An excellent step for the business - Gravitas Gravitas is a digital marketing agency that has recently relocated from Cambridge to Penryn. The company offers digital marketing and search engine optimisation services to clients both large and small across the UK.
No compromise for business ambitions - Chloe Thomas Chloe Thomas has relocated to the Roseland in Cornwall, having identified that the arrival of superfast broadband would enable her to run her two businesses just as effectively from Cornwall as anywhere in the world.
‘The perfect balance’ - MuTu System MuTu is a complete system to help mums get back into shape and full physical health after having a baby. This online global business is run by Wendy from her office in a converted shed in her garden in Probus and is enabled by her superfast broadband connection.
Pivotal to new product - Viking Systems Harbour Assist is a new harbour management system conceived, designed and built by Viking Systems, which is based in Lostwithiel. The system was launched last year and is already used in three of the biggest harbours in the South West, Fowey, Dartmouth and Padstow.
To the next century of business - Tregarthen's Hotel Tregarthen’s Hotel is embracing the future and enjoying the benefits of superfast broadband in the same year it celebrates its first 100 years as a company. The company was formed on 1915, which puts them in an elite band of less than 1% of companies in the UK that are over 100 years old.
"At the forefront of an emerging trend" - Pirate FM Established 23 years ago, Cornwall’s leading commercial radio station Pirate FM has embraced the latest digital technology throughout its lifespan. Now, superfast broadband is allowing the innovative radio station to take its business to the next level.
"Revolutionising our internet experience" - The Minack Theatre The iconic Minack Theatre, perched on the edge of the cliffs at Porthcurno, attracted over 250,000 visitors in 2014 and has a worldwide following. Now, the Minack will be able to provide an even better experience to theatre lovers around the globe.
"Breathing fresh energy into business" - St. Agnes Boating St Agnes Boating is a family run business providing year round ferry services for the community of St Agnes on the Isles of Scilly, with its two boats, the Spirit of St Agnes and the Enterprise.
Transforming into a Global Collaborative Team - Dynamicsonline Since connecting, the company has transformed its operations and expanded its horizons, developing new products and providing new services to a rapidly growing national customer base.
“A phenomenal impact” - Severn Subsea Technologies Severn Subsea Technologies specialise in the research and development of subsea valves, camera systems and other technology designed for the oil and gas industry worldwide. The company are delighted by the benefits they are now experiencing as a result of their superfast fibre connection.
Futures in the Cloud - Cornwall Cloud Services Cornwall Cloud Services was set up at Goonhilly in February 2014, following the merger of two successful Cornish ICT businesses.
New markets and service development - NCI Technologies NCI was founded over 10 years ago by Directors Andy Trish, John Andrew and Chris Penrose, with a mission to deliver exceptional IT support services designed for the local community. They now have clients throughout the UK and also as far afield as Canada and Australia.
‘Choughed’ with the results - Paradise Park Paradise Park is one of the latest businesses to connect to superfast fibre broadband, which helps with its conservation work and showcasing its business activities online.
World class connections in Bude help trade at local inn - Crooklets Inn When Gill Kaye and her son Christopher bought Crooklets Inn at Bude last June, they planned to turn it into one of the best inns in the area. As one of their improvements, they ordered superfast broadband and say they are thrilled with the impact it has had.
Becoming industry leaders - PBWC Architects PBWC Architects employ 16 staff at their studio in St Ives. The practice specialises in Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies, a new software based approach which the UK Government is encouraging the construction industry to adopt, as it creates significant efficiencies.
Innovative service keeps Redruth company ahead of competition - Clear Flow Ltd. Based in Redruth, Clear-flow Ltd employs 90 staff and specialises in clearing blocked pipes, with one of its most important clients being South West Water. Using specialised CCTV cameras and their bespoke ‘Vision’ video streaming product, Clear-flow are ahead of their competitors.
A new approach to the property market - The Home Seller ‘View It, Love It, Live It – The Home Seller’ based in Falmouth, have created a new approach to the property market and the Superfast Cornwall Fund has helped to accelerate their development.
Working internationally from Cornwall - WISKA UK WISKA UK Ltd, which is based in Wadebridge, distribute electrical products into the UK marketplace through the electrical wholesalers’ network. The parent company are based in Hamburg, Germany and has been able to revolutionise their communications as a result.
Monitoring a nationwide network - Natural Generation Natural Generation are a renewable energy company, based at Perranporth. The company installs and maintains wind turbines and solar panel developments, as well as other renewable energy projects.
Taking the business forward - Schoolscapes Wadebridge based ‘Schoolscapes’ design, manufacture and install playground equipment for schools, with customers across the UK and as far afield as the U.S and the Far East.
Developing innovative products for future business - VC Warehouse VC Warehouse, based in Marhamchurch near Bude, provides video conferencing equipment and services, specialising in supplying second-user and refurbished video-conferencing systems.
'Pursuing new avenues', ARCOL UK Ltd For more than sixty years, ARCOL UK Ltd has manufactured fine quality resistors for the electronics industry, with emphasis on attention to detail and level of service. But far from looking back, ARCOL is now investing heavily into its future and was one of the first businesses at Threemilestone Industrial Estate near Truro to connect to ‘fibre to the premises’.
