• Webvideo

    Heather Dickinson . illustrator

    Web video is an ideal way to capture the attention of potential clients on a website almost instantly. With viewers making their minds up about a website in around 5-7 seconds, so its important to keep them interested.


    The Cat that swallowed the Moon

    Zoe and the Big Orange Kitten

    Little Red Riding Hood

    Rafi Brown and the Candy Floss Kid

    How I work

    Developing a Character

    Planning Colours

    Quotes on my Board

  • Our Clients

    • Access Builders Ltd
    • Cheshire Health Club & Spa
    • Chris Heywood Ltd
    • Creation Theatre Company
    • D.J. Windle
    • Didsbury Garden Services
    • Eclectic Hotel Collection - Great John Street
    • Emma Hatton Estate Agency
    • f8 Design
    • Graphters
    • Happy Homes UK Ltd
    • Hine Chartered Insurance Brokers -
    • Inc Design Ltd
    • Kinpars Industrial Plastics Limited

    • Lewis Phipps Property Management
    • Matthews Financial Ltd
    • Oxford Role Play
    • Heather Dickinson
    • GrabbaCab
    • Hayfield Show

  • Websites

    There are still people wondering whether their business really needs a website. A website allows you to showcase your products for everyone to see. You can explain the benefits, compare it with other products, or show testimonials of happy customers that already bought the product.

    Lewis Phipps

    Letting Agent

    Hayfield Show

    Hayfield Country Show & Sheep Dog Trials

    Heather Dickinson


    Grabba Cab

    Taxis & Minibus Service

    Writing a book, giving workshops or taking parts in events are the way of earning money.

    However, the money does not come in until its invoiced. And tracking the invoices are as important as writing the book or giving the workshop.


    List of Invoices
    Macmillan Education Book proposal £1500
    Derbyshire Eco Center Reading & Writing Event £300
    Mr Peterson Creative Writing £100
    Jane Gardener Creative Writing £100
    Sarah Parker Creative Writing (reduced fee) £80



    How much money do my customers still owe me?


    Video under construction

  • Software

    Small businesses may not find the solution for their software problem in a computer shop. However, employing a programming team may be too costly a route. In this case we help our clients to find the right software for their problems and help to tailor it to the needs of the individual company.

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    Maintenance Management

    Outlook Tasks

    Simple Management System


    Property Booking System
  • About us

    We started Inspired IT in 1998 and have been supporting small businesses with our knowledge of computers, software and management ever since.

    Here is a link to a list of other tool we found helpful over the years: Inspired IT Toolbox

    Hazelhurst Farm
    Valley Road
    SK22 2JP

    Phone: 01663 308 676
    Email: info@inspired-it.com
    Website: www.inspired-it.com

  • Privacy Policy

    This is the privacy notice of Inspired IT Ltd. In this document, "we", "our", or "us" refer to Inspired IT Ltd.

    Our office is at Inspired IT Ltd, Hazelhurst Farm, Valley Road, Hayfield, SK22 2JP


    1. This is a notice to inform you of our policy about all information that we record about you. It sets out the conditions under which we may process any information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. It covers information that could identify you ("personal information") and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, "process" means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information.

    2. We regret that if there are one or more points below with which you are not happy, your only recourse is to leave our website immediately.

    3. We take seriously the protection of your privacy and confidentiality. We understand that all visitors to our website are entitled to know that their personal data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them, and will not accidentally fall into the hands of a third party.

    4. We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of all information you provide to us, and hope that you reciprocate.

    5. Our policy complies with UK law accordingly implemented, including that required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

    6. The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regards to the processing and control of your personal data. We do this now, by requesting that you read the information provided at www.knowyourprivacyrights.org

    7. Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any information collected through our website.

    The bases on which we process information about you

    The law requires us to determine under which of six defined bases we process different categories of your personal information, and to notify you of the basis for each category.

    If a basis on which we process your personal information is no longer relevant then we shall immediately stop processing your data.

    If the basis changes then if required by law we shall notify you of the change and of any new basis under which we have determined that we can continue to process your information.

    1. Information we process because we have a contractual obligation with you

    When you create an account on our website, buy a product or service from us, or otherwise agree to our terms and conditions, a contract is formed between you and us.

    In order to carry out our obligations under that contract we must process the information you give us. Some of this information may be personal information.

    We may use it in order to:

    verify your identity for security purposes

    1.2. sell products to you

    1.3. provide you with our services

    1.4. provide you with suggestions and advice on products, services and how to obtain the most from using our website

    We process this information on the basis there is a contract between us, or that you have requested we use the information before we enter into a legal contract.

    Additionally, we may aggregate this information in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor our performance with respect to a particular service we provide. If we use it for this purpose, you as an individual will not be personally identifiable.

