State Funeral for Queen Elizabeth II

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Bank Holiday 19th September 2022 The State Funeral for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held next Monday 19th September. As a mark of respect, and to offer our staff the opportunity to pay their respects, we will be closed that day. We have remained open since the announcement of her death as we continue to support our customers … Read More

Optima Awarded Digital Outcomes 6 Framework Contract

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Optima Systems is proud to be able to announce that it has been awarded a Framework Contract on the Digital Outcomes 6 (RM1043.8) platform through the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). We look forward to being able to bid for and work with the CCS on a wide range of bespoke digital services. Essentially, we aim to build and support the … Read More

Optima Systems Ltd acquires PAS Consulting Ltd

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Optima is pleased to be able to announce that it has completed the acquisition of PAS Consulting Ltd. As of the 1st November 2021, PAS Consulting has joined the Optima Systems Holdings group of companies and will be working closely with us. Like Optima, PAS Consulting is an IT support company which delivers high-quality, hands-on support to its various clients. … Read More

Optima Systems now ISO 27001:2013 Certified

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On the 12th February 2020 just before the Pandemic hit us, Optima Systems achieved an ISO9001 certification. Today I can announce that we have achieved ISO 27001 certification as well. From now on, not only can you expect that Optima Systems runs an efficient business which delivers quality products but also that we implement and maintain a rigorous information security … Read More

Learning During Lockdown: Taking My Bookkeeping Diploma

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During the Lockdown last year, I decided to spend time enhancing my knowledge of Bookkeeping. I have never trained as a bookkeeper which is a recognised profession, but I do have the basic experience gained from various finance roles during my career. So, I decided to take on the challenge of turning something positive out of this awful situation and … Read More

Christmas 2020 at Optima Systems

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Well what can you say, 2020 has not been what we expected, and neither will Christmas. Normally Optima, like many companies, would have an office party, maybe do secret Santa and be sending Christmas cards out to customers. But sadly, this year it has all changed. Nevertheless, all is not lost, what we can and will be doing this year … Read More

Helicon Health and Optima Systems join forces

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Optima Systems Ltd is proud to announce that as of today we will be partnering with Helicon Health. We have been working together on a variety of projects over the past 12-24 months and Optima has provided technical and media support to Helicon in respect to some of the latest technologies coming to market in the healthcare world. With the … Read More

A Look Back at My 25 Years in IT

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This year is the 30th Anniversary of the start of Optima Systems Ltd and my 25th year of being part of the journey. When looking back over my time at Optima it doesn’t seem such a long time. But when I start to think about the things that have changed both personally and professionally it’s quite scary. Optima has seen me … Read More

Optima Systems is 30 Years Old!

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This year we celebrate Optima becoming 30 years old. I remember only too well the very early days when we created the company together with the highs and lows we encountered along our long and winding path. In some ways it only seems like yesterday but in others it feels like an age. We started with 5 employees and now … Read More

An Announcment for Optima Customers during Coronavirus

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Dear Optima Customers, Our offices might be closed but we continue to provide the same service as before to all our customers. Please be assured that in these uncertain times we are still working and giving all support necessary to keep your business working. All our emails addresses, telephone numbers, and opening hours will remain the same at all times. … Read More

Optima Systems is now ISO 9001 Certified

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As with any sucessful company, we have spent many years working hard on our internal processes to ensure that we operate an efficient business and deliver quality products to our customers. To a large extent we have achieved that and many of our customers have come back to us and said how pleased they are with the service we deliver. … Read More

We’re Hiring a Part-time Office Administrator!

Kevin WallisOptima

We're Hiring a Part-time Office Administrator

Part-time Office Administrator   A vacancy exists to join our friendly, dynamic and growing team as a part-time office administrator. No Agencies! Salary and benefits Salary £16,000 to £18,000 per annum on a pro rata basis. Hours 20 to 25 per week, negotiable, Monday to Friday. Flexible working hours. 25 days (pro rata) paid holiday per annum increasing with service. … Read More

My first exam with Global Knowledge Apprenticeships

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How I tackled my revision As of now, I have been with Optima for almost a year and I took my first exam last month which was CompTIA Network+. I started studying for the exam last year around October and did some practice exams around March this year. At first it was quite difficult studying for the exam as I … Read More

My first month (and a half) at Optima Systems

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Looking back on my first month and a bit at Optima the time seems to have rushed by. With this being my first job in IT, I was not sure what exactly to expect but with the support of all the team I’m enjoying my work and the challenges it brings. My background I’ve always been interested in computers, ever … Read More

Our (Small!) Green Initiative

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It seems to me these days that everything we do is scrutinised from a sustainability standpoint. Business practices and personal behaviour that was once commonplace now causes eyebrows to be raised and fingers to be wagged. Even the humble plastic drinking straw has been consigned to history (sorry kids!). Of course, all of this is for positive reasons and the … Read More