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The SuperFast SuperChristmas Advent Calendar

Welcome to our Christmas advent calendar. Click on the Christmas door to reveal a new top tip, handy hint or nugget of advice from one of our expert digital advisers. Each business tip is tailored towards Cornish SME’s.  

Exploiting Digital Technology – Manufacturing Sector

If you run a small manufacturing business you should consider the range of benefits that digital and cloud-based tools and solutions can deliver. According to a recent report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the United Kingdom is currently the eighth largest manufacturing nation in the world, with the sector accounting for 18.57% of the […]

Join our team as a Digital Business Adviser

Salary: up to £34,000 (dependent upon skills and experience) Type: Fixed Term Contract – 6 months Location: Pool Innovation Centre (Redruth) or Plymouth, with extensive travel in Cornwall   Are you ready to put your advisory skills to the test? Do you thrive on supporting businesses with digital technology solutions? Do you want to work […]

Exhibitors and Speakers announced for Digital Forum 2018, #ScaleUpWithTech

Superfast Business Cornwall’s annual showcase event will be held at Hotel Victoria, Newquay on 27th September. Cornish businesses will be sharing how they have embraced technology to reduce costs, streamline operations and scale up their businesses. With interactive sessions from Google Digital Garage and the South West Cyber Crime team, and also workshops from local […]

How online booking systems can add real value to your business

Imagine that you run a consulting business or install and repair renewable energy systems and your business takes bookings over the phone from customers keen to use your services. The only problem is that you miss calls, double book appointments, forget about cancellations and end up failing to maximise your revenue and damage your reputation […]

Superfast Business Cornwall results to this date and how you can get involved

Superfast Business Cornwall has supported over 300 businesses with impartial advice to develop a Digital Action Plan. We are accepting new participants into the service up until December 2018. It is an ERDF funded service so there is no charge for eligible SMEs, start–ups and social enterprises to  participate. Service runs until March 2019. So […]

Who Owns “Your” Website?

Often small business owners use professional web developers to create the design and sometimes the content for their website. There are many good web design companies to choose from.  It does not require a huge budget and for many “time poor” business owners, saving time and having a more professional and credible site is certainly […]

The future for Paddle Logger is right on track

How business owner David Walker from Paddle Logger received support and passes on his knowledge Established by David Walker in March 2015, Paddle Logger is an app which works with iPhones and Apple Watches and allows the water enthusiasts to keep track of their movements on water. David is a keen paddle boarder and says: “Paddle […]

The ERC Report: Digital Adoption in UK micro-businesses from 2012 to 2018 increased rapidly

The importance of digital technology for UK micro-businesses One novel aspect of the Micro-business Britain survey by Enterprise Research Centre is the focus on digital adoption (www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk). This has increased sharply in recent years with web-based accounting software and cloud computing used by more than 40 per cent of micro-businesses. E-Commerce is used by 30 per […]

Top 5 ways to integrate digital technology into your business practices

Embrace digital technology in your business with these 5 easy steps 91% of employees want transformation as they believe digital technologies have the potential to “fundamentally transform the way people in their organisation work” but only 43% are satisfied with their organisation’s current reaction to digital trends. According to a study by MIT Sloan Management […]

New team member for Superfast Business Cornwall

Superfast Business Cornwall welcomes Judith Haaser to the team as Marketing and Business Engagement Officer. A Marketing professional with over 9 years of experience in B2C and B2B On and Offline Marketing, partnership development and funded projects within several industries in the UK, Germany and New Zealand. Judith worked closely with business developers, agencies, public […]

Mining Searches UK Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Celebrating 40 years with a brilliant cake Thank you to the team at Mining Searches UK for inviting the Superfast Business Cornwall  team along to their 40th Celebrations on 28 June. It was a great night and the cake was amazing! Hear what Paul Raglan from Mining Searches UK has to say about the support the […]