    We shall continue to process this information until the contract between us ends or is terminated by either party under the terms of the contract.

    2. Information we process with your consent

    Through certain actions when otherwise there is no contractual relationship between us, such as when you browse our website or ask us to provide you more information about our business, including job opportunities and our products and services, you provide your consent to us to process information that may be personal information.

    Wherever possible, we aim to obtain your explicit consent to process this information, for example, by asking you to agree to our use of cookies.

    Sometimes you might give your consent implicitly, such as when you send us a message by e-mail to which you would reasonably expect us to reply.

    Except where you have consented to our use of your information for a specific purpose, we do not use your information in any way that would identify you personally. We may aggregate it in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor the performance of a particular page on our website.

    If you have given us explicit permission to do so, we may from time to time pass your name and contact information to selected associates whom we consider may provide services or products you would find useful.

    We continue to process your information on this basis until you withdraw your consent or it can be reasonably assumed that your consent no longer exists.

    You may withdraw your consent at any time by instructing us info@inspired-it.com . However, if you do so, you may not be able to use our website or our services further.

    3. Information we process for the purposes of legitimate interests

    We may process information on the basis there is a legitimate interest, either to you or to us, of doing so.

    Where we process your information on this basis, we do after having given careful consideration to:

    • - whether the same objective could be achieved through other means
    • - whether processing (or not processing) might cause you harm
    • - whether you would expect us to process your data, and whether you would, in the round, consider it reasonable to do so
    • - For example, we may process your data on this basis for the purposes of:
    • - record-keeping for the proper and necessary administration of our business
    • - responding to unsolicited communication from you to which we believe you would expect a response
    • - protecting and asserting the legal rights of any party
    • - insuring against or obtaining professional advice that is required to manage business risk
    • - protecting your interests where we believe we have a duty to do so

    4. Information we process because we have a legal obligation

    We are subject to the law like everyone else. Sometimes, we must process your information in order to comply with a statutory obligation.

    For example, we may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order.

    This may include your personal information.

    Specific uses of information you provide to us

    This may include your personal information.

    5. Information provided on the understanding that it will be shared with a third party

    Our website allows you to post information with a view to that information being read, copied, downloaded, or used by other people.

    Examples include:

    • - posting a message our forum
    • - tagging an image
    • - clicking on an icon next to another visitor's message to convey your agreement, disagreement or thanks

    In posting personal information, it is up to you to satisfy yourself about the privacy level of every person who might use it.

    We do not specifically use this information except to allow it to be displayed or shared.

    We do store it, and we reserve a right to use it in the future in any way we decide.

    Once your information enters the public domain, we have no control over what any individual third party may do with it. We accept no responsibility for their actions at any time.

    Provided your request is reasonable and there is no legal basis for us to retain it, then at our discretion we may agree to your request to delete personal information that you have posted. You can make a request by contacting us at info@inspired-it.com

    6. Complaints regarding content on our website

    We attempt to moderate user generated content, but we are not always able to do so as soon as that content is published.

    If you complain about any of the content on our website, we shall investigate your complaint.

    If we feel it is justified or if we believe the law requires us to do so, we shall remove the content while we investigate.

    Free speech is a fundamental right, so we have to make a judgment as to whose right will be obstructed: yours, or that of the person who posted the content that offends you.

    If we think your complaint is vexatious or without any basis, we shall not correspond with you about it.

    7. Information relating to your method of payment

    Payment information is never taken by us or transferred to us either through our website or otherwise. Our employees and contractors never have access to it.

    At the point of payment, you are transferred to a secure page on the website of [WorldPay / SagePay / PayPal / MoneyBookers / Stripe] or some other reputable payment service provider. That page may be branded to look like a page on our website, but it is not controlled by us.

    8. Information about your direct debit

    When you agree to set up a direct debit or standing order arrangement, the information you give to us is passed to our own bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland for processing according to our instructions. We dokeep a copy.

    We are registered under the direct debit guarantee scheme. This provides for the customer's bank to refund disputed payments without question, pending further investigation. Direct debits can only be set up for payments to beneficiaries that are approved originators of direct debits. In order to be approved, these beneficiaries are subjected to careful vetting procedures. Once approved, they are required to give indemnity guarantees through their banks.

    9. Job application and employment

    If you send us information in connection with a job application, we may keep it for up to three years in case we decide to contact you at a later date.

    If we employ you, we collect information about you and your work from time to time throughout the period of your employment. This information will be used only for purposes directly relevant to your employment. After your employment has ended, we will keep your file for six before destroying or deleting it.

    10. Sending a message to our support team

    When you contact us, whether by telephone, through our website or by e-mail, we collect the data you have given to us in order to reply with the information you need.

    We record your request and our reply in order to increase the efficiency of our business.

