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We had a blast!

Last weekend we took part in one of the most colourful events of the year – Dr Kershaw’s Hospice Colour Blast Run!! A group of 13 us ran (or walked) around Alexandra Park on Sunday, while being blasted with colourful powdered paint. Dr Kershaw’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for adults with non-curable, life-limiting illnesses…

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Double Whammy

Thursday 13th September was a busy day here as we celebrated Programmers Day and our 18th birthday. It’s a huge achievement for a software company to be standing for 18 years. Statistics show on average 6 years is a life expectancy for a software company. Technically, we are now legal to drink, so here’s to…

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Game on for Webbie Netball!!

Slices of oranges laid out, bottles of water at the ready and a group of excitable staff. Finally, the day had arrived where, in teams, we would go head-to-head in a game of netball at Oldham Leisure Centre. For those who don’t know, warming up is one of the most important parts of exercising to…

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The Industrial Placement Experience

Every year, we take on paid industrial placement students for 12 months between the penultimate and final years of their undergraduate degrees. We look for Software Engineers that are passionate about learning and spreading knowledge, and whilst working here will cover responsibilities across the entire software development cycle. An industrial placement with us sets you…

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We Celebrate International Youth Day 2018

Established in 1999 by the United Nations (UN), Sunday 12th August was International Youth Day 2018. Occurring annually, it raises issues relating to young people and celebrates successes of people aged 10 to 24 around the world. This year’s theme, ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’, places emphasis on providing young people safe areas where they can…

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Oldham Coliseum Presentation Training Day

We are provided with a myriad of opportunities here, from a free breakfast to regular training days. My first training day, hosted at Oldham Coliseum, covered the art of giving presentations; something I knew I would learn immensely from. Feelings of excitement and nerves bubbled amongst myself and my collegues. Francesca and Ben, our leaders,…

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Imposter Syndrome and Mental Health

We are continuously focusing on improving the wellbeing of our employees, both mentally and physically. We are looking to make a positive change through the way we talk and act about mental health, which is why we invited Gavin Elliott along to the office to give an insightful talk on Imposter Syndrome. For those of…

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SQL Server and GDPR: How to Protect Your Data

SQL Server … GDPR … one of these is my favourite thing to blog about … the other is GDPR. Fortunately, this blog isn’t about GDPR! It’s about SQL Server, or more specifically, how to secure your data in SQL Server. However, if you care about GDPR (and let’s face it, we’re constantly told we…

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Community Commitment Gold Award

We’ve had a great few months with award wins and shortlists. Last week, we headed down to London to attend the International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards, where we picked up the Community Commitment Gold Award. The International CSR Excellence Awards are all about recognising companies that have a heart and go above and…

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Craig Dean’s Big Chip Leadership Award Win

We’re extremely pleased to announce that our Chief Executive, Craig Dean, has received the Leadership Award at this year’s Big Chip Awards. This accolade goes to an individual who has shown exceptional, positive leadership and a commitment to the wellbeing of their company. Big Chip is now in its 20th year and is the UK’s…

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