Connectivity and Speed Improvement makes a difference to local Cornish Business

How speed improved the performance of Dynamic Edge Innovation Ltd Dynamic Edge Innovation Ltd, based at St Cleer, takes a customer’s product or design idea from the initial concept idea and turns it into a functioning prototype which can then be taken onto the manufacturing stage. The business heavily relies on receiving and sending large […]

Superfast Business Cornwall client FibreCRM are looking for a Customer Service Representative

FibreCRM helps UK accountancy practices to build enduring client relationships through the adoption of a Client Relationship Management (CRM) solution, in-built content and implementation approach. FibreCRM is looking to employ a customer service representative to help provide first line technical support to customers. For more information please go to https://www.fibrecrm.com/2018/06/12/1152/  

Internal IT Systems Engineer required at Datasharp

Datasharp are currently looking for an experienced Systems Engineer with a range of IT infrastructure and service desk skills to join their Internal IT Services team in Truro. For more information on the job role please see here Internal IT System Engineer

Datasharp are looking for a Network Services Project Administrator

Founded in 1980, Datasharp has grown to become an industry leading provider of business technology solutions, with over 30,000 customers and 36 customer care awards. For more information on their vacancy for Network Services Project Administrator please see here Also see Datasharp’s website at https://www.datasharp.co.uk/about-us/careers/    

Xero and its Benefits to Business

Digital Technology is key to unlocking productivity in your business. The Peloton Accountants, Cornwall’s #1 Gold partner for Xero, invite you to an informal evening to explore the benefits of Xero and give you some pro tips on getting the best out of it. They will be joined by Digital Business Advisers from the Superfast Business […]

Join our team – we are recruiting

Superfast Business Cornwall is a service fully-funded by the European Regional Development Fund to help businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly understand, adopt and exploit digital technology for growth.  The 12 hour programme of support starts with a technology for growth workshop and is  followed by 1-2-1 support delivered by a Digital Business […]

Cornish Businesses Create 101 New Jobs by Adopting Digital Technology

Cornish Businesses have created 101 new jobs by adopting digital technology with help from Superfast Business Cornwall. Businesses in Cornwall are now reaping the benefits enabled by digital technology; including reaching new markets, reducing costs and increasing productivity. This has led to business growth with at least 101 new roles being created in businesses that […]

Vacancy for Microsoft Dynamics CRM (365) Solution Architect with Datasharp

Datasharp Uk Limited is a successful business technology solutions company, based in Cornwall since 1980, and they are looking for a Microsoft Dynamics CRM (365) Solution Architect to join their team.  For more information take a look here. Please contact Erika Berryman, HR Officer at Datasharp on 01872 266602 or email Erika.berryman@datasharp.co.uk. www.datasharp.co.uk      

Digital tech event for business “Digital Forum 2018” announced

Businesses engaged with the Superfast Business Cornwall service have said that the adoption of digital technology has been a real Game changer for them so at our annual showcase event this year we are sharing those experiences. Digital Forum 2018 – harnessing technology to grow your Cornish business – is a one day, fully funded, event […]

Five ways to integrate digital technology into your business practices

Digital technology is not only an option for those in the tech sector. The opportunities and benefits presented by digital technology for business crosses all age groups and spans all industries. Digital transformation is accessible and viable for all businesses as it simply means improving processes, engaging talented employees across the company and driving new, […]

How to keep your business operating in these weather conditions ….

If your business wants help making sure you are making the most of technology to work flexibly and have robust continuity plans our Knowledge Bank guides on Flexible Working and Business Continuity are a good place to start.  The team are all working despite the weather so feel free to get in touch.  

We’ve supported over 300 ambitious Cornish businesses

Superfast Business Cornwall is delighted to announce the progress the project is making to deliver digital support to businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The 12-hour programme helps businesses to understand, adopt and exploit digital technology for growth. So far 200 ambitious high growth businesses have completed the programme with another 105 currently […]

Are you ready for GDPR?

