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Coretek making another (Santa) dash for charity!

The Coretek team had a great time on Sunday dressing up as Santa and taking part in the annual Santa Dash for a great cause – Oakhaven Hospice Trust.

We joined hundreds of other Santas for a 3K dash around Lymington.

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If you are interested in finding out more about the great work they do at Oakhaven or would like to donate, all the details are available on their website:


Introducing our Cloud Expert – Matt Hibberd

Introducing our Cloud expert – Matt Hibberd! He takes centre stage in this months ‘Meet The Team.’ Read on to find out all about Matt…

What is your role at Coretek?

Senior Systems Consultant / Engineer.

How long have you worked in IT for?

Approximately 10 years.

What is something that not many people know about you?

I am an amateur musician and play both guitar and bass guitar (not at the same time though! That would be something special!)

What is your favourite film?

The Back to the Future trilogy!

How do you spend your spare time?

I enjoy walking and cycling and like to get out and about with my camera.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?


What is your favourite food?


If you were an animal, which animal would you be and why?

Tiger (there’s little chance of getting eaten by anything else).

What is one thing that you could not live without?

My car.

What have you always wanted to do, but never done?

A skydive.

Learn about Office 365 at the Microsoft and Coretek Educational Event!

Educational technology experts Microsoft and Coretek are proud to present this unique one-off event on Office 365 for schools. Get expert advice on the latest Office tips and tricks from the very company that brought you the Office suite.

Learn how to empower staff with new levels of efficiency and access your files from anywhere with OneDrive. Pupils can collaborate and work together in new ways using OneNote. Plus much more!

In addition to this, every school that attends will be shown through the whole Office 365 sign-up process. By the end of the day every pupil that is invited, will learn to set up their own Office 365 account and access their 5 free copies of Microsoft Office. These pupils will then have the knowledge to become “Office ambassadors” and teach their fellow pupils how to create their own accounts.

The event will be hosted in Microsoft’s UK Headquarters: the famous Thames Valley Park campus. This is a unmissable opportunity to gain access to one of the biggest technology companies in the world.

This is an event that any school that uses Microsoft Office will not want to miss!

To find out more and to sign your school up, visit the event here –




Coretek’s Christmas Lunch!

Yesterday afternoon Coretek visited The Hatchett Inn for our Christmas Lunch!

Dashing for Santa!

Coretek took part in the Santa Dash (Lymington) on the 6th of December 2015!

The Santa Dash is a fundraising event for the Oakhaven Hospice Trust. It involves a ‘3km run, walk, jump or stroll’….dressed as Santa! This event took place throughout Lymington High Street and Town Centre but started at Lymington Community Centre at 11:30am. Each contender paid a contribution of £12.50 towards the hospice.

The Oakhaven Hospice provide specialist care to patients, carers and families who are facing complex physical, emotional and practical difficulties arising from advanced progressive life-limiting illnesses. The Hospice supports these patients through partnership, collaboration, advice and education.

The Oakhaven Hospice begun in the late 1980’s and was opened as a community based service in 1992 by the Duchess of Kent. Since then their free of charge services have grown to care for over 250,000 residents in the New Forest and Waterside area.

This is the third year running that Coretek have take part in the event and each year have seen it grow from 850 ‘Santas’ to an astonishing 1400 ‘Santas’ this year! We hope to take part again next year.


Go Karting

Coretek and Heritage Care go Indoor Go Karting!

Last night, Coretek visited Eastleigh’s Go Karting at TeamSport who are number 1 in the UK for indoor karting.

TeamSport indoor karting formed in 1990 and their first track was in Guildford but now you can find TeamSport all over the country! They are always developing their business in order to introduce new, exciting experiences for their customers. The Tower Bridge in Central London venue, now holds electric cars which has been said to be a ‘truly amazing experience’, and you can find in locations such as Warrington and Reading, a three-level track. If you want to know more about TeamSport indoor karting, take a look at their website:

We took along with us a few guests from Heritage Care. Heritage Care are one of our Business Clients, who we are currently helping build their own private Cloud environment. Heritage Care is a charitable organisation who provide a range of care and support services for people with mental health, disabilities and older people. They began in 1993 in East London, and they now operate within most of the South East of England and the Midlands. They believe in supporting people so that they can become as independent as they would like. If you would like to learn more about Heritage Care, take a look at their website:

The session began with the qualifying stage which consisted of laps of the track to enhance your personal best. These results then ranked where you started within the final race.

James, our Business Development Manager came in first with an average lap time of 29.126. Closely followed by Craig Shand, from Heritage Care who had average of 29.164. Then third place was taken by Jerome Faure, our Finance Administrator who had an average of 29.224.

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