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Newsletter 11

Richard Dorrance Joins GA As Special Advisor To The Board

We are pleased to announce that Richard Dorrance has joined Gordon Associates as a part-time associate to advise the board on education matters and developments in the awarding organisation sector. Richard has recently retired after nearly 20 years as the CEO of the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE), which awards qualifications in children's services, playwork, adult care and functional skills. In this time he has also acted as board member for the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and CEO of Early Years National Training Organisation (EYNTO). Richard has recently been appointed a Trustee for the Open Schools Trust and he is also currently working as a strategic consultant for organisations in the education sector. We are extremely pleased to welcome Richard to our team.

Vehicle Reservations Portal for Automotive Industry

Gordon Associates has recently completed a web portal for a major service company in the automotive sector. The portal captures reservations for vehicle demonstrations from dealers & car fleet managers and provides functions for defining vehicle details & pictures, demonstrator bookings with related details, email confirmations, utlisation reporting, integration with internal business systems and mobile device access. The portal will deliver faster turnaround of bookings and greater visibility for clients with improved reporting capabilities.

Software Development Conference At Microsoft UK

Gordon Associates is proud to announce the successful delivery of a user group seminar last month, which took place at Microsoft's Thames Valley Park offices in Reading. The conference which attracted over 50 attendees was chaired by Rod Gordon and featured an overview of application development at Babcock Engineering, an NHS case study, a session covering integration with finance systems and a discussion on architectural options for web applications. Gordon Associates regularly organises conferences such as these as part of our ongoing professional development policy. The next conference will take place in May and is likely to feature a member of Microsoft's Office development team who will be travelling over from Seattle - he mainly wants to come over for the beer!

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