SH:24 shortlisted for British Medical Journal Award
posted on: March 8, 2017

Online sexual and reproductive health service SH:24 has been shortlisted within the ‘Innovation Team’ category at this year’s British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards. Now in their 9th year, the BMJ Awards are the UK’s leading medical awards, recog...

Event: Kickstarting your innovation to discover and validate new pr...
posted on: March 3, 2017

When and where? Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017 Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm (coffee and warming up from 8.30am) Location: Adam House, 7-10 Adam Street, London, WC2N 6AA Innovation can be a tough nut to crack if your organisation has a largely t...

Event: Lean Change Agent
posted on: February 6, 2017

We are partnering with management pioneer Richard Atherton to lead you through a two-day experience that will transform your approach to change. Based on Richard’s 10-year practice of leading change, and the techniques laid out in the semin...

Meetup: ‘Faster than Lightning’ code talks
posted on: January 6, 2017

Join us on Wednesday 8th February for ‘Faster than Lightning’ - an informal meetup where developers present and share snippets of code for discussion. Usually run as a monthly internal Unboxed event, we are now throwing our doors open to includ...

SH:24 sweep this year’s User Experience UK Awards
posted on: November 23, 2016

Online sexual and reproductive health service, SH:24, swept this year’s User Experience UK (UXUK) Awards, taking home not only two category awards but also the ceremony evening’s grand prize - Best User Experience. The UXUK Awards recognise exc...

Unboxed is awarded Digital Customer Programme Discovery Phase contr...
posted on: October 7, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the contract for the Digital Customer Programme Discovery Phase with Newham Council, procured through the Digital Marketplace. Newham Council is transforming the way they deliver their key se...

Event: Agile Pilot
posted on: July 19, 2016

Date: Wednesday 7th September 2016 Time: 09:00am – 12.30pm (coffee and limbering from 8.30am) Location: Adam House, 7-10 Adam Street, London, WC2N 6AA Complex portfolios of digital products can stall in development. It’s a fact of life. The v...

Meetup: Andrew White’s Technical Breakfast Club: Scaling up Rails i...
posted on: July 19, 2016

The time has come for the next installment of Andrew White’s Technical Breakfast Club. The recent EU referendum saw the Parliament Petitions system process over 4.1 million signatures through the ‘EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendu...

Record-breaking EU 2nd referendum petition hits 3.9 million signatu...
posted on: June 28, 2016

The ‘EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum’ petition has now received 3,900,000 signatures from members of the public on the government Petitions site, breaking the previous record of 823,346, to become the most popular Parliament pet...

Parliament Petitions hits milestone number of debates in House of C...
posted on: May 24, 2016

The Parliament Petitions platform has hit a milestone number of debates since its relaunch last July. Over 25 petitions have crossed the 100,000 signature threshold to be considered for debated in the House of Commons, totalling over 5,300,000 in...

Martyn Evans featured in ITProPortal
posted on: April 13, 2016

Martyn Evans, our Head of Product, is featured in online leading and technology platform, ITProPortal with his guide for public sector service transformation projects: ‘Seven ways to kickstart your local digital services platform’. In this guid...

Unboxed listed under new Digital Marketplace Digital Outcomes and S...
posted on: April 5, 2016

We can reveal that we have secured our place on the new Digital Marketplace Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) Framework. The framework is due to replace Digital Services and aims to open the market to organisations of all sizes to create a f...

Buckinghamshire County Council project reaches end of Alpha phase
posted on: March 2, 2016

Our current service redesign project with Buckinghamshire County Council has successfully reached the end of the 8-week Alpha phase. This ‘exemplar’ project was created by Buckinghamshire County Council to learn about how to build end-to-end digi...

Petition Map hits one million views
posted on: February 22, 2016

Our Petition Map tool has hit one million views since its launch last September. Petitionmap has finally reached 1 million views! https://t.co/0rEKd1HEFB #petitionmap pic.twitter.com/cVXX9kjKKK— Cale Tilford (@tlfrd) February 11, 2016 Pet...

