Introducing: Jamal Walker

I've always had a thing for interacting with people, an inquisitive mind with an eagerness to know 'why?' As well as 'how?'

Oct. 18, 2018

news & blogs

June 5, 2018
Press Release: Difrent Group Partner Up

Difrent & Vix partner in digital delivery for Public Health England

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June 20, 2018
WTF is Digital Series: Part 5. New Ways of Working

One of the greatest benefits of running a business in 2018 has to be the opportunity to utilise digital technology and using it to transform your companies operational processes.

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June 22, 2018
It's Time for Iftar! My UK Ramadan Experience

Born and bread in Dubai, Areesha shares her experience of her first UK Ramadan.

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Oct. 18, 2018
Introducing: Jamal Walker

I've always had a thing for interacting with people, an inquisitive mind with an eagerness to know 'why?' As well as 'how?'

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Oct. 9, 2018
Introducing: Areesha Malik

I'm very excited to be part of the Difrent team and being a part of a team that believes in delivering.

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Oct. 8, 2018
Introducing: Debbie Laird

My biggest love (except my partner Darron) is travelling and exploring new places, countries and cultures.

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Oct. 4, 2018
Introducing: Rachel Murphy

Scarlett O'Hara, nothing like a strong female lead from my favourite book of all time!

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Sept. 24, 2018
Creating a Digital Workspace

We’re working with Public Health England to develop a Digital Workspace. At the heart of the new space will be PHE’s intranet information combined with the collaboration tools they need to support Digital working.

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Aug. 28, 2018
Mentoring: if I had known then what I know now

“If I had known then what I know now,” said everyone.

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Aug. 24, 2018
Volunteering: A scout leader's tale

So, here’s the thing - before I left to go to Switzerland, this was going to be a blog about how charity leave is such a good thing for both employer and employee to have. Then I realised I have nothing new to say that you wouldn’t already know...

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Aug. 14, 2018
Why BeDifrent?

We were asked recently on Twitter why are we called BeDifrent and typically I did an off the cuff response. It got Jo thinking, and she asked Steve and me to pen a blog explaining why we wanted to call our business Difrent.

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Aug. 7, 2018
Press Release: Rachel nominated for FL national awards & summit 2018

Rachel Murphy has been nominated for Female Entrepreneur of the Year, London & the South.

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July 23, 2018
WTF is Digital Series: Part 6. People, Culture & Transformation

This is the culmination of the last 5 blogs in the WTF series and is really where you begin to kick start all of your learning, knowledge and skills into an Action Plan and get rolling!

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July 17, 2018
Playing the Long Game

The reason I’m writing this is that I found myself somewhat frustrated yesterday by the want for positive change but the lack of willingness to accept that some people…

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July 9, 2018
Picking up the baton: Public Health England, digital collaboration space

Having picked up the baton from Nomensa UX design agency, after they delivered the discovery and alpha phases, Difrent are steaming along to move towards the next handover point from Beta version to live - all within the next three months!

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July 5, 2018
NEWS: Computing.co.uk Winner

Computing's Digital Technology Leaders' Awards, now in their second year, recognise the people that keep the IT lights on, rather than the platforms and tools that can sometimes obscure them.

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June 22, 2018
It's Time for Iftar! My UK Ramadan Experience

Born and bread in Dubai, Areesha shares her experience of her first UK Ramadan.

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June 20, 2018
WTF is Digital Series: Part 5. New Ways of Working

One of the greatest benefits of running a business in 2018 has to be the opportunity to utilise digital technology and using it to transform your companies operational processes.

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June 5, 2018
Press Release: Difrent Group Partner Up

Difrent & Vix partner in digital delivery for Public Health England

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May 22, 2018
Can I get an ounce?

It could read like a shopping list. A well thought out list that you do before you hit the shop.

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May 11, 2018
But, what do you actually do?

“But what do you actually do!” I remember hearing what looked like a four-year-old girl say to whom looked like her very smartly dressed dad.

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May 8, 2018
Familiar, yet different: it’s all about the people

I work as an Executive Coach and Change Agent across the public and private sector; taking individuals, teams and organisations from A to B, implementing change, reshaping behaviours, improving performance and cohesion, and challenging thinking.

