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Saturday May 25 2019 04:20:23 GMT

Holker take triple jump forward

Holker take triple jump forward

We are delighted to further strengthen our fast-growing team with a trio of new faces.

Locals Simon McGowan and Jordan Woodcock have joined the company as Account Manager and Service Desk Engineer, whilst Slovakian Martina Giles Kusakova has returned ‘home’ to Lancashire.

Holker IT managing director Matthew Metcalfe said: “It is certainly a positive sign that we have had to bring in three new faces.

“We have seen a real spike in business over recent months – particularly in relation to Cyber Security – and there is scope within the team for further growth in the near future.”

Burnley-born Simon, 35, has joined the company’s sales department and will be tasked with liaising with customers and new business development.

With well over a decade’s experience in commercial sales, Simon graduated Burnley College with a Business Administration NVC in 2004 before joining and progressing through the ranks at Walker Farrimond.

Simon is joined by Martina, who takes on the role of Business Administrator.

Originally from Slovakia, Martina spent eight years in Cyprus where she worked as a Crewing Officer for a shipping company.

Whilst in the Mediterranean, the 32-year-old met her now-husband Chris before moving back, in October, to his hometown … none other than Burnley!

The new trio is completed by 25-year-old Jordan, who joins as Service Desk Engineer.

Another graduate of Burnley College, Altham-based Jordan – a keen Motocross enthusiast – boasts a diploma in Engineering and will join the companies revered helpdesk.

Photo: (l-r) Simon McGowan, Martina Giles Kusakova, Matthew Metcalfe and Jordan Woodcock.

Protect your business…

Protect your business…

Is your business SECURE?

Cyber crime across the North West is growing at an alarming rate. Criminals are developing ever-more sophisticated ways of infiltrating your IT systems and defences.

Here at Holker IT, we specialise in Cyber Security and our packages – in line with the Government-backed scheme ‘Cyber Essentials’ – provide solutions that wrap around your whole IT system to ensure your organisation is ‘SECURE’.

Our ascending – and fully customisable – levels of cover, coupled with the extensive knowledge of our skilled security professionals, will guarantee the right security strategy for your business.

We pride ourselves on our relationship with the Lancashire Constabulary and have recently teamed up with the Lancashire Partnership against Crime (LANPAC) to further strengthen our commitment to fighting business crime in the county.

Hopefully, our new tongue-in-cheek cyber security campaign aimed at ‘protecting’ your business has caught the eye, but make no mistake … this is a very serious matter.

The future of your business is at stake. Don’t risk the potentially devastating consequences of a cyber attack. Act now and give yourself the best chance of staying safe.

For more information on our Cyber Security packages and all other services, simply contact James McHugh (Account Manager) on 01282 859806 or james.mchugh@holkerit.co.uk

Leading the fight against cyber crime

Leading the fight against cyber crime

Here at Holker IT, we have long been committed to fighting business crime in the county.

We have further strengthened that vow after teaming up with the Lancashire Partnership against Crime (LANPAC) – a unique collaboration between Lancashire Constabulary, Lancashire Businesses and Public Services working together to reduce levels of crime and disorder across the county.

Set to celebrate our 10th anniversary in April, Holker IT is now recognised as a cyber security specialist and the firm recently earned accolades for its innovative presentation on the subject at a high-profile business event organised by LANPAC and held at Ribby Hall.

Wendy Walker, vice chairman for LANPAC, said: “We are delighted to welcome Holker IT onboard. They clearly understand the dangers of cyber crime and we have already invited them to share their expertise and experiences at another major conference next month.”

Holker IT managing director Matthew Metcalfe said: “Every day we see first-hand just how much local firms are being hit with the potentially devastating effects of cyber attack. We have already worked closely with Lancashire Constabulary and it is great to be invited to team up with LANPAC.”

Picture Caption:
L-R: Wendy Walker (LANPAC), Matthew Metcalfe (Holker IT) and Al Yusuf (LANPAC).

Holker prove Jewel in the Crown for Fujitsu!

Holker prove Jewel in the Crown for Fujitsu!

It certainly isn’t every day that you get the opportunity to enjoy canapés beside the Crown Jewels and a feast within the Tower of London…

However, that’s exactly what our Managing Director Matthew Metcalfe was treated to by one of the world’s leading technology specialists!

Around 20 delegates from Fujitsu’s most valued partners congregated in the capital for the Japanese giants’ 10th annual Channel Executive Dinner.

The guests were privy to a private tour of the world famous landmark, including an exclusive viewing of the Crown Jewels, before being wined and dined in the Tower itself.

Holker IT MD, Matthew Metcalfe, said: “We had a fabulous evening in truly unique surroundings. It was great to build relations with other partners and I can only see our relationship with Fujitsu going from strength to strength.”

Amy Simpson, Channel Marketing Manager for Fujitsu UK, said: “It was wonderful to get all of our valued partners together and we look forward to another successful year.”

Holker team up with Police for cyber crime business warning

Holker team up with Police for cyber crime business warning

Many Lancashire businesses could face ruin during the coming year due to the growing threat of Cyber Crime.

That was one of the eye-watering realities highlighted by East Lancashire cyber security specialists Holker IT at a special conference on the subject organised by Lancashire Constabulary and held at Ribby Hall Village.

Holker IT was the only technology firm to speak at the prestigious event, which attracted close on 200 business people from across the county.

The attendees were enthralled by Holker IT’s interactive presentation and managing director Matthew Metcalfe said: “We showcased a real-life cyber attack, highlighting some of the problems businesses can face if they fail to take out the necessary level of protection. It was good to hear such positive feedback, both from business leaders and the event organisers themselves.

“Being invited by Lancashire Constabulary to speak at such a prestigious event was a great honour and further testament to the work we do in relation to fighting cyber crime.”

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw, who opened the conference, said: “Cyber Crime is a massive issue and it is of paramount importance that all businesses are aware of the scale of the threat and act accordingly. The day was a huge success with some very interesting and informative presentations.”

Picture Caption: Holker IT Managing Director Matthew Metcalfe (left) with Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

Cyber Security – SPECIAL OFFER!

Cyber Security – SPECIAL OFFER!

Take advantage of our fantastic offer to help your business guard against the growing threat of Cyber Crime.

Our partners, WatchGuard, offer a comprehensive portfolio of security services, from traditional intrusion prevention, gateway antivirus, application control, spam prevention, and URL filtering, to more advanced services for protecting against evolving malware, ransomware, and data breaches.

Each security service is delivered as an integrated solution within an easy-to-manage and cost-effective Firebox appliance.

We are delighted to offer their Total Security package – including all the latest services – at just £179 per month on a three-year lease.

The Total Security package features:

Intrusion Prevention
URL Filtering
Gateway AntiVirus
Network Discovery
Reputation-Based Threat Prevention
Spam Prevention
Application Control
APT Blocker
Threat Detection and Response
Access Portal
Data Loss Prevention

For more information, please contact our specialist team on 01282 859806 or info@holkerit.co.uk

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