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The Blue Frontier Family Continues to Grow as Headcount Hits 80!

Date Thursday, 22 July 2021 Rebecca Fox , In: Company News

The Blue Frontier Family Continues to Grow as Headcount Hits 80!

The spring and summer months have been extremely busy at Blue Frontier, and we are proud to say that our team has grown again! There are also a number of positions still available across our offices in Bristol, Southampton, and Salisbury, for those on the lookout for a new challenge. 

Since March, we have welcomed seventeen new starters, with more new faces due to arrive as the weeks go by. Many of our new team have now settled into the Blue Frontier family and are helping us to drive the business forward.

 

Introducing Our Talented Team Members

With our headcount now hitting the eighty mark, we thought we would take the time to introduce as many new starters as we can. We are excited to see their careers progress at Blue Frontier. Read on to learn more about a few of the people who have recently joined us.

 

Charlotte Abrahams – Digital Marketing Executive

Charlotte is stood in a well lit room wearing a spotted shirt and smiling thoughtfully

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte to the Southampton office! She has joined the Digital Marketing Team and brings her content writing, visual art, and social media skills to the table. When Charlotte isn’t working hard on clients’ social media, writing content, or her ongoing Master's Degree, she enjoys watching Rugby and playing Dungeons and Dragons!

“Everyone is so kind and were welcoming to me when I first arrived, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m learning so much and my skills are already being put to use on the content and social media for our clients. I’m even learning more SEO!”

 

Rebecca Fox - Digital Marketing Executive

 Rebecca New Starter

Rebecca also recently joined the Digital Marketing Team in Southampton. Her skillset includes content writing, social media management, and SEO. With a BA in Creative Writing, she joined the team to provide our clients with content creation and creative social media posts. Outside work, Rebecca enjoys Netflix binges and gaming on Twitch alongside writing horror novels!

“I’ve only just become a part of the Blue Frontier team, but already everyone has made me feel so welcome! I’m already learning so much and I’m really excited to experience everything my new role has to offer!”

 

Natasa Kemeny - Digital Marketing Executive

Rounding off our new Digital Team recruits is Natasa, who joins us as a Digital Marketing Executive and will be based in Bristol. As a huge cat lover with three at home, we hope Natasa gets to fulfil her dream of marketing for a pet store or veterinary surgery. Focusing on social media and content creation, Natasa will also be applying her skills to SEO and paid advertising.

“I started with Blue Frontier a few weeks ago, and since then my knowledge grew insanely. I learn a lot every single day and I am very happy to work with such an amazing and supportive team.”

 

Amy Hacker – Junior Web Developer

Junior Web Developer Amy Hacker recently joined our Web Development Team and is already feeling a part of the crew and hopes her name (A. Hacker) doesn’t cause problems down the line! She will be helping the team develop secure and optimised websites for a variety of clients operating across numerous sectors.

“I have just joined the Development Team, and so far have found them to be an incredibly supportive bunch.  Everyone I have spoken with so far has been really friendly.”

 

Tim Puckeridge – Software Developer

 Tim is at his desk and has his hand to his mouth to stifle a laugh. He is wearing a grey sweater and thick black frame glasses

Tim is our new Software Developer, joining the Salisbury team. Tim is not only a great developer but also enjoys developing his cooking skills at home. We hope he tells us when he perfects his homemade pasta because we’d love to try it!

“I’m starting to get to grips with my role here at Blue Frontier, and I’m keen to learn as much as possible to produce the best work I can.”

 

Ashley Andrews - .NET Software Developer

We recently bolstered our .NET Team with the addition of Software Developer, Ashley, who has settled into the team well. When he isn’t building software applications using the Microsoft .NET platform, Ash is thinking about how to eventually cover one side of his body entirely in ink, adding to his extensive tattoo collection.

 “I’ve settled into the team really well. My colleagues are very friendly, and I’ve enjoyed learning new aspects of the job. Plus the pool table is a major bonus for lunchtimes!”

