LinkedInAndy Britcliffe

Andy Britcliffe

CTO at Quill Content

Location
Guildford, United Kingdom
Industry
Computer Software
Previous
  1. Sporting Index Group,
  2. Sporting Solutions (Sporting Index Group),
  3. Loopswitch Limited
Education
  1. Aston University
Recommendations6 people have recommended Andy
Websites
465connections

Join LinkedIn & access Andy's full profile

Join LinkedIn & access Andy's full profile. It's free!

As a LinkedIn member, you'll join 300 million other professionals who are sharing connections, ideas, and opportunities.

  • See who you know in common
  • Get introduced
  • Contact Andy directly
465connections
Aston University

Aston University

Business Administration and Management, General

View full profile

Background

Summary

Highly capable and experienced executive, entrepreneur and technologist. Passionate about building successful businesses backed by great software that will make a difference for customers.

Specialties: Software development, Distributed fault tolerant software, web development, software as a service, social software, enterprise software, cloud compung.

Examples of Industries worked in:

Sports Betting/Gambling
Retail
Finance
Energy
Travel
Transport
Finance
Enterprise Web Applications
Consumer Web Applications
Start-up software businesses

Experience

CTO

Quill Content
– Present (2 months)London, United Kingdom

Quill is the global content creator who delivers inspiring, on-brand content on any topic, in any language and in any format - words, images, graphics and video. Quill creates, distributes and promotes content as a more effective alternative to paid advertising in the fast-evolving and increasingly complex digital environment.

Working on the proprietary Quill Platform, Quill’s global Network of specialist writers and editors, graphic designers, photographers and video producers produce bespoke content to help brands reach, acquire and retain customers.

Backed by a strong team of digital investors, Quill has recently secured an additional £5m investment that will accelerate its international expansion, advance the SaaS rollout of the Quill Platform and consolidate its position as the UK’s content marketing leader. In 2014, Quill has been named one of Britain's most exciting and innovative fast-growth businesses, ranking 20th in the Startups 100 and featuring in the Everline Future 50 and Santander Breakthrough50 awards..

If you would like to find out more about Quill’s services or enquire about joining the team or the Network, visit www.quillcontent.com.

Group CTO

Sporting Index Group
(4 months)London, United Kingdom

Group CTO responsible for technology delivery across Sporting Index and Sporting Solutions.

Technical Director and then CTO

Sporting Solutions (Sporting Index Group)
(2 years 7 months)London, United Kingdom

Technology delivery for Sporting Solutions. Responsible for the delivery of the award winning Connect platform.

Owner and Founder

Loopswitch Limited
(9 months)Guildford

Independent software development consultancy.

Co-founder and Chief Software Architect

sharpcloud Ltd
(3 years)Guildford, UK

sharpcloud was a software as a service (SaaS) product which gave customers a way to create and share knowledge and information in a rich, visual, social and real-time way. The company was invited to join as a Microsoft Bizspark One member (Microsoft's high growth start-up accelerator) and had customers such as Fujitsu, Logica, Microsoft, News International, HP, SAIC and Dell.

Technology stack included:
- C#, Silverlight, HTML. Javascript
- node.js and .net
- Redis and MongoDB
- Windows Azure and AWS cloud platforms

Program Manager - IE8

Microsoft
(8 months)USA/Europe

Part of the IE8 product team. My role involved working with major blue chip Microsoft customers to help them adopt Internet Explorer 8.

Software Development Consultant

Microsoft
(1 year 2 months)

Provided technology consulting to Microsoft's global catalog of blue chip customers.

Founder and Technical Director

CharityCheckout.com
(1 year 2 months)

Technical Development and marketing of Charity web site application developed to drive social responsibility and enable people to do something to help those less fortunate than ourselves without extra personal financial cost.

The site was developed on a Linux platform using Ruby on Rails and MySQL

Senior Technical Consultant

Conchango
(2 years 7 months)

In my role I was responsible for the architecture, analysis and design, construction, testing and implementation of .NET Win Form and Web Form applications and to provide consultancy on Microsoft technologies to Conchango's high profile clients using agile development methodologies (Scrum).

Senior Technical Consultant

Conchango US Inc.
(1 year)

Worked as a Senior Technical Consultant on the West Coast of America for bluechip energy companies specialising in .Net development.

Systems Development Manager

Cabinet Office
(2 years 4 months)

I was responsible for designing, developing and managing a document management system for UK government legislation drafted by the Parliamentary Counsel. Built on Microsoft and Oracle Technologies.

Senior Interface Developer

Bluewave
(2 years)

Working for leading web agency. Work involved leading front end web development (xhtml,Javascript,CSS,ASP) for brands such as VW, British Airways, GSK.

Internet Development Manager

National Express
(1 year)

I was responsible for the design and development of NationalExpress.co.uk, Eurolines.co.uk and GoByCoach.co.uk

Honors & Awards

Telegraph Start-Up 100

Telegraph

sharpcloud - in the Telegraph Start-Up 100 (2011 hundred most promising young technology companies)

Microsoft Bizspark One member (Microsoft's high growth start-up accelerator)

Microsoft

The company was invited to join as a Microsoft Bizspark One member (Microsoft's high growth start-up accelerator 

Additional Honors & Awards

For Sporting Solutions
EGR B2B Awards:
- In-Play Betting Software of the Year 2013
- Software Rising Star of the Year 2012
- Innovation in Sports Betting Software 2012

Projects

sharpcloud

Certifications

ASP.NET C# MCP

– Present

Certified scrum master

– Present

Skills

  • Software Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Enterprise Software
  • Silverlight
  • Web Development
  • Application Architecture
  • .NET
  • C#
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Node.js
  • WPF
  • MongoDB
  • Windows Azure
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Cloud Computing
  • Consumer Software
  • Software Consulting
  • NoSQL
  • Mobile Applications
  • Mobile Software
  • iPhone
  • Android
  • iPad
  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Git
  • Python
  • Redis
  • Memcached
  • jQuery
  • Subversion
  • REST
  • Distributed Systems
  • RabbitMQ
  • AMQP
  • Start-ups
  • Entrepreneur
  • Strategic Technology...
  • Technical Architecture
  • Technical Management
  • Technical Recruiting
  • Team Leadership
  • Erlang
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Amazon Web Services...
  • SaaS
  • SOA
  • See 35+  See less

Education

Aston University

MAS (Incomplete), Business Administration and Management, General

3 years passed, final year incomplete due to job offer

Activities and Societies: Managerial Administrative Studies

View Andy's full profile to...

  • See who you know in common
  • Get introduced
  • Contact Andy directly

Not the Andy Britcliffe you're looking for? View more

Insights


People Also Viewed

LinkedIn member directory:

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. e
  6. f
  7. g
  8. h
  9. i
  10. j
  11. k
  12. l
  13. m
  14. n
  15. o
  16. p
  17. q
  18. r
  19. s
  20. t
  21. u
  22. v
  23. w
  24. x
  25. y
  26. z
  27. more