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New Offshore Database Support Services from ONQU could save UK businesses 40%+ of support costs


BIRMINGHAM, UK, 14 August, 2020 – UK businesses that offer support services could stand to save themselves at least 40 percent of their related costs, simply by investing in a new offshore model.

ONQU 24*7 Support recently launched a new offshore database support service, investing in the provision of certified and secure offshore personnel to provide DBA and technical services that can significantly reduce support spend, particularly for businesses that operate on a 24/7 basis.

These organisations regularly overspend valuable budget, using internal or external support teams, but ONQU will allow them to cut costs and increase value by focusing on areas that benefit users and customers rather than having to resource teams that are under-utilised and simply waiting for support calls to come in.

ONQU Director Steve Priestnall says, ‘Having worked in the Managed Services sector for over 15 years, it became apparent to us that a lot of the larger service providers could offer competitive rates through utilising offshore resources and leveraging much lower costs. We investigated how we could leverage the same skills and expertise, whilst guaranteeing service delivery excellence by utilising already established networks and locally sourced consultants.’

In this way, ONQU has created a service selection model that ensures that its offshore team is certified, has excellent technical skills and can deliver 24*7 services effectively.

“Our competitive service is delivered at much lower levels of investment in comparison to other UK managed service providers so we can compete on both enhanced quality of service at significantly lower support costs.”

ONQU is a trusted provider of Enterprise Database Services, with over 50 Years of combined enterprise consultancy and resourcing experience, currently supporting Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL and associated configurations such as virtualisation and disaster recovery, whether on premise or in the cloud.

For businesses looking to find out more about lowering support costs whilst maintaining or increasing service value ONQU Support can help support you in finding a solution. The team will discuss, on a no obligation basis available services, delivery and operational procedures.

For further information or PR enquiries, please contact:
ONQU Support
Steve Priestnall
Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK)
07896606307
steve@onqusupport.co.uk
www.onqusupport.co.uk

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Race to save our oceans: Four young men embark on tough rowing challenge for charity


LONDON: In the wee small hours of this morning (Sunday, 5th July 2020) four young men set off on a nautical charity challenge that, if successful, would make them the youngest team ever to row non-stop, unsupported around the UK.

The Exe Endurow team
1 who had no prior rowing experience, left Tower Bridge in London at around 2:30am to start the 2,000-mile GB Row Challenge 2020,

2 known as one of the toughest races in the world, that is estimated to take them around 30 days to complete, in order to raise money for marine conservation charity Just One Ocean.

3 and the British Red Cross, in support of their COVID-19 response.

“We are raising money for two charities that mean a lot to us,” said team member Charles Bromhead.

The crew of four, which includes the great nephew of Queen Elizabeth II, Arthur Chatto, have endured a tough few months training during lockdown, self-isolating as a team, for the challenge that has only ever seen 14 successful finishers, in four boats.

“With all the preparations completed it has become very exciting, but also quite nerve-racking as we realise how much of a challenge we have taken on, but we can’t wait to get started,” said Arthur.

David Jones, who is the Founder and CEO of Just One Ocean, as well as a researcher at the University of Portsmouth, said: “The team have put in an incredible amount of work in a relatively short space of time. We are extremely grateful for the support they are giving to Just One Ocean and wish them the best of luck.”

To support the Exe Endurow team, please visit their Just Giving page HERE

1 The Exe Endurow Team consists of Harry Lidgley, Oliver Dawe-Lane, Arthur Chatto and Charles Bromhead.
2 The GB Row Challenge is a non-stop, unsupported rowing race around the UK mainland, setting off from Tower Bridge in London. It’s a formidable race that will see the team face all manner of dangers and obstacles such as shipping lanes, 2,000 miles of open water, bad weather and strong tides.
3 Just One Ocean is a UK-based marine conservation charity that raises global awareness of the issues facing marine and coastal environments in order to protect and conserve them for future generations.

GRAPHIC: Left to right: Harry Lidgley, Charles Bromhead, Oliver Dawe-Lane, and Arthur Chatto.

Hi-res image and interview requests to:
Rachel Samuel, Make Some Noise Productions
07399 447705 | rachel@makesomenoise.tv

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Save more than you pay for UK life insurance with Primas Life


A new UK life insurance company is promising to make buying cover easier and more rewarding than ever by offering instant online quotes and access to £1,000s in offers and discounts – which could see policyholders save more than they spend.

