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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 …

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…

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 ag…

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; somethin…

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, wh…

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 …

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 …

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 except…

Manchester Girl Geeks BarCamp 2018

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 …

Welcome Back, Ned and Aubrey!

The arrival of our placement students each summer is a high point in our calendar. Each year, summer interns join us for eight weeks and industrial placement students for a year, with the possibility …

The Benefits of Giving Back to the Community

A core tenant of the company ethos is to have a positive impact in our community, and we’ve found that one of the most effective ways to do that is to invest in the future. Since young people are th…

Problem Solving and Personal Development Time

Behind one of the director’s desks in the dev office is an overcrowded white wall that has, among other things, a list of projects that developers can choose to work on as part of their Personal Dev…