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AGM 2012 Prize Draw Winner


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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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