The UK Government’s latest iteration of the G-Cloud procurement framework went live this month, aimed at enabling the public sector to purchase IT services such as hosting, IT support and cloud-based software.
What have we got in common with two pub chains, a carpet outlet and Luton Town FC?
I had the pleasure this week of attending a regional engineers' meeting in Newbury, Berkshire. We discussed Blue Chip's recent internal changes and forthcoming product lines, all aimed at fuelling the company's growth.
Changing consumer habits have long necessitated a shift in business models to online for retailers.
Our sustainability commitment: How we’re ‘walking the walk’, as well as talking the talk
You can often find us singing the praises of our exceptional team members, but it’s typically because of the outstanding service they provide for our clients. However, we’re also well aware that many of our staff continue to go above and beyond for others in their spare time.
Blue Chip, a leading provider of data centre services, has further strengthened its relationship with IBM. The company has been accepted onto IBM’s new Power System Cloud Provider programme, and has also achieved Gold Level in IBM’s enhanced PartnerWorld Programme.
We’re delighted to announce that Blue Chip has been shortlisted as one of the top 20 cloud technology businesses in the UK in the Cloudex Awards.
We were delighted to announce our continuing relationship with local rugby club Bedford Blues for the new season, as official shirt sponsor. The move signifies Blue Chip’s ongoing commitment to our local team – a relationship which will reach a decade next year.
Blue Chip’s Carl Breeze clinches his 150th podium in the British Touring Car support series despite suffering drive-shaft problems in the latest round of races at Croft in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup .
Blue Chip Charity Golf Day sees 84 golfers take on the prestigious Marquess Course at Woburn Golf Club which will hold the British Masters later this year. The day which supports Blue Chips chosen charity Keech Hospice has to this date raised over £27,000 is testament to the hard work of all the
Carl Breeze fired a Ginetta GT4 SuperCup title warning to his championship rivals with two easy wins in the latest round of races at Thruxton.
Blue Chip race ace Carl Breeze made a superb start to his Ginetta GT4 Supercup campaign held at Brands Hatch over the Easter weekend. Carl scored a hattrick of second place finishes to jointly top the championship leader board with team-mate Jamie Orton.
Race ace Carl Breeze has today confirmed his intentions to reclaim the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup crown, after announcing plans to join HHC Motorsport for his 2015 BTCC support series title charge with continued support from IT specialists Blue Chip.
We need to fight to keep our secondary market not only in the UK but in the whole of Europe, we need to stand together and ensure the OEM’s don’t succeed in their restrictive practices.........................the loss of the IT secondary market will have a huge impact on small business and in tur
Blue Chip is in contention for an award at the 2015 Wealth Briefing Awards in London.
Blue Chip were unveiled as Bedford Blues main shirt sponsor for the 2014/15 season last Friday, when they kicked off their final friendly against Saracens prior to the new 2014/15 competitive season and the team donned the new club shirt.
On a personal note, I think that this really depends on you as an individual. How you promote yourself in both personal situations and your profession. The English dictionary provides the definition as:
Blue Chip have been re-certified to ISO27001:2005 by DAS Certification Ltd who are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Recently I hired a speedboat whilst on holiday in Cyprus. The seas were really rough and I could have been a million miles away from where I hired the speedboat last time around when the seas were smooth and I felt very much in control.
Obviously each Service Desk differs from company to company, as they’re tailored to their own specific needs and wants, but some companies don’t want the hassle of employing their own Service Desk and opt to outsource to companies such as us.
Blue Chip confirms Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup champion Carl Breeze is to return to the series for 2014 in a bid to reclaim the title, and the announcement means there will be four Ginetta champions on the grid this year.
Blue Chip are proud to sponsor local under 11s Futsal team, Kempston Colts, providing new shirts and equipment to help the team compete in the newly founded Bedfordshire Futsal league.
Reigning Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup Champion Carl Breeze secured his 14th podium of the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup season during the final event of the campaign at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, to help secure the Vice-Champion’s position in the driver standings.
The HR Department as you can imagine is a busy one, working with all areas of the business and ensuring we give the best customer service we can. You will always be greeted with a friendly smile whether you are an external or internal customer.
Reigning Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup Champion Carl Breeze raced to his 13th podium finish of the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup season at Silverstone National Circuit over the weekend, 28th/29th September, to comfortably hold on to second position in the driver standings.
Blue Chip held its annual Northern Charity Golf Day on Thursday 19th September at The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club. Although the day was wet, it did not dampen the spirits of the players who all turned up for what was a great day of golf.
Reigning Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup Champion Carl Breeze endured a tough time at Rockingham with his Ginetta G55 race car encountering a frustrating brake issue throughout the weekend.
How many times have you been talking to people from other businesses about issues being caused by a lack of communication or the challenges they face that would be aided by improved communication?
Well here at Blue Chip we are no different.
Reigning Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup champion Carl Breeze increased his 2013 podium tally to 12 at Knockhill Circuit in Fife over the weekend, 24th/25th August, with a brace of third place finishes for Blue Chip.
