Matt Jones Matt Jones | 09 Mar 2020

The Northern Dev Awards inaugural ceremony and gala dinner took place on 25 February at Manchester Hall. It focused on recognising outstanding website development skills in the North, Quba’s dev team scooped up the prestigious ““Dev team of the Year” award.

Quba is a web technology agency, so technology and our team of developers have always been at the heart of what we offer our clients for 19 years now. It’s the cornerstone of our service. Our Technical Director, Ben joined Quba as a graduate nearly 13 years ago and has worked his way up take over the leadership of the team in 2014. He has successfully built a team that is second to none. He has achieved this by creating a work environment that encourages support, mentoring and learning. Regular 1-2-1’s are held with everyone in the team and a monthly team meeting to discuss the latest trends in Microsoft technology, any project challenges and general tech issues, ensures great communication across the team. This also includes our hallowed ‘Dev of the month’ award. This is achieved by creating an environment and culture that enables everyone to develop their skills and learn from one another. It’s at the heart of our set of values and why we believe that “technology matters, but people matter more”. We believe in investing in local talent, with most of our junior developers coming from one of the universities in Sheffield. We regularly do presentations and lectures about working in our sector and we run workshops with students based on actual client briefs. The judges took all of this into consideration before selecting Quba’s dev team for this award. It’s fantastic to get industry recognition for the efforts that Ben and his team have put into making Quba an outstanding agency. Don’t just take our word for it, in addition to this award Kentico recently awarded our team Quality Expert Status. Out of over 1000+ partners worldwide only 20 have achieved this! Commenting on the award Quba’s Technical Director, Ben Franklin said “I’m really proud of the of the entire team! It’s great for them to be recognised for the amount of hard work they put in every day, and I just want to thank them all for that. It makes my life easier knowing I have such good people backing up everything we do.” If you would like to speak to Ben about anything technical or discuss your next project you can contact him on 0114 279 7779