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May 3, 2018
WTF is Digital Series: Part 4. Engagement through Digital Channels

As an early adopter of social media personally I found this blog easier to write than some others in this series!

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May 1, 2018
Success is the Team

Whoever said success is a lonely journey, didn’t know what they were talking about. No one succeeds alone!

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April 27, 2018
Boss Babies On Board

Having always been an interim and having never been through a ‘proper’ onboarding process in any organisation I had surprisingly strong views about how we would approach this with our new graduate hires.

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April 20, 2018
A Guy & 10 Digital Ladies

Well, yesterday I was. I spent my evening at the 10 Digital Ladies Awards where I am met some exceptional individuals who have contributed immensely to the digital world as we know it today.

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April 13, 2018
DevOps: An Immersive Simulation

It’s 8:15 am on Thursday 5th April and I’m on the 360 bus to Imperial College, London.

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April 11, 2018
Friends that are like family, family that are like friends

I’ve been planning a big get together in Marrakech with friends and family for years, knowing that was what I really fancied doing for my 40th.

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April 3, 2018
WTF is Digital: Part 3. Innovation & Agility

Keeping nimble, agile and continuously innovating are often the thing of fantasies for many organisations.

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March 19, 2018
10 things agile/digital teams need to know about procurement

At the recent #AgileP event, we discussed the need for a two-way learning journey — involving Digital AND Procurement.

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March 18, 2018
People & Prejudice

As the mid-life crisis rages on; I have coloured my hair (very bright blue and now cerise) and had a tattoo done in the last four weeks. I have never in almost 40 years done either of these things before ✌️.

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March 14, 2018
WTF is Digital: Part 2. The Digital Imperative

I think the days are numbered for people to say they aren’t touched in some way by Digital.

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March 13, 2018
WTF is Digital: Part 1. Digital Diary

During a fantastic meet with a new contact last week, I was sharing ideas about how to make Digital a reality to people, let’s face it, Digital has to be the most overused term in history and it means something different to every one of us!

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March 7, 2018
The Clock, the Cat and Agile Procurement!

Little did I know when I woke up Monday morning that I would end up sitting in a discussion about cats and clocks, as part of an unconference on agile procurement!

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March 6, 2018
Procuring Digital Outcomes – #AgileP

Difrent ran their first Unconference yesterday bringing together an eclectic group of public and private sector bods to discuss the challenge of digital delivery using outcomes; an event dubbed #AgileP.

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Feb. 27, 2018
Thriving in Uncertainty & Change

I was asked ‘Why does my approach to coaching work?’ I have overcome many personal and professional challenges; struggling from one job to another, unfulfilled, undervalued, unknowing how to find the right place to contribute and make a difference;

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Feb. 12, 2018
Pablo Escobar: Worlds #1 Entrepreneur

I grew up watching the classic films; Goodfellas, Casino, Scarface, Donnie Brasco, Carlito’s Way… The list is endless and all full of awe-inspiring characters (well to me anyway!); Henry Hill, Tommy Devito, Tony Montana, Joe Pistone, Carlito Brigante

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Feb. 5, 2018
Live in the Moment but Plan for the Future

Hi, I’m Alessandra Distefano and I am an Italian living in London. I’m here to tell you how I became a tireless human being.

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Jan. 30, 2018
Entrepreneur Life: UK vs. Venezuela

Are you an entrepreneur in the UK? Consider yourself lucky! A few days ago I was talking with a friend who lives in Latin America, discussing the differences between being an entrepreneur in the UK vs.Venezuela, where I am originally from.

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Jan. 25, 2018
A Whole New World

My introduction to a world I know nothing about and quite frankly didn’t know existed has been kinda awesome. My only dip into this kind of world would be a two-year AVCE in ICT some twelve years ago when the IT recruitment drive died a death and I p

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Oct. 31, 2017
I now know what I want to be when I grow up...

After a couple of particularly intense back to back contracts transforming healthcare I knew I was going to take a month out to re-charge, sleep, be kind to myself and have a proper think about what it really was that I wanted to do work wise!

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