Phising, Whaling and Baiting – How to Avoid Getting Caught

Phising, Whaling and Baiting – How to Avoid Getting Caught

Date posted: 27/02/2017 10:40:13

Category: Latest

Recognising the very real threat which cybercrime now presents to the window and door sector, Business Micros has produced a cybersecurity bulletin to help businesses protect themselves. The IT specialist makes the point that it’s no longer a question of ‘if’ businesses will become targets of cybercrime but rather ‘when’, so is trying to increase awareness of the latest threats and explain to businesses what they can do to combat them. Covering everything from Ransomware and Spear Phishing to Spoofing, Whaling and Baiting, the new bulletin explains the dangers to look out for. Just as importantly, it gives straightforward advice on the practical security steps which everyone within a business can take to avoid being caught out. Business Micros’ Managing Director Graeme Bailey said: “The figures on cybercrime are truly frightening. In the bulletin we quote a survey from a security company called Malwarebytes which shows that 54% of companies questioned had been hit by ransomware, and 58% of those had paid a ransom fee to get their data back. 28% had lost business critical data and 63% had experienced severe business downtime. “Everyone is at risk, regardless of the size of the business, so we’ve produced this really useful bulletin for our customers to do our bit to try to help.” The Business Micros cybersecurity bulletin will be distributed direct to Business Micros customers shortly and copies will be available on the company’s stand at the FIT Show (G30). It is also available now in the support section of the website at www.businessmicros.co.uk. ..... more

Friendly New Voice at Business Micros

Friendly New Voice at Business Micros

Date posted: 09/02/2017

Category: latest,press

Sophie Whytock has joined the team at Business Micros’ Penpont office, providing admin support to the programming and support teams. She is already becoming a familiar, friendly voice to Business Micros’ customers, logging support calls and processing software licence renewals. Sophie is the latest recruit to the team run by Jude Knowles, who was named the industry’s Unsung Hero at last year’s G-Awards. Jude said: “Sophie has already shown that she’s got the right positive attitude and lots of enthusiasm so she’s fitting in perfectly here.” After a record year in 2016, Business Micros now has 37 full time and part time staff based both at Penpont and at Newton Le Willows. The company has shown a real willingness to invest in recruitment and training and now has what it believes is the biggest and best resourced team in the industry. Further details are at: www.businessmicros.co.uk ..... more

Unsung Hero 2016

Unsung Hero 2016

Date posted: 09/12/2016 15:45:16

Category: Latest

Jude Knowles, Operations Manager at Business Micros, was named the industry’s Unsung Hero at the G-16 Awards.  She told Glass Times why she thinks she won the award and how her customers can finally now put a face to her name.

I didn’t find out that our MD Graeme Bailey had even nominated me for the Unsung Hero award until the shortlist was announced.  It was a lovely surpri ..... more

Panels Direct Launches Door Designer Portals –With a Little Help from Business Micros

Panels Direct Launches Door Designer Portals –With a Little Help from Business Micros

Date posted: 04/11/2016

Category: latest,press

Panels Direct has taken the next step in transforming its efficiency by creating two new online design and ordering portals for customers buying either composite or panel doors.

The Keighley based company wants to make ordering as simple and user friendly as possible for customers so has turned to the industry’s leading provider of door portals - Business Micros.

Business Micros has alread ..... more

Business Micros Expands Team with Three New Graduate Appointments

Business Micros Expands Team with Three New Graduate Appointments

Date posted: 20/10/2016

Category: latest

There’s more good news from Business Micros as the industry’s leading software provider has expanded its programming and installations teams yet again.

Toby Hodgkinson has joined as a Senior Developer, Adam Wade is a Field Programmer and the newest recruit is Elliot Chadwick who is now an Installations and Support Engineer.

All three are experienced graduates with varied backgrounds ..... more

Panels Direct Partners with Business Micros

Panels Direct Partners with Business Micros

Date posted: 03/10/2016

Category: latest,press

Panels Direct is emerging from many years as one of the industry’s ‘sleeping giants’ thanks in part to the introduction of Business Micros’ EvoNet business management software.

The Keighley based company is using EvoNet to transform its operational efficiency, giving it the perfect platform from which to expand and raise its profile.

Panels Direct already produces 1500 PV ..... more

Sliders UK Switches to Business Micros

Sliders UK Switches to Business Micros

Date posted: 27/04/2016

Category: latest,press

Switching software provider is perceived by many to be a major upheaval and, sadly, all too often businesses stay for far too long with a company they are unhappy with just because they are worried that the changeover will be too disruptive.

Increasingly though, I’m pleased to say, we’re seeing businesses coming to us who are determined to make a switch in order to take advantage of a ..... more

Skydive Cements Partnership

Skydive Cements Partnership

Date posted: 27/04/2016

Category: latest,press

The strength of the relationship between Business Micros and Sliders UK was perfectly illustrated when Ian Longbottom, Sliders UK’s Chairman arranged for Nick Bailey from Business Micros’ installation team to tick a giant challenge off his bucket list and complete a skydive from 15,000 feet.

C-Licensed skydiver Ian heard about Nick’s ambition while he was working on the installa ..... more

Business Micros Delivers the Wow Factor for Endurance Doors

Business Micros Delivers the Wow Factor for Endurance Doors

Date posted: 16/03/2016 18:06:17

Category: Latest

When Endurance Doors approached Business Micros last year to help them develop a new online Door Designer, they had already decided that they wanted a bespoke solution which would set them apart from the rest of the composite door market.

