Cyber-Duck client Retire Easy is exhibiting at the 50 plus show in London today and tomorrow.

The show is designed to help those over the age of 50 ‘make the most out of life’, taking place in the Grand Hall of London’s Olympia exhibition venue. The founders of RetireEasy are there to spread the word of the revolutionary new online retirement planning software, which is being developed by Cyber-Duck and is due to be launched later this summer.

We would like to mention the arrival of two new members of the Cyber-Duck team. Ya Sheng Cheng and Neil Dawson are joining the rapidly growing User Experience department and will be helping to ensure that Cyber-Duck productions remain best in class when it comes to usability.

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