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NetRefer has been named a National Champion for Malta in the European Business Awards (EBA).  The EBA is Europe’s largest business competition set up to celebrate business excellence and practice in the European business community.

After the first phase of judging by an independent panel, NetRefer has been chosen to represent Malta in the next phase of the competition. NetRefer were evaluated against the core EBA values of innovation, ethics and success and will now go through to the next stage of the competition.

“We are delighted to be part of the elite group of organizations that are being recognised and honored at the EBA,” says Timothy Buttigieg, COO NetRefer. “It is a fantastic testimony to the continued growth and success of our company. We would like to thank our global client base for their endless support, feedback and loyalty.”

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IT skills are becoming increasingly sought after in the Maltese labour market. Many local and international tech-hungry companies based here, often have to look beyond our shores for expertise, especially in the iGaming industry.

As an IT innovation-driven company, NetRefer wants to be part of the solution. By training up the next generation we can help resolve the problem.

Ninja Code ClubWe are creating NetRefer Ninja Code Club to raise awareness of the fact that coding can be taught to children effectively. This already happens in some schools locally, and is quite widespread in schools all over Europe.

NetRefer is creating a free kids’ code club for Summer 2016. This great opportunity is open to children between the ages of 7 and 10 who will learn age-appropriate principles of programming.

The first course intake for 2016 will kick-off in mid July 2016; all the spaces for the first run of the course have already been filled.

NetRefer will also donate a Raspberry Pi to each child upon satisfactory completion of the course, to ensure that the children can further develop their skills at home.

Team NetRefer have been working tirelessly to make this event is a success. The course will have 8 sessions in all and will end on the 7th of September.

A celebratory certificate awarding event will be presided by the Hon. Minister for Education and the President who will address a small audience, before kicking off the reception organised at the NetRefer offices in Valley Road.

For more information, get in touch with codeclub@netrefer.com.



During Christmas week, Team NetRefer surprised the children residing at Fra Diego Home in Hamrun, Malta.

The team organised an agenda packed with various fun Christmas activities. We really enjoyed seeing the smiles on the children’s faces while they coloured, played musical chairs, played ‘catch me if you can’ and many more games with us. After the activities, presents were given to each of the children. The activity finished off by treating the children to a tasty lunch.

The purpose of this event was to bring joy to those who may have had a difficult upbringing as well as to help the Fra Diego Home to continue their mission by helping children in need.

The NetRefer Team also donated a sum of money that will help towards the fulfillment of this cause.

This Christmas we encourage you to give out too to those in need.

Happy Holidays!



On Tuesday, 26th August 2014, Team NetRefer accepted the the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We were nominated by our Director, Johan Zammit.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This fatal disease also affects the muscles and results in difficulty with speaking, swallowing and breathing. Learn more on ALS.

The team was happy to take on the challenge and help raise awareness, however, more importantly the aim was to raise funds and donate them to the Malta Hospice Movement which is the organization in Malta that helps those who are diagnosed with this disease.

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We hope our contribution will make a difference so that we help many patients diagnosed with ALS, we also encourage everyone to learn more about this disease as well as to donate money to aid those diagnosed with ALS.



NetRefer will be partnering with the Sliema Street Art Festival in supporting and promoting local and foreign creativity. The Art Festival will be held from the 18th July to 20th July.

This is the only street art festival of its caliber and size in Malta. Following the great success of last year, this year we’ll be seeing an even bigger and better festival. The 3km Sliema Promenade will be transformed into a melting pot of art, Live Music and DJ’s, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

NetRefer likes creativity, and it gives us great pleasure to give talented artists a chance to display their work, and get noticed through their unique creations.

The Sliema Street Art Festival is a free event to be enjoyed by all. So Team NetRefer look forward to seeing you on the Sliema Promenade this weekend.

For more details please visit Sliema Street Art Festival.



