On A Mission... Make Derby Digital

Meet the team at iBox-Security (from left to right): Dominic Riley, SEO Executive; Jayme Tibbatts, Junior Web Developer; David Vernon, Social Media Executive; April Hayhurst, Business Development Director at Derby College; Zak Vickers, Software Engineer; Sean Price, Managing Director; Jon Smalley, Marketing Manager; Jordan Peck, Lead Developer; Hannah Kwiatek, Junior Web Developer.

Meet the team at iBox-Security (from left to right): Dominic Riley, SEO Executive; Jayme Tibbatts, Junior Web Developer; David Vernon, Social Media Executive; April Hayhurst, Business Development Director at Derby College; Zak Vickers, Software Engineer; Sean Price, Managing Director; Jon Smalley, Marketing Manager; Jordan Peck, Lead Developer; Hannah Kwiatek, Junior Web Developer.

Sean Price - Managing Director at Bondholder iBox-Security - has laid down the gauntlet to peers in the digital design and development industry to help launch a new generation of talented digital professionals.

Whilst Derby is renowned for its excellence in aerospace and manufacturing, Sean believes the city now has the critical mass in place to stake a claim as the capital of digital expertise in the Midlands.

Ask any business in just about any industry and most of them will say that their main challenge as they try and grow their company is access to skilled people
— Sean Price, Managing Director at iBox-Security

The digital agency has paired up with fellow Bondholder Derby College under the Employer Academy programme (in addition to other Bondholders) to launch the 'iBox Web and Software Development Academy'. IT students enrolled will be provided with work experience, special projects, specialist lectures and the chance of an apprenticeship with the company at the end of their course.

We fully support this campaign and are delighted that iBox-Security has come on board to ensure students are kept up-to-date in the skills required for the fast-moving web and software development industry
— April Hayhurst, Business Development Director at Derby College

Sean now urges others in the digital and related industries to come forward and help with the Derby Digital campaign.