Event: Digitising local government services
posted on: February 9, 2016

How to use the GDS approach in local councils to bring the cost of your services down through digitisation Date: Wednesday 9th March Time: 09:00 (for 09.30) to 13:00 Location: Adam House, 7-10 Adam Street, London, WC2N 6AA Cost: £175.00 per ticke...

Donald Trump block petition hits 400,000 signatures and rising
posted on: December 9, 2015

A petition to block the entry of Donald Trump to the UK has risen to a total of 400,000 signatures from members of the public on the government Petitions site, and rising every minute. Built as a partnership between Unboxed and GDS (Government Di...

Event: The £50k Springboard - How to use the first £50k of a digita...
posted on: November 5, 2015

Date: Monday 30th November, 9:00am for 9.30am – 12.00pm Location: Adam House, 7-10 Adam Street, London, WC2N 6AA Tickets: £95.00 + VAT How do you prove the concept for a large, new digital product and unlock a full budget, with just the first sig...

Richard Stobart shortlisted for UK Agile Awards 2015
posted on: October 30, 2015

Unboxed CEO, Richard Stobart, has been shortlisted for this year’s UK Agile Awards. The UK Agile Awards were created to recognise and award top Agile talent and recognise the challenge of adopting the discipline and serves to publicly recognise...

Andrew White's Technical Breakfast Club: Upgrading to Rails 5.0 - A...
posted on: August 25, 2015

With the impending release of Rails 5.0 likely to be the biggest release for five years, it’s time to start thinking about migration plans so that you don’t get left behind. Andrew White, Rails Core Team Member and Unboxed’s CTO...

New government Petitions website launched, developed in partnership...
posted on: July 24, 2015

The government and House of Commons has just launched a brand new version of the popular Petitions (previously named e-Petitions) service where members of the public can petition the government and members of parliament on issues that matter to th...

Masterclass: Deliver 50% growth with Lean UX
posted on: July 15, 2015

Find up to 50% more revenue from your website or 50% more conversion from your digital service during this 3-hour masterclass Join Unboxed on Wednesday 12th August for a hands on 3-hour session where you will try out the powerful analytics-led d...

Seminar: Rails 5 Upgrade – Advice for IT Leaders
posted on: June 18, 2015

Rails 5 is due for release in August/September 2015 and is likely to fundamentally change the way we work with Rails. Unboxed is hosting this unique event to allow IT leaders responsible for deciding and leading on upgrading a significant, existi...

The Speed Agile webinar series
posted on: June 1, 2015

Increase your pace of digital products and service development Most big organisations want to develop products much faster but can’t because of: Too many checkpoints and too many sign off points by multiple people Too few conversations with rea...

Richard Stobart guest featured in Travolution
posted on: May 6, 2015

Our CEO, Richard Stobart, is guest featured in digital travel market publication, Travolution. Tackling the topic of unblocking technology projects in travel companies, Richard uncovers the methods to unblocking a stuck project. Here’s a snippet ...

Unboxed turns 10
posted on: April 29, 2015

Unboxed celebrates double figures this week as we’ve reached our 10th birthday! Back in 2005, Unboxed was established from the sparkle in Richard Stobart’s eye. Here’s what he has to say about reaching the grand age of 10: “A 10 ye...

Richard Stobart featured in Business Computing World
posted on: April 24, 2015

Unboxed Consulting CEO, Richard Stobart is featured in Business Computing World with a thought-leadership article. In the piece, titled: Unblock Your Project Pipeline And “Get Your Ducks In A Row”, Richard outlines the two parts to the unsticking...

Unboxed's Head Gardener to speak at world-leading thinker conference
posted on: April 21, 2015

Unboxed Consulting’s Head Gardener, Claire Kemp, has been confirmed to speak at this year’s TEDx SevenMileBeach conference in the Cayman Islands. The conference, now in it’s second year, will bring together 100 delegates, from all aro...

Event: Unstick your digital products: Rapidly progress a complex pr...
posted on: February 23, 2015

Date: Wednesday 25th March Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm (coffee and warm up fun from 8.30am!) Location: Skills Matter, 116-120 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP Join us on 25th March for an energetic three-hour session where you’ll learn a series of tech...

