Awesome, Talented and Eager PHP Magento Developers Wanted

Hi there potential employee, are you a PHP Developer? Looking for a job in the Manchester area? We’re still hiring … We are Sonassi, a Manchester based PHP development agency that specialises in Magento development. We specialise in the creation of e-commerce solutions, using Magento as the platform for all of our projects. There are two big aspects to our business, one is Magento web development (our key focus) and the other is Magento web hosting (we have our own rack-space and equipment in data centres across Manchester). Right now, we are looking to grow our current extraordinary team and have PHP developer positions to fill. Sound interesting, read on … The job role You will be required to build new websites (both front-end and back-end development), maintain existing websites, speak to customers on the odd occasion (we like our customers to speak direct with who they are working with), … Continue reading

Its that time of year again, we’re closed for Christmas

Another year has passed and we’ll soon be saying the end to 2012 and hello to 2013 – but you’ll have to do it without us, well, at least until we re-open on January 7th 2013. Our Manchester office will be shut from 21st December 2012 until 7th January 2013. Team members will still be checking their respective and common email inbox’s – but only on a semi-regular basis. The team here at Sonassi wants to thank all our customers for making our 2012 so brilliant – and we look forward to continuing being the best Magento agency in the UK during the years to come. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Decorating our Dock Office

After 3 successful years of growth, the time came for us to move locations. So we said farewell to our Regus office in Exchange Quay and said hello to the Dock Office, Salford Quays. We had toured many, many sites in Manchester and kept seeing the recurring theme of “Chrome & Glass” Regus-esque style serviced offices – but we were looking for something with a bit of history and a lot of character. Salford Quays isn’t a typical location for character, but is an ideal location for the team – and only a stones throw from Media City. The Dock Office The Dock Office sits beside Trafford Road in Salford. It is a Grade II listed building, designed by Harry Fairhurst and Son, was built in 1925. Beside the building is the former gateway, also by Fairhurst, that once provided access to the docks. The words “Manchester Docks” once ran … Continue reading

Success through the Magento Partner Program

First, I’ll introduce who we are, we are Sonassi – a web development company that for almost 4 years has specialised in developing Magento stores, providing the fastest, most reliable and stable Magento hosting in Europe and providing Magento consultative services. Amongst our peers; Blue Acorn, Inchoo, Classy Llama, Sumo Heavy and a few more; we are one of a few companies in the world who can claim to be Magento experts. We have watched the Magento community has grow rapidly over the past 4 years, with new companies adopting the platform by the day; as a very early adopter, this is great to see. What prompted this article was an email from Phil Robinson at Magento, inviting us to be part of the Magento Trusted extension program for our excellent Magento/Wordpress Integration Extension. Finally, I thought, validation of Magento extension quality and the overall improvement of Magento connect – … Continue reading

Helping the world, one question at a time

We’ve been on a big push recently in the office to try and make a determined effort to share our knowledge and ultimately help people make the right decisions. So over the past couple of weeks, we have been heavily participating on Stack Overflow, Server Fault and IT Security Helping others is fun It is certainly an additive game, all in the pursuit of points and your peers’ approval. We’re focusing on PHP and Magento as areas of help, so if you find yourself stuck, you might just find us answering your question. But at the moment, we are revelling in our #7 ranking in the world, but we won’t stop until we are #1