Mark Bond

Technical Director
Mark Bond

Mark Bond

Technical Director
As a Technical Director of IceStar Media, Mark has <strong>designed, developed and project managed a diverse portfolio of business-critical technology solutions for high profile clients from a wide range of public and private industry sectors</strong>. Mark has applied over 25 years of IT expertise to work with clients to develop and implement bespoke database systems, eCommerce and stock control applications and custom-built technology solutions for clients with bespoke business requirements. Mark is highly experienced in Magento, WordPress and WooCommerce eCommerce system installations and development. Mark has also provided IT consultancy and project management services to several large UK organisations. Mark graduated from Essex University with a BSc. (Hons) degree in Computer Science in 1995, has set-up and managed an IT help desk system for The Open University library, and attained professional qualifications in Solaris administration and Crystal Reports. Mark is a real foodie and likes to try out and adapt recipes, and his specialities include various cakes and breads, and his secret chicken doner kebab formula has delighted many a guest over the years! He is also an avid reader and a keen cyclist. Mark has provided hours of technology and systems advice to many local businesses and will go out of his way to research the latest IT practices and protocols to offer clients comprehensive options that best suit their requirements. “<em>I have worked with Mark Bond from IceStar Media for over a year and a half and cannot recommend him highly enough. Some developers talk – Mark delivers! He leverages his extensive technical knowledge in conjunction with years of practical programming and general business experience working on a diverse range of projects across many business types and industries to help you achieve your goals as a business. For example, he brings clarity to a project’s early stages when vague ideas and possibilities are abundant and genuine solutions in short supply. He has the confidence to challenge the status quo throughout the project lifecycle and the requisite skills and experience to back it up with innovative, effective and more efficient alternatives. I also always appreciate how he is able to patiently explain highly technical concepts in a way that makes complete sense to a layperson.  In short, Mark is a professional who offers a lot more than you might expect and delivers on his commitments. I would definitely choose to work with him again.</em>” <strong>Hugh Howard, Senior Research Specialist at SBD</strong>

Seran Bond

Creative Director
Seran Bond

Seran Bond

Creative Director
Seran graduated from City University, London, with a BSc. (Hons) degree in Management and Systems in 1996, specialising in Marketing Communications and Strategy and European Business Culture.  After graduating Seran joined Pearson Education as a Database Executive and her career rapidly expanded into the fields of website design and web development and content management. After working in the City of London for an IT and Telecoms consultancy as a Web Content Manager and then as an IT Project Manager for The Open University, Seran set up the company in 2002 and today IceStar Media Ltd. serves a diverse range of businesses from many different industry sectors. Seran is very proud of the reputation IceStar Media has gained over the years and she has over <strong>23 years of expertise in the design and delivery of database and web-based business systems, web content management and project management</strong>. Seran is extremely passionate about delivering quality customer service and website solutions to IceStar Media’s clients and is equally driven when it comes to injecting her creativity and enthusiasm for success into every project, irrelevant of size or value. Seran is also the (very!) proud mum of an 11-year-old, has attained a professional certification from Capel Manor College in the foundation level Principles of Garden Design, loves animals, wildlife, nature, photography, ancient history and architecture, sport, is a big fan of good food, and no matter what the weather throws at her will get her trainers on and go for a run along the local rivers and parks in Grantham, and thoroughly enjoys motivating people to get active and take care of their health. <img class="alignnone wp-image-20887 " src="https://www.icestarmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/IMG_1669-768x1024.jpg" alt="Motivation" width="574" height="766" /> She has also been invited into schools to assist classes with blogging lessons and highlight and emphasize the importance of online safety for children, a subject Seran is extremely passionate about. “<em>I first met Seran at a Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce networking event back in 2007 when I was working for St John Ambulance. Back then, I hired Seran and IceStar Media to build an intranet site, which was a great success. I value Seran’s opinion and have found her to be completely trustworthy, professional, knowledgeable, friendly and above all dedicated and committed to delivering against the brief set. Therefore, I can say confidently that I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for assistance with web development.</em> ” <strong>Jackie Eade, Retail Project Manager</strong>