Our partners EPX Technical Services were named Small Business of the Year at the 2022 Stoke-on-Trent Business Live Awards – a much-deserved accolade.


We have posted a lot about cyber security threats and the need for businesses to obtain Cyber Essentials certification – a measure of just how important we believe this safeguard to be. So you may be surprised to learn that only around 20% of businesses currently have some form of cyber certification in place!

It’s an astounding figure when you think about the increased dangers now that more people are working from home or hybrid and that 40% of businesses reported being the victim of cyber attacks over the last year.


Do your employees frequently find themselves waiting for their technology to ‘wake up’ so they can start their day?
Is your team always complaining about constant computer freezes or the amount of time it takes to download a document?

If this sounds familiar, your business could be one of many suffering at the hands of outdated technology – but how much is outdated technology costing your business? And what can you do about it?


What is a Disaster Recovery Plan? Does your business have one? What should be in it?

It’s vitally important that your business can remain operational – regardless of anything that is thrown at it. But bad things happen in all walks of life and IT is no exception, which is why you need a plan in place to minimise any disruption and potentially destructive security breaches.


Hybrid working is when a business employs a mix of people who work from the company’s offices and those who will be permanently working from home – or a mix of the two.