We remain just as committed to corporate philanthrophy and we're hoping 2017 will be our best year yet. We kick-started our charitable campaigns in January with our monthly dress-down-Friday fundraiser which saw us donate £55 to the Marfan Association. February's dress-down-Friday monies will go to R Charity.
Two of our Brighton office staff, Richard Salt our IT Director and Gavin Downs our Software Developer, are doing the Brighton half marathon on 26th February for Cancer Research. If you're able to sponsor the pair, please visit their secure JustGiving web page.
Cyber crime's a fast-growing area of crime with attacks increasing in frequency, severity and sophistication. Cyber crime now poses such a serious threat that this past week alone has seen the official launch of the National Cyber Security Centre in London and Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, pledge £1.9bn to strengthen Britain's cyber defences.
The legal industry is a prime target for cyber criminals. Access our re-published '10 top tips on desktop security' article to introduce much-needed security measures in order to create a robust, reliable and safe cyber environment.
We're spreading a little love this Valentine's Day. Here's why we're a match made in heaven:-
1. Cloud software + outsourced services = single supplier support
2. 40-year heritage + independent status = future-proofing promise
3. Security measures + compliance features = best practice assurance
4. Robust software + dependable services = business continuity planning
5. Looked-after staff + strong management team = high-quality care
The weather forecast for the rest of this week is thundersnow, blizzards, Arctic temperatures, gales and ice. With severe weather warnings in place, it's time to brace yourself for what's predicted to be the worst whiteout for 6 years. Have you considered how your business will function if you can't get into work tomorrow? For foolproof winter protection, simply choose our business continuity solutions: hosted practice management and legal accounts software, outsourced legal cashiering and outsourced payroll services.
Dawn Pickett at DP Conveyancing offers advice to start-ups including why to consider the scalability factor, pay-as-you-go pricing, integrated systems and introduce best practice measures to meet the ever-changing regulatory framework. For these reasons, she chose our outsourced cashiering service with legal accounts software in order to limit costs and stress when setting up, with the ability to grow over time.
At the start of a new year, it's good to reminisce about highlights from the year before. So, we'd like to share some news from one of our clients, Lawyers Inc. 2016 saw this newly launched business model, which means it's effectively an 'umbrella' law firm with lawyers running their own 'pod', gain recognition in the Modern Law Awards. Read commentary from owners Martyn Caplan (fifth from left) and David Tucker (third from right) including how outsourced support from Quill has contributed to their success.