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Exchange runs new roadshows

The Exchange is running a series of new business roadshows across the UK open to all Exweb portal users and potential users.
Events will take place in August and September in Harrogate, Exeter, Manchester, Cambridge, Birmingham, Gatwick, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.
The events aim to present the business case for using technology to help advisers improve their business and provide an insight into how successful adviser firms get value from their IT.
The Exchange managing director David child says: We have made many developments to the service in the last six months so this will be a great opportunity for advisers not only to see our newest offerings but for us to demonstrate how Exwebs technology can really enhance their business process.


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