IT Support Customers/Clients
AWP Computer Services currently provide IT Support for a number of Businesses across Lancashire. Our clients work in various industries, including retail, eCommerce, accountancy, legal profession, architecture, quantity surveying, project management, public sector tender advice, engineering and home care provision.
Our main aim is to provide professional IT support to new, small and growing business based all around Lancashire. This includes on-site hardware support, on-site software support and off site (remote) software support. As well as providing services to help your business get the best from its IT systems affordably, we are focused on helping our customers make the right, most cost effective decisions about how to harness Information Technology to take their business forward. Through a combination of IT Consultancy and ‘hands on’ IT support, we can help your organisation make the best commercial decisions and develop a sensible IT strategy. Our work for small businesses includes data management, back up strategy, disaster planning & recovery, Google Apps for Work, Microsoft Office 365, email hosting, website hosting and website design.
Headway (Preston & Chorley) aim to provide a wide range of support to meet the individual needs of people with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers. They also promote awareness of acquired brain injury by means of information, advice and training throughout our local community.
Headway Preston and Chorley began meeting in June 2010 and following a number of meetings, it was decided that Headway Preston & Chorley should be established and based in Preston. A Committee of professionals from legal, financial and rehabilitation backgrounds, family members and people who have an acquired brain injury was formed.
They're based at PNE stadium like Heartbeat NWCC, another local charity that we work with.
We recently published a newly created version of the Headway Preston & Chorley website. The website can be edited by Headway’s staff and is built on the popular WordPress open source content management system (CMS). We were engaged to help Headway rebuild their website to help improve the charity's profile and take advantage of some funding available for the project. AWP Computer Services also helped Headway with some basic WordPress training, so the staff who currently work on the website had a better understanding of the editing process.
The new Headway Preston & Chorley website developed by AWP was launched on Friday 28th October 2016.
Visit the Headway Preston & Chorley website: www.headwayprestonandchorley.org.uk
Ribble Valley Cycling and Racing Club is one of Preston’s foremost Cycling Clubs, and they have a tradition of providing cycling opportunities for people of all ages for more than 60 years. Whether you’re an experienced rider, or someone who wants a leisurely hobby to take part in, they’re sure to have something for you.
The club currently has well over 100 members and the cycling activities they take part in include Road Racing, Time Trialling, Mountain Biking, Weekly Club Runs, Social Rides, Touring, Audax, Sportives, Track Cycling at the Velodrome, Cyclo-Cross, Training Rides, Spinning and more…
We have recently finished the Ribble Valley Cycling and Racing Club's new website. Although this will be an ongoing project, as Ashley is a member, on the club's committee (currently the Vice Chairman) and maintains the website on a voluntary basis, with the help of other committee members. The website is built using the WordPress popular CMS (Content Mamangenet Sysyem) software and has moved to a .org.uk domain in the process. AWP also host the website through our hosting partner, Vidahost.
Visit the Ribble Valley Cycling and Racing Club website: www.ribblevalleycrc.org.uk
Heartbeat are the North Wests leading cardiac rehabilitation charity, and provide services for over 500 people every week. Heartbeat is committed to the fight to reduce the impact of coronary heart disease in all our communities within the North West through rehabilitation, information and advice, education and lifestyle support.
AWP Computer Services helped Heartbeat with their website (January 2015) ahead of their move to their new premisis at Preston North End (in what used to be the National Football Museum). The website can be edited by Heartbeat's staff and is built on the popular WordPress open source content management system (CMS). We were engaged to help Heartbeat rebuild their website after they suspected the old version had been hacked. AWP Computer Services also helped Heartbeat with some basic WordPress training, so the staff who currently work on the website had a better understanding of the editing process.
The new Heartbeat NWCC website developed by AWP was launched on Monday 14th September 2015.
Visit the Heartbeat website: www.heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk
Clarriots Care (Lancashire South) is owned and managed by Alastair and Michelle Richardson. Clarriots Care is a leading national provider of home care in the UK. They provide a high standard of service to their customers, regularly achieving over 95% satisfaction rating. Their care services range from short visits of 1 hour up to 24-hour live-in care. They provide a wide range of services to people within their own homes.
AWP Computer Services have worked with Clarriots Care (Lancashire South) at their offices in Bamber Bridge and also provide IT support remotely. At the end of 2014, we helped them migrate their office email and documents to Microsoft Office 365 using their own domain name. We also provide a complete IT support service for them, including Anti-Virus, remote monitoring, PC upgardes, software management and back-ups.
Visit the Clarriots Care website: www.clarriotshomecare.co.uk
Certax Accounting Preston is run by Edward Murty and provides a personalised service to local business owners and individuals. Certax Accounting's aim is to provide you with the best value for your accountancy fees. For help with any of your accountancy and tax needs, please give Certax Accounting Preston a call (01772 751135). All initial consultations are free of charge.
AWP Computer Services have helped Certax Accounting Preston with various aspects of IT in their office in Penwortham. This ranges from hardware support, PC tune-ups and computer upgrades to network configuration and onsite backups.
Visit the Certax Accounting Preston website: www.accountant-in-preston.co.uk
Brides Gallery was established in 1991 and in October 2013 they moved to more spacious premises in the village of Heskin, near Chorley. They now have a beautiful environment for brides to view and try on wedding dresses in comfortable surroundings, where they have the benefit of large bridal rooms, which gives them privacy to try on dresses with their guests present. Each bride has a dedicated member of the team to offer advice and guidance with this important purchase.
AWP help Brides Gallery with there general IT support. We started working with them at the end of 2014, when their main office PC failed. We supplied a refurbished PC, to which we restored all there original software and data, including their office documents and their important Sage Accounting packages.
