This is the start of my Blog

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog. This is the start of my blogging career and I am quite looking forward to it.

I hope to share with you useful information that I discover through my day to day activities as an IT consultant. I frequently use internet searches to find solutions to tricky problems and find it an invaluable resource. Therefore I would like to contribute my experiences and expertise where I can, through this blog.

A little about myself:
I am currently based in the centre of Bristol, UK. I have been here for over 10 years now. I first moved to Bristol in 1998 when I started my Masters degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol. Towards the end of my university career I started to work closely with a friend of mine, Chris Falconer, doing small development projects in classic ASP and ASP.NET as soon as it was launched. When we both graduated in 2002, we formed a company called Size13 Solutions.

In 2004 Size13 Solutions merged with another Bristol based company called SpiderYarn and SpiderGroup was formed.

In September 2008 I parted ways with the 3 other directors of SpiderGroup and formed my own company, BN Information Security. I now focus on IT Consultancy, specialising in Microsoft solutions. Please visit my new company website A good friend of mine has been working on this site for me. Many thanks to Derek Marshall of Threetrees.

I hope you will keep an eye out for future blog posts and make any comments you feel appropriate . I appreciate all and any feedback.

Best Regards,

Ben Nichols