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Enabled—Summer 2006 Newsletter

Build It BetterJuly 3, 2006

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Across the country, over 2,000 air conditioning installers are hungry for updated information, spare parts and technical support from Mitsubishi UK. The challenge for the air conditioning specialist was to find an easy way to support this network of companies without drowning them in a sea of paperwork.

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New premises, new opportunities

Build It BetterMay 11, 2006

Our home. Designed by software developers for inspired software development.

Keep ’em coming back for more. This philosophy of delivering more than clients expect has ensured that Enable has kept on growing year after year. Now, after six years of attracting clients as diverse as Sainsbury’s, Mitsubishi and the NHS, we’ve expanded into new premises.

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The orange logo that's a red hot opportunity

Build It BetterMarch 14, 2006

Click on any major news organization’s homepage. From the BBC to Times Online. A bright orange RSS logo will almost certainly be lurking. Next time you see one, give it a click. It offers fresh opportunity for your business.

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. The reason nearly all news organizations highlight RSS is that it helps people stay in touch with stories of particular interest. Rather than having to surf around or keep coming back to websites for news, the viewer can be ’fed’ links to relevant stories as and when they appear. The headline appears like an email in a special window (your RSS reader), or as a bookmark in your browser (if supported) so that you can choose to click on it for the full story or come back to it later when it suits you.

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Enabled—Winter 2005/06 Newsletter

Build It BetterFebruary 1, 2006

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B2B Marketing magazine identify the Sage website, powered by Enable Software’s content management solution, Content Fusion, as being the best B2B site it reviewed.

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Entrepreneur duo win Director of the Year

Build It BetterNovember 14, 2005

Stratford-upon-Avon based entrepreneurs Denys Shortt and Andrew Butt were winners at the recent Young Director of the Year Awards run by the Institute of Directors in the Midlands.

At a glittering black tie event attended by over 600 people at the NEC, Birmingham Denys and Andrew walked away with the Chairman’s Young Director of the Year award.

One of the world’s leading entrepreneurs Simon Woodroffe founder of Yo Sushi restaurants was the keynote speaker.

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Trying to login to use Enable Webadmin?

Build It BetterMay 18, 2005

The address to access Enable Webadmin has changed. Please use the following address and enter your normal details: http://webadmin1.myenable.com/.

Denys Shortt finalist in 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Build It BetterMay 11, 2005

Denys Shortt, founder of Enable’s parent company, DCS Europe plc, has been selected as a Central Region finalist in the 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

Denys won this award back in 2000 and it was winning that inspired him to expand and start more businesses. Stratford-upon-Avon based DCS Europe has more than doubled in size in the five years since Denys won the award, with sales of 81 million pounds and employs over 100 staff.

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A single property or 1,000 superstores

Build It BetterDecember 10, 2004

Enable Infomatrix has developed a web enabled property information management suite armed with such vast flexibility that it can be deployed by businesses as big as superstore chains—or those with a single property location.

A year in the making, web-based Property Tracker has been developed to address growth, portfolio management and the growing demands of legislation.

"The key is simplicity—this is software to be operated by the property person or department, not the IT team. The key and crucial element of the development brief was to keep it simple, genuinely intuitive and easy-to-use: user training is minimal—it’s based on common sense and intuition," said Alan Neill, Director of Midlands-based Enable Infomatrix.

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Entrepreneur of the Future

Build It BetterOctober 25, 2004

Stratford-upon-Avon based Andrew Butt, 21, has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Growing Business Awards.

Andrew, who is Managing Director of Enable, has been short-listed in a new category: Entrepreneur of the Future.

This new award identifies and celebrates entrepreneurs, under the age of 30, who are really going places. The judges are looking for candidates who have already started to build a business—or businesses—and who can show they have the ambition, energy, skill and vision to really scale the heights.

Denys Shortt, a former Entrepreneur of the Year, who discovered Andrew at a helicopter flying school said:

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Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100

Build It BetterOctober 5, 2004

SUNDAY TIMES MICROSOFT TECH TRACK 100, 2004.

STRATFORD’S ENABLE—IN AT NUMBER 50.

Two million pounds sales a year. Not so much of a benchmark in this day and age—unless your age happens to be 21, you started in business at 14, you were the UK’s youngest qualified helicopter pilot 20 minutes after your 17th birthday—and the clients of your software development company are Sainsbury’s, Goldman Sachs and Collins amongst others in the UK, plus businesses in the USA and Dubai.

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Enabled—Summer 2004 Newsletter

Build It BetterJuly 29, 2004

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Since the spring Enable has gained a wide range of exciting and challenging projects for both new and existing clients. New clients include Scope, Sugro, Bestway, GKN, Atkins Global, ESS (Compass Group) and Transnational.

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Enabled—Spring 2004 Newsletter

Build It BetterApril 20, 2004

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Enable Software and Infomatrix join forces to form ’Enable Infomatrix’.

Infomatrix specialises in improving business performance through web based performance measurement and risk management solutions. For years Infomatrix has been a large client of Enable. In February Enable and Infomatrix merged and started a new Company together—Enable Infomatrix.

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Shortt En-livened by work

Build It BetterMarch 3, 2004

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The clouds are low and a cold gray mist has enveloped the hills around Wellesbourne aerodrome. Damp tendrils work their way around trees as a thin splatter of rain marks the helicopter with tiny baubles. It is, says entrepreneur and sometime helicopter pilot, Denys Shortt, a bad, dangerous, day for flying.

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Enable CEO in UK Top 10 Entrepreneurs

Build It BetterJanuary 1, 2004

At just 39 years of age, Denys Shortt, founder of Enable and parent group DCS Europe plc, has been ranked 10th in the first ever Top 100 Entrepreneurs list compiled by Britain’s leading business magazine, Management Today. He is the youngest person in the Top 10.

As true heroes of the British economy, Britain’s entrepreneurs create thousands of new jobs and have helped to fund the huge increase in public spending over the past five years.

Stratford based Denys Shortt formed his company DCS Europe in 1994 whilst working for his family’s business Shakespeare Products. He quickly built the company into a leading distributor of health and beauty products. Beyond the distribution business he also developed a range of health and beauty brands called En-liven, En-visage and En-essence, which sell in Makro, Bewise and TM Retail Stores in the UK. DCS exports En brands to more than 65 countries around the world through its export division exportbrands.com.

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Double CBI award nomination for Enable

Build It BetterOctober 20, 2003

Enable’s parent company, DCS Europe, has been nominated for two awards in the CBI/Real Business Growing Business Awards.

DCS chief executive Denys Shortt has been named as a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year category for his huge efforts and success in building and driving six companies within the DCS Europe Group—DCS Central, Export Brands, En Brands, DCS Packaging Services, DCS Property and Enable Software—while DCS itself has been nominated in the Technology in Business category.

"These nominations are always a surprise, and while it may appear that each time a nomination or an award comes our way it means we have succeeded or reached the conclusion of our efforts, it actually works the other way round: we may have worked hard to succeed—but we’re actually hungry for even greater improvement," said Denys Shortt.

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