LightSpeed UK Development Overview

We’re passionate about helping businesses make an impact online by putting control in the hands of our clients.

2003

LightSpeed UK opened its doors as a network support specialist and computer hardware sales business.

2007

Pivoted to a WordPress Design & Development Agency.

2009

We started providing hosting services.

2012

Started working with WooCommerce.

2015

We became WooExperts and Mailchimp experts.


LightSpeed UK Development

Founded in 2003 by Ashley Shaw, LightSpeed UK WordPress Development has progressed from a start as a WordPress website solutions company that catered to a spread of client requirements (with a focus on the tourism sector) on to becoming a leading WP specialist development company.

In 2020, the company now features valuable credentials gained via endorsements and associations with both the focal WordPress community and organisation. These have been earned over many years through engagement and participation in WordCamp and WP MeetUp conferences across the globe. At this time, the company now stands tall in its field as a result of the significant gains made since its founding, and is now a proud member of the elite few companies in the world that are both WooExperts and Mailchimp Experts.

LightSpeed UK Development Work

Sharp mind and expert tools, used to deliver high-performance websites.

We apply the experience gained through our development of several software applications and products to enhancing the performance of WordPress websites. From startups to large-scale digital publishing platforms and on to educational or tour operator websites, we pride ourselves on work that helps our clients find and keep their target market.

Our Culture & Team

Collaborative, nimble, experienced and always with one eye on innovation.

We’re proud of being a nimble team able to meet the demands of an ever-changing digital landscape. The working culture that helps us achieve this is increasingly being adopted across the globe and relies on collaborative tools that keep team members connected, informed and able to deliver on their area of operations.

Meet Our LightSpeed UK Development Team

An experienced team of thinkers, innovators and creators.

We’re a tight, self-motivated and collaborative team of individuals that contribute unique skills to every project we work on. 

LightSpeed UK Development team

Ash Shaw

CEO

LightSpeed UK Development team

Barbara Kerr

CFO

LightSpeed UK Development team

Warwick Booth

Lead Developer

LightSpeed UK Sysadmin team

Chris Vancoillie

Sysadmin

Development team

Justin Abrahamse

Developer

LightSpeed UK Design team

Adam Wale

Designer

LightSpeed UK Support team

Lourens Visser

Support Manager

Zared Rogers

Developer

Our Tried & Trusted Approach

At LightSpeed UK WordPress Development we use Lean Thinking and clear communication, we partner with you to deliver innovation.

Partnership

Partnership

We’re here to listen and understand your needs, so that our team acts efficiently and effectively in delivering what you need, when you need.

Innovation

Innovation

Our eye is always on the latest and best-in-class solutions that can provide you with cutting-edge innovation that helps you stand out and succeed.

Clear Communication

Clear Communication

By presenting our tactical and technical solutions in a clear manner that invites your input, we keep channels open and build your trust in us.

Lean Thinking

Lean Thinking

With an approach that’s informed by data and analysis, we’re able to ensure our focus is always on the task at hand, whilst being agile and responsive.

LightSpeed UK Development services follow essential phases of the web design & development process.

Our Experience

It’s our experience in website design and development, with a focus on WooCommerce, that has seen us improve the visibility and traffic for a number of clients in the Tour Operator and eCommerce industries. In the process, our team has accumulated skills that enable us to continue to deliver high-performance websites for tour operators that are targeted at travel packages in relevant markets, whether student, luxury or educational in nature.


Our Speciality

We pride ourselves on helping our clients find and keep their target market – and we achieve this by specialising in enhancing the performance of WordPress websites. To make this happen for you, our team can help set your WooCommerce up to boost sales whether yours is a subscription business, selling physical products or digital courses. Once your sales engine is running smoothly, we’re then able to assist you with marketing yourself online by making use of Mailchimp – and this includes training your team to make the most of automation and email marketing.


Our Partnerships

LightSpeed UK WordPress Development is a proud members of an elite global set of Partners that share advances in development which provide us with the ability to super-boost your website. We apply the experience gained through our development of several software applications and products to enhancing the performance of WordPress websites. From startups to large-scale digital publishing platforms and on to educational or tour operator websites, we pride ourselves on work that helps our clients find and keep their target market.

Verified Experts on Invite-Only Professional Networks

We’re proud members of an elite global set of Partners that share advances in development which provide us with the ability to super-boost your website.

Our certifications and verifications for a range of cutting-edge technologies rank us amongst the world’s leading WordPress, WooCommerce and Mailchimp experts – and it’s through our Partner network that we’re able to pass on the benefit of best practices to you, and your online business.


Among our achievements, we’re proud to list the following leading technologies in our field:

LightSpeed UK WordPress Development

WooCommerce Expert

(and listed on WooExperts Directory)

LightSpeed UK Mailchimp

MailChimp Partner

(and listed on Mailchimp Experts Directory)


Open Source Products

We are committed to keeping our products Open Source.

Our promise to you is to deliver secure and reliable development – and we keep our promise through our commitment open source, with all of our products released and published under the GNU Public License v.3 (and you can view all of our published products over on Github). In line with our committed approach to keeping our LSX theme and extensions free Open Source, we recently released all our extensions and core software on wp.org.

Interested in our Open Source Products? You’ll find them all he


Open Source Tools

Our team are sponsored the world’s leading development tools:

LightSpeed UK Browserstack

BrowserStack

(and listed on WooExperts Directory)

LightSpeed UK GitHub

GitHub Team

(and listed on Mailchimp Experts Directory)

Our Process

Using over 10 years’ experience, we follow a tried and trusted process to take your online business from where you are, to where you want to be – at LightSpeed UK.

wordpress development

Assess

We analyse your needs, and then develop concepts which match your requirements, and test these in a round of experiments.

wordpress planning

Plan

Once a solution has been decided on, we accelerate the process by developing a detailed spec that includes wireframe design and an implementation plan.

wordpress deploy

Deploy

Execution now proceeds according to the design and plan, through the migration and expansion of your customised website.

Wordpress optimize

Optimise

Our goal is to review existing processes and technologies with a view to enhancement that will enable your business to stand out from the crowd and meet your targets.

LightSpeed UK Development Awards

While we consistently hold our work to the highest standards, we’re also very proud that our work has gained recognition and acknowledgement that’s reflected in the range of awards that we’ve earned over the years.

Velociti Programme Winner 2009

LightSpeed UK Blog – LightSpeed UK wins the 2009 Velociti Enterprise Development Programme


Future 100 Award 2011

Our Community

Proud Member of the WordPress Community


South Africa Community

With a focus on WordPress development our founder and CEO, Ashley Shaw, has been instrumental in spearheading WordPress gatherings in Cape Town, and organised a WordPress meetup in 2008 specifically on WordPress CEO Matt Mullenweg’s request. Ashley was also one of the organisers of WordCamp in both 2011 and 2012 and since then he and the rest of our team have attended local WordCamps in Cape Town annually.

International Community

As a highly engaged member of the global WordPress community, Ashley has also attended a range of WordPress meetups around the world, including Nijmegen, Munich, and two in Cape Town. In the US, he has attended WordCamp San Francisco 2014 as well as the 2014 WooConf and has also attended WordCamp Europe in Seville (2015), in Vienna (2016) and in Paris (2017), Belgrade (2018), Berlin (2019).

Wordcamp LightSpeed UK