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Ashley Shaw

Chief Executive Officer

Ashley founded LightSpeed in 2003. The company changed from computer and network support to a website development company in 2007. His passion for the open source community lead him to get involved in organising WordCamp and WordPress Meetup events. As an avid traveller, Ashley has attended WordCamps on 3 continents.

As founder and CEO of the company his time is split between generating or nurturing leads around the world, client consultation and managing his global team of WordPress professionals.

Outside of work, sport and physical exercise play a major role in his life. At 14 he started serious mountain biking and during his teens he earned provincial colours 3 times and won the provincial championships once in 1998. Later in his life he has discovered the wonders of long distance running.

On a recent "working remotely" trip to Europe and the US, I attended WordCamp in Paris, where I was fortunate enough to meet Per Esbensen. Per is the CEO of Codeable, a network of WordPress developers providing high quality services to the WordPress community.

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Through our two latest hires we learned a lot about our hiring process: what works and what doesn't. It's helped us to improve and we talk about it here.

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In 2017, the LightSpeed Team Retreat was spent at the luxurious Maison Noir villa in Hout Bay. Read what everyone in the team had to say about the trip.

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Trustpilot lists and promotes registered businesses for free and anyone can write a review about their own buying or service experience.

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There's nothing like getting away from the buzz of the city for some much needed rest and relaxation after lots of hard work. That's what we did in May.

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Curious about where we all work? We've collected photos of our employees' remote workspaces to give an idea of the level of homeliness we all work in.

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LightSpeed are listed as experts in the fields of eCommerce, Email Strategy and Training, and we've been asked to join the Mailchimp Experts Directory.

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We're proud to announce that we at LightSpeed have signed up to the new and improved WooExperts program. We love working with WooCommerce and it shows!

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The LightSpeed team went on a getaway for 3 days to a holiday house in Onrus, a seaside town just outside of Hermanus in South Africa’s Western Cape.

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I was approached by LightSpeed as we were looking to vastly improve on a website which was not performing at…

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Role & Company: Elementz Travel

I approached LightSpeed because they were referred to me by Wetu and I also saw some of the great work…

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Role & Company: Media24

I approached LightSpeed Development because they developed a similar site within our group before and we were satisfied with the…

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David J Cartwright
Role & Company: MD | ATI Holidays

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Role & Company: Owner | Southern Destinations

We contracted LightSpeed for the rebuild of our site. The brief included complex adherence to design, SEO and search functionality.…

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Woo hoo!!! Couldn’t have done it without you guys! It really is awesome! The old site didn’t rank as high.…

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Jo Duxbury
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The LightSpeed team never fails to impress me with their passion, geeky interest in their industry, creativity and most importantly,…

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Scott Hayes
Role & Company: SA Car Fan

I just thought I’d take time to let you know that I am incredibly impressed by your teams service. I…

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