Dec 16 2016

GoConstruct.org wins Silver in this year’s Digital Experience Awards

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GoConstruct.org has won another award! The site has won a Silver award in this year’s Digital Experience Awards.

The site originally won the Masters of Marketing Award for user experience and design in October this year.

GoConstruct provides online interactive tools to help people find out more about a career in construction. We are very proud to be playing such a major part in the site’s continuing growth and success.

Oct 13 2016

GoConstruct wins the Masters of Marketing User Experience and Design award

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We are very proud to announce that GoConstruct.org has won the 2016 Masters of Marketing User experience and design award. GoConstruct won the award after being shortlisted along with Guardian Travel and Gu puddings websites.

The site was launched to encourage people to consider a career in construction. We worked closely with CITB to create a site that would inform and entertain a diverse audience by utilising a range of interactive tools including a career profiling tool, a series of interactive construction sites and a personality quiz.

The site has had extensive usability testing to give the best possible user experience. The campaign has been a huge success with over 450,000 unique visitors. To check out the site for yourself click here.

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It’s been a privilege to work on the site and we are currently working with CITB on more major projects, watch this space!

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Apr 22 2013

Is a web design company a healthy place to work?

S8080 certainly is!

We have just won a national workplace health and well-being award backed by Welsh Government, basically, the Corporate Health Standard for SME’s.

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As we have an ‘ISO’ in place for team welfare (OHSAS 18001), a lot of the requirements were already in place including regular display screen assessments (the whole team have new twin flat screen monitors), health and safety training, workplace ergonomics and a modern and pleasant working environment right on the sea front.

But it’s the other stuff we do that makes the difference to our digital agency…

  • Friday treats, where we provide hyper-healthy snacks alongside the ever popular muffins and pain au chocolat
  • Hand sanitiser on every desk that helps keep colds and bugs at bay
  • A humidifier running during the winter months to keep the air comfortable
  • Our office is on a Sustrans cycle route
  • A few of us started the ‘Couch to 5K’ running programme
  • We’ve entered a sizable team to take part in the BHF Gower Bike Ride this summer
  • Fresh fruit and veg brought in to share by the gardeners in the team (yes, there are quite a few of us!)
  • But we do still have the occasional Domino’s pizza day too 😉

s8080 digital agency bike rideWe are generally a healthy bunch of web designers and developers, with a good mix of sport and fitness interests including cycling, running, mountain biking and surfing. But as all of our team are 30 plus, it pays to keep expanding waistlines and illness at bay – and we have almost non-existent illness absence, so it’s working!

After a period of consultation and guidance, we were assessed by the Workplace Health team at Public Health Wales and awarded the Bronze standard Small Workplace Health Award, with the Silver standard to hopefully follow later this year. We’d like to say a big thank you to Rhian and Val from Public Health Wales for their knowledge, encouragement and enthusiasm.

You can contact them at workplacehealth@wales.nhs.uk or telephone  08456096006.

It’s valuable to S8080 on many obvious levels, but most importantly, the whole team feed in with ideas and opportunities to do fun stuff together rather than just a drink after work.

Picnic on Pen y Fan anyone?

Update 7th May…

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Oct 16 2008

We Won!

S8080’s Wales 1000 Things website picked up an award at the recent CIM Wales Marketing Awards, Canmol (Welsh for ‘praise’).

The best of Welsh marketing was celebrated at the awards dinner with 60 entries being whittled down to five winners. We are obviously chuffed to bits and so is the 1000 Things team.