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Nourish Care


Nourish Care - Caring, Improved

Nourish Care is a platform that sits at the intersection of Health & Social Care, to assist in the provision of care to older people, people suffering from chronic diseases and those vulnerable or isolated in their homes.

At it's heart is the Nourish API, a system that aggregates life-signals from different sources, including sensor networks and care tools, to understand the normal lifecycle and behaviour patterns of people under care. When the person deviates from the pattern of normal behaviour e.g. they've gone out to the shops or have not returned, they've gone to the bathroom more frequently this week, they've fallen out of bed or a meals on wheels delivery provider reports some out-of-the-ordinary mood or behaviour, then Nourish Care's suite of applications are designed to alert the relevant people, with the contextually relevant information via the right contact method so the matter can be dealt with as quickly as possible.

 

Some Key Achievements

I helped to architect Nourishes platform from the ground up, starting with the REST API. 

I designed and developed the early versions of Nourishes Care Home administration platform.

I designed and developed rich dashboards for Nourishcare to demonstrate the power of the platform to potential customers, councils and other relevant stakeholders.

I designed and developed a simple Community Notes app (iOS) for people in the community to record interactions with people who are under the provision of Care.

I built the 2nd generation of Carer Notes apps (iOS) for use with clients within domiciliary and residential care homes to manage tasks, provision of services and compliance reporting.

I assisted Nourishcare in raising their 2nd round of financing.

Together we built an incredible Care platform that is now having an effect on the lives of hundreds of people, and one day, millions of people, around Europe as they receive social care services.

Adidas AG - Originals Stores


Adidas AG - Originals Stores


Adidas AG - Originals Atelier Store Concept

A truly global project for a truly global and aspirational sports brand. 

I won the £5m contract through a formal tender and pitching process, working closely with client teams in Herzogenaurach.

I managed the global project teams and oversaw the outsourced multi-territory manufacturing, distribution and implementation of the programme across Europe, Russia, North America and Latin America.

HTC Point of Sale


HTC Point of Sale


HTC Europe - Hero Displays

To support the launch of the HTC Hero device, we designed, developed and manufactured bespoke display units to support the European markets.

I won the contract, managed the project teams and the pan-European distribution of the displays including to the large consumer electronics exhibition, IFA in Berlin. to support the European marketing team.

BT Shops Without Walls


BT Shops Without Walls


BT - Shops Without Walls

I won the contract to design, develop, manufacture and install BT's first foray into retail for over 10 years.

More than 20 stores were opened in shopping centres throughout the UK, with a contract worth more than £500k per annum.

Kohler Mira Point of Sale Displays


Kohler Mira Point of Sale Displays


I won and delivered trade counter point of sale displays into over 3,000 merchants across the UK. with a modular and flexible display system designed and developed by us.

Honda Brochures


Honda Brochures


Honda - Car Brochures and Direct Mail

I managed the Honda print and direct mail account for 2 years. I was responsible for all aspects of the customer service, production and fulfilment of various print solutions for Honda Europe, including Cars, Motor Bikes and Power Tools.

Of particular note, were the Car Brochures, which were produced quickly and at extremely high quality. Honda's dedication to innovation in substrates, processes and commercials always kept me on my toes.

Direct Wines Mailings


Direct Wines Mailings


Direct Wines - Monthly Direct Mail Campaigns

I was Senior Account Director for Laithwaites / Direct Wines, which at the time, was my employers largest account worth £1.5m per year.

I was responsible for the smooth running of their large direct mail campaigns as well as establishing new revenue channels, such as in digital and bespoke mailings.

First Choice Holidays Point of Sale Campaigns


First Choice Holidays Point of Sale Campaigns


First Choice Holidays - Retail Marketing Campaigns

I was initially a junior account executive, but after winning the First Choice Holidays account through a tender process, but more importantly, delivering campaigns month in, month out with glowing reports, I was quickly promoted to Account Manager and then Account Director.

The campaigns involved a complex mix of printed items, fulfilled and distributed to First Choice's 480+ UK stores, with account value of £500k per year.

Other notable achievements were setting up and manning myself, the POS helpline for store staff support and creating a custom local marketing platform for stores to create their own localised POS and campaign materials.

Mitoo Football Community


Mitoo Football Community


Mitoo.com - Football Revolution

Mitoo is one of the longest running football communities and one of the largest - serving over 100,000 football teams. in the UK, who use the service as a league and club administration platform, the place to check up on their clubs tables, fixtures and results and to hang out with their friends.

