Hi, I’m Mike and I’m a WordPress problem solver based in Devon – the most beautiful part of the UK! I’m Technical Director at Outerbridge, one of the UK’s leading web development companies which I founded back in 2010.
I love solving niggly WordPress issues especially those relating to WooCommerce, APIs, payment systems (particularly GoCardless), data transfers and WordPress plugins. I am the author of the GoCardless Pro plugin.
Making Your Life Easier
If you’ve got a problem and you don’t know where to start, I can bring some real clarity and focus to your project so that you can get the job done. I firmly believe that the key to success in web development is understanding the requirements precisely before starting work.
I aim to translate developer-speak into simple, understandable language, so I won’t bombard you with technical jargon unless you want me to. I keep you informed at all times, so you can gain comfort that your project is progressing as it should be.
As well as being a web developer, I am FCA qualified. It’s incredibly rare to find a web developer who is also a Chartered Accountant, but this means that I can really understand what you’re trying to achieve from a wider business context.
We all need ways to switch off, so when I’m not working on websites you can find me on the dancefloor. I love ballroom dancing, particularly the Foxtrot. I’m also a keen and ambitious cook.
Examples Of My Work
What People Say
I am really easy to work with, but don’t take my word for it. Here’s what some of my lovely customers have to say about me…
“I have been nothing but impressed with his knowledge, communication & advice. Patient & approachable, & his understanding of WordPress really is second to none.”
“There really was nothing that fazed him.”
“Delighted with the sites he has produced for us; he has always delivered within budget and to a very high standard; very approachable from the initial design right through to delivery”
“If you want attention to detail, if you want on time delivery, if you want (and in my case need!) the personal touch, look no further than Mike”
“Friendly, helpful and amiable. Developed an excellent and unique plugin for my WordPress website, which looks great and works well. Delivered on time too!”
“Really approachable, understanding, efficient and professional and communicated with clarity. Demystified WordPress and gave us the confidence we needed.”
“The new site is a total transformation & has added features that will generate more customer involvement. Our initial web sales have far outstripped my original expectations. Throughout the update I have been kept informed at all stages & once again the work has been delivered within budget & precisely on time. Another excellent job”
“Mike was asked to design and build a web-based database with some specific practice management facilities for an accounting practice. He delivered exactly what we asked for, on time and on budget. Excellent communication and attention to detail-creative and efficient. Delighted.”
Mike did a superb job, bringing my ideas to life. First, I got a consultation with him and he brought ideas to help with the project that I had not thought of. And he was able to code and produce every functionality I wanted in the project. You will not go wrong with this developer! Great job done!
Mike was very friendly, professional, and was clearly knowledgeable as to the subject matter of my project. He was also a responsive communicator. I won't hesitate to hire Mike again.
Mike is awesome.
Mike addressed all concerns & potential work in a clear and concise way so there were no lapses in communication nor a need to establish a scope of work at a time when it was no longer practical to do so. His work was prompt, thorough and he displayed consistent patience in discussing work areas where I held little knowledge. I would work with Mike again.
I am so excited about working with Mike on the next steps in my project. I have to admit, I was very nervous about hiring a developer I didn't know, but after two calls with Mike, I'm confident in the decisions I'm making for my site and I'm confident that Mike can take care of the tasks I need help with. In particular, I'm excited about an idea he came up with that is going to save me literally hundreds of hours by creating a custom post type. Great guy, knowledgable and easy to talk to.
Very clear and direct and easy to talk to.
I had a very productive one hour consultation session with Mike. It was worth every time and penny. When you hire a consultant, you expect them to tell you what you do not know, clarify your doubts and give you a way forward. Tell is exactly what Mike did! I will have him continue with my plugin development without hesitation!
Mike spent the time to really understand my site and research good options before we even got on the phone. Once we spoke, he immediately dug in with relevant questions and quickly understood what we were trying to achieve.