About us

Our online experience began back in 1995, when Mike Baddeley started Wired Internet Group in Christchurch. Mike had a successful history running traditional businesses, and saw the web as an entirely new marketing tool. From the beginning, he has concentrated on making the web work for business.

Today Wired believes that business success on the web is driven by the user’s experience. This means that your site must meet your customers’ needs, and the journey in delivering it must be as painless as possible. So, in addition to our proven web tools, we also offer a range of services aimed at helping our clients to understand website users’ needs.

Mike and the team are passionate about ensuring a high Return on Investment (ROI), providing useful management information and making sure that communication is regular and practical.

User experience, customer relationships, attention to detail and easy-to-use functionality remain the cornerstones of our business.

To put it simply: “We build websites that work.”

Our strategic partners

Since 1995 we have been building strong relationships with people we trust and enjoy working with in some of New Zealand’s leading IT organisations. This supplements our core web business skills with the strengths of others to better meet your business requirements.

Wired’s strategic partners include:

Meet the team

Michael Baddeley

Michael Baddeley (Mike)

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mike started the business 20 years ago, having recognised the power of the internet as a marketing tool. With a solid family background in business and retail, he has a very good understanding of how to use the web for business. He is in charge of marketing and internet consultancy. Mike’s key roles are designing web strategies through consultation with clients, and managing the development process.

QUALIFICATION:
Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Economics (University of Otago)

Nickalaus Clark

Nickalaus Clark (Nick)

LEAD DEVELOPER

Nick’s focus is on developing new products and solutions, with a bit of project management thrown in. As part of this Nick, examines client requirements and suggests possible solutions. He works closely with the client until a satisfactory outcome is achieved, whether involving existing tools or creating new ones.

QUALIFICATION:
Bachelor of Business Computing (CPIT)

Cook Eum

Cook Eum

SENIOR WEB DEVELOPER

Cook has been a senior developer at Wired for quite a few years now, and has worked on many of our most significant website and application development projects in that time.

QUALIFICATION:
Bachelor of Commerce in Computer Science and Information Technology (University of Canterbury)

Miles Macfarlane

Miles Macfarlane

DEVELOPER

Miles began making shopping websites and client-edited content systems in 2000. He started with a large company in 2002, developing content management, data entry and reporting systems for their intranet. In 2008 he moved to Wired as a developer of database-driven websites and intranet systems.

QUALIFICATION:
Diploma of Computer Engineering (Avonmore)

Jacky Ho

Jacky Ho

DEVELOPER

Jacky has been working in the Web industry since 2002 and is the lead developer of WiredMail and other internal development projects.

QUALIFICATION:
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (University of Canterbury).

Shyam Gopal

Shyam Gopal

DEVELOPER

Shyam joined Wired’s development team to help our expanding development of building custom websites in PHP and MySQL.

QUALIFICATION:
Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies (CPIT/Ara)
Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication engineering

Shyam Gopal

Joseph Wilson

DEVELOPER

Joseph is full stack Web Developer with 3+ years’ of experience in ASP.NET, MVC and SQL. Since joining the team he has also become proficient in WordPress, making him a great asset.

QUALIFICATION:
Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies (CPIT/ARA)
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

Stuart Webb

Stuart Webb (Stu)

LEAD WEB DESIGNER

Stu has been with Wired for since the mid 2000s. He is a very skilled interface designer and website builder, creating HTML and CSS designs that maximise the user experience while connecting the site with underlying databases and complex information structures.

QUALIFICATION:
Diploma in Digital Design (CPIT).

Sam Pryor

Sam Pryor

WEB DESIGNER

Sam’s primary role is design, build, content management, web analytics, SEO and HTML newsletters. Sam is a skilled animator, and has a background in print and web design, and large format imagery.

QUALIFICATION:
Diploma of Multimedia (Natcoll)
Diploma of Graphic Design (Natcoll)
Graduate Diploma in 3D and Animation (CPIT)

Kitty Nicol

Kitty Nicol

WEB DESIGNER

Kitty is a talented web designer and our resident WordPress specialist. She also works with building sites using the Magento e-commerce platform.

QUALIFICATION:
Diploma of Graphic Design (Natcoll)
Bachelor of Visual Communication (CPIT)

Paul Tougas

Paul Tougas

Client Services Lead

Paul is a “customer first” web development professional. His entrepreneurial experience lends itself to translating business requirements into technical specifications. Open and easy going, Paul is in charge of ensuring clients are happy with their Wired experience.

QUALIFICATION:
Bachelor of Business Economics and Information Technology (University of Portsmouth, UK)