ADECS will be attending the FSB Expo at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry on Tuesday 10th January. Come and find us – on stand 30 and have a chat about Technology support, web design, and print.
We will be offering special discount prices on the day on all our fabric stands – so come and take a look at the wide range of designs available to you.
We will have sweets for you to munch on, and a LEGO set for you to admire. Look forward to seeing you there!
It is with a heavy heart that we bring you the sad news that Fred Noble, the founder of ADECS Ltd, passed away yesterday.
As well as still being a non exec chairman of ADECS, Fred was the Chair of the UK IT Association (UKITA), and had been a founder member since 2000.
Fred joined IBM as a Service Engineer in 1960 and worked in Hardware Support, Software Support, HR and the Software Product Development. In 1990 Fred left IBM to set up his own business – ADECS Ltd – with the aim of providing technical support, products and guidance to small businesses. Amrik Bhabra, Chief Executive of ADECS, will always be grateful for the amazing opportunities based on trust and instinct that Fred gave him. That ethos of ADECS giving people a chance to shine and show what they are capable of, still runs true today.
Fred always knew how to tackle any issue from all aspects and angles, He always had wise advice to give and won respect from people around him. He also had a knack of motivating people and was always supportive. He considered himself to be a ‘Jack of all Trades’.
In recent years Fred dedicated his time and energy to looking after his wife Pat. Never one to complain, he got on with whatever life threw at him. We send Pat and the family our deepest sympathies at this tough time. Fred will be dearly missed and we draw comfort from the fact that in ADECS his legacy will live on.
Coventry’s Chamber of Commerce held a Business & Trade Expo on the 11th of March at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Over 150 exhibitors were present from a wide range of sectors with many more others just popping in to take a look.
Around 600 visitors were thought to have attended, which meant it was a great opportunity to meet others and expand your business network. There were seminars on throughout the day that were well attended, speakers included – Mike Quinn (owner of Micromedia Ltd), Simon Gee and Urfaan Azhar (both from ACUTEC), and Julie Doherty (owner of Green Umbrella), as well as Sharon Redrobe – CEO of Twycross Zoo and Business Woman of the Year 2015.
Many thanks to those who visited the ADECS and Nettl@adecs exhibition stall – it was a pleasure to meet so many friendly people! We hope we were able to be of assistance and will be very happy to speak to or indeed meet up with you if you would like further information on Technology Support or Design and Print matters.
15th March 16
BT has apologised after thousands of customers had their broadband services cut off for most of last Tuesday. The company said that a fault router was to blame for the problem. BT’s website also crashed for a time and some users reported that its customer service line was down.
It wasn’t long before people took to expressing their frustration on social media bemoaning their position of having to be contacted by ‘phone or carrier pigeon’ in one instance. Of course for some customers this was an inconvenience as they were delayed in updating their Facebook page, however for businesses the implications were more serious.
Outages like this are luckily few and far between, so businesses should not be afraid to continue their move towards The Cloud for their various services. The important thing is to make sure that measures are in place to keep disruption to an absolute minimum. A very simple internal review of the effects a network outage has on the business and a discussion on the options available to you for the mitigation of this risk will lead to more confidence in the operational effectiveness of the business during issues not of your making.
If you would like to discuss the options available to you, or any other issues that are causing you concern then please feel free to contact the engineering team here at ADECS on 024 7699 5930 for a chat.
Coventry’s Chamber of Commerce held the Business & Trade Expo on Friday the 2nd of October at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre (basically a great big barn alongside a very big field with lots of baa-ing sheep wandering around). Luckily it was a most beautiful day with glorious sunshine as exhibitors battled against the stony pathways to set up their wares in the exhibiting arena. It was a busy day wih plenty of people wandering around chatting and taking in the sights and sounds as well as helping themselves to the many chocolates and cakes on display – as the unsuspecting were subtly drawn in!
There seemed to be plenty of activity going on throughout the day with opportunities for networking and discovering all about new ventures taking off around the area.
‘The Expo is certainly a great way to get to know other businesses and gives you a chance to promote your own business,’ said Amrik Bhabra, ADECS Chief Executive. ‘You get to meet new people and form new alliances. You are also visible to current and potential customers.’
Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire described George Osborne’s announcement to change the stamp duty system as ‘pulling a rabbit out of the hat’. Companies came together to give their verdict on the Chancellor’s final Autumn Statement before the next General Election. Anne Rose, from Burgis & Bullock (the event sponsors) said, ‘It will be popular with most of the population and is a subtle way of introducing a wealth tax.’
Amrik Bhabra of ADECS said, ‘ I am very much on favour of the changes around apprentices and I am also encouraged by more support for those doing Masters degrees.’
(Coventry & Warwickshire in Business, Issue 45, January/February 2015. Page 4)