What a day!

We had the pleasure today of doing something a little bit different in filming a piece with Collaborative Media for the Executive Tv channel on Sky.

It was an interesting day with several of our customers coming together to talk about digital transformation in the public sector.

In the morning Tony Doyle the Head of ICT services at Blackpool Council gave an informative and passionate start to the day talking about topics ranging from protecting data through to what he thinks is coming in the future. This was followed by our directors John and Garry giving their thoughts on digital transformation from the private sector’s perspective and explaining how they see ESB as a powerful tool for authorities to wield when undertaking digital transformation.

We then had Tina who works for Engie in collaboration with North East Lincs Council as a Rogue Landlord Project Officer giving us her thoughts on Pentagull and the ESB platform and this was swiftly followed up by Chris who is a Customer First Team Coach at Blackpooll giving his thoughts on saving money through digitization along with an overview of one of the more recent projects he worked on with Pentagull. We’re looking forward to seeing the final results and we’ll be posting some of the content soon.

We wrapped up with a few shots outside for fillers as the weather had finally decided to stop trying to wash us into the sea! Now we just have to wait a few weeks to see the final results.

Other news stories

Pentagull becomes an accredited Real Living Wage employer
Pentagull becomes an accredited Real Living Wage employer

We are pleased to announce that Pentagull has become a real living wage employer, accredited by the Living Wage Foundation. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Pentagull receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50. This rate is significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.72 per hour. This move will help solidify our long-term investment in our people.

Pentagull's migration to Redis for high availability session state
Pentagull's migration to Redis for high availability session state

Session state is an integral part of the ESB platform - we use it to keep track of logged in users, transactions that are in progress and a whole host of other bits and pieces that don't make sense to send to the client or store in the database. Because of this, the infrastructure that provides our session state needs to be highly available and resilient to both planned and unplanned events.

A nice and exciting start to February!
A nice and exciting start to February!

Today has marked the day that our HWRC booking system took another step on the way to becoming sentient after our ANPR barrier integration went live at one of Moray Councils HWRC sites.

ESB 21.01 Released
ESB 21.01 Released

Pentagull is pleased to start the year with the release of version 21.01 of the ESB platform. There are performance improvements, continued technology updates and new enhancements.

Pentagull’s Tip Booking System passes 1 million bookings
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As the year draws to a close our Tip Booking System has now passed the 1 million booking milestone and continues to handle thousands of bookings every day.

ESB 20.10 Released
ESB 20.10 Released

Pentagull is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 20.10 of the ESB platform. The focus of the 20.10 release is on stability and fixes, however we’ve still found time to add some great new features.