Hot off the press in April!

As we reach the end of April, we’re celebrating a whole host of achievements for our clients from the past few weeks – including some good news of our own.

As we reach the end of April, we’re celebrating a whole host of achievements for our clients from the past few weeks – including some good news of our own.

Catch up below on what’s hit the headlines this month…

What should job descriptions be like in 2022?

Lesley Gulliver, managing director of strategic brand consultancy, The Engine Room, recently discussed the importance of brand and why this influences employees for every role within the business.

If these people don’t buy into the purpose, principles and personality (3 Ps) of a brand, everything the business stands for risks being little more than a collection of words. Worse still, it could actually be perceived as disingenuous. The 3Ps can’t just be a mission statement published on a website anymore. They must come to life in the behaviour of a company and its staff.

BeFibre reveal UK FTTP broadband rollout plan for whole of 2022

ISP BeFibre and its network building sister brand Digital Infrastructure recently revealed the next set of locations to benefit from the UK rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network, which will see the operator deliver 200,000 Ready for Service premises (RFS) by the end of 2022.

On-premise software nearing the end

With flexible ways of working becoming the norm, and cloud-native technologies continuing to grow in importance, Paul Sparkes, commercial director for cloud-accounting solution iplicit, wonders how much longer on-premise accounting software has before it becomes unusable

Powerhouse perspective: James Tyler

In the latest instalment of Insider's Q&A series on the Northern Powerhouse, James Tyler, head of technology at next-generation website testing specialist RapidSpike, outlines what the initiative means to him, why transport should be high on the list of priorities, and why collaboration is key.

The role of electric vehicles in the wider battery recycling debate

It's no secret that the technology landscape is advancing rapidly, especially where the topic of all things electric is concerned. If we look at this specifically in the context of electric vehicles (EVs), it's clear that a gradual shift in attitude – on both a governmental and societal level – is taking place.

In fact, it's predicted that by the end of this year, one in every 10 new cars in the U.K. will be electric, and EV sales in the U.S. will nearly double in 2022 to reach 1.2 million. Gary Moore, director of global business development at UNTHA recently discussed the role of electric vehicles in the wider battery recycling debate with Recycling Product News.

Cobots: the tech attracting the Gen Z workforce

The world of work has been turned on its head over the last two years. Pre-pandemic, digital transformation strategies were only just starting to creep into long-term business plans and there was no such thing as hybrid working.

Tim Mercer, CEO of Vapour, caught up with Information Age to discuss how collaborative robots, also known as cobots, are helping companies harness smart technology to improve business operations.

Eight tech companies in Leeds to watch

Leeds has gained significant momentum as an up-and-coming hub within the UK tech industry. As a result, many specialist firms have emerged within the city — fuelling its thriving economy and increasing growth for the digital sector. Labelled as ‘one to watch’ by e-week UK, Leeds-based tech company RapidSpike is one of the innovative companies leading the way.

Exploring the resource potential of medical waste

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has created a raft of waste-related challenges for businesses across every sector – especially those in healthcare.

Hospitals and other clinical facilities have been pushed almost to breaking point as they worked tirelessly to keep people safe. So, thinking about all-things sustainability may not have been top of their list of priorities. Gary Moore, sales director at UNTHA UK, explored the resource potential of medical waste further with CIWM.

At 21 I knew nothing about life as I fought in the Gulf War

At 21, I was immature, angry and a bit of a knobhead. I was also on the back of a truck in Baghdad while it was getting bombed – I spent my 21st birthday serving in the Gulf War, and my 18th was in Northern Ireland before that. I knew nothing about business. I was only just starting to really find out about life.”

Tim Mercer, CEO of Vapour Cloud, recently reflected on the message he would send to his 21-year-old self with TechBlast.

Synthetic testing: the ultimate ecommerce mystery shopper

The infamous mystery shopper was once a staple of the high-street – visiting bricks and mortar stores to assess customer experience. But, with such a notable shift to online purchasing in recent years, why isn’t the concept considered a priority for internet retailers, too?

A digital ‘mystery shopper’ can provide crucial detail on website availability, performance data and security risks that, if not dealt with quickly, could jeopardise revenue or reputation. Find out where synthetic monitoring comes in, in this article from Gav Winter, CEO of RapidSpike, published in MarTech series.

New faces as Scriba PR keeps growing

Last but not least! We’ve had lots to smile about recently, having undergone a brand overhaul, welcomed three new faces to the team, and celebrated our most financially successful year to date – all as we mark Scriba’s ninth year of trading. To top it off, our news was featured in the Yorkshire Post.  

And there goes April! See you again in just a few weeks.

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Written by Bethany Lunt