With Business Micros already enjoying a reputation as the ‘go to’ provider of design and ordering software for the composite and PVC door market, En ..... more

Nigeria is the Latest Destination for Business Micros Software

Nigeria is the Latest Destination for Business Micros Software

Date posted: 16/03/2016

Category: latest,press

Business Micros’ customer list already extends across Europe and into both the US and most notably Australia.  Now though, it has just received its first order from Nigeria in West Africa as it expands into even more exciting new markets.

Go Windows and Doors, a start up fabricator in Lagos, has ordered Business Micros’ Evolution software to process fabrication of windows and doo ..... more

Business Management Software in the Spotlight for Business Micros

Business Management Software in the Spotlight for Business Micros

Date posted: 24/02/2016

Category: latest,press

Business Micros expects its EvoNET business management software to be the biggest draw on its stand at the FIT Show.

EvoNET is currently the most popular management software in the industry and much of Business Micros’ dramatic growth over the past year has been driven by demand for the system from some of the industry’s biggest names.

EvoNET gives fabricators the ability to track an ..... more

More Investment in Technical Services at Business Micros

More Investment in Technical Services at Business Micros

Date posted: 15/02/2016

Category: latest,press

Just a month after the appointment of a new Programming Technician at its Dumfriesshire programming centre, Business Micros has also now appointed another Technical Services technician.

Stuart Morrison has joined the company’s Penpont office, helping customers with technical queries both online and on the telephone.  He brings the number in Business Micros Technical Resource team to 12 ..... more

Lancashire Trade Frames Marks Ten Years Using Business Micros Evolution Software

Lancashire Trade Frames Marks Ten Years Using Business Micros Evolution Software

Date posted: 25/01/2016

Category: latest,press

In 2015, award winning fabricator Lancashire Trade Frames marked ten years as a user of Business Micros’ Evolution software platform.

A decade on, and a full 12 years after the two companies first started working together, the partnership between them continues to go from strength to strength, with Lancashire Trade Frames leveraging maximum advantage from the full range of Business Micros s ..... more

Business Micros Expands Programming Team

Business Micros Expands Programming Team

Date posted: 13/01/2016

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The success story at Business Micros continues with another new appointment at the company’s Dumfriesshire programming centre.

Murray Pattison, aged 24, has joined as a programming technician with a specific brief to help maximise the efficiency of the core programming team.  Murray is carrying out the set up of data and reports ready for the programming team to work on, and researchin ..... more

EvoNET – now the most widely used management system in the industry

EvoNET – now the most widely used management system in the industry

Date posted: 01/01/2016

Category: latest,press

By Graeme Bailey, Managing Director, Business Micros

A&B Glass, Dekko, Dessian, Glazerite, Lancashire Trade Frames, Pearl, Pioneer, Sliders UK, Solidor, Victorian Sliders and WB Group might just sound like a roll call of some of the industry’s biggest and best known names, but in fact it is a snapshot of some of the manufacturing companies already using the Business Micros EvoNET busine ..... more

Business Micros continues to invest in its team

Business Micros continues to invest in its team

Date posted: 26/11/2015

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Business Micros continues to strengthen its Technical Resource team with the appointment of Kevan Howarth as another new support technician.

The team is expanding fast as Business Micros invests in the resources necessary to meet booming customer demand after a record year of sales.

Kevan joins James Hunt and Phil McCabe, who were both appointed at the start of 2015, and he brings the total numb ..... more

Graeme Bailey Celebrates 25 Years at Business Micros

Graeme Bailey Celebrates 25 Years at Business Micros

Date posted: 06/11/2015

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Graeme Bailey has just celebrated 25 years at Business Micros – and received a personalised cake from his team to mark the very special anniversary.

Graeme joined Business Micros in 1990 from Kawneer, working alongside Des Sharratt who was the company’s founder and original Managing Director.  He purchased the business from Des in 1998, and since then has led Business Micros to e ..... more

50 Years at Business Micros - Graeme Bailey and Jim Cronie Celebrate 25 Years Each

50 Years at Business Micros - Graeme Bailey and Jim Cronie Celebrate 25 Years Each

Date posted: 04/11/2015

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This is a very special month for software specialist Business Micros because it marks the 25th anniversary of both Managing Director Graeme Bailey and Technical Director Jim Cronie joining the company.

Back in 1990, Business Micros had a customer list of just 250 and, in the days before the internet or high end cutting and prepping machinery, offered custom written software applications for calcu ..... more

Business Micros’ Reputation Reaches Iceland

Business Micros’ Reputation Reaches Iceland

Date posted: 11/08/2015

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Business Micros’ reputation is now reaching even the farthest flung corners of Europe, with the latest customer signing up to use its Evolution software being based in Iceland.

PGV Futureform, which has fabricated frames in the Deceuninck 2500 system since it was set up in 2010, contacted Business Micros via the software specialist’s website because it was unhappy with its existing ma ..... more

Further Success for Business Micros

Further Success for Business Micros

Date posted: 05/08/2015

Category: latest,press

Business Micros continues to grow with an expansion at its Newton Le Willows sales and installation office and the recruitment of two new members to join its Technical Resource Team.

With orders up 28% compared to the same period last year, the software specialist is investing in the resources it needs to keep pace with such fast growing customer demand.

