We’re a creative, digital, media and insights driven communications agency, helping UK and global employers to embrace their employer brand, both internally and externally.
We love enabling organisations to solve their talent attraction and engagement challenges through intelligent thinking, innovation and creativity. We give equal importance to strategy, delivery and measurement - we call it "giving our heads, hands and hearts".
Crowdar helps software development teams increase testing coverage and therefore improving quality of new andexisting software by delivering crowdsourced testing and testing automation frameworks with a vetted crowd of skilled professionals using Agile Methods
People who lived through - and led - the digital revolution. Who are experienced in the serious business disciplines of service and results. Yet, have never lost their innocence or ideals. Who still have a capacity to be intrigued. A desire to make friends. An eagerness to face challenges. And, above all, are motivated by the sheer exhilaration of having ideas and making them work. What do you call these people? In a word, Cuckoo.
Established in 1988, Cuckoo has many years of brand development experience, having worked with Blue Chip clients such as The Co-operative, GE Capital, Royal London and Bupa. We have 14 members of our team including two Apprentices and 4 senior managers. So much of our branding work can now been seen on Chaple Street right on the door step of the Old Bank!
We offer top notch content marketing, building high domain and natural editorial links to your site from the likes of Mail Online, BBC, Yahoo and AOL. We can provide high quality technical consultancy to identify and remove barriers to improving organic search performance. Our copywriters will furnish your site with rich, useful content which the search engine spiders love. We also offer PPC management services good enough to retain the business of not one, but two Premier League football clubs; social media campaigns which grow your audience in your best demographics and deliver sustained incremental growth.
DataCentred provides next-generation data centre and open source cloud computing services.
We’ve built and manage the biggest UK-owned and operated public OpenStack cloud platform.
By leveraging open source software and commodity hardware, our team of highly-skilled engineering talent is developing open source systems to build an ultra-resilient, highly-performant, horizontally-scalable platform. This enables us to deliver high-performance data centre services at a low cost and with optimum portability for our customers. It also means our leading-edge cloud compute and storage services are incredibly great value.
DataCentred is founded on a commitment to technical innovation. We aim to set new standards in data centre provisioning and service. We provide the highest quality colocation data centre services together with the highest quality on-demand cloud compute and storage.
Freelance member of MD since August 2014 having been one of the founder members as part of Manchester City Council's Economic Initiatives Group (EIG - up until 2004) and then as Head of the Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA) from 2004 until 2014. I am currently doing research on smart cities and digital inclusion at the Centre for Urban Policy Studies (CUPS) at the University of Manchester and have a number of voluntary roles supporting innovation in the city, including as Chair of the Advisory Board at the Manchester Digital Lab (MadLab).