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Mar 10, 2023
Choosing an IT partner is difficult. In this short guide we explain the steps you need to take before looking for an outsourcing team.
Mar 08, 2023
A video of our CEO, Rachel, explaining why she loves working in Gran Canaria at Secret Source
Mar 03, 2023
Our founder Richard, CEO Rachel and account manager Sarah share our techniques on how to optimise your outsource team
Feb 15, 2023
Why is nearshoring generally regarded as “better” than outsourcing? We look at the evidence and offer a potential solution
Jan 31, 2023
When company owners or managers are asked what they do to make their team happy, they often list their perks: flexibility, remote working, more holidays etc.; just Google “How do you create a happy workforce” and see the results. I...
Jan 17, 2023
Is Malcolm Gladwell right that remote working is bad for us? We discuss the latest research and opinions
Dec 20, 2022
The fourth book in our Christmas book list is a book that taught us how to be happy by surrounding ourselves with things that “spark joy”
Dec 15, 2022
The third book in our Christmas book list is The Chimp Paradox. An essential book for anyone who works in a team
Nov 28, 2022
The second book in our Christmas list this year is a book that helped us define who we are as a company: our vision and our beliefs
Nov 16, 2022
With Christmas just round the corner, it’s time to think about what presents you’ll be buying your family this year. We think we can help. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the books that have most influenced Secret...
Oct 28, 2022
Building psychological safety in a company is difficult. This is the 3-step process we used to successfully implement it in Secret Source.
Oct 18, 2022
Our founder Richard talks about why he stepped down as CEO and his plans for the future
Oct 04, 2022
Flexible Bank Holidays: With the evolution of asynchronous working, is it time that every company should now offer this as standard?
Sep 20, 2022
We’ve come a long way since our humble start. In the beginning it was just Ted and Richard and just one client (who is still with us! Thank you Apply4)
Sep 02, 2022
Our professional ladder is used for our career development plans, training schedules and ultimately our salaries
Aug 15, 2022
Empathy is one of the most important skills for any leader. We explain some of the techniques we use to build empathy in our teams
Aug 01, 2022
Research shows that staff wellbeing and happiness improves productivity and company performance.
Jul 15, 2022
Fifteen years ago Bhutan prioritised the country’s happiness over economic growth. We look at how the country has changed
Jul 06, 2022
How we used Lean and Agile methodologies to finally an eight year old project
Jun 13, 2022
Each year we run two internship programs, here’s what we’ve achieved in our first program this year
May 30, 2022
Today is Canary Day, the day we celebrate the amazing Canary Islands. Although many think we’re just sun and beaches we’ve got a big history and even bigger ambitions.
May 26, 2022
May 25th is Geek Pride Day and Towel Day, we look at their origins and how we’re celebrating them at Secret Source. Got a question? The answer's 42
May 04, 2022
Today is Star Wars day and in this post we talk about how Luke, Han and Rey have helped build our unique culture here at Secret Source.
Apr 19, 2022
On April 21st it’s national high five day in the US, the day where the rest of the world thinks all Americans go round high fiving everyone shouting “good job”. We all know how good it feels when we’re given...
Apr 04, 2022
April is stress awareness month so this week we thought we’d talk about remote working and mental health and one of the things you can do to help reduce stress when working from home. Remote working is here to stay....
Apr 01, 2022
On 1st April 2022 Mark Zuckerberg paid a quick visit to our offices to chat to us about our culture.
Mar 14, 2022
Last year I wrote an article on the future of work and discussed whether we at Secret Source would ever return to the office. Whilst I didn’t have the answer at the time, the article concluded with this paragraph …...
Mar 10, 2022
When we first announced that I was to be the new CEO of Secret Source, I was so focused on, you know, becoming a CEO, that it honestly didn’t occur to me that I was a woman CEO until I...
Feb 14, 2022
I like to think Secret Source is a little special, a bit different to many companies out there. Every day we strive to make everyone we work with, our team and our clients as happy as they can be. It’s...
Feb 02, 2022
You don’t need English to be a good developer but you do need it to become great. Our founder, Richard, explains why.
Dec 17, 2021
We are excited to announce that in January, Rachel Manley, our current COO will take over the role of CEO of Secret Source from our founder Richard.
Nov 29, 2021
From January 2022 all the Secret Source team will get free unlimited English lessons if they want them.
Nov 18, 2021
If you are interested in any of our open positions or just want to find out what life is like at Secret Source we are holding an online open day on November 24th at 1730.
