Gordon Abbotts Curriculum Vitae

PROFILE

I am a motivated, analytical and helpful individual with considerable programming experience who is keen to get back into full time employment now my son is of school age.

Fundamentally I write highly functional bespoke WordPress themes (using the Roots/Sage framework) to designs and specifications provided by clients. Working in tandem with Media Fusion and Studio Innate I was the single point of contact for virtually all website related work and over 8 years developed a much broader skillset. I manage the hosting of 28 websites.

I am conscientious, have a strong pro-active work ethic and am comfortable working within a team environment or as an individual. I communicate clearly and confidently with colleagues, clients and partners developing strong and trusting relationships.

I am looking for a highly fulfilling role to test and further my abilities where I can add value and work alongside a motivated and knowledgeable team of people.


KEY SKILLS

  • JS, JQUERY, ES6
  • LINUX, PHP, SQL
  • HTML/XML, CSS, SCSS
  • WordPress, WooCommerce
  • Creative Cloud, MS Office, Git, SVN
  • SQL Server, Sage 200
  • Efficient & practical problem solver
  • Leads by example. Self-starter
  • Accountable, takes responsibility for actions
  • Quick to learn new skills and systems
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Perceptive, diplomatic & approachable

EXPERIENCE

2012 – present NewburyNew.Media, Self Employed

  • Developed & deployed approximately 105 WordPress websites for local SME, individuals and charities, often in collaboration with Newbury based design agencies.
  • Developed WordPress and WooCommerce plugins for many uses including custom API actions.
  • Developed Gutenberg Blocks.
  • Resolved errors & supported end users. Single point of contact for solving website related problems.
  • Web Hosting and DNS management.
RECENT EXAMPLES:
https://skineerino.com/

https://unifii.co.uk/

https://garnerosborne.co.uk/

https://nuvemlogic.com/

https://voxfresh.com/

https://www.raael.com/

https://mestec.net/

https://thebinneygroup.com/

https://timothyperris.co.uk/

https://snugkitchens.co.uk/

2002 – 2012 Nu Urban Music Ltd, Accounts Payable Manager

  • Managed the busy purchase ledger and a team of 3, at a company turning over £2 million per annum.
  • Enhanced workflow processes and procedures utilising SQL Server 2005 & Sage 200.

1999 – 2002 Vodafone UK Ltd, Audit Technician, Operations Dept.

  • Created, updated, maintained & executed SQL Scripts.
  • Represented the Audit Team at stakeholder meetings

QUALIFICATIONS

I pursued constant OJT throughout my self-employment to further my understanding, stay current with developments and solve specific issues for clients.


INTERESTS

Music is my passion and I broadcast as a DJ on Kennet Radio 106.7FM each month & on the internet regularly. I have performed at and promoted a wide range of events since 2001. I originally learned Photoshop to create posters and flyers for the events I organised and the record label I managed.

I have a 4 year old Son, we enjoy going out for walks in the countryside with our adopted 9 year old German Shepherd called JJ.


REFERENCES

References are available upon request.

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