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New year, new faces and new experiences – Thoughts from out latest intern

Published On: January 18, 2016   By:

  We were very happy to welcome Ben Nutkins into the office this January, where he spent two weeks immersed in the world of Xoomworks as an intern. Here are his reflections on the time he spent with us: My two weeks work experience at Xoomworks has been fantastic! On the first day Jamie (MD Xoomworks Consulting) […]

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Taking TeamBuilding to new (ski-lift) heights

Published On: December 2, 2015   By:

Over the past few years we have had some truly memorable team-building events at Xoomworks. We’ve always been keen to break out of the city, seek solace in the wilderness and to reconnect with each other as well as mother nature. This year the Cluj + (some of the very lucky) UK team headed into the […]

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Razvan & Crew hit IM World in Bucharest 2015

Published On: October 19, 2015   By:

Here are Razvan’s “Highlights of IM world 2015”: http://www.imworld.ro/  During the somewhat capricious month of October three of Xoomwork’s awesome QAs (Alina David, Cosmin Sandulescu and Razvan Vuscan) have attended this year’s Internet and Mobile World Conference in Bucharest. Right from the moment we walked in we realized that it was going to be a memorable […]

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Wonderful finale to the Summer Work Experience Season 2015

Published On: August 17, 2015   By:

When I first asked Steve Jackson, Co-Founder & Group COO if I could do some work experience I must admit that I didn’t even know what the company did, in fact I didn’t even know how Xoomworks was spelt! Luckily I had time to brush up and check out their website before I came and since then, during my work experience I seemed to have learnt a great deal more than I could have hoped.

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A Returning Work Experience Success Story

Published On: July 20, 2015   By:

We love the work experience process. It’s always fun meeting brilliant young minds and sharing a short period of time together. We always encourage them to keep in touch and to explore ways in which we can continue to support them. Along with the Xoomworks Academy schemes we run and our involvement with the Cluj Familia Association we also hope that these projects will find someone returning to work with us in the future. So it has been a delight these past two weeks that we have had a returning Work Experience star – Caitlan Denham.

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Harry Thorneycroft picks up the Work Experience baton in Week 3

Published On: July 10, 2015   By:

It has been another spectacular week in the world of Xoomworks Work Experience. This week we have had the pleasure of Harry with us. Harry is a rare mix of technical wizardry and poetic beauty – just our type of Xoomie. Here’s Harry’s view of the XoomWorld: I wanted to spend a week’s work experience […]

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Felix Picks up the Baton in Week Two of the Xoom Work Experieganza

Published On: July 3, 2015   By:

I’m just finishing my second week here at Xoomworks. Having finished some of the work I’ve had to do, I now have turned my attentions to the ‘mexican blog’ for the summer interns and have had to reflect on my time here. Xoomworks is an incredible place to work, and there are a few reasons why. I’ll get there. When I first was buzzed in to the office on Monday 22nd, I was quite nervous before my first ever work experience placement (‘Hi!’ said one of the senior staff.

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George Kicks-off the Mexican Work Experience

Published On: June 29, 2015   By:

It’s Summer 2015 and we are already rocking with the first of ‘at least’ seven work experience engagements. First up is the wonderful George (McAuliffe).  One of the first lessons that George ‘got’ pretty quickly at Xoomworks was to ask Questions…..and then ask more questions until ‘no assumptions’ were left. One his first questions was […]

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A Wonderful Internship (.NET programme Summer 2014)

Published On: September 12, 2014   By:

Our .NET Internship Goals Once again Xoomworks held an internship with the primary aim of getting a group of wonderful young and hungry technologists together to share with them some what we do as a ‘Technology Outsourcing’ company by coaching and mentoring them through this organised programme.

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Redmond Seattle, here we come!

Published On: June 27, 2014   By:

Rares Urdea from our Romanian Xoomworks Development RO SRL team, along with his colleagues, has made it through to The Imagine Cup Finals, a student technology competition that will be held this summer in Seattle, and it’s safe to say we at Xoomworks are rather excited!

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Using Your Talents To Improve Internal Processes

Published On: January 13, 2014   By:

When you have thirty highly skilled analysts serving 9 international clients, all with varying service levels, operating hours and engagement models, it can become a challenge to obtain the right amount of management information to ensure that the teams are correctly resourced and utilised. With one or two small teams you get by with manual processes, but as you grow it is essential to have scalable systems in place.

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The Shoebox project

Published On: December 3, 2013   By:

Now that the cold season is here we all have to keep our souls warm and merry especially that the Christmas is coming.

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What makes a Xoomie a Xoomie?

Published On: July 30, 2013   By:

A while back we asked Xoomworks employees what they thought were the attributes that made a ‘Xoomie’.

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Xoomworks loves HemiHelp Fun-runs 2013

Published On: June 12, 2013   By:

Big Thank-you to everyone within the Xoomworks community who kindly created, collaborated, supported, fund-raised and ran the recent 3km and 10km fun-runs in London’s Victoria Park in May 2013.

