Superfast Business Support
Providing high quality support to a select group of businesses enabling them to exploit the opportunities brought about by superfast broadband technology in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Increasing awareness, understanding and ambition across the business and business support networks, and ultimately leaving a legacy of embedded knowledge and expertise, attracting further investment in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The Programme will work in two stages. The first stage will entail coaching the selected businesses to identify the opportunities that superfast broadband technology offers and giving hands on support to these businesses to work up viable solutions.
At the second stage of the programme, solutions will be then assessed by a virtual panel of industry experts who will make recommendations based on value and level of transformation whether to co-finance the solutions.
Superfast Business Champion: Datasharp
Truro based Datasharp UK, an award winning national independent provider of business telephone solutions, connectivity and networked photocopiers is implementing a project to expand the portfolio of services it offers to clients across the UK.
Datasharp was the first business to engage with Superfast Business Cornwall and have been our pilot all the way through. They were the first to reach each milestone they have given and continue to provide valuable feedback on service development.
Datasharp has an enviable national and international client base and they are embracing the opportunities brought by Superfast to develop new cloud based IT support services to satisfy their clients’ demands for a “one stop shop” for their technology. They have invested substantially the business development which has already created 7 new jobs. Datasharp is now a Microsoft Gold partner and has been awarded many other accreditations. The project utilises superfast broadband to support cloud services and remote server back up and remote assistance to customers.
Superfast Business Champion: Mining Searches UK
Redruth-based Mining Searches UK carries out mining search reports assessing risk to properties, land and developments, and has recently expanded to cover the whole of the country after starting in the South West.
The company’s transformation project is to create a new web service to enable customers to remotely access mining information. This remote mobile access to in-depth geological and survey reports is a new service that enables trading UK wide and into international markets.
They have already created three new jobs and expect to employ another two this Autumn.
Superfast Business Champion: Letcheck
Pool based LetCheck Inventories, a leading inventory report supplier to landlords and letting agents, is implementing a project to expand the services it offers to clients across the UK.
The project centers around the development of a cloud-based app for property inspectors to use as an onsite information gathering tool. Of huge benefit to LetCheck’s existing lettings industry clients, the tool will also allow LetCheck to expand into additional markets that require similar tools for field based staff.
The funding and support from Superfast Business Cornwall will allow LetCheck to double the size of its team in Cornwall and expand its nationwide base of clients.