Free Technology Advice

For entrepreneurs and small businesses

To support British start-ups Ask-a-CTO is providing free technology advice to companies with less than 10 employees and less than £1M in annual revenue.

Technology costings and strategy

Platform design and system architecture

Skills and resource planning

Objective, clear and sensible advice

Whether you are a start-up entrepreneur or a small business CEO there are times when you need objective, clear and sensible advice to resolve technology challenges.  Perhaps you are writing a business plan and need a technology strategy.  Or you might be running a business already and require advice on managing your technology and staff. With a private, open conversation you can get started on solving these challenges and getting back to enjoying your business. 


  • Business plan support
  • Technology strategy and costings
  • Product design
  • Future proofing 


  • Scalable solutions
  • Problem solving
  • Quality improvement
  • Team and skills make-up


  • Improving technology ROI
  • Off-shoring and staff planning
  • Confidential, objective advice 


Business focussed technology professional 

As a hands-on technology professional with over 20 years of experience in building and delivering leading-edge products I have seen the best and the worst that technology can offer to a business. 

As a former entrepreneur and business owner I know first-hand the excitement of bringing an idea to market and the responsibility of meeting investor expectations.

I stand for a core, unrelenting principle that technology must serve the business and I have seen far too many examples where the reverse has taken hold and turned a dynamic, growing business into a confused and unprofitable one. 

In truth technology solutions can be complicated but that should never serve as a brake on business growth. With the right people and dynamics in place, your technology can become a competitive advantage and stop being an expensive headache.

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Skills & Experience

  • Engineering
  • Software design and development
  • Project management
  • Architecture 
  • Technology strategy
  • Service Delivery
  • Senior management (CTO / CIO)


  • Most software languages
  • Microsoft & LAMP
  • Native mobile and HTML5
  • Infrastructure
  • Serverless
  • Cloud
  • CMS & CRM
  • Microservices


  • Ed-tech
  • Digital media
  • Streaming media
  • Broadcast
  • Financial services

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