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Emily Trafford

Emily Trafford

Communications Assistant

Emily enjoys reading, baking and listening to podcasts. Other interests include urban walks and Instagram accounts run by dogs.

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 beyond…

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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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Manchester Girl Geeks BarCamp 2018

BarCamp

This year, we’re delighted to be sponsoring Manchester Girl Geeks (MGG). Founded in 2008 as part of the Girl Geek Dinners movement, MGG is a not-for-profit group that organises events for women and girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The Girl Geeks movement began when one woman grew frustrated about being one…

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Welcome Back, Aubrey and Ned!

The arrival of our placement students each summer is a high point in the Webbie calendar. Each year, summer interns join us for eight weeks and industrial placement students for a year, with the possibility of a job to return to once they have finished the final year of their degree. Ned and Aubrey joined…

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Leeds Hack and Student Hack VI in Review

April was a bumper month for the North’s hacking scene. We had the pleasure of sponsoring the best in show prizes at both Leeds Hack and Student Hack VI, with our Chief Exec. Craig Dean taking on the responsibilities of head judge. Leeds Hack was our first ever hackathon outside of Manchester, and it certainly…

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Diversity and the IT Industry

The lack of diversity in the tech industry isn’t a new problem. The reasons behind it are regularly debated, and include issues such workplace culture, discrimination and who exists in the pool of qualified candidates (and who doesn’t). Yet in recent years, the conversation has evolved, and it’s now a regular feature of tech conference…

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In Praise of the Raspberry Pi

We love the Raspberry Pi. This small, single-board computer roughly the size of a credit card may not look impressive at first sight, but its value in demystifying the world of computer programming cannot be underestimated. The best thing – particularly for me – is that you don’t need to be a software engineer to…

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Training the Trainer

Our company culture has a strong emphasis on learning in all its forms. For this reason, everyone in the company attends training sessions to improve their skills. As much of this training is in-house, we all need to be prepared to deliver training to our peers. Earlier this month, we invited an instructor from The…

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Business vs. Company

We regularly visit local universities to give guest lectures and run workshops on everything from getting a career in IT to what makes for good digital innovation. At the end of last year, we headed to the University of Salford, where our Chief Exec Craig delivered a lecture to Business and Finance students on the…

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A Sirius-ly Good Webbie Christmas!

The Christmas party is the biggest event in our social calendar. This year, we were lucky enough to secure a truly iconic venue – Manchester town hall – before it closes for six years for a £330m refurbishment project. Walking up the grand staircase to the drinks reception area with its bee mosaic floor, we…

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