Managing Director Graeme Bailey says: “We’ve ..... more

John O’Groats to Land's End – All Over Again

John O’Groats to Land's End – All Over Again

Date posted: 14/07/2015

Category: latest,press

What do you do to mark the 10th anniversary of cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End? Why, you do it all again of course! Well, you do if you’re Graeme Bailey and Keith Aspinall from Business Micros.

The two were members of the very first GM Fundraising Team which rode the 975 miles in 2005 to raise money for the Hope House Children’s Hospice. Feeling nostalgic, they have just completed the v ..... more

Business Micros Becomes Main Sponsor at G-15 Awards

Business Micros Becomes Main Sponsor at G-15 Awards

Date posted: 22/05/2015

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What do you do to mark the 10th anniversary of cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End? Why, you do it all again of course! Well, you do if you’re Graeme Bailey and Keith Aspinall from Business Micros.

The two were members of the very first GM Fundraising Team which rode the 975 miles in 2005 to raise money for the Hope House Children’s Hospice. Feeling nostalgic, they have just completed the v ..... more

BM London Marathon Sponsorship

BM London Marathon Sponsorship

Date posted: 24/04/2015

Category: latest,press,charity

Business Micros have sponsored Kevin Kenny from Frameline who is running the London Marathon this weekend in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Everyone at Business Micros would like to wish Kevin the best of luck!

If you would like to donate please click the following the link https://www.justgiving.com/kevinkenny/

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Rapid PVC-U Praises Business Micros

Rapid PVC-U Praises Business Micros

Date posted: 27/03/2015

Category: latest,charity

Business Micros has been commended for the work it has carried out at Rapid PVC-U throughout its recent expansion and investment programme.

The Doncaster based fabricator, which produces more than 1100 frames per week, is nearing the end of a £600,000 investment programme which has seen its factory extended and new automated welding and cutting centres installed.

During that time, Managing ..... more

Business Micros Helps Fineline Get To Work On New Machine

Business Micros Helps Fineline Get To Work On New Machine

Date posted: 26/03/2015

Category: latest

Just 72 hours after taking delivery of a brand new Graf Synergy machining centre, Business Micros customer Fineline Windows of Burntwood was up and running cutting windows.

The company had originally been given an estimate of three weeks to install and commission the machine, but with the help of Business Micros installation team, that estimate was totally transformed.

The machine was the first of t ..... more

New Support and Admin Assistant at Business Micros

New Support and Admin Assistant at Business Micros

Date posted: 12/02/2015 09:22:59

Category: Latest

The team at Business Micros is expanding quickly as the company continues to invest to keep pace with increasing sales and a broadening customer base.  Joanne Pickavant is the newest team member, joining the company as a support and administration assistant.

Based at the company’s Newton-le-Willows sales and installation centre, Joanne is answering phone and online queries from custome ..... more

Business Micros Takes Stock Of The Market Down Under

Business Micros Takes Stock Of The Market Down Under

Date posted: 16/01/2015 10:28:57

Category: Latest

Business Micros spotted the potential in the Australian and New Zealand market more than five years ago.  The company began by supplying software remotely to a small number of ex-pat customers who had headed down under to set up fabrication businesses, but now has a dedicated Overseas Development Manager, Nick Bailey, who makes regular trips to provide support for a well-established customer ..... more

Business Micros Boosts Technical Resource Team

Business Micros Boosts Technical Resource Team

Date posted: 16/01/2015 10:07:47

Category: Latest

Business Micros has appointed two new support technicians at its Newton-Le-Willows sales office to help even more customers who want to maximise the benefits of their software packages.

James Hunt and Phil McCabe are both now providing specialist advice online and on the phone on a range of manufacturing and pricing queries, and are helping customers who want to add new modules to extend the scop ..... more

Face to Face with Chris Bailey (Dec 14 Glass Times)

Face to Face with Chris Bailey (Dec 14 Glass Times)

Date posted: 03/12/2014

Category: latest,press

It’s all about you…

Where you were born and live, currently…

I was born in Warrington where I currently live but, as a child, I spent 10 years in Sheffield.

Your education and the subject or activity in which you excelled…

I went to school in Newton-Le-Willows, not far from where the Business Micros office is now located.  I moved on to a local college but I so ..... more

New Technical Resource Team at Business Micros

New Technical Resource Team at Business Micros

Date posted: 30/09/2014

Category: latest,press

Software specialist Business Micros has responded to the growth in market demand by creating a new Technical Resource team to help support both new and existing customers.

Led by Operations Manager Jude Knowles, the eught strong team is made up of technical support and installation experts from the company's support centre in Penpont, Dumfriesshire and it's sales and installation centre in Newton ..... more

Business Micros’ Australian Success Story

Business Micros’ Australian Success Story

Date posted: 25/07/2014

Category: latest,international,press

Business Micros’ success in Australia began in 2009 when they were contacted by two British ex-pat businesses – Thermaglaze Windows and Weatherall Windows looking to set up in PVC-U window and door fabrication.

At this stage, Business Micros had not really considered exporting their Evolution programme, but those initial enquires were the start of what has now become a very successful overseas ope ..... more

The Customer is King

The Customer is King

Date posted: 21/07/2014

Category: latest,press

With a large and experienced software programming team based at our Penpont, Dumfriesshire office, Business Micros probably has the capacity and the expertise to deliver any software innovation which the industry could demand.