Nov 08, 2021
What is life like at Secret Source? Part 1 - we chat to our CEO Richard about his vision and how he sees life here in paradise
Oct 15, 2021
On Friday the 15th October we celebrated our 5th anniversary. Thank you to everyone for coming. We had an awesome day!!
Sep 22, 2021
18 months ago we introduced "random coffees" as a way of keeping our team connected. We're still doing them ...
Sep 09, 2021
How we are deciding our post-covid work from home policy.
Jun 08, 2021
On Thursday 10th June we'll be holding an open day in our great offices in Triana. If you want to meet the team, see around our big offices and learn about our open job positions please feel free to visit...
Oct 26, 2020
Every year we welcome three final year ULPGC students to do their university work experience with us, their “prácticas universitarias”. In October we started our 2020 academy and although this is our fourth year working with the university this is...
Jun 23, 2020
Positivity helps drive happiness but, as humans, we have a negativity bias. What can we do to help foster positivity in our teams?
Jun 03, 2020
We all know the multitude of benefits of one-to-one meetings. However, in this time of enforced remote working they also help keep your team connected.
May 20, 2020
Over for the past few weeks we’ve been trialling many initiatives to keep our team together. One trial that is still going strong are our random coffees.
Apr 20, 2020
Part one of our guide explaining the steps we've taken to help staff wellbeing during the lockdown. This week we look at the team activities we've been doing in our morning meeting. From Pictionary to Just Dance. Which ones have worked and which haven't.
Jan 29, 2020
As we say goodbye to 2019 we reflect on another year for Secret Source. This year we've welcomed Monica, Sara and Charlotte to our team and wished Yvonne well on her travels to Asia. We finally finished our offices with...
Jun 20, 2019
On July 1 2018 we moved into our new office. A year later after lots of noise, lots of dust we are very settled in our new home. Here is a great video showing before and after ...
Dec 11, 2018
As 2018 draws to a close, here's some of our best bits along with a festive message for everyone we've been lucky enough to work with.
Nov 09, 2018
Our WebBeds app, built for the NHS, has been nominated for an international award.
Oct 11, 2018
Helping an iconic American business resource update its strongest asset and improve the quality of data it offers.
Oct 03, 2018
6 of the Secret Source team joined this year's Long Walk event, raising hundreds of Euros for local cancer charities
Sep 13, 2018
We loved working on a new web portal for the Royal Meteorological Society. Britain’s go to climate resource.
Sep 01, 2018
Busy few months in Las Palmas office, moving office and welcoming 4 new colleagues
Aug 11, 2018
Having space to host our own meetups has helped us learn new skills, share our talents & network with other local companies.
Aug 02, 2018
As companies seek to streamline ops & exploit the latest tech, we have some advice on what to look for in a reliable outsourcing company
Jul 04, 2018
It's taken a while, but we've finally settled in to our new offices. And there's plenty of room if you fancy a workation in the sunshine.
Jun 20, 2018
We're not big fans of tech jargon or IT buzzwords. Here's exactly why, along with 15 classic examples of techie terms that made us LOL!
May 02, 2018
Secret Source's Adrián González gives an excellent overview of his work migrating an entire platform to Amazon's Web Service Cloud Hosting.
Apr 30, 2018
News and updates from our second hackathon. Progressive Web Apps - Bridging the gap between a website and mobile.
Apr 12, 2018
Everything you need to know about GDPR and new EU legislation to protect online privacy, plus 6 simple steps you can take now to ensure your company complies.
Mar 23, 2018
It's been a busy start to the year for us here in Gran Canaria, with more fresh talent joining the Secret Source bench. Say hello to our new colleagues.
Mar 02, 2018
This week's storms have caused chaos around the UK, paralysing the country's transport system and bringing many businesses to a grinding halt. Here's our solution.
Feb 08, 2018
Our React team did an amazing job of bringing the designs of artist Martyn Bullard to life for wallpaper maker Cole & Son. Read how we did it here.
Feb 07, 2018
February sees Las Palmas host the latest European WordCamp meetup - 3 days of talks, presentations and workshops dedicated to all things WordPress
Jan 31, 2018
Take advantage of Google's update for mobile search, with these simple checks to make sure your website provides a quicker, smoother user experience.
Jan 25, 2018
What is PSD2? Our take on Open Banking, the threat it poses to traditional financial institutions and opportunities for new business models.
Dec 01, 2017
All our staff are now masters of scrum! In December all the developers and project managers completed formal scrum master training.
Nov 01, 2017
We're working with a major UK energy supplier developing a series of RATs / smoke tests and MVPs to test user demand for innovative new ideas.
Oct 26, 2017
Our simple step by step guide details the exact process we've been using with one client to boost website traffic by more than 275%.
