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Central Technology announces latest recruits

The team at Chesterfield’s Central Technology has continued to expand, after the company introduced the latest cohort of new starters.

Central Technology offers customers a fast, fresh and simple approach to Managed Services, Cloud Solutions, Telecoms and Cyber Security that will help companies across all sectors stay one step ahead of the competition.

The company has recently taken on Jack Thompson as Project Engineer, Nicola Goodwin as Sales Support Administator, Bradley Morell and Alex Willerton as Technical Support Specialists, and Lewis Renshaw as an Account Manager.

Jack Thompson, who has joined CT’s Implementation Team as a Project Engineer commented: “I have joined CT as a Project Engineer where I will be both implementing and upgrading a variety of systems to a wide portfolio of customers. I have worked in both Internal and MSP IT sectors for around 7 years, providing support to thousands of customers over a wide range of industries ranging from construction to retail and transport.”

Lewis Renshaw, Account Manager in CT’s Sales Team commented: “I recently joined CT to work alongside our valued customers to help grow their businesses through the use of IT. I enjoy working alongside businesses to take an idea from initial conversation through to delivery.”

Alex Willerton, Technical Support Specialist on the CT Service Desk said: “I’m part of the 1st line support team so I’m the first line of contact for most users when they need support with any of their systems. I previously worked for an insurance company which was my first official IT role, but prior to that I completed my degree in Computer Science at Sheffield Hallam.”

If you are interested in joining the Central Technology Team, find out more on the company’s vacancies page or email careers@ct.co.uk

Central Technology supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 200 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Chesterfield’s Central Technology partners with South Yorkshire charity

Chesterfield’s Central Technology has announced it will now be providing IT Support to South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association (SYEDA).

SYEDA is an independent charity, based in Sheffield, originally established in 1996 by a group of people who were affected by eating disorders and were concerned by the lack of information, guidance and help available.

Today they provide non-judgemental support directly to over 500 people each year affected by eating disorders, which includes one-to-one therapeutic and practical support, as well as additional support sessions for families and friends affected. They also facilitate support groups and deliver education and training sessions in schools, colleges, to professionals and the wider community.

With the rise of remote working, CT will be supporting SYEDA in a new independent, agile way of working by providing them with a Microsoft 365 solution and ongoing support.

Madeleine Thomas, Business Development Manager at SYEDA said “It has been a pleasure doing the onboarding process with CT and the staff and the support we have received has been brilliant. There has been some steep in-house learning getting to grips with Office 365 but we have been fully supported all the way by CT staff and the CT knowledge hub has been a great asset. We look forward to building a long-term relationship with CT and improving our own IT skills along the way in-house!”

Even closer to home, Central Technology also worked with local charity and fellow Chesterfield Champion Ashgate Hospice in upgrading their IT systems as part of their partnership working across the town. Find out more here.

If you are wondering how to ensure your business is cyber-secure and protected whilst harbouring an agile working set-up, contact Central Technology today.

Central Technology supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 200 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Central Technology provides digital support to Chesterfield charity

Chesterfield-based Central Technology has been working closely with local charity Ashgate Hospice, by providing staff with digital support and advice.

Over the last few years, the company has been providing IT Support to the charity, including a recent webinar  which helped staff combat their IT issues.

Three IT challenges have been highlighted during CT’s work within the hospice and charity sector – budget constraints, data protection and agile working for staff.

Matt Corbishley, Director of people and performance at Ashgate Hospice explained why the company was a good fit for the charity:  “I know there’s a lot we don’t know, and having that external support from CT is invaluable”.

Hospices are responsible for sensitive employee data and also the data of vulnerable patients. Data security is at the heart of the service provided by Central Technology, and all parties can be assured that data risks are managed effectively.

The company is accredited with ISO27001 – a certification standard that is recognised worldwide as an indication that your Information Security Management System (ISMS) is aligned with information security best practices.

For Ashgate, Matt stated: “CT were the only provider to have that – that’s beyond digital security… that’s gold standard really!”.

Matt Corbishley, Ashgate Hospice

With the rise in agile working from the effects of COVID-19, Ashgate found it was especially important to implement smart-working practices.

Matt stated: “we wanted a strategy that enabled that remoting working for our teams. The hybrid support that’s emerged in certain years between the developer and operations role is extremely beneficial. Now the full team of clinicians can access SystmOne remotely and don’t have to come back to base which saves time and money, and staff can see more patients”.

