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 …

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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 …

COVID-19: We’re ready to support you – Harvey Nash Group

Emily Schilling Uncategorized

Dear clients, candidates and contractors, We at the Harvey Nash Group have never been more ready to support you. To find great talent as always, to create flexible solutions for your workforce needs, to design and deliver technology solutions to drive you successfully through the times ahead and have you ready to bounce back faster and stronger when we come …

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 …