Ben Palmer



I wanted to be a Fireman
But hate running.

I fell arse-over-tit in to coding.
As it turns out, I love it.
And I'm bloody good at it, too.

I'm an Umbraco expert. I've built websites for some of the world's largest brands, for small businesses, for friends, for fun (there really isn't anything else to do around here).

I'm involved in all stages of projects from conceptualisation to delivery.


  • C#
  • .NET
  • Project Management
  • Team Management
  • Server Administration
  • JS
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • MySQL
  • Eating


  • Umbraco
  • WordPress
  • VueJS
  • jQuery
  • Gulp
  • Git
  • Azure
  • IIS
  • SQL Server
  • VSCode
  • Visual Studio
  • Laravel
  • Github
  • Gitlab
  • Bitbucket
  • Jira
  • Invision
  • Adobe XD
  • Confluence


2018 - PRESENT

Senior Backend Developer

McCann Manchester

  • Fueled by carbohydrates, I build Umbraco sites for national and multinational corporations.

  • I contribute thoughts, ideas, suggestions and implement them in a DevOps culture.

  • I improve working processes by working with Developers and Producers to apply new ideas.

  • I share knowledge with, and teach younger members of the team. I'm the Morpheus to their Neo.

  • I maintain and manage IIS servers.

  • I work directly with our clients to solve issues.

  • I hunt ghosts.

2016 - 2018

Senior Developer


  • I built rapport with clients from companies such as KPMG, Hitachi Capital, Castrol, AXA. I helped them scope, manage and deliver their projects on time and in budget.

  • I was involved with projects from concept to delivery and beyond. Like Buzz Lightyear's dorky brother.

  • I delivered projects using an Agile approach.

  • I lead training courses for clients.

  • I worked with less senior members of the team to upskill and improve them.

  • I managed the wellbeing and development of those in my team.

2014 - 2016



  • I built things with Umbraco, WordPress, Drupal, Laravel.

  • I researched and implemented improvements to working processes.

  • I earnt a promotion to a senior position.

  • I forged strong working relationships with developers, client services, designers, copywriters.

2013 - 2014


Both Realities

  • I built things with WordPress, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

  • I developed a custom-built CMS, used to power client websites.

  • I worked closely with clients to produce well-tested, functional websites.

  • I improved SEO performance.

2012 - 2013

Junior Developer

Network Design & Marketing

  • I built things with PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript.

  • I ran MailChimp campaigns.

  • I learned how to build websites.

  • I learned how to deal with clients.


Good to Know
My mum often warned me about
Stranger Danger.

She's a wise woman but I'm not worried. I work with people I've never met to improve the tools we use every day, to help them solve coding issues, to collectively solve problems. It's how I got started, after all. It's a bit like that ♪ Circle of Life ♪ thing in The Lion King. Fewer teeth, a bit less death.

I'm an Umbraco Core Contributor.

I've contributed security fixes and improvements to both Umbraco 7 and Umbraco 8.


Useless information
It's all about me, okay?

Let's Talk

This is not a goodbye,
It's a see ya later.

* Actually it's just 'Ben'. Sadly.