In fact, our team love nothing more than getting their teeth into a request from a customer for a new feature in Evolution or EvoNet or a bespoke module for EvoWeb or EvoSate ..... more

Business Micros Listens to the Market

Business Micros Listens to the Market

Date posted: 16/07/2014

Category: latest,press

At FIT, Business Micros surprised a few customers by showing only demonstration versions of our new apps for composite door designs and for the EvoNet business management software.

The reason for the demonstrations was definitely not because the company had not completed the development work. After all, we probably have the largest and most experienced programming team in the industry so we could ..... more

Business Micros Makes a Statement at Fit

Business Micros Makes a Statement at Fit

Date posted: 30/06/2014

Category: latest,press

In what is on course to be a record year for Business Micros, the company made a real statement at the FIT show of its position as the market leading software provider.

With a large, impressive stand which was busy throughout the three days, Business Micros showed not only its success so far but also its commitment to further developments in the future.

Graeme Bailey, Managing Director, said:&nb ..... more

Business Micros Moves to New Premises

Business Micros Moves to New Premises

Date posted: 22/05/2014

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Business Micros has moved its Warrington based sales and installation team to a new purpose designed office in nearby Newton-le-Willows.

The new office, which was been stylishly converted from its original use as a pub, has been planned to meet the specific needs of the software specialist, with both private and open plan areas, a mezzanine floor and of course the very highest specification teleph ..... more

Up Close and Personal with Business Micros

Up Close and Personal with Business Micros

Date posted: 14/04/2014 09:24:31

Category: Latest

The Business Micros stand at FIT will be a great opportunity for new and existing customers to get up close and personal with all of its software solutions.

Taking their lead from the most popular technology stores on the High Street, Business Micros are giving visitors the chance to try out everything from Evolution to EvoNet on laptops and tablets preloaded with the software.

The contemporary ..... more

Future Set Fair For Business Micros

Future Set Fair For Business Micros

Date posted: 04/04/2014

Category: latest,international,press

If the performance of the software industry can be seen as a barometer for the performance of the fenestration market as a whole, then the outlook ahead is set very fair indeed.

Business Micros, the industry’s leading software supplier, is reporting sales in the first quarter of 2014 for its PVC division which are almost double its sales for the same period last year.  In fact, in one ..... more

Business Micros’ Overseas Success Story Continues

Business Micros’ Overseas Success Story Continues

Date posted: 21/03/2014

Category: latest,international,press

Business Micros’ latest overseas venture has taken it to New Zealand where it has supplied its Evolution manufacturing and order processing software to leading retail fabricator Thermalframe.

Thermalframe has switched to Business Micros from its previous software supplier because it has been so impressed with the quality of the product and the service provided – even from a distance o ..... more

New Colour Coded Products on the Business Micros Website

New Colour Coded Products on the Business Micros Website

Date posted: 06/02/2014

Category: latest,press

Software specialist Business Micros has updated its website at www.businessmicros.co.uk with a contemporary new look and a simpler, easier to use layout.

All of Business Micros’ software programmes are now colour coded on the home page and throughout the site, so that visitors can navigate directly to the information or demo they choose.  

There is also a new Twitter feed incorpo ..... more

Business Micros Appoints Exclusive Agent in India

Business Micros Appoints Exclusive Agent in India

Date posted: 31/01/2014 11:40:15

Category: International

Business Micros has confirmed that its Business Development Manager in India has now become a Business Micros agent with exclusive rights to distribute the company’s software throughout India and the surrounding region.

Amitabh Saikia joined Business Micros in 2012 and, after a year of being supported directly from the UK, is now confident enough in the market to make the move to independen ..... more

24 Hour Service From Business Micros

24 Hour Service From Business Micros

Date posted: 08/11/2013 10:13:03

Category: Latest

Business Micros’ installation team upgraded the entire software system at Essex based trade fabricator Ultimate 70 recently with just a 30 minute interruption to their normal service.

The team worked overnight to minimise disruption, and Ultimate 70’s Managing Director Martin Killick congratulated the Business Micros team on a faultless operation.

Ultimate 70, which fabricates betwee ..... more

Business Micros Expands Software Development Team

Business Micros Expands Software Development Team

Date posted: 21/10/2013 16:53:43

Category: Latest

Business Micros has appointed a further computing graduate to join its software development team.

Kyle Nicholson, aged 22, has joined the company as a software developer and will be working within a dedicated six strong team led by Technical Director Jim Cronie and managed by Vince Kelly.

Kyle’s brief is to work exclusively on Business Micros’ next generation software solutions.  ..... more

Gold Seal Praises Business Micros’ Commitment

Gold Seal Praises Business Micros’ Commitment

Date posted: 14/10/2013 11:20:15

Category: Latest

Gold Seal Homecare has praised the installation team at Business Micros for their skill and commitment in commissioning a new machine link at its Glasgow factory.

Gold Seal, which fabricates in the Profile 22 system, was upgrading its existing cutting centre recently to a more advanced machining centre but was hit by a series of engineering glitches.  These threatened to delay the installati ..... more

Another Door Design Portal From Business Micros…

Another Door Design Portal From Business Micros…

Date posted: 02/10/2013

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Business Micros is cementing its position as the leading provider of online ordering portals for both composite and panel door producers with a new installation for WB Group in County Durham, one of the leading fabricators of PVC-U windows and doors in the north of England and Scotland.

