Dinner with Dean

Jack Simpson

Head of Marketing and Communications

Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.

Over recent years, Web Applications UK has grown remarkably, and current figures state we are around 90 people strong. As the Webbie family gets bigger, new faces are aplenty around the office. To remain a close team, we have introduced a monthly meal with our Chief Executive, Craig Dean.

For the first one, Craig took a bunch of us to Fresca, an Italian restaurant in Delph on Tuesday 15th January. Industrial placement Software Engineers Dalli Bagdi and Ethan French were the chosen ones, along with PA Keeley Singleton and myself – any excuse for a free meal!

The food was delicious and conversation was flowing throughout. During the evening we talked about everything from life at Web Apps and Microsoft certification exams, to Star Wars and The West Wing. Craig told us stories of his travels and we found common ground on the hilarity of Family Guy.

With Webbies going away knowing Craig much more, the evening ensured he’s not seen as a scary boss, but the approachable leader that he is. At the same time, Craig feels closer to his team and is already looking forward to next month’s meal!