Octavian IT expands offer with Accura partnership



Nottingham IT solutions business Octavian IT has signed an exclusive agreement with print management specialist Accura that it says will boost growth at the company.

The agreement will see Octavian expand its offer by providing a fully-packaged Accura Print Management Information System (MIS) for print companies.

Ben Solomon, managing director of Octavian IT, said: “We’re excited about our partnership with Accura as it means we expand our capabilities with the backing of a market -leading product.

“Being able to offer Accura MIS on our optimised physical server or hosted cloud servers will add a new layer of security, resilience and performance to the software.

“We’ve worked with Accura for some years now, and it’s great news that we can continue that close relationship at Octavian IT.

“We have long-standing contacts and clients in the print industry plus many print clients currently so we understand how their businesses run, what their IT requirements for growth are and what is important to them.

“Being affiliated and partnered with such a long-standing industry leader and specialist MIS provider strengthens even our credibility and value as an experienced IT team. It will boost new client confidence in our abilities and also provide us with a fantastic endorsement for future IT contracts in the print industry”.

The Accura Management Information System (MIS) is a result of nearly 30 years’ experience writing and developing software for the print and graphics industries.

The core module incorporates estimating; order processing and confirmation; proofing; deliveries; and sales invoicing (with a link to many of the common accounts packages).

Alan McKillop, business development manager at Accura, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Octavian IT and look forward to a long and successful working relationship.

“Accura is one of the most powerful, successful and yet affordable MIS systems on the market today, suited to companies of all sizes and types including; Sheet-fed Litho, Digital, Large Format, Silk Screen, Print Management and Print Finishing companies, all from one system and one supplier – with no third parties to deal with”.

Accura comprises of a comprehensive suite of fully integrated modules covering all aspects of print administration, as well as comprehensive reporting. Additional modules include CRM, stock management, purchase ordering, job costing, production scheduling and Accura online Web2Print.

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For more information about Ben Solomon and/ or Octavian IT, please visit: http://www.octavian-it.com/

Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions opens larger office in the heart of Manchester, creating 50 new jobs.

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Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions – a global market leader in innovative hybrid workforce solutions – is expanding its operations in Manchester by opening a larger office and creating 50 jobs in the process.

The new office is based in the heart of the City and will become Gibbs’ Talent Sourcing and Delivery Hub – designed to service their ever-growing local client base as well as a supporting veterans and other ex-military professionals get back into work.

Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions is a Tier 1 supplier to several Blue Chip and FTSE100 companies. The Talent Sourcing and Delivery Hub will offer clients access to and visibility of talent across all Permanent and Contingent Labour as well as Core and Sole Supplier roles. As the 6th largest global diversity firm, Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions is keen to help their clients reflect the diversity of the wider community in their staffing solutions.

“Opening a larger office in Manchester is a natural business progression for us.”

Ameera Francis, Director of Talent Sourcing and Delivery at Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions says of the move: “Opening a larger office in Manchester is a natural business progression for us – we aim to provide our clients with a second-to-none service that is on their doorstep. As a business, we are constantly innovating ways to ensure that our clients are equipped with the best talent to fulfil their workforce demands. Evolving from a traditional recruitment start-up, we have become a single partner of choice for a multitude of people-based workforce solutions. However, as a company, we also believe in giving back to the community where we are based. With that in mind, we wanted to offer a helping hand to the ex-military professionals in the area who may need extra support to find work and utilise their many talents in civilian life. That’s why we are creating the hub for them at our new premises. Furthermore, I am proud that our move to a larger office will also facilitate the creation of 50 jobs over the coming months. I strongly believe everyone deserves a chance to succeed.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.gibbshybrid.com/

Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions and CEO, Farida Gibbs, nominated in two categories for UK’s largest Diversity Awards.

Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions and CEO, Farida Gibbs, have been nominated in two categories for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards.

Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions has been nominated in the Diverse Company of the Year category and CEO, Farida Gibbs, has been nominated in the Entrepreneur of Excellence category at The National Diversity Awards 2017.

Farida Gibbs, CEO of Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions, said of the two nominations: “I am truly delighted, extremely proud and very honoured to be nominated in two categories for these vital and prestigious awards. I absolutely believe everyone should have a chance to succeed – no matter their background. Ever since starting the business over a decade ago, diversity and people has been at the heart of everything we do – indeed, we are now the 6th largest global diversity company and our aim is that the composition of our workforce and that of our clients should reflect the larger community. At Gibbs we seem to attract diverse talent naturally and I believe this is because it starts from the top and cascades unsurprisingly to others. We have grown organically and attracted people to work for us from all walks of life and I am immensely proud of this”.

Microsoft and Direct Line are Headline sponsors of the UK’s largest diversity awards, attracting a growing list of supporters including Sir Lenny Henry, Graham Norton and Katie Piper.

Olympic Diver Tom Daley said, ‘The National Diversity Awards is a true celebration. A celebration of role models and community organisations who are having a huge impact on people lives. Everybody who has been nominated and shortlisted is striving towards making society better for everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, faith, religion, sexual orientation or disability. I would like to wish all nominees the very best of luck at this year’s National Diversity Awards’.

Hollyoaks star, Annie Wallace and autism campaigner, Aston Avery received accolades at last year’s ceremony alongside a host of incredible award winners.

With support from national Cheerleaders, Mermaids were commended in 2016 for providing incredible support to more than 1000 children and teenagers each year with gender identity issues. And ‘Voice of Nations’ founder Dr. Sylvia Forchap-Likambi was applauded for empowering thousands of disadvantaged women and girls worldwide.

Aim Academy, Black Cultural Archives, and Channel 4 were also recognised amongst some of the UK’s most inspiring role models, community organisations and inclusive employers.

The National Diversity Awards receives over 20,000 nominations and votes annually. Founder & CEO Paul Sesay said, ‘Unlocking Britain’s diverse talent and rewarding unsung champions remains at the heart of these awards. As we enter our 6th year, I know there are still so many game changers who remain unnoticed and unheard. We aim to provide a platform for those who have the passion and determination to spread the positive message of inclusivity. I look forward to learning about this year’s nominees and witnessing their spectacular journeys.’

The Breath-taking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral will play host to this year’s awards, to be held on 8th September. Britain’s most inspirational and selfless people will come together to honour the rich tapestry of our nation, recognising individuals and groups from grass roots communities.