I joined mitoo, when it was actually football.mitoo.co.uk and Goalrun. Football.mitoo.co.uk was the old cold fusion based league administration platform which gathered and managed all the data and Goalrun was the club and league website platform. But it was clear that things weren't working as well as they should be.

So, the next version of Goalrun actually turned into a completely new platform, which aligned the two services and the brand more closely for a far greater user experience, where players and supporters can follow their teams with ease and get their hands on the crucial information at the click of a button.

Since launching the new version, the community has grown and provided the platform for Mitoo to try new ways to stimulate the community, such as the Mitoo Futsal Cup, publishing content via the blog and their very popular online magazine and streetwear collection.

Mitoo.com is redefining how grassroots football is perceived, with iconic and emotive imagery - giving every young player their moment in the spotlight.

I project managed and consulted on the entire build, from strategy through to implementation and support. I worked closely with their in-house design, development and administrative teams to ensure the project was turned around at extremely rapid pace with limited resources.

Double Europe Websites


Double Europe Websites


Double Europe - Fresh Creative Retail Agency

Double Europe are a great Agency. Now, I can say that, because I've worked with them. Their founders Alasdair McIntyre and Matt Tipping are two of the most talented people in the business. Matt was my Creative Director and Alasdair Head of New Business back when I was in the agency world myself. I also worked with the team as a consultant Technical Director during their early stages, helping to manage key clients like Samsung Europe and develop their brand and online strategy.

4 years on, I'm delighted that having embarked on their own journey they have not stopped wowing shoppers and clients alike with their innovative and unique designs, coupled with technical excellence and commercial viability.

So, I was equally delighted to work on helping them build their brand and exposure through their online presence, having now implemented two iterations of their website.

Custom built on CodeIgniter framework in PHP, with a mySQL database, Double Europe required both the front end flair of modern HTML5, CSS3 and javascript techniques to deliver an exceptional design and user experience along with a solid and flexible back end administration.

Thrown into the mix, was a themed template on the Squarespace CMS to match their external website. This was chosen for it's ease of use, particularly when updating from the Squarespace iPad and iPhone apps.

Websters Healthcare e-Commerce


Websters Healthcare e-Commerce


Websters Healthcare - E-commerce sites for Wheelchairs and Custom Footwear

Websters have been a client for more than 3 years. I originally started consulting about Search Engine Optimisation and have been running SEO campaigns ever since, helping Websters to navigate the ever changing waters of SEO and the constant evolution of techniques. The improvements have been significant and consistent over this time, resulting in continued support of this area of the business.

However, that's not all. When Websters decided to move into the Wheelchair rental and sales market, I was awarded the project to build their e-commerce platform. This involved both customisations to the administrative platform and a full design of the site's front end, including;

- Custom Rental Buying process and administration

- How to choose logic driven buying guide

- Size guide calculator

- Payment gateway integration

- Usability review of the administrative functions and many improvements were also made.

The website is PHP based, with a mySQL database. The front end uses HTML5 and CSS3 techniques along with the Jquery javascript library for more dynamic front end interactivity.

And, just when you thought it was all over.

When it was time to overhaul the Websters Shoes e-commerce platform, I was awarded this project too further pushing the functionality, styling and usability of the site for users and supporting the administration. Turns out, it's not easy selling bespoke footwear, you can change pretty much any parameter of the specification - which poses a few challenges.

The results? More traffic, greater conversion rates and more sales.

Janamesa.com.br and Mountain do Brasil


Janamesa.com.br and Mountain do Brasil


Janamesa.com.br - Are You Hungry?

Janamesa.com.br is a first on a number of accounts.

  1. It's my first web project with a Brazilian client
  2. It's the first web business started by Brazilian startup accelerator Mountain do Brasil
  3. It's the first foray into the Brazilian market by Leiferando.de

I was tasked with consulting on and delivering the front end development of the platform. The core platform was PHP and uses the SMARTY template engine. Converting photoshop PSDs to well optimised CSS and javascript, without changing the html, was tricky for such a large platform in a very foreign language.

Mountain do Brasil - Taking proven business models to the Brazilian market

In July 2011, I consulted for the founding partner of Mountain do Brasil, a new startup accelerator based in Sao Paulo. Together we were the initial scoping team, visiting legal advisors, local experts, investors, Brazilian companies and industry personalities.