Reigning Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup Champion Carl Breeze was back to his brilliant best at the weekend as he claimed a race win on his home circuit of Snetterton for the ninth successive year.
On Sunday 21st July I was lucky enough to be one of 12,500 runners who participated in the National Lottery Anniversary Run.
On Saturday 15th June 2013, Blue Chip held its 6th Annual Charity Tournament in aid of Keech Children's Hospice.
From leaving school and progressing my career down an apprentice route, I knew I made the right decision by going with Blue Chip. Since joining in September 2012, I have learnt so much in such a short space of time.
Once upon a time it was always sunny in summer, it always snowed at Christmas & the world revolved at a much slower pace, whilst the former two maybe views from the rose tinted spectacles of age, the latter is undoubtedly true.
Reigning Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup Champion Carl Breeze retained second place in the points standings at Croft over the weekend, 22nd/23rd June, with a double podium finish – but the Total Control Racing ace couldn’t make it three out of three after contact in the final encounter.
CSSA - (Customer Sales Support Administrator) This role is varied and full of lots of multi tasking. Our day is usually set out by being re-active to the requests and queries that come in direct from Customers, the Sales Team and other various departments.
Reigning Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup Champion Carl Breeze overcame a fuel pump failure at Oulton Park in Cheshire over the weekend, 8th/9th of June, to record two fourth place finishes to further boost his second place in the overall championship standings.
On Friday 10th May Blue Chip hosted one of its Annual Charity Golf days in aid of Keech Hospice at Moor Park in Rickmansworth. After some dodgy weather through out the week, the day turned out to be just right.
Reigning Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup Champion Carl Breeze produced an outstanding series of performances in the Blue Chip car at Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire over the weekend, 4th/5th May.
Blue Chip Customer Engineering has once again been awarded accreditation from safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
Blue Chip race ace Carl Breeze claimed his second and third wins of the 2013 Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup at Donington Park National Circuit over the weekend, 20th/21st April – although a disappointing driveshaft failure before round six soured the event.
Carl Breeze, the reigning Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup Champion, made the perfect start to his title defence for Blue Chip and his team TCR at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit over the weekend, 30th/31st March, by taking an impressive win during the opening round of the 2013 season.
I joined Blue Chip at the end of November 2012 just as they were celebrating 25 years of successful business. I heard about the position of Junior Client Manager from my university, and went through three rounds of interviews before I was finally selected for the role.
Last year Blue Chip provided myself and 4 of my colleagues the time and resources to complete an NVQ. These are competency based qualifications which are assessed within the workplace using observation of performance and evaluation of evidence/questioning.
I recently joined Blue Chip in the beginning of December 2012, however after undergoing two interviews I did not get the job I originally applied for, though Blue Chip felt that I would fit into the company, so they later offered me another apprenticeship in the Contracts Department.
Last week’s demise of the all things to all men solutions provider 2e2, reminds me of the fact that the only thing we ever learn from history, is that we never learn from history.
Blue Chip are proud to announce the launch of their new Bedford based Data Management Centre, opened on Tuesday 22nd January by the Mayor of Bedford
Movember - A Mo-ssive Thank you!
We would like to thank all that have contributed to Blue Chip’s fundraising for Movember 2012.
The Blue Chip Mo-sketeers have now raised £1,568.00.
Blue Chip gained certification to SOC2 in November 2012 for the test period 1st Sept 2011 to 31st August 2012.
This year Blue Chip supported The Marston Vale Trust’s Christmas Tree Festival by sponsoring a Tree. The tree was decorated by Blue Chippers for the weekend festival and after it was concluded, arranged for it to be delivered to Keech Hospice Care for the Children to redecorate and enjoy.
Blue Chip racing driver Carl Breeze realised his dream of becoming Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup Champion at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit on Sunday, 21st October, amid incredibly emotional scenes – the Kings Lynn driver poignantly dedicating the title triumph to his late sister, Sarah, who trag
Blue Chip racing driver Carl Breeze's search for the Ginetta G55 Supercup title went from Mission Impossible to Mission Accomplished on Sunday. Carl who has been support by Blue Chip for over 10 years overcame a 118 points gap after 3 rounds to take the Championship Title at Brands Hatch.
King’s Lynn race ace Carl Breeze is firmly in contention for the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup title going into the final three rounds of the 2012 season a fortnight from now after securing his fifth win of the year at Silverstone National Circuit on Sunday, 7th October.
Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup front-runner Carl Breeze dramatically moved to within just 15 points of the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup series lead for Total Control Racing at Rockingham over the weekend, 22nd/23rd September, with two more podium finishes increasing his tally for the season to 16 f
Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup front-runner Carl Breeze enjoyed a successful outing at Knockhill in Scotland over the weekend of 25th/26th August, with two wins from three races and a well deserved hat-trick of podium finishes for Total Control Racing.
Blue Chip Employee Mark Allen a volunteer helper for the Paralympic games has become a driver for the rich and famous as he works to deliver VIPs to the Games’ venues.
