What’s working at LightSpeed like?

Having worked remotely since 2014, our mature team is self motivated and makes the most of flexi time to meet realistic commitments and goals. Using well planned strategy, we’re able to avoid unexpected issues but are also able to step up and deal with challenges when required.


Remote Team since 2014

We’re firm believers that people are at their most productive when they’re in the most comfortable space, mentally and physically. This is why we all work from remote workspaces where we’re able to cater our work environments to our needs, this is the first sped in creating the LightSpeed Culture.


Helping your site evolve using the LightSpeed Culture

As verified WordPress and WooCommerce experts, we keep a close eye on the latest developments, updates and innovations that can improve and accelerate the performance and functionality of the websites we deliver.
As and when your needs change and evolve, we use our collaborative approach to assess and advise how and where we believe optimisations and improvements would serve your objectives best. The final outcomes and implementations will always be informed by the objectives of your business and how your website helps you meet them.

These are some of the ways we enhance website performance to increase engagement and conversions:

  • A/B testing
  • Accessibility
  • Brand personality
  • Fast page speeds
  • Scalability
  • SEO optimisation
  • Tight security
  • UX Enhancements

What’s involved?

1. Research Workshops

2. Wireframes Design

3. Development

4. Testing

5. Regular status calls

6. Continuous improvements

Steps to success:

Long-term collaboration, constant and responsive support, and a website that is performing at its best.

  • Identify Problems
  • Propose solutions
  • Prototype and build
  • Launch improvements

Meet Our Team

An experienced team of thinkers, innovators and creators that offer unique skills and perspectives.

We’re a tight, self-motivated and collaborative team of individuals that contribute unique skills to every project we work on. Meet some of the people behind the scenes. Each one of us offers a unique perspective and skill to deliver to your business needs.

We truly believe that we do our best work when we work collaboratively. An experienced team of thinkers, innovators and creators:

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Ash Shaw

CEO

Ash steers the business forward and beyond. He’s passionate about WordPress, web design and building awesome user experiences. A networker at heart, he’s been attending WordCamp community events since 2008.

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Barbara Kerr-Shaw

CFO

Barb fills a number of roles at the company, ranging from financial administration to project and client relationship management. She also looks after the team’s wellbeing and all things HR-related.

Team member

Warwick Booth

Lead Developer

Warwick is LightSpeed’s lead developer. Apart from building exceptional websites with his coding skills, he is involved in project planning, mentoring his team mates and reviewing their code.

Team member

Chris Vancoillie

Systems Administrator

Chris is LightSpeed’s Systems Engineer, Network Architect and Database Administrator. He looks after the 120+ websites that we host, keeping everything running smoothly on our servers and our clients happy.

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Justin Abrahamse

Developer & Web Designer

Justin is LightSpeed’s frontend developer, focusing on web design to code and user functionality. He also assists with backend development, theme updates and is accomplished on Mailchimp, SEO and SEM platforms.

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Adam Wale

Branding & Web Designer

Adam is our web designer with over a decade of experience in creating thoughtful and innovative design solutions. He brings LightSpeed’s client brands to life.

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Lourens Visser

Support Happiness Engineer

Lourens joined us in January 2023 and will be managing our projects and handling support requests, as well as ensuring an agile and efficient workflow in our team.

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Next Team Member

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What’s it like working at LightSpeed? Remote Work

Here at Lightspeed we’re firm believers that people are at their most productive when they’re in the most comfortable space, mentally and physically. It’s a no-brainer, really, that we all work from remote workspaces where we’re able to cater our work environments to our needs.

It’s also completely necessary that we adapt a remote work setup, as our employees are spread out across the globe, in South Africa, Brazil, Italy and Chile. Keeping the team working well while spread out is made possible through our use of well-defined daily, weekly and quarterly goals, as well as KPA reviews which happen twice a year. We rely heavily on collaborative technologies and software to keep in touch with each other and work effectively.

Check out our remote work spaces from 20162017 and 2019.

What we look for

We like to think of ourselves as a curious, self-motivated, friendly, independent and collaborative team that thrives on open communication and strong support of each other. Take a look at what we had to say about our hiring process if you’d like to know more or join the LightSpeed Culture.

We care about the web and the world, and make sure that the people who work for us and with us do too. In light of this, we ensure that our team members stay up to date with the latest news and technologies in their respective fields, allowing for an hour of study time every day – and we encourage them to share their learnings with the rest of the team too.