Wirehive 100 Awards 2015/2014
The Wirehive 100 awards and league table showcase digital excellence and recognise the outstanding work and exceptional individuals we see time and again from agencies in the southern counties based outside of London.
I was really lucky to be recognised in the amazing category of “Techie of the year” for which I was highly commended two years running.
The first year it was hosted at Denbies Wine Estate which is situated in Dorking, in the heart of the Surrey Hills, overlooking Box Hill, host to the Olympic Cycle race. The award known as the ‘super geek’ award is for individuals who fulfil a technical role.
It was an amazing night out and a lovely venue. I had a lot of fun, great company and good conversation. The winners was Paul Serby with myself getting a highly commended out of the nine nominees.
Then a year later I was lucky enough to get it a second time. To be up against some amazing competition and to get a commended I was delighted.
As a Tech Lead for Sagittarius marketing who I have been with for the last twelve years. I oversee a team of seven working pods, including numerous developers and contractors in multiple global locations. This involves supporting the developers with coding issues, meetings and phone calls with their clients and going out of pitches with potential new clients.
I have extensive experience building and supporting Sitecore websites from Sitecore 6+ including Helix pattern, I scored 100% in the Sitecore 7 certification exam. Experience managing and maintaining SQL Server, integration with numerous third parties such as Salesforce, AppDynamics, New Relic, Dynamics CRM and many payment gateways.
The first Sitecore website I developed was Skiweekends which was architected and developed by me. It won the Sitecore Experience Award the main award during the Sitecore Experience awards ceremony and the Sitecore Best Travel & Tourism award. I also was lucky enough to perform the first Sitecore 8 upgrade within the United Kingdom for Liberon.
Personally I have had the honour of being recognised in several award ceremonies. Including the BIMA 100 awards in 2019 in the Tech Trailblazers category and previously in the Dev's and Makers category. I’ve been highly commended twice in the Wirehive 100 Techie of the Year awards. Due to my involvement in many aspects of Sagittarius work, many of the awards for their clients I've also been involved in.