    We keep personally identifiable information associated with your message, such as your name and email address so as to be able to track our communications with you to provide a high quality service.

    11. Complaining

    When we receive a complaint, we record all the information you have given to us.

    We use that information to resolve your complaint.

    If your complaint reasonably requires us to contact some other person, we may decide to give to that other person some of the information contained in your complaint. We do this as infrequently as possible, but it is a matter for our sole discretion as to whether we do give information, and if we do, what that information is.

    We may also compile statistics showing information obtained from this source to assess the level of service we provide, but not in a way that could identify you or any other person.

    12. Affiliate and business partner information

    This is information given to us by you in your capacity as an affiliate of us or as a business partner.

    It allows us to recognise visitors that you have referred to us, and to credit to you commission due for such referrals. It also includes information that allows us to transfer commission to you.

    The information is not used for any other purpose.

    We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of the information and of the terms of our relationship.

    We expect any affiliate or partner to agree to reciprocate this policy.

    Use of information we collect through automated systems when you visit our website

    This may include your personal information.

    13. Cookies

    Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.

    Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.

    Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.

    Our website uses cookies. They are placed by software that operates on our servers, and by software operated by third parties whose services we use.

    We use cookies in the following ways:

    • - to track how you use our website
    • - to record whether you have seen specific messages we display on our website
    • - to keep you signed in our site
    • - to record your answers to surveys and questionnaires on our site while you complete them
    • - to record the conversation thread during a live chat with our support team

    14. Personal identifiers from your browsing activity

    Requests by your web browser to our servers for web pages and other content on our website are recorded.

    We record information such as your geographical location, your Internet service provider and your IP address. We also record information about the software you are using to browse our website, such as the type of computer or device and the screen resolution.

    We use this information in aggregate to assess the popularity of the webpages on our website and how we perform in providing content to you.

    If combined with other information we know about you from previous visits, the data possibly could be used to identify you personally, even if you are not signed in to our website.

    15. Our use of re-marketing

    Re-marketing involves placing a cookie on your computer when you browse our website in order to be able to serve to you an advert for our products or services when you visit some other website.

    We may use a third party to provide us with re-marketing services from time to time. If so, then if you have consented to our use of cookies, you may see advertisements for our products and services on other websites.

    Disclosure and sharing of your information

    This may include your personal information.

    16. Information we obtain from third parties

    Although we do not disclose your personal information to any third party (except as set out in this notice), we sometimes receive data that is indirectly made up from your personal information from third parties whose services we use.

    No such information is personally identifiable to you.

    17. Third party advertising on our website

    Third parties may advertise on our website. In doing so, those parties, their agents or other companies working for them may use technology that automatically collects information about you when their advertisement is displayed on our website.

    They may also use other technology such as cookies or JavaScript to personalise the content of, and to measure the performance of their adverts.

    We do not have control over these technologies or the data that these parties obtain. Accordingly, this privacy notice does not cover the information practices of these third parties.

    18. Credit reference

    To assist in combating fraud, we share information with credit reference agencies, so far as it relates to clients or customers who instruct their credit card issuer to cancel payment to us without having first provided an acceptable reason to us and given us the opportunity to refund their money.

    19. Data may be processed outside the European Union

    Our websites are hosted in England.

    We may also use outsourced services in countries outside the European Union from time to time in other aspects of our business.

    Accordingly data obtained within the UK or any other country could be processed outside the European Union.

    For example, some of the software our website uses may have been developed in the United States of America or in Australia.

    We use the following safeguards with respect to data transferred outside the European Union:

    • - the processor is within the same corporate group as our business or organisation and abides by the same binding corporate rules regarding data processing.
    • - the data protection clauses in our contracts with data processors include transfer clauses written by or approved by a supervisory authority in the European Union , specifically that in the country of England
    • - we comply with a code of conduct approved by a supervisory authority in the European Union specifically that in the country of England
    • - we are certified under an approved certification mechanism as provided for in the GDPR
    • - both our organisation and the processor are public authorities between whom there is either a legally binding agreement or administrative arrangements approved by a supervisory authority in the European Union relating to protection of your information

    Access to your own information

    This may include your personal information.

    20. Access to your personal information

    • - At any time you may review or update personally identifiable information that we hold about you, by signing in to your account on our website.
    • - To obtain a copy of any information that is not provided on our website you may send us a request at info@inspired-it.com .
    • - After receiving the request, we will tell you when we expect to provide you with the information, and whether we require any fee for providing it to you.

    21. Removal of your information

    If you wish us to remove personally identifiable information from our website, you may contact us at info@inspired-it.com .

    This may limit the service we can provide to you.

    22. Verification of your information

    When we receive any request to access, edit or delete personal identifiable information we shall first take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or otherwise taking any action. This is important to safeguard your information.