Business Micros has designed and installed separate portals for WB’s composite and panel door production ..... more

25 Years And Counting…

25 Years And Counting…

Date posted: 25/05/2013

Category: latest,press

Gary Brown celebrates his 25th anniversary with Business Micros this month.  A Project Manager and IT specialist, he has seen massive changes in the industry during his time with Business Micros and has been closely involved in helping many of the UK’s leading fabricators introduce some of the software technologies which we all take for granted now but which were revolutionary in their ..... more

CE Marking

CE Marking

Date posted: 24/05/2013

Category: latest,press

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It’s almost impossible at the moment to open a trade magazine or look online without seeing some reference to CE marking.  There has been almost blanket coverage for so many months that you would think it would be impossible not to know your FPCs from your DoPs by now – or to be unaware that the actual deadline is 1 July.

However, I’m becoming increasingly concerned th ..... more

Business Micros Launches New CE Marking Module At Fit Show

Business Micros Launches New CE Marking Module At Fit Show

Date posted: 03/04/2013

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Business Micros is responding to the impact of the forthcoming CE marking legislation by adding a new CE marking module to its EvoNet business management software.

Customers using the core EvoNet software can now manage all the requirements of CE marking and even print out the labels for their business using Business Micros’ powerful, paperfree software solution.

The company is showing the ..... more

Business Micros Raises Money For Comic Relief

Business Micros Raises Money For Comic Relief

Date posted: 15/03/2013

Category: latest,charity

Business Micros took part in raising money for Comic Relief through selling cakes throughout our Head Office helping to raise awareness and donations for the Comic Relief cause.

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Business Micros Strengthens Partnership With Haffner And Murat

Business Micros Strengthens Partnership With Haffner And Murat

Date posted: 06/03/2013

Category: latest,international,press

Chris Bailey, David Stockwell and Lee Marshall from Business Micros headed out to the MURAT factory in Istanbul recently to commission the first of the new cutting and prepping centres which are being distributed into the UK market by Haffner.

The team travelled to Turke ywith Haffner’s MD Dave Thomas so that they could work directly with the engineers at MURAT to put together the machine c ..... more

Business Micros As You've Never Seen Them Before

Business Micros As You've Never Seen Them Before

Date posted: 18/02/2013

Category: latest,press,charity

It’s Business Micros as you have never seen them before. Ahead of the FIT show, the software specialists have caught the ‘Harlem Shake’ and, led by managing director Graeme Bailey, are demonstrating their latest moves online.

Baauer’s Harlem Shake is the latest viral video phenomenon to hit YouTube with 4000 versions currently being uploaded every day.

The hilarious Busin ..... more

Fit Show 2013 Preview - Fabricator Friendly Software Solutions From Business Micros

Fit Show 2013 Preview - Fabricator Friendly Software Solutions From Business Micros

Date posted: 14/02/2013

Category: latest,press

The continued strength and dominance of the Business Micros brand across the fenestration market will be reflected in the fact that the group has three stands at the FIT show.  With two out of every three fabricators now using its systems for PVC-U fabrication and an even greater proportion for aluminium products, the group is at the show to demonstrate how its combination of financial securi ..... more

New Online Ordering Solution From Business Micros

New Online Ordering Solution From Business Micros

Date posted: 13/12/2012

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Business Micros has just relaunched its online ordering software in response to the upsurge in interest from trade fabricators for a user friendly system which they can offer to their installers.

Driven in part by the huge popularity of smartphones and tablet computers, the number of installers wanting to order online has grown significantly in recent years and Business Micros says fabricators in ..... more

33 Years Of Software Success For Business Micros

33 Years Of Software Success For Business Micros

Date posted: 25/11/2012

Category: latest,press

Business Micros has just announced another very healthy set of figures for the year 2011/12 as the industry’s leading software supplier continues to see sales volumes increase and costs fall.

The company has never made a loss in any of its 33 years of trading and this year’s figures were stronger than ever.

Sales were 3% up on 2010/11 and costs were 4% lower, delivering the kind of r ..... more

Recession Not All Bad News For Business Micros

Recession Not All Bad News For Business Micros

Date posted: 20/11/2012

Category: latest,press

Business Micros has just reported successful figures for the year 2011/12 with sales up by more than 3% and costs down by nearly 4%, combining to deliver yet another year of healthy profits.

With nearly 2,000 companies across the UK PVC-U sector relying on Business Micros for some if not all of their manufacturing or management software, that should be good news.

Managing Director Graeme Bailey ..... more

Business Micros Launches New User Friendly Website

Business Micros Launches New User Friendly Website

Date posted: 10/11/2012

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Business Micros has relaunched its website at www.businessmicros.co.uk with a clean, new look and a simple to navigate menu which makes it easier than ever to access information and demonstrations of the company’s market leading software.

The website includes step by step demos of all Business Micros current software products including the manufacturing and processing software Evolution and the EvoNet business man ..... more

Business Micros Takes Trip To Turkey

Business Micros Takes Trip To Turkey

Date posted: 09/10/2012

Category: latest,international

When Haffner UK announced it was going to be bringing the Turkish built Murat cutting machines into the UK, Business Micros responded by quickly despatching members of its programming and installations team to Turkey to see the machines for themselves.

