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    Open GI Software Discounts

    The attached pdf gives details of the latest software discounts negotiated by the User Group for all members until 31st December, 2018. 2018 - Membership Benefit - 20% Discount.pdf
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    AGM Minutes 2017

    Minutes of the 2017 AGM. AGM Minutes - 19.10.2017 - Crewe.pdf
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    Open GI User Group Accounts

    Please find attached a copy of the published accounts for the Open GI User Group for the year ended 31st August 2017. Open GI User Group Accounts - Year Ended 31.08.2017.pdf
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    Open GI User Group Accounts

    Please find attached a copy of the published accounts for the Open GI User Group for the year ended 31st August 2016. Open GI User Group Accounts - Year Ended 31.08.2016.pdf
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    AGM Minutes 2016

    Minutes of the 2016 AGM. AGM Minutes - 13.10.2016 - Redditch.pdf
  6. FREE TRAINING! Your Invitation to the Open GI User Group Members’ Day & AGM Members are invited to attend the Open GI User Group Members’ Day & AGM to be held at The Abbey Hotel, Golf & Spa, Hither Green Lane, Dagnell End Road, Redditch, B98 9BE, on Thursday, 13th October, 2016, with registration and coffee commencing at 9.30am and an estimated finishing time of 3.30pm. At this event you will receive all of the following for FREE:- · Morning and afternoon Training Workshops covering the following: Open Word, Management Information plus Enhancing your Sales Experience – see Reservation Form below · Presentation from Polaris UK Ltd and Open GI Ltd · Annual General Meeting · CPD Points · A 2 course informal networking lunch In addition to the above, all attendees will receive: - · 40% discount off Open GI software purchased within 60 days of the conference date · FREE Powerplace Complex software – Broker will only pay for services By attending the Members’ Day and AGM you get the choice to participate in two out of the three training sessions. To register your place simply complete the Reservation Form below with your nominated attendees and their chosen session choices. For speed, please fax or email to Barbara Peña on 01902 426565 or members@openusergroup.org to enable us to confirm your attendance at this event has been secured. As always, places are limited, so don’t miss the opportunity to learn a little more about how to get the best from your Open GI software and related applications, and RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW. Anybody from your business can attend; however, we do recommend that they have a good working knowledge of the Open GI system. Your vote is important to us. If you are unable to attend, please do take the time to return the Proxy Form. The Constitution requires that a quorum of 10% of the membership is obtained in person or by proxy. Your vote is therefore, important to enable the User Group to continue to operate in its present form. All Proxy Forms returned by will be entered into a prize draw to win an Open GI Consultancy Day worth £750 for your business. We hope you are able to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for free training and we look forward to seeing you at the event. Should you require any further information about the event please contact Barbara Pena on 01902 426363. Yours sincerely, Marc Pons-Burt National Chairman 2016.10.13 - Reservation Form - AGM & Training.pdf 2016.10.13 - AGM & Members Day Agenda v5 (pdf).pdf 2016.10.13 - Proxy Form V3.pdf
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    Prize Draw Winners

    ANNOUNCEMENT CHRISTMAS 2015 PRIZE DRAW WINNER We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Christmas Prize Draw for a Free Consultancy Day worth £750 has been held and has been won by Mr. Paul Scott, Ian Brown General Insurance Brokers Limited. Paul Scott, Director, Ian Brown General Insurance Brokers Limited commented: “Ian Brown General Insurance Brokers Ltd have supported the Open GI User Group for many years and have always benefited from tips and advice that they regularly publish. The User Group has also provided solutions and assistance with problems we have had over the years and we benefit from the re-assurance that they are working on the behalf of all users, to promote issues that are raised and are bought to the attention of Open GI. This has brought about many improvements to the Open GI system.” There is also the added security of belonging to a group which has users’ best interests at heart. “
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    Prize Draw Winners

