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National Cyber Awards finalists! Want to work at Start Software here on the University of Wolverhampton's Telford campus? (Wed, 28 Sep 2022)
Our Telford office is situated on the University of Wolverhampton's Telford campus.  Start Software's Telford development office The University of Wolverhampton has been shortlisted as a finalist for the National Cyber Awards 2022 in the “Cyber University of the Year” category.  This is great news for us at Start Software, as we specialise in the development of secure web systems including Alpha Tracker and Alpha Legal. We're looking for new developers to join our team.  Interested?  Get in touch!
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Help! I'm blaming the marathon organisers, Amy & Lucy... only 3 days left until the overnight walking marathon (Tue, 21 Jun 2022)
Here are the amazing Amy & Lucy from CTT Group, the organisers of the overnight walking marathon which takes place *this Friday*. Robin with CTT Group's Amy & Lucy We're walking to support the British Red Cross Ukraine appeal.  Our director Robin is joining the CTT walking team and would be amazingly grateful if you could help him to raise money for an excellent cause. Can you help us reach our £10,000 goal?  Please sponsor us if you can!
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Desktop to web Alpha software conversion complete! Lovely thanks received from the client, Felton Fundraising (Mon, 20 Jun 2022)
We've been working with the wonderful charity fundraising consultants Felton Fundraising for a few months now, converting their existing Alpha Software desktop database system to a version that could be accessed via a web browser instead. Felton Fundraising's new web system built by Start Software When the pandemic struck and the Felton staff found themselves working mainly from home, they began to use "remote desktop" techniques to access their business-critical database system.  This worked, just, but was proving to be difficult at times and was reducing the productivity of the team. Managing Director Sarah Felton made contact with our Start Software team to talk about the possibilities to redevelop the software to run on the web.  As their system was written in Alpha Software's flexible development software, this was a possibility.  We planned the switch and got to work.  The job is now complete and Sarah dropped us a lovely email to thank us for our work: "We had a team meeting this morning and everyone thinks the database is working really well, I don’t think anyone has used the old one for weeks now which is such a good sign.  I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for persevering with us and let you know that all the hard work you, James and your team have done is very much appreciated."  James has been the main client contact with Falah doing most of the development work - we are very proud of both of them. Can we help you to switch your Alpha Software desktop system to the web?  Get in touch!
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Please help! Robin is walking an overnight marathon for Ukraine (British Red Cross) - can you support him? (Thu, 16 Jun 2022)
Our director Robin is walking an overnight marathon to support The British Red Cross and their work in Ukraine.  He says he's too old and too unfit to do it - time will tell!! These shoes are made for walking (but the body wasn't) Can you please donate a few £ to help him and his teammates raise these vitally needed funds? Thanks in advance!
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Our apprentices Zac and James are visiting Moneypenny. What an inspirational company! (Tue, 14 Jun 2022)
We have been partners with Moneypenny forever!  When we first created our business we knew that we needed help with answering our phones in the best quality way possible and so we contacted Moneypenny, who, at the time, were also a fledgling start-up. Now Moneypenny is one of the UK's business success stories with a world-class workforce and attitude to business.  Truly inspirational.  Just Google "award winning Moneypenny" to read about their directors, their attitude to training and teamwork, and their incredible Wrexham HQ. Some shots of Zac & James visiting the Moneypenny HQ One benefit of our long-standing partnership is that Moneypenny help us to train and inspire new staff members and Zac & James were the latest to benefit.  Thanks Moneypenny!
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