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Patterson joins tech firm as non-exec Director Acquisition of Mr Patterson is major coup for fast-growth enterprise Purple develop innovative WiFi platforms and analytics

Purple WiFi is excited to announce the former Chief Executive of BT, Gavin Patterson, will be joining the company as a non-exec Director in an exciting time of growth for the company. Patterson has enjoyed an illustrious career including President of the Advertising Association and non-executive director at British Airways and joins Purple at a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Turning physical spaces such as restaurants, transportation hubs and stadia into intelligent spaces is not a passing Internet of Things trend. Business and artificial intelligence – these have quickly become best practices of how to do business. Intelligent spaces are a means for companies to no longer guess who their target audience is and what…

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…

Purple crowned Business of the Year at the Greater Manchester Business Awards

Purple, the intelligent spaces company, is delighted to have won the award for Business of the Year with 50 plus employees at the Greater Manchester Business Awards 2017. Organised by innov8 Conference Services, the inaugural event, which took place last Friday evening, recognised standout organisations from across the Greater Manchester region, with the final and most…

Mi-IDEA: The 6 benefits a start-up can achieve from an accelerator programme by Thomas Young, our Product Manager

Earlier this month, Kerry Wright (Purple’s Director of Alliances) and I attended and presented at the Mi-IDEA accelerator, run by Cisco and Manchester Science Park. The night started with an introduction to the accelerator by Tom Kneen, Head of Business Development at Cisco. Tom described the Mi-IDEA accelerator as a ‘Post-Accelerator’ for start-ups that are…

Here at Purple, we have a reputation for breaking new ground. We were the first mover in our market, delivering a unique WiFi and analytics solution to business and venues around the world that provides them with customer insights and marketing tools for real world spaces. Tomorrow, Tuesday March 28th, will mark another first for…

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…

Young coders set to conquer Purple challenge in local hackathon

Following the success of last year’s event, Purple’s development team is once again set to help school children in Greater Manchester develop their coding and programming skills at the 2017 Tameside Hackathon. The Tameside Hackathon, which kicks off today, gives children aged 12 to 18 years-old the chance to get competitive with their coding, digital…

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…

Purple continues its recruitment drive following multiple office openings

After securing an investment of $7 million last September, we’ve opened six new offices across four continents, and our growth strategy is set to continue in 2017 as we recruit more staff members for our expanding global team. In just four months, we’ve managed to relocate our HQ to Oldham, Greater Manchester, acquired a more…

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