Web entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience of business both online and offline. I've built and developed mult-million page community sites and gained great experience in the process.
I enjoy travel and spent a year working in Australia, I've also worked for 5 years in Bermuda and for 4 months in California. My background is in Accountancy, though I have always been strong on IT. I owned and ran two technology businesses for 12 years, selling my last one in December 2016 returning to traditional work in January 2017.
Most recently I have focussed on niche finance sites but have always promised myself I would build a travel community site, though that promise has yet to be fulfilled. I am sure I will get to it one of these days.
Part of my current role involves raising finance for expanding technology businesses both in the form of debt and private equity, so I spend a lot of time with entrepreneurs and high growth businesses helping them to raise the finance they need to reach to the next level.
My greatest success was with a site called Article Alley which was popular in the years 2005-2010 it grew to include just over 500,000 members and had at its peak 2million pages. Sadly it was hit by the Google Panda update but I enjoyed the time working on that project and have many fond memories of attending Pubcon and meeting the key industry players at that time.