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Business Expo Visitors Win Minster Micro Halloween Treats

It was all things Halloween as delighted ladies from the MFG solicitors’ team drew three of the many winning tickets in Minster Micro’s Halloween competition at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce business expo at Malvern’s Three Counties Showground on Thursday 8th October.

MFG Team of Winners

MFG Team of Winners

 

Exhibiting with a host of other local businesses from across the two-counties, visitors to Minster Micro’s stand lined up to take turns and see if they had won a sour-tricky treat or a winning ticket for a bewitching Halloween beer, and get their hands on one of their distinctive, orange must-have Minster bags.

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Minster’s Head of Marketing, Maria Burdett said: “We decided to run a competition and launch our new eco-friendly cotton bags at the show. Our bright orange bags went down a storm, especially with the recent carrier bag charges brought in this month. We spoke with lots of different businesses across many sectors and industries, so it really helped to break the ice by running our fun Halloween competition giveaway.”

“Well done and congratulations to all our Halloween-treat winners and thank you to every new Minster bag owner who took the time to visit us on our stand.”

Made In The Midlands 2015 Exhibition

As you may be aware, exhibition season is well underway and Minster have been taking the opportunity to attend and exhibit at as many as possible in order to meet local, well-established companies.Minster Team At Exhibition

In less than a week (Thursday 14th May 2015) we will be exhibiting at the Made in the Midlands exhibition where we are a Gold Partner. Whilst you have to be a member of Made in the Midlands to exhibit, other companies can register to attend the event.

The 2015 exhibition is set to be MIMs (Made In The Midlands) biggest and best yet with a brand new location hosting over 150 of our members exhibiting and an expected 1,000 visitors.

The Made in the Midlands Exhibition is a full day event which brings together the very best of Midlands manufacturing & engineering services from across a wide variety of sectors, including Aerospace, Automotive, Rail, Marine, Medical and Oil & Gas.

MIMs annual exhibition provides the ideal platform for networking with a view to doing more business and meeting like-minded companies from across the Midlands region.

The day will also include a series of seminars hosted by our partners on a host of topics which affect Midlands manufacturers.

Again, we are very excited to be exhibiting at this event and would love to see you there!

If you are interested in attending the Made in the Midlands exhibition in Wolverhampton next week (Thursday 14th May), then please register for your tickets at: http://www.madeinthemidlands.com/events/15690601010

*Tickets are available at no cost to Manufacturers and members of Made in the Midlands, please see the Made In The Midlands website for further details.

Happy Easter – Our Spring Newsletter Is Out!

The latest edition (Issue 7) of the Minster Focus newsletter has been released!

Minster's Susan Marlow with Vince Cable & Lorely Burt

Minster’s Susan Marlow with Vince Cable & Lorely Burt

Highlights Include: Minster have been out and about. Catch up on what happened when Minster went to Westminster and our latest exhibition and networking event news.

 

Click here to view the latest newsletter

Proud To Be A Made In The Midlands Member

untitledMinster are very happy to announce that we are now a member of Made In The Midlands.

As part of our on-going growth, we have taken the decision to join MIM as we feel we are ready to enhance our networking arena and engage with other manufacturing companies within our locale.

We have many customers in the manufacturing industry and feel that we have plenty of knowledge and a wealth of experience in servicing this sector. However, we are always ready to learn more and meet new manufacturers on our doorstep.

We have been keen to be part of Made in the Midlands for a while but as we are not a manufacturing company, we had to go through a process which meant that they had to decide whether we are a suitable and worthy company. After a few meetings we were offered membership and are excited to be joining and taking advantage of this opportunity.

We will be hosting the first Breakfast Meeting of 2015 at our offices and are looking forward to both attending and hosting others. We are also ready to exhibit at the Made in the Midlands Annual Expo in May and will be looking forward to meeting other members and patrons.

For more information on the Breakfast Meeting we are hosting at our offices, please click here.

Save the Date

3CX Event – Wednesday 5th February

3CX EventAfter the success of our previous 3CX event, we have decided to hold another!

It will be held at Minster offices on Wednesday 5th  February 2014 at 10am. If you are interested in attending and would like to pre-book your place, or alternatively book a private seminar, contact us.

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Auto-Enrolment Event – Wednesday 22nd January

Auto-Enrolment EventAfter a successful event…

We are holding another auto-enrolment event on Wednesday 22nd  January for those who are enrolling within the next 2 years.

Please contact us and confirm your place if you wish to attend.

For more information and what attendees thought of the last auto-enrolment event, please click here.

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Success At Auto-Enrolment Event!

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Auto-Enrolment Event Held At Minster Offices

Success: As Auto-Enrolment is fast approaching for many SMEs, the need for information and guidance has become more and more desired.

This is why we decided to join forces with experts in the finance and pensions field and hold an event to provide the knowledge and know-how to set our clients on the right path. After inviting customers to this free event, we had a fantastic turn out. EVERYONE left with a good sense of direction and the right information to get them started. Throughout the presentation, it became clear that Auto-Enrolment isn’t something that JUST happens. It won’t work with a click of a button. It is a process in which companies are advised to plan for well in advance- up to 12 months in advance! They realised that should be preparing for Auto-Enrolment as soon as possible.

