Birthday competitions, not one but two!
You may have heard that we are celebrating our 15th birthday this month, we are pretty excited about it! To mark the occasion we thought we would run a competition for you all. Then we thought why stop at one … Continue reading →

8 April 2014

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Milestone alert. It is our 15th Birthday!
In 1999 when the internet was just becoming widely available Jeremy saw the potential for an internet based business and began laying the foundations for the company. Hark yourselves back to a time where the song in this Levi’s advert … Continue reading →

3 April 2014

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PHP North East 2014 – Reflection
Last Tuesday all of the Magma Developers and Project Managers made the trek up to Newcastle for the annual PHP North East (PHPNE) conference. We want to take this opportunity to thank the organisers for all the hard work they … Continue reading →

26 March 2014

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Magma Sponsors the PHP North East Conference 2014
PHP North East (PHPNE) is a one day event that takes place today in the stylish Tyneside Cinema, a beautiful Grade II listed building. There are 14 enthused speakers talking about the latest libraries, tools and practices instrumental in shaping … Continue reading →

18 March 2014

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The Lancashire Business View Red Rose Awards 2014
Last Thursday night ten members of the Magma team got suited and booted to attend the annual Red Rose Awards hosted by the Lancashire Business View, a night designed to celebrate the best of Lancashire business. It was a record … Continue reading →

17 March 2014

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25 Years Since the Birth of the Web
Today, we mark 25 years since the birth of the web. This is of particular importance to Magma as  Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s creation enabled us to build web applications that improve the processes and efficiency of businesses around the world. When … Continue reading →

12 March 2014

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International Women’s Day – Celebrating the Achievements of Women
With International Women’s Day approaching tomorrow, Magma want to join in the global celebrations and recognise the importance of the day. Since the early 1900’s when women began fighting for shorter hours, better pay and voting rights, International Women’s Day … Continue reading →

7 March 2014

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Magma Digital Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2014
National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is now upon us and we want to help celebrate it and highlight its importance. Key aims for the week include increasing awareness, understanding and demand for Apprenticeships while celebrating existing Apprenticeship talent, skills, achievements and … Continue reading →

6 March 2014

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Key learning points from the Technology for Marketing & Advertising Conference
The Technology for Marketing & Advertising (TFM&A) conference is the UK’s largest marketing, media and advertising event.  Magma thought it would be rude not to attend and kindly sent me along to soak up as much knowledge as possible and … Continue reading →

27 February 2014

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Manchester Digital Talent Day – Steph’s Story!
In our last blog post we mentioned that Magma would be attending the Manchester Digital Talent Day and we are happy to report that we had a wonderfully enjoyable day chatting with all the digital-savvy students.They had a fantastic time … Continue reading →

17 February 2014

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Magma will be scouting at the Manchester Digital Talent Day
Tomorrow is the day that all you bright young things have been eagerly anticipating. It is the day where you will have the unique opportunity to meet representatives from the North West’s leading digital and creative companies. It is the … Continue reading →

11 February 2014

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A Q&A with Jen on the PHPBenelux Conference
Magma Digital attended the PHPBenelux Conference again this year, with Jeremy and Jen being the lucky members of the Magma crew that travelled to Antwerp, Belgium. The event is always superbly organised by the lovely PHPBenelux user-group, which ensures it … Continue reading →

6 February 2014

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Here comes another Zend Certified PHP Engineer!
At Magma we are all about professional development and a key part of this is ensuring our high calibre Software Developers are at the top of their game when it comes to their PHP development expertise. This is why we … Continue reading →

5 February 2014

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We’re triple finalists for the Red Rose Awards 2014!
Magma are still relatively new in the business awards scene with this only being our second year of entering the  Red Rose Awards. It has become apparent to us, over recent years, that many of our stories aren’t as common as … Continue reading →

3 February 2014

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Jeremy’s Invitation to be an International Technical Speaker
Magma Digital takes a great amount of pride in supporting the technical communities in which we are involved. We give our support in a number of ways, often offering sponsorship to ensure events can be effectively run and affordably attended … Continue reading →