    At our Members Day on 26th June 2013, at The Hilton London Stansted Airport Hotel, the following Prize Draws were held:- (i) £500 Discount off Open GI Software (ii) £50 M&S Voucher for members providing their up-dated email addresses £500 Discount off Open GI Software We are pleased to announce that the £500 Discount off Open GI Software has been won by Mr. Matthew Durrant, Smith & Pinching GIS Limited. Mr. Matthew Durrant, IT Director, Smith & Pinching GIS Limited said: “As a member we have found the Forum to be very useful in sharing problems with other members as well as gaining useful tips.” £50 M & S Voucher The Prize Draw for the £50 M&S Voucher for members providing their up-to-date email addresses was won by Mr. Mike Darling, Aston Scott Limited. Mr. Mike Darling, IT Director, Aston Scott Limited, commented: “The benefits we obtain from being a member is always being kept informed of latest developments and future enhancements.” On behalf of everyone at the Open GI User Group - Congratulations
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    Prize Draw Winners

    ANNOUNCEMENT AGM 2015 PRIZE DRAW WINNER At our AGM on 15th October, 2015, the Prize Draw for a Free Consultancy Day was held and we are pleased to announce that this has been won by Mr. Stuart Richardson from Robert Nott Insurance. Stuart Richardson, Director, Robert Nott Insurance commented: “As a member of the User Group since its inception in the 1980’s, I am well aware that my company has gained hugely from the input into development of the system by the Group, ensuring that it does what we require it to do, rather than what a ‘techie’ thinks it should. Please continue to keep up the good work.”
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    AGM Minutes 2015

    Minutes of the 2015 AGM. AGM Minutes - 15.10.2015.pdf
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    Open GI User Group Accounts

    Please find attached a copy of the published accounts for the Open GI User Group for the year ending 31st August 2015. Open GI User Group Accounts - Year Ended 31.08.2015.pdf
  12. Members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held at the Offices of Open GI Limited, Buckholt Drive, Warndon, Worcester, WR4 9SR, on Thursday, 15th October, 2015. Registration will be from 10.30am with the formal AGM commencing at 11.00am. A light buffet lunch will follow. Please find attached the following documents:- Reservation Form, Proxy Form and Agenda (see below). This year we will be keeping the AGM simple. All members will be very welcome to attend the AGM but we would point out that this will only consist of the formal AGM proceedings. During 2016 we will be holding our National Committee Meetings on a regional basis allowing us to combine this with smaller versions of our Members Day. Keeping the AGM separate enables us to focus our efforts on organising a series of regional Member Days with additional training support, speaker presentations, an exhibition and networking opportunities. Your vote is important to us. If you are unable to attend, please do take the time to return the Proxy Form. All Proxy Forms returned by 25th September 2015 will be entered into a prize draw to win an Open GI Consultancy Day worth £750 for your business. Should you have any queries regarding the enclosed, please do not hesitate to contact me. Yours sincerely, Marc Pons-Burt National Chairman Open GI User Group Reservation Form - AGM 2015.pdf AGM Agenda - 2015.pdf Proxy Form 2015.pdf
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    AGM Minutes 2014

    Minutes of 2014 AGM. AGM Minutes - 08.10.2014.pdf
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    Open GI User Group Accounts

    Pleased find attached a copy of the published accounts for the Open GI User Group for the year ending 31st August 2014. Open GI User Group Accounts - Year Ended 31.8.2014.pdf
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    AGM 2014 Prize Draw Winner

    ANNOUNCEMENT – PRIZE DRAW WINNER We are pleased to announce that at our AGM on 8th October, 2014, the Prize Draw for a Free Consultancy Day worth £750 was held and has been won by Mr. Howard Coleman from H.S. Coleman Limited. Howard Coleman, Managing Director, H.S. Coleman Limited commented: “It was a very nice surprise to hear that we had won the Free Consultancy Day. As a small broker I greatly value the work that the User Group conducts on our behalf and I know that a lot of the improvements to the system are as a result of representations made by the User Group to Open GI. Without this group I am not sure we would have had as many of the enhancements to the system that we have seen over the past few years. Winning the prize will give us the opportunity to assess what parts of the system we are not using that might, if used, help improve the running of our business. Please convey my thanks to everybody for the great work they do for the User Group over the course of the year.”
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    Prize Draw Winners

