About Freetime Webgroup

Mike Collins

My name is Mike Collins. I have been working in the website industry since 1998.  I have seen the web change from the use of HTML pages using flashy gif images as “attention getter”, to the sophisticated Content Management Systems that I employ today.

The knowledge of SEO has built up over the years, so I can ignore many techniques that SEO experts suggest should be used. I use the adage “KISS” … Keep it Simple Stupid”.  The use of Open Source Software keeps my prices keen … and that is the main reason you should use Freetime Webgroup.

I started my working career at the tender age of 15 as an apprentice in the HM Forces … REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) to be precise as a Tank / Armoured Vehicle Mechanic. I served in Germany, England, Australia, Canada, Belgium and 3 years in N Ireland.  I mainly worked on Chieftain and Challenger MBTs. I even worked on Centurion tanks with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. They had a target tank, 80 tons of metal and concrete which used to break down often. I finished my career in the Military after 21 years and 5 days (That is what my demob book said).


I moved to Scotland in 1991 and worked with the Fire Brigade as a mechanic for a year before Going to University of Abertay in Dundee. After 4 years of schooling, I achieved a 2:1 degree in Commerce.

I decided that the cold and dark of Scotland was not inspiring enough, so decided to move to Spain to continue my business.  The fact that I am in Spain will have no consequence on my client base. I am still at the end of a telephone and email. The same way I have carried out my business since 2006.

I mainly use Popular Content Management Systems, such as WordPress, the award winning software and clients find this easy to use. I am happy to give clients instruction either here in Spain or written instruction so they can update and maintain their own sites.

Harry, the Cypriot Rescue is my little helper!! Check him out on Instagram @BigHarrythePointer007

We don’t use 3rd party developers from India. All work is done in house by Freetime Webgroup.