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 …

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Black Lives Matter: Message from the Harvey Nash Group CEO

Mark Britton News

Today marks Blackout Tuesday, an opportunity, following the horrific death of George Floyd in the U.S., to pause and think about the world around us. To recognise how racism still exists, and how far we still need to travel to make our world a fairer, more inclusive place. For over a decade, Harvey Nash Group has avidly supported and promoted …

Apprenticeship webinar set to open doors in Midlands IT industry

Emily Schilling Events, News

Crimson will be opening their apprenticeship application process for the fourth year running. From school leavers to graduates, the scheme is for anyone looking to take the first step in a career using technology to solve business problems. Having originally planned to hold two apprenticeship events, Crimson will now be uploading a webinar on the 2nd April following the governments …

A message for our clients and candidates – COVID-19 Update

Emily Schilling News, Uncategorized

All of us at Crimson want to take this opportunity to reassure you that the Crimson team are now safely established at home, ready to support you with your recruitment and Microsoft IT solution needs. We may be wearing our slippers and have a pet at our feet, but we’re ready to serve you with courtesy and the level of …

Crimson Innovation Conference goes virtual

Emily Schilling Events, News

In response to the coronavirus, it has been decided that Crimson’s Innovation Conference will switch from being a physical event to going virtual. Starting promptly at 11:30 on Tuesday 17 March, the abridged 90-minute virtual conference will switch its focus to REMOTE READINESS and how a wider workforce can embrace homeworking and team collaboration. The Conference will include a panel discussion from some …

Crimson IT recruitment and solutions joins regional Best Companies list 2020

Emily Schilling News

Crimson has been named one of the Sunday Times 75 Best Companies to work for in the Midlands. The award is based on Best Companies Index (BCI) score which considers eight factors, including wellbeing, management and personal growth. These factors are measured by an employee questionnaire, and Crimson 694.1, which also makes them Best Companies 1-star accredited. This accreditation can …

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Bovis Homes Looks to Build Customer Service Excellence Using Microsoft Dynamics 365

Mark Britton News

Leading housebuilder, Bovis Homes, has taken the next step in its digital transformation journey with the successful launch of its Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales solution from Crimson. As part of a strategic project to deliver a superior customer service for UK homebuyers, Bovis Homes and Crimson have reached the second milestone in their phased approach to transforming the IT …

Crimson takes part in Microsoft’s PowerPlatform Hackathon for Make-a-Wish UK

Mark Britton News

Three members of the Crimson team recently took part in the PowerPlatform Hackathon, which was held on the 14th and 15th March at the Microsoft Reactor in London, and saw Microsoft teaming up with inspiring charity, Make-A-Wish UK. Founded in 1986, Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, enabling them to have magical experiences, build confidence and create …

Crimson celebrates achieving a Best Companies award recognising our very good levels of employee engagement

Mark Britton News

Midlands IT consulting and recruiting specialists, Crimson, celebrate another year of very good levels of employee engagement, underscoring their commitment to retaining the best industry talent in delivering intelligent customer experiences. After receiving a top accolade from employee engagement specialists Best Companies, Crimson will celebrate its award by taking part in National Best Companies Day on Friday March 1st, 2019. …