    ANNOUNCEMENT – PRIZE DRAW WINNER We are pleased to announce that at our AGM on 8th October, 2014, the Prize Draw for a Free Consultancy Day was held and has been won by Mr. Howard Coleman from H.S. Coleman Limited. Howard Coleman, Managing Director, H.S. Coleman Limited commented: “It was a very nice surprise to hear that we had won the Free Consultancy Day. As a small broker I greatly value the work that the User Group conducts on our behalf and I know that a lot of the improvements to the system are as a result of representations made by the User Group to Open GI. Without this group I am not sure we would have had as many of the enhancements to the system that we have seen over the past few years. Winning the prize will give us the opportunity to assess what parts of the system we are not using that might, if used, help improve the running of our business. Please convey my thanks to everybody for the great work they do for the User Group over the course of the year.”
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    AGM 2014

    We would remind members that the Open GI User Group Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 8th October, 2014 at JCB World Visitors Centre, Rocester, Staffordshire, ST14 5LS. Registration and a Guided Tour of JCB World HQ will be from 9.30am, a light lunch will follow with the formal AGM commencing at 2.00pm. Your vote is important to us. If you are unable to attend the AGM, please do take the time to return the Proxy Form. All Proxy Forms returned by 22nd September, 2014, will be entered into a prize draw to win an Open GI Consultancy Day worth £750.00 for your business. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Barbara Pena on 01902 426363 or email: members@openusergroup.org AGM 2014 Reservation Form.pdf Proxy Form 2014 (pdf).pdf Details of JCB Factory Tour (pdf).pdf
  18. Dear User, OPEN GI USER GROUP ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of the Open GI User Group will be held at JCB World Visitors Centre, Rocester, ST14 5LS, on Wednesday, 8th October, 2014. The position of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer are up for re-election at the AGM, and nominations are now being received. Jonathan Lyth (Acting Chairman) and Mark Wilkinson (Secretary) will not be putting themselves forward for re-election. Mark Sollis (Vice-Chairman) and Phil Ramsdale (Treasurer) are willing to stand again and are available for re-election. Nominations for the post of Chairman and Secretary would therefore be most welcome from all members of the User Group. User Group members should not be shy in putting other names forward. We would ask that you forward any nominations to the Open GI User Group office within the next 14 days by either post or email. Nominations must be received no later than Friday, 8th August, 2014. Nomination Form: (See below) Post to: Open GI User Group Room 20 Gresham Chambers 14 Lichfield Street Wolverhampton WV1 1DG or Email: members@openusergroup.org Yours sincerely, Jonathan Lyth Acting Chairman Nomination Form 2014.docx
  19. Open GI User Group Marks 30th Year Anniversary Independent broker body, the Open GI User Group is this year celebrating its 30th anniversary - marking the longest serving independent collective supporting the development of broker software in the UK and Ireland. Commenting on the anniversary, User Group Acting Chair Jonathan Lyth, JCB Insurance Services said: "This is such a remarkable achievement and one in which I am delighted to be a part of. The work we undertake as a forum allows our members to influence changes to the technology provided by Open GI, to ensure that its functionality is robust and efficient and is meeting the needs of all brokers nationwide. "Whilst we are a separate, independent body, over the last 30 years we have worked closely with Open GI to ensure our members' voices are heard. Open GI have allowed us to influence the direction in which their solutions have evolved and we feel as though we've made a real difference. We regularly canvas opinion from members on what they'd like to see from Open GI and it's pleasing to see that more often than not, these opinions are reflected in the solutions that Open GI create. We feel as though we're helping to shape technologies for both commercial and personal lines". Sales and Marketing Director, Simon Hughes commented: "Ensuring we have continuous consultation with our brokers is of paramount importance to Open GI. The work undertaken by the User Group is so valuable to help us design and build a range of cutting edge technologies for the broker community. "Via our quarterly reviews, the impartial perspective that the User Group provides is critical to ensuring that we serve the industry with forward-thinking technologies that reflect the needs of the clients that actively use our solutions." For more information about the Open GI User Group: Barbara Pena, Administrator Email: members@openusergroup.org Tel: 01902 426363
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    AGM Minutes 2013

