Monthly Archives - April 2017

DIY Broadband for Devon Villages?

In the local news this morning was a piece on a row between BT and a local lord over telegraph poles ruining his view which has left an entire village without superfast fibre broadband. It said that most of the work to connect Upton Pyne near Exeter has already been done, but the project has been delayed after BT and the Earl of Iddesleigh failed to agree on whether telegraph poles could be used across his land. Lord Iddesleigh said [...]

Read more...

Ferociously Passionate About Connectivity

FT2G Final Last night was the final of the Fast Track 2 Growth programme, an event held in the innovation centre at Exeter University, where all 15 finalists and their friends and family gathered to watch each other present their final pitches to the judging panel (you can see our pitch here). As a finalist ourselves, we have spent the past fortnight applying as much effort and focus as we could muster to position ourselves to be in the best possible [...]

Read more...

SMEs – is there a future?

As the info nerd, and the one who pushes hard for a defined business strategy in our small business, I am fascinated by how many SMEs there are in the UK and what their survival rate is.  I want to know what lessons we can learn from others, and what pitfalls we should try to avoid. SMEs are an integral part of the UK’s economy, with over 99% of all of Britain’s businesses classified as small or medium.  Although there [...]

Read more...

Getting connected – it’s easy, right?

I am a bit of an information and data nerd. I want to know the stats, facts and figures. Why do we do what we do? Who are we helping? Can we clarify that? Andy and Martin are the big picture guys, the creators and innovators. I like to drill down and find evidence to support what we we say we are doing and why. I know that passion comes first, but evidence to back up the reason for the [...]

Read more...

New Website – Fresh Start

Stopping and Thinking Is Good We were recently nominated for a business growth programme called Fast Track 2 Growth organised by Astley Media here in Exeter, and over the last few weeks and months we have been attending seminars and coaching sessions as part of the program to help us refocus the business and prepare for our next stages of growth. I have to admit that I was dubious at first about the programme. I suppose I had pigeonholed it alongside [...]

Read more...