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New sales tool for Chris Pye, Master Woodcarver

New sales tool for Chris Pye, Master Woodcarver

By lisa, 20.01.21

A hobby can become a problem when you run out of room for your creations. This was exactly the problem our client, Chris Pye was facing. Woodcarving is his passion as well as his profession and not having anywhere to store the work he does for himself alongside his commissions…

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Last orders for Christmas 2020

Last orders for Christmas 2020

By lisa, 11.12.20

It's been a crazy year for the world, but we've been very fortunate at 18a that we've kept busy. As it's been such a busy time, we're all looking forward to a well earned rest over Christmas! We'll be closing at 5:30pm on Wednesday 23rd December, and re-opening at 9am on…

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New brand and new website for Beyond The Bean

New brand and new website for Beyond The Bean

By lisa, 5.12.20

We were flattered to be amongst the very few who got a sneaky peak at Beyond The Bean's exciting new branding earlier this year so that we could design and build their new website around it. Our friends at Carruthers Tanner transformed their brand, which as well as featuring a very clever…

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How a Bake Off led to .HEIC and .WEBP support

How a Bake Off led to .HEIC and .WEBP support

By lisa, 4.12.20

This week we had an 18a Bake Off! We can't have our usual Christmas Party so we're going to try to do a few Christmassy things via Zoom - and we started with everyone needing to bake something on the theme of a "Snowman". My son was our judge -…

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New UCN security features for Bank Security Printing

New UCN security features for Bank Security Printing

By lisa, 27.11.20

Our long standing client Bank Security Printing came to us recently for assistance with implementing a UCN (Unique Coded Number) system for their cheque printing procedures. A UCN is an ISF (Image Survivable Feature) which adds a powerful layer of fraud prevention to cheques, which may not be used by as…

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5 ways we've used the web to combat the challenges of 2020

5 ways we've used the web to combat the challenges of 2020

By lisa, 24.09.20

2020 has certainly been a very different sort of year. We've been thankful that for us - despite the team all working from home - it's been business as usual. But it hasn't been for our clients - so we've been helping them in various ways to navigate through the…

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The 18a orchard in full bloom

The 18a orchard in full bloom

By lisa, 18.08.20

Over a decade ago we planted a small fruit orchard at Tom's parents house, planting a tree for every website we built in our first year. Now, the trees are grown and bearing fruit every year - albeit they look a little dry this year. It certainly seems a lifetime ago that we…

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Tom shortlisted for Agri-tech Innovator of the Year 2020

Tom shortlisted for Agri-tech Innovator of the Year 2020

By lisa, 14.08.20

We are very excited to be able to announce that 18a's CTO Tom Freeman has been shortlisted for the British Farming Awards' Agri-tech Innovator of the Year, 2020! As always with these things, there was a couple of weeks between us being told and it hitting the press so we've…

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Learning Hub launches for Kurosbio.com

Learning Hub launches for Kurosbio.com

By lisa, 17.07.20

Kuros Biosciences are a team of experts in spinal fusion and so asked us to add a Learning Hub to their website. We launched their new WordPress site for them earlier this year, and they were now ready to add the next phase of development - a learning hub so…

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