TreeVue founding member's working relationship stretches back over 10 years, with Ryan Aldred and his chief software architect Andy Macdonald providing a range of bespoke services and applications into fellow TreeVue director Angus Whyte's successful law firm, Land Law LLP. This has included a broad range of technologies and solutions from secure document exchange and integrated billing to time management and management reporting.
Ryan and Andy have also worked together on a number of other products and services across both private and public sectors, including debt management workflow (Insolvency Practitioners) and data warehousing / key metric reporting (NHS).
MEET THE TEAM
A versatile infrastructure and TOGAF certified enterprise architect with a proven record of delivery across a variety of projects, technologies and market sectors. An accomplished professional in the definition, design and implementation of large infrastructure and application transformation programmes, holding lead architect roles for some of the UK’s largest organisations, including IBM, Lloyd’s Banking Group, NHS, Royal Sun Alliance and Rolls Royce.
Ryan has a background in data-centre migration, server virtualisation and application development and transformation, as well as experience in new and emerging markets and technologies, including recent cloud initiatives and the move towards more dynamic software-as-a-service (SaaS) driven architectures.
In addition to major infrastructure programmes, Ryan has worked with a number of small and medium sized companies in the design and implementation of both COTS and bespoke applications, many of which now underpin the day-to-day operations within associated client organisations.
Outside of his working day you will find Ryan half way up a mountain following his passion to become the next Tour de France novice entrant.
Andy is a C# developer with over 20 years’ experience in software development lifecycle. He has a wealth of experience across a broad range of technologies and techniques, working as both freelance and in-house developer for clients such as the NHS, Alfa Romeo and Capita. This client list also includes Land Law LLP. Andy was responsible for developing an early version of the document collaboration platform triggering many ideas now adopted by TreeVue.com.
Andy is highly regarded by his peer group as a specialist .net developer. He meets at Tribal and other developer groups and forums and delivers seminars as a guest speaker, recently including sessions on CQRS / event sourcing at the DDDNorth conference in Leeds. When not participation in the forums he can be found lurking around coffee stands sipping on Kool-Aid that is the .net ecosystem.
Angus was educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School and after a short spell as an officer in the Royal Artillery studied law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He worked for six years at magic circle firm Freshfields specialising in commercial property and then spent six years in Manchester with Addleshaws, becoming a partner there. He then set up niche commercial property firm Land Law LLP over 16 years ago.
Land Law has become one of the leading North West property law firms with an excellent reputation and team of senior lawyers with a first class client base. Angus is recognised in legal publications as a leading individual amongst NW lawyers in his field.
A consistent feature of Land Law has been its adaptation and use of information technology within the business. Clients are able to view in real time all activity with their files – the client sees what the lawyer sees. The firm hosts data on significant property portfolio’s and utilises the TreeVue platform for this purpose.
Furthermore Angus remains keen on playing any sport and is Chairman of the Governors at Bowdon Preparatory School close to where he lives.