It became apparent that a lot of the attendees were not at a stage that they should have been at and the presentation really gave them an understanding about what they needed to do. One of the important messages everyone took away was that companies cannot avoid Auto-Enrolment. No one is exempt from the penalties of up to £10,000 a day, but the good news is there are people who can aid them through the process.

For all of our Pegasus customers, we will have a role to play in assisting with this big change and that’s why we came together with Chris Poole and Joanna Toon. We will be holding future events to fit in with other staging dates so if you would like to attend or would like further information, please call us on

01562 68211 or email us marketing@minstermicro.co.uk.

What you said…

“Thank you for the Auto-Enrolment event.

The event was truly helpful and has guided me in the right direction for when and how to approach the Auto-Enrolment scheme, not only was it informative for the computer software aspect but also provided information about the background and workings of the scheme.”

Fiona Round
Harris Pipework Fabrications

 

“We found the Auto- Enrolment event very helpful and informative and a good insight into what is coming.

I think the pension company who attended gave a very good insight into it and it was not a real hard sales pitch.

Many thanks for this informative seminar.”

Jeanette Mills
Williams Ashton & Anderson Limited

 

“As my staging date isn’t until March 2015, I couldn’t initially see the benefit of attending the Auto-Enrolment event. However, after going along – I’m so glad I went! I now realise how important it is to prepare early. I found the whole morning to be really informative and it has encouraged me to be a lot more pro-active as it filled a lot of gaps for me.

I now feel ready to face Auto-Enrolment without worry!”

Tammy James
A J Lowther & Son Limited

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Save the date: Wednesday 25th September at 10:00am for Auto-Enrolment for Pensions workshop

pensions-save-the-dateFrom 1 October 2012, changes to the pensions law (the Workplace Pensions Reform) have started to affect employers.

Employers will have to enrol their employees into a pension scheme and pay into that scheme. We will be holding further workshops throughout the year, dates to be confirmed.

Real Time Information (RTI) Seminar

HMRC- RTIRTI is being introduced to improve the operation of PAYE, making it easier for you, the employer, to operate PAYE. Employees will receive the information more quickly and it will help support the introduction of Universal Credits. We are holding an RTI seminar on 29th January 2013 showcasing how Pegasus will be ready for the changes. Click here to reserve a place.

Events

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017!!

Last year we raised £188.23, come along to help us beat it this year! If you think you can pop in for 10 minutes and join our informal coffee morning, let us know by emailing us (marketingteam@minstermicro.co.uk) so we can make sure we save you a slice of cake!

Opera 3 Event – Get Started!

As you may be aware, the end is in sight for Opera II with Pegasus advising that they intend to make an ‘end of life’ announcement within the next 24 months.

With this in mind, Minster have organised an Opera 3 event to go through details of how you can save money by upgrading early as well as the benefits your business will gain.

As well as Opera II customers looking to upgrade, this event is also suitable for those who are looking for an overview on Opera 3 as well as those who currently use it and would like to hear about future developments.

This complimentary event will include a run through of the added features of Opera 3 from both the Minster Team and Pegasus’s Product Specialists Steve Power and Sue Flavell.

For further information or the agenda please contact marketing@minstermicro.co.uk.

H&W Chamber of Commerce Spring Business Exhibition

After the success from the last Chamber expo we went to, we have decided to exhibit there again at the Spring Business Exhibition.

Held at the spacious Three Counties Showground, there is an expected number of 800 visitors attending (and counting!). We feel this is a great opportunity to meet new people, introduce ourselves to local companies across the region as well as showcase our expanding portfolio of offerings, including SAP Business One, Pegasus Opera 3 and our VOIP telephony product from 3CX. Also, due to the time of the year, we are also going to be offering out advice and solutions for your payroll.

Whether you are a current customer or are looking at seeing what Minster and other local companies have to offer, we would love to see you there!

Please note, as this event isn’t held at the Minster offices, there is no need to register your attendance with us. For more information on the exhibition, please contact us.

 

Breakfast Meeting With Made In The Midlands

Minster are proud to host the first Made in the Midlands Breakfast Meeting of 2015. All Made in the Midland members are invited as are our customers.

Format:

  • 8am welcomes
  • Breakfast
  • Networking for Worcestershire manufacturers and all Made in the Midlands members.
  • 60 second pitch from all attendees to showcase your company, highlighting areas for collaboration within the group.
  • 9:30am Presentation from Minster

If you wish to attend, please fill in the form below.

Please note, you must register each person who would like to attend from the company.

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3CX VOIP Telephony Event

After the success of our previous 3CX event, we have decided to hold another!

It will be held at Minster offices on Wednesday 5th  February 2014 at 10am.

3CX screenshot with phoneIf you are interested in attending and would like to pre-book your place, or alternatively book a private seminar, contact us.