Primas Life was launched on Friday (22 May) with a pitch to revolutionise life insurance for under 60s by giving them total control over the cost of their policy. After answering five simple medical questions, customers can increase or decrease the total coverage amount and term length to generate a tailored fit monthly premium.

The insurance policy, provided by Cignpost Life and underwritten by iptiQ, also gives customers access to Primas Rewards – an exclusive scheme that provides discounts on everyday brands. The offers can be redeemed on any day of the week, are claimable from the moment their policy starts, and can save families over £1,000 per year.

Current offers include:
• Up to 7% off supermarkets (Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and more)
• Up to 15% off department stores (Debenhams, John Lewis and more)
• Up to 40% off cinemas (Odeon, Vue, Cineworld and more)
• Up to 50% off travel (hotels, packages, upgrades and more)
• Plus thousands of local and cashback offers

Monty Sykes, Chief Operating Officer of Primas Life, said:
“We founded Primas Life out of a drive to do things differently. Other insurers force their customers to fill out endless forms, sometimes by hand, and dictate the terms and costs of the policy. They often require doctors reports and medical checks, and those that do offer rewards make life difficult by restricting the days on which they can be redeemed.

“We think it’s time for life insurance that puts the customer first. We offer completely policies that are easy to understand and deliver quotes within minutes. Our rewards scheme offers discounts which are redeemable seven days a week and can be accessed as soon as you start your policy.

“We’re all about giving people choice. Our customers choose what they want to pay, they choose the amount and length of cover they want and they choose how to use their rewards. It’s fast, simple and for those who take sufficient advantage of their rewards, could see families save more than they spend.”

Policies start from £8 per month and offer access to rewards until May 2023. Rewards can be accessed either through the website or the Primas Rewards app.
To get an instant quote, visit www.primaslife.co.uk

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How creative solutions will save the travel industry


One out of ten people in the US are employed by the travel industry, the travel sector is 78% below normal, and the impact of COVID is more than six times that of 9/11, but this travel business is expanding—would you like to find out what they’re banking on?

Authentic Vacations is a global business, and international travel was a whirlwind of messages to clients in March. April settled in like heavy fog. The travel industry news was relentless. What will save the travel industry?……. This Expanding Travel Business Focuses on Life Events, not Destinations.

The owners of a travel business saw their colleagues in the industry barely making it, and their own spreadsheets were getting worse. No one had planned for a pandemic. The managers of one business, Authentic Vacations, quickly regrouped. They gathered a creative team that was willing to work long hours with reduced pay for the excitement and the challenge. Their goal was to put together a new industry model. Today, that new model, Authentic America, was launched.

The President, Allegra Lynch, said, “We asked a lot of questions, and the answer that kept coming up was simple: People travel to celebrate milestone moments. We thought of the milestones in our own lives. Cancer free; the divorce is final; celebrating a dark skies experience.” She picked up a photo from her desk. “This is one of my moments—deciding to go away with friends who feel like family.”

“We flipped the coin. Instead of being destination oriented, we are life-event oriented. Tell us what’s coming up with your life first, and then let’s find the perfect destination.” (Their first destinations are the Southwest, Alaska, Wine Country, New England, the Rocky Mountains, and the Pacific Northwest.) “We’ve lost sight of the amazing things we can do right here, at home, and the time to explore America’s endless possibilities is now.”

Sending out surveys, they discovered that travelers are longing for adventures of all kinds. Mountains inspire us. Hiking trails on a shaded path invite us into a world of trees, streams, and eagles. Red rock deserts blaze their sunsets across the sky, and coastlines tease us with charming towns and vineyards.  Sacred spots of wellness welcome us. “The pulse of America beats with culture and creativity,” Lynch says, “and all are waiting to be discovered.”

Authentic Vacations has arranged over 200,000 trips and is a trusted member of USTOA, IATA, ASTA, and Travel Leaders. Lynch is buoyed by the present challenge.

To learn more about Authentic Vacations visit https://www.authenticvacations.com or to schedule an interview with Allegra Lynch, President, please contact:
media@authenticvacations.com
Meredith Blevins
602-299-0327

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