Simon Cripps
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  • London,
  • United Kingdom
Member Since: 2008/04/21
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Professional Background
Owner
Smart Cow Marketing
January 2012 – Present
Created smart cow marketing with Caroline Slater of Inspired seasons to provide a broader sales and marketing solution for our clients.
Managing Director
acVita
November 2009 – Present
Providing price comparisom websites, web development, and contract Project Management.
Managing Director
acVita Ltd
November 2009 – Present
•      Formed acVita Limited to create price comparison websites www.PricePeople.Com and also for I.T. consultancy.
•      Created price comparison engine integrating a .Net system with client affiliate feeds and Google AdWords. In the 1st 2 months the site helped sell over £150,000 of goods.
•      Business skills such as Networking, business formation, planning and marketing.
•      Provided contract work as Senior Tester for Medical web Audit Company.
•      Sourced business to build Content Managed System (CMS) websites for
www.BudoSeishin.com, www.Saberac.com, www.53rdCroydon.org.uk, www.acVita.com
Project Manager
Royal Bank of Scotland
June 1997 – November 2009
Project managed variuos large projects and managed delivery of group documents
Project manager
Royal Bank of Scotland
June 1997 – November 2009
•      Responsible for the development delivery of an extremely challenging program to transform the RBS Insurance rating engine. Involving managing a team of resources split across several sites in the UK and India.
•      This proved to be a very successful delivery with minimal defects or impact to production. This highlighted my communication and teamwork skills in resolving issues.
Release Package Manager
Royal Bank of Scotland
1997 – November 2009
Manahge the delivery packages of IT projects at each quaterly release.
Project Manager
RBS Insurance
1997 – November 2009
Managed a eries of ITprojects, for life documents and accross the business. IT manager for the first online Life insurance applicaion in the world
Project Manager
RBS Insurance
June 2003 – January 2007
Project managed the development delivery of the new Tesco Life insurance product.
Tescos Life                 This was an extremely successful delivery, implemented under the initial budget at £2m.
Feb 07 ­ Dec 07
                            A very competitive tender set tight deadlines which were all achieved by liaising closely
                            between Development, the business and the partner.

Project Manger /            Was responsible for the formation of a new documents team, bringing resources across
•      Was responsible for the formation of a new documents team, bringing resources across product knowledge areas to one common technical specialist team.
•      I both team lead and project managed the delivery of many hundreds of projects, from small scale word changes through to two integration programs of merging companies and platforms. Also drove efficiency savings of relocation of the Insurance print centre.
•      This extremely challenging role showed a variety of skills from man-management to proactively leading large programmes of work, keeping business goal at the forefront.
Team Leader
Royal Bank of Scotland
January 2003 – July 2006
Lead RBS Insurance IT documents team. Integrated several new business into he group and migration of work to RBS grop docent centre in shepshed
Senior Fitness Instructor
Chelsea Harbour Club
January 1993 – June 1995
•      Senior Fitness Instructor, setting up the running of the one of the countries most prestigious gyms and created specialised fitness programmes for its notable members.
•      Created template courses for various health conditions and created Visual Basic motivations fitness routines.
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Education
Liverpool John Moores University
BSc
Sport Science
1989 – 1992
Liverpool Polytechnic
BSc (Hons)
Sports Science
1989 – 1992
The John Fisher School
1981 – 1988
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Full Biography

Own Acvita Ltd which has 3 main trading arms.
Smart cow Marketing - Providing Online marketing for businesses. This include Web design and development; Search Engine optimisation; Adwords and Pay per Click; Email Marketing.

PricePeople.com price comparison website, This is primarily aimed at creating saving for white goods. Using daily feeds and applying voucher codes as well as P&P we are constantly providing the most competitive price for the products we promote through Google AdWords.

Acvita - supplying business services such as IT support, Training, Hosting, software resales and Human Resources

Previous to setting up AcVita I had been an IT team leader and Project Manager at Royal Bank of Scotland for over 12 years.

And even further back I was a personal trainer to the rich and famous.

Specialties: Web development, Internet marketing, Project management, Insurance, Sport & Fitness

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