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Xoomworks Cluj discovers new Talent at UBB Fair 2013

Published On: March 20, 2013   By:

Xoomworks attendance to the UBB IT fair can without doubt be qualified as innovative and different.

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Xoomworks Paints the local School Red….and Green!!

Published On: March 18, 2013   By:

Two teams from Xoomworks, Team Van Gogh and Team Da Vinchi. Each team taking ownership of a four story staircase at Surrey Square Primary School and the race to prep and repaint it before the students return after February half term!

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Xoomworks Community looks a little something like this……..

Published On: January 23, 2013   By:


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Everyone of us has the answer for 2013

Published On: December 19, 2012   By:

By now we hope that you, our titanic Xoomworks Community folk, are conscious of our ‘small chunk theory’ in which we propose that greatness can and should ideally be mapped out through a series of small wondrous events rather than plotting one big mother of a skyfall.

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Temple of Xoom & Other Xoom Tales

Published On: September 24, 2012   By:

It’s been a crazy post summer here at Xoomworks and here are a few (un)edited highlights

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Breaking FOX News…Tim Maynard @ London Olympics Team GB House

Published On: August 8, 2012   By:

About a week ago, I received a phone call from Jamie and David to ask whether I would collect an award on their behalf.

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FOX News Channel – Michael Mainelli

Published On: August 2, 2012   By:

Professor Michael Mainelli is a Friend of Xoomworks (FoX). He’s one of a group of highly talented individuals who share our professional values, especially in terms of ethics, professionalism, engagement and community. Michael has kindly agreed to be the first FOX to write for our blog and challenge our ways of thinking about such subjects as finance and procurement.

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Never Mix Business With Pleasure…

Published On: July 26, 2012   By:

What utter nonsense!!! Some of my most pleasurable moments in the last 12 years have all been through my involvement with Xoomworks – have I done wrong?

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Embark on a worthless mission.

Published On: June 11, 2012   By:

In order to succeed, almost everyone—whether business owner or employee—must be memorable.

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3 Great Offers to May Bank Holiday Enlightenment

Published On: May 1, 2012   By:

If you know that you are going to have a lazy sun-soaked May Bank Holiday and you just want to courageously support our charity partners then we’ve got the perfect thing for you.

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There’s no WIFI in the Bush!

Published On: April 18, 2012   By:

When our inspirational Operations Director Jamie Holmes took his beautiful family to Botswana on holiday it was never going to be a “towels around the swimming pool” affair.

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Xoomworks wins medal (silver!) at the Olympics

Published On: April 5, 2012   By:

On Sunday April 1st 2012, Team Xoomworks was fortunate in being able to represent our charity partner HemiHelp at the new London Olympic Stadium for the Gold Challenge!

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Jamie Holmes goes back to college

Published On: March 31, 2012   By:

With engaging people in the community being the heart of Xoomworks, we have extended “south of the river” with a visit to The University of Greenwich. Richard Johnson was kind enough to take us on a campus tour, which included the amazing Painted Hall and Chapel.

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Work Experience Inspiration Part 2 (Mossbourne Academy Assembly)

Published On: March 6, 2012   By:

As you know in our previous post we’ve begun a programme of events aimed at building a relationship with Mossbourne – one of the academies in our local London community.

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Summer Internship

Published On: March 2, 2012   By:

Do you want to learn the latest technologies? Do you want to develop your web programming, database, testing skills? Do you want to be part of a creative and dynamic team? Do you want to work with us?

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Xoomworks – Officially “Great Place to Work 2012″

Published On: February 25, 2012   By:

Yes – last night Xoomworks came tenth in the annual 2012 UK’s Best Workplaces programme – and we are totally stoked.

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Xoomworks Gold Challenge 2012

Published On: February 22, 2012   By:

What links Lance Armstrong, a Kalahari bushman and a Dodgeball team?

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Gravitas Schmavitas

Published On: February 15, 2012   By:

I spent much of my initial working career wanting to have more gravitas, which in my mind back then meant having a bit of a belly, grey hair, looking old, but being listened to.

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Project January – Triumphs and Disasters

Published On: January 2, 2012   By:

At Xoomworks we like to feel that we have a bunch of inspirational people who seek out the time to support people within our community. So we came up with ‘Project January’ as a different way of generating fresh ideas around offering up time and energy to support people in a month of the year that’s traditionally a time when people try to hibernate.

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2011. Mere Detail. Tick. 2012 #Boom!

Published On: December 30, 2011   By:

As we near the end of 2011 we have taken the opportunity to ask our Xoomworks colleagues for their thoughts on the ‘success of our community events this year’ via an anonymous google-doc questionnaire.

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Turning Work Experience into Work Inspiration

Published On: December 22, 2011   By:

In 2012 Xoomworks plans to get creative with ‘work experience’.

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