25th May 2018 is a very important date for any business that stores or processes personal data. This is when the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, the biggest change to data protection law for 20 years. The new regulation aims to improve the security with which sensitive data is handled and to […]

How Big Data is changing the way that businesses operate

Many modern businesses generate vast amounts of data. In the digital age, we are able to capture and store more of that data than ever before. Worldwide, the amount of data that can be used for business analytics is doubling every three years – a trend that shows no sign of slowing down! Businesses of […]

Expanding your business into overseas markets – how digital technology can help

According to a report by the FSB, the proportion of small businesses in the UK that sell their goods or services overseas is 21% – and that figure has remained relatively static over recent years. However, their report also showed that there are a further 21% of small businesses that are actively considering selling overseas, […]

Should my business be interested in the Internet of Things?

What does the phrase ‘The Internet of Things’ (IoT) mean? In simple terms, the IoT is making everyday items ‘smart’ and connected through the internet. The common thread is a collection of sensors that are networked to gather data, analyse this and provide insights. We’re already seeing a range of major industries experiment, use and […]

Exploiting collaboration software for your business

Collaboration software is designed to make working together easier and faster for both your employees and other contacts such as business partners, suppliers and customers. The term collaboration software covers a broad category of apps and services. The three core areas of functionality are communication, file sharing and project management. Some collaboration tools focus on […]

Why migrating to the cloud really can benefit your business

Cloud computing is essentially pay-as-you-go IT, online and on demand. It involves accessing IT resources (such as applications and storage) over the internet rather than having them on your own PC or network. This approach, which typically requires less capital expenditure and fewer overheads, is a particularly attractive proposition for many smaller businesses. In addition, […]

Why business continuity is good for your business

Flood. Fire. Data theft. Or even just the internet going down. What happens if an incident out of your control means you struggle to do business? How would your staff, suppliers and customers be affected? Would it impact sales, and therefore profit? The activity of preparing for when things might go wrong is called business […]

Join the Superfast Business Cornwall team – Online Business Adviser vacancy

Superfast Business Cornwall – Online Business Adviser Remuneration: £20-24,000 + Pension Office: Plymouth Employer: Serco Serco is a FTSE 250 international service company which combines commercial know-how with a deep public service ethos. We improve services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. We advise policy makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and […]

CRM Solutions Architect required at Datasharp

Datasharp is a successful business technology solutions company, based in Cornwall since 1980 and are looking for a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer to join their friendly team.  For more information take a look here

Job Vacancy – Junior Earth Station Technologist

Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd are seeking a motivated and capable Junior Earth Station Technologist who can join their high-achieving team at Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd and help deliver their vision of creating a Space Science Park at Goonhilly. For more information see here

Fully Funded Website Reviews for Businesses

Superfast Business Cornwall offers a programme of support to help small to medium sized eligible businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly understand, adopt and exploit digital technology. This support includes fully funded web reviews. We use specialist analytical software to run a comprehensive review of the site.  This produces a detailed report with […]

Vacancies at ActorBank

Actorbank are looking for an individual with CRM management and development experience to manage the implementation of their CRM system. The company is also looking to recruit two actors with exceptional admin skills to join their team! For more information please see here

Businesses Connect to the Future at our annual showcase event

More than 120 business people from all over Cornwall gathered at Goonhilly Earth station last week to hear about the exciting opportunities that the use of digital technology creates for business growth. They were attending a one-day ‘Connect to the Future’ technology showcase event, organised by us, which looked at how digital technology could boost […]

Businesses have one week to Connect to the Future

Time is running out for businesses to book on to our digital technology event. In a week’s time businesses in Cornwall will gather at Goonhilly Earth Station to explore the opportunities that digital technology presents.  ‘Connect to the Future – how digital technology can help boost your business communication’ is all about how  technology can […]

How Artificial Intelligence is being used to do business

How you manage your business, develop its markets, handle sales and support customer services could all be transformed with AI (Artificial Intelligence). Digital Business Enabler Steve Edwards from Superfast Business Cornwall, a fully-funded service by the European Regional Development Fund, tells businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly about the benefits of AI. For […]