Digital Healthcare Roundtable
posted on: February 4, 2015

Leaders from business, the NHS evangelists, charities and others will explore and debate how we can do more to improve public health with digital technology at our upcoming Digital Healthcare Roundtable. When: Wednesday 18th February, 16:00 – 18:...

Webinar: 90 days to TRANSFORM a 'stuck' digital product that HAS to...
posted on: January 8, 2015

Learn the techniques four companies used to revitalise mission critical products in 90 days Date: Monday 26th January 2015 Time: 16:00 (UK time) As part of the Agile Product Owner Expert series, this one-off webinar is for: Product owners, pr...

StrongerAgile Webinar Series 2015
posted on: December 16, 2014

Help yourself to practical advice and tools from some of the most experienced Agile practitioners on the planet: Unboxed’s Richard Stobart, Martyn Evans, Carlo Kruger and Steve Lennon. Join us for our #StrongerAgile webinar series in 2015: Why pa...

Richard Stobart wins award for the best Agile Mentor at Agile Awards
posted on: November 21, 2014

Unboxed Consulting CEO, Richard Stobart, has been named Best Agile Coach or Mentor (Process) at the 2014 UK Agile Awards. The win recognised the way in which Richard supported Plymouth University in the move to Agile, including the Agile developm...

What do Product Management and the Berlin Christmas Market have in ...
posted on: November 17, 2014

What do Product Management and the Berlin Christmas Market have in common? They both are happening in Berlin this December. We are arranging an exciting day that will take your Product Management to new levels and get you out and about in Berlin....

Richard Stobart shortlisted for UK Agile Awards 2014
posted on: October 24, 2014

Unboxed Consulting CEO, Richard Stobart, has been shortlisted for this year’s UK Agile Awards. The UK Agile Awards were created to recognise and award top Agile talent and recognise the challenge of adopting the discipline and serves to publicly ...

Unboxed Digital Leaders Webinars series
posted on: October 14, 2014

Each webinar delivers a practical action plan in 30 minutes. All sessions are hosted by our CEO & ‘Best Agile Coach or Mentor (Process)’ UK Agile Award winner, Richard Stobart: 'Unstick your product pipeline: how to rapidly progre...

Why PLCs are looking to government for digital inspiration
posted on: September 25, 2014

Martha Lane-Fox challenged the government to perform a “revolution not evolution” of its digital services. It has risen to the challenge, saving hundreds of millions of pounds already and setting the bar for the corporates who previou...

Distributed development teams fail, now learn 'new rules' direct fr...
posted on: September 8, 2014

9.30am - 12.30pm | Wednesday 8th October | 116-120 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP Digital products require empowered, multi-disciplinary teams work in the same ‘space’ making decisions at the point they are needed. The options for ...

Plymouth University projects featured in Education Technology
posted on: August 14, 2014

This month, Education Technology features an article on the Plymouth University projects we undertook. ‘When Plymouth realised that most students learn about them primarily through their website, they knew the existing site was not up to scratch’...

Unboxed Consulting to give talk session at UX Craft Cape Town South...
posted on: August 11, 2014

Carlo Kruger of our Cape Town office is scheduled to give a talk at the inaugural UX South Africa Conference, taking place on 3rd & 4th October in Cape Town. This two-day conference aims to raise awareness around UX and business integration i...

Unboxed Consulting appoints COO and CTO
posted on: July 2, 2014

Unboxed Consulting enters into July with some fantastic news. We are delighted to appoint Tim Higgins as our company Chief Operating Officer (COO). On his new role and returning to the Unboxed Consulting team, Tim said: “Having previously worked...

MP’s broaden their knowledge of deafness
posted on: June 5, 2014

A deaf employee from Unboxed Consulting spent the day at the House of Commons on Wednesday, May 14 to talk to Members of Parliament (MP’s) about what life is like as a deaf person in a hearing working world. Unboxed Consulting was one of only fou...

Unboxed Consulting has been awarded a place on the RM1043 Digital S...
posted on: December 2, 2013

Unboxed Consulting has been awarded a place on the RM1043 Digital Services Procurement Framework from the Government Procurement Service (GPS). Managing Director, Steve Lennon says: “We are delighted to be part of this latest central governm...

