IT and Digital

Danny Callan

IceBoxDesigns Ltd

Tel: 07935 571666

Email: danny@iceboxdesigns.co.uk

I have 10+ years’ experience of working in the technology sector. My company, IceBoxDesigns, builds software applications, digital products and paid marketing campaigns that vastly improve productivity. I have worked with a wide range of clients from across the globe, solving problems with technology. I am a Google Ads partner and have helped 100s of companies efficiently manage their Google Ad campaigns. I am, also, actively involved in mentoring technology startups and contributing my time to charities across Manchester. I have been a judge for the North West Business Awards for a number of years.

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Craig Dean

Egisly Ltd

Tel: 07981 129218

Email: craig@egis.ly

Egisly is a Manchester-based consultancy, fostering Stewardship and effective governance within the business community, while helping companies meet the challenges of the digital economy.

A software developer at heart, I have been writing code since I was six years old and have been active in the industry since the earliest days of the internet. I graduated with a Masters in Computer Science and Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. I remain a Microsoft Certified Developer (MSCD) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MSCA), am active in the software developer community as Head Judge at Hack Manchester, hold the CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) qualification and have been a Microsoft Certified Trainer. I was CEO of Koderly and am very involved with education, sitting on the Board of a Multi-Academy Trust. I volunteer as a youth worker.

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Ben Griffiths

Clever it

Tel: 07538 577928

Email: ben@clever-it.com

Ambitious and articulate Ben is a business entrepreneur and IT specialist that Directors rely on to protect and improve their businesses.

An IT and Business expert, Ben Griffiths helps medium to large businesses. Working at board level, he understands business needs, making sense of the complex and technical, developing business and IT strategies and solutions that achieve clients’ objectives.

After working his way up to MD of a regional IT, Print and Stationery business, Ben founded Clever it and successfully built the company to become a leading IT provider in the North West of England in just 9 years.

Whether you love it or hate it, IT is critical to most businesses; yet many leaders feel lost by the pace of change in technology. Most Directors don’t have the trust or confidence in their in-house teams to truly understand the risks and rewards from effective IT management. This is what sets the Clever it team apart, having established a strong reputation for always taking a clever approach; meaning they understand the business first and then implement IT that works.

Clever it provide a wider range of IT services from user helpdesks and support contracts, to designing large IT infrastructures and server installations, supporting businesses with over 1-200+ users.  Clever it are trusted by companies where their reputation is on the line, so they need to rely on their IT provider to deliver for them to protect their businesses. This has evolved with the Clever it exec team becoming Non-Exec IT Directors for medium-sized businesses, accountable to the board and providing direction for internal teams, because all businesses want their investment in IT to deliver for them and that’s how we can help.

Services include:

– IT and Business Strategy,

– IT Infrastructure Design and Implementation,

– Cyber Security,

– IT Director Service,

– User Helpdesk,

– IT Support Contracts,

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Richard Harvey

RV Consulting Ltd / Sparta Technology

Tel: 07721 312888

Email: richard@rvconsult.u-net.com

Accountant by profession but prefers the strategic side of finance. Experience in the not for profit sector. Also Chairman of Sparta Technology a business specialising in mobile payment solutions. Knowledge of IT systems and processes.

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Russell MIlls

Mills Consulting Group

Tel: 07716 081606

Email: russell@mcoguk.co.uk

A mechanical engineer by profession, Russell has in-depth experience of working in service and product delivery within the global engineering sector, through to small local companies with a couple of vans on the road.

Over the last four years, Russell’s focus has been on the implementation of ‘no code’ (off-the-shelf Software as a Service, SaaS) Job Management/CRM solutions for engineering/service company owners, with an ambition to grow on a regional/national basis.

Having a strong belief that there are many software and technology solutions that can provide step changing improvements to businesses (and business owners’ lives) – it is not all about the tech! The choice of partner/consultant that you make is critical – someone that you can rely on to provide trusted advice.

“..ending sleepless nights, by removing one piece of paper at a time!”

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John O’Rourke

Get John Ltd

Tel: 07971 547096

Email: john@getjohn.co.uk

We work on projects including Mobile Apps, E-commerce websites, Desktop applications and even games, using a wide variety of languages and platforms.

We connect systems together (e.g. to put live stock on a website), maintain legacy systems (e.g, when a previous software company no longer provides a service), and create new systems, when an off-the-shelf solution just doesn’t fit your needs.