About UK Web Focus Consultancy
The consultancy was officially launched on 15 May 2015, after Brian finished his role as Innovation Advocate at Cetis, University of Bolton.
Brian helped establish what was probably the first institutional Web site in January 1993 when he worked at the University of Leeds. In May 1994 he attended the first World Wide Web conference held at CERN, Geneva.
In 1995 Brian moved to Netskills at the University of Newcastle where he was the Senior Netskills Trainer.
In 1995 Brian was appointed as UK Web Focus at UKOLN, University of Bath where he had responsibilities for promoting effective use of innovative Web technologies and practices across the UK’s higher and further education communities.
After working at UKOLN for over 17 years, following the cessation of Jisc funding Brian moved to Cetis, University of Bolton where he worked as Innovation Advocate.
Following a decision by the University of Bolton to close Cetis and its host department on 18 May 2015 Brian began a new role as an independent consultant at UK Web Focus Limited.
Brian’s areas of interest for his consultancy work initially included:
- Web accessibility
- Social media
- Predicting and responding to innovation
- Supporting the research community
- Open practices
- Supporting projects
- Training in a variety of web-related areas
However Brian’s consultancy wotk is now focussed on the planning and delivery of the annual IWMW event.