The gruelling Life Cycle Challenge has come to an end, after covering over 2,000km and 5 different countries in 10 days. The challenge started in Minsk and ended in St Petersburg in front of the magnificent Hermitage Palace.

The Challenge this year raised a total amount of 130,000 Euros for the renal unit, substantially beating last year’s figure.

The event was not without setbacks, and even though two of the cyclists were forced to retire due to injury, they were back on their bikes for the final stretch, making sure that they finished as a team. At the end of the race all the cyclists had an emotional finish where they met their spouses and children, and despite border disruptions, still managed to finish within the lapse time limit, and reinforce the fact that they completed a mammoth of a challenge.

This year’s Challenge is truly an inspiring accomplishment, showing true grit and motivation by the Maltese riders, and reinforcing the fact that with true perseverance most things are achievable.

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Team NetRefer has had a busy but successful year so far; however this never stops us from thinking about our social responsibility, and what we can give back to society.

Last week the NetRefer team volunteered at the Inspire Foundation. Inspire is a non-profit organisation that leads the way in providing therapeutic, education and leisure services to people with disabilities in Malta and Gozo.

During the day at Inspire, NetRefer participated in helping the children in activities such as Horse Riding, Treasure Hunts, Drama, Pottery and Swimming. It was a great experience for the team to interact and learn new skills, and bring happiness through activities shared with the children. Additionally all the staff contributed to a generous donation which was given to Inspire to further help improve their facilities.

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For the second year in a row, NetRefer is proud to be the platinum sponsor to the LifeCycle Challenge 2013, which is to be held in Russia, showing NetRefer’s dedication towards its on Going Charitable causes. The Lifecycle Organisation was founded in 1999 to create awareness and generate support to help renal patients have a better quality of life.

This year’s 15th edition of the Life Cycle Challenge will involve an arduous journey of over 2,000 Km across 10 days starting in Minsk and Ending in St Petersburg, and will be held from the 17th August to the 1st September. This gruelling and character testing endurance event will be putting an elite team of Maltese cyclists together to test and challenge their abilities in Russia’s rugged rural environment.

The intention of this event is to create awareness amongst the Maltese public about the patients in the Renal Unit, which will help encourage donations. LifeCycle has raised generous amounts of donations every year, helping the government aid the treatment for the patients. This year LifeCycle aims to beat the €25,000 figure from last year; however this can only be achieved through the public’s generosity.

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As part of its on-going commitment to aid various local education institutes, NetRefer has donated a supply of IT and electronic equipment to the Faculty of Electronic Engineering at the University of Malta. The donated electrical equipment will be used to train Engineering undergraduates on numerous projects including advanced soldering techniques, computing and other areas of engineering research. The components will also be used in various student projects utilising motherboards, graphic cards, power supplies and other computer peripherals.

Jason Buhagiar, IT Executive at NetRefer said: “This is a great opportunity for NetRefer to donate its equipment for a worthwhile cause. We encourage more companies locally to do the same, and thus hope to see more graduates benefit from this incentive. We appreciate all the gratitude that we have received from the Faculty of Engineering for this donation.”



As part of an ongoing commitment to its Corporate Social Responsibility, NetRefer is proud to be Gold sponsor to the Betfair LifeCycle Challenge. Founded in 1999, the Lifecycle Challenge creates awareness and generates support for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease. This challenge constitutes one of the most gruelling endurance events in Europe, pitting a dedicated team of Maltese cyclists against the elements in a long distance ride through different regions worldwide.

By putting such an extreme event together, LifeCycle intends to attract the Maltese public’s attention to the plight of patients of the Renal Unit, and to encourage generous donations from the public. In past years, LifeCycle has raised a considerable sum of money, helping the government to cover the approximate figure of €25,000/year per renal patient.

This year’s 14th edition of the Lifecycle Challenge will involve an arduous journey of 1,900 kilometers across 11 days from Brisbane to Melbourne in Australia, and will be held from October 28th to November 6th.

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