Why your business can’t afford to ignore social media

Today, our use of social media has become so widespread that someone, somewhere on the many networks available, may well be talking about your business. Which begs the question: wouldn’t you like the opportunity to be involved in those conversations and get your message across in the way you would like it to be presented? […]

Speakers announced for digital technology event Connect to the Future

Major advances in digital technology, including the rapid evolution of artificial intelligence and the internet of things, demonstrating how businesses can use these to transform the way they operate will be the focus of a one day event hosted by Superfast Business Cornwall. ‘Connect to the Future – How digital technology can help boost your […]

Understanding what an ICT strategy can do for your business

Technology is transforming the ways in which businesses work, with the connectivity speeds of Superfast Broadband providing a range of opportunities for exploiting new business models and offering innovative services to your customers. But how do you ensure that you make the most of these opportunities? From the outset it’s essential that you establish a […]

Why an ICT strategy is good for your business

You wouldn’t start out on a car journey without knowing where you were going or whether your car ran on petrol or diesel. Almost inevitably you would end up getting lost, running out of fuel or stuck down a dead-end. It’s just the same with the ICT systems that support your business activities – you […]

Get prepared for the biggest change to data protection law in a generation

In May 2018, the way in which data protection is governed will undergo a major transformation when the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. All businesses that process personal data should be taking action now to ensure that they are ready to comply with GDPR when it takes effect. Some have […]

New fully funded Digital Knowledge Bank

An online resource to help Cornish businesses benefit from digital technology has been launched by Superfast Business Cornwall. The Knowledge Bank is packed with impartial information and advice to help Cornwall and Isles of Scilly based businesses exploit digital technology to develop and grow. It includes handy guides, checklists, top tips and videos on everything […]

Want to win the race to success? Then use website analytics…

Did you know that Formula One cars have up to 300 on-board sensors? During a Grand Prix these continuously transmit data to the driver’s technical team, showing them how the different parts of the vehicle are running. The team can then radio their driver and tell him how to get the very best performance from […]

Superfast digital IT expertise and investment drives business success

Businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are enjoying accelerated growth and job creation thanks to expertise and investment from Superfast Business Cornwall. Superfast Business Cornwall offers a tailored programme of high quality information, advice and digital development, coupled with grants to enable new digital IT related projects. It is fully funded by the […]

How video conferencing could benefit your business

Using low-cost video conferencing services could transform how your business manages its internal communications, training and its relationships with customers and commercial partners The face-to-face meeting is still a powerful marketing and sales tool. Businesses that add video conferencing to their communications could vastly reduce their travel costs and even expand their market. Connecting via […]

altcom Limited – Job Vacancies

Job title: Software Developer Number of vacancies: 1 Hours of work: Full time Job type: Permanent Salary: Competitive Salary details: Dependent on experience and skills Job sector: Software development Employer: altcom Limited Employer website: www.altcom.co.uk Place of work: 13 North Parade, Penzance, TR18 4SL Nearest town: Penzance Job description: The role involves working in a […]

The Skills Support for the Workforce programme

The Skills Support for the Workforce programme offers eligible businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly fully funded training courses to help them to grow. The programme is developed to upskill employees within small and medium sized businesses and seeks to provide recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance employees’ skills, increase […]

Enhancing productivity through the online office

Is your business taking advantage of the rich features offered by today’s online office suites, which, when coupled with the improved connectivity of Superfast Broadband, can streamline processes and improve productivity? The more popular online office productivity suites such as Microsoft Office 365 and Google’s G Suite, typically offer a range of integrated programs for […]

Why flexible working is here to stay

In 2016, Vodafone carried out a worldwide business survey which showed that 75% of companies around the globe have now introduced some form of flexible working. These working practices include allowing employees to vary their working hours, moving them from fixed hours to flexi-time, job sharing schemes, and using the latest technologies to allow staff […]

What Superfast Broadband Technology can do for your business

The arrival of Superfast Broadband is transforming the way that businesses operate – and that includes even the smallest businesses. Conventional broadband is delivered using copper wiring. Superfast Broadband uses fibre optic cables which transmit information as pulses of light. This enables a massive increase in the connection speed that can be achieved. The impact […]

