I’m Claire Worthington also known online as WorthyOnTheWeb.
I’m a front end web developer and digital marketer from Greater Manchester. I’m currently working as part of the DigitalLabs@MMU team at Manchester Metropolitan University and I also own Village Web Company which offers digital services to small businesses.
I can generally be found wearing jeans and building websites, I also help run a small charity and blog occasionally, often about my complicated relationship with my hair.
Prior to retraining as a developer, I had my own small business as an independent retailer selling childrens clothes and gifts but I spent the majority of my working life at Royal Mail.
During my many years at Royal Mail I did everything from sorting mail and office admin to holding face to face meetings with enterprise clients and managing customer service teams. As a result I have a lot of experience dealing with corporate customers and know a lot more than most web developers about sorting machines!
- I am a volunteer at a small local charity called SPACE Stockport, an ADHD parent support group.
- I’m one of the organisers for WordCamp Manchester.
- I’m a STEMNET Ambassador
- I’m also an active member of my local Traders Association.
When I’m not working, volunteering or writing blog posts, I do all the usual family stuff. I also enjoy an assortment of 1950s housewifey type activities such as sewing and crochet, although over the last few years I have definitely spent more time on my laptop than anywhere else.