Chris Bailey and Lee Marshall visited Murat’s factory in Istanbul recently, along with Dave Thomas from Haffner UK and both Paul Derbys ..... more

Business Micros Project Management Service Recognised at G-12s

Business Micros Project Management Service Recognised at G-12s

Date posted: 05/10/2012

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Business Micros is celebrating the news that its Project Management Service has been shortlisted for the Customer Care Initiative of the Year at the G-12 Awards.

Managing Director Graeme Bailey says:  “Our customers have been telling us all year how much they love the new service and
80 of our biggest EvoNet and Evolution users have already signed up, so it’s great to see that suc ..... more

Business Micros Appoints Business Development Manager in India

Business Micros Appoints Business Development Manager in India

Date posted: 24/09/2012

Category: latest,international

Business Micros has appointed Amitabh Saikia as its new Business Development Manager in India with a brief to further assist the software specialist in developing sales opportunities across Asian markets.

Amitabh has a successful track record in promoting software solutions to window and curtain walling manufacturers across India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and Business Micros believes that this ex ..... more

Ben Becomes First Business Micros Sponsored Graduate

Ben Becomes First Business Micros Sponsored Graduate

Date posted: 03/08/2012

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Ben Aspinall has become the first member of the Business Micros team to graduate from a degree programme sponsored by the industry’s leading software specialist.

Ben, aged 23, has completed a four year course in Business Management with Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and has just graduated with a 2:1 BA (Hons).

He joined Business Micros as an ambitious eighteen year old an ..... more

Team Building at Business Micros

Team Building at Business Micros

Date posted: 26/07/2012

Category: latest

The team at Business Micros showed their commitment to the cycling cause recently when they took on their latest Coast to Coast challenge.

All in the name of team building, six of the staff from Business Micros and sister company Business Micros (Aluminium) spent two days cycling the 130 mile route from Tynemouth on the North East coast to Whitehaven on theNorth West.

Cycling in typical British ..... more

Business Micros Works All Night

Business Micros Works All Night

Date posted: 24/07/2012 18:06:40

Category: International

Business Micros’ Data Controller Andy Thompson took customer service to a whole new level recently when he volunteered to work all night to help the company’s growing number of customers in Australia andNew Zealand.

Andy identified an opportunity to provide live report changes, training and design support to customers using the Evolution software, giving them access to the same kind o ..... more

Business Micros Helps Pearl Windows Maximise its Investment in I.T.

Business Micros Helps Pearl Windows Maximise its Investment in I.T.

Date posted: 25/06/2012

Category: latest,press

As Pearl Windows steps up production to hit 2,000 frames per week in response to growing demand for its range of products in HL Plastics’ Liniar profile system, it has invested in a massive upgrade to its software and IT resources so that it can manage the increase smoothly and efficiently.

The company has worked with its software partner Business Micros to introduce a new high end server s ..... more

Business Micros partners with Rocal

Business Micros partners with Rocal

Date posted: 21/06/2012

Category: latest,press

Door panel specialist Rocal is strengthening its relationship with Business Micros with a new initiative which will shortly extend its online ordering application to retail customers for the first time.

Rocal began working with Business Micros in 2010 after a competitor had failed in a long term project to deliver the computer system it promised.

In contrast Business Micros supplied its standard ..... more

New Business Micros project management service benefits customers

New Business Micros project management service benefits customers

Date posted: 05/06/2012

Category: latest,press

Although Business Micros offers all its subscription customers a comprehensive support package which provides them with free training, updates and technical support, an increasing number of its larger customers are choosing to subscribe to an exciting, new Project Management service which gives them access to bespoke programming and onsite service as well.

The success of the new service has contr ..... more

New mobile apps from Business Micros

New mobile apps from Business Micros

Date posted: 24/05/2012

Category: latest,press

Business Micros today officially launches a series of new mobile apps designed to make its EvoNET management software platform even more user friendly. 

They are the result of the ongoing investment in the company’s core product range even at a time when it is announcing a complete new product development programme.

Developed in-house, the first is a Live Delivery Tracking app availab ..... more

Business Micros reveals its vision for the future

Business Micros reveals its vision for the future

Date posted: 02/05/2012

Category: latest,press

Over the past year, Business Micros has spoken a great deal in the press about its success overseas as manufacturers in emerging PVC-U markets choose its proven software programmes to help establish and grow their businesses.

However, Business Micros’ core focus remains the UK fenestration market and any success which it does enjoy overseas is based on the ongoing success of its programmes ..... more

Business Micros launches new remote assistant

Business Micros launches new remote assistant

Date posted: 02/04/2012

Category: latest

Business Micros has added a new module for users of its Evolution and EvoNet software which frees up admin and sales staff from many of the repetitive daily tasks which are time consuming yet essential in the sales, production and delivery of window and door products.

 

The Remote Assistant module can be programmed to automatically perform a whole range of tasks ranging from emailing order ac ..... more

Business Micros strengthens Australian business

Business Micros strengthens Australian business

Date posted: 06/03/2012

Category: latest,international

Working half way round the world and in a different time zone might present insurmountable challenges for some software suppliers, but not for Business Micros, which is continuing its success story ‘down under’.

The most recent visit by Overseas Development Manager Nick Bailey has brought the total number of fabricators in Australia now using Business Micros’ Evolution software t ..... more

The Coloured Door Company chooses Business Micros software

The Coloured Door Company chooses Business Micros software

Date posted: 27/01/2012

Category: latest

The Coloured Door Company has chosen Business Micros as its software partner as it seeks to establish its powerful selling proposition in the UK residential door market.