    Other matters

    This may include your personal information.

    23. Use of site by children

    • - We do not sell products or provide services for purchase by children, nor do we market to children.
    • - If you are under 18, you may use our website only with consent from a parent or guardian
    • - We collect data about all users of and visitors to these areas regardless of age, and we anticipate that some of those users and visitors will be children.
    • - Such child users and visitors will inevitably visit other parts of the site and will be subject to whatever on-site marketing they find, wherever they visit.

    24. Encryption of data sent between us

    We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates to verify our identity to your browser and to encrypt any data you give us.

    Whenever information is transferred between us, you can check that it is done so using SSL by looking for a closed padlock symbol or other trust mark in your browser's URL bar or toolbar.

    25. How you can complain

    • - If you are not happy with our privacy policy or if have any complaint then you should tell us by email. Our address is info@inspired-it.com .
    • - If a dispute is not settled then we hope you will agree to attempt to resolve it by engaging in good faith with us in a process of mediation or arbitration.
    • - If you are in any way dissatisfied about how we process your personal information, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office. This can be done at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/

    26. Retention period for personal data

    Except as otherwise mentioned in this privacy notice, we keep your personal information only for as long as required by us:

    • - to provide you with the services you have requested;
    • - to comply with other law, including for the period demanded by our tax authorities;
    • - to support a claim or defence in court.

    27. Compliance with the law

    Our privacy policy has been compiled so as to comply with the law of every country or legal jurisdiction in which we aim to do business. If you think it fails to satisfy the law of your jurisdiction, we should like to hear from you.

    However, ultimately it is your choice as to whether you wish to use our website.

    28. Review of this privacy policy

    We may update this privacy notice from time to time as necessary. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on our website on the day you use our website. We advise you to print a copy for your records.

    If you have any question regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at info@inspired-it.com.

  • Book-keeping

    Quickbooks Simple Start - Simple accounting software that's easy to learn and use. It will help you to track your income and expenses and you don´t need any special accounting knowledge. For more info QuickBooks SimpleStart or give us call.

    How it works

    Customers Customer lists are a useful means of finding out who owes you what.

    Suppliers Paying your bills and making sure there is sufficient money in the account.

    Tracking your money

    Sales Receipt Find out how much you are earning on a daily basis

    Invoices & Estimates Keeping chaos at pay, invoices and estimates make it easy to track where you up to.

    Receive Payments Payments, part-payments and payments long overdue are now easy to find and enter.

  • Our Toolkit

    Over the years we have tried different computers and software. This is the list of tools we recommend because they suited our needs best.


    DELL or HP Computers and Servers

    In our experience buying a reliable computer saves money in the long term. If it breaks it interrupts your work, you may loose data and it causes you unnecessary hassle. Nobody needs that. Whilst these big names don’t always offer the best value for money or performance, you are more likely to get a reliable machine that will last.

    HP scanners & printers

    hp printer

    HP have traditionally produced reliable business machines. Paper doesn’t tend to jam, you push the button and it works. Other brands have great products with a lot more features but when it comes to consistency HP wins in this area.

    ZEN internet

    ZEN internet

    We use Zen because they are the fastest and most reliable business provider of broadband. They have great local support (Rochdale based) to assist should things go wrong. They also offer ‘static IP’s’ which is like having a telephone number on the internet where you can securely access your office equipment when your off-site.

    Netgear network equipment

    Netgear network equipment

    Netgear offer easy to setup basic and affordable equipment to connect pc’s and printers. You can connect computers wired, wireless or using the existing power cables around your house or office. They also have a great range of routers to connect to the internet.

    Watchguard Firewalls

    Watchguard Firewall

    Having a good firewall helps to ensure noone breaks into your network. When connected to the internet there are many benefits but also risks. Without a good firewall it is like having a house with poor locks and as a result you are more vulnerable.

    Trend Micro Internet Security

    Trend Micro



    Microsoft Office Suite

    Whilst not the cheapest way to write a letter, send an email or add some numbers, it is the standard office tool that any new member of staff will be familiar with. Training is easily available and when you send a document created by this suite your customer or supplier will be able to read it. Minimal hassle means total cost of ownership is lower than any other suite.

    Microsoft Small Business Server

    Microsoft Office Suite



    Expert Exchange

    Snagit screen capture allows you to grab an image or video of what you see on your computer screen, add effects, and share with anyone.

    Video Training

    Software changes so frequently and its difficult to keep up. Lynda.com offers an excellent video training service which can be purchased on a subscription basis.

    Expert Exchange

    Expert Exchange

    If you are stuck with a computer problem, Expert Exchange can help you find the answer. You can either search their database or post your problem to be answered by their expert volunteers.

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