I’m Claire Worthington also known online as WorthyOnTheWeb.
I’m a front end web developer and digital marketer from Greater Manchester. I own Village Web Company CIC which builds things for the web and helps people with digital training.
I can generally be found wearing jeans and building websites but I also do lots of other things including:
- Helping to run a small charity called SPACE which supports families who have children with ADHD.
- Being part of The Goodness Collective which runs the Wave of Change programme and helps businesses put their purpose alongside their profits.
- Assisting with the Introduction to Web Design Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University
- Being a teaching assistant for the Digital Practices unit at Sheffield University
- Occasional blogging on a variety of topics including my complicated relationship with my hair.
Prior to retraining as a developer, I had my own small business as an independent retailer selling children’s 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!
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 or phone than anywhere else.
The Black History In Stockport Project
I volunteered to be part of the Black History in Stockport project so during summer 2020. I was interviewed by Aba from the project to talk about my experiences of living in Stockport. The project was unveiled during Black History Month will provide a living archive of people in Stockport with an African or Caribbean heritage. https://blackhistoryinstockport.com/individual-profile/claire-worthington-web-designer/