Clearview National September 2015 - Issue 166 - Page 28

INDUSTRYNEWS Small business of the year finalist The global success of family-run Leicestershire Company, Jackloc has achieved prestigious regional recognition. Out of 12 applicants for ‘East Midlands Chamber Small Business of the Year 2015’ award, Jackloc is delighted to have been chosen as one of the three finalists. »»The East Midlands Chamber’s 2015 Business Awards aim to recognise, reward and celebrate business excellence across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. The next step was a presentation to the judging panel at Leicester University on 29th July. The winner will be announced at the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce 2015 Leicestershire Business Awards Dinner on September 9th. Judith Burrows of Burbage, Director for Jackloc said: “We are delighted to have impressed the judges with our recent UK and overseas business growth for our innovative, locally designed and manufactured product that saves lives globally.” Over the last year, Jackloc has continued to expand into new overseas markets and won a landmark legal battle to protect its brand. The company has also stepped up its awarenessraising campaigning work; crusading the guiding ethos which drives the business, to save lives all over the world by reducing the risk of falls from windows. The window restrictor reduces the risk of falls from open windows by only allowing them to be opened to a safe degree. For further information on Jackloc please visit, www.jackloc.com Ivan_Intro app digs up new business The way glaziers find work looks set to change forever following the launch of revolutionary new app Ivan_intro. »»The free to download app fronted by Ivan the mole, is powered by ground-breaking response technology which mines Twitter for key phrases in conversations or mentions relevant to glaziers. The app then automatically sends a personalised response from the user with contact details. The user-friendly app, which is free to download for both Apple IOS and Android OS devices, comes pre-loaded with over 150 trades and occupations, and can be set up in six easy steps. Once installed and set up, the app works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and unearthing leads for peoples businesses. Ivan_ intro also allows users to set a radius of up to 20 miles, keeping its mining of introductions very local. 28 » SE P 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M The app comes pre-loaded with five free responses. The user can set up a reply to leads unearthed by Ivan. Users can use an in-app top-up to buy more responses if required. Ivan_intro currently works with Twitter’s 15+ million active users, but its creators, Sociosciences, intends to include users of other social media, including Instagram and Facebook. Sociosciences Director, Stuart Burn, said: “Ivan never sleeps. He works 24/7, leaving you free to work, relax and sleep while he digs up business leads for you. Our innovative technology means Ivan only sends a response to those who have mentioned they need help, so when the mobile rings you know it’s someone who wants your services. Technology entrepreneur, Professor Paul Morrissey, said: “This app will revolutionise the way small businesses and tradespeople find new leads. There’s nothing in the marketplace currently providing this level of service and automation.” This app will revolutionise the way small businesses and tradespeople find new leads’ For further information about IVAN_ INTRO contact Stuart Burn on 01928 7930550 or e-ma il stuart@sociosciences.com