Supporting Local Talent

We realise that as modern technology company we have and an obligation to act ethically and honestly in all we do. That’s why we invest in our people, their families and our local community.

In August 2017 we took our first step in supporting local athletes by sponsoring Naomi Ogbeta, an Olympic triple jump hopeful.

Naomi, daughter of Mathias Ogbeta (our product owner and lead developer of DataSwitch), has been competing in athletics since she was 12. We have been following her career for several years in which time shes has won; gold at the British Championships, silver at the Manchester International Event and bronze at the Junior European Championships.

It was in a conversation with Mathias that we realised we had an opportunity to support Naomi financially and provide equipment and clothing. Naomi is a full time student at Manchester University where she is studying Politics and Quantitative Methods and has to self fund the cost of her athletics training. Nick McGrane, our M.D wanted to help:

“We wanted to step outside the world of being an ERP technology provider and support local athletes and the K3 family. Naomi works incredibly hard at her sport. She is still a student and has to raise so much money herself to keep going. We’re incredibly proud to be able to help with branded K3 kit and finance so she can concentrate on what she does best. We look forward to seeing her win a place in the Olympic team for 2020.”

Nick McGrane, K3 Syspro M.D

March 2018

Naomi opened her outdoor season at the British University Championships which she won with a jump of 13.46m.
We wish Naomi the best of luck for the upcoming Bedford international on the 28th May and hope her unbeaten streak continues for the rest of the season.

February 2018

February brought the British Senior Championships in Birmingham where Naomi managed to break her own British under 23 indoor record with a jump of 13.65m. A successful series of jumps deserves a couple of months off, which was convenient because it was the end of the indoor season.

January 2018

Naomi kicked off her indoor season in January by winning the Northern championships with a record jump of 13.33m. She then flew to Bratislava, Slovakia, where she won again with another record! This time the British under 23 indoor record with a jump of 13.52m.

Our Community Causes

We don’t have a company charity, instead we raise funds for charities that our close to our hearts. These charities have either directly helped one of our team or have been there to support a family member through a difficult time.

SPRINGWOOD SCHOOL

Springwood serves the whole of the City of Salford and provides specialist education for pupils aged 2 to 11 years all of whom have profound, complex and challenging needs. They aim to provide the very best learning opportunities for all our pupils and create an ethos of learning through enjoyment.

MACMILLAN CANCER RESEARCH

During the months of mid 2015 we supported a several of our team dealing with cancer, either directly or by a loved one, so this is definitely a charity we hold dear. Thanks to the research done by charities like Macmillan cancer survival rates are above 50% meaning more people now than ever get the all clear.

DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

DUCHENNE Muscular Dystrophy is one of the most common fatal genetic disorders to affect children around the world effecting one in every 3,500 boys worldwide. There is currently no cure for DMD, but for the first time ever, there are promising therapies in or moving into clinical development.

Charity / Community Events

From bike rides to triathlons to mud runs to bake offs there’s nothing our staff won’t do when it comes to raising money for good causes.

Alzheimer's Society Cupcake Day

In support of the Alzheimer's Society Cupcake Day we once again donned our aprons and broke out the wooden spoon. The money we raised helps to improve the lives of people with dementia.

Pure Challenge - Bowland 100k Challenge

On March 18th Cathie Hall and Tim Swarbrick will be entering the Pure Challenge - 100k Bowland Event. Yep, that's not a typo. It does say 100k! This is a tough fell course that is organised to raise money for Help for Heroes. Starting…

Cash for Kids - Mission Christmas

We collected 40 presents for Key 103’s Mission toy appeal. The appeal managed to support 61,874 children across Greater Manchester with £2,897,259 worth of gifts and cash being donated.

Christmas Jumper Day

Our staff donned their Christmas jumpers to raise some cash for 'Save the Children'. Highlight has to be one member of staff in jumper, beard and hat! Kudos that man.

Pyjama Day

On Friday 18th November we took part in Children in Need's fundraising event, Pyjama Day. Our staff wore their pj's to work which must have caused some laughs on the commute in.

Every UK Tough Mudder

Completing one is an achievement but how about doing EVERY one in the UK in one year? That's over 10 punishing weekends of Arctic Enema, Fire Walker and Electroshock Therapy (to name of few) all while having to run 12 miles!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Coffee Mornings have raised over £138 million for Macmillan. To help out we donned our aprons, broke out the wooden spoons and baked some delicious goodies!

Key 103 Superhero Day

Raising money for Cash for Kids we took part in Key 103's Superhero day. Dress up (best Ironman ever), cupcakes, even a leg wax and all in aid of a fantastic charity.

Cape Argus Bike Ride

There's nothing wrong with a little healthy competition and if you can raise some money along the way even better. With that in mind some of our team challenged SYSPRO South Africa to a little friendly bike race.

Total Warrior 2015

12K of off road running interspersed with 30 punishing obstacles of mud, water, fire and ice was what awaited our team on this charity event.

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