Technology and software development consultancy
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Who Are Speckled Banana

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For larger projects I have a number of specialist associates that can work alongside me, however, most of the time Speckled Banana is just me, Sean Thompson.

I left my full time consultancy job in 2021 so that I could take care of some family things and scratch a bit of a travelling itch. During this time I started to get asked about doing some freelance work.

I'd already been thinking about setting up a company for working on my own ideas and side projects, so… one afternoon, whilst staring at my lunch for inspiration Speckled Banana was born!

I love using technology to solve problems and I’ve been doing it for a long while now. I set up my first website in 1998 at the age of 12, had various others throughout my teens and then started using my skills in a work capacity 18 years ago.

I’m a bit of a generalist and enjoy owning the end-to-end process, feeling just as comfortable with my head in some code as I am with my project manager hat on or providing training to a room of end-users.

My Experience

During my career I’ve led on a wide variety of projects:

I've always aimed to use the most appropriate tools for solving the problem in hand, which has led to me learning and using a large number of technologies and systems along the way.

Here’s a few things I have experience with:


  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Go
  • Visual Basic
  • C++
  • C#
  • Java


  • Vue
  • Angular
  • React
  • .NET


  • MS SQL
  • Postgres
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • Oracle

Data / BI

  • Power BI
  • Tableau
  • Qlikview
  • SPSS

Server Side

  • Node.js
  • nginx
  • Apache
  • IIS


  • Ghost
  • Wordpress
  • Strapi
  • Joomla


  • Netcall Liberty Suite
  • carenotes EPR
  • LMS - Totara, Moodle

What I Work On

I’m at a point in my career where I will only work on projects that align with my values and principles.

If you have a project that you think might be a good fit or you're a fellow freelancer that thinks we could work well together please do get in touch.

Contact Speckled Banana

You can reach us directly on:

+44 (0)208 0584946 or