Accelerated Agile Masterclass
posted on: August 23, 2013

Unboxed Accelerated Agile Masterclass is specifically designed to accelerate experienced Agile practitioners to a new level. Led by Agile ‘super-guru’ Dan North, it’s particularly valuable for people who are frustrated with the p...

Local government: agile digital services for civic engagement
posted on: August 22, 2013

As broadband becomes ubiquitous and 88% of the UK population is regularly online, citizens are asking councils to explore digital services – and registering their disappointment with what is currently available. The previous initiative to digita...

Local government: how agile development of digital services can hel...
posted on: August 22, 2013

The proposed 2014 and 2015 budget cut for local government have been widely criticised by local councils, though ministers insist that they will not affect frontline services. So how will those efficiencies be made? There is mounting evidence t...

Digital By Default masterclass - first cohort of public sector lead...
posted on: July 16, 2013

On Friday 5th July 2013, we welcomed a cohort of public sector leaders delivering to the Digital By Default deadline at our masterclass in central London. The event shared a strong methodology for rapidly developing digital products for government...

11 months to go: One-day workshop to tackle Digital By Default
posted on: May 31, 2013

5th July 2013 | 9.30am-5.30pm If you’re up against the Digital by Default deadline, this workshop will enable you to get fully up to speed with how to deliver your service digitally in line with the GDS service manual. Develop your approach...

Unboxed Consulting expands G-Cloud services
posted on: May 21, 2013

Agile web development and consulting firm, Unboxed Consulting offers an exciting extended range of digital, consulting and agile services on the G-Cloud iii framework. The services range from the Agile Readiness Assessment and Agile Project Incep...

Apprentices set to boost Unboxed's skills and ingenuity
posted on: February 14, 2013

In February, five apprentices arrive at Unboxed Consulting. We believe that for our size this is one of the largest SME apprentice programmes in a fast growth technology company in the UK. We are welcoming two junior testers and three juniors in ...

Agile for Public Sector Masterclass: Access and Leverage SME Agile ...
posted on: February 5, 2013

FOUR public sector Agile leaders share detailed case studies of how Agile has transformed technology, performance and ROI The government has a clear commitment to Agile and the cost, time and technology benefits are tantalising. Real insight and ...

Unboxed Consulting launch Public Sector White Paper
posted on: November 22, 2012

Agile development experts Unboxed Consulting have launched a new White Paper on the effective use of Agile methodology in the Public Sector. The Paper demonstrates that Agile can still work beautifully under tough Public Sector circumstances, resu...

Unboxed Consulting builds innovative learning platform for young pe...
posted on: September 17, 2012

Agile web application development specialists, Unboxed Consulting have completed Apps for Good “Project Phoenix“, which teaches pupils to create mobile and web apps to solve real problems. Unboxed Consulting completed the build of t...

The Unboxed Way gains ISO9001 quality stamp
posted on: August 21, 2012

Unboxed Consulting is only the second Agile organisation to gain the rigorous ISO 9001 status for its development methodology. The ISO 9000 family of standards is a third party review of quality management designed to ensure that organisations mee...

Unboxed Consulting named in top 5 technical consultancies in NMA To...
posted on: July 9, 2012

Unboxed Consulting has been named one of the top technical consultancies in the 2012 New Media Age Top100 list of the most respected and sophisticated agencies in digital media.  This annual chart is the definitive guide to the UK’s top...

Unboxed Consulting wins e-petitions contract through G-Cloud
posted on: July 2, 2012

e-petitions has chosen Unboxed Consulting to support the online petition site The site enables members of the public to create and sign petitions online to influence government and parliament in the UK; those that receive more than 100,000 in si...

Agile masters, Unboxed Consulting, use lego and ideation to teach t...
posted on: June 21, 2012

We’ve been the ‘Agile Grown Ups’ of the development market for a while now, bringing the power of agile to serious projects and high stake applications, such as the government’s e-petitions site. This month we’ve being sharing the Agi...

