Hello, I'm Alex Hartley

I’m a web developer from Manchester UK. I use various technologies to do this but prefer ruby on rails whenever possible.

My current full time job is working for Kane International Ltd, the leading manufacturer of flue gas analysers in the UK, where I build and maintain the kane.co.uk web app, plus a number of internal systems.


In my spare time I'm part owner of Elephant Branded. We sell ethically made, recycled bags and related products. For each one we sell we give one ergonomically designed school bag and kit to a child in Africa or Asia.

We've been named one of the 25 most ethical businesses in the UK by The Independent, have sold through John Lewis and featured in many publications including the Sunday Times and The Guardian. If you'd like, you can find out more about us here.