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FilesDNA: the future of document verification

Business Connect had the pleasure recently of meeting with Mo Sahib, CEO of FilesDNA – a cutting edge document management system powered by blockchain technology:

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Thank you for chatting with us Mo. Can you explain what FilesDNA is and how it helps businesses?
“FilesDNA offers a user-friendly process to instantly verify your official documents and records. With FilesDNA, you can send and request signings for your documents using Electronic Signatures secured by extra levels of verification.

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Think net zero won’t impact you anytime soon? Think again!

Kevin Lambert, Resource Efficiency Lead at GC Business Growth Hub explains why net zero greenhouse gas emissions should be on the radar for SMEs as well as large organisations, and how GC Business Growth Hub’s Journey to Net Zero programme can help.
“The UK has committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050. It would be easy to think this is something only large organisations need to worry about in the near term. With the date so far away and there being so many larger companies – with larger carbon footprints – to focus on,

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RRG Group – fleet and leasing specialists

Business Connect recently met with Martin Shorrock, Group Fleet Manager, RRG Group at their base in Swinton, Manchester, to talk about the Leasing and Fleet side of their business:

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Martin Shorrock, Group Fleet Manager, RRG Group

Martin – tell us about RRG?
“RRG Group Fleet are the North’s premier supplier for Toyota Fleet vehicles. Our specialisms include complex conversions for demanding customers across multiple sectors, such as the MOD and a number of the region’s rapid response fire services (Cheshire,

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Investigating the North West Cyber Resilience Centre

Business Connect caught up with Neil Jones, Director of the Cyber Resilience Centre and head of cybercrime at Greater Manchester Police. Neil has observed first-hand the damaging impact on businesses that cybercrime has had, and explained to us the important work of the North West Cyber Resilience Centre:

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Neil Jones, North West Cyber Resilience Centre

Tell us about the North West Cyber Resilience Centre – how did the organisation come about?
“The North West Cyber Resilience Centre was established in 2019 as a pathfinder to the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) and the Home Office,

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WardWiz: safeguarding on the go!

An obvious area of Cyber Security is virus and malware protection, but many smartphone users tend to overlook this area of safeguarding. WardWiz is a security App developed for PCs, tablets and smartphones, offering far more than simple protection against viruses. Business Connect met with Gary Conner, UK distributor of WardWiz, to talk about the many unique features of the App:

Gary – tell us how you came across WardWiz?
“I’ve been in IT distribution for over 30 years now,

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The importance of hiring the right digital marketing agency

If you’ve not got a website and/or social media accounts in the 21st century, you’re losing out on a lot of money. Having a digital presence is absolutely vital nowadays. With all of that being said, if you do have a website and social media accounts and you’re not managing them properly (or at all), you’re also losing out on a lot of money.

With everything moving to the online world, it’s just as important to manage your digital presence as you would your brick-and-mortar presence.

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Tritax appoints GMI on logistics scheme in Middlewich

GMI Construction has announced that it has been instructed by leading logistics development company Tritax Symmetry to develop a huge new speculative logistics/warehouse scheme at a site in Middlewich known as MA6NITUDE. Infrastructure works are well underway on the Cheshire East development site which will see the construction of two units of 149,000 and 41,000 sq ft respectively. Both units will be net zero carbon in their construction and when complete, 15% of the roofs will be fitted with solar panels with the ability for the roofs to be fully covered in photovoltaic panels at a future date.

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The Greater Manchester Business Awards 2021

Making a welcome change from last year, which featured a still well-received virtual event, the 5th annual Greater Manchester Business Awards took place with a glitzy black tie gala finale at Hotel Brooklyn in Manchester on 3 September. Organisers Rich Media Group International missed out on presenting a live finale last year due to the pandemic, however, we were very firmly back with a fantastic face to face event this year and Rich Media certainly didn’t disappoint!

The evening got off to a brilliant start with complimentary drinks and the chance for businesses to network as well as treat their staff to special evening.

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The Business Catalyst Club

Graham Shiers has built a solid reputation for encouraging entrepreneurial values, emergent talent and stimulating business development and growth alongside funding services, with particular focus on the Northern business community, acting as a trusted source of introduction between new and existing business contacts. With a background in retail, manufacturing and the legal sector, Graham also has over 20 years’ experience of organising and delivering effective and aspirational corporate networking events.

“We originally launched the Business Catalyst Club in Leeds and following a large number of requests from our North West contacts,

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Award winners ABC+ Warranty

GREATER MANCHESTER BUSINESS AWARDS WINNER – BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (10 – 20 employees)

ABC+ Warranty based in Altrincham were keen to chat about what the award meant for their business. Business Connect spoke with Managing Director Adele Reid:

Congratulations on winning Business of the Year (over 10 employees). Tell us how you feel about winning the award?
“It’s great that we’ve got the recognition that our team deserves following years of hard work.