As we roll into December, as per usual, I wonder where the year has gone. December (in London anyway) seems to be starting in the same way as 2010 started – freezing cold and snowing, something that’s particularly depressing for me as I’ve just returned from a warm holiday.
My holiday took me out of the office for much of November (lucky me!) but nonetheless we’ve been as busy as usual. We attended 2 events this month, exhibiting at both the mediaPro show and the Civil Society IT Conference. We had our usual stand at the shows and it was great to meet so many of you that swung by our stand.
We also published our fourth annual utility report, imaginatively titled, ‘Energy & Water Suppliers: Power to the People’. Each year Utility Week commission us to publish the report, whereby we evaluate the usability of the leading utility suppliers in the UK. This year we included 13 energy and 11 water companies’ websites in the study, ranking each against best practice usability guidelines. All the websites were evaluated against 4 high-level criteria, each with specific guidelines.
I’ve also spent much of my time (at least prior to my holiday) interviewing for our Head of Business Development job vacancy. We’ve been going through quite an extended process within the recruitment process, as this is a crucial role within the company.
So, as the end of the year draws ever closer, there’s not much left for me to say other than a great Xmas and New Year to you all!