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Why you should start a company running club

If you stand around the front of the Purple offices at 5pm on a Monday you will notice a gathering of individuals donning their running gear. For over a year the Purple running club has been going strong and we even recently ran the Great Manchester Run for the amazing Wood Street Mission. But why…

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Salesforce Trailblazer

The Sales Operations team were allowed a rare outing last week and headed down to the ExCel London for the Salesforce World tour. This is a major event on the Salesforce calendar, and the whole team had a great time.   Trailblazers Kicking off the was the main keynote: A Celebration of Trailblazers. We joined…

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Rush hour traffic – who would want to work in a place like this – we’re hiring

Let me set the scene. It’s a cold, wet, Tuesday night and I’m in Manchester. Well, not exactly. I’m driving back to Salford (home) from Hollinwood (work) so technically not ‘in’ Manchester but close enough? I’ve worked a little late due to the time difference with our Austin office, so I thought I best call…

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Gavin wheeldon headshot

I’ve got to know Gavin really well over the years I’ve been at Purple. Gavin is happily married with two daughters, aged six and nine. He’s a family man, super smart, down to earth and approachable. He holds strong values and views, and he doesn’t suffer politics or fools. So I thought it might make…

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Purple careers - apprenticeships

One of our key values here at Purple is all about innovation and determination. We are a technology business after all, and technology is always evolving. Not only do we continually look for new ways to improve our solution and the end-to-end customer experience, we also look to develop our people, and help them build…

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Purple support Caritas of Austin

Caritas of Austin was founded in 1964 by Richard McCabe, and has since been preventing and ending homelessness for people across Greater Austin. The charity provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links then to resources to achieve self-sufficiency. Last week, the team in Austin rolled up…

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Purple helps students develop their coding skills at Changing Horizons event

Earlier this month, Changing Horizons, branched out to Oldham’s Queen Elizabeth Hall following its prior success in Blackpool in 2017 and 18. Along with Blackpool, Oldham has been identified as one of the lowest areas of social mobility in the country which made it a particularly important location for the event. Changing Horizons is the…

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Following the success of last year’s event, Purple once again put students across Greater Manchester to the test at the 2018 Tameside Hack. The two-day event, run by Tameside Council and Tameside College, gives young people aged 12-18 the chance to get competitive with their coding, digital and creative skills. Local companies including Purple, Avecto,…

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Code nation

More job positions require coding and programming than you think. Significantly more businesses are relying on computer code to automate and design systems, from websites to networks and even email campaigns. Learning the skills to code and understand computer languages empowers employees with the confident to explore more tools and applications than you would because…

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Applying for work experience is a great way to understand what it is you are looking for in a career. When you are unsure of what profession best suits your personality, skills, and most importantly, is a career you can be passionate about, work experience can give you a glimpse into workplaces and roles. Work…

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internship purple

Being passionately Purple is a value everyone shares in the office, whether you’re at HQ in Manchester or across the pond. It creates a foundation for each individual to connect to as Purple veterans and new recruits, and underpins everything we do here. Our values reflect how we see ourselves, and also, how we foster…

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Here at Purple, we are passionate about fostering young talent and providing our apprentices with the stepping stones to develop and build their careers.This week, we are excited to be celebrating the 10th annual National Apprenticeship Week. As a brief summary, NAW 2017 “brings together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success…

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Celebrating Women in Tech - International Women's Day

Here at Purple, we are passionate about providing equal opportunities to those we work with, as well as those who wish to join us. In fact, the leadership team at Purple is made up of equal parts men and women, and each individual’s talents and strengths have been integral to our success. But as a technology…

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Dom's Story: Setting Up Purple in South America

Hello! I’m Dominic, and I’m the Senior Technical Support Engineer at Purple – Intelligent Spaces. This past November, I was given the opportunity to travel to Chile in South America as part of my role with Purple. Getting the chance to visit the other side of the world, soak up the sun, experience a new…

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