Election 2019: Why the UK is right to stick with pencil-and-paper voting

Every time a general election rolls around, conversation in the office turns to the topic of online voting. Many companies and associations now enable shareholders or members to vote digitally in their AGMs, as opposed to attending in person or using...

By Francine Barsam
Posted on 4 December 2019

How a business can help make the world a more inclusive place

“Talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not” – this quote is widely attributed to Leila Janah, and it’s something I see all-too-acutely through my work as an elected councillor in London. Addressing this challenge means working to make the world...

By Jenny Mulholland
Posted on 9 November 2019

How organisations can give themselves an edge over startups

A startup’s very existence depends on successful innovation. Get the product or service right, and they stand to disrupt entire markets, sending established players scrambling to catch up. There are plenty of examples of where this has happened, with the...

By Alex Wolff
Posted on 27 October 2019

Making our recruitment more inclusive (part 2)

In part one of this mini blog series, we looked at how we’ve laid the foundations for ever-more-inclusive recruitment. We also covered some practical steps we’ve taken to make our vacancy notices as attractive as possible to different groups. In this...

By Zoe Cunningham, Managing Director, Softwire
Posted on 16 October 2019

Technology – Good or bad for the environment

I’ve written a lot about the culture at Softwire and how we have a flexible and employee-led environment. This means that rather than having a fixed culture that has gradually dated over twenty years, we have evolved and expanded what...

By Zoe Cunningham, Managing Director, Softwire
Posted on 2 October 2019

Helping match stem cell donors with patients in need of a transplant

Blood cancers, such as leukaemia, are the fifth-most common type of cancer in the UK. There are more than 240,000 people living with blood cancer in the UK and 40,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancer each year. A stem cell...

By Ben Below
Posted on 2 October 2019

How the smarter state will mean a healthier you

Smarter healthcare is a key part of the smarter state. Softwire MD Zoe Cunningham looks at ways tech is already making us fitter and healthier. When people talk about healthcare in the smarter state, minds often jump to wearable technology and...

By Zoe Cunningham, Managing Director, Softwire
Posted on 27 September 2019

Greener states demand digital innovation

If we’re to win the fight against climate change, the UK’s digital engineering industry will be key. Zoe Cunningham, MD at Softwire, explains why. With more and more governments and councils declaring climate emergencies, the need to find practical ways of...

By Zoe Cunningham, Managing Director, Softwire
Posted on 25 September 2019

Making our recruitment more inclusive

It’s widely understood that having a truly diverse workforce and inclusive culture has numerous benefits for an organisation. Increased productivity, improved staff morale and higher retention are just three examples – a quick Google will bring up lots more. We believe...

By Zoe Cunningham, Managing Director, Softwire
Posted on 5 September 2019

Unlocking the value of prototyping

It is said that a picture paints a thousand words, and in the same way, when a prototype is used within a digital transformation journey, as we mentioned in our previous blog post here, it can help get buy-in from...

Posted on 15 August 2019