Visit the Brides Gallery website: www.brides-gallery.co.uk
Mercantile Financial Services is based in Preston and has been trading since 1973. Their Managing Director, Mr Cuthbert Culshaw, has over 30 years of experience in the financial planning sector. This allows them to draw from a large amount of knowledge, and gives their company an experienced as well as professional approach to financial advice.
They are an honest and open organisation, who work with their clients long-term to achieve their goals, whilst respecting the confidentiality of the client/company relationship. With Mercantile Financial Services you will always receive genuine advice in a friendly manner.
AWP have been working with Mercantile Financial Services since December 2015 and provide IT support for their small office, which includes a Windows Domain network running from a Small Business Server. The service is provided under an ongoing support agreement and covers MS Office Application support, hardware & device support, email & website hosting and online cloud backup.
Visit the Mercantile Financial Services website: www.mercantilefs.co.uk
M.A.D. (…which stands for Make A Difference) are a first aid training company based Walmer Bridge who deliver courses all over the North West of England. Be taught by medical professionals. With the right training and support provided by M.A.D. First Aid’s dedicated team you will have the confidence to Make A Difference in a time of need.
Their expertise and extensive experience has developed from many years working within the NHS ambulance service as HCPC registered Paramedics. Through this they share their knowledge to empower people with the right skills to deal with real life emergency situations.
AWP have worked with MAD on their website and helped them getting set up with Google Apps for Work. The new MAD First Aid Limited website, which was developed by AWP and is based on a popular CMS (Content Management System) called WordPress, went live on in October 2015.
Visit the new MAD First Aid Limited website: http://www.madfirstaid.co.uk/
With a complete range of colour me beautiful cosmetics for the face, lips, eyes. Self-help image books and quality scarves along with expert advice at your fingertips, colour me beautiful can provide everything you need to enhance your image and boost your confidence.
With Cliff Bashforth, the top consultant for Europe’s leading image company, colour me beautiful the creative force behind cmb direct, you can rest assured that you will benefit from expert guidance that’s second to none.
AWP have been working with colour me beautiful at their office and the retail outlet, from where they run there online business, in Penwortham near Preston, since June 2015. The work has involved all aspects of IT Support and Consultancy and has ranged from upgrading PCs to use SSDs (Solid State Drives) to advising on security, virus protection & online back-ups.
Visit the SimplyImage website: http://www.simplyimage.co.uk/
Vapers Emporium is run by Genie-juice Ltd, who are based in Kirkham. They specialise in vaping and E Liquid. They retail solutions for e-cigarettes online through their Vapers Emporium website. They offer their customers a solution that is one of the most adaptable and customisable ways of enjoying a safer, healthier and more cost effective alternative to tobacco and cigarettes.
AWP Computer Services have been working with Vapers Emporium since May 2014. We support them in all aspects of the IT and this includes the set-up, configuration and hosting of their eCommerce website. The company had experieced issues with their previous IT support providers and, on a consultative and support basis, we helped them secure access of their domain name after a dispute.
We published the new version of the Vapers Emporium website, which is built on the PrestaShop "open Source" eCommerce platform, in January 2015. The new site was upgraded to new version of PrestaShop and is now taking Payments through the PaymentSense gateway, as well as the original PayPal option.
Visit the Vapers Emporium website: www.vapersemporium.co.uk
Graham Anthony Associates were founded in 1974 and are based in Garstang. Their award winning professional team is dedicated to the design and realisation of quality architectural schemes that meet with both clients’ ambitions and local government approval. Graham Anthony Associates offers a wide range of architectural services, which include, Commerical, Residental, Leisure, Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings.
AWP Computer Services recently worked on the Graham Anthony Associates website (January 2015). The website can be edited by Graham Anthony Associates’ staff and is built on the popular Joomla! open source content management system (CMS). We were engaged to perform a much needed Joomla! version upgrade (1.5 to 3.3) after the old version had become vulnerable to hackers and had been infected by viruses several times. After cleaning the old version of the website (removing any virus infections) we updated the CMS software to the latest version.
Visit the Graham Anthony Associates website: www.grahamanthonyassociates.com
Mark Field, of Mark Field Mediation, is a CEDR accredited mediator and a Registered Mediator of the Civil Mediation Council. He qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and worked in private practice until 2004.
Mark specialised in insurance litigation, which embraced personal injury and product liability claims. Many of the personal injury claims were complex and the product liability claims involved products as diverse as construction materials and animal feedstuffs. Probably his most interesting instruction as a solicitor was representing Mayfair Chemists and Co-op Healthcare in the Shipman Inquiry.
AWP has worked with Mark since autumn 2014 and have helped him with his IT set-up in his small office. This includes his email and Office 365, and also resolving some issues with his hosting company and ISP.
Visit the Mark Field Mediation website: markfieldmediation.co.uk
44 Consult provide modern Chartered Quantity Surveying services to developers across the North West and beyond. 44 Consult’s full list of services includes Quantity Surveying, Employer’s Agent, Project Management, Monitoring Services, Risk Mitigation, Development Appraisal, Sustainability and General Advice on Construction Technology
AWP Computer Services have helped 44 Consult with their general IT and managed the migration of website and email domains when the company rebranded at the end of 2014.
Visit the 44 Consult website: www.44consult.co.uk
Geoff Yale Consultancy provides help and support to all sorts of companies, to increase sales by offering 4 main services, which are: Bespoke contract searches, Bid management, Public sector consultancy and Training workshops. Geoff Yale Consultancy have a northern office in Preston Lancashire and a southern office in Cornwall.
AWP Computer Services have helped Geoff Yale Consultancy with all their IT across their organisation. This ranges from hardward support and computer upgrades, to website virus attack recovery on their old webiste and the development of their new website in 2015.
Visit the Geoff Yale Consultancy website: www.yaleconsultancy.co.uk