Ian Brooks

I'm Ian Brooks

Freelance Web/Software Developer and Volunteer for the RNIB and Guide Dogs.

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Hello! I'm Ian Brooks. Freelance Web/Desktop Developer specializing in backend development. Experienced with all stages of the development cycle for projects. Well-versed in numerous programming languages including HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Visual Basic/C# .NET, SQL and many more.

I also have a background in campaign work for the Royal Naitonal Institute for the Blind and fundraising for Guide Dogs.

Professional Skills

Wordpress (setup & use) 90%
Visual Basic/C# 80%
SQL 75%
HTML & CSS 75%
PHP & MySQL 75%

Work Experience

2017 - Now

Somerset Care

Business Analyst

My role includes creating reports from Excel spreadsheets and updating the companies data systems. I am also helping with getting the data ready for a new CRM system.

2010 - Now


Campaigns Co-ordinator

My role includes identifying local issues for blind/partially sighted people as well as working on natiaonl campaigns for the RNIB. I speak to local blind/partially sighted people and then communicate their issues on to councilllors/MPs via phone, email or face to face meetings.

2005 - Now


Windows / Web Developer

Developing Windows/Web applications for AVC Agency in Derbyshire using languages such as PHP/MySQL, JQuery, Visual Basic and C#.

2010 - Now

Home Based

Tech Trainer/Support

Training Senior Citizens in my local area how to use laptops/computers for tasks such as writing emails, using social media, basic wordprocessing and more. I also helped people who had technicle issues with their equipment or WiFi.

2001 - 2003

Metropolis 2 ltd


My roles included computer programming using VB and Access, web design and some marketing and advertising work.

2000 - 2001

NPower Ltd


My daily duties included writing applications with Visual Basic/ASP based upon user specifications. I also took part in end user training where I taught people how to use the systems I had helped to write

1998 - 2000

Itanex ltd


My daily duties included writing applications with Visual Basic based upon user specifications as well as updating software to cope with the Y2k bug. I also took part in end user training.

1996 - 1998

Modern Security Ltd

COBOL Programmer

My daily duties included developing systems with COBOL on the company mainframe and rewritng programs to cope with the Year 2000. I also started writing small applications with Visual Basic and ASP.

1990 - 1995

West Midlands Police

COBOL Programmer

My daily duties included developing systems with COBOL on an ICL mainframe as well as changing existing applications to cope with the Y2k issue. I created many of the reports seen within the West Midlands Police - it kind of became my speciality!

About Me

Despite being visually impaired I lead a fairly normal and interesting life. In fact, I treat the barriers I meet due to my disability as a 'redirection sign' and I never give up trying to find a way around them.

I am very easy to get on with and enjoy being part of a team, although I am quite capable of working on my own.

I enjoy learning new things, whether it is something to do with technology, a programming language or general knowledge.

My Interests

I have many interests which include football, Formula one, NFL Football, Science fiction/Fantasy books and movies, Gaming and Ancient History. I also enjoy going out for walks with my dog, Velvet.

Contact Me

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