With a background as one of the original five Joomla developers, Phil Taylor decided to relocate his business, Blue Flame Digital Solutions Limited, to Jersey to benefit from the Island’s pro-business environment, access to high-speed internet and a stable, supportive government.
Blue Flame Digital Solutions provides guru-level consultancy on PHP development, server management and cloud application infrastructure. One of its three core services is the triple award winning myJoomla, a niche content management system that powers nearly 3% of global websites.
“The stability and responsiveness of Jersey’s Government and Digital Jersey played a big part in my decision to relocate. The Smart Island Plan, Digital Policy Framework and Cyber Security Strategy, are all examples of an enthusiasm on-island to develop the tech sector in a way Blue Flame Digital Solutions will benefit from; I am hopeful that the increased number of people skilled in coding and cyber security because of these projects will support the company’s expansion. As our work relies on connectivity, Jersey’s fast internet connection is another real bonus that other jurisdictions can't offer”.
Having now relocated to Jersey, Phil’s company is based in the Digital Jersey Hub as a Small Business Member.
“Understanding what exactly is required and who to talk to when relocating can be overwhelming, so having someone from Digital Jersey to provide me with guidance was invaluable. The desk space in the Hub has also been ideal in having a collaborative area to work from within Jersey’s digital community, surrounded by other tech enthusiasts”
Phil’s previous involvement in charitable organisations such as Comic Relief, have led him to take advantage of his skills as a qualified commercial airplane pilot by supporting the charity Helping Wings. A lump sum of Blue Flame Digital Solutions’ profits will be donated to the charity, but he is also offering his time to provide the disabled and disadvantaged with the experience and excitement and of flying.
“Helping Wings does such brilliant work offering local disabled and disadvantaged people the opportunity to fly, which with Jersey’s idyllic scenery is a breathtaking experience. As flying is one of my passions it seemed like the perfect fit to align by business with the charity and give something back”.