    Minutes of the 2013 AGM. AGM Minutes - 07.10.2013.pdf
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    Open GI User Group Accounts

    Please find attached a copy of the published Accounts for the Open GI User Group for the year ending 31st August 2013. Open GI User Group Accounts - Year Ended 31.8.2013.pdf
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    Prize Draw Winners

    At our AGM on 7th October, 2013, the Prize Draw for a Free Consultancy Day was held and we are pleased to announce that this has been won by Mr. Colin Leech from Concorde Insurance Brokers Limited. Colin Leech, Director, Concorde Insurance Brokers Limited commented: "In this technological age it is absolutely vital that we are kept abreast of latest developments and up-grades to enable us to keep pace with our competitors and to this extent we benefit considerably from being a member of the Open GI User Group. We are also pleased to take advantage of the discounts afforded."
  23. Members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held at the Offices of Open GI Limited, Buckholt Drive, Warndon, Worcester, WR4 9SR, on Monday, 7th October 2013. Registration and a light buffet lunch will be from 1.30pm, this will be followed with a presentation by Mr. Leighton Wilcox from the Insurance Collection Bureau. The formal AGM will commence at 2.30pm. Please find attached the following documents: Reservation Form, Proxy Form and Agenda (see below). Your vote is important to us. If you are unable to attend, please do take the time to return the proxy form. All proxy forms returned by 23rd September, 2013 will be entered into a prize draw to win an Open GI Consultancy Day worth £750 for your business. Should you have any queries regarding the enclosed, please do not hesitate to contact me. Yours sincerely, Stewart Stewart Hunter Chairman Open GI User Group AGM 2013 - Reservation Form.pdf AGM 2013 - Appointment of Proxy Form.pdf AGM 2013 - Agenda.pdf
  24. Dear User, The Annual General Meeting of the Open GI User Group will be held at the offices of Open GI Limited, Buckholt Drive, Warndon, Worcester, WR4 9SR, on Monday, 7th October, 2013. The positions of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer are up for re-election at the AGM, and nominations are now being received. The current Committee Stewart Hunter (Chairman), Mark Sollis (Vice-Chairman), Mark Wilkinson (Secretary) and Phil Ramsdale (Treasurer) are willing to stand again and are available for re-election. Nominations for the posts of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer would therefore, be most welcome from all members of the User Group. User Group members should not be shy in putting other names forward. We would ask that you forward any nominations to the Open GI User Group office within the next 14 days by either post or email. Nominations must be received no later than Friday, 16th August, 2013. Nomination Form: (See below) Post to: Room 20 Gresham Chambers 14 Lichfield Street Wolverhampton WV1 1DG or Email: members@openusergroup.org Kind regards Stewart Hunter National Chairman Nomination Form 2013.pdf
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    AGM 2012 Prize Draw Winner

    At our AGM on 11th October 2012, the Prize Draw for a Free Consultancy Day was held and we are pleased to announce that this has been won by Mr. Michael Payne from Whittlesey Insurance Services Ltd. Michael Payne, Director, Whittlesey Insurance Services Ltd. , commented: “As a member I am aware that, as well as the benefits available on consumables you have arranged with Open GI, the fact that I have someone independent to talk to regarding the system as well as the combined knowledge of so many users is re-assuring.”
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