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ChallengeCurve awarded Government Crown Commercial Supplier status

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ChallengeCurve has been awarded a place on the Government’s Crown Commercial Supplier Framework for QA and Testing services. The new RM3810 framework was created to differentiate suppliers of QA and Testing services from other frameworks. The RM3810 framework covers 8 areas ranging from strategic QA and Testing consultancy through to test automation, Agile & DevOps. The framework runs for a 24 month period.

 

“The creation of this framework recognises the specialisms of Quality Assurance and Testing services and the need for independent testing. We’re looking forward to working with central and other public bodies to deliver real value on their programmes.” said Chris Bean, ChallengeCurve Director.

 

ChallengeCurve’s Paul Nelis broke a world record !!

London-2017-paul3Well, the good news is that ChallengeCurve’s Paul Nelis managed to smash the previous world record for a runner in a monk costumer by 20 minutes!! The bad news is that someone else had the same idea as Paul and managed to do it just 4 mins faster. So no world record for Paul unfortunately.

 

Paul was running his 7th London marathon and to spice things up he decided to have a crack at the record for the world’s fastest monk to raise funds for the National Autistic Society. So on Sunday 23 April he lined up with over 40,000 other runners taking part in 37th London marathon.

 

Paul completed the course in a new personal best of 3 hours and 7 mins which was 20 minutes faster than the previous world record for running in a monk’s costume. Alas, another runner in a monk’s costume managed the course just 4 mins ahead of him.

 

“It’s not everyday you break a world record by 20 mins so I have to pleased with that. It was tough running in the costume as it got quite warm in the last 6 or 7 miles. I was completely knackered but the spectators were fantastic as always and I got lots of cheers so I just had to keep going. Thanks to all those who sponsored me.”

 

Paul is planning to run the Walled City Marathon, which is held in Derry, in June. So the monk’s costume might make another appearance ! In the meantime, there is still time to sponsor Paul for his achievement by clicking on the link: Virgin Money Giving.

 

ChallengeCurve is sponsoring a world record attempt !

ChallengeCurve’s Paul Nelis is attempting to break a world record at this year’s London Marathon in April !!

 

Not content with setting new PBs every year Paul is going one step further and challenging himself to attempt to break a Guinness World Record. Of course, there’s a catch coming… he’s attempting to set a new world record in fancy dress… in a monk’s costume !!

 

“I got the idea from last year’s marathon when I happened to finish next to a female runner who had just broken the record for fastest Tinkerbell. I thought it’d be fun to try and do something similar and to raise funds for charity. ”

 

Paul is busy training and recently completed the Reading Half-Marathon in a time of 1 hour 27 mins in full costume. In fact, this is an unofficial record as the previous time was 1 hour 34 mins – so keep it going Paul!

 

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Paul is raising funds for ChallengeCurve’s chosen charity this year which is the National Autistic Society.

 

You can sponsor Paul by making a donation on his Virgin Giving Money page – click here

 

All donations are gratefully received and will help the tremendous people at the National Autistic Society continue their fantastic work at helping individuals with autism and their families.

 

 

A tandem bike for Tandem Bank – what else?

ChallengeCurve directors Chris and Paul present an early Xmas gift in the form of a tandem bike to Ricky Knox, co-founder at Tandem Bank.

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GCloud 7 supplier

ChallengeCurve is pleased to announce that it has successfully applied to the Government’s Digital Marketplace GCloud 7 for specialised Cloud Services.

 

ChallengeCurve is a specialist Quality Assurance and Testing consultancy that helps organisations embrace business technology change whilst mitigating the risk to existing legacy applications. ChallengeCurve’s expertise spans business strategy, IT enterprise solutions development and IT operations to help ensure that business critical applications are delivered successfully and maintained sustainably.

 

If you are a Government organisation or Government funded then please contact 07943 809 333 or email info@challengecurve.com for more information.

Time for a new QA framework?

Too often Quality Assurance has been seen as a drag to organisations – at best it’s a box ticking process that is a burden to complete and in the worse case scenario it stifles innovation and gets in the way of the real work. Time for QA to change?

We think so. We set up ChallengeCurve to enable organisations to embrace change and to be innovative by providing them with the right QA harness to confidently experiment and to try out new ideas.