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Lancashire IT Forum - Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Community & Business Partners CIC

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 from 11:30 to 14:00 (GMT)

Lancashire IT Forum - Tuesday 23rd January 2018

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Please note:  The Lancashire IT Forum is not designed for IT service and solution providers. This forum is specifically designed to support growing businesses and owner managers (who may not have internal technical teams) understand the importance of implementing the right IT systems and infrastructure within their company. The IT forum is supported by Affilius Group, IT specialists and we reserve the right to cancel other businesses that operate in a similar field.




Tuesday 23rd January 2018

11.30am to 2.00pm 

Stanley House Hotel, Further Ln, Mellor, Lancashire BB2 7NP


  1. Buffet Lunch & Networking (11.30am to 12.00pm)

  2. Welcome and General Introduction (12.00pm)

  3. Nadeem Memon, Finance & IT Manager – Panaz Ltd 
    How implementing the right IT infrastructure contributes to business growth.  
    Panaz is one of Europe's leading suppliers of high quality decorative fabrics and wallcoverings for the Hospitality, Healthcare and Corporate sectors.  For more than 30 years as UK fabric suppliers, Panaz has focused on design excellence and differentiation through technical innovation resulting in a diverse and comprehensive range of beautiful, exclusive and durable fire retardant furnishing fabrics. Nadeem will talk about how effectively and efficiently Panaz has adapted IT and how IT has played a key role in the growth of Panaz, from 10 employees when Nadeem joined to over 90 currently in the UK turning over £20million. 

  4. G Suite (Google) Vs Microsoft – Which is right for your business?

    • Chris Bates-Keegan, Managing Director – Lighten Ltd 
      G Suite is set of cloud business tools (email, documents, spreadsheets, presentations) focussed on powerful collaboration features that is used by over 5 million businesses large and small, universities, schools and government agencies around the world. Chris Bates-Keegan from Lighten (a software company specialising in G Suite integration) will show how G Suite can dramatically simplify business IT requirements while simultaneously delivering a predictable, easy to understand licensing model.

    • Richard Alford, Managing Director – Black Bear IT Solutions Ltd
      With over 20 years’ experience working with Microsoft programs, Richard from Black Bear IT Solutions explains the reason why you need Microsoft to effectively run your business. From Access to Windows, from Azure to Visio, Microsoft has the full and proven portfolio of products which all work together. This talk will explain some of the programs and solutions your business can benefit from and how they differ from other solutions. All presented to you with the “power” of Microsoft PowerPoint!

  5. Andrew Dewhurst, Managing Director – Affilius Group 
    IT Download
    Andrew will conclude the forum with a brief discussion of current topics relating to technology and share key tips to help you improve your business performance.

  6. Any Other Business

  7. Next Forum – 9th May 2018

IT Free Support Clinic - from 2.00pm, members of Affilius Group and our guest speakers will be available to answer any individual questions or queries you may have in relation to your organisation.


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Stanley House Hotel
Further Ln
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 from 11:30 to 14:00 (GMT)

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Community & Business Partners CIC (CBP) is a non-profit making organisation established to support businesses, community groups and voluntary bodies with a range of services, both advisory and practical. At Community & Business Partners we are committed to helping commercial enterprises flourish as well as encouraging greater corporate social responsibility.

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