28 January 2014

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We are sponsoring the Red Rose Awards!
Hark your minds back to March last year and you may remember us singing the praises of the Red Rose Awards. We wrote an excellent blog post (even if we do say so ourselves!), describing the awards and how incredible … Continue reading →

21 January 2014

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Jeremy Talks On Open-Source Software vs. Proprietary Software
On the 11th December, UKFast.net Ltd hosted a round-table event to debate the topic of open-source software (OSS) vs. proprietary software. Our very own Jeremy Coates was invited to attend and contribute to the discussion. We would like to say … Continue reading →

16 January 2014

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Job Success For Our 17 Year Old Web Developer Apprentice!
It is with tremendous pride that we announce that our Apprentice Web Developer, Liam, has successfully completed his Apprenticeship program. He has now been awarded a full-time, permanent position as a PHP Web Developer! This comes after just 14 months … Continue reading →

14 January 2014

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New Year, new PHP Web Developer job?
If any of you were at the PHP North West Conference 2013 and heard the opening keynote by Lorna Mitchell and Ivo Jansch, you will be aware that if you don’t enjoy your job as a developer, you should quit … Continue reading →

7 January 2014

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Our Christmas jumper day
We are all about embracing the festive spirit at Magma and yesterday we really got into the swing of it! It was our Christmas jumper day but with a competitive twist. The tackiest, most garish jumper won a prize. The … Continue reading →

18 December 2013

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And the lucky chocolate winners are…
At Magma Digital, we have been indulging in some festive fun and many of you will have noticed that we have been running a Christmas competition. First and foremost, we want to say a big thank you to all those … Continue reading →

17 December 2013

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Cotton Court Christmas party in aid of Derian House
Last Friday, nine members of the Magma Digital team attended the Christmas party organised by Cotton Court in aid of Derian House. Derian House is a Lancashire based hospice for children with life shortening conditions. We thought this was a brilliant cause … Continue reading →

12 December 2013

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Our constant growth continues
 Magma Digital has been in a perpetual state of growth as of late and this trend shows no sign of abating. We recently expanded our business offering through creating a Project Management Office (PMO) and we have now taken another … Continue reading →

10 December 2013

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Magma Digital’s Christmas Competition Begins Today!
Ever since the delightful brown beans of the cocoa tree were discovered, man has been enchanted by the wonderfully smooth flavour of cocoa. The Mayans may have set the trend over 2000 years ago but it is now Magma Digital … Continue reading →

29 November 2013

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Magma flows in a new direction
Over the last few months Magma Digital has evolved quite considerably, both in size and structure. We have taken time to analyse our clients’ needs and our own development,  as we wanted to understand how best to ensure that we … Continue reading →

28 November 2013

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We’re Downtown Lancashire’s ‘Employer of the Year’ 2013!
When we heard that we had been nominated in the Downtown Lancashire Business Awards 2013 for ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘Digital Agency of the Year’, we were thrilled and hoped that those we knew would take the opportunity to … Continue reading →

12 November 2013

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Why we’re excited to be growing
After the recent additions of Rick and Keith at the beginning of September, we have continued with our 3 year growth plan and recently employed Damien and Dan to join our rapidly growing team. Over the last twelve months the … Continue reading →

29 October 2013

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Double Take at International Web Conference
The past few years have proved to be exciting times for the team at Magma Digital and this is something that doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. Although there are constantly, many things going on it isn’t always … Continue reading →

24 July 2013

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Our latest additions to the Magma family: Keith & Rick
For many of you who follow Magma Digital news, you may have realised that we are continuing to grow at a constant rate. Less than 6 months ago we shared the news of our newest members of the team and … Continue reading →

3 September 2013

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Why We Love our Communities and PHPNW13
Over the years, we have written blog posts describing our support for the communities with which we are involved. We want to make the web a better place and although we can’t do this by ourselves, we want to play … Continue reading →

10 October 2013

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