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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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Growing healthy young minds with Create and Iszy

Growing healthy young minds with Create and Iszy

By lisa, 15.06.20

A few weeks ago we launched Healthy Young Minds for Create Health, to encourage primary school age children to think about some big issues. All based around STEM subjects, Healthy Young Minds features a selection of challenges for 5-11 year olds to choose from to help them consider their take…

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How to recruit a younger team of volunteers: volunteering in the new normal

How to recruit a younger team of volunteers: volunteering in the new normal

By lisa, 4.06.20

Up there with "unprecedented" my other least favourite term of lock down has to be "the new normal". But unfortunately it's a term that's set to stay as we are likely to see some long lasting effects of COVID-19.   One area that may well see a shift in uptake…

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Why the Government needs coders: the devil is in the detail

Why the Government needs coders: the devil is in the detail

By lisa, 21.05.20

Our household is currently going around in circles as to whether we think the proposed return to school the week after next is a good idea. The dilema for us is that there just isn't very much detail about the whole thing yet - and I do love detail. Today a…

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Are NHSX being naive? And when will they delete our data?

Are NHSX being naive? And when will they delete our data?

By lisa, 3.05.20

Plans are being announced for the UK's contact tracing smarphone app, which will alert people when someone they've been near has started showing symptoms of COVID-19. Apple and Google have both suggested decentralised approaches to this, where you - by updating the app - notify the world that you're showing symptoms and…

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Food Home Delivery services now on Hallshire.com

Food Home Delivery services now on Hallshire.com

By lisa, 2.04.20

HallsHire.com has been helping the world find event venues for almost 20 years. Initially solely about village halls, it now includes various community centres and conference venues. As the world however, struggles to function with the COVID-19 pandemic turning lives upside down, we've added a new feature to HallsHire.com to help with…

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