EG Group Acquires GB3 and appoints Group CIO

Blackburn, 17th May 2019 – EG Group announce the acquisition of GB3, a provider of information technology (IT) solutions based in Preston, United Kingdom. 

In parallel, Graham Billsborough, Founder and CEO of GB3 has been appointed EG Group’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). Commenting on the appointment, Graham Billsborough said, “The GB3 team are excited to have reached this definitive agreement with EG Group. The combination aligns our expertise in technology management with their leadership in the forecourt retail convenience sector.”

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World Password Day was created to raise awareness about the importance of strong, secure passwords. With ever-increasing threats to your corporate, personal information and online security, maintaining strong passwords is critical.

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Dean Hogarth
What Brexit could mean for GDPR & Data Protection.

There is little doubt that in two weeks time we’ll be done with March. The question remains however, and this is where the uncertainty lies, as we finish with March, will the UK be done with the EU. So what does this mean for GDPR?

If you happen to know the answer to that question, do let us know. In the meantime, the varying options being explored seem to change on an increasing basis. Will there be a deal, what will it look like, or will it be no deal, are we running out of time? Don’t worry, this is a Noel Edmond pun free zone, I promise.

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Dean Hogarth
Recharging The GB3 Brand

Today was the first outing for our new GB3 brand; designed by the amazing Jen at 27 Eleven. The new look brand sees a new logo and font set inspire a cleaner and more informative website. We are taking an iterative approach to the new brand introduction; so we will be introducing more brand items over the coming months. We hope you like the brand refresh and enjoy seeing updates over the coming months.

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Graham Billsborough
Data Protection Day 2019

Today is the day we’ve been looking forward to all year, yes that’s right, it’s Data Protection Day 2019! Are you celebrating as we are, by unsubscribing from the email newsletters that we don’t actually read, or maybe downgrading social media access or installing a new ad blocker on your favourite web browser? We thought so…

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Dean Hogarth
Christmas Hamper Day

It's Christmas Hamper Day at GB3! To thank our awesome team for all their hard work during 2018, we've given everyone a hamper of goodies to enjoy over Christmas. Just look at the happy faces of our support team! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at GB3!

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Graham Billsborough
Going Live With Service Now

This week we went live with ServiceNow and our Hikon Service Now consultant Shay Faingold has been on site to make sure all went smoothly (it did!). He brought with him this amazing cake replica of our office. Shay is pictured third from the right with some of the members of our brilliant support team. Thanks Shay - we love a bit of cake at GB3! We are now working hard to bring the benefits of ServiceNow to our customers - expanding and refining the services we provide.

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Graham Billsborough
Exceeding Expectations In Education

Archbishop Temple an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ school invited GB3 to tender for their IT support and systems strategy. An established school it was struggling with IT reliability and had several issues with connectivity on their network. GB3 conducted an ICT Health Check and identified improvements around SIMS performance and the performance of the network.

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Graham Billsborough
Cyber Attack Recovery

A GB3 monthly support customer contacted the GB3 help desk on 22 February 2017 as they were unable to open any word or excel files, they received an error message saying the files were corrupt. Recognising this as a virus, or cyber-attack, the first line support team immediately triggered a ‘P1’ ticket process, which is what we call a Multi-user issue with no work around, the most urgent type of ticket that can be raised. This kind of issue has seen organisations in the UK suffer days and weeks of outages, including NHS Trusts.

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Graham Billsborough
Software for London's Resilience Forum

London Fire Brigade approached GB3 through Resilience Direct to build an information sharing system to allow the London Resilience Forum to better coordinate and share information more easily. With over 25 different agencies across London that make up the London Resilience Forum, known as London Prepared, it is vital that they can provide situational updates easily and to be able to react and plan quickly when an incident arises.

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Graham Billsborough
A Highway To Success

Amey approached GB3 to assist in the implementation of their own bespoke WM Highways application. Amey undertook a programme to institute a standard operating model across their existing Local Highways contracts, deploying WM Highways as their chosen job pack delivering system. During the programme, the customer was awarded another contract and mobilised this with WM Highways.

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Graham Billsborough
SAP For Highways - Case Study

The customer had requirements for a team consisting of training and system implementation specialist to form part of a SAP and Mobile deployment project team. GB3 provided a full training team, working collaboratively with a spectrum of project teams, including business analysis, development and testing.

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Graham Billsborough