Win a trip to Europe with Contiki's new competition site!
posted on: February 29, 2012

Travel company Contiki has launched a new competition site, This Way to Amazing! Developed by Unboxed Consulting in 5 weeks and launched on 15 Feb, the site received 54,526 unique visitors in the first week and achieved it’s objective o...

Unboxed Consulting speaks at Rubyfuza 2012
posted on: February 2, 2012

Rubyfuza is the main conference for Ruby on Rails enthusiasts in South Africa. It was held in Cape Town from 2 – 3 Feb 2012 and Luke Randall of Unboxed Consulting led a session on how object oriented design patterns ...

Contiki launches a video competition site in time for Movember
posted on: November 10, 2011

Contiki, the global tours operator for 18-35 year olds has once again teamed up with Unboxed Consulting to launch two new sites: a video competition site and Contiki Cares. The competition site engages travellers and encourages them to share activ...

Unboxed launches a new website with MySchoolDirect for M&S
posted on: October 19, 2011

MySchoolDirect specialises in partnering with vendors of children’s clothing to raise funds for schools in the UK. When they needed a web development agency to design and develop a bespoke school uniform website with M&S, they came ...

Unboxed presents at the Agile Business Conference 2011
posted on: October 6, 2011

The Agile Business Conference is a major European Agile conference providing a single forum to explore the effective implementation of Agile methodologies. It was held in London from 4 – 6 Oct 2011 and Unboxed Consulting’s Matt Frank, ...

Big Brother's task completed by Unboxed Consulting
posted on: August 26, 2011

Unboxed Consulting has just completed a web integration project for Channel 5, which makes the new series of Celebrity Big Brother even more interactive and accessible through Channel5.com.  Completed in only seven weeks, on time and on budge...

The Gareth Cliff app for fans - designed and developed by Unboxed
posted on: August 23, 2011

Gareth Cliff is a radio and TV personality in South Africa. He is a breakfast show host, an Idols judge for the South African version, and has over 500,000 fans on twitter and facebook. Unboxed was asked to create an exclusive, entertaining and un...

e-petitions prove popular following the UK riots
posted on: August 16, 2011

The UK government recently launched the new e-petitions website to give citizens a voice to petition the government online.  By coinciding with the UK riots, the site received unprecedented hits with over 8000 petitions being created in 2 wee...

Unboxed raises awareness of SME Agile experience with UK government
posted on: June 30, 2011

The Cabinet Office recently had discussions with Unboxed Consulting as part of the Agile Delivery Network to use Agile development processes to transform Whitehall IT. This follows on from the report System Error: Fixing the flaws in government IT...

Unboxed Consulting hosts Code Retreat London
posted on: June 27, 2011

With Unboxed’s commitment to our developer community, we hosted Code Retreat London at our offices on 25 June. Code Retreat is a day for developers to hone their craftsmanship by writing code, solving problems and working together ...

Unboxed exhibits at Apps World Africa
posted on: June 3, 2011

Unboxed Consulting exhibited at Apps World Africa on 1 – 2 June in Cape Town to highlight our mobile app and mobile web experience. This is the first time that the Apps World Series is in Africa and it is being run in conjunction with the So...

New Unboxed Ruby on Rails training course
posted on: May 18, 2011

With Unboxed’s extensive experience of developing in Ruby on Rails, we have launched a new Rails course on 11 – 15 July in London. Facilitated by one of our senior developers, this course is for web developers who are currently using H...

Unboxed develops Contiki's South American social media game on time
posted on: May 6, 2011

Contiki, the travel company for 18 – 35s has once again teamed up with Unboxed Consulting to launch their new social media game Pinmeifyoucan. This game is a creative way to highlight Contiki’s new South American holidays and Unboxed d...

Unboxed launches new iPhone App Development training course
posted on: May 5, 2011

Unboxed’s has launched a new iPhone App development course for keen developers wanting to build their own apps. This 4-day course will be held on 23 – 26 May in London and covers everything a developer needs to know about iPhone SDK an...

Planning Poker app now in Android
posted on: March 23, 2011

Unboxed has just released an Android app of Planning Poker available from the Android Market. Unboxed developed an iOS version of Planning Poker in 2010 so that Agile teams could use smartphones rather than paper cards when estimating the software...

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