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 …

IT firm shows businesses how to return employees to work safely with new technology

Emily Schilling News

A Microsoft specialist IT consultancy has rapidly developed a bespoke app that enables businesses to safely bring employees back to an office environment as the economy continues its recovery from the lockdown period. Crimson, which is headquartered in Birmingham, has developed a new desk booking app using the Microsoft stack of technologies. The app is a simple, secure and user-friendly …

WMCA funds apprenticeship training to help Birmingham tech company hire new staff

Holly Burnett News

Local people are benefiting from new jobs and free apprenticeship training at a Birmingham technology company, thanks to a scheme set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Fund, which was set up by the WMCA, covers the costs of training apprentices at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through larger organisations donating their unspent levy. …

IT shows Coronavirus resilience despite paused projects

Holly Burnett Events, News

Coronavirus is triggering a seismic shift in business technology requirements with almost a third of technology professionals pausing planned software implementations and hardware refreshes in the months since March 2020. Respondents to a recent survey from Microsoft specialist Crimson have reported project pauses occurring based on priority, level of risk and the ability to facilitate upgrades remotely. The signs point …