We’ve picked up Web Design Agency of the Year, Wiltshire in the 2022 SME News IT Awards

We're pleased to announce that the team have picked up "Web Design Agency of the Year, Wiltshire" at this year’s SME News IT Awards. The award focuses on the quality of projects delivered as well as customer service provided and the team's hard work has been recognised with this award for our work with Wiltshire-based clients over the last 12 months and is a big achievement for O’Brien Media....
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O’Brien Media on Swindon 105.5’s Girls about Town programme

Chris from our team was on Swindon 105.5's Girls about Town programme between 10 and 11am on Wednesday 10th November, with some key tips on how to stay safe online: Have a different password for everything. That way if one is hacked, they have no access to anything else. Some of the best passwords are sentences- who knew? Don't answer those quizzes on Facebook asking you who your favourite...
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We are attending the The Business Show at ExCel London

We are extremely excited to announce that we’ll be exhibiting at The Business Show, on 24th & 25th November 2021, at the ExCeL London; it’s free to attend and we’d really love to see you there! Getting Britain back to business, the 43rd edition of The Business Show is the largest business event for SMEs and start-ups to discover the secrets of success, and we’re excited to be...
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Swindon Council Resurfacing Work Near our Pembroke Centre Office

From today 1st November the council will be repairing and resurfacing the deteriorating road on Cheney Manor industrial estate.⠀ ⠀ This work, which is scheduled to last a week, but may take longer depending on the weather, will take place from the section of road from Cheney Manor Road (near the Esso garage) to the mini roundabout at Darby Close.⠀ ⠀ In order to complete the work as...
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O’Brien Media have been shortlisted for a 2021 Techies Award!

O’Brien Media are extremely pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the ‘Best User Experience’ categories at The 2021 Techies! What is the Techies award? “The Techies is a Business Exchange award scheme to celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurship of the IT community in Swindon & Wiltshire. Now in its fourth year, the Techies truly puts the spotlight on our...
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O’Brien Media Moves into New Offices in North Swindon

As part of O'Brien Media's expansion plans, delayed somewhat due to the Covid Pandemic, we have taken on a lease for a new office based at the Pembroke Centre, on Cheney Manor Industrial Estate in North Swindon. Head of Design and Development, Chris Grant, summed up the reasons for opening our first office since O'Brien Media was founded 15 years ago this year. He commented, "We wanted somewhere...
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Chris and Dylan visit Swindon 105.5 to talk about O’Brien Media!

Chris (our Head of Design and Development) and Dylan (our newest team member, and our Business Sales Specialist) were invited to the Swindon 105.5 studios by Shirley, the station manager, and broadcaster at the station, to talk about the wonderfully wide topic of “communication” and how businesses communicate and can communicate better! What we got up to and why we love Swindon 105.5! "We had...
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Scheduled Server Maintenance – Friday 26th/Saturday 27th Feb 2020

During the evening of Friday 26th into Saturday 27th February we will be carrying our essential server maintenance on all of our website hosting servers. There will be a brief period where email collection and website access will be affected. No email will be lost during this period and the maintenance will result in speed and stability improvements across our website hosting platform.
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Best wishes for Christmas 2020 and the year to come

2020 will certainly go down in history as one of those memorable years for decades to come. It has tested us, and for all too many they have had to say goodbye to loved ones as a result of Covid-19. Light is at the end of a long tunnel ahead, and we must all redouble our efforts to keep the virus under control until the vaccination programme has protected the vast majority of us. That said, as we...
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Replacement of some SSL certificates for O’Brien Media hosting clients

We have been notified that one of our suppliers of a recently discovered a bug in the Let's Encrypt certificate authority code, described here and covered by BBC News on their website today, 4th March. Unfortunately, this means we need to replace the certificates that were affected by this bug, which includes a number of certificates issued between January 28th and February 29th. To avoid...
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