Summary

Simon Antony are a Digital Agency offering standard off the shelf agency products i.e. website design, enhancements, SEO, Support and Maintenance etc. but with the added advantage that we are also Software Developers and IT Consultants covering a much wider range of skillsets traditionally offered in Digital Agencies.

We can cope with pretty much any size of project that the SME would be involved within. At heart, we are Microsoft Dotnet Developers and Certified Umbraco Developers but also cover PHP work as well so can cope with most development related projects.

We have a strong SEO side to the business and are now offering managed Social Media marketing for our clients.

We would welcome speaking to other agencies/individuals that would like to expand into these areas and we can provide services white labelled as required.

Collaborations wanted

* We are looking to partner with other agencies/freelancers that can provide us qualified leads for SEO and Social Media work
* Looking for freelance website designers to help with ongoing projects to design new sites and ideally develop html for same
* Looking to partner with digital agencies that wish to outsource their Dotnet development work to a third party


Simon Steed is a confident, highly motivated entrepreneur with a proven track record in man-management and staff development built on a background of excellent IT Service Delivery roles and with a detailed understanding of the following areas:

- Website Design and Development, particularly with the Umbraco Content Management System (CMS)
- SEO aimed at improving business, not just rankings
- Social Media management - allowing us to market your business on Social Networks such as Twitter, Google plus etc saving you the hassle
- Microsoft dotnet development
- Software Development (.Net, Delphi, C++, Php)
- Software development processes and agile Development methodologies
- IT Infrastructure & support services
- IT Management and Service Desk Management (ITIL Aligned)
- IT Consultancy
- IT Security
- Project/Programme Management
- Business Analysis
- Networking & Communications
- Enterprise Architecture & Solutions Consulting
- QA/Testing
- Senior Interim Roles.

In our team, we have:

1/ A detailed understanding of the software development process.
2/ Solid project management experience
3/ Excellent supplier and contract negotiations
4/ Excellent IT Infrastructure knowledge
5/ Experience covering areas surrounding security policies and methodologies, penetration testing, ethical hacking to improve security, ISO27001, anti virus, firewalls etc

Visit our website http://www.simonantony.net for more information on what we can do or feel free to give us a call and speak to us directly.

Contact Simon Steed on:

Web: http://www.simonantony.net
Email: hello@simonantony.co.uk
Office: 0161 443 4150
Mobile: 07967 739393

Expertise


Specialties: Umbraco Content Management System, Website Design, SEO, Social Media, Contract negotiation, Supplier liason, Budgetting, C#, SQL, C++, Delphi, Security, networks, contract, freelance, dotnet, server architecture, resilience, recovery, IT Infrastructure, networks, photography, wedding photography, portraiture photography, commercial photography, Visual Studio, Asp.net, CMS, Content Management Systems, API integration, business systems.

Experience

  • Simon Antony Limited

    Managing Director
    1 - 5 Employees 2012 - Current
    Digital Media Agency, Software Developers, SEO Consultants, Social Media engineers, Umbraco Developers Simon Antony are a new style of Digital Agency offering standard off the shelf agency products i.e. website design, enhancements, SEO, Support and Maintenance, branding etc. but with the added advantage that we are also Software Developers and IT Consultants covering a much wider wide range of skillsets traditionally offered in Digital Agencies. We can offer onsite support for your development needs, provide bespoke software development solutions. We work with you to break down your business processes and develop a way to improve these through the introduction of new process/procedures. The aim of any software we write is to make you more efficient. Software should always work with your business to enhance and improve it, not be restricted by it. We can also take on projects that other agencies do not have the capacity for so outsourcing your work to us can pay dividends in saving you money. We are now also working with Cloud based solutions, hosted SAAS solutions and more to reduce the footprint on your own internal IT infrastructure. We are Certified Umbraco Developers and most of the work we undertake nowadays is providing support for this Content Management System. We can take your existing Joomla, Dotnetnuke, Wordpress based website and rebuild it using Umbraco which gives you a rich content editing experience coupled with a worldwide support network for maintaining it. We also offer Support and Maintenance packages specifically for managing Umbraco based solutions, even those originally built by other agencies. We can take on part built sites and take them to completion, working with you to ensure delivery - in the past 12 months, this service has really taken off and we often get sites/code that another development company have either just left the project or jumped ship. Our in-house skills list includes the following: .NET, C#, Vb.Net, HTML, XHTML and CSS, JavaScript , MSSQL and MySQL, PHP, XML and XSL, XSLT, Umbraco
  • Simon Antony Freelance/Contractor

    Proprietor
    1 - 5 Employees 2008 - 2012
    IT Consultant, Freelance dotnet development, Website/Graphic Design, Photography Services Providing various consultancy services on a contract or freelance basis covering the following areas of expertise: • Dotnet Development (C#, Windows Forms and ASP.Net) • Website development • IT Infrastructure • IT Management and Service Desk Management (ITIL) • IT Consultancy • IT Security • Software development processes • Agile Development methodologies • Project Management covering software applications through to building moves • Photography Services - portraiture, wedding, commercial, event etc
  • Acumen Fieldwork Ltd

    Microsoft Dotnet Developer (freelance)
    2010 - Current
    I've been engaged by Acumen Fieldwork and Research Opinions to take control of their internal Asp.Net applications and further develop, fix and enhance them to suit the needs of this growing business. Acumen Fieldwork are industry leaders in Market Research and their back end systems allow them to be at the forefront of this competitive sector.
  • Code Computer Love Ltd