 The Coloured Door Company sells complete PVC-U door sets in a choice of 11 foiled colours for as little as £199 and is looking to grow rapidly in the UK targeting installers who want a fitter friendly product available ..... more

Business Micros introduces new bar code scanning device

Business Micros introduces new bar code scanning device

Date posted: 26/01/2012

Category: latest

Business Micros has made its delivery scanning solution even more user friendly with the introduction of handy new blue tooth bar code reader which can be used by delivery drivers in conjunction with any smart phone.

The Opticon OPN2002 device, which fits easily into the driver’s pocket, is easier and more reliable than a smart phone camera in scanning bar codes on frames and reduces the pot ..... more

Business Micros restructures team to benefit customers

Business Micros restructures team to benefit customers

Date posted: 12/12/2011

Category: latest

Business Micros has announced a new sales and support structure which it says will deliver benefits for both new and existing customers.

The sales and installation teams operating from the company’s Warrington office are being merged so that the skills and knowledge within the teams can be better shared to deliver an improved service offering.

The new combined team will be led by Sales Manag ..... more

Business Micros reveals its vision for the future

Business Micros reveals its vision for the future

Date posted: 13/09/2011

Category: latest

Over the past year, Business Micros has spoken a great deal in the press about its success overseas as manufacturers in emerging PVC-U markets choose its proven software programmes to help establish and grow their businesses.

However, Business Micros’ core focus remains theUKfenestration market and any success which it does enjoy overseas is based on the ongoing success of its programmes her ..... more

New Mobile Apps from Business Micros

New Mobile Apps from Business Micros

Date posted: 13/09/2011

Category: latest

Business Micros today officially launches a series of new mobile apps designed to make its EvoNET management software platform even more user friendly and accessible.

They are the result of the ongoing investment in the company’s core product range even at a time when it is announcing a complete new product development programme.

Developed in-house, the first is a Live Delivery Tracking app availa ..... more

MWG Introduces New Software With Customers in Mind

MWG Introduces New Software With Customers in Mind

Date posted: 20/06/2011

Category: latest

Midland Window Group (MWG) has recently changed over to EvoNet, the business management software tool from Business Micros, in order to improve customer service and increase efficiency. It also allows customers to price their own windows and doors.

MWG is one of the UK’s fastest growing fabricators. The Coventry-based company manufactures both PVCu and aluminium products for the trade and co ..... more

Business Micros to exhibit in Australia

Business Micros to exhibit in Australia

Date posted: 08/06/2011

Category: latest,international

Business Micros is continuing its push overseas with the announcement that it is exhibiting at the Australian Window Association’s annual exhibition on the Gold Coast in September.

Overseas Development Manager Nick Bailey will be joined by Managing Director Graeme Bailey and Dean Hodges, Managing Director of Business Micros (Aluminium), as the team exhibits both the Evolution PVC-U and LogiK ..... more

A Day at the Races for Business Micros

A Day at the Races for Business Micros

Date posted: 03/06/2011

Category: latest

The team at Business Micros enjoyed a day at the Haydock Park races recently to celebrate another successful year for the industry’s leading software specialist.

More than 80 staff, families, colleagues and friends were treated to a four course meal overlooking the course and then enjoyed an afternoon of exciting highs and lows as they tried to back the winners.

Graeme Bailey, Managing Direc ..... more

Business Micros Launches Trade-In Plan

Business Micros Launches Trade-In Plan

Date posted: 15/04/2011

Category: latest

So confident is Business Micros that its software is the best on the market that it is offering customers the chance to trade-in their existing software when they switch to Evolution or EvoNet.

Customers who choose the market leading Business Micros products will receive a trade-in allowance for their old software, regardless of which competitor it was originally supplied by.

Graeme Bailey, Managi ..... more

Business Micros Signs Indian Distribution Deal

Business Micros Signs Indian Distribution Deal

Date posted: 12/04/2011

Category: international

Business Micros has signed an exclusive distribution agreement which will see its Evolution software being supplied to the Indian market for the first time.

It has appointed D sign Design, a Maharashtra based company, to market the Evolution product throughout India. 

The team from D sign Design, led by Business Development Manager Pravin Padale, spent a week with Business Micros recently to ..... more

GM Charity Handover

GM Charity Handover

Date posted: 02/03/2011

Category: charity

GM Fundraising, the glazing industry's charity of choice, have just handed over a cheque for £102,880.71 to Hope House Children's Hospices after yet another action packed year of cycling, golf and some school antics!

The main focus of the year was the Rome 2 Home bike ride, a 1,500 mile cycle ride from Rome to Hope House Children's Hospice in Oswestry. This included the Tour De France's most ..... more

Business Micros Offers Free Support Option

Business Micros Offers Free Support Option

Date posted: 24/02/2011

Category: latest

Business Micros is giving customers who renew their annual support contracts a free site visit from one of its specialist technicians, as well as the chance to obtain their whole support contract absolutely free if they upgrade their software during the year.

From 1 March 2011, customers who renew support agreements can book a free site visit for any time in the coming year as well as having conti ..... more

Evolution - In Any Language

Evolution - In Any Language

Date posted: 31/01/2011

Category: latest

With an increasing number of sales overseas, Business Micros has developed a new option for its Evolution manufacturing programme which enables customers to produce their own bespoke versions of the software in their chosen language.

