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October 25, 2022 - Welcome to the team, Tom

 

A warm welcome to our latest team member, Thomas Vickers.

Tom joins us as a technical consultant as part of our continued growth in our new Leeds office.

 

July 13, 2022 - Integration is the Name of the Game

 

A Manchester based, board game company, recently chose us to integrate between their ERP and e-commerce solutions.

Following their successful website migration to Shopify Plus, Cindercone was approached by a leading Sage reseller to build the integration between Sage 200 Professional and Shopify using Magma.

Working alongside Shopify Plus experts Herd Agency Ltd, Cindercone implemented its Magma integration suite to handle payments and orders in and stock and despatches out to ensure the company’s accounts are always up to date without the need for any manual involvement, previously this would have taken time to update manually.

This project involved integrating multiple Shopify sites to Sage and included multi-currency and Shopify Marketplaces. Dealing with both their B2C and B2B sales.

 

February 25, 2022 - Happy Birthday Martin

 

It was 5°C, windy and sunny in Barnsley on 25 February 1972, Chicory Tip were at number one in the hit parade with Son of my Father, the miners strike had just finished after crippling the British economy and John McSeveney made way for Johnny Steele to return as Barnsley FC manager as they dropped to Division 4,

But, amidst all this doom and gloom, a miracle was happening. A little spark burst into the atmosphere, a spark that was to be an essential part of the Cindercone eruption some 30 years later.

Happy 50th birthday to our CEO Martin Hepworth

 

 

February 22, 2022 - Welcome to the Team, Arron

 

Arron Foxley

Welcome on board to our newest member of the team, Arron Foxley. Arron joins us as a technical support consultant and has a wealth of experience in software support.

Arron is the only one of us who can walk to work as he lives pretty close to our Leeds office.

I’m sure you will join us in welcoming Arron to the Cindercone family.

 

 

February 17, 2022 - 13 Years, Lucky for Us

Congratulations to Sam Woods, she is celebrating 13 years with Cindercone today.

Lucky for some they say but definitely lucky for us, Sam is an integral part of our support team and we have recently received a message from one of our customers wanting to pass on their comments about how valuable Sam was in supporting their recent installation.

Well done Sam.

 

January 25, 2022 - Kevin Haney Joins Us as Technical Support Consultant
Kevin Haney

As part of our continued growth, we welcome on board our latest team member, Kevin Haney.

Kevin joins us as a technical support consultant, building on his previous support experience of over 15 years.

In his spare time, Kevin is a keen chef and baker.

 

December 6, 2021 - Cindercone Sponsor Local Football Club

Following in the footsteps of Sheikh Mansour and Roman Abramovich we are now the proud sponsors of a football team – North East Leeds U17 Pumas. The Pumas play in the Garforth Junior League Division 3 and are currently sitting mid-table.

Head Coach, Guy Meynell said “ we are very grateful to our team sponsors, Cindercone and Think Tribal, the kit looks brilliant and will be a defining factor in the teams development”

“Grassroots sport is very important in many ways including the health and well-being of our young people” said Cindercone CEO, Martin Hepworth “following the pandemic, many sports clubs have suffered, so this is why we decided to help a local club”.

You can follow the teams progress here

 

October 20, 2021 - Welcome aboard Greg
 
Wayne showing Greg the ropes

Our latest colleague to join the team at Cindercone is Greg Backhouse.

Greg has over 30 years development experience including companies such as Lloyds, EDF and JD Williams and joins us as a Technical Consultant.

Originally from Salford but now based in Halifax, in his spare time is a big Man City fan.

 

October 12, 2021 - Leeds University Virtual Careers Fair

Today, we took part in the Leeds University Virtual Careers Fair. Taking place throughout October for different areas, this was for STEM inc. engineering, computing and math’s for jobs in engineering, tech and data. In a series of short sessions, Kathleen and Martin spoke to a number of potential candidates looking for more information on a career in IT.

The sessions are designed for each party to get to know a bit about each other and then, if successful, go on to arrange a more in-depth interviews.

This was the company’s first experience of this type of event but it is something we will definitely look at again in the future.

 

October 6, 2021 - Ironman Cloudsdale - Barcelona or Bust

Cindercone Technical Consultant, Martin Cloudsdale returned from his Ironman Triathlon in Barcelona in a jubilant mood following his success in completing the incredible task.

Martin faced 2 meter waves in the swimming and shocking headwinds in the cycling, down to some unseasonal weather in the normally warm Spanish city.

The tournament followed weeks of training in the build up including swimming in the North Sea and daily runs.

Running in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Martin has already raised nearly £700 and its not too late to add to that total, you can still sponsor him here.

Well done Martin, your team mates are proud of your great achievement.

 

 

 

September 27, 2021 - A Warm Welcome to Wayne

Welcome to the latest member of the Cindercone team, Wayne James, who joins us as a techinical consultant.

Wayne comes with a wealth of experience of ERP and integration across a number of platforms.

Good luck Wayne, we know you will be a valuable colleague and friend.

 

September 24, 2021 - Our Ironman Martin Competing in Barcelona Triathlon

Following 10 weeks of intense training, one of our technical consultants, Martin Clousdale, sets off next week to compete in the Ironman Triathlon in Barcelona.

The event consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles cycling and a 26.2 mile marathon just to finish off.

Martin is raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, you can sponsor him here, it’s not too late to show your support for Martin and this very worthy cause.

Good luck Martin from all of your colleagues in the Cindercone team.

 

 

August 16, 2021 - Salesforce to Sage, Getting Our Own House in Order - Part 1

At Cindercone, we think it’s important to practice what we preach.

So, working with Salesforce Consulting Partners, Mint we decided to get our Salesforce CRM system talking to our website and Sage 50 Cloud accounts software.

Mint has been a valued partner for some time now. We work together with a number of customers on Salesforce integration with ERP systems and websites using Magma as the solution, so they were the logical choice to work with on our own internal systems.

We use a few different tools such as TaskRay in Salesforce recording time spent on projects then sending that information to Sage for billing.

Another area is importing enquiries from our website through to Salesforce using Web to Lead. We then use Salesforce to create opportunities, then produce quotes and orders, then Magma puts the data into Sage for billing.

Integrations between SFDC and accounts/ERP are becoming more popular as companies choose best of breed solutions in a loosely coupled fashion.

Magma is the perfect tool to link these solutions together.

Keep watching as we publish updates on this and other projects on our website and social channels.

Get in touch with us if you would like to see how this can work for your business, whether you use Sage, SAP or another ERP that we work with.

 

 

July 27, 2021 - Larbi M'Barko joins as Technical Consultant

A warm welcome to Larbi, the latest member of the Cindercone team.

Larbi has joined us as a technical consultant and will no doubt be speaking to many of our clients over the next few weeks.

Based in Leicester, Larbi will be mainly working from home but will be in the Leeds office a couple of days a week.

 

July 20, 2021 - Welcome to the Team, Ibrahim Al-Ghraify
Photo of Ibrahim

We would like to introduce you to our latest team member is Ibrahim Al-Ghraify.

Ibrahim  has joined us as part of our development team and will be working on our Magma integration toolkit.

 

 

June 09, 2021 - Say Hello to Mark

Welcome to Mark Pritchard, he has joined us as our new marketing executive.

Mark has a wide range of experience in marketing including software, lighting and sports.

Mark is also a professional photographer with work published in both national and international media.

When not in work he can be found hill walking, sat at the side of a netball court or going to gigs.