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Joining 1% for the Planet

Joining 1% for the Planet is, in my opinion, the most significant action we’ve taken in 2019 towards ‘walking the talk’.  The team talks that took place at our Porto Meetup confirmed that my idea to join the global donation scheme was the right one for the team, both individually and as a wider company. Personally, Barry and I have long been fans of Patagonia outdoor wear. 1 % ...

Ethical banking

Being ethical and sustainable is important to us at HappyPorch. It’s been at the forefront of most big and strategic decisions but we’re not playing closer attention to our supplier list. Improving the quality of our supplier list is an ongoing and challenging task. Banking has proven to be one of the most difficult.  When Barry first started HappyPorch in 2014 (then trading ...

So, why are we called HappyPorch?

We get asked this question a surprising amount, or at least it’s surprising to me.  We love our quirky name and enjoy numerous word plays for a number of our internal projects. Yet, it is still a little surprising and gratifying when others are intrigued by the name itself. A little company history Way back in 1999, when I was even younger than I am now (blush), I registered ...

This week we became an accredited UK Living Wage employer

In general, we have been paying our staff more than the UK Living Wage for awhile now but we think it’s important to shout about our achievements while being open about where we want to improve. After decisions and strategic discussions held at our Team Meetup in La Clusaz we decided accreditation would be important to who we are at HappyPorch.   The accreditation involves a ...

Le Grande Meetup, France!

From various parts of the world, the HappyPorch team disembarked at Geneva airport, Switzerland. The first 2019 company meetup was about to commence, and the excitement leaped to exceptional heights. For some HappyPorchians, like myself, it was the first opportunity to connect with fellow team members outside the bounds of a virtual network, allowing them to express their pres ...

Creating An Appetite For Knowledge Sharing

In most jobs you have to keep learning to stay relevant. And when you work a lot with digital technology like us, it is very important to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and technologies in order to provide the best possible solutions to our clients. But other than the personal learning and development of your skills through following courses and trying out new th ...