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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.

12 Weeks to Sleek with Fairlady

Health & Fitness, WooCommerce

6 Weeks to LOSE IT!

Health & Fitness, WooCommerce

ACS Payments

WooCommerce

Africamper

WordPress

African Safaris

Tour Operators, WordPress

ATI Holidays

Tour Operators, WooCommerce

FISA

WooCommerce

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Gesonder met SARIE

Health & Fitness, WooCommerce

Giltedge Africa

Tour Operators

Giltedge Group

Tour Operators

Go Detox

Health & Fitness, WooCommerce

Luxury Trips

Tour Operators

Belly Off

Health & Fitness, WooCommerce

Men’s Health Plus

WooCommerce, WordPress

Next Level Cycling

Health & Fitness, WooCommerce

Nox Rentals

WooCommerce

Run it Off

Health & Fitness, WooCommerce

Sarie Bruid

WooCommerce, WordPress

Shedding for the Wedding

Health & Fitness, WooCommerce

Skeleton Coast Safaris

Tour Operators, WordPress

Slanker met SARIE

Health & Fitness, WooCommerce

Southern Destinations

Tour Operators, WordPress

Speed Shred

Health & Fitness, WooCommerce

Take Better Photos

eLearning, WooCommerce

Tracks4Africa

WooCommerce

Tranq It Easy

WooCommerce

Weg! Neem Beter Fotos

eLearning, WooCommerce

Women’s Health Plus

WooCommerce, WordPress

Izak Van Heerden
Role & Company: Development Manager

We approached LightSpeed because we needed a WooCommerce plugin to integrate our clients into the PayOn payments platform. From the…

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Richard Laburn
Role & Company: Londolozi Marketing

The team at LightSpeed are professional, organised and very good at what they do. It was a pleasure to work…

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Julien Perreard
Role & Company: Group Head of Digital & Online for Giltedge Africa

We’ve been keeping a close watch on LightSpeed since they started their Tour Operator project; we were specifically interested in…

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Eva Sittig
Role & Company: Head of Global Communications | Lufthansa InTouch

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

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Tony Bales
Role & Company: CEO | Epping Property

LightSpeed initially facilitated the development of our website 7 years ago. They have also hosted our website since inception. Early…

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Kate Bergh
Role & Company: Owner | Cedarberg Africa

The review brought up some interesting points of improvement. It is clear that you took your time to personalize our…

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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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Melissa Stroh
Role & Company: Safari Hotels

Safari Hotels has worked with LightSpeed for a number of years. As a referral to us, we have enjoyed the…

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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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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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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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Alexandre Coffé
Role & Company: Marketing Director | South African Travellers

I approached LightSpeed because we were looking for a multi tasks website. first of all it has to represent our…

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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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Simoni Crause
Role & Company: Online Manager | HOMEMAKERS SA

The post-launch feedback from everyone at HOMEMAKERS and our clients is phenomenal, we're extremely proud of the outcome of this…

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Angélique Visser
Role & Company: National Councillor | FISA

LightSpeed has been FISA’s IT partner for the last three years. During this period they did not only host the…

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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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Rochelle de Beer
Role & Company: Media24

We are happy with the turnaround time on issues reported and the fact that our emails are acknowledged once received.…

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Beverly Theobald
Role & Company: ShowMe

Our WordPress site was falling over due to the increase in our traffic. A very capable programming team told us…

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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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Garth Johnstone
Role & Company: The Ridge Online

LightSpeed developed our site The Ridge Online (www.theridgeonline.co.za) with input from our side on how we wanted the site to…

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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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Aaron Roup
Role & Company: Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa

The Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA) has utilized the services of LightSpeed for the past 4 years. At all…

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Daily Crank

LightSpeed impressed me with their speed of service, the quality of their work and their regular communication during the project…

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Dan Leech
Role & Company: Cape Venture Partners

I had the privilege of mentoring Ashley Shaw on the 2009 VeloCITI business development programme. Under Ashley’s guidance, LightSpeed has…

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Sandra Gordon
Role & Company: Internet Marketing & Social Media Virtual Assistant | Virtually Assist

I am thrilled with the work Ashley and his team at LightSpeed put into creating my website. They fully understood…

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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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Jennifer Searle
Role & Company: Fairlady Test House

Lightspeed and I recently worked together on the redesign of one my brand’s websites testhouse.fairlady.com. This proved challenging as I…

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Roger Solomons
Role & Company: Administration and Communications Officer | Jembi Health Systems

LightSpeed was quick to grasp and help us conceptualise a revamped Jembi website,. We would definitely recommend LightSpeed services.

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Angela Coetzee
Role & Company: Orbis Foundation

It has been a refreshing experience working with Lightspeed. They are committed to find solutions that suit our organizational needs.…

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