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Has your organisation embraced Generative AI code assistants?

Generative AI code assistants have become integral to many developer toolkits and, in the right conditions, can reduce time-to-market, increase quality and security, and continuously maintain team morale. In this blog, David Sugden, Head of Engineering, discusses developer experience or generative AI code assistant tools in your organisation.

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2024 Business Predictions

In a quick-fire article, Principal Enterprise Architect Graham Self lifts the lid on 2024 predictions.

In the press

Empowering women in tech: Strategies for career advancement and leadership

Polly, Principal Product Manager at Axiologik, shares strategies for women in the industry. From finding passion and transferable skills to overcoming imposter syndrome through community support, seizing opportunities, setting goals, and choosing values-aligned companies, Polly empowers women to navigate diverse sectors and contribute to a more inclusive tech future.

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International Men's Day

In celebration of International Mens Day, Brand Manager Rae Evans sat down with four colleagues to discuss how to maintain stress levels in high-pressure environments and who their biggest influences are in life. In a candid interview, Terry Hancock, Head of Service Operations; Richard Tulley, Engagement Director; Peter Burke, Delivery Manager; and Ben, Commercial Lead, spoke openly about their experiences, providing tips on practising self-care.

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Driving Customer Delight through Customer Experience

You may not have an intuitive sense of what separates good product management and exceptional customer experience, but that’s because nothing does.

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Don’t just rename your Infrastructure Team to Platform Team

In this thought-leadership piece, Head of Engineering David Sugden outlines the practicalities of renaming an Infrastructure Team as a Platform Team.

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Celebrating Black History Month: What Does It Mean to You?

In celebration of Black History Month, Rae Evans, Brand Manager, sat down with Senior Product Manager, Wole Olusola to discuss his career journey , his biggest inspiration, and how he feels we encourage more diversity and representation within the tech community.

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Six top tips for evaluating and selecting COTS vendors and solutions

Evaluating and selecting new COTS platforms and components is never easy. Mike Walters, Automotive Sector Lead at Axiologik, highlights crucial questions for oems, finance, leasing and mobility companies to explore with prospective vendors before making critical decisions re long term strategic technology relationships.

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Integrating payment solutions into digital channels: the crucial role of User-Centred Design (UCD) within online retailers

In this article Andy Ireland, Head of Design explores why User Centred Design is key in integrating payment solutions to create services and experiences that are seamless and convenient.

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Recovering troubled programmes

At Axiologik, we have been fortunate enough to successfully lead some of the UK’s largest and most complex programmes, from the NHS Vaccine and Cancer Screening Programmes to IT modernisation programmes across prestigious retailers like Selfridges & Co.

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Evolving your delivery capabilities

As businesses evolve to keep pace with the digital world, their change-delivery capabilities need to similarly evolve. The ability to deploy new features or functionality faster with higher quality is essential to maximise business value and user experience.

In the press

Axiologik bags themselves Growth Company of The Year at the Leeds Digital Awards 2023!

We were named 'Growth Company of The Year' at the Leeds Digital Festival Awards 2023 at a sold out awards ceremony at the Belgrave in the city.

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The hidden value of business architecture In Financial Services

In today’s climate of providing hyper-personalised financial services in a heavily regulated environment, business architecture is a role that has never been more vital to the industry. Here, Graham explores why that is.

Events

Six insights from Digital Dinners: How to build high performing tech teams

Did you catch our event, ‘Digital Dinners - how to build high performing tech teams’? Don’t fret if not. While you may have missed the delicious paella and churros from Bomba, expert insights and valuable networking opportunities, we’ve got you covered with the key takeaways from the evening.

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Should your SREs be interested in Security?

We can summarise the role of the SRE as 'ensuring the smooth operation of a Service for its users.' Of course, this ten-word simplification is not intended to detract from the fact that there are tools, processes and working practices, statistical analysis, and cultural aspects to running an effective SRE function within an organisation.

In the press

Axiologik drives business forward with expert-led expansion into the automotive market!

