Minster highly commended for approach to apprenticeships

Minster have been highly commended for its commitment to apprenticeships and for its work in developing young people and providing jobs.

Minster Team With Tim Campbell

Minster Team With Tim Campbell

We finished as runner-up in the Newcomer Apprenticeship Employer of the Year category at the recent Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards. We came close second to cleaning giant VAX in the category which we were truly honoured by.

The annual awards recognise exceptional achievement amongst Worcestershire’s best apprentices, employers and training providers. The scheme is organised by the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Susan Marlow, director at Minster Micro said: “To be recognised and commended by business leaders for our successful apprenticeship programme is a superb milestone for us, especially as we were up against some large nationwide companies.

“We are only 18 months into the new programme but already it has seen a number of young people flourishing and developing themselves.

“They have also helped to grow our business with an injection of new ideas and skills, something which I think any business needs to succeed.

“It meant so much for our efforts to be highlighted at the awards and I’d like to thank all of the judges for their comments and support on what was a wonderful evening.”

The awards took place at West Midlands Safari Park and were hosted by Tim Campbell MBE, the first candidate taken on by Lord Sugar in the BBC’s hit series, The Apprentice.

In the past 18 months, we have taken on four apprentices working in marketing, IT and software engineering, and a further 3 apprentices have already started placements this Autumn.

We were very proud to be nominated through our apprenticeship provider, LMPQ, and will definitely be going for another category next year.

Watch this space!


Pegasus Takes Centre Stage at FDs’ Excellence Awards

Minster are delighted to announce that Pegasus have won the Financial Software Vendor (SMEs) category in the 2014 FDs’ Excellence Awards in association with ICAEW.

AwardsBased on a nationwide survey of CEOs and finance leaders, the initiative was developed to recognise excellence among UK finance directors as well as the key service providers that support UK finance.  The awards are supported by the CBI, Real Business and the London Evening Standard.

Following feedback from CFOs, FDs and senior financial decision-makers from British businesses about their auditors, banks, financial software providers and recruitment agencies, Pegasus fended off competition from Access; IRIS; Microsoft Dynamics; Sage and SAP to win the Financial Software Vendor (SMEs).  Winners were announced on the 1st May at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.

“In a highly competitive marketplace such as ours it is a huge achievement to win such a prestigious award. We are extremely proud of our software which helps finance departments to achieve efficiencies and drive business growth. Winning the SME category in these awards is testament to the fact that our customers recognise the valuable role it plays within their organisations. We are committed to meeting our customers’ needs through continuous innovation in our software.”
Stuart Anderson (Director) Sales & Marketing at Pegasus Software


For more information on Pegasus achievements click here.


Minster Are Officially A UK Top Pegasus Reseller

Top 4 ResellerAs of last month, we have been officially crowned a top four Pegasus reseller in the whole of the UK.

We pride ourselves in the customer service we deliver and aim to achieve the highest level of software support for our customers, so it’s no surprise that so many businesses either take out a Pegasus contract with us or move their existing account over to Minster.

If you don’t have Pegasus with us yet, contact us and find out more reasons why so many businesses choose us.