Introducing: Darren Lynch

Darren Lynch - Difrent Delivery Manager

Nov. 12, 2019

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Nov. 7, 2019
Introducing: Merissa Brown

Merissa Brown - Difren't User Researcher

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Nov. 5, 2019
Stepping In

Difrent in Partnership with NHS BSA - Improving our Overseas Healthcare Digital Service - Together

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Oct. 29, 2019
The Dance of Procurement

To take this to the next logical step an organisation goes to market with an ITT, with a set of requirements, and I’m gonna shorten and simplify this, and the supplier comes back with a proposal which the buyer either accepts, rejects or negotiates.

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Nov. 12, 2019
Introducing: Darren Lynch

Darren Lynch - Difrent Delivery Manager

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Nov. 7, 2019
Introducing: Merissa Brown

Merissa Brown - Difren't User Researcher

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Nov. 5, 2019
Stepping In

Difrent in Partnership with NHS BSA - Improving our Overseas Healthcare Digital Service - Together

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Oct. 29, 2019
The Dance of Procurement

To take this to the next logical step an organisation goes to market with an ITT, with a set of requirements, and I’m gonna shorten and simplify this, and the supplier comes back with a proposal which the buyer either accepts, rejects or negotiates.

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Oct. 24, 2019
Diary of a CEO: days 120 onward

Rachel Murphy - Diary of a CEO: days 120 onwards

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Sept. 30, 2019
Introducing: Kirk Bedford

Kirk Bedford - Difren't Business Analyst

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Sept. 18, 2019
Procurement is Nothing New

It is the same process you go through when you buy a tin of beans, a computer, a car, a house. There is thought, intent, a look at the availability of products, analysis of pricing, the ability to form a contract, getting the product or service and t

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Sept. 12, 2019
Introducing: Colin Passant

Colin Passant - Difrent's UX Designer

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Aug. 14, 2019
Silicon Slopes: Old School to Startup

Rachel Murphy spoke about going from old school business to startup at 2019's Silicon Slopes

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Aug. 12, 2019
Introducing: David Pierce

Procurement. Commercial. Solutions Driven. Procurement Geek. PCR Expert. Stakeholder Focused. Savings Savvy.

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Aug. 5, 2019
Diary of a CEO: days 80-120

Rachel Murphy - Diary of a CEO: days 80-120

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July 19, 2019
Introducing: Anna Cotton

Anna Cotton - Difrent's Operations Administrator

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July 10, 2019
I left recruitment for this

I’d placed ‘teams’ onto projects before, but I’d never won, or even explored outcome-based deliverables.

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July 8, 2019
Introducing: George Morgan

Introducing George Morgan: Deployment | Public Sector | Recruitment | Digital

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July 4, 2019
DataTalks: Data into Digital

Rachel Murphy presented her tale on data transformation and how it's the only way forward.

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June 6, 2019
Introducing: Michael Hargreaves

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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June 3, 2019
User Research: learning empathy & accessibility the hard way

Our user researcher, Sarah, blogs about her experience on breaking her foot and the things she learned about empathy and accessibility.

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April 29, 2019
Diary of a CEO: days 40-80 part1

Rachel Murphy discusses her last 40 days as CEO of Difrent

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April 29, 2019
Diary of a CEO: days 40-80 part2

Rachel Murphy - Diary of a CEO: days 40-80

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April 25, 2019
Press Release: Difrent Establishes Advisory Board

Difrent have established an advisory board. The line-up is a collection of highly experienced leaders within their fields, spanning both Public and Private sectors.

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April 9, 2019
Introducing: Jo Brown

Jo Brown - Difrent's Marketing Manager

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April 5, 2019
The Future is Multi-vendor Delivery

Rachel Murphy & Hamid Yafai - The future is multi-vendor delivery

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April 5, 2019
Introducing: Shannon Heffernan

Shannon Heffernan - Difrent's Deployment Consultant

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April 3, 2019
Introducing: Hamid Yafai

Hamid Yafai - Difrent's Senior Consultant

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March 27, 2019
Introducing: Daniel Abbott

Daniel Abbott - Difrent's Frontend Developer

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March 26, 2019
Leadership lessons from kids

Chris King is a Delivery Lead, overseeing the redevelopment of the NHS Jobs service in partnership with NHS Business Services Authority. Here he introduces the first in a series of Leadership blogs from our Delivery Leads.

