Self-styled digital services provider to the public sector dxw has made two key hires from the Government Digital Service (GDS) to support its rapidly growing business.
Dave Mann, previously a product manager at GDS and with 15 years’ experience on government digital projects, has been appointed as dxw’s head of engagement. Mann is said to have been "a fundamental part of the team that built the alpha of GOV.UK in 2011" and also is said to have led the technical transition of over 750 websites to the site in 2013.
“I joined dxw because I wanted to work for an organisation that shared the same vision as GDS,” said Mann. “I can use my experience to help dxw understand the challenges the public sector faces and help us develop great services in the public interest.”
The other GDS hire is Stacey Phillips, who has joined as delivery manager after working on digital projects for the Home Office, Department for Work and Pensions and GDS. In her new role, Philips will be responsible for managing the successful delivery of dxw projects
The firm is now up to 16, it says, all working with the goverment to create digital services that are simpler, clearer and faster than the alternatives, so that people genuinely enjoy using them. To date, dxw has delivered more than 40 digital projects for central and local government, the NHS and the housing sector.
dxw MD Harry Metcalfe, commented on the hires: “There’s a lot of competition for the best people, but the advantage of what we do is that we make real people’s lives a little bit better, whether it’s managing your rent or paying your council tax.
"We can actually see the results by looking at the number of people using the sites and the digital services we develop. We are expanding rapidly and are looking for a range of great people to join us.”
“Digital technology has the potential to transform society and local government, so it’s an exciting time for us and the sector,” he added.
The G-Cloud provider continues to expand its team as its customer focused approach wins innovative digital projects from across the public sector, including the Department of Health, UKTI and NHS England.
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