Summer is a quieter time for most, with schools out, holidays to go on and great weather to enjoy…..and whilst we’ve been doing some of that, we’ve also been busy!  In fact, our Happy and Helpful team is now the largest it’s ever been.

18 people are now working together to improve CoursePro!  Read on to find out about our new teammates who’ve joined over summer.

 

Carey Hiles, the new head of development of our Happy and Helpful team!!

Carey Hiles – Head of Development

 

Carey is a pre-web internet veteran with a passion for software development, believing strongly in Open Source participation and engaging with the development community.

Leading the development of CoursePro, he’ll be creating great features and new functionality for our customers.  He may also be posting some development blogs in the future…stay tuned!

Carey loves a movie, but is currently lacking free time. A newborn daughter has limited the hours he would dedicate to watching things, so he settles for a 90 second trailer instead!

When he does find a free evening you’ll find him in small gig venues, trying to find the bands that remind him of the ones of his youth!

 

 

Chris Denmark, our newest Happy and Helpful team member.

Chris Demark – 1st Line Support Consultant

 

West Country local Chris arrives at CAP2 with a wealth of experience in customer-facing roles, and a great attitude!  Alongside James, Ben and Sam, Chris is just a phone call away if any of our customers need a hand.

Passionate about helping people, Chris has fitted in with our team seamlessly.  He’s also picked up his CoursePro skills scarily quick!

On the weekends, Chris is a keen golfer, playing at the Cumberwell Park Golf Club in Bradford on Avon with his friends, and helping run local golf societies.

He also enjoys taking his dog for a walk (who doesn’t?) with his partner; though if he had to choose again, he’d probably go for a Collie instead of a Jack Russell!

 

 

Our Happy and Helpful team out on a sports day in the park!
Want to join our Happy and Helpful team?

 

Here at CAP2, Our motto isn’t just for show; Happy People. Helpful Software means just that.

We really do want to employ the happiest people in the industry!  Our team are our greatest asset, and we’ll only grow if everyone on the team does as well.

You can see our current available roles here, or send in a speculative application to careers@cap2.co.uk!

 



Last month John and Alex headed up to Manchester, for Gofest North at the Etihad sports campus!

Blessed with good weather and a great venue, there were over 30 sports and activities to try in the sunshine.



Setting up before the first day!

What was it all about?



Gofest North offered the opportunity for kids of all ages to try a vast range of sports and activities.

Favourites such as Football, Cricket, Hockey, Netball, and the 3 racket-sports featured, with coached sessions being offered throughout the weekend.

But Gofest also went beyond the norm, and offered classes of a variety that can’t be found in one place anywhere else (or at least we think so!).



Some of our favourites included:
– VX (or ‘Rock-It-Ball’), the unique sport that originated in North Yorkshire in 2006.
– Manchester Climbing Centre, who brought an impressive 30ft climbing wall for the weekend!
– Coached sessions of Capoeira, the brazilian combined Dance Martial-Art.
– Rugby sessions run by the Salford Devils, Basketball sessions by Manchester Mystics, as well as Tag American Football intros by EdStart & the Jacksonville Jaguars!
– Family sprints, relays and obstacle course races.



Alex & John with Goggles, the Gofest mascot!

Since the event, John’s been inspired to take up Korfball, the Basketball/Netball hybrid with mixed Male & Female teams; Alex is also thinking about trying Fencing again, having not done it for over ten years prior to GoFest!

In the Manchester area, but missed out on the event?

All sessions were run by local clubs, and you can find out more on the GoFest website (links at the bottom!)



15 sports inside, 15 sports outside…




Gofest South – 21/22 July in Guildford!



Gofest are hosting several of their family-friendly sports & activities weekends across the UK this year – with the next one being on the 21st and 22nd of July, at Gofest South in Guildford, Surrey.

Interested? Tickets are still up for grabs over at www.gofest.co.uk, so check it out!

Hopefully John and Alex will remember their suncream for the next one…



A sneak peek at our upcoming project with Pilkington Recs Rugby League!



On CAP2 & CoursePro’s ninth birthday, we headed up to St Helens to visit our friends at Pilkington Recs Rugby League! A community club based at ruskin drive, they cater to all ages – from toddlers right up to their senior team!







With a fantastic 4G pitch, great turnout from the club for the St Helens Sports Festival, and blue-sky weather, it was great to see them coaching, practising and engaging with their community.







Stay tuned to find out more…



In the meantime, why not check out Pilkington Recs on their website, or if you’re local to the Merseyside area, take a look at the article St Helens Council recently posted on their Sports Festival!