Tall Projects is owned and managed by Edward Kay. I am an experienced project manager with a first-class MEng degree in Computer Science.
I have over 15 years’ experience in delivering real business value through digital projects and operational processes. Several projects I’ve managed have gone on to win awards.
This means I’m well placed to help your business succeed.
Buy Any Part
Buy Any Part is a marketplace for spare parts. Chris Hansen (founder) asked Tall Projects to review their digital platform as they were having problems scaling the product base. It was quickly apparent the technical implementation wasn’t fit for purpose.
- reviewed the business model to identify the real requirements (and some operational improvements)
- scoped a new technical approach to meet these requirements
- sourced the development skills needed
- built and relaunched the Buy Any Part marketplace.
Buy Any Part now has the technology needed to run their business. The site offers over 300,000 parts for sale, along with automated operations for payments, order fulfilment and inventory management.
I continue to work closely with Buy Any Part providing stategic – yet practical – technical direction.
Before starting Tall Projects in 2014, I was Head of Production at Torchbox, an award-winning digital agency. It was here I found my passion for digital project management and process improvement. I pioneered a process of incremental change that trebled the revenue per developer while fostering a culture of genuine collaboration.
University of Oxford
I project managed the redevelopment of the main University of Oxford website, which launched successfully in April 2014. See the Drupal case study for more details of this high-profile Torchbox project.
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading charity for children with cancer.
I was responsible for the CLIC Sargent website redevelopment project at Torchbox from start to finish. This included user research, scoping the build project, technical strategy, managing the design and development phases and handling the launch.
WWF needed a redesign of their UK adoptions and donations site, which provides an important income stream for this charity. I led the project at Torchbox that completely redesigned the user journey, making it easier to adopt an animal or make a simple donation. The redesign also improved the site’s look and feel.
The outcome: donations income doubled and the site won a Third Sector Excellence Award.
I spent five years as a developer for chemistry consumables distributor SMI-LabHut. My work included the design, custom development and optimisation of international e-commerce platforms and customer management systems. This gave SMI-LabHut considerable competitive advantage resulting in substantial business growth, recognised by the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2009.
MEng in Computer Systems
I have a first-class MEng Computer Systems Engineering degree from the University of Bristol. This ensures I fully understand the technical details of any project, setting me apart from many other digital project managers.
Why ‘Tall Projects’?
The name came to me where I do my best thinking: out on a run. There are natural links to the large, complex projects I’ve successfully delivered and to me – I’m 6’ 7”.