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Our Team

Meet the Team: Louise Patch, Headforwards Business Intelligence Developer

We chat to Louise, a Business Intelligence Developer, about how her role combines creativity with technology in our next Meet the Team blog.

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Our Team

Meet the Team: Mike Thomas, Headforwards Dynamics Developer

In our next Meet the Team post, we speak to Dynamics Developer Mike Thomas about how his start in graphic design led him to Headforwards.

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Nurturing Talent

Headforwards Founding Director, Toby Parkins shares his thoughts on the progress made so far working with Cornwall College and exciting plans for the year ahead.

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Creating true flexibility in the workplace

Lindsey Nicholls, who heads up our People Operations, discusses joining the team during lockdown, and how we’re striving to provide true work-life balance.

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Events

Headtalk: Great Strategy is Design

Raoul Humphreys, who heads our Leadership and Business Development, discusses all things strategy and why it is a company-wide team effort and not just leadership driven.

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Lessons in teamwork from the Army and RNLI

Developer Mark Strudwick shares what he’s learned about teamwork from previous lives as a soldier and lifeboat crew member – and how it applies to coding teams.

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Rising salaries in the tech sector – fact or fiction?

Turbulence in the market sparks everyone’s interest; employees wonder what’s going on, and employers want to know more – given how much a situation of this kind can shift the cost base of doing anything. But is it as bad as we think it is?
Headforwards founding director, Toby Parkins shares his thoughts.

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Headforwards provides bespoke technical consultancy solutions Case study

From healthcare to healthtech: Building a roadmap for digital transformation 

Our client, a private health check provider, brought us in to provide technical consultancy – a process where we critically assess an organisation’s architecture, codebase, and plans to make sure they’re fit for purpose. 

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Transforming how Cornwall Council uses data and business intelligence

Our work with several departments within Cornwall Council involved unifying multiple datasets and presenting insights in digestible formats for both internal and external stakeholders. 

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In our newest Meet the Team blog, we speak to Akhila Rao, a software developer looking to make a real difference to people’s daily lives. Our Team

Meet the Team: Akhila Rao, Headforwards Software Developer

In our newest Meet the Team blog, we speak to Akhila Rao, a software developer looking to make a real difference to people’s daily lives.

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Case study

Creating Agile teams at Cornwall Council through behavioural change

Our work with Cornwall Council started by looking at how the department could change its behaviours to better support Agile working processes.

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Why data quality is so important – and how you can improve yours

Data Solutions Designer Kanaga Selvi Nachiyar explains how we measure data quality and help organisations improve their data practices.

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Case study

Digitally transforming manual processes at Cornwall Council

To digitally transform manual processes at Cornwall Council, Headforwards delivered unified data management and self-serve capabilities.

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Requirements gathering: How we prepare – and use – a requirements document

Product Owner Tom Goldring explains how we turn client needs into a living requirements document that our teams can use to guide software development.

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Case study

Giving customers fast, easy insight into their cloud and managed services

The client can now easily push information to the customer-facing portal, presenting its customers with a visual representation of all their managed services in one dashboard, and improving the client’s own visibility.

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Predicting the future: How much work is in our backlog?

In the final instalment of our four-part series, Dave Longman discusses how to use averages to estimate the undefined work in your backlog.

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Meet the Data Solution Designer at Headforwards, Kanaga Selvi Nachiyar Our Team

Meet the Team: Kanaga Selvi Nachiyar, Headforwards Data Solutions Designer

Next in our Meet the Team series, we speak to Data Solutions Designer Kanaga Selvi Nachiyar, who’s helping Cornwall’s local authority deliver more effective services.

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Headforwards Scrum Master Andy Roberts looks at the impact of organisational debt and compares it to technical debt Events

HeadTalk: Risky Business – The Impact of Organisational Debt

What is organisational debt, and will it become a barrier to your business growth? Headforwards’ Andy Roberts looks at the silent rot businesses need to look out for…

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Case study

Replacing outdated code

The team wanted to use a newer, more flexible framework to simplify coding, create a neater architecture, and make it easier to onboard new developers to the team.

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Case study

A new suite of apps for a busy regional car dealership

Headforwards delivered a new suite of apps for Helston Garages who operate 40 new and used car dealerships throughout Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset.

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Meet the Team: Craig, Headforwards Co-Founder Our Team

Meet the Team: Craig Girvan, Headforwards Co-Founder

We’re kicking off a new series introducing you to some of the people who make Headforwards such a successful team. And who better to start with than Craig, one of our co-founders?

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