Streamlining operations - Orbiss Ltd Orbiss started by supplying, installing and maintaining phone systems for hotels across the UK. In 2009, they extended their offer to include Speedway, a video on demand and guest internet service, providing each hotel with a bespoke portal for their establishment.
From local niche markets to global exporter - MacMate MacMate was launched in June 2012 by MacAce, an established internet services company in Bodmin. It is an elegant collection of cloud services for Apple Mac, including web hosting, cloud disk storage, back up, iCal calendarsharing, email and galleries.
'A real game changer' - Instructus Markets Graham Smith was a managing director of European Trading at Citigroup, then global head of trading and sales trading at Italian bank UniCredit. When UniCredit closed part of its London operation, Graham decided on a new career, teaching UK and international students, corporate executives and international investors about financial markets.
International development from home office - Genius Loci Phil and Sue Aston set up their media and arts business,Genius Loci, in 2004. The business is based at their home in Goldsithney, near Penzance.
'Key factor in relocating' - KEO Digital KEO digital is the multi award-winning team behind River Cottage, Fish Fight, Chicken Out!, Landshare, energyshare, and crowdfunder.co.uk. KEO digital often works with its sister company KEO films to create multi-platform productions that affect and reach large audiences and change the way people think.
More effective collaboration - Headforwards In only two years, Headforwards has grown from 5 to 38 staff. The company was originally set up to provide outsourced services for the world’s largest telecoms company, the Japanese giant NTT, and is now attracting other major international clients.
Upgrading customers software remotely - Sullivan Cuff Sullivan Cuff, based on the Tolvaddon Energy Park in Camborne, is one of the most recent businesses to benefit from a superfast broadband connection.
Uploading and downloading large media files - Music Publishing Services "There are times when the ability [of superfast broadband] to provide a fast turnaround means my business has a real competitive edge in this fast-moving sector."
Clever cloud computing - Think Point Design and Communications "Superfast broadband really has made a huge difference to the way that Think Point Design & Communications functions as a business."
Transformational for my business - Tanist Computer Systems Ltd Tanist Computer Systems Ltd provides professional IT support and Web solutions for small and medium sized businesses in the South West, specialising in improved broadband services for businesses. Whilst acknowledging that upgrading to fibre broadband hasn’t always been smooth, Director John Holman admits that fibre broadband has been nothing short of transformational.
Significant travel savings for "super yacht" designer - Integer Solutions Integer Solutions provides Computer Aided Design (CAD) for the likes of Aston Martin Lagonda, Bentley Motors, Formula One racing car companies and Samsung Design Europe.
Superfast fuels demand for smart home technology - Cornwall Smart Homes Cornwall Smart Homes, based at Blackwater, near Truro, designs and installs smart home technology which enables customers to easily manage heating, lighting, security and home comforts from wherever they are.
Helping Cornwall compete with the nation - UKNetWeb UKNetWeb is a technical web development company with offices in Wheal Kitty, near St Agnes. The company provides high quality web software solutions for a wide range of clients, in the UK and around the world.
Connecting business colleagues - Continental Underfloor Continental Underfloor, based in King's Hill in Bude, is the UK market leader in the supply of warm water underfloor heating systems to homes and businesses.
WiFi in remote locations - The Top House Inn Situated at the tip of the Lizard Peninsula, the Top House Inn is the most southerly inn in mainland Britain. Run by James and Donna Glosby, the inn offers food, ales and eight en-suite guest bedrooms.
Realise business dreams - Niddocks Niddocks, run by Rob and Andrea Edlin, provides training, consultancy and tailored online marketing services to organisations of all types and sizes, based near The Lizard.
Developing new apps - ImageStreet ImageStreet, an animated story app aimed at children aged between 3 and 7, is a partnership between Julian Powell, Nick Summers and Danni Alvarez, all three of whom live in Cawsand.
Competitive edge in the tourism and hospitality industry - Driftwood Spars Driftwood Spars, is a beachside pub in St Agnes, complete with rooms and micro-brewery. The addition of superfast broadband has meant Louise's expansion plans, such as weddings, conferences and themed events, can be accelerated.
Film crew can compete on an international level - Dogbite Film Crew Dogbite Film Crew says fibre broadband is levelling the playing field with its competitors in London. They are no longer inhibited by bandwidth, meaning they can send large video files to clients in a snap, no matter where they're based.
First WiFi campsite in Cornwall - Cosawes Park Cosawes Park is a family owned 120 acre country estate in Perranarworthal, near Truro, comprising a campsite and residential retirement park. Cosawes is the first campsite in Cornwall with superfast broadband, wi-fi connectivity.
Improved speeds enhance productivity and communication - Cornwall Glass and Glazing Cornwall Glass and Glazing is a family-run glazing firm with over 160 employees and thirteen branches across the southwest, including its head office in St Austell.
Saving money through VOiP technology - Carbis Bay Holidays Carbis Bay Holidays is a holiday rentals company based in St Ives. Richard explains the benefits superfast broadband has bought to his business.
Staying connected through VPN - Coodes Solicitors Coodes Solicitors is a large legal firm with seven offices across Cornwall and Mid Devon. ICT systems have an essential role to play in connecting the various branches and also keeping the 130 staff connected when they are away from the office or working from home.