New video blog series

We are delighted to announce our forthcoming vlog series on Small Data. Our MD, Paul North, has many years (too many!) experience of working with data in SME businesses and is recording a series of articles to be published on YouTube. He is more and more excited by the potential that exists for SMEs to gain real insights and value from the data stored in the systems in their business. In these times where Big Data is getting lots of press he wants to demonstrate that there are much bigger wins available to SMEs that can access, analyse, process and share their Small Data. We will also post a transcript of the vlogs here as they are published.

Illuminis Upscaling

Intelligence tool gives your business the edge AFTER three years of continued development and exceptional customer feedback, Illuminis Insight Software is upscaling, rebranding its successful core business intelligence tool and launching to new markets in the UK and internationally. It is an exciting progression both for Illuminis and for its managing partners Paul North and Moira Myers. They have employed the best technical resource for growth and embraced support from brand specialists Yellow Yoyo to drive a strong, creative image and narrative for their exciting product expansion. Octelas is the brand name to remember. This business intelligence software from Illuminis is developed specifically to simplify the management of your business and co-ordinate your sales and operation performance data into one simple to use product. By means of its fast and effective analysis, you can predict trends, stay ahead of the competition and improve profitability at the same time. Octelas offers significant benefits to companies in manufacturing and distribution and more recently is also proving invaluable in a variety of other business sectors, including accountancy and dentistry. Every business has the data it needs to significantly improve performance hidden in plain sight in its accounting and other business systems. But if currently you rely upon spreadsheetbased programmes to access this, Octelas offers valuable analyses and solutions in one click to users across your business with minimal training. Typically, getting to management data in a way that that can provide insightful, actionable information is difficult and time-consuming. More often than not, a person in a senior role is spending time extracting data, then collating, processing and analysing it, using off the shelf software. For small and medium-sized firms this is often limited to a monthly activity, resulting in out of date information. Manual input and processing easily leads to significant errors. Larger businesses often use heavyweight business intelligence tools to automate much of this activity. However, these are both very expensive and require significant projects using data experts to implement. With Octelas, SMEs can now enjoy the benefits of such tools at an attractive price which includes access to expert data analysts. “By listening to SME businesses, we have built software that has the power to immediately transform business information which directly contributes to the profitability of our clients,” says managing director Paul North. “Having consolidated our manufacturing and distribution software, we are now confident that our enhanced programs can benefit a wide range of business sectors. We are cost effective and attractive to a growing home and international market with current advances in Europe and the USA.”

MKCO Launches new 2017-18 season

Milton Keynes City Orchestra has just unveiled its new website with the launch of the 2017-18 season of concerts. There will be a total of nine concerts, three at the MK Theatre, five at The Venue as Walton High and the ever popular Christmas concert in Newport Pagnell, joined once again by MK’s Polymnia chamber choir. As one of the Tenor voices in Polymnia our MD, Paul North, is also looking forward to appearing with the Orchestra at the amazing “Opera in Concert Gala” at MK Theatre on Sunday 20th May. For more information and tickets see the MKCO web site.

Illuminis sponsoring Willen Hospice Midnight Moo 2017

This Saturday night Team Illuminis will be found on mile 2 of the annual MK Midnight Moo Walk in aid of Willen Hospice.  The event is expected to attract over 1,000 women and as a special concession in this MK50 year there will also be 50 men walking.  The herdleaves intu MK at midnight and we expect to be welcoming walkers to our mile soon after.  We will also be joined by members of the MK Rugby Club who have provided support for mile 2 for many years.  To help keep the energy up we will be handing out tasty jelly beans.We are running a competition for the best #MooSelfie on the night with our selfie frame and a lucky walker will win a sparking bottle of Champagne.  If you’re walking don’t forget to take your selfie and post with the hashtag #MooSelfie or on our page at More information on the event can be found at

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