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March 25, 2019
Introducing: Daniel Leakey

Dan Leakey - Difrent's Business Change Director

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March 20, 2019
Introducing: Smita Mitra

Smita Mitra - Difrent's Developer

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March 12, 2019
Diary of a CEO: My first 40 days

Rachel Murphy - Diary of a CEO: My first 40 days

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March 4, 2019
Introducing: Nicola Carney

Nicola Carney - Difrent's Operations Manager

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March 1, 2019
Difrent Welcomes NHSX

70% of the work we do is in health, both on the front line and with central departments. We work with NHS Digital, Public Health England, The World Health Organisation and Leeds Teaching Hospital.

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Feb. 11, 2019
Introducing: Ben Cooper

Everyone at Difrent is extremely passionate and committed to affecting real change in the public sector, delivering quality outcomes on projects aimed at ‘public good’.

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Feb. 4, 2019
Press Release: Carruthers & Jones Partnership

Difrent partner up with data experts, Carruthers & Jones.

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Jan. 20, 2019
#UKGC19 - My First Unconference

You could not find a more passionate, committed and talented group of people to inspire change and guide our sector forwards.

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Jan. 8, 2019
Introducing: Steve Dhillon

Steve Dhillon - Difrent's Founder

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Dec. 17, 2018
Introducing: Ross Aitken

A real excitement is in the air, and this just seemed absent from my experience of the industry.

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Dec. 3, 2018
Introducing: Adriana Caro

I have been working to take the best from my background into the ever-evolving tech sector.

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Nov. 26, 2018
Introducing: Gabby Shoremi

I enjoy meeting the users in order to understand their pains and gains with the ultimate aim of removing the pains and adding value to the gains. This is what I love doing.

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Nov. 19, 2018
Introducing: Dave Hudson

Currently a developer for Difrent helping with the delivery of NHS Jobs programme.

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Nov. 19, 2018
Introducing: Frankie McGowan

By the time the awards ceremony took place, I had transitioned into a Business Analyst, which was the role I love! Maybe I can claim the top spot in this field :)

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Nov. 15, 2018
Introducing: Chris King

No matter what the role, the basis was always the same. Take things on, own them and share out the successes at the end.

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Nov. 6, 2018
Introducing: Scott Smith

I get a kick out of making things that get a positive reaction out of people.

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Oct. 31, 2018
Introducing: Sarah Stokes

Honestly I’d love to just get all my friends and family (they’re scattered all over the country and North America) round a campfire to cook food and drink some moonshine.

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Oct. 23, 2018
Digital Integration: The Future’s Worst Enemy May be The Past

We’re in the digital era. You didn’t need us to tell you that. You’re probably reading this on a device that is infinitely more powerful than the NASA computer that got us to the moon whilst feeling no sense of awe about that fact at all. You may hav

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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

Project - Programme - Business Change - Head of IT - IT Director - CIO - Digital Delivery

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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

Difrent's CEO, 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 bred 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

I spent my evening at the 10 Digital Ladies Awards where I met some exceptional women 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

Difrent's CEO, Rachel Murphy, talks about turning 40 with friends and family

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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

Instilling the right values. It was a case that, “The problem was never a matter of money, it was a matter of dignity”. How can anyone know what you’re about if you do not know yourself?

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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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Aug. 20, 2017
How to choose your digital recruitment agency

Let’s face it, recruitment agencies aren’t always seen in the best of light. Indeed, sometimes we thank God that estate...

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Aug. 30, 2016
Bring on the girl coders!

But tech is a man’s world! Geeks are men! Girls can’t code! True. Or at least, it was up until about five years ago when large tech giants started to place females on their boards such as Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO), Susan Wojcicki (YouTube CEO) a

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