PINEAPPLELILY

BIG Websites for smaller budgets

About Me

  • Why Pineapplelily?

    This is usually the first question I get asked!

    Lily is personal. The rest is just what came to mind. I wanted something that was colourful, cheerful, different and slightly quirky (a bit like me - on a good day!) and 'Pineapplelily' seems to tick all of those boxes...

  • How long have you been building websites

    Since 2009. I am a self-taught. Officially I am what you would call a Front End Web Developer.

    Entrepreneurial in spirit I have had a number of my own small businesses over the past 13 years after moving away from the commercial environment. I taught myself as a necessity, as I couldn't afford to employ a website designer. I found I really enjoyed it and I got to a stage where I was coming up with new business ideas just so that I could build a website to go with them, which didn't really make sense!

    What did make sense was to take it to the next level and offer my skills and experience to small businesses who didn't have the time, or inclination, to put towards the learning curve of webmastery.

  • A little about my background

    In no particular order....

    IT - Websites

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    WELLBEING/COACHING - I am a qualified Meditation Teacher and Accredited Life Coach

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    HUMAN RESOURCES - Recruitment Consultant, Farnham, Surrey

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    COMMERCIAL - 7 years in various roles within Aerospace industry (subsidiary of Short Brothers PLC). Including areas of Project Management during a Design & Build of a £2M Head Office Development, specifically Telecoms & Relocation of entire staff.

    Total Productivity Manufacturing Co-ordinator - sort of like a Business Life Coach within the work environment - improving work flow, personal accountability etc..

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    LEISURE/HOSPITALILTY - Professional crewing around Greek Islands/Caribbean. I have an RYA Offshore Yachtmaster ticket, from the UKSA in Cowes.

    In my younger years I travelled a lot: Africa (3 months overland), South East Asia (5 months back-packing), USA (LA - New York/route 66), Australia.

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    COTTAGE INDUSTRY - I have also run a small cottage industry style business, making handmade natural soaps for a local hotel.

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    I don't like to be bored! When I am not building websites, I can be found swatting up on my astro, having just completed a year-long Foundation level course in Psychological Astrology.

  • Who else is on your team?

    I have an assistant Jessie, but to be honest she is not very helpful. She is quite lazy and only contributes her cute looks and gentle snores in the background of my working day. I can't fire her though!

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