Snetterton 300 Circuit continued to be a happy hunting ground for Kings Lynn race ace Carl Breeze over the weekend, 11th/12th August, with the Norfolk star taking his second Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup win of 2012
90 miles after 3 long days of riding seemed a daunting task, but the prize at the end of Day 4 was a couple of days in Paris and the final stage of the Tour De France.
Brian Meredith, Managing Director and Founder of Blue Chip celebrated the 25th anniversary on Friday 13th July with a large cake and the announcement to all employees of the planned anniversary celebrations.
Brian Meredith on Blue Chip’s 25 years:
Day Two saw the Blue Chip Group set off early on Thursday morning on one of the shortest stages of their London to Paris bike ride in aid of Keech Hospice.
The Blue Chip Group set off from Greenwich Park in London at 8.15am yesterday morning with the aim of reaching Paris in aid of Keech Hospice.
On Saturday 16th June 2012, Blue Chip held its 5th Annual Charity Tournament in aid of Keech Children's Hospice.
Kings Lynn race ace Carl Breeze made a welcome return to the top step of the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup podium at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire over the weekend, 23rd/24th June, with Total Control Racing’s first category win since returning to the championship just a fortnight ago.
King’s Lynn race ace Carl Breeze made a successful return to the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup at Oulton Park over the weekend, 9th/10th June, recording two second place finishes in rounds 10 and 11 of the campaign with new team TCR.
The greatest challenge to Blue Chip’s objective of growing its business is the customer’s perception of the ‘risk of change’. This challenge exists for everything in our service portfolio, but the more business critical the service the bigger the challenge.
Bromham Youth AFC U16s have reached their League Cup Final to be played at the MK Dons stadium on Sun May 20th, 4pm Kick Off.
With the plan to ride 300 miles from London to Paris starting on Wednesday 18th July (just 11 weeks away!), our focus has been on training and fundraising.
King`s Lynn race ace Carl Breeze is hoping for better luck this coming weekend at Donington Park as he was robbed of podium finishes in the last round held at Brands Hatch due to technical problems with his car.
Forrester VP, Principal Analyst George Lawrie is a confirmed speaker at the 'Creative IT Solutions' seminar in London on 25th April.
Blue Chip are proud to announce their sponsorship of the 2Step Dance Company and its owner Jaron Johnson.
The IT market place is a constantly evolving environment, with the rapid introduction of new products, services and solutions. Blue Chip have developed a number of solutions in line with these changes, delivering On Demand services for Servers, Storage and Disaster Recovery. As one of the first
Blue Chip employee Mark Allen is going all out for charity this year. Mark is aiming to raise funds to support Help for Heroes and our wounded troops. Mark has already completed Hellrunner in February which was done in sub-zero temperatures & further events coming up this year are:
Blue Chip’s Tier 4 Data Centre recently played host to a visit from Dave Hodgson, the Mayor of Bedford, as part of a look at the positive impact of successful business and investment in the local area despite the contrasting messages in the media about the state of the economy.
IBM® recently announced their new venture into Social Media analytics in an effort to capitalise on the growth of companies such as Facebook and Twitter.
It will soon be Movember, the month formerly known as November, now dedicated to growing moustaches and raising awareness and funds for mens health; specifically prostate and testicular cancer.
In aid of the Blue Chip company charity Keech Hospice (The Pasque Group), which is based in Luton and are a hospice for terminally ill children, a group of Blue Chip employees are planning a London to Paris Bike Ride for the summer of 2012.
Blue Chip sponsored racing driver, King’s Lynnrace ace Carl Breeze, moved back to the top of the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup points table and will go into the final rounds leading the championship standings after securing two victories and another top five
Rockingham presented the stage for two Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup races, both of which had mixed results for Blue Chip sponsored Carl Breeze. Qualifying on pole position for the first race, Breeze had a slow start and lost his lead.
Blue Chip’s second Charity Golf Event of the year took place at Breadsall Priory Golf Club near Derby.
The Telegraph has recently published its list of 1,000 mid-sized companies in the UK that have “weathered the economic storm and are set to be the foundation of the UK’s recovery
When HPD Software needed an improved disaster recovery process to ensure high availability of business critical data, they turned to high availability solutions provider Blue Chip.
On Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July 2011, all in the name of charity, I participated in the Adidas Thunder Run, a 24hr endurance event with a friend of mine.
In the name of charity I'm running the Adidas Thunder Run on Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July 2011. The event is a 24hr endurance run over an off road 10K course at Catton Park in Derbyshire.
Blue Chip sponsored local under 15 side, Bromham Youth AFC, have enjoyed a fruitful 12 months on and off the pitch.
Having continued to maintain our SAS70 Certification for 4 years, Blue Chip will be following its evolution into ISAE 3402 & SSAE.
Blue Chip hosted the first of our two annual customer golf days on May 27th at Mentmore Golf & Country Club.
"King`s Lynn race ace Carl Breeze continued his strong form in the latest Ginetta GT Supercup rounds held at Oulton Park in Cheshire last weekend to further close in on Championship leader Tom Sharp`s points total.