Netuxo specialise in building sites using the Drupal Content Management System and maintaining and developing sites that have been built with Drupal. Drupal is free / open source software and is used to run some of the biggest websites in the world. There is a very large and active global community of developers building websites with Drupal.
We specialise in providing Drupal services to the "third sector", including NGOs, campaigners and other co-operators.
Netuxo is registered as a limited company in England and Wales and our company rules define us as a workers' co-operative. This means that we work as a collective and without formal hierarchy. All the members of the co-operative are directors and employees and all permanent employees have the opportunity to become members. We make decisions together and without a boss.
As a company limited by guarantee, we do not have any shareholders, and we do not receive any money from our status as members or directors (eg dividends, profit sharing, or the value of the company). We all receive the same hourly wage (pay parity) and any surplus is retained within the company in pursuit of its objectives.
Ethos and Ethics
At the core of our business is the desire to help generate positive change, both within our communities and further afield.
All the current directors come from within the peace movement and have a desire to help other small groups and businesses in using technology in a positive and beneficial way. At the core of our business is the desire to help generate positive change, both within our communities and further afield. This is why we specialise in providing services to NGOs, campaign groups and other co-operators. We will also happily supply services to small businesses and for local authority projects, providing the work is compatible with our ethos.
We operate an informal sliding scale of charges, based on clients' turnover and funding sources, with larger NGOs and commercial work contributing a greater proportion of fees than small and unfunded groups. This redistribution of wealth enables us to provide relatively cheap - and sometimes free - support to groups who would otherwise be unable to access such services.
Sometimes we refuse to work for organisations for ethical reasons. This may be a difficult decision to make, but it is always an important one. We don't want our work to promote the concentration of wealth or power, structural violence, or damage to the environment. We don't work for political parties: two have asked - and two have been politely declined.
For instance, in the past we have made ethical decisions not to work for organisations promoting the interests of employers, for a religious organisation, an organisation with strong links to a political party, and projects that we considered to be a type of greenwash, a puff piece for the military, or too heavily focused on meat production/sale, and a diamond-based business that couldn't tell us anything about the source of the diamonds.
We wouldn't ever work for policing or military organisations, but we're not really expecting them to contact us any time soon. Not about our work anyway.
Despite the above, we do say "YES" to most people who approach us. So if you are looking for service why not check out our client list to find out about some of the lovely people that we have been working for. If it looks like your kind of world then get in touch as, chances are, we will work for you too.