CHICKS: Site of the Month

CHICKS: Joomla Site of the Month

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids) charity website that I designed and built while at Bluestone360 was Joomla! Community Showcase’s Site of the Month in October. I hope the new site has provided them with great exposure – especially in the run up to Christmas.

It is also great to see that Donate Via Text facilities have now been set up. By texting CHICKS to 70777 a £5 donation is made to the charity (mobile providers will also charge for a standard network rate). To make the most of your donation and to find out more, please do visit the CHICKS website!

Placement: Rapport Events

Rapport Events

My time at Rapport Events, an award winning events agency based in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, was a placement like no other. What started out as a 6 week placement turned out to be a truly rewarding and enjoyable experience.

My role was to provide holiday cover for the creative department. Unlike a typical placement there would be no one to look over my shoulder. Instead, it would be up to me to prioritise my workload, manage print deadlines and liaise with suppliers.

Despite the amount of responsibility I was given, I never felt daunted by it. But rather, I was excited by the prospect. I felt supported by the team and was challenged by my work, but never felt out of my depth.

Before my time with Rapport, I was unaware of the amount of creative input that would be involved in an event. However, I soon learnt that it was a vital aspect in order to create a successful and engaging delegate experience.

I feel very lucky to have been at Rapport during a busy period, which enabled them to extend my time there. My hands-on experience has been priceless, and I have felt valued to have my suggestions considered.

I shall miss the lovely team, great office atmosphere, the energy and flurry of activity just before every event.

Thank you Rapport for the insight you have provided and I shall be eagerly following your progress on Twitter.