15 Years of Service
Computer Troubleshooters started in the UK in 2000 so we felt that this years conference should be special to celebrate 15 years of service. We held the conference in Bury and because that is Gill of CT Business Solutions N Mcr‘s local area we were able to work with some of her contacts. Local companies such as GJ Plastics, Prime Photographers and Bella Balloons.
Saturday, we had 2 guest speakers from Continuum, our Managed Service tool provider. Derek and Paul were well received by our franchisees who were suitably impressed with the availability of managed Help Desk and asked plenty of questions on the best way to use their products. This was Followed by Deborah from Cobweb Solutions who did a very good presentation based on the Cobweb Cloud offering and answered a lot of questions from franchisees so we are now geared for another year of helping our customers migrate to the cloud. Saturday afternoon was mainly taken up with franchisees working in groups to design he perfect business plan.
Saturday night was our annual dinner attended by 25 franchisees and friends, and was quite a magical occasion this year.
Danny Jewel, Magician extraordinaire provided some excellent entertainment after dinner, we certainly enjoyed his card tricks and coin bending.
Sunday was concentrated on marketing and especially how to leverage more from social media, our modern day networking environment.
There were special cupcakes for everyone (thanks to Liberty Cake Company Bury)
We also had professional photographer, David Addison to take individual photos as well as our group photo in our eye catching new shirts. These photos can be used by franchisees as profile pictures.
Peter Short of CT Business Solutions Merseyside and Subbu Subburaj of Computer Troubleshooters Kingston upon Thames received their 10 Year Award.
The final part of the conference saw the various groups present their Ideal business plan. Some groups saw the necessity of being able to upgrade a BMW to a Porsche as a priority whilst others worked harder on setting goals and how to achieve them.
In summary an excellent weekend of working together to learn new things, new methods and help others starting out on their new business journey. Cementing friendships plays an important part in being a member of the best Computer Troubleshooters team in the world!