LightSpeed’s most recent addition, Jacques, writes about joining the LightSpeed team, and how he’s enjoying the remote working experience.
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 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….
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.
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.
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.
Subscription and membership websites are definitely not the same thing, however they do share many similar pitfalls and mistakes that can be avoided.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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