Axiologik is delighted to announce the launch of our latest report for the auto finance industry - ‘Automotive Finance and Mobility Solutions’

In the press

Axiologik is shortlisted for Growth Company of the Year at the Leeds Digital Festival 2023!

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Growth Company of The Year alongside some very big innovators within our home to our HQ.

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The CX frontier: How future technologies are redefining the customer experience

In the fast-paced world of customer service, organisations are constantly facing new challenges and opportunities. Customer expectations are ever-evolving and it’s clear that priorities have changed.

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Do you rely on your users to tell you about a service outage?

Have you ever been in the situation where your users call in to report an outage with your services? Did you wonder how long your service was down before you got called?

Events

Axiologik hosts a series of insightful events at Leeds Digital Festival 2023!

Leeds Digital Festival 2023! Will you be joining for brunch, lunch, dinner, or dancing?

Opinions, In the press

How can women navigate their careers in male-dominated fields?

In a male-dominated industry, it takes courage, determination, and passion to thrive and create a lasting impact.

In the press

Axiologik appoints new Head of Engineering!

Axiologik has bolstered its technical team with the appointment of David Sugden as the company’s new head of engineering.

In the press, Events

techUK and Axiologik join forces in lead-up to presenting the UK Tech Plan at major political party conferences

In the lead-up to the party conferences, Axiologik and techUK joined forces to co-host a high-level roundtable event at Axiologik’s HQ in Leeds. The roundtable brought together industry leaders and experts to delve into the critical issues facing the UK tech sector.

In the press

Hat-trick of hires for Axiologik’s senior team!

Axiologik has made a trio of senior hires to its leadership team. Finance Director Ross MacGregor, newly-appointed head of people Sarah Bright, and Commercial Director Rob Smith complete the line-up.

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Axiologik recognised with new Disability accreditation!

As part of an ongoing commitment to creating fair and equal opportunities, we have been credited with the Disability Confident level 1 certificate.

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Service Designers Vs Business Analysts

A recent conversation in the Axiologik office took place around the similarities, cross overs and the differences between Service Designers and Business Analysts and where the roles may step on each-others toes.

In the press

Meet one of the firms behind NHS Covid tests digital programme

Delivering award-winning digital programmes for NHS Covid testing and vaccinations, and working with the Home Office to help refugees from Ukraine are just two examples of why experts at Axiologik are proud of the work that they do.

In the press

“Huge recruitment drive” at Leeds digital delivery specialist

Axiologik has appointed 4 new members of staff as part of a major recruitment drive.

Events

How creating a more connected organisation will help you transform and evolve customer experience.

Our first event at the 2022 Leeds Digital Festival was a panel breakfast, with the topic of 'How creating a more connected organisation will help you transform and evolve customer experience.'

Events

Customer centricity – Architecture vs Product Management

Our second event at the 2022 Leeds Digital Festival was a head-to-head to discuss ‘Customer centricity – Architecture vs Product Management - Does one discipline take precedence over another?'

In the press

Axiologik shortlisted for the Leeds Digital Festival Awards

Axiologik were shortlisted for the Tech4Good (Services) award at the 2022 Leeds Digital Festival.

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Service Transformation: 10 steps to better customer experiences

In the digital world, everyone gets excited about building shiny new features, but something that exists only on a developer’s laptop won’t make the customer impact it should. What really matters is experience: customers want products to perform, be available when they need them, and be well supported if something goes wrong.

In the press

Axiologik announces five consecutive years of 100% year-on-year growth

The business was founded by Rob Stanger, Ben Davison and Adrian Stanbury in 2016. It has grown by 100% in each of its first five years, and its turnover is predicted to more than double once again in 2022. It has now moved into a new office in St David’s Court, a stone’s throw from Leeds train station in a regeneration area of the city.

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Why we have a manifesto

Values are important - they’re not just something you hold to be true, rather they help you make sense of the world and make the choices you need to make.

