Pickr News

Pickr and Openreach join forces

As the UK’s race to full-fibre continues to intensify Pickr announced a bold, multi-million-pound partnership with Openreach, to accelerate the UK’s ultrafast full-fibre transformation in a sector that’s generally dominated by traditional contractors and multi-level sub-contracting.

October 8, 2020
Fibre Worker Survey

Fibre Worker Survey

Last year we asked 926 fibre professionals about their experience working in the industry they power. This document details those learnings, both supporting and debunking some of the things we thought to be true about the sector.  In short, the results suggest there...

Pickr welcomes GM of Telecoms

Pickr welcomes GM of Telecoms

We’re delighted to welcome David Swanston to the team as our General Manager of Telecoms. Dave has a wealth of telecoms experience, having worked across multiple disciplines over his last 8 years. Having experienced the frustrations from all sides, from engineering on...

Sync the city: Pickr Developers take on the challange

Sync the city: Pickr Developers take on the challange

Sync the city is a fantastic annual event that’s put Norwich on the map and helping build the regions reputation as a thriving tech hub. It all kicks off today, and we’re delighted to say three of our developers are getting involved in the action! The event, which has...

Badge of honour: Forces Badge added to Work Experience Card

Badge of honour: Forces Badge added to Work Experience Card

Our Fibre worker survey 2019 found that 40% of all the workers who enter telecoms through a career change have a military background. In our blog, ‘Why do ex-services personnel go into telecoms’, we spoke to veterans to discover why this group enter the profession in...

Rising Star Awards: Pickr Win ‘Team of the Year’

Rising Star Awards: Pickr Win ‘Team of the Year’

Our fantastic team have won Computing’s Rising Star Award’s ‘Team of the Year’! The Computing Rising Star Awards celebrate emerging talent in digital. These awards exist to recognise and identify the sector's future leaders, as well as shining the spotlight on the...

#BalanceForBetter shortlisted as B2B campaign of the year

#BalanceForBetter shortlisted as B2B campaign of the year

Remember our #BalanceForBetter campaign? We heard from 6 amazing women working in telecoms. Well, we’re happy to say the it's still making waves!  The series has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Social Media Marketing Awards, ‘B2B campaign of the year’. The...

Access & apprenticeships with the ITP

Access & apprenticeships with the ITP

Crissi Williams is the CEO of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals. The ITP is the UK’s leading independent institution for people who work in the sector, dating back to 1906 when telecoms was an emerging industry. Over century on, the ITP continues to...

Women in tech ‘Action Lab’

Women in tech ‘Action Lab’

Women in Tech® is an international non-profit organisation on a mission to bridge the gender gap and help women get into tech. They held an ‘Action Lab’ at The Guardian to generate ideas to take to government. How can we can challenge the current status quo in tech,...

Pickr named finalist in Lloyds Business Awards

Pickr named finalist in Lloyds Business Awards

We’ve been sitting on this one for a while but we’re finally excited to announce we’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in the Lloyds Business 'New Business of the Year Award'!  This award recognises new businesses with big ideas. Companies who have been trading for...