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UKITA member EPX Ltd supports Staffordshire University's Challenge Lab

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2015 12:48 GMT

The technical challenge EPX gave the final year Computer Games Programming students, Josh Gibson and Russel Stocking, was to distribute audio via WiFi, with the idea being, for example, that one computer could stream music to several others located around a building.

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UKITA member TDM Wyre Academy celebrates apprentices success

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2015 14:57 BST

Apprentices from TDM Wyre Academy have been honoured at a graduation ceremony, attended by family, friends, employers, trainers and assessors. The apprentices, employed at a range of organisations around Worcestershire and the Midlands, have completed their apprenticeships across a wide range of IT disciplines, including Information Systems, Software Development, Web Design, and IT Support.

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UKITA member EPX celebrates ten years of trading

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2015 17:11 BST

Two young entrepreneurs, who first met at University, celebrated their first decade in business last week. It was while studying IT at Staffordshire University that Dan, 30, first met co-director Mark Pennington, also 30, at a local student club night.

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UKITA member's apprentice wins Worcestershire Higher Apprenticeship Award 2014

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2015 16:03 GMT

UKITA members TDM Wyre Academy delivered the Gold Standard IT Apprenticeship scheme for Luke Carrier, who has won the Worcestershire Higher Apprenticeship Award 2014

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UKITA member Active Communications celebrates 25 years in business

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2014 13:08 GMT

Four years ago, Pete Jacobs from Active Communications, Coventry, was quoted as saying ‘I’m looking forward to our next milestone of twenty five years, then I can say did we really achieve all that?’

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UKITA Chair launches online care platform

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2014 11:27 GMT

 UKITA Chair Helen Brewster is behind a Kickstarter campaign to raise £18,000 to launch an online platform to help carers plan, communicate and share the care of an unwell loved one. The innovative software solution has been developed to reduce the stress, anxiety, fatigue and geographical & social isolation when caring for someone.

NHS England issuing their ‘5 year look forward’, have identified an £8 billion short fall. Now a Coventry-based social enterprise thinks it may be able to help put a big dent in that. Nics Legacy are developing an online platform to help patients and carers around the country link themselves into a local, non-professional care network.

The platform will help carers and health professional plan, communicate and share the day to day care of a friend or loved one, whether it’s coordinating a visit or doing a simple task such as picking up some milk from the shop.

The Nic’s Legacy campaign has been launched by Coventrian Jamie Rogers and business partner Helen Brewster and has enlisted the help of Coventry University and its Health Design and Technology Institute – but it’s now looking for a helping hand from the public.

Jamie, who lost his wife Nic to cancer in 2008, came up with the idea of an informal online care network based on his own experiences caring for her during her illness.

Despite Jamie recently speaking about his Nicks  at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, where he took part in a Q&A session with Cabinet Minister Esther McVey,and numerous meetings with health and social care professionals who back the plan, the duo have been unable to raise the £18000 to run a pilot project. So are now looking to the public crowd fund it.

Jamie, who is now writing a book about ‘Nic’s Legacy’, said:

“The NHS report ‘Five Year Forward View’ says that there is a need to co-ordinate Health ,Social Care and Carers, we are already trying to achieve this with our software. Reducing the amount of carers that become ill because of caring for someone is our priority.”

Helen Brewster, who was also a close friend of Nic’s, said:

“85% of carers say that caring for someone has a negative impact on their own health, carers provide approximately £119 bn of support to the UK; why has it taken this long for them to be recognised and offered some form of practical help?.”

To find out more about the Kickstarter campaign and to donate, please visit its page at:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1563808388/nics-legacy-innovative-carers-software-platform

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For further information, please contact Jamie Rogers or Helen Brewster

Jamie@nicslegacy.org.uk

Helen@nicslegacy.org.uk


About UK IT Association

The UK IT Association (UKITA) is a not-for-profit business support and Trade Association. It is a member of the Trade Association Forum which was established by the CBI.

UKITA has links with Universities, Further Education colleges and maintains a relationship with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. 

It also owns and operates the Skillfair consultants and business advisers membership organisation and tender-sourcing service.

UKITA is a founder member and currently holds the presidency of PIN-SME (www.pin-sme.eu) which unites IT SME organisations in other EU countries and speaks for the sector at EU commission level.

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UKITA Chair Helen Brewster is behind a Kickstarter campaign to raise £18,000 to launch an online platform to help carers plan, communicate and share the care of an unwell loved one. The innovative software solution has been developed to reduce the stress, anxiety, fatigue and geographical & social isolation when caring for someone.

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UKITA member nFocus selected by Microsoft as Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year.

News   •   Jul 24, 2014 15:13 BST

On 27th May 2014, it was announced Software Testing Consultancy nFocus had been selected by Microsoft as their Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year for 2014. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise partners who have developed and delivered exceptional solutions during the past year.

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Announcing UKITA apprenticeships - do you need more bright problem-solvers?

News   •   Jul 21, 2014 16:59 BST

Small and medium-sized IT businesses tell us that the current IT apprenticeships available do not suit them very well. The reasons they give include: - Lack of flexibility in what the apprentices are learning outside the workplace - Low people skills, problem-solving communication ability and timekeeping amongst the candidates - Apprentices aren’t becoming productive quickly enough

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TDM Wyre Academy to offer Tech Industry Gold apprenticeships

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2014 16:56 BST

TDM Wyre Academy is delighted to announce that it will be licensed to offer Tech Industry Gold apprenticeships, the employer-designed apprenticeship programmes that equip young people with the skills for a career in technology.

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First Seven Companies Certified to the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2014 16:51 BST

A week after the government launched the Cyber Essentials Scheme, seven small companies have already successfully achieved certification using IASME on-line self assessment.The Cyber Essentials Scheme focuses on the 5 most important technical security controls, identified as those that, if they had been in place, would have stopped the majority of successful cyberattacks over the last few years.

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The UK IT Association (UKITA) is the private sector organisation representing the 98% of Tech/IT businesses in the small and medium-sized (SME) category

The primary focus of the organisation is to encourage the success of high quality small and medium sized Tech, IT and Digital businesses (SME's) through the delivery of business opportunities and by promoting the credentials and image of the industry in general. It is an elite band of some of the finest IT specialists in the UK. Member companies work together across a variety of product and service sectors, providing a high quality and sustainable service and value for money solutions.

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