Crimson celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Emily Schilling News

This Spring, Crimson is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Crimson was originally established under the name of Software Academy Limited in late 2000 but became Crimson Limited in early 2001. While the company began in Rob Mallaband’s garage (Crimson’s co-founder and Managing Director), Crimson relocated to its current office at Birmingham Business Park in 2015.   Crimson was acquired by Harvey Nash Group PLC, which allowed Crimson to maintain its identity but …

Rising workloads weigh heavily on tech workers – as mental health concerns jump 75% during pandemic

Holly Burnett News

Over half of all tech workers report that workloads are up during Covid-19 75% more tech workers are presently concerned about the state of their mental health compared to before the pandemic Companies rise to the mental health challenge – with more support offered The tech roles most likely to receive pay rises – Development Management/Team Leadership, Architecture and Software …

7 reasons why we love apprenticeships

Emily Schilling News

Crimson Academy, our award-winning apprenticeship scheme, continues to grow year-on-year. With 22 apprentices in total, the Academy now makes up over 20% of Crimson employees. Crimson Academy was introduced to aid Crimson’s strategic growth plan and has been incredibly successful over the past three years.   For National Apprenticeships Week 2021, we have decided to put together our top seven reasons why we love having …

Crimson named Medium Employer of the Year at the BirminghamLive Apprenticeship Awards 2020

Emily Schilling News

Crimson’s apprenticeship scheme, Crimson Academy, has won it’s second regional award of the year at the BirminghamLive Apprenticeship Awards on the 27th November. This was just two days after achieving a Highly Commended at the National Apprenticeship Awards in the SME Employer of the Year category, which Crimson was eligible for after winning the West Midlands SME title. Crimson Academy …

Crimson Academy: Our 2020 cohort share their experience so far

Emily Schilling News

November has been a highly successful month for Crimson Academy. Featuring in an article in The Guardian and attending virtual award ceremonies are some key highlights. Crimson was named West Midlands SME Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards at the beginning of November – with the National Awards taking place at the end of the month. The …

Crimson named West Midlands SME Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2020

Emily Schilling News

Crimson won the West Midlands SME Employer of the Year category at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2020. The award is sponsored by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in association with RITTECH. As regional winners for the West Midlands, Crimson will automatically be entered into the National awards in the SME Employer category. 2020 is the second year the Crimson …

Crimson are named as finalists at regional apprenticeship awards

Emily Schilling News

Crimson Academy welcomed its 2020 cohort at the beginning of September, with 10 apprentices joining the company. This cohort is the biggest yet and is also the most diverse – 40 percent are female and there’s a higher percentage of second jobbers. The arrival of our third cohort means that Crimson Academy makes up 22 percent of the company, with …

Crimson’s old IT equipment changes lives in Africa

Emily Schilling News

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) currently makes up over seven percent of all the UK’s plastic waste, coming 2nd only to packaging.  However, much of the UK’s electrical waste can be re-used before eventually being recycled. We have become accustomed to cutting-edge technology, so we often replace computers and other equipment while they still have some life in them.   Like many companies in developed countries, Crimson has a substantial amount of …

Crimson celebrates reaching the milestone of 100 employees

Emily Schilling News

September is traditionally the month of change – whether it is a new year at school or University, or simply the change in seasons as Autumn and Winter approach. At Crimson, September signifies a new beginning for 12 individuals, that joined the IT solutions team earlier this month. Crimson has grown rapidly over the past few years, and today (7th …

Crimson Academy: Our 2019 cohort reflect on the first year of their apprenticeship

Emily Schilling News

In September 2019, we welcomed a fresh group of eight apprentices to our Dynamics 365 team. The team settled into their roles quickly, which includes a mix of academic and practical learning, and soon became much-loved team members.The cohort was only six months into their apprenticeship when Covid-19 turned everyone’s lives upside-down. The apprentices had to learn how to work …