Trick or Treat…for St Giles Walsall Hospice

With Halloween around the corner…members of the Netshield team will be dressing up and hitting the streets on the 31st October, to Trick or Treat for charity – our chosen charity is St Giles Walsall Hospice. Our target is just  £250 on our Halloween themed JustGiving page so, why not support us in our Trick or Treating and donate today.

St Giles Walsall Hospice offers specialist care for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses for over 20 years in the local community. It is a 12-bed in-patient facility based at the Palliative Care Centre in Goscote. The hospice offers specialist care for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses who are too poorly to remain at home, as well as respite stays and symptom relief.

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Netshield to Discuss How Vulnerable Businesses are to Cyber Threats

Managed ICT Services Provider Netshield on the 24th April 2014, will be discussing the issue of Cyber Threats and different types of IT protection methods at a seminar held at the British Embassy in Brussels.

Working with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in Belgium Richard Carty, Commercial Director at Netshield will discuss why ICT Security needs to be a high priority, the common threats and ways in which organisations can protect their network and data.

The seminar will be aimed at organisations operating in sectors such as legal, financial, recruitment and the service industry and will take place on the 24th April 2014, at the prestigious British Embassy in Brussels from 9.30 – 13.00 (Central European Time).

‘ICT security is a growing concern with an increasing trend of professional services being a target for malicious behaviour, due to the high levels of business data they hold. The seminar will provide insight to the current threat landscape, security risks of current technological trends and protection methods’ commented Richard Carty.

The seminar will also include a live security breach demonstration from our guest speaker Rodrigo Marcos from SecForce and discussions on data security from a Legal perspective by Paul Van den Bulck, McGuireWoods.

‘We are delighted that the British Ambassador Jonathan Brenton, Paul Van de Bulck Partner at McGuireWoods and Rodrigo Marcos at SecForce will be able to join us to discuss the topic of ICT security and examine how exposed are businesses to the cyber threat in the changing workplace environment. With majority of businesses reliant on technology and data to be operational it emphasises why a secure ICT network is essential’ added Richard Carty.

For more information or to register click here

Discover the advantages of Managed IT Services with UKTI and Netshield

On the 22nd October 2013, Netshield will be holding an informative seminar tailored for Trade Associations to discuss the advantages of Managed IT Services for the sector, at the British Embassy in Brussels.

Netshield will be working with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in Belgium to host a seminar that is aimed at representatives of trade associations and sector federations, who are seeking to reduce the stress of IT Management and improve productivity. It will take place on the 22nd October 2013, at the prestigious British Embassy in Brussels from 9.30 – 13.00 (Central European Time).

Richard Carty, Commercial Director of Netshield commented ‘Netshield has been exporting IT services to Europe for just over 18 months now and Brussels is where our European office is based. By working with a number of Chambers and Associations within this time, we have built a good understanding of the needs and issues the sector face when it comes to IT. This seminar will be an opportunity to show the audience how a Managed IT service can help reduce the stress of IT and improve efficiency’

‘We are also delighted that the British Ambassador Jonathan Brenton, Sam Rowe, communications consultant working with AGEP association management and Glenn Vaughan, Chief Executive at the British Chamber of Commerce of Belgium will be able to join us at the event’ added Richard Carty.

For more information or to register for the event please go to http://goo.gl/5ZYXdz

Excitement builds for the Express & Star Business Awards 2013

Only a few more hours to go until the prestigious Express & Star Business Awards 2013 and the excitement is building in the Netshield camp.

The winners of the 9 categories will be announced in the glamorous ceremony held at the Wolverhampton Racecourse on the 16th May 2013. Netshield will be competing against Addmaster (UK) Ltd and Cube Precision Engineering in the Export Award Category.

The whole team are excited and have our fingers firmly crossed for the results tonight!

 

Managed IT service provider Netshield, Exporting Success Praised by UKTI CEO

Nick Baird, Chief Executive of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) recently visited Midlands managed IT service provider, Netshield to learn first hand how the company has achieved its outstanding success overseas.

The company was crowned the Best Newcomer at the ‘Golden Bridge Export Awards’ which recognises outstanding achievements in exporting between Britain and Belgium at an award ceremony in London, in November last year.

The recent Netshield achievements led to a visit to the Aldridge based company by Nick Baird, Chief Executive of UKTI, Jon Harding, Chief Operating Officer, UKTI and Paul Noon, new West Midlands Regional Director, UKTI. The aim was to meet owner and Commercial Director Richard Carty and discuss in detail the company’s successes and how these can be developed further into new markets.

Nick Baird, Chief Executive UKTI commented: “I wanted to visit Netshield to hear first hand how this company has achieved such outstanding results in global markets. The company’s success is an excellent example of what can be achieved when firms work with UKTI and others to maximise success overseas. With the extra £70m in funding that UKTI will receive for each of the next two years, we’ll be in a position to help more regional companies succeed overseas. I hope the success of companies like Netshield will inspire more West Midlands firms to pick up the phone and call their local UKTI team based at their Chambers of Commerce.”

Netshield’s exporting journey began when the company took part in a UKTI trade mission to Belgium in 2010. Netshield then joined UKTI’s Gateway to Global Growth scheme and commissioned research into potential markets in Belgium. The firm started working with UKTI trade advisors in Brussels and in the UK and joined local chambers of commerce to build its network and established a local office in Brussels. Netshield also invested internally to improve its service infrastructure, opened a new datacentre, created an in-house marketing department and rebranded all its services for a global audience.

Richard Carty, owner and Commercial Director of Netshield says: “Our export success all began with the UKTI led mission to Brussels. The visit was an excellent introduction into the Belgium market and we came away with a wealth of demographic, political, geographical and financial information and its suitability for doing business from the UK. By the beginning of 2012 we began to build up our client base and from there word of our reputation began to spread. We’ve continued to be proactive in our marketing and business development and have exhibited at industry events such as Infosecurity 2012 at the Brussels Expo, which has led to relationships being forged further afield, such as Netherlands and Luxembourg.”

Richard continues:“By working with UKTI and local chambers we have already exceeded our exporting targets before the financial year end. We’ve found our UKTI International Adviser very supportive and informative at all stages of the journey.”

From Left to Right: Paul Noon, West Midlands Regional Director, UKTI, Richard Carty, Commercial Director,  Netshield Limited, Nick Baird, Chief Executive of UKTI and Jon Harding, Chief Operating Officer, UKTI.

From Left to Right: Paul Noon, West Midlands Regional Director, UKTI, Richard Carty, Commercial Director, Netshield Limited, Nick Baird, Chief Executive of UKTI and Jon Harding, Chief Operating Officer, UKTI.

For more information on Netshield Managed IT Services visit our website or call us on 0845 603 5552