I incorporated Top Pixel Ltd in 2016 - but I've been building websites for small/medium sized business owners since 2008. However, prior to taking on website design, I began my IT career offering a PC repair service and a one-to-one Computer Tuition service. I built my first website for one of my students; a local decorator, and I soon learnt that creating and designing websites was a lot more satisfying than repairing broken PC's.
In 2008 I incorporated my first company, RiDom Ltd; and offered the full web design service as a part time business - in addition to a full time job. I soon began educating myself in SEO and Google AdWords, and then after becoming more aware of patterns in user interaction - I pursued a deeper understanding of web analytics by learning Google Analytics best practice. During it's five years RiDom had serviced around 30 clients. This was a busy and exciting time, meeting lots of people and being involved in lots of different business activities.
In 2013 I was offered a fantastic role working as a Web Developer at Virgin Wines; a thriving Virgin Group company. And at this time, new business had to slow down for RiDom given my new responsibilities at Virgin.
After 3 years I was promoted to Lead Front End Developer and led the front end team through the build of the new website; a 2 year project which was part of an entire IT restructure across the business. In 2016 I was incredibly grateful and fortunate to win Employee of the Year; with the reward being dinner and an evening with Richard and Holly Branson. I can’t say highly enough how much Virgin Wines is a great company to work for; there are some fantastic people there who believe in the Virgin way of working, they work very hard but play harder I'd say!