 

Ed McConnell – Project Manager

Ed New Starter

We are pleased to welcome Ed, one of our new Project Managers, to the Salisbury office. Ed is a local celebrity as he has been on TV, participating in the BBC Quiz show Eggheads, where his team managed to beat two of them! Maybe he will get the opportunity to test his knowledge again, perhaps against some of the Blue Frontier eggheads during our next quiz.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Blue Frontier so far and everyone has been very welcoming and supportive.”

 

Abbie Whiddett – UX Designer

Abbie New Starter

Based in the Southampton office, we are delighted to welcome Abbie as a new addition to our Design Team. She is a UX Designer and Frontend Developer who will be helping our busy and friendly designers deliver projects for our clients. Abbie also enjoys interior design, loves to be outdoors, and stays active through CrossFit and snowboarding.

"Coming from a company that was completely remote, I've really enjoyed the sense of togetherness that Blue Frontier has. Everyone at the Southampton office has made me feel really welcome and it's been great to get stuck into a few projects."

 

Jack Whittingham – IT Engineer

Our technical support team continues to go from strength to strength welcoming their newest member, Jack, who is excited to expand his knowledge in tech. Fun Fact: Jack has a tarantula called Ruby. We hope he enjoys his time with us, but that he doesn’t bring Ruby to work any time soon!

“The guys in Technical Support have spared no time in making me feel part of the team. I’m excited to expand my technical know-how.”

 

Charlie Palmer – Junior Software Developer

Charlie New Starter

Junior Software Developer Charlie is already enjoying the fast-paced environment and being part of the supportive Development Team, who are on hand to help with their expert knowledge. Outside of work, Charlie spends his weekends riding and maintaining his motorcycle and loves getting outside in the fresh air to appreciate the outdoors.

“I have been given a whole new perspective on what working with a team is like and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with a group of people as supportive and knowledgeable as they are.”

 

Michelle Vargas – Junior Test Analyst

Junior Test Analyst Michelle has been with us for a couple of months so far and has enjoyed the support and helpfulness of her team. Since Michelle has been working from home, she cannot wait to finally meet everyone in person at the Bristol office! Outside work, Michelle is an avid American Football player of three years!

“I joined Blue Frontier just over two months ago now and I am mainly working from home at the moment, but so far everyone has been very supportive and helpful.”

 

The New Starters Keep Coming

Of course, we’d love to tell you in greater detail about all of our new starters but there has been plenty of work to do! Keep an eye out for some more new faces in our latest news articles, on our Meet the Team page, and when we post about some of our upcoming social events.

Some additional new members at the time of writing include Gemma Hughes, our new Project Manager based down in Bristol, and Shyam Ghedia, our Compliance Test Analyst. We have also welcomed Web Developers Peter Applebee and Elliot Dickerson, and a new member of the Digital Marketing Team, Ceilidh Tesluk.

We say at the time of writing because at Blue Frontier, we have no plans to slow down anytime soon.

James Fry, Managing Director, has spoken about the ambition for our business;

“Having now opened our dedicated office in Bristol, we are looking to expand further, and we are considering new places and opportunities to increase our footprint. In addition, we continue to add to our service offering, and this year we are more focused than ever on exploring new technologies, showcasing our creativity, building new products, and establishing a graduate recruitment program.”

If you are looking for a new challenge, we currently have a number of vacancies available on our careers page.

 

Keeping Safe as We Return to the Office

Introducing new staff to the business is exciting, but with COVID-19 still on everyone’s mind, we are always taking precautions across all of our office spaces. Handwashing stations, temperature checks, and social distancing continue. Slowly but surely teams are reconnecting in the office, with ‘Fast Food Fridays’ enticing many of the team back to Salisbury, Southampton, and Bristol.

Rebecca Fox

Rebecca Fox

Digital Marketing Executive

Rebecca joined the Blue Frontier Digital Marketing team as a Digital Marketing Executive in 2021. With her degree in Creative Writing, Rebecca has experience in many forms of content writing. She is passionate about all things creative, especially writing, graphics, and photography. Rebecca is very passionate about creating content and aspires to help businesses thrive online. She is eager to expand her skills in SEO, Photoshop, and InDesign to help her create engaging and visual content for her projects. 

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