Oct 13, 2017
Automate your marketing efforts. Stop shouting at your audience and begin having more meaningful conversations one visitor at a time.
Sep 07, 2017
ZEC is probably Europe's best kept business secret. Perfect for startups and British companies looking for a post-Brexit base
Sep 05, 2017
Every so often we're lucky enough to work on apps or websites that make a real difference and improve lives. Salurate does just that.
Jul 19, 2017
Increase your team's productivity by up to 13% with these proven hacks we learned from working around digital nomads
Jun 29, 2017
Secret Source is very proud to have been included on the UK government’s latest list of approved digital suppliers, also known as G-Cloud.
Jun 23, 2017
Today we hosted our first hackathon. 18 programmers from Secret Source and Las Palmas had a great day learning React.
Jun 14, 2017
You need a new website or app? Why the worst thing you can possibly do is go out and start asking companies for a quote.
Jun 14, 2017
In May we brought our new automated marketing team online. Our brief was to simplify digital communication for our clients and increase their lead conversions.
May 09, 2017
Over the last 6 months we’ve been designing and developing WitWoo, a new “meeting” app that is aiming to turn the world of internet dating on its head.
Apr 17, 2017
Last week our great Film application software FilmApp received an honourable mention at the “turning red tape into red carpet” awards in Orange County USA.
Mar 20, 2017
After months of research and tweaking we have finally perfected our new WordPress hosting service, one of the fastest WordPress hosting packages available anywhere.
Feb 13, 2017
Congratulations to the Secret Source automated marketing team who have just been certified as official SharpSpring providers.
Feb 04, 2017
Secret Source launches new iOS and Android app for the NHS to diagnose mental health issues in pregnant women and new mothers.
Jan 01, 2017
2016 was a really good year for us here at Secret Source and we’d just like to thank all our fantastic clients for making it great.
Dec 08, 2016
Another busy few months recruiting here at Secret Source with four more developers joining our growing team in Las Palmas.
Oct 29, 2016
On Wednesday 26th our latest iOS app was demonstrated to the Princess Royal at the official reopening of IET London in Savoy Place.
Oct 01, 2016
Over the last couple of months we’ve been helping build elbi.com a philanthropic platform set up by Natalia Vodianova.
Sep 07, 2016
After 2 years of steady growth, growing from 3 to 14 programmers and designers we are now looking to take the next step and grow to 50-100 developers.
Jul 20, 2016
Today Jenny Walsh in the NHS presented the web beds app that we have developed for the mother and baby units in the NHS.
Jul 01, 2016
Over the next 3 months we will be continuing our work with Barclays building more rapid prototypes and running smoke tests for a number of their ideas.
Jun 01, 2016
After almost 1 year of development and many late nights and long weekends, today we launched the new version of FilmApp...
May 01, 2016
Since moving into our new offices Secret Source has been slowly growing and there are now 11 of us and soon to be 12...
Apr 01, 2016
We are proud to announce we have been chosen to work on a completely new interface for e-commerce on mobile.
Mar 01, 2016
We have been selected by the NHS to build a new web app to help monitor and control bed availability in hospitals.
Feb 01, 2016
Pizza Quarter is a popular Pizza chain in Jersey, in the channel islands in the UK and this month we’ve launched v2 of their online ordering service. Working with We Provoke in the UK, who provided designs and UI we...
Jan 01, 2016
Pre-eclampsia is a potentially life threatening condition that develops in pregnancy. We're developing a mobile app to help early diagnosis.
Dec 21, 2015
We celebrate our second Christmas at Maria y Stuart's British Tapas restaurant where our team learn about Pimms and Christmas Crackers.
Nov 01, 2015
We all had Lego and now our kids have boxes and boxes of it, but you soon run out of ideas to build great new models. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an app that knew what bricks were...
Oct 01, 2015
After just one year, Secret Source has grown from 3 developers to 5 full time programmers and a PM. Richard, Ted and Mark have been joined by Yeray, Inma and Oscar in the PHP team and Aythami in the Ruby on...
Aug 01, 2015
We have released our simple menu sidebar widget to the WordPress plugin directory. It automatically generates menus in the sidebars using the page structure.
Jul 01, 2015
This month we requested clutch.co to give us an independent review of our company and work so our customers have a place to read honest reviews about us.
May 01, 2015
Every so often we get to work on projects that may change the internet. Great ideas that if launched at the right time and in the right place could be massive. Over the past few months we’ve created the websites...
Apr 21, 2015
We build a custom web app for Regus for World Earth day which shows users how much carbon and money they could save if they worked from a Regus office.