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Martin Bridgman

Developer, designer, illustrator and owner: Bolshie Pig

Database Manager, Spatial analyst: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

I work full time as a database manager and spatial analyst at the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government. In my spare time I have been learning web development linked particularly to back-end databases such as MySQL for the last six months. It is my intention for this to add an additional dimension to my specialist GIS and database skills, making them more accessible and marketable. I am planning on taking this forward by establishing my own business under the names of Bolshie Pig.

Formal education

Date: School/College/University: Attainment:
1974 - 1981 Beal Grammar School for Boys 11 GCE O levels, 2 GCE A levels
1988 - 1990 Volkshochschule, Duisburg, Germany Goethe-Zertifikat B1 (CEFR B1 German language)
1994 - 1998 South Bank University London BA(Hons)Town Planning Studies (Second Class 1st division)
Young's distinction Prize
PG Dip Town Planning

Work experience

Dates: Job title:
June 2004 - date Database manager, Spatial analyst: Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, London
Dates: Job title:
June 1999 - June 2004 Statistical and spatial analyst assistant, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, London
1998 - 1999 Digital Printing contractor, Excalibur business group, London
1994 -1998 Student: South Bank University, London
Chair: Labour Students Society (1995 - 1998)
1990 - 1994 Digital Printing contractor, Excalibur business group, London
1990 Building site labourer(arbeitserfahrung) Dressler Bau Gmbh, Aschaffenburg, Germany
1988 - 1990 Warehouse labourer, UPS shipping and logistics, Wesel, Germany
1987 - 1988 Digital Printing manager, Williams Lea facilities management, London
1985 - 1987 Digital printing supervisor, Morgan Stanley, London
1981 - 1985 Clerical Officer, Department for Health and Social Security, Romford, Essex
Sub-Branch Secretary, Civil and Public Services Association (CPSA)(1982 - 1984)


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