Version 3.1022 of Evolution has been programmed by Business Micros’ specialist team to allow menus, option headings and options to be translated quickly and eas ..... more

Continued Success at Business Micros

Continued Success at Business Micros

Date posted: 20/01/2011

Category: latest

Business Micros has experienced a very positive start to 2011, with sales success in the UK, overseas and at its sister company Business Micros (Aluminium).

In the UK, Business Micros has seen an increase in sales of its EvoNet business management software and in particular in the number of customers choosing to rent rather than buy the package in order to enjoy all of the benefits of ongoing trai ..... more

Business Micros Announces Sponsorship Opportunities

Business Micros Announces Sponsorship Opportunities

Date posted: 19/05/2010

Category: charity

Business Micros, main sponsors of this year’s GM Fundraising Rome to Home 2010 cycle challenge, is now inviting customers and supporters to sponsor its three man team.

Managing Director Graeme Bailey, Sales Manager Chris Bailey and Keith Aspinall, Operations Director of both Business Micros and Business Micros (Aluminium), will all be taking part in the ride setting out from the Coliseum in ..... more

Rome2Home Update

Rome2Home Update

Date posted: 23/04/2010

Category: charity

The Rome2Home team relaxed and smling on the recent warm weather training exercise in Mallorca. 250 miles covered in the five days, testing fitness levels and climbing abilities. I don’t think we’ll be smiling on the actual trip when we are cycling over the Alps.” For details on how to sponsor Graeme, Keith or Chris, please go to www.justgiving.com/rome-2-home

 

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Business Micros Sponsors 2010 Rome 2 Home Cycling Challenge

Business Micros Sponsors 2010 Rome 2 Home Cycling Challenge

Date posted: 29/01/2010

Category: charity

Business Micros is the main sponsor of the 2010 GM Fundraising Rome 2 Home cycling challenge. Three members of our team – Managing Director Graeme Bailey, Operations Director Keith Aspinall and Sales Manager Chris Bailey – are all taking part in the 1500 mile ride to help raise valuable funds for the Hope House Children’s Hospice in Oswestry.

Business Micros has long been a suppo ..... more

Rome 2 Home Up Next...

Rome 2 Home Up Next...

Date posted: 08/01/2010

Category: charity

Following on from their epic ride across the USA in September 2008, GM Fundraising is launching Rome 2 Home which will take place in June 2010, with grateful support by Business Micros Limited. To add a little spice to the event, the riders will be tasked with Mont Ventoux, one of the Tour de France’s most feared climbs.

This is the fourth cycling challenge for the charity in the last 5 year ..... more

Ride4Hope Book

Ride4Hope Book

Date posted: 04/12/2009

Category: charity

You’ve Heard All About It, Now Read The Book

Ride4Hope was the 2008 challenge undertaken by the GM Fundraising Team to ride 3000 miles across America in aid of the Hope House Children’s Hospice.

The highs and lows of the event have now been captured in a 150 page hardback book written and published by Business Micros MD Graeme Bailey.

Graeme kept a journal throughout the seventeen days ..... more

Golf Day 2009

Golf Day 2009

Date posted: 10/06/2009

Category: charity

David Stockwell – Installation Technician (left) receives the award for longest drive at the GM Fundraising charity golf day from Gary Morton. David won the same trophy last year and is building up quite a reputation as one of the top golfers in the industry.

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GM Fundraising Ride4Hope

GM Fundraising Ride4Hope

Date posted: 15/10/2008

Category: charity

Cycling as a team for 3182 miles across the USA in seventeen days may not seem an Olympian effort by most people’s standards. But, when you consider it was completed by 12 generally unfit, ageing businessmen from the UK double glazing industry and that, by and large, they completed rather insufficient levels of training or preparation, then you will quickly collate a picture of immense strug ..... more

BM Joins GM's Ride 4 Hope

BM Joins GM's Ride 4 Hope

Date posted: 29/07/2008

Category: charity

Two members of Business Micros senior management team will be facing their biggest cycling challenge yet when they join the GM Fundraising Ride 4 Hope across the USA next month.

Sales Director Graeme Bailey and Operations Director Keith Aspinall are veterans of two previous challenges from John o’Groats to Lands End and from the Eiffel Tower to Blackpool Tower but this ride is bigger and lon ..... more

3 Peaks Charity Event

3 Peaks Charity Event

Date posted: 07/07/2007

Category: charity

The Business Micros Three Peaks team of Chris Bailey, Andy Thompson, Stuart Hymas and Stefan Janowski took part in a gruelling 24 hour challenge of climbing England, Scotland and Wales's highest mountains.

The Challenge started off in Scotland at 4am at Ben Nevis, shortly after Business Micros team had already reached a total height of 4406ft. 14 hours and 260 mile later the team commenced Scaffell ..... more

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Date posted: 17/09/2006

Category: charity

The Business Micros team of Graeme Bailey, Keith Aspinall and Adrian Girling all successfully completed the Tower to Tower bike ride to raise money for the window industry's GM Fundraising organisation.

Setting off from the Eiffel Tower on Sunday, 10 September, they rode triumphantly up to Blackpool Tower on Saturday 16 September at the end of an exhausting 480 mile trip.

The bike ride was an enjo ..... more