New Ross, Ireland (May 2005 - July 2009)
  • Developed the company’s first full e-commerce website with back office integration
  • Worked with the marketing team to improve and enhance the information available on the main corporate website
  • Also developed a whole new web presence to support the ales effort for a new business opportunity
  • Helped to maintain the company’s server infrastructure
Contract Web Developer, various companies, UK and Ireland (Oct 1998 - May 2005)
  • Built a reputation and contacts after moving from the UK to seek new web development opportunities
  • Helped local small businesses develop their first web presence throughout the south east of Ireland
  • Built a patient record database for the local hospital
  • Also worked as a course tutor delivering web development courses for career changing adult students

member I'm currently a memeber of the Coventry Chamber of Commerce

I wrote a book about web development. It was published by SitePoint.