Our Team

The members of our team have many years’ experience providing enterprise-level solutions to organisations with limited budgets

Geoffrey Ready

Geoffrey Ready

Avec's Managing Consultant, Geoffrey has extensive internet web design and training experience, with particular expertise in open source content management systems and CSS-based design. Geoffrey has been with Avec since 1999, has been Avec’s chief web developer for 20 years and has led the development of more than 300 CMS-based websites. Apart from his technical expertise, his strength is in working closely with a client organisation to ensure the website fulfils its strategic goals.

Nigel Hunter

Nigel Hunter

Project Manager and Content Strategist. Nigel's professional capabilities have been developed working in design, photography, video and marketing, as well as business management. Nigel has been working with Avec since 2005.

Maurice Kinkead

Maurice Kinkead

Maurice is chief executive of Avec as well as its parent charity, the East Belfast Partnership, and has more than 30 years' experience developing and managing not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises. Maurice makes his experience available on a consultancy basis through Avec. His areas of expertise include strategic management, organisational business planning, team leadership, corporate governance and group facilitation.

Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson has been company accountant for the East Belfast Partnership, Landmark East and Avec for more than 10 years, and has a wide range of experience of finance and property management in the not-for-profit and social economy sectors. Tony provides his expertise to a wide range of third sector clients through Avec's finance and management consultancy services.

David Clelland

David Clelland

David has worked within the accounts department of East Belfast Partnership and Avec for a number of years. He provides hands-on support to Avec's not-for-profit clients in the use of computerised accountancy systems.

We put our skills and experience to work for you

Organisation Insight

Years of experience working with small and medium-sized not-for-profit organisations and businesses gives our team a great ability to understand how to create a website that will best suit your organisation.

Website Architecture

As web architects, we give particular attention to web content, the business plan, usability, interactive design, information architecture and web design. These skills also involve paying close attention to our choice of technology stack, sitemap and navigation system of  the website.

Content Strategy

Vital to our process is the planning, development, and management of content—written or in other media. We can’t write your content for you but we can give you valuable advice on how this can be done most effectively.

Graphic Design

Our team has broad skills in graphic design and branding. These skills are used in the design of the website but we are often asked to go beyond this and help our clients with their branding.

Photography

Having a professional photographer on our team means we can offer photography services which are influenced by the needs of your website. 

Custom Development

Unlike many web design firms that take off-the-shelf designs and modify them at a premium, we will custom build your site around your content and needs.

Website Hosting

Avec offers secure, reliable and managed hosting, using servers in specialised and highly secure datacentres. These centres have very high-speed internet access and are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and servers themselves have built-in backup and redundancy to ensure that any downtime is extremely unlikely.

Managed CMS Support

Our managed CMS hosting packages include security and feature updates to WordPress and plugins, ensuring your site stays secure and up to date.

Our wider team

Joining our core staff are a team of graphic designers, web developers, programmers, professional writers and copy editors available to respond to all the needs of each project.

Wider Team