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.

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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The 2017 Webbie Awards

Each year, we have the opportunity to nominate and vote for our colleagues in the prestigious and highly contested Webbie Awards. With the winners announced at the Christmas party, the awards are a great chance to recognise everybody’s hard work and reward those that have done an especially good job. This year’s awards ceremony also allowed us…

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Change Management Training with the Hallé Orchestra

We take learning and development very seriously. This year, we were proud to receive the Princess Royal Training Award in recognition of our in-house training programme for industrial placement students. In addition, our software engineers attend and run development sessions every Friday afternoon, and members of all teams have the opportunity to attend conferences and…

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Careers Fairs

Over the next few months, we will be attending a number of careers events. These are great opportunities for us to meet future developers in our community and to speak to them about why they should consider a career at Web Apps. The events are also a good chance for students to find out more…

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Getting Oldham’s Digital Perspective

This year our Chief Executive, Craig Dean, joined the Oldham Economy and Skills Partnership (OESP) alongside Jo Taylor of Capita Translation & Interpreting and Andy Powell of Hack Oldham. The OESP, convened by Oldham Council, aims to improve the relationship between policymakers and local businesses. Business leaders from each sector have been engaged to ensure…

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Why We Should Never Stop Learning

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There are plenty of blog posts and articles out there about why we should never stop learning. Most of them include variations on a quote usually attributed to Albert Einstein that equates ceasing to learn with dying. These posts take the form of listicles and claim that we should learn because it keeps us healthy and…

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