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.

LightSpeed certified as a Codeable Expert

On a recent “working remotely” trip to Europe and the US, I attended WordCamp in Paris, where I was fortunate enough to meet Per Esbensen. Per is the CEO of Codeable, a network of WordPress developers providing high quality services to the WordPress community.

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LSX Theme: Version 2.0 Released

We are proud to announce that LSX theme version 2.0 has been released! A major visual re-design, new extensions and awesome interconnected content.

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Tour Operator Plugin: Version 1.1 Released

With the v1.1 of the Tour Operator plugin we’ve done a complete design overhaul. The main functionality remains the same, but its looks have improved.

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LightSpeed 2017 Website Redesign

Our products and services have received an overhaul at LightSpeed in the last 3 – 4 years, and now the website redesign reflects where our focus lies.

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A Review of LightSpeed’s Hiring Process

Through our two latest hires we learned a lot about our hiring process: what works and what doesn’t. It’s helped us to improve and we talk about it here.

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LightSpeed’s 2017 Retreat at Maison Noir

In 2017, the LightSpeed Team Retreat was spent at the luxurious Maison Noir villa in Hout Bay. Read what everyone in the team had to say about the trip.

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Product CSV Import Suite: Exporting and Importing Bookable Products

The WooCommerce Product CSV Import Suite allows you to mass import and export all types of products, including bookable products and product variations.

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SnapScan – Simple QR code scanning for WooCommerce

Offering SnapScan as a payment option is almost as easy as using the app to pay in stores and is a great way to increase sales for your eCommerce business.

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Paygate – Established and comprehensive Woocommerce payment gateway.

PayGate is a long established payment gateway offering online traders, businesses and enterprises a comprehensive range of solutions.

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The Success Academy

Design & Development, WooCommerce

Elementz Travel

Tour Operators

Run it Off

WooCommerce

Uphephe

Design & Development

Safari Hotels

Design & Development

CJCP Clearing House

Design & Development

ATI Holidays

Tour Operators, WooCommerce

Inner Glow

WooCommerce

Giltedge Group

Tour Operators

Luxury Trips

Tour Operators

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LightSpeed is managing the MailChimp account on behalf LH InTouch. The tasks include, RSS campaigns, List segmentation, Integrate WordPress plugin…

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Stephan Sliwensky
Role & Company: Marketing Director | DOCaddress

LightSpeed developed our brochure website some years back, we elected to use our own hosting and we didn’t keep our…

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Charlotte Metelerkamp
Role & Company: Head of Sales & Distribution | Classic Villas

I was approached by LightSpeed as we were looking to vastly improve on a website which was not performing at…

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Sandor Weyers
Role & Company: Elementz Travel

I approached LightSpeed because they were referred to me by Wetu and I also saw some of the great work…

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Yentl Barros
Role & Company: Media24

I approached LightSpeed Development because they developed a similar site within our group before and we were satisfied with the…

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David J Cartwright
Role & Company: MD | ATI Holidays

Internet trends and technology change apace, and in a matter of a few short years, our pioneering website was little…

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Vanessa Ratcliffe
Role & Company: Owner | Southern Destinations

We contracted LightSpeed for the rebuild of our site. The brief included complex adherence to design, SEO and search functionality….

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Nina Taaibosch

Woo hoo!!! Couldn’t have done it without you guys! It really is awesome! The old site didn’t rank as high….

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Jo Duxbury
Role & Company: Owner | Freelancentral

The LightSpeed team never fails to impress me with their passion, geeky interest in their industry, creativity and most importantly,…

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Scott Hayes
Role & Company: SA Car Fan

I just thought I’d take time to let you know that I am incredibly impressed by your teams service. I…

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