Ghyston, the Bristol-based leading Software Development Agency, has announced the launch of its new book club for tech professionals. The club aims to provide a space where members can come together to explore various aspects of personal growth and development through books. Each month, the club will focus on a new book that addresses topics such as EDI, leadership, communication, and mindfulness.

The group is set to meet on 23 March to discuss Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. The book is described as “the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today” and is a powerful examination of the complexities of race and class in modern-day Britain. You can sign up to take part in the first meeting here.

The aim is to provide tech professionals with the opportunity to learn about crucial topics and how they apply to the industry. Members will have the chance to share their own experiences and insights, as well as learn from others in the community. The book club is not just a chance to grow personally, but to build a supportive network of like-minded tech professionals.

Gemma Comley, Marketing Manager at Ghyston, is excited to launch the book club and ignite a selection of fruitful conversations: “We are thrilled to launch Ghyston Book Club and provide a space where tech professionals can come together to explore important topics and grow both personally and professionally.  We believe that through reading and discussion, we can create a supportive community that is dedicated to improving the industry and making a positive impact on the world.”

Historically, Ghyston has gone the extra mile to ensure their workplace is a fulfilling and exciting place to work. After celebrating its 10th birthday, the team announced that Ghyston is officially one of the ‘Best Companies’ to work for, after being named in several lists compiled by Best Companies. 

Driving forward its approach to all things Diversity, Equality and Inclusion is one reason why Ghyston has seen this success. The company has devoted time to learning how they can implement inclusive practices into the entirety of their business – from recruitment to culture. Cara Dean, Head of People at Ghyston, outlined their strategy for inclusive hiring in this techSPARK feature, demonstrating their passion for the topic.

So if you’d like to focus on your personal growth and development alongside like-minded people, sign up today! The techSPARK team will catch you there.

Shona Wright

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