James Mountford

Lead Front End Web Developer

Name:James Mountford
Throughout my career, I have demonstrated the ability to learn whatever has been required of me. If I don't know something, I will always find an answer or a solution. I have completed all projects set for me to a high standard using whatever tools I have been provided with, ensuring a high level of usability both front and back-end, whether I was required to use a new CMS, framework, or even to use a new programming language. The customer is at the heart of every decision I make, whether that's my client, or their clients. I am a passionate team player who takes the initiative to lead by example, helping my colleagues whenever they are unable to complete something alone, to ensure the best outcome for clients and to maximise profits.


Web Development

PHP, VB.NET, Razor, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, XSLT, and MySQL

IT skills

Linux, Windows, Mac OSX, MS-DOS, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Package Applications


04.2013 - present

Higham and Higham Limited, Crewe, Cheshire

Senior Front End Web Developer
  • Designing, developing & maintaining desktop, mobile & responsive e-commerce websites on in-house VB.NET MVC systems, using Razor and VB.NET with CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript;

  • Requirements gathering;

  • Usability design and testing;

  • Responsibility for putting sales and price updates live;

  • Performing server administration when required.
11.2010 - 04.2013

Big Dot Media, Nantwich, Cheshire

Senior Developer
  • Designing and developing websites with a range of languages/CMSs;

  • Liaising with clients and gathering requirements;

  • Process automation;

  • Leading; problem solving; and completing more complex projects;

  • Facebook website integration;

  • Being involved with projects from quotation through to sign off;

  • Entrusted as the Company First Aider.

08.2009 - 11.2010

Big Dot Media, Bridgemere, Cheshire

Web Developer
  • Designing and developing websites, web-based systems, and databases with PHP, MySQL, XHTML, XSLT, JavaScript/jQuery & CSS;

  • Advising clients on Usability;

  • Producing basic Flash content;

  • Providing training both in-house and via telephone for systems;

  • WordPress, Magento, Umbraco and SilverStripe Adaptation and producing Themes for such CMS’s and setting them up;

  • Creating WordPress plugins to suit clients needs.
2008 - 2009

Keele University

  • Assisted lecturers conveying the subject in practical sessions;

  • Helped students outside of practical time whenever needed;

  • Marked students’ submissions for practical work;

  • Provided difficulties feedback for lecturers from students.

2007 - 2008

Fallibroome High School, Macclesfield

Student Associate Supporting Mathematics
  • Had 15 days in school and 15 hours of Initial Teacher Training;

  • Gave presentations on further education;

  • Marked homework;

  • Taught parts of, and produced worksheets and starter activities for, lessons to groups of between 15 – 32 students;

  • Learned about and employed reflective practice;

  • Arranged and taught lunchtime clubs for year 7 to A-Level;

  • Produced effective revision questions and materials;

  • Received an outstanding review for time in placement.

06.2008 - 10.2008

Londis, Crewe

Shop Assistant
  • Handled attempted thefts through confrontation;

  • Handled large volumes of customers quickly and accurately;

  • Maintained the photocopier for customer use;

  • Advised the manager on what new items might sell well;

  • Organised and received deliveries;

  • Secured the shop at night.


2006 - 2009

University of Keele

Undergraduate Student

BSc. (Hons) Computer Science & Mathematics (Obtained: 2:1)

Subjects studied: Systems Development, Advanced Programming Practices, Advanced Databases and Applications, E-Commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Numerical Analysis, Complex Variables, Graph Theory, Operational Research and Intermediate French, among others.

2004 - 2006

South Cheshire College, Crewe.

A-Level Student

3 GCE A-Levels: Mathematics, Biology, Computing

4 GCE AS-Levels: Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Computing

2 Key Skills: Application of Number [Level 2], Improving Own Learning and Performance [Level 3]

Enrichment: Web Page Design [Completed]

1999 - 2004

St Thomas More Catholic High School, Crewe.


10 GCSEs: Mathematics [A*], Dual Award Science [A* A*], Religious Education [A], Information Technology [B], French [B], Design & Technology: Graphics [B],

English Literature [B], English Language [B], Music [B]

1 Key Skill: Information Technology [Level 2]

James was a pleasure to work with

Stephen McGrath, Managing Director @ Big Dot Media

James was a pleasure to work with, and a very intelligent developer. He could always work out a way to solve a problem. On top of that he is a really really nice guy. Loved working with him.

James is a highly talented and professional...

Rob Watson @ Higham and Higham Limited

James is a highly talented and professional full stack web developer who I would certainly work with again anytime. He embodies the rare combination of tech understanding, code artistry and the ability to see through a customer’s eyes and create UX that feels intuitive and enjoyable to use.

A natural ability to teach and willingness to help others make James a fantastic team member. His cheerful and calm demeanour make James a total pleasure to work and collaborate with.

Perhaps the characteristic I admire the most is James’s unwillingness to compromise on quality when deadlines are tight and I’ve seen him deliver again and again with the right solution in the right timeframe.

I highly recommend working with James

Sarah Longworth

Very happy with the work he did for us, he understood our brief from the outset, offered excellent advice and completed the work well within our deadline. Many thanks!

James is a total pleasure to work with

Sarah Stevenson, Director @ Astute Recruitment

We have been using James over the last year or so to help keep our website updated, he is just in the process of giving our site a new overhaul and I must say I am very impressed with the results. James is a total pleasure to work with, nothing is ever to much trouble for him, and I cant speak highly enough of him. We will be using James for the foreseeable future on an ongoing basis!

Fantastic guy, great communication and service!

James Wood, Oliver & Graimes
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