• Geeky leanings + passion for helping = TOTES AMAZEBALLS!

    Project Management | Technology Support | Web Design | Portable Appliance Testing | Career Guidance & I A G
  • I do a lot of stuff!

    A passion for technology, a drive to try new things and a love for developing people means I'm always looking to get involved with amazing projects.
  • In need of a techie?

    Get in touch, we'll have a natter. It's surprising what you can come up with over a cup of tea.
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About Mark Loudon

Mark Loudon

Born leader, supreme techie and always modest

No gimmicks, no false bravado... no nonsense. Just a down to earth techie that loves to fix things, help people and quote memes. Sometimes, I'm even productive! Got something techie what needs fixing? Got a team that needs developing? Got a project that you need lifting off the ground? Brilliant, I'll grab my hammer...

25 years experience in using percussive maintenance to facilitate unexpected power-cycles.

Flexible, Functional and adaptive.

I work with a number of organisations, fulfilling their needs at varying levels of engagement. From director, to consultant or 'tech guy'.

Multi-disciplined

Leading a large team, to going solo. Capable of operating at any level.

Super smart and organised

I have a colour coded Google calendar and my Google search skills are unparalleled.

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  • TechSupport

Project Management at its finest.

I have several years experience supporting and building technology and support based projects within 3rd sector organisations and within corporate environments.

Team development and empowerment are the keys to a successful and efficient operation.I specialise in team development, helping realise undiscovered talent to fulfill their potential.

I would love nothing better than to help your team grow and perform.

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Experienced web design

Your website is the online representation of your organisation. I can create stylish, striking and functional sites that will impress clients, inform customers and show you off to the world.

I specialise in the deployment of fully customisable content management sytems, to give you full control over your content.

Depending on your budget, I can utilise shared or private hosting to support Joomla! Drupal or WordPress websites.

Technology Support for the Masses

25 years after I picked up my first screwdriver, I'm still fixing things! From malware removal to forest deployment and everything in between, I can get it done. The difference between me and the rest of the techies out there? I won't treat you like you're silly. .

Everyone has their forte, mine just happens to be technology. Yours may be something entirely different, and that's not a bad thing. I would have great difficulty performing open heart surgery with any degree of success, but I'll happily join a zentyal based ADC to an existing 2K8 forest, propagate site replication and deploy an install through GPP's. Besides, if we we're all capable of the same job, what would we all do for money?

Project Management

I'm passionate about building and developing 3rd sector projects. Specialising in digital inclusion and employability, It's my aim to provide services and support where they're most needed.

I'm currently involved with computer start up 'TechStart', a project that aims to solve the digital divide by providing affordable refurbished computers, low cost repairs, free internet access and work experience.

If you'd like to know more, please see TechStart's website for more details.

Team Development

Developing a reliable team through training and empowerment is vital to success. I've worked with small, medium and large teams and gain a great deal of satisfaction from helping them grow and flourish.

Through efforts at TechStart, over 90% of our volunteers have either found employment, gained work placements / apprenticeships or made progress toward employability.

Technical Support

With over 20 years of experience, dealing with anything from individual desktop support to server administration and field deployment, I can provide support to varied environments.

A list of qualifications as long as my arm, including MCSE, CompTIA N+, CCNA, LPIC-2 coupled with two decades of percussive maintenance, means that I'm perfectly situated to hit rusty beige boxes with blunt instruments until they work properly.

Failing that, as every good techie will tell you, there's always Google. I know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory issue. < /tongueincheek >

Expert web design

What does your site say about you?

An expertly built website can mean the difference between making a sale, providing the correct information, supporting your customers, or not.

I can build site in Joomla!, Drupal and Wordpress

PAT Testing

Portable Appliance Testing, and inspection

All companies, charities and organisations in the UK are required to have their electrical equipment 'PAT Tested' regularly. No job is too large or small.

I offer competitive pricing at just £2.50 per item, with a 25 item minimum callout.

Why spend your hard earned money on me?

