• Concerto Takes to the Road for 2017 User Group Networking Events

    Concerto takes to the road for the 2017 User Group Networking Events this month.

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    Following on from last year’s success, Concerto, along with staff from parent company Bellrock FM, will be running 3 events across the UK in London, Manchester and Scotland.

    Guest speakers will include Lesley McKaskie and Eamon Kavanagh from SFG20, who will be discussing the SFG20 library of maintenance specifications for building engineering services.

    Developed and maintained by the BESA – Building Engineering Services Association and originally launched in 1990, the web based SFG20 Library of maintenance specifications for the building services sector is now recognised as the industry standard for maintenance specifications and has a growing Library of over 800 schedules. Delegates will also have the opportunity to view a demonstration of how the library works via the Concerto CAFM / Asset Management Solution which is in the process of becoming fully SFG20 compliant.

    “As a technology company that always stays 2 steps ahead, we have ensured our product becomes SFG20 compliant to enable our FM clients to stay compliant with the industry standard for maintenance in the most efficient way possible – saving time, energy and money.”
    James Heysmond, Business Development Director, Concerto

    Delegates at the 3 events, which are now full, will have the opportunity to discuss latest projects and exchange case studies. Other areas for discussion include major new features, technology updates and future technology road maps.

    “We are really looking forward to hosting these events, It is always a pleasure to meet up with our values customers and share the latest of what is happening in Concerto and within the industry”.
    Kevan Davey
    Managing Director, Concerto

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  • Concerto exhibit at Government Property and Estates Conference

    Concerto will be again be exhibiting with One CPD on Thursday 17th April at Old Trafford, Manchester.
    The focus of this Government Property and Estates conference is the transformation of service delivery across public estates. Experts in this field will be presenting at this conference to explain how the initiative could help your organisation make significant savings over the next four years. Learn how engaging with the One Public Estate programme can improve services, boost capital receipts and generate economic growth.

    We will be showcasing the Concerto estates management solution alongside Bellrock FM, our parent company, who offer the full range of complimentary FM services.

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    Concerto Support Services becomes part of Bellrock Group

    On August 29th 2016 Concerto Support Services Limited became part of the Bellrock Group. Bellrock is one of the UKs leading Facilities Management (FM) and Property Management (PM) businesses. Established in 2000 (as SGP) and backed by Lyceum Capital since 2013 their vision is to continue to provide their clients with market leading, technology driven, FM and Property Management services.

    Bellrock has sought to differentiate from their competitors by offering a technology driven range of FM and PM services. Increasing market interest and client demand led to the need for a genuinely integrated suite of software solutions that clients could use across their estate.

    Concerto have developed their offering to provide the exact fit for this requirement and the potential for clients and prospects of each business to access a broader range of services.

    Concerto Support services will continue to trade in its own name and use its existing office in Frodsham.

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  • Concerto Hadrian’s Wall fundraising event – the 100 mile route!

    hadrians-wallIn just under 8 weeks time the Concerto team will be setting off on a 100 mile cycle across the UK’s Hadrian’s Wall. Crossing the UK with a variety of challenges including hills, busy roads, grass lands and trails, all in aid of Cancer Research UK.

    Below is a summary of the route we will be taking. Please sponsor us via the follwing link:
    Sponsor Concerto for Cancer Research Now

    Day 1

    Beginning in Bowness-on-solway, the team will cross the Solway Firth, subject to tidal flooding at high spring tides if there is a strong westerly wind, and then head to Carlisle. From Carlisle we will follow the very muddy river bank onto the Hadrian’s Wall National Walking Trail. After passing Low Crosby Bridge and Warwick bridge, the first real climb will begin.

    The team will pass though Brampton, Lanercost Old Bridge and Lanercost priory and continue the steep climb up to Banks where several substantial remains of Hadrian’s Wall and Birdoswald Roman Fort can be seen.

    35 miles in and we wil pass through Gilsland, Longbyre and Greenhead into Haltwhistle where there will be a steep fast descent! Thirlwall Castle is close by and can be reached from Longbyer.

    The climb continues throughBardon Mill up to Smiths Shield – where the “Stanegate” is joined.

    The climb will intensify at the entrance to Vindolanda – Chesterholm – with a steep 40m 1:7 climb to Crindledykes which is the highest point of Hadrian’s Cycleway – 262 m. above sea level!

    Thankfully there is then a 4 mile fast 195m descent on the “Stanegate” to Fourstones.

    After passing through Hexham County Bridge and covering approximately 64 miles, the team will take a well earned over night break at Corbridge, ETA – 5.30pm (but we will see!!)

    Day 2
    The day begins with a long steady climb on a busy road followed by a fast descent on narrow road with sharp bends, along the north bank of the River Tyne towards the Tyne Riverside Country Park.

    The team will pass through Ovingham Bridge and Hagg Bank before arriving in Newcastle Upon Tyne! The route is now shared with the Hadrian’s Wall National Walking Trail through Newcastle.

    Passing through Newburn, we will continue along the river until we can follow the Quayside passing under the Tyne Bridge and onto the Millennium Bridge.

    Here we will Cross Pottery Bank, through gap in stone wall and up slight hill passing gas holder (L) and follow wide path ahead over several roads and follow the blue direction signs through Willington Quay.

    We will use Toucan Crossing over busy Howdon Lane, but these lights are not yet switched on!!

    After crrossing a very busy Dual Carriageway, we will now take care to look for direction signs passing through an industrial area and housing.

    The team will then cross River Tyne on the Shields Ferry then on leaving the ferry, we will follow signs leading along riverside promenade and through new housing until we arrive at the destination point in Arbeia – the Arbeia Roma Fort – 100 miles from the start!
    – (Approx. Total of 100 miles Travelled from start) (Day 2 Approx. miles 32)

    The concerto team surely deserve your sponsorship after that? It’s for Cancer Research so please dig deep!

    Sponsor Concerto for Cancer Research Now

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  • Concerto Scottish Networking Day

    indexConcerto Scottish Networking Day

    Our Scottish networking day yesterday marked the end of our User Group meetings for 2016.

    Everyone enjoyed a relaxed but productive day at the Golden Lion Hotel in Stirling, spent looking at current and future developments in the Concerto solution along with sharing experiences and valuable ideas for future projects and developments.

    My assessment of our networking day is that Concerto via on-line software have
    demonstrated improved module functionality and software performance for Asset, Estates
    Maintenance and Project Management software modules that are efficient, lean and flexible

    Senior Project Manager, Renfrewshire Council

    We are looking forward to another round of Networking days in 2017.

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  • Success at London and Manchester Networking Events

    The Concerto User Group Networking events took in London and Manchester last week. The response to the events was fantastic with some excellent feedback from our clients.

    These events have provided users with the opportunity to discuss new projects, features and recent updates and receive a step through the latest release notes and advanced setting in the system.

    In collaboration with some clients, we also presented informative case studies based on recent projects. This allowed our users to share insight into how the Concerto system in being used in other organisations.

    The day was finished off with a discussion about future plans for the system with the chance for us to listen to our client’s ideas and feedback. This valuable input is always considered and incorporated into the future development of the software.

    We are looking forward to our final 2016 national networking event in Stirling, Scotland on Tuesday!

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