Living in Exmouth, Devon, England.
Currently 59 years of age and single.
A competent and efficient person with wide-ranging managerial and supervisory skills. Excellent communication skills and telephone manner. Self-confident in any situation. Ability to work on own initiative. Highly motivated in attaining goals in life.
Team building and leadership. Communication. Excellent IT skills. Extensive web site coding experience. Extensive knowledge of HTML, XHTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS2, CSS3 and “mobile-friendly” coding. Also extremely competent in the use of Textpattern CMS software.
Russell Horn. Web design, web development, SEO and web/social media marketing, graphic design, branding and illustration. Based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
I am currently working full-time as a web developer for this company.
June 2007 to September 2011
Fletchers the Bakers
Administration manager and delivery driver.
May 2006 to May 2007
Gardner Fine Foods
Producer of foods for pubs/hotels and also for their own fleet of “Jiffy” vans. My duties were as an Adminstrator and I also managed their beach-front café in Exmouth for a few months.
November 1999 to September 2002
A national carrier where initial duties included parcel sorting. Progressed to “Team Leader” (an assistant to the Supervisor) with the relevant safety training. Duties included taking charge of both driver and lorry, un-sealing and safe opening of trailer, unloading parcel cages for the team to distribute around the warehouse, safe operation of tail-gate lifts, “fifth wheel” and rear suspension height adjustment, re-loading with sorted parcel cages and loose items, safe closure and sealing of trailer, and ensuring departure to schedule. Record keeping and computer data entry was a further requirement. Whilst doing this, was also responsible for over-seeing the section and ensuring it’s efficient operation and was “in charge” if the supervisor was off the floor.
February 1997 to November 1999
I purchased a franchise with this company which was based on weekly rental of video films, using a “rounds” system, delivered to your door. I used the custom computer software provided to maintain video stocks, produce delivery schedules and record monies collected. I was also responsible for sourcing and ordering new videos, selling old stock, leafleting and door-to-door canvassing, organising videos ready for delivery, collecting cash, confirming the cash totals and videos returned on the computer, banking and accounting.
July 1983 to September 1996
Knowles Foundry Ltd and SJB Ltd.
Initially employed as Assistant Foundry Manager, progressing to Foundry Manager within 12 months and was invited onto the Board of Directors 2 years later. Due to the recession of the late ’80s and sensing an opportunity, in 1990 I formed SJB Ltd. which I used as a vehicle to perform an “MBO”. In it’s more streamlined format the company went on to make good progress whilst I now took on all the responsibilities of running my own companies.
I studied for a “City and Guilds” in “Foundry Technology” at West Bromwich (Sandwell) Technical College and gained a pass with credits.
I am certified in “Emergency First-aid” (CPR).
I have an NVQ in “Business Administration”.
I have studied “Business Mentoring”.
My main senior education took place at Queen Mary’s Grammar School in Walsall. I studied “GCE O Level” and gained passes in:-
I then attended college and studied English and Applied Mathematics to “GCE A Level” standard.
I enjoy reading, listening to music, riding my bike and visiting the country/sea-side. I play bass guitar and create music on my PC. My major interests are my personal web site, web site coding and living a healthy life.
If you think you may have a position for me or some web design work then you can email me here:-
or use this contact form.