In the press

Tech firm Axiologik grows 100% in each of first 5 years

Digital delivery consultancy Axiologik has announced an average growth of 100% year on year and taken up residency in new offices in the heart of Holbeck, Leeds, with a plan to support the regeneration of the area.

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Green Cloud: one way your company can commit to sustainability

Gordon Cullum from Axiologik reveals how migrating to the Cloud can aid organisations in their efforts towards sustainability

In the press

Tech consultancy wins Best Public Sector Digital Project

Digital delivery consultancy Axiologik has announced an average growth of 100% year on year and taken up residency in new offices in the heart of Holbeck, with a plan to support the regeneration of the area.

Case studies

Delivering digital services at scale in a crisis

Axiologik played a critical role in the NHS’s digital response to COVID-19, from direct leadership to design, build and scale of testing and vaccinations services, at pace.

In the press

Leeds consultancy announces 100 per cent average growth YOY

Digital delivery consultancy Axiologik has announced an average growth of 100 per cent year on year and taken up residency in new offices in the heart of Holbeck, Leeds, with a plan to support the regeneration of the area.

In the press

Leeds Based Tech Consultancy Wins Best Public Sector Digital Project At The Digital Technology Leaders Awards

Digital delivery consultancy Axiologik has been awarded Best Public Sector Digital Project in the Digital Technology Leaders Awards, thanks to its work in collaboration with the NHS and other NHS suppliers, supporting delivery of the Covid-19 National Vaccination Delivery Programme.

In the press

Leeds tech consultancy Axiologik appoints new head of talent

Digital delivery consultancy Axiologik has appointed Jack Taylor as head of talent as it gears up for a new phase of growth.

Case studies

Leading COVID-19 Vaccination Digital Delivery

NHS England is responsible for the COVID-19 Vaccinations programme, one of the largest Public Health programmes in the UK’s history, with NHS Digital accountable for the Tech & Data workstream within the programme.

Events

Is Green Cloud the Silver Lining for your Sustainability Goals?

A sustainable corporate strategy is no longer an ESG ideal, but an imperative for all companies, with regulators, investors, employees and customers now expecting companies to do more to reduce their carbon footprint and commit to a sustainable future.

In the press

Tech Consultancy Wins Best Public Sector Digital Project At The Digital Technology Leaders Awards

The win comes as Axiologik announces an average growth of 100% year on year and moves into new offices in the heart of Holbeck, Leeds

Case studies

Delivering transformative IT in retail with a legend of the high street

Axiologik won in competition with Big4 consulting firms to carry out an end-to-end programme review of a globally recognised, high fashion retailer’s business and IT transformation programme.

In the press

Leeds man runs 100km to help West Yorkshire homeless

Sat Mann, our Head of People and Operations recently raised £3,365 for a local homeless charity by taking part in Race to The Stones, a 100km ultra-endurance marathon.

Case studies

Definition & mobilisation of a strategic change programme for global retailer

Axiologik were initially engaged to support the mobilisation of a transformation programme to consolidate and outsource service management of the entire application estate of over 100 systems.

Case studies

Helping the Home Office build the digital future of immigration.

Axiologik were engaged by the Immigration Technology Portfolio, a large digital transformation portfolio within the Home Office’s Digital Data and Technology directorate, to transform the maturity of project and product delivery across their organisation of circa 900 personnel.

Case studies

Stabilising a major delivery programme focussed on interoperability between GP System suppliers

Axiologik were engaged by the Primary Care Directorate, a large portfolio of programmes within NHS Digital to stabilise a major delivery programme focussed on interoperability between GP System suppliers.

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Techniques For Sustainable Digital Delivery At Scale

As part of this year's Leeds Digital Festival, our partners, Conflux hosted a Sustainable Digital Delivery event consisting of talks from local industry experts and community leaders including Axiologik founder, Ben Davison.

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Achieve Digital Nirvana With The Big Scaled Rigorous Agile Wizardry Framework

We live in a world of digital disruption where the ability to move quickly and ship software that delights is now top of everyone’s agenda. It always should have been thus, but there’s nothing like the threat of extinction to focus the mind.

