I am so old skool that I was making mobile apps before Apple launched the App Store.
With over 10 years of experience in the App Industry, Ben started his first mobile app agency after winning investment on a BBC TV show called "Be Your Own Boss" with the Innocent Drinks co-founder Richard Reed. Ben built the agency from just himself to over 40 full-time staff with offices in London and Bedford. He was lucky to have had apps go number 1 in over 140 countries, knock Nike off the top sport for best fitness app in 2015 and won a myriad of awards along the way.
Project Management Agile iOS Development Team Leadership App Developer
CTO Business Strategy Fundraising Creative Initiatives
2016 - Present
Founder - Award Winning Apps Ltd
My limited company that I use for my consultant work, personal digital products of my own, I have a small team of freelance designers, developers and thinkers that I use for products I build myself and also client work. The agency is a much smaller focused agency that works with people with ideas that want to turn these into a working business or product.
Mobile App Product / Business Strategy
Roadmap / MVP planinng
Technical Direction, Scale and deployment
Deep experience of mobile app development (iOS) and technology
Great teamwork skills and approachable and friendly manner
Fresh perspective and creative ideas
2011 - 2016
Founder - The App Developers
The App Developers started life when Ben entered a TV show on the BBC called 'Be Your Own Boss' the agency was born on the TV show and quickly become one of the most known, award winning app agencies in the UK.
Experience of influencing effectively across all levels of stakeholders within an organisation
Experience in working through and achieving results with diverse divisional and digital/technology teams including third parties
Strong working knowledge of both IOS and Android technologies
You have a strong working understanding of Agile methodologies, Scrum
Extensive knowledge of key UX/UI principles (Information architecture, usability, graphic design, prototyping, testing).
Demonstrable knowledge both Apple and Android design guidelines.
Ability to use various Wireframing programmes including Sketch
I love spending my spare time being a daddy, running ( less than I should ) going to the gym, watching old 80s films or anything to with the human mind or space, I enjoy playing the piano ( badly ) I often spend money on things that I never user such as a snowboard, javelin, multi gym and I love to cook / eat. ( more eat than cook )