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Rebecca Lawton

Executive Assistant

Known mostly in the office for her weird obsession with cheese, Rebecca is the Executive Assistant at Web Applications UK. She enjoys learning something new, and has a love for unicorns and pizza.

Why We’re Focusing on Mental Health

  Mental health illnesses have always been there. We’ve either experienced them, or we know somebody who has. And if you have a close friend or relative who has suffered, you begin to understand the importance of mental health and raising awareness. This #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, let’s all try to be more open about our mental wellbeing….

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Let’s Focus on Stress

April was stress awareness month, so we took the time to try and make Web Apps as stress-free as possible for our Webbies, whether this be with our wonderful dogs, Bea & Bo, a pool tournament – congratulations to the Falcon group who won our first ever group competition – or even sending out information…

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We’re Heading to StudentHack!

We had such a great time last year at StudentHack, that we’re sponsoring the event again this year – and this time, we’ll be head-judging best in show. StudentHack is a 24-hour hackathon taking place over 28th-29th April 2018, and we’re excited to see teams come together and make great ideas come to life.  …

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See You at Leeds Hack!

This year we’ll be heading to Leeds Hack, a 24-hour hackathon taking place over 21st-22nd April 2018 with our friends at Hac100. We’re extremely excited for the event, as it’s our first hackathon in Leeds – and hackathons organised by Hac100 are always on top form. We’ll be sponsoring best in show, so put your…

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Raising Awareness for World Bipolar Day

Today is World Bipolar Day, so we’re raising awareness for another serious mental health condition, and talking about the facts and figures so you can help yourself or others around you. Bipolar disorder has a significant impact on your mood, which can range from euphoric to depressive. The condition used to be referred to as…

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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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We’re Socking it to Eating Disorders

It’s 2018, and mental health is seemingly still a taboo subject. As a company that constantly looks to make positive change, we’re trying to improve mental health in the workplace. The reason we’re helping to raise awareness for eating disorders this week, is because like other mental health problems, the signs and symptoms often aren’t easy…

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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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Turn that Frown into Something Cheesy and Round

So here we are, Blue Monday. A day claiming to be the most depressing day of the year. An amalgamation of weather, accumulation of debt, time since Christmas, failure of New Year’s resolutions and low motivational levels producing this supposedly dismal date. But how do you tackle a day “scientifically” proven to be so dejecting?…

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Silver Accreditation from Investors in People

After a rigorous assessment process, we’re pleased to announce that we have received a silver accreditation from Investors in People, a standard for people management. This award proves how our people are actively engaged in ensuring the consistency of the principles and practices covered in the Investors in People standard. Our mission remains to positively…

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