Lancaster Alumnus opens Google-style office in Preston

Antony Chesworth opens £3.5m Google-style office

Antony Chesworth (Computer Science, 2001) is founder of Lancashire based eCommerce giant, EKM.com. The award-winning software company have recently moved into their new Google inspired 23,500 sq ft head office space in Preston. The new office is the result of almost 4 years of designing, planning and construction. It comes complete with state-of-the-art office tech, a gym, rest and relaxation areas and a slide, with the aim of making work more enjoyable! The office space is setting the company up for significant future growth.

Read more through  Steps – the Lancaster Alumni magazine’s webpages.

Chance to exhibit at eCommerce Show North

‘Celebration of the North’s strength in eCommerce’

Delivered by Prolific North, the eCommerce Show North is the largest gathering of eCommerce companies, vendors and suppliers held outside London, reflecting the huge commercial marketplace that is the North.

Tech North have announced that they will be heading to the show and hosting a collection of stands to form the ‘Tech North boulevard.’ For your chance to exhibit as part of ‘the boulevard’ all you have to do is fill in a simple online form on Tech North’s website.

To apply, your business must be no more than five years old and have fewer than 25 full-time employees.

The deadline for applications is the 14th of July, for more details visit the Tech North website. 

The eCommerce show North will be held from the 11th-12th of October at EventCity in Manchester, for more details on the event, visit their website.

Funding opportunity for ecommerce ideas

Meet Forward Partners and find out how you could earn up to £250k for your business

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Thursday 15th October 2015, 10am-12pm – meet with advisors and specialists from Forward Partners and learn how to refine your ecommerce idea and be in with a chance of gaining major support to bring your plans to fruition.

Forward Partners have already worked with a number of SMEs by helping them to get their ideas off the ground with £250k investment. You could be next if your idea involves shaking up the ecommerce markets; with a particular call for ideas involving creative shopping models, innovative product companies and software services (click here to find out more about what they are looking for).

Apply here to visit the FP Office Hours and learn how you can be successful with Forward Partners.