A year in review by Poss Apostolou :)

I woke up today, my last day in the office in 2017, and felt compelled to reminisce about the past year. You see, from a personal point of view, 2017 has been fun. After 11 years in the Civil Service, I joined dxw in April. New faces and a different culture, but the same mission […]

Introducing… Agz

Hey. I’m Agz (Agnieszka) – developer | designer who joined dxw in July. Yes, July 😉 It was a `slightly` late blog post and now it is a late one. Which is a good thing, as I’ve been busy working on some exciting projects. And now there’s even more to write about. My background Before joining dxw, […]

Introducing our first Head of Delivery, Clare Young

Hello, I’m Clare, dxw’s first Head of Delivery 🙂 I have spent most of my career building delivery teams in the public and charity sector. I started at the Government Digital Service working with central government departments to get them prepared for the GOV.UK public beta. I loved the agile, user-centred approach to public service […]

My first three months at dxw

Thrown into the hustle and bustle at dxw from the get-go, my introductory blog post seems to have eluded me (I succeeded in avoiding it until it was mentioned to me a week ago). Fast forward three months, this is now my ‘how my three-month internship went’ blog post. (Breaking news: I have now been […]

Helping small businesses get paid on time

Small and medium-sized businesses in the UK are currently waiting for £26.3 billion in overdue payments (data from BACS). It’s a shocking statistic. Government is taking steps to address this and change the behaviour of late payers, by establishing a Small Business Commissioner – Paul Uppal. As a small business ourselves, we want to help. So […]

Proud sponsors of UK Health Camp 2017

This Saturday will see the third free Health Camp in the UK, bringing together healthcare professionals, policymakers and service managers with designers, digital specialists and technologists. The aim of UK Health Camp unconference is to make both health and care services better for everyone involved – patients, carers and health professionals across the board. The […]

How to communicate more effectively with colleagues

This summer we headed off to Birmingham to sponsor and take part in the CommsCamp unconference, where a converted warehouse played host to over 180 public sector PR, marketing and communications professionals. Throughout the day, a common theme that emerged was of the problems with internal communications in the public sector and how these can be […]

London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads

When I joined dxw in 2013, an introductory blog post wasn’t yet a thing on our onboarding checklist. It happened that my first piece of writing for the company’s blog was about the WebDevConf I attended in 2014 in Bristol. Back then, I thought that if I ever wanted to move out of London, I […]

2017 dxw annual retreat!

Retreat! (No, not that kind, come back….come baaaacccckkk!) As part of our Sisyphean task to continue to improve everything dxw, we headed off on our annual retreat at The Olde Bell in Hurley, Berks.   Whilst the surroundings were familiar to those who attended the previous year, the format of the retreat was organised this […]