Is your business cyber security up to scratch?
Datcom were this month's sponsor and Hannah Sang explained that they are a professional IT company covering the East Midlands. They specialise in IT support, cyber-security, cloud, communications, proactive monitoring and providing qualified IT advice and improvements to businessess. Datcom also offer consultancy, network planning and IT strategy from experienced experts with real-world business experience.
Their large and growing team of locally based engineers provide telephone and on-site cover to respond quickly to their client's IT requirements.
PHOTO: Datcom & Duncan & Toplis staff on stage with NBC Vice- chair Simon Shaw
Datcom's support can be tailored to a client's specific criteria and they offer fixed-price maintenance plans to provide the best service at extremely competitive prices.
They also offer up to 24/7 364 day support for businesses that work around the clock.
Datcom embrace the Cloud and all the benefits that it brings and have their our own cloud platform using class-leading hardware that is based in Newark.
Their server and networking expertise means they can get servers and solutions designed and functioning to the client's exact specifications.
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It looks a lot like Christmas.
Jill Brown from the Retail Group gave members a very positive update on the latest retail initiatives designed to drive footfall to Newark's shops.
Totally Locally Newark have produced a Christmas leaflet supported by local independent retailers which highlights where on the high street you can bag the best bargains. It also promotes the Christmas Tree Festival at the parish church, together with the
Newark Christmas Market and Winter Fest on Sunday 11th December and of cause the panto Jack & Beanstalk at The Palace Theatre.
An added bonus is the offer of FREE all day Sunday parking at selected carparks.
Finally, there is a fabulous Christmas competition where shoppers can win over £200 of TL vouches to spend locally.
Bank of England - Outlook for the Ecomomy
Alistair Cunningham - Agent, East Midlands gave us a fascinating and informative post-Brexit update.
Alastair joined the Bank of England in 1994 – taking over as Agent for the East Midlands Agency in February 2010 after spending 15 years as an economist and senior manager at the Bank’s Head Office in London.
His current role – acting as the eyes and ears of the Monetary Policy Committee is the most rewarding yet, giving an unrivalled opportunity to test economic theories against the real world. Alastair spends much of his time taking soundings from business.
November Business Card Draw - Andrew & Co Solicitors
Andrew & Co Officially Strengthens Commitment to Newark..
It’s been a busy year for Andrew & Co Solicitors. As well as winning a top industry award for best practice at the LawNet Awards 2016, the firm has moved to bigger premises to accommodate the growing size of the firm in Newark and undergone a major rebrand.
Its new location on London Road is over double the size of its previous site in Kirkgate and will enable the firm, which also has an office in Lincoln, to continue to grow.
The firm’s latest recruit Andrea Bingham has joined the Private Client team and will be focusing purely on helping clients in and around Newark with estate planning, wills, trusts and powers of attorney.
Lead Partner at the London Road office Michael Pace said: “We’ve seen an increase in demand for our services, particularly on the commercial property side, but we’ve also strengthened our Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Private Client teams.
“Rather than have multiple offices in multiple locations, we have two centres of excellence which offer a wide range of legal services. We employ people who are specialists in their area of law and invest heavily in staff development to ensure our clients receive the best possible service."
"Although we’re one of the longest established practices in the East Midlands we’re not complacent and innovation is key."
Action on Rail & Road
As with road congestion the Action Group have pressed relentlessly for rail improvements both on the East Coast and Midlands lines under the guidance of NBC Transport Advisor Bob Poynter. This has resulted in Robert Jenrick MP organising a rail summit on the 9th December with representatives from Virgin, East Midlands Trains and Network Rail.
James Fountain said " The Action Group were pleased that the government had in the autumn statement reafirmed their commitment to dual the A46 around the town,improve roundabouts and upgrade junctions with the A1. The first stage of the work including planning and legal considerations, is due to start in January. Engineering work would commence between 2020 and 2025.
James Fountain Chairmen of the Action Group will report back to members of the Club at the January meeting.
Friday 2nd December 7am
Everyday Champions Centre
Newark Business Club meets at the Everyday Champions Conference Centre at 7am. Entry fee £5.00 including coffee. Come early to secure a good seat.