EIC/ BTC Christmas Party

Tis The Season

 

 

Our annual Christmas party which took place on Thursday 12th Dec was a real delight with an assortment of Christmas treats.  A great opportunity to mingle with co-workers and tenants; it was also a chance to get to know people you don’t see everyday. An occasion full of laughs and smiles with great music, food and games like ‘Pin the Nose on Rudolph’.

 

 

Despite the initial hesitation, tenants had a blast trying to pin Rudolph’s nose and guessing the contents of Santa’s sack. Though most of us were far off the map with Rudolph’s nose, it was still great fun comparing the distance between all noses pinned, with some reaching the corners of the pages and the closest nose being very close to perfect!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our winners didn’t go home empty handed! The best players got a chance to win some accolades and sweet treats like Quality Street and a Christmas hamper full of all the Christmas goodies that bring a smile to our festive faces. Some also came photo ready in fashionable Christmas jumpers, ready to rip the Christmas runway and win this year’s Best and Worst Christmas jumper competition.

This year’s Christmas jumpers were a real site to behold, some people settled for the cliché Christmas pieces and others decided to Up The Anti with full costumes, unusual designs and creative alternatives. We even had our very own walking Christmas tree which came in the form of a beard! The creativity presented this year led to two best jumper winners!

 

 

 

 

 

With 2019 coming to a close the E-Innovation team are wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a great start to the New Year.

nFocus digital transformation

Digital Transformation – A Panel Discussion

 

Tune into the webinar

Today nFocus along with guest speakers Andrew Kemp and Phil Edwards will be holding a discussion on how Manchester Metropolitan University are delivering a large-scale digital transformation programme that is enhancing their student journey. This webinar looks at the programme in detail and the crucial role quality assurance has played in delivering successful outcomes for the university.

nFocus Leading Vendors

Named Leading Vendor at the European Software Testing Awards 2019

 

This year nFocus have made themselves a force to be reckoned with by solidifying their place in the industry.

 

At this year’s European Software Testing Awards, the most prestigious award in the software testing field. nFocus were named the leading vendors of the year after 4 consecutive years of being nominated as finalists. This achievement makes them the first to win the Leading Vendor category on two separate occasions (2016, 2019).

 

 

They were also named in CIO Applications Europe’s Top 10 Software Testing Consulting/Services Companies 2019.

This award adds to their list of achievements this year which includes being named one of Test Magazine’s 20 Leading Testing Providers for the third consecutive year and becoming double finalists at the UK IT industry Awards.

 

Our EIC residence have been taking several industries by storm this year, we look forward to seeing all our tenants achieve great things in the approaching New Year.

 

Remembrance day

What is it?

Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day marks the end of World War 1 at 11am on the 11th of November 1918. This day was created in memory of the many who have lost their lives in war – not just during WW1 but WW2, the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

On this day since 1919, a two minute silence is held across the nation so “the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead” – King George V.

Inspired by the fields of poppies that grew where many of the battles were fought, poppies are worn by millions as a symbol to remember all of the people who have given their lives for their country in war.

Red: The red poppy is the most famous symbol, used to commemorate those who made the sacrifice

Purple: Worn by those that feel the services of animals like horses, dogs and pigeons etc drafted into the war should be seen as equal to that of human service.

Black: Commonly associated with the commemoration of black, African and Caribbean communities’ contribution to the war effort as servicemen, servicewomen, and as civilians.

White: The white poppy is handed out by a charity called Peace Pledge Union, which promotes peace; they say that the white poppy commemorates people who died in conflict, but focuses on achieving peace and challenging the way we look at war.

Poppies are available for purchase at the reception throughout the week, be sure to purchase one on your way in, and don’t forget to hold your two minute silence in remembrance of our soldiers. A two minute silence will also be held in the hospitality area for those who would like to join.