Part of the brief was to determine the best location for the company, with Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro on the shortlist, finally settling with the vast and bustling metropolis of Sao Paulo (despite Rio being a considerable draw for many reasons).

I wrote the initial financial plans and business models and built relationships with many key people who continue to serve the company today as they move from strength to strength.

Foodsecret


Foodsecret


Foodsecret - Good Food, Good For You

This was one great project. 

Stage 1a, we built this custom ePOS system to work via touchscreens throughout the in-store environment. Features of the system include:

  • Swipe card authentication system for staff
  • Touch optimised interface
  • Easy to navigate menu categorisation and product nutritional information display
  • Tailor Made area where customers can build their own products and see nutritional information calculation in real-time
  • Custom nutritional rating algorithm
  • Customer loyalty card system
  • Discounts and Offers options
  • Custom tax calculation system
  • Payment gateway integration with YesPay
  • Dynamically generated receipt and Tailor Made product labels, sent to installed label printing hardware.

Technology

  • The system was built in PHP, with a mySQL database using the Codeigniter MVC framework.
  • Front end is HTML5, CSS3 and javascript, including Jquery library.
  • The application is served via modern web browsers (optimised for Chrome and Firefox)
  • We built a Flex and Adobe Air bridging application for the web app to communicate with the Chip and Pin hardware device run by desktop installed software.

Stage 1b, we built a custom administration area for the management of all aspects of the system, features include:

  • User management
  • Detailed management of raw ingredients, compound or batch recipes with nutritional information.
  • Management of menu categories and menu items
  • Management of Tailor Made menu items
  • Batch food label processing
  • Administration of Promotions
  • Administration of Loyalty Offers
  • Administration of Payment Methods
  • Administration of Delivery Methods 
  • Administration of Transaction Statuses
  • Various Error checking scripts
  • Sales, Transactions and Staff Performance reporting
  • Productivity and Wastage calculation reporting tools
  • Integration with Food and Beverage Manager software for inventory reporting

Stage 2, we built an integrated web based consumer e-store, for home and office ordering for collection or delivery.

  • Web based online ordering system
  • Store delivery algorithm based on proximity and work capacity
  • Integrated with till system and kitchen workflow, with notifications and reports
  • Algorithm based production scheduling

Crowdzoo


Crowdzoo


Crowdzoo - The UK's first one-stop-shop for online qualitative groups

Another fantastic project to work on, Crowdzoo is bringing qualitative research online in a dedicated platform, matching organisations wanting to gather public opinion, focus group feedback or reactions to media, questions or anything else you can think to ask with a community of people waiting to give their answers.

The implementation of the project was, under the bonnet, actually quite complex with a number of different user roles meaning lots of possible variations of permissions and capabilities within the front end of the system, without even mentioning the custom global back end administration.

Moderators can create projects and run discussion guides, which contain multiple topics and questions. These can be scheduled according to a number of options and rules.

Crowdzoo administrators use the platform to filter potential participants according to a plethora of demographic options and invite them to take part, should they meet the moderators requirements.

Once added, the participant receives and invite and off they go, answering any number of questions, each of which may contain different embedded media and have all sort of configurable rules attached to them, such as "Interview style", "Open style", "can edit" "can't edit"... I'll move on.

Participants are rewarded for their efforts with a number of monetary options available to them, all managed via the system.

Technology

  • Written in PHP with mySQL database built on CodeIgniter MVC framework
  • Front end HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript, using JQuery library
  • Front end components use Twitter Bootstrap UI library and custom elements

LeMaresca e-Commerce


LeMaresca e-Commerce


Lemaresca - Luxury Designer Handbags and Accessories

Lemaresca are a high end luxury fashion brand founded by sisters Giulia and Cecilia Maresca.

The site showcases their gorgeous edgy designer bags and accessories, worn by celebrities such as Sofia Vergara, Minnie Driver, Princess Beatrice and Richelle Wiseman. 

You can take the wow  step further and opt to customise your bag, applicable to some specific styles, with your initials in a silver or gold bead with double or single line options.

Most bags come in a choice of material and colour styles - fancy the python skin? or alligator?

Technology

  • Built using PHP and mySQL on the CS Cart e-commerce platform
  • Custom templates
  • Bespoke functionality added through development of a custom plugin for CS Cart
  • Press, Celebrity and Collection sections are also a custom add on to CS Cart
  • Payment gateway integration