• Satisfied clients, great results
  • Increased staff expertise
  • Software solutions

Meet Sandler

Although essentially a 'one-man band', Sandler Ltd has successfully delivered projects of all sizes to a wide range of blue-chip clients and SMEs.

Sandler Ltd is the corporate form of me, Ahmed Ilyas. I have over 11 years of experience in the computer software industry – both client and agency side – and am an accredited Microsoft Most Valued Professional.

My experience also includes:

  • Full-time employment as a Software Developer Engineer for Microsoft
  • Working with all versions of the .NET world and languages across different platforms (Win, Web and Mobile)
  • Heavy contributions to community forums, especially MSDN, earning Microsoft MVP status
  • Elite “gold achievement” contributor to the global Microsoft Developer Network forums

So you get hard-working software solutions, increased staff expertise, more satisfied clients and better results for your business.

Technical know-how, “can-do” approach

My clients say they enjoy having me on their team. I think that’s because they get not just first-class technical know-how, but also friendly service, a “can-do” approach and unswerving commitment. That’s probably why almost 80% of our work is repeat business.

I believe that quality speaks for itself when delivering software for a project for clients, which is why I am part of the ICS Dreamteam for recognition of quality, professionalism as well as having the technical know-how on the Microsoft platform and being able to deliver excellence to not only Microsoft themselves but also the valued Microsoft partners and the ICS team. Take a look at the profile

As of the year 2012, it is an honor and priviledge of being recognised and approached by Markus Egger/the team to be part of EPS Groups' CODE Consulting team.

Take a look at my short bio for CODE Consulting

ICS DreamTeam 
CODE Consulting
  • Projects

  • Smarta Logo
  • Smarta.com, the RBS/NatWest-run support platform for business owners and entrepreneurs – particularly the blog section and the background workings of the entire website.
  • River Island Logo
  • The River Island website revamp – updating it from PHP and flash to ASP.NET, MVC, SQL Server database and Silverlight, and finding a solution to their gender-specific search requirement.
  • BT Logo
  • An internel custom security solution for BT, including the new “BitLocker” security platform, rolled out to the whole organisation. Project carried out and acted as a Microsoft Qualified Vendor.
  • Ticketer
  • Assisted in development and updates for Ticketer, a nation wide bus ticketing solution built on the Microsoft platform for Window CE, along with an online portal for customers using ASP.NET MVC 2
  • Kerrang BlackXS
  • Developed the entire Kerrang BlackXS livesound/Battle of the bands competition using ASP.NET and SQL Server with an estimated 10,000 users signing up and uploading tracks on the first weekend of launch, without downtime and weekly site updates.
extremely knowledgeable... an invaluable source of Microsoft expertise

Business IT Solutions Ltd

An exceptional developer who is organised and very hard-working.

Roy Dennis, Director, Digital Gurus

Ahmed Ilyas is an extremely competent and knowledgeable Microsoft developer.

Steve Barker, Director, Business IT Solutions Limited