Intelligent Website Design and Development

Prater Raines People

Tim Prater - Managing Director

Tim PraterTim has led development teams for a range of e-commerce sites over more than 10 years in the web development industry. Since 2000, Tim has worked with and managed companies specialising in providing dedicated support to small and medium size businesses, and campaigning and not-for-profit organisations.

Tim has a BSc in Management and Administration from Aston University, and previously worked for the Liberal Democrats as a Membership Manager, where he set up their phone fundraising operation in the late 1990s.

Tim is a Kent County Councillor for Folkestone West division and also a Parish Councillor for Sandgate Vilage.

Matt Raines - Technical Director

Matt Raines

Matt is an experienced web application developer and technical manager, whose previous jobs include leading development teams producing enterprise web sites for clients including Sainsbury's, Dolland and Aitchison, and Abbey National.

He has worked in the web development industry since graduating from Warwick University in 2000. He is a Zend Certified PHP Engineer and Member of the British Computing Society.

As Secretary of the PHP London web developer user group from 2007 until June 2010, he organised rooms, activities, and speakers for meetings. During this time the number of active members increased four-fold. He managed many aspects of the UK's largest PHP conference at Kensington Olympia in 2009 and the Business Design Centre, Islington in 2010, raising over £40,000 from sponsors including Microsoft, Facebook, PayPal, Sun Microsystems, and Adobe.