Ten key questions to ask when developing a systems specification

How do you ensure that you get the right digital technologies in place to support your business in the most effective way? It’s unquestionably getting more difficult with a plethora of on-premise, hybrid and cloud options available. Accessing the cloud via superfast broadband offers a variety of tools, technologies and potential solutions to meet your […]

“Connect to the Future” Event Announced

We are pleased to confirm our annual event this year “Connect to the Future” Use digital technology to boost your business communication Goonhilly Earth Station Thursday 19 October 2017 9.30am – 4pm     Digital Technologies can open up new and exciting opportunities for business communication and what better place to explore this than at […]

Match funding available for new digital technology projects

Superfast Business Cornwall which aims to boost business competiveness through an increased understanding and exploitation of digital technology has announced funding for digital projects that develop new products/services and create jobs. The service which uses a tailored programme of high quality information, advice and digital development, is currently advertising for applicants for projects of over […]

Specify before you buy – getting the right technology solution for your business

The aim of a system specification is to help identify and document your business objectives and the associated technology requirements. A good specification then forms an excellent starting point for any discussions you have with suppliers about potential solutions. So, you’re thinking about buying a new car. You’re looking for a four door model for […]

Streamlining your business processes – Integration of digital systems unlocks capacity and delivers efficiency

                                                           The role of systems integration is to get all of your software systems and business applications – the ones you have in the cloud and any legacy software you have installed on servers in your office – working together. And this becomes increasingly important with superfast broadband making it ever easier to access a […]

Great service feedback received

“I’d like to thank all the team for their help, it’s been an incredibly well supported journey for us from start to finish, professional, swift, proactive, understanding, friendly and a feeling that there’s a desire to get things done and make difference.” Dan Dicker, Managing Director,  Ashortwalk

We are recruiting – Workshop Facilitator

Superfast Business Cornwall are looking for a Workshop Facilitator who is an active communicator that can bring tech to life and explain its benefits with practical examples and current information. We have materials prepared and a rolling programme of events but you will be able to design and deliver your own content and input into future […]

Match funding available for new digital technology projects

Superfast Business Cornwall which aims to boost business competiveness through an increased understanding and exploitation of digital technology has announced funding for digital projects that develop new products/services and create jobs. The service which uses a tailored programme of high quality information, advice and digital development, is currently advertising for applicants for projects of over […]

Support available for new digital projects

Superfast Business Cornwall, which aims to boost business competiveness through increased understanding and exploitation of digital technology, has announced funding for digital projects that develop new products and services and create jobs. The service runs until March 2019 and is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, so there is no charge for eligible […]

SFBC Procurement Opportunity – Content Writing Reference 019-2016-S-SFBC

Superfast Business Cornwall (SFBC) is a service for SMEs across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly that aims to boost business competitiveness through increased understanding and exploitation of digital technology. The service offers SMEs, start-ups and social enterprises a tailored programme of high quality information, advice, and digital skills development. Match funding is available to […]

Tech for Growth 2017 Inspires Cornish Businesses

Businesses in Cornwall were given an insight into how to use digital technology to remain competitive  at Superfast Business Cornwall’s event ‘Tech for Growth 2017’ in Wadebridge last week. The event drew small to medium sized eligible businesses from across Cornwall who were inspired to adopt digital technology for growth through a series of keynote […]

Your website must harness the incredible power of video

One of the most eagerly anticipated movie releases ever was Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Six months prior to release, Disney posted a trailer for the movie online. Within 24 hours it had been viewed 88 million times. And when a second online trailer appeared, Disney saw their stock market value leap up by over […]

How a CRM could future proof your business’s sales and customer service

A CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system could enable your business to develop closer personalised connections with existing and potential customers, which could deliver more market share, higher profits and customer loyalty. At Superfast Business Cornwall we speak to countless small businesses that all understand that in today’s commercial environment, they need to do more to […]

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