On Monday 22nd May, 22 people were tragically killed and 120 were injured after an explosion in the foyer of Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert. The British Red Cross has set up an appeal to raise money for those who've been injured or bereaved by the bomb attack. We're supporting the cause and hope you can too. To donate, visit www.redcross.org.uk/manchester or www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/redcross/ManchesterEmergencyFund.
Long-standing client, Brain Chase Coles, has used Interactive in its various forms for 20 years. When its cashier retired and her replacement didn't work out, the practice turned to us for help. Nick Massey-Chase describes the ensuing rescue operation which resulted in migrating to the cloud version of Interactive with outsourced cashiering and payroll as bolt-on extras, concluding that he's "so pleased to continue our partnership".
Our latest top tips guidance has been published on the Legal Futures blog. Titled 'Top tips on combatting fraud', this new instalment follows on nicely from our recent, similar-themed 'Ten top tips on desktop security' and brings timely advice on how to tighten your defences against cyber (and other) criminals.
This year, our AGM's taking place on Friday 12th May. With all staff attending, unfortunately this means our offices are closed for part or all of the day. Specifically, Redcar and Brighton are shut all day, Manchester from 12.00pm and Liverpool from 12.30pm. Our servers will be monitored through this period and we have systems in place to alert key staff, should any issues arise. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your continued support.
If you’re thinking of changing software suppliers, make sure you put data access and compliance high on your list of needs. Staying connected and being compliant is in reality what keeps your doors open. And at the core of compliance it’s about the proper handling of client money, maintaining accurate records and having a clear audit trail.
While system functionality is also important, unless you have the basics in place, the bells and whistles are irrelevant. Here's what you should be asking before taking a tour of all the features within prospective systems on your shortlist...
Nobody loves Easter eggs more than children which is why we've donated a huge selection of eggs to children receiving care from charities local to our four regional offices. Our chosen charities are Wood Street Mission, Zoe's Place Baby Hospice, Alder Hey Children's Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital. It's hoped that our chocolate gifts will bring a smile to poorly and disadvantaged children over this coming Easter weekend. Head over to our Facebook page for more photos of our mammoth Easter egg campaign.