Hello. I am a Digital Manager.
Ed has a rare range of skills – he can bridge the gap between web/IT technical teams and other members of staff in a way that I have very rarely encountered, while also bringing an acute emotional and organisation intelligence to all he does, and while also manifesting impressive energy, dedication and strategic thinking.
Peter Lipman, (ex) Chair, Transition Network
I very much enjoyed working with Ed to build our wonderful site. Ed is diligent and incredibly thorough as well as being a devil for detail and also really creative. Its so nice to work with someone so pleasant and professional and I’d highly recommend Ed’s work.
Jules Peck, Psyval
We asked Ed to help us review our website and web IT (web hosting and email). We didn’t feel confident about them and didn’t have the time or inclination to approach the situation. We had email issues, and the site had done great service but was out of date and used a site builder we didn’t like.
Ed talked to us, our previous web supplier and web host, and made sense of our situation diplomatically. He investigated the web host, compared it to other services and made recommendations which we followed (to stay and upgrade).
An important part of website building is the decision-making process. Ed organises meetings effectively, prepares well, and helps us make decisions we need to make. Following a pragmatic and cheerful workshop process, he updated the website with an interim Information Architecture and design within the existing site builder to tide us over while we reviewed our branding. During this process we agreed to replace the site builder and theme with the WordPress standard Gutenberg page editor and a simple, elegant, multi-platform theme on his recommendation.
Once the branding was complete, Ed built the next site on a ‘staging’ location with the new theme using Gutenberg. This meant there was no website downtime. We were able to review the changes remotely, show the options to the board, get an agreement, and switch to the new site with only one remote meeting.
The website is now something we can be proud of, enjoy editing, and is open to future developments. We don’t feel ‘locked in’ to technology or supplier as we’re using standard systems that we understand and others can pick up easily if necessary.
Now Ed is sorting things out we don’t have to worry about them. He is a safe and reliable pair of hands.
Kim Robinson & Dominic Acland, Wessex Community Assets