Thrive Together 2023

We’ve invited some of our partners to talk to you about Growth, Security and Cloud and hope you gain valuable insight into investing in your business to not only protect it, but also build upon the existing foundations. We’re confident that the day will provide you with an engaging experience, held at a stunning location, that will benefit you, your team and your business.

Wed, 12 Jul 2023 09:00 - 16:00 BST
Moor Hall Hotel & Spa Moor Hall Drive Sutton Coldfield B75 6LN

Our agenda in detail

The leading trusted network for small and medium-sized businesses

Sage is the global market leader for technology that provides small and medium businesses with the visibility, flexibility, and efficiency to manage finances, operations, and people.

With the support our partners, Sage is trusted by millions of customers worldwide to deliver the best cloud technology and support. Our years of experience mean that our colleagues and partners understand how to serve our customers and communities through the good and more challenging times. We are here to help, with practical advice, solutions, expertise, and insight.

We help drive today’s business builders with a new generation of solutions to manage everything from money to people. Our social and mobile technology provides live information so our customers can make fast, informed decisions anytime, anywhere in the world. We support our business builders for life by offering choice, support, expertise, and innovation. We champion their causes and provide world-leading advice and support when they need it most.

Nicky Mistry will provide an Overview of Sage including:

  • Sage – Who We Are
  • Sage Brand & Value
  • Sage Framework 
  • Why Sage
  • Award Winning Culture 
  • Security
  • Sage Technology 
  • Our partners
  • Our customers
  • Our Communities 
  • Strategic Flywheel 

Join Charlie Milton who will present the risks of cross channel attack techniques. Covering the email, web and cloud channels. And what can be done to protect businesses and the users within.

Think of Censornet as another member of your team — one that’s faster, smarter, and safer than humanly possible. We exist to protect and serve mid-sized enterprises like yours. We do that through industry-leading innovation and integrating security for all your major attack surfaces to best protect your data and your business.

Our Autonomous Integrated Cloud Security uses strategic machine learning to identify and stop threats that enter an organisation by email, web or cloud or from a multi-channel cyberattack. This means that your company is automatically protected against cyber-attacks, no matter the time of day or night.

At Draycir, efficiency and versatility go hand in hand. And our products reflect exactly that. We create specialist software to improve your business processes in simple-to-use steps.

Our practical solutions help businesses work smarter by reducing costs, improving cash flow and streamlining operational efficiency. We are dedicated to creating products with high levels of usability, supported by excellent resources and on-going development.

Join Ross Barker to understand how you can improve cashflow and improve your customers’ experience to get the best of both worlds.

SonicWall delivers Boundless Cybersecurity for the hyper-distributed era in a work reality where everyone is remote, mobile and unsecure. SonicWall safeguards organizations mobilizing for their new business normal with seamless protection that stops the most evasive cyberattacks across boundless exposure points and increasingly remote, mobile and cloud-enabled workforces. By knowing the unknown, providing real-time visibility and enabling breakthrough economics, SonicWall closes the cybersecurity business gap for enterprises, governments and SMBs worldwide.

You wouldn’t expect a Commodore 64 or an iPhone 4 to meet your business needs in 2023. So why would you rely on a legacy firewall? Firewalls are one of the best defenses against cyberattacks, but they too become less effective over time. As threats become more sophisticated, your aging firewall will be unable to keep up — exposing you to fileless malware, encrypted threats, and zero-day attacks and more.  Not updating your security appliances on time can compromise your entire network. There’s no time like right now to evaluate your needs and adapt. Join Matt Logan and James Egginton to better understand why you need to upgrade your legacy Firewall.

Sicon design and develop applications solely for Sage 200, producing innovative, high quality & highly functional additions.  Using experience from many business sectors, Sicon have created a broad range of products addressing various business system requirements from a simple document scanning and archiving solution to a 5,000 user web-based requisition, timesheet and expenses entry system with multi-level authorisations.

Join Nikki Wright and Steve Jemmott as they discuss managing procedures vs managing convenience within your business.

We empower companies and organizations of all sizes to focus on their core business by protecting email communications, securing data, and ensuring business continuity and compliance with next-generation cloud-based solutions

Hornetsecurity will be the guardian of companies worldwide that use Microsoft 365. We protect their data and ensure business continuity. For a safer 365 world!

Did you know that as Microsoft 365 is a communications system rather than a data protection product, it does not include native options to back up and recover data? This means that it is the company, and not Microsoft, that is responsible for protecting itself against all kinds of Microsoft 365 data loss caused by malware, human error, malicious users or system failures.

Hornet Security’s M365 Back Up can overcome this as Mav Bains and Thomas Bell explain.

If your business needs to move faster with more certainty, Phocas can help. We have an all-in-one business planning and analytics platform for companywide use. A single governed source of truth fed directly from your ERP, accounting, and other systems. Phocas solves the pains mid-market businesses have with gaining insights, reporting, tracking performance, managing sales teams, planning spend, managing cashflow, building budgets, forecasting and doing month end.

Join Adam Butler and Peter Bushell to discover:  

  • an introduction into modern financial planning & analysis  
  • unleashing your business’ potential with operational analytics 
  • combining operational and financial data to solve business challenges 
  • how to empower everyone in your organisation to understand how their behaviour impacts the bottom line

Cybercrime is projected to cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by the end of 2025, and 58% targets small businesses. Meanwhile, the cybersecurity gap between large enterprises with the resources to weather attacks and the SMEs that don’t is widening.
CyberSmart was created to fix this problem. Protecting your business from cyber threats shouldn’t require expert knowledge or deep pockets. So, as well as offering the fastest route to cybersecurity certifications on the market, CyberSmart also provides simple, cost-effective technology, ensuring SMEs are protected without needing to have cyber expertise themselves.

Stephen Dykes will be discussing why Cyber security for SMEs starts with Cyber Essentials:

  • Highlighting the current threat landscape
  • Explaining why Smaller Businesses are now the target
  • Introducing CE and CE+
  • CyberSmart