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Introducing Marianne, our first User Researcher in the North

Hi, I’m Marianne, the first User Researcher to join the dxw digital Leeds office. Having recently returned from maternity leave I’m super excited (and a bit nervous) to get stuck into some projects up here! This is my first role in the public sector, but I’ve been working to improve products and services for people […]

Looking ahead to 2019

dxw digital achieved some big milestones in 2018. We’re now 10 years old and for the first time, the team is well over 50 people. We’ve expanded our strategic offer so we not only research and develop great services but also make sure organisations create an environment for them to succeed. In 2019, we’ll continue […]

UkGovCamp 2019

UKGovCamp is back this weekend and we’re very pleased to be sponsoring it again. Taking place at the Ministry of Justice, UKGovCamp is probably the most well known UK government unconference. Bringing together people from across central and local government, supporting companies and agencies, UKGovCamp is an unconference with no agenda. Each year, people gather […]

Teaching Vacancies Service: our work with the Department for Education

We’re really excited to share that the Department for Education (DfE) and dxw digital team officially met all eighteen points in our beta service assessment for our work on the Teaching Vacancies service. In its report, the assessment panel said: “The team should be congratulated for the significant progress they’ve made.”  We’ve been working with […]

Today I Learned 2018

We have a Slack channel called Today I Learned (TIL) used for sharing interesting or helpful facts amongst our team. We’ve put together some of the best stuff we found out in 2018, take a look: We learned that Firefox has an Accessibility Inspector which allows you to check what’s needed to make your websites […]

Introducing Alex Yedigaroff, our first Transformation Manager

Hello! I’m Alex. I joined dxw digital last month as their first Transformation Manager, working with Coca – dxw digital’s Head of Strategy. I’m really excited to be here as we expand the strategic support we’re offering clients. That means working with teams to do the groundwork that happens before, during and after digital projects. […]

Introducing Chris Pugh

Hello! I’m Chris, and I’ve just started at dxw as a Delivery Lead in Leeds. I actually started my professional life training to be an academic librarian, and have always loved helping people access information and complete tasks. But I also think it’s vital that you go to where people are and help them with […]

Introducing Becs

Hi there, my name is Becs and I started at dxw digital last month as the business support assistant for our new Leeds office. Born and raised in New Zealand, I made the move to London almost six years ago after graduating with an HR and Management science degree – the adjustment was crazy (but […]

Upgrading our WordPress sites to 5.0

WordPress 5.0 was released on 6 December. It contains a lot of significant changes, but the biggest one is a new editor interface, called “Gutenberg”. You can find out more about Gutenberg here, but it is essentially part of a wider project to make WordPress less of a blog platform and more of a “page […]

dxw Returners’ Programme

As dxw grows, we want to build an inclusive, diverse company based on our values. Simply put, we believe that diverse teams create better services. The diversity of thought we get from teams of people from different backgrounds means we can approach problems with greater empathy. One of the ways we can create more diverse […]