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 It was around Christmas 1996 when Stephen spoke to me about the company he was starting to do freelance work for. He was very worried that the Managing Director could have been "a dodgy geezer".  It was around Christmas 1996 when Stephen spoke to me about the company he was starting to do freelance work for. He was very worried that the Managing Director could have been "a dodgy geezer".
      
-I was still working for the BBC, which was where I first met Stephen, but by that time I had requested to take the voluntary redundancy which had been offered to much of the News picture editing department ? I thought that 11 years with one employer was enough and I wanted to do something else for a change. +I was still working for the BBC, which was where I first met Stephen, but by that time I had requested to take the voluntary redundancy which had been offered to much of the News picture editing department? I thought that 11 years with one employer was enough and I wanted to do something else for a change.
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 At the end of September 1998 Clockwork Web had to move out of the parent companies offices, as they were about to be knocked down. This meant that we had to stand on our own two feet. After a long look we found an office in Fulham and, via a short stay in temporary accommodation, we moved in to the new office. We had nice desks, new servers and a lock on our door.  At the end of September 1998 Clockwork Web had to move out of the parent companies offices, as they were about to be knocked down. This meant that we had to stand on our own two feet. After a long look we found an office in Fulham and, via a short stay in temporary accommodation, we moved in to the new office. We had nice desks, new servers and a lock on our door.
      
-Clockwork Web started to grow and started to supply services to some large companies. We were approached by Cable and Wireless to resell their ecommerce platform, Open Market's Transact. We resold that platform to, for instance, Dun & Bradstreet. This helped Dun & Bradstreet to start selling their excellent company search information online through the LineOne (now Tiscali) portal and Clockwork Web got a small portion of their profits. We were building web sites for Carlton Plc, Electronics Boutique, the BBC, and we even rebuilt Demon Internet?s web site. +Clockwork Web started to grow and started to supply services to some large companies. We were approached by Cable and Wireless to resell their ecommerce platform, Open Market's Transact. We resold that platform to, for instance, Dun & Bradstreet. This helped Dun & Bradstreet to start selling their excellent company search information online through the LineOne (now Tiscali) portal and Clockwork Web got a small portion of their profits. We were building web sites for Carlton Plc, Electronics Boutique, the BBC, and we even rebuilt Demon Internet's web site.
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-In 2000 some really large jobs came in and Clockwork Web started to specalise. We bought in expensive programmers, the best people in Allaire's ColdFusion Spectra, and we started to be contracted to build parts of sites for such as Yorkshire Electricity, B Sky B and LineOne (now Tiscali). Clockwork Web grew to, at the peek, 45 people working in two offices in Fulham and in teams working on clients premises. +In 2000 some really large jobs came in and Clockwork Web started to specialise. We bought in expensive programmers, the best people in Allaire's ColdFusion Spectra, and we started to be contracted to build parts of sites for such as Yorkshire Electricity, B Sky B and LineOne (now Tiscali). Clockwork Web grew to, at the peak, 45 people working in two offices in Fulham and in teams working on client?s premises.
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 But it was not to be. I think that some people were just too tired to continue, and the company went into liquidation. After all of the hard work we had put into Clockwork Web, it was heart breaking to have to move as many of the clients away as we could and shut down the servers.  But it was not to be. I think that some people were just too tired to continue, and the company went into liquidation. After all of the hard work we had put into Clockwork Web, it was heart breaking to have to move as many of the clients away as we could and shut down the servers.
      
-The last day there were two of us in the office and all we did was to shut down the servers and wipe their hard disks. It was very very sad. +The last day there were two of us in the office and all we did was to shut down the servers and wipe their hard disks. It was very very sad.


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