Ashley Shaw

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Ashley Shaw

Chief Executive Officer

Ashley founded LightSpeed in 2003. The company changed from computer and network support to a website development company in 2007. His passion for the open source community lead him to get involved in organising WordCamp and WordPress Meetup events. As an avid traveller, Ashley has attended WordCamps on 3 continents.

As founder and CEO of the company his time is split between generating or nurturing leads around the world, client consultation and managing his global team of WordPress professionals.

Outside of work, sport and physical exercise play a major role in his life. At 14 he started serious mountain biking and during his teens he earned provincial colours 3 times and won the provincial championships once in 1998. Later in his life he has discovered the wonders of long distance running.

PayFast Add-on for Give Released on WordPress.org
The PayFast Add-on for Give version 1.2 is now free. Give makes receiving donations easy. PayFast lets you do that as a South African bank account holder.
Zoho CRM Addon for Caldera Forms Version 2 Released on WordPress.org
Version 2 of the Zoho CRM Add-on for Caldera Forms has been released on WordPress.org and supports the latest changes in the Zoho API.
Happy Holidays from LightSpeed!
As November flashes by and we race towards the end of another eventful year, we take a 5-minute breather to look back and reflect on the year that was at LightSpeed.
My Experience Joining the LightSpeed Team
LightSpeed's most recent addition, Jacques, writes about joining the LightSpeed team, and how he's enjoying the remote working experience.
LightSpeed Team Retreat 2018
LightSpeed have spent the first part of 2018 working hard on securing new business, and also cementing the excellent relationships that we have with our existing clients. We feel extremely positive about how 2018 has progressed thus far, and have taken on new staff to supplement our excellent team....
LightSpeed’s Furry Friends
The LightSpeed team are a remote team, which means we all get to enjoy working in an environment with our pets. We’ve compiled a get-to-know the pets of LightSpeed article.
Top Bookings website pitfalls and how LightSpeed can help you to avoid them
If you are running an online booking website, or would like to, we’ve compiled this list of pitfalls which we help our clients to avoid when building bookings websites for them.
LightSpeed’s Services Packages
We’ve forged ahead and set up a range of packages, which we are now marketing directly from our own site. We wanted to find ways to streamline our process and a big part of this was to clearly define what our clients are getting within the various packages.
Top subscription and membership pitfalls and how Lightspeed can help you avoid them
Subscription and membership websites are definitely not the same thing, however they do share many similar pitfalls and mistakes that can be avoided.
Top eCommerce pitfalls and how LightSpeed can help you avoid them
Launching your eCommerce website can be a daunting project to take on, there is so much to consider before you even start selling your product or service online.
2017 In Review
The LightSpeed team enjoyed a relaxing afternoon on the slopes of Table Mountain, taking in the amazing view over the Atlantic Ocean, chilling in hammocks, and reflecting on what has been a very busy and challenging year at LightSpeed.
LightSpeed Joins the Fiverr Pro Network
Recently LightSpeed were invited to the Fiverr Pro network, when they saw our profile on the WooExpert network. We are the first WordPress professionals to get this honour.
The Success Academy

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Uphephe

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WooCommerce

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Tour Operators

Luxury Trips

Tour Operators

Tracks4Africa

WooCommerce

Skeleton Coast Safaris

Design & Development, Tour Operators

Speed Shred

WooCommerce

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