    Freelance Umbraco Developer
    2011 - 2011
    Providing development for a high profile Umbraco website for the British Museum within very tight deadlines. My responsibilities were to build the Umbraco backend to pre-built templates and ensure all the functionality of the front end worked to spec
  • Mosquito Digital

    Digital IT Consultant / Microsoft Dotnet Specialist
    2010 - 2011
    Providing technical support on the development and infrastructure side of this new digital agency. Providing solutions and support in the following areas: Microsoft ASP.Net 2.0/3.5 Umbraco Kentico Html CSS Photoshop Windows Server SQL Server 2005/2008 IIS 6.0 & IIS 7.0 A number of key websites were conceived and enhanced whilst working here: http://www.vufold.co.uk (Kentico) http://www.creativedoors.co.uk (php) http://www.philipneville.com/ (html) http://thisisventure.co.uk http://www.yvieburnett.com (Umbraco) http://www.zoflora.co.uk (Umbraco) http://www.themanchesterdayparade.co.uk http://www.bents.co.uk (Kentico) http://www.jonrichard.com (Umbraco) http://www.blazes.co.uk/ (Umbraco) http://www.joecalzaghe.com (Umbraco) http://www.collection2000.co.uk (Umbraco) http://www.jeromerussell.biz/ (Umbraco) http://www.fadeout.com/ (Umbraco) http://www.vivalis.co.uk/ (Umbraco) http://www.wordsonwalls.co.uk/ (nopCommerce)
  • EDM Ltd

    Senior Software Engineer
    2008 - 2009
    Initially a 3 month contract extended to 12 months. Working on a Railway Simulation solution in the dotnet framework (Version 3.5, Visual Studio 2008, C#, Winforms, XML, SQL Server): • I was brought on to develop missing functionality in the Railway Simulation project, namely the following areas I designed and implemented: o The generation of faults on the simulator to test trainees skills at dealing with set faults i.e. Signal Failure, Level Crossing Failure, System Failure etc o Fault Reporting Module using XML o Performance Reporting Module using SQL Server and a custom HTML rendering engine o Terminal Emulation Module o Timetable Module • Introduced source control solution (SVN) into the business and rolled out across multiple business areas • Developed touch screen training systems for Continental Airlines (Boeing 787) and Etihad A320 aircraft simulators. • Contract was extended multiple times to satisfaction of the client in areas I worked within
  • KMP Interactive Marketing & Technology

    Interim Head of IT and Projects
    2008 - 2008
    KMP specialise in targeted marketing campaigns for companies alongside designing an effective web presence alongside this. Key clients include Chester Zoo, IMI Cornelius, British Gas, Littlewoods Pools, Stanley Casinos, Direct Line Insurance and so on. My role here was to primarily sort out the IT Infrastructure that was in place and draw up a roadmap for improving it – this involved documenting what was already in place, fixing any short term immediate problems and proposing what needed to be done moving forwards to ensure a stable and secure infrastructure. Other roles undertook were to provide high level project management of the daily work load & manage the team of 4 developers. I was also heavily involved with the redesign of the Chester Zoo website (www.chesterzoo.org) which was developed in C# ASP.Net using the Sitecore CMS. One of the other tasks I undertook was to assist with the 24/7 support for Manchester Airports websites which all run on IBM platforms.
  • ASE Ltd

    Interim Applications Development Manager
    2008 - 2008
    ASE is a big player in the automotive services industry and provide flagship accounting systems and solutions for the majority of the major franchises around the world. Some of these include Porsche, Ferrari, General motors, Ford, Kia, Peugeot, Land Rover, Citroen and many more. My role within ASE was to put some structure into the development process which is Delphi based asp applications and develop a roadmap for moving towards a dotnet platform, provide line management to the development team (5 developers), setup reporting statistics for management, liaise with the franchises regarding new product scoping and generally get them working more efficiently
  • Vodafone UK (Yes Telecom)

    Head of IT and Development
    100+ Employees 2005 - 2008
    I'm the Head of IT and Development within Yes Telecom with my responsibilities covering all the IT Infrastructure and strategic decisions, telephony systems (Voip), network and security along with the dotnet development needs of the business. Yes Telecom are a fully owned subsidiary of Vodafone UK and we look after Business Partners in the SME market. It's my role to ensure that we stay ahead of the game from a technical perspective and ensure that our BP's have the best experience from our systems as possible
  • Jontek Ltd

    Senior Software Engineer / System Administrator
    6 - 20 Employees 2000 - 2005
    Full lifecycle on many projects including Call Monitoring, Healthcare, SMS, Client Server database applications, utilities (C#, C++ & Delphi). Within a short period of time from joining the company, I became a key member of the Homecare product development team, contributing both ideas & previous experience to the project & enhancing its popularity in the market. Project planning Designed & implemented the company network/security policy Designed, configured, implemented & also now maintain the security of the company network and internet connectivity with remote dial in, VPN, broadband internet access with relevant monitoring (System Administrator role is in addition to my development duties). MS Exchange Server administration
  • Simon Antony Limited

    - Current

Qualifications

Certified Umbraco Developer

Clubs and Associations

Professional Contractors Group
Former member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
Certified Umbraco Developer

Interests and Hobbies

Photography, organizational development, strategic planning, Prince 2, dotnet development, c#, asp.net, extreme programming, digital photography, professional networking, Golf, travel, cooking, architectural history, reading, playing guitar, motorsports, technology, motorcycling, fish keeping, family life, gym, swimming, management training.

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