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A guide to Axiologik: Business Transformation & Change Management

Axiologik Co-director, Rob Stanger recently sat down to discuss our no-nonsense approach to delivering successful business transformation and operational excellence with Claire at Adesse Search Ltd for their popular Tech Leaders YouTube series.

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Open Access Government Article: Bringing real-world acceleration to large scale digital transformations

Axiologik's Sales Director, Dominic Carter recently teamed up with Open Access Government to share how Axiologik bring real-world acceleration to large scale digital transformations.

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Axiologik are proud to have sponsored our friend, Bruce Talmage who completed The Deloitte Ride Across Britain in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.

Cycling on average for 108 miles per day for 9 consecutive days, the world famous Deloitte Ride Across Britain requires immense endurance to ride from Lands End, Cornwall to John O’Groats, in the far north of Scotland.

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Axiologik Certified to Cyber Essentials

It was announced in November that Axiologik had successfully been certified to Cyber Essentials, a Government approved scheme to assess and award organisations that comply with the very best cyber protection.

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Two Years On: What We Learned In Our Second Year Since Founding Axiologik

So here’s what we’ve learned after 2 years. Year 2 for us has been an enormously successful year, having beaten tier 1 consultancies to major contracts in household names, but once again it has been far from perfect. Hopefully the lessons we’ve learned will be useful to others on their journey.

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Axiologik in partnership with PA Consulting announce Home Office consultancy win

Working in partnership with PA Consulting, Axiologik are pleased to announce signature of a multi-year consultancy framework with the Home Office for the provision of IT strategy, programme management and delivery management services within Immigration Technology, a large operating unit within Home Office Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT).

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Axiologik’s Start Up Story Interview for BQ Live

Before we started Axiologik, we had held senior positions in large organisations with responsibility for delivering transformational IT projects, either for clients or for the business itself. Ben was joint managing director for Mastek, the global IT services firm, whereas Adrian was CTO and interim CIO at Morrisons, the FTSE100 grocer. Rob worked with Ben at Mastek, where he was their head of programme management.

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One Year on from Founding Axiologik

We’ve just completed our first full year at Axiologik and we’ve taken some time to reflect on our experience in starting a business and what we’ve learned in our first year.

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Don’t worry, the supplier will sort that for us!

Over the course of our careers, we’ve all seen lots of ‘transformation’ programmes that deliver just a fraction of the promised business benefit. Some of you will have been fortunate enough to experience those all-too-infrequent projects where the planets align and things just click – the strategy is right, technology transformation is in lockstep with business transformation, the relationships are symbiotic and the delivery just ‘gets done’. Having spent several years providing governance across the delivery portfolio in a fairly big organisation, I’ve been lucky enough to see more of these than most.

In the press

Design and marketing focus sees two new senior hires

New design practice launches to support full service offer to customers who want to create impact through their digital services, and marketing moves into focus to align communicating clear value proposition.

Opinions

Axiologik SME Member Spotlight interview with techUK

Axiologik Director and Co-founder, Rob Stanger caught up with techUK to explain how the company has successfully delivered real-world acceleration and large scale digital transformation projects.

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5 Principles for Facilitating Greater Accessibility Within Product and Service Design

As designers we must ensure that the products and services, we put out into the world are usable and inclusive for all individuals, regardless of their abilities. Here are 5 principles to help you design, develop, build, and maintain accessible products and services.

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Axiologik accepted onto the Quality Assurance and Testing for IT Systems 2 Framework

Axiologik are delighted to announce their acceptance onto the Quality Assurance and Testing for IT Systems 2 as an Appointed Supplier, as of December 2019.

Events

V3.0 What The Tech Is Next? Transition Partners Virtual Event

Our very own Technology Director, Gordon Cullum joined Mastek's Marsia Brancken, LADbible Group's Mark Kitching, and Virgin Media's Bontle Senne for Transition Partners' 'V3.0 What The Tech Is Next' event hosted by Sarah Tulip for an open, interactive discussion.