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Category: News & Updates

GCD Technologies Launch Recruitment Campaign 

GCD launch recruitment campaign
Melissa Devlin  3rd September 2019

Press Release

GCD, a locally grown software company, have recently launched a campaign to recruit talented developers to the Craigavon area. The software engineering company, with their head office in Lurgan, are seeking to capture the attention of potential job seekers currently commuting to Belfast on a daily basis, many from the County Armagh, Down and Tyrone areas.

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Welcome to the GCD Team!

Melissa Devlin  7th June 2019

2019 is an important year for GCD, we’re celebrating 20 years in business, we reached the milestone of 30 team members and have continued to grow! We thought it would be a great time to introduce the latest recruits, Harry, Colin, Melissa, Sean and Aiobhin, and get to know them in their own words.

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CoderDojo Craigavon at GCD

Emma Kerr  28th February 2019

This weekend the gcd offices will be taken over by the coders of the future, when we will be hosting the first event for a new Craigavon CoderDojo club. We are really proud sponsors of this club and are genuinely passionate about everything they aspire to achieve.

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Hey Will, Nikki, Ally & John!

Emma Kerr  3rd January 2019

2018 was a great year for us here at gcd and we are delighted to be heading into 2019 with another four new faces in the team.  Read more…

gcd launches new fundraising CRM for UK and Ireland charities

gcd launching a new fundraising crm - chariteer
Emma Kerr  13th December 2018

We at gcd are delighted to announce the launch of our new cloud-based ‘Fundraising CRM’ platform – Chariteer.

Developed from our base in Craigavon, and the product of over 15 years experience in the nonprofit sector; Chariteer has already been trialled and subsequently adopted by some of Northern Ireland’s best-known third sector organisations, including Fields of Life and Drop Inn. Read more…

Goodbye, Mr Anderson

gcd bbq
Emma Kerr  5th September 2018

Friday was a sad day for us at gcd, as we said a fond farewell to our very own Mr Anderson. What better way to wave him off in style, on the last day of summer, than with a BBQ. And not just any old BBQ, but a BBQ with homemade sausages, expertly ground, minced, flavoured and stuffed by our very own Andrew Cuthbert (Technical Director / Sausage Maker Extraordinaire)! Read more…

Welcome to the team John, Neal, James & Chris

Emma Kerr  26th July 2018

And then there were 30. Yes……30! We are now officially a team of 30 here at gcd.

Over the past few months, we have added four really talented and great guys to the gcd team. Read more…

Why digital projects fail

Expert panel at Digital DNA 2018 discussing 'Why Digital Projects Fail"
Emma Kerr  26th June 2018

The team here at gcd were out in force this week at the tech event of the year, Digital DNA. Hosted at St George’s Market in Belfast, the two day event and exhibition attracted some of the biggest names in the business.  

With the NI tech world in attendance, we seized the opportunity and hosted a panel of digital experts to discuss the oft taboo subject of ‘failure’ in digital projects – asking ‘Why Do Digital Projects Fail?’.

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gcd wins top award for Propertynews.com at 2018 DANI Awards

Emma Kerr  1st May 2018

Friday the 13th may be unlucky for some, but for the team here at gcd it proved to be a very lucky night indeed. Donned in our best suits, bow ties and dresses, we made our way to the 2018 DANI awards, having been shortlisted for two awards – ‘Best Campaign in the Third Sector’ for our work on an innovative digital platform for CashForKids and ‘Website of the Year’ for our work on rebranding, building and delivering the new Propertynews.com.

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Meet Steph, gcd’s newest Software Developer

New start at GCD - Steph Foster
Emma Kerr  

Spring has finally arrived and with it brings a new Software Developer to the gcd. team – Steph Foster!

Fresh from Andor Technologies, Steph brings with her a wealth of experience in software engineering and we are delighted to have her on board. A passionate developer, problem solver and self confessed lover of algorithms, Steph is already making big strides with development to our church software – Omega Church.

When she’s not immersed in code, you can often find her (paint brush in hand) decorating her new house or looking after her growing brood of animals – currently comprised of three horses and one very demanding Scottish Fold Kitten called Shelby.

If you would be interested in joining our team, check out the gcd careers page for opportunities.