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At our core are our team leaders Matt and Kate Knighton. We work from our home office in Parkes NSW.

Our extended team is compromised of remote workers all over the world. It consists of web developers, designers, and content writers who fell in love with WordPress. In particular, we love Divi Builder by Elegant Themes and  Gutenberg because it allows us to deliver great results to our customers in a short amount of time.

We began building our own custom moduleschild themes, and Divi plugins to allow us to do more with the Divi Builder and WordPress. All of these we use on our own client websites. In the true spirit of GPL, we released all our various products.

We are also a full-service Web Design Agency. To learn more about our website, SEO, Zoho, and digital coaching services – and how we can help your business – please check out What We Do.

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Matt and Kate – the founders of MRK WP

Matt and Kate – the founders of MRK WP

First time meeting Ronnie - Uganda
First time meeting Ronnie – Uganda

MRK WP Africa

Our African story started with Matt’s visit to Uganda and Rwanda in 2019.

During one of Matt’s 360 photoshoots, he met with some guys at the location where he was doing his shoot.

A conversation developed, and business cards were exchanged. A week or so later another meeting was scheduled, discussing possible collaborations on different ventures and ideas.

Ronnie, our Africa regional head for MRK WP, was part of that meeting. Fast forward, we have teams in Uganda, Rwanda as well as Nigeria.

Thanks for visiting!

First time meeting Ronnie - Uganda

First time meeting Ronnie – Uganda

Meet the Team

Our team has both the technical skills and the experience to deliver a great online solution for your business. Get in touch with us today to discuss your digital requirements!

Matt Knighton
Matthew, Co-Founder

I am an Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, Speaker, Software Developer, Business Analyst and Founder of multiple IT companies.

I have over 24 years experience in software development, during which time I have worked as a business analyst for some of the world’s largest banks and communications organisations.

I specialise in maximising the value that businesses can get from their IT. I’m also really interested in making great websites, SEO, virtual reality, video production and online education.

Kate Knighton - Support Engineer
Kate, Co-Founder

Hi there! I have the experience of being a teacher, business administrator, stock trading assistant, farm hand, and a web designer! And I’m still happily doing the last one.

Working online gives me the freedom to enjoy the work-life and country lifestyle that I love.

Ronnie, Regional Head, MRKWP Africa.
Ronnie, Regional Head Africa

I’m an IT enthusiast, interested in all things tech! Am also an entrepreneur and Co-founder of Ubuturo International, a Proptech startup.

My day-to-day lies within WordPress, SEO, and content writing. The creativity, pursuit of excellence and work culture at MRK enriches my work days!

In my past time, I enjoy exercising, catching up on tech subscriptions and the Word. I live in beautiful Kigali, Rwanda.

Julius, WordPress Administrator
Julius, WordPress Admin

I am an aspiring WordPress Developer and a software engineering graduate. I have experience in web design, content creation, and SEO in WordPress.

Being at MRK has given me a chance to interact with a more experienced and diverse team in the digital marketing industry, greatly improving both my technical and soft skills.

As an IT enthusiast, my passion led me to found TechRafiki – a tech media startup that covers tech stories in Africa.

I spend most of my free time listening to music, tech podcasts, and doing sports activities.

Some of our certifications

Amongst our many skills, we are also certified Google professionals – AdWords, Analytics, Mobiles Sites and Street View. We are also certified with YOAST Academy – the experts in WordPress SEO. All to help YOU get the most out of your online business!

Google Analytics Certified
Google Mobile Sites Certified
Google AdWords Certified
Google Trusted Photographer
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Yoast Basic SEO Certified
Yoast technical seo 1 certified
Yoast Site Structure certified

Recent Blog Posts

Don’t want to miss any of the great stuff that happens around the web? Then be sure to check out our latest news!

How can we help you today?

No matter your type or size business, our mission is to help you succeed online. Our team can help you to achieve better ranking in Google and reach a new audience of customers.