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
Photo: (l-r) Simon McGowan, Martina Giles Kusakova, Matthew Metcalfe and Jordan Woodcock.
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 email@example.com
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.”
L-R: Wendy Walker (LANPAC), Matthew Metcalfe (Holker IT) and Al Yusuf (LANPAC).
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
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.”
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.
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:
Reputation-Based Threat Prevention
Threat Detection and Response
Data Loss Prevention
For more information, please contact our specialist team on 01282 859806 or firstname.lastname@example.org