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Why Having Product Designers and Developers In The Same Team Gives You Big Benefits

Our Lead Product Designer, Andrew, explores the benefits of having product designers and developers in the same team, and how it contributes to the overall success of a product.
Andrew Cox
Andrew CoxLead Product Designer
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Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 Round Up

Last week (15th-21st May) was Mental Health Awareness Week, and our dedicated Mental Health First Aiders organised a jam-packed list of activities, here's what we got up to:
Mia Harris
Mia HarrisMarketing Assistant
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Everything You Need To Know About Design Systems

Design systems are something I talk about every day! They have become a massive part of what I do as a product designer, and form a key part of Ghyston’s design and development process. I’m constantly singing their praises, and believe every brand and product should use a design system of some sort. Whether it’s slim or comprehensive, the benefits will be many.
Andrew Cox
Andrew CoxLead Product Designer
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Our Carbon Footprint Report

Climate change is a huge threat to humanity. At Ghyston, we are committed to reducing our impact on the natural environment and seeking opportunities to create positive change.
Dan Phipps
Dan PhippsManaging Director
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Reflections from our 'Leadership - Empowering equity, not just equality' event

For this year's International Women's Day theme of #EmbraceEquity, we were delighted to host a panel event with some brilliant Bristol Business Leaders to discuss all things equity, and how we can encourage more women into leadership roles. In this blog post, Emily shares her takeaways from each of the panellists.
Emily Hill
Emily HillFounder and CEO
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The Great Resignation: How Tech firms can keep their talent

The Great Resignation: How Tech firms can keep their talent

Over the last few months, employers have been noticing an unusual phenomenon: many of their employees are resigning from their jobs. 

This doesn’t sound that unusual - people resign all the time, but what’s different about this trend is both the numbers involved, and the fact that many of those resigning are not moving to new roles. They’re just resigning.  

This briefing paper looks at how different organisations are tackling this trend. It covers: - 

  • What is driving this trend 

  • How tech firms can mitigate it  

  • The importance of company culture

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Cyber Security Briefing Paper 2: Closing the Security Gap

Cyber Security Briefing Paper 2: Closing the Security Gap

As a continuation of our thought leadership programme, we invited senior people from companies based in Bristol and the South West to come together and reveal the techniques they use around cyber security

In this second briefing paper, we discuss how organisations can protect themselves. There are many things to consider and sometimes making the right decision is quite difficult.

In this report, we examine how to:

  • Use penetration testing to identify software vulnerabilities
  • Integrate security processes into new and updated software applications
  • Utilise certification bodies for guidance around security
Cyber Security: Briefing Paper 1

Cyber Security: Briefing Paper 1

No other topic has dominated the boardroom agenda as consistently as cyber security in recent years. Concerns about the security of IT infrastructure and applications have grown steadily alongside organisations’ increasing reliance on these systems.

In the first of our cyber security briefing papers, we ask our selected organisations how they take steps to protect their organisation’s reputation and day-to-day productivity.

In this report we:

  • Outline the different types of phishing techniques
  • How malicious parties can exploit supplier trust
  • Examine how the human factor can be an advantage around cyber security

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Jake McKenna, Technical Consultant

Jake started at Ghyston in 2014 as a developer and has had a variety of roles including support engineer, technical sales consultant, and now project manager. He loves working closely with customers to understand their businesses and figure out how we can use technology to help them achieve their goals.

It’s always great when we’re able to talk to a customer, understand their problem, and then make a quick change to our code that saves them hours of work each day. Being able to use technology to solve real problems for people is what I love about my job.
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