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Rocketmakers wins Best Tech Workplace award

Monday, 30th November 2020

Ned Vaught

Company Storyteller

Rocketmakers was awarded the Best Tech Workplace award at the Tech South West Awards on Thursday night. The Tech South West accolade is the second best-workplace-type award won by Rocketmakers in 2020, and the third in three years.

1300 homes to be decarbonised by consortium using Rocketmakers technology

Monday, 30th November 2020

Ned Vaught

Company Storyteller

A 68 partner consortium, which includes 26 social housing providers and is managed by Rocketmakers client Sero, has begun retrofitting 1,300 homes in Wales to drastically reduce carbon emissions.

Interview with Rocketmakers Graphic Designer John Grigg

Monday, 23rd November 2020

Izzie Hensby

Marketing Intern

John Grigg has been part of the Rocketmakers team since 2016 working in the role of graphic designer. He leads the way on design elements for clients and has been instrumental in developing the Rocketmakers’ branding over the years.

Our server-side secret weapon

Monday, 23rd November 2020

Ned Vaught

Company Storyteller

CEO Richard Godfrey may be the public face of Rocketmakers, but it is fellow co-founder and CTO Keith Walker who is regularly pushing the boundaries of the company’s software development behind the scenes. Last week, Keith was happy to give us a few minutes of his time to explain one of the newest and most exciting developments from Rocketmakers ever - Orbit!

A to Z of Rocketmakers projects

Tuesday, 10th November 2020

Izzie Hensby

Marketing Intern

Rocketmakers was founded in 2009, since then we have built over 30 apps, websites and software products for companies whether large or small, local or global. When we work with startup companies we will sometimes make an investment ourselves and those companies have seen over £40M equity investment between them.

Do Breathe

Thursday, 5th November 2020

Ned Vaught

Company Storyteller

Developing complex, innovative software doesn’t need to be stressful. Just ask wellness startup Do Breathe, who worked with Rocketmakers to develop a guided breathing app to help people get calm and centred quickly.

Five top tips for developers who want to work with us

Thursday, 22nd October 2020

Briony Phillips

Scaleup Lead

On Thursday 22nd October, we hosted a lunchtime session as part of the Bath Digital Festival 2020.

UK IT Industry Awards Finalists

Saturday, 10th October 2020

Ned Vaught

Company Storyteller

Operated by the British Computing Society and Computing magazine, the UK IT Industry Awards date back to 1973, when they were known as the BCS IT Awards, and are the largest and most well-known awards in the technology industry.

10 lessons from the first 13 years of Rocketmakers

Thursday, 8th October 2020

Izzie Hensby

Marketing Intern

Rocketmakers was co-founded by Richard Godfrey, Paul Cross and Keith Walker in 2007 and shortly afterwards they established their first start-up KoodibooK, a platform to allow individuals to design and publish their own photo books. Over the last 13 years, Rocketmakers has invested in over 40 start-ups and scale-ups.

10 reasons why Rocketmakers is a great place to work

Wednesday, 7th October 2020

Izzie Hensby

Marketing Intern

Hi, I’m Izzie, a digital intern at Rocketmakers. For the last three months, I’ve been working (from home) as part of the Rocketmakers marketing team and here are 10 reasons why Rocketmakers is a great place to work.

Rocketmakers team member Ben Long creates BagelCreators

Friday, 2nd October 2020

Briony Phillips

Scaleup Lead

Rocketmakers regularly seeks out “tech for good” projects to support, but team member Ben Long has gone a step further by producing “tech for good breakfasts.”

Interview with Rocketmakers' Illustrator Lydia Cockcroft

Thursday, 10th September 2020

Izzie Hensby

Marketing Intern

Rocketmakers has been working with illustrator Lydia Cockcroft since 2013. Lydia is the talent behind our amazing staff portraits and illustrations on our website and the mural in our Bath-based office too.

Rocketmakers wins big at 2020 Creative Bath Awards!

Thursday, 11th June 2020

Ned Vaught

Company Storyteller

The 2020 edition of the Creative Bath Awards may have been a virtual event, but it was an especially memorable night for Rocketmakers!

Human-centred design at Rocketmakers

Tuesday, 21st April 2020

Briony Phillips

Scaleup Lead

Phil Mower at Rocketmakers caught up with Anthropology and Technology Conference 2020 to discuss user-centred design.

Making standup standout

Thursday, 16th April 2020

Briony Phillips

Scaleup Lead

Since Rocketmakers began way back in the 2000s, client standups have been a core part of the way we work. We get all the people together on a regular basis to discuss project progress, blockers and next steps – it’s not rocket science.

ARiVR project receives funding from UK Research and Innovation

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

Ned Vaught

Company Storyteller

A Rocketmakers-led project known as ARiVR has been awarded £750,000 in funding from the UK Research and Innovation programme “Audience of the Future.”

Building an AR app for TEDxBath

Monday, 2nd September 2019

Rocketmakers

We’re proud supporters of TEDxBath and this year began the creation of a legacy app.

Rocketmakers launches Fireball system

Tuesday, 14th May 2019

Ned Vaught

Company Storyteller

Rocketmakers launched its most recent elite sports software last week with the release of the new Fireball system. Commissioned by UK Sport, the new software is a powerful project management tool.

Rocketmakers assist with world’s first AR-assisted race car build

Thursday, 9th May 2019

Ned Vaught

Company Storyteller

Students from the University of Bath have used a new augmented reality tool developed by Rocketmakers to assist production of their 2019 Formula Student competition entry. This is believed to be the first time the technology has been used to build a competitive race car.

Rocketmakers was named the Best Place to Work in Bath at the 2018 Bath Business Awards!

Wednesday, 28th November 2018

Briony Phillips

Scaleup Lead

Rocketmakers was named the Best Place to Work in Bath at the 2018 Bath Business Awards last night. The annual event produced by the Bath Chronicle was held at the Bath Pavillion and hosted by Homes Under the Hammer presenter Martin Roberts. Rocketmakers was shortlisted in two categories: Small Business of the Year and Best Place to Work.