A note from the owner, Mike Haddon: Top Pixel Ltd was incorporated in 2016 - however I've been building websites for business owners since 2008. Before building websites, I began my IT career offering a PC Repair service along with one-to-one Computer Tuition. This was a great period as it taught me lots about helping others, working with people while providing a service, and I soon realised how much I enjoyed teaching people how to get the most out of their computers. My first website I built was for 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. Soon I started educating myself in SEO and Google AdWords, and then after becoming more aware of patterns in User Interaction I gained a deeper understanding of Web analytics and trends by learning Google Analytics. In five years we had worked with around 30 clients, helping them run their business by taking care of their website. This was a busy and exciting time for me, meeting lots of people and being involved in lots of different business activities.
In 2013 our lives went through a crazy happy spell as my wife Liv and I got married, we had our first baby and put a mortgage down on our house. Being financial stable was more important than ever so I decided to seek full time employment, and stopped taking on any new business for RiDom. I soon found a role working at Virgin Wines as a Web Developer, and in the 4 years there was promoted to Lead Front End Developer. I was incredibly grateful and fortunate to have gained recognition as employee of the year for 2016; and the reward was dinner and an evening with Richard and Holly Branson. Virgin Wines is great company to work for; there are really good people there who believe in the Virgin way of working, they work very hard but play harder I'd say!