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Versatility & Expansive Skillset

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Availability

Amongst my weaponry are such diverse elements as..

Surprise, ruthless efficiency and an almost fanatical devotion to fixing things.

Please feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile and see my many endorsements.

I'm sure nobody blindly clicked then endorse button.

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If you have a problem...

If recruitment agencies can't help, and you can find me, then maybe you can hire.... The Me team!

I'm always up for a conflab of geeky nature.

Why not see how I can enthrall you today?

Contact me
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TechStart Volunteers

Since joining TechStart, over 60% of our volunteers have developed sufficiently to find work , the remainder have made significant progress and I expect them to be employed soon.

Leadership Through Empowerment

I firmly believe in giving people the tools to help themselves. It's all well and good metaphorically holding the hands of your team, but by apportioning responsibility and encouraging constructive thought, you empower your team, leading to greater levels of efficiency, productivity and success.

Give a techie a bookmarked solution and he'll fix the problem once. Tech a techie to use Google properly and he'll fix all manner of things!

It's all about Passion, Purpose and People.

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The Right Tool for the Job

Hitting the apply button 50 times a day may seem like a positive thing, but it's not. Effective networking and a few speculative application are far more efficient than relying on computerised CV filters.

Independent Advice & Guidance

If you're stuck in a rut with your career and not sure where to go, or what to do, the right advice can make a world of difference.

Working with veterans of the job searching and career coaching industry, my associates and I can help.

We can help you access the hidden jobs market, show you how to tailor your CV's, applications and covering letters so that you have the best possible chance of finding the job or career that you want.

  • PAT Testing
  • Web Design
  • location
  • Price
  • Payment Methods

Class I, II & Visual Tests

I can perform any class I, II test or visual inspection, with labels and certificates for items and site. No job is too large or small.

Function Testing

For a small charge per item, I'm happy to make sure that all of your equipment is not only electrically safe, but also functional.

Wiring Repairs

As an additional service, I can also re-wire and device that has wiring issues that could lead to a failure or unsafe working environment.

Tailored websites

Websites are the public window for your organisation, I can build websites that will perfectly showcase you to your potential customers.

Functionality & Scalability

Utilising start of the art content management systems, website can be created using Joomla!, Drupal or wordpress to make a site that will be flexible enough to add features to help your business grow.

Pricing

Pricing depends on what you want the site to do. Hosting services and domain registration are an annually reoccurring fee, everything else varies by functionality and content. Prices start at £250.

I Can Come To You

I'm more than happy to visit offices, shops, garages, workshops or anywhere else for that matter, as long as I can park.

Where I work

I'm based in Woking, Aldershot and Guildford. If you're more than 15 miles from these ares, there may be an additional charge to cover fuel.

Days & Times

I'm available for testing every Monday between 09:00 and 19:00.

PAT services

I charge £2.50 per Item, with a minimum call out fee of £62.50

Call out fee includes testing and inspection for 25 items.

Extras

>15 miles away from Woking - £0.50 per mile.

Functional test - £0.50 per item.

Wiring repair - £1.00 per item.

Technical Support

For all technical support services, I charge a flat rate of £25 per hour

Management services will be dependent on several factors and is always up for negotiation. Please contact me for a chat.

Cash

Cold, hard cash is always a fine option.

Receipts/invoices will always be prepared and presented prior to payment being requested

PayPal

If you use PayPal, I'm always happy to accept this as a method of payment.

A 5% surcharge will be added to cover any fees

Invoice

I'm happy to invoice for BACS purposes, provided prompt payment is made.

in an effort to save paper, all invoices and receipts will be emailed.

Tailored Web design

  • TechStart

    Refurbished computers, affordable repairs and free internet access
  • Guildford Job Club

    Job club services, career guidance and interview skills
  • Woking Interagency Network

    Shared 3rd sector services
  • Manderpools LTD

    Equine hydrotherapy specialist consultancy
  • Future World of Work

    Career guidance, start-up support, IAG, Hidden jobs market.
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