Prater Raines People

Tim Prater and Tim FarronTim Prater – Managing Director

Tim 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 former Kent County Councillor for Folkestone West division and is currently a Parish Councillor for Sandgate Village.

Matt Raines – Technical Director

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.

Gary Fuller – Customer Support Manager

Gary has been building websites since 1998, and joined the team at Prater Raines in 2012. Prior to joining the team, Gary taught Numeracy, Literacy, and ICT at an FE College in Kent.

Gary has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Essex, as well as a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector and a Numeracy Subject Specialist Qualification from Canterbury Christ Church University. He is currently working towards Zend PHP Certification.

Stewart Christie – System Developer

Stewart joined Prater Raines in April 2017 and is working across our portfolio but initially focusing on our Adnum systems for FIM Capital. Stewart joined Prater Raines from the Liberal Democrats, where he has been Head of Technical Delivery since 2014. During this time, Stewart has supported of the Party’s key online membership, campaigning, election and communications tools including Salesforce, Nationbuilder and the customisation of various software.

Prior to his time with the Liberal Democrats, Stewart has held varied Technical and Systems Development roles, from the Technical Director of Development House traderi ltd, E-commerce Manager for London’s largest group of garden centres, and worked with large companies such as Borders, Everetts and Waterstones.