Development & Delivery

Ridgeway’s Development Manager Awarded Kentico MVP

Laura Kemp
Laura Kemp
  • 11 Jan 2017

We’re delighted to announce that Matt Nield, our Development Manager, has been awarded Kentico ‘Most Valued Professional’ (MVP) status, meaning he’ll promote and support Kentico to an evangelical level and exhibit his high level of competency with the product.

Matt working at his desk

Becoming a Kentico MVP is a difficult task that requires exceptional talent with the Kentico platform, as well as enthusiasm and dedication to supporting and promoting the Kentico community.

This makes Matt just 1 of 2 Kentico MVPs in the UK, and the fifth in Europe.

What does the MVP mean? 

It means that Matt has been officially recognised by Kentico as being an engaged community advocate for Kentico, CMS, and .NET whilst working with and guiding developers. He’ll get involved in broad community engagements, and will champion the Kentico community and public community forums, demonstrating his expert knowledge and providing credible insights based on real world experience.

Despite many contributions to the Kentico community, just a handful of members have gone above and beyond to help others in the development community with their extensive knowledge and experience, which is why Matt was chosen specifically.

As a passionate .NET developer and Kentico enthusiast at Ridgeway, Matt has been working with the platform and been an active member of the Kentico DevNet community for many years whilst leading our award-winning team of Kentico developers.

What does this mean for our clients?

The award and recognition highlights the hard work and commitment of Matt to the Kentico community, but also the wider team of Kentico developers at Ridgeway who support Matt and our clients with their Kentico expertise.

The MVP Award enables Matt to gain exclusive access to all Beta programs and the Kentico product group, where he can continue to offer the very best development, recommendations, and support to all of our clients across projects.

As a Kentico Gold Partner and repeat winner of Kentico Site of the Year awards, Ridgeway is very excited to add further credibility to our abilities as an agency that produces first-class solutions. It gets the year off to a fantastic start as we continue to work on exciting projects for an impressive client portfolio.

Why Kentico? 

Matt is passionate about the tools and technologies of Kentico, .NET, and CMS communities, and is particularly enthusiastic about the ease of use and reliability compared to other CMS.

Kentico is recognised as the affordable and extendable choice for web development projects, and is the only fully integrated ASP.NET CMS, ecommerce, and online marketing platform that gives you the freedom to concentrate on creating cutting-edge websites and optimise your digital customers’ experiences fully across multiple channels.

With over 12 years on the market, and 25,000+ active websites, Kentico has had a hugely successful year, especially with its recent feature on not one, but two Gartner Magic Quadrants, naming it as both a Challenger for Web Content Management, and a Niche Player for Horizontal Portals.

What’s next?

As an MVP, Matt will be asked to speak at conferences and contribute to online discussions and forums whilst steadily producing blogs and other content to assist the development community. He will continue to promote Kentico as a great CMS, test new features, and provide feedback on the platform and offer recommendations.

Awesome work, Matt! We’re really excited to see what developments Matt makes in his new role.

Why not take a look at our Kentico expertise and some of the exciting client projects we've built using the platform?

Laura Kemp
Laura Kemp
  • 11 Jan 2017