The team at Central Technology has experience in supporting hospices by providing a strategic IT roadmap to support their charitable objectives. Its technology advice and solutions align with hospice business goals to ultimately improve patient care. Find out more about the range of support and advice on offer at: https://www.ct.co.uk/pages/contact

Central Technology and Ashgate Hospice support the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 200 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Central Technology and BRM Solicitors gift Netflix to Hospice Patients this Christmas

Chesterfield’s Central Technology has generously gifted Ashgate Hospicecare two smart TV’s to help the charity to help upgrade it’s patient rooms and enable patients to view films and TV shows on Netflix.

The company has provided licenses to use the streaming platform on up to 16 TV’s at the Hospice, while leading private and commercial law firm BRM Solicitors has also joined in the charitable effort with a donation of a Smart TV, meaning three have been donated to the hospice in total.

Marketing Manager for Central Technology, Jo Snow said: “During the pandemic, so many charities have been affected and struggled to continue to offer patients the best possible experience due to lack of funding.

“Ashgate Hospicecare’s utmost priority is to always ensure their patients receive the most compassionate and comfortable end of life care.  Whilst their compassion remains as strong as ever, the blow to the funding this year has meant rooms and equipment still need upgrading.

“We wanted to make sure that patients who are sadly not getting as many visitors as normal have the access to what has kept many of us going during the lockdowns – Netflix!  The hospice’s In-Patient Unit has 21 beds, all patient bedrooms have TVs, however 13 of these TVs are not smart so cannot access Netflix and other streaming sites.

“Whilst Ashgate still need 10 more Smart TV’s, we hope this small gesture will provide a wider range of entertainment for the patients and make their stay more comfortable.”

“We would love other businesses in the area to consider gifting a Smart TV to Ashgate to help them upgrade the other 10 rooms.

“If you would like to help them, feel free to get in touch with Ian Snow ian.snow@ct.co.uk or Charlotte Gratton charlotte.gratton@ashgatehospicecare.org.uk. It could make a huge difference to a patients’ Christmas this year.”

Karen Walker, Ward Manager at Ashgate Hospicecare added: “Our patients will love this, especially at this time of year where they can watch Christmas movies with their loved ones.”

Central Technology, BRM Solicitors and Ashgate Hospicecare support the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

Find out more about how our Chesterfield Champions have been getting into the festive spirit this Christmas by clicking here

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Central Technology offers free strategic IT reviews for local businesses

Sheepbridge-based Central Technology has announced it will be providing free strategic IT audits to all local businesses throughout December and January

Ian Snow, Managing Director at Central technology, has reviewed the transition of IT over the last few months in a recent blog post.

He commented: “2020 has been a tough business year, but together with our customers we have learnt a lot over the past nine months.
At the beginning of March our service desk helped move over 4,000 people to home working. During this process, it became clear very quickly that some businesses were not equipped for the move to remote working and faced big challenges such as security and communication.

“As the months went on we saw a major transition once again with customers wanting to ensure a flexible future for the business and its employees, looking towards a more long term hybrid workplace model.

“During this period of change, many of our customers used this time, alongside our senior consultants, to review the role technology plays in their business and how by having a comprehensive plan in place to support their business goals now and for the long term was vital for enabling growth and security in the current climate.

“We have seen how customers have benefited from this process and how it has provided vital reassurance and given them a strong technological foundation to hit 2021 and beyond in a far better position than they started 2020.

“We know that many businesses may not be able to justify the cost of this process during this difficult time and that any money spent in 2021 needs to count. With this in mind, in December and January, CT is offering a Free Strategic IT review to all businesses within the S postcode. We want to help businesses in our area by offering something that could make a big difference to their business moving forwards.”

How will this work?

Businesses looking to request a review should do so on the company’s website and a senior member of the CT team will then arrange a remote or face to face meeting. They will use this time to understand your business goals, challenges and risks. They will then carry out an IT audit either onsite or remotely and will deliver their findings back to you. This will be presented as a high level roadmap which will outline the prioritisation of short, medium and long term IT requirements.

Companies undertaking an audit will be under no obligation to take this any further, but it will provide some insight into their current situations and provide guidance that could help individual businesses in 2021 and beyond.

Matt Corbishley, Director of People and Performance, Ashgate Hospicecare said: “We enlisted the services of CT to help us ensure technology provided the foundations we need to support our charitable objectives and long term future goals. The team have worked closely with our IT Manager, leadership team and board of trustees to develop a technology roadmap that met these long term charitable and business objectives. They continue to deliver high levels of customer service at all times and we are confident that should any problems arise they are addressed swiftly and effectively. We are looking forward to continuing our strong relationship with CT into the future.”

Central Technology supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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