Living my childhood dream (In California)

I have spent my entire life being inspired by the tech companies of the American west coast. The companies that power the world tech include non-other than Apple Microsoft, Airbnb and Google. The companies that power the tech we use every day are what inspire and what Dreamr is built upon, we build apps for Google and Apple platform.So when I was invited to join Tech North and the UKTI on a trade mission to California, all my dreams came true. 14 hours and two flights later I arrive at San Francisco international airport at around 10 pm. Ordering my Uber from the arrivals lounge I was at my apartment within 30 minutes, a quaint home in the heart of Oakland where I would spend the next three weeks. The purpose of the trip, along with other Manchester businesses was to promote our tech scene and to create relationships to enable us Manchester based companies to expand to the states. Arriving a few days before the Dreamforce conference and having time to meet with the UKTI San Fransisco team, I was able to gain huge insight from the multiple speakers at UKTI headquarters. Learning the cost of employment and tax

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Me and my team shortlisted for three awards

Awards ceremonies are fantastic; you get to see real tangible results from agencies that have ‘made’ websites or apps for brands. But what about how you get to that physical product? There is always a journey to get to that point and usually, that journey never receives any credit. The Skills for Business Awards recognises the outstanding contribution that skills and learning have on a business. At Dreamr, we invest a lot of time in skills and learning, from our Wednesday afternoons of learning new skills to the conferences and seminars our team attends month after month. I was delighted to hear that Dreamr has been shortlisted for no less than three awards at this year’s Skills for Business Awards. Lynne, our Head of Aspiration, was shortlisted for Learning & Skills Champion, Dreamr as a company shortlisted for Creative, Media & Digital Technology and myself for Entrepreneur Award. I’m over the moon that Dreamr is being recognised for the outstanding work we do on a daily basis with developing the skills of our super-talented development and design team. The hard work Jack, Lynne and the rest of our team put it every day is apparent by being shortlisted for these

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Four day week and why you should adopt it

Four day week, is it productive? Four day week, what is it? When I started out in business a few years ago, I wanted teams of people working as much as possible to get more done. Unfourtnetly you can only get so much out of one person, never mind my 13 staff. Henry Ford first proposed the idea of a 8 hour day back in the 1900’s, his staff typically worked around 14 hours a day. He found, however that by working fewer hours, his staff were more focused and more productive. In 1926, Ford Motor company became one of the first businesses in the world to adopt a five-day, 40 hour week. Today, it’s the norm. An article in the New York Times times by CEO James Fried reported that his were more productive, healthier and motivated by working four days a week. With less time to work, there was less time to waste. They were more focused and determined at getting the job done. At Dreamr, my staff have extra long lunches, attend local events and on a Wednesday, they have dedicated time to learn new skills. They even use it to brush up on old ones or

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Three things that will make or break your business in 2016

The lessons that will make or break your business in 2016. Mylo Kaye, Head of Digital at Dreamr gives his take on Episode 13 of the den.  For more tips follow: www.mylokaye.com and www.dreamr.uk Three things that will make or break your business in 2016. from Dreamr

Dreamr

Dreamr A digital development & design agency which I own and run in Manchester. We have been running for over a year and employ 13 staff, made up of app developers and designers. The name derived from making our clients Dreams possible. Our team is made up of: Mylo Kaye – Dreamr Head of Digital and Co-Founder Jack Mason – Head of Business and Co-Founder Who are we? A digital App development and design agency based in Manchester which inspires brands with its creativity and innovation. We create beautiful apps, websites & branding in Manchester.

Dreamr in Manchester at Digital Skills Festival

Dreamr in Manchester visits Skills Fest Every year my team spends countless days and weeks preparing for the Digital Skills Festival Talent Day. Last year they created a huge box structure from cardboard boxes, stuck our faces to it and massive words; ‘Think Outside the Box”. It attracted lots of attention from visitors, students and other companies exhibiting. It was totally different from every other stand there and made us look pretty damn cool. We’re there again this year and I would encourage all students who are attending to come say hi to our new display, to know what it is you have to come see us. Dreamr Eventbrite link.  

Dreamr Manchester Mylo Kaye

Dreamr Manchester Mylo Kaye. Mylo Kaye is the co-founder of Dreamr Manchester, a digital design & development agency. Mylo is a strategic thinker, designer & creative director with an eye for pixel perfection. In my role at Dreamr in Manchester, I’m focused on B2B Creative Direction, leading a team of 10 designers and developers. Successes included creating an internal corporate website for Equate in the Middle East that generated enormous buzz and that went on to win numerous design and development awards in 2014. Previous experience includes launching two digital magazines; Communicate & Transform. Recently I lead the design and development of the Bluewater website that launched in Las Vegas in April 2015. Colleagues know me as highly creative and honest who can always be trusted to come up with a new approach. But I know that the client’s business comes first, and I never try to impose my ideas on others. Instead, I spend a lot of time understanding the business and the audience before suggesting ideas. I can (and often do) work well alone, but I’m at my best collaborating with others. I’m currently looking for charity work and occasional consultations in design direction and branding. Dreamr Manchester Mylo

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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week – What is it? Global Entrepreneurship Week is upon us and it’s time to get super excited about entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom. Supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs and promoting those starting new businesses the week long event is something not to be missed. Global Entrepreneurship Week – My Involvement You can follow all things entrepreneurship over on their Twitter using the hashtag: #GEWmakeit and check out my speaking at UTC in Media City tomorrow over on my own twitter: Mylo Kaye. Tweets by @mylokaye

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