"We can take the best of York, in terms of the skills and expertise that it has, the infrastructure, the connections that we made, and combine that with bringing in skills remotely as a Work from Anywhere business headquartered in York."
To address existing challenges facing the City of York, 'My City Centre Voices' was established in early 2020.
The vision was simple: Introduce a diverse range of voices - from visitors, local residents, cultural institutions and businesses - to progressively shape the vision for York's city centre and high streets.
The video below forms part of an opportunity for the City of York council to listen to residents and businesses on some of the challenges and opportunities facing the city centre.
Whilst COVID-19 had an impact on the city, this has meant the need for various voices to be heard more critical than ever.
One of which was boxxe CEO and investor, Phil Doye, who discussed his experience as an investor in York, and how the city's ecosystem is conducive for businesses in the locality, and what makes the city of York, a special place.
Approved by York's council Executive, 'My City Centre Voices' is based on three distinct principles:
- Build a brief - Better understand and offer visibility to various ideas from diverse groups of people
- Explore challenges - Nurture an open public debate about complex issues
- Make change together - Develop ongoing networks with a key community influence in long-term decision-making, design and delivery
Watch the video below as boxxe CEO Phil Doye discusses boxxe's innovation-led collaboration with University of York to address cyber security skill gap shortages, our boxxe Community aspirations, and our flexible Work from Anywhere approach.
[ 🔊00:00 - 01:00] Phil's background and SBL acquisition
[ 🔊01:00 - 01:46] Getting to know York
[ 🔊01:46 - 02:37] The York ecosystem
[ 🔊02:37 - 02:51] Work from Anywhere approach
[ 🔊02:51 - 03:40] The future of York and our local partnership work
Following the successful acquisition and rebrand from SBL to boxxe, as Northern leaders in Digital Transformation, we have landed the “Best Companies” 1 Star ranking, which demonstrates “very good” levels of engagement. The ranking defines a special status awarded to organisations where workplace engagement shows promising signs for the future - read more here.
Beyond business, our commitment to others means providing business expertise and technology to charities and educational institutions, through the launch of our boxxe Community, our non-profit division.
One of our most recent projects won the York Cares Golden Moments Awards, which features the Big Community Challenge at Rowntree Park in York as part of our commitment to give every boxxer 3 annual CSR days. Watch our award-winning video below:
boxxe (pronounced ‘boxxie’) is a UK-based technology consultancy which provides the public and private sectors across the world with solutions for fast, effective digital transformation. boxxe, headquartered in York, has built its reputation on keeping Britain safe – providing the Ministry of Defence with world-leading security solutions for the past 30 years. Now, military-grade security underpins every strategy or solution boxxe provides its clients. Founded in 1987, and formerly known as SBL, boxxe provides organisations with IT solutions which range from the provision and management of software and hardware from world-leading partners, right through to expert consultation on future-proofing infrastructure for organisations.