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What is 5G?

What is 5G?

5G is the next generation of mobile technology. It follows previous generations of mobile technology.  3G gave us mobile internet access that led to the launch of smartphones. 4G offers much faster browsing and allows us to do things like watching videos on the move. What difference is 5G expected to make? UK consumers are […]

yboo launch iOS (iphone) app

yboo launch iOS (iphone) app

It’s been a big week for Holmfirth based yboo. Still recovering from their launch party last week (images below), they’ve launched yboo for iOS (iPhone) users which has triggered wider collaboration with Mobile Operators to re-invent price comparison. We caught up with Founder and CEO Martyn Gould again to find out more. Q. What’s going […]

Why Communal Online Retail Shops Work

Why Communal Online Retail Shops Work

Communal online retail shops can work. It is common for small retailers to operate without their own premises to keep overheads low when they start out, but even as they become more established, small retailers are choosing to stick with their virtual business model. A retailer’s online presence can grow and develop via an online […]

Yboo – Smartphone App Case Study

Yboo – Smartphone App Case Study

We caught up with Martyn Gould, the Founder of yboo, a cutting-edge app that matches you to the best smartphone deal. The business operates from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. Warning. This article contains some strong opinions. OK Martyn, so what’s happening at yboo? Ah, lots. We closed our first funding round on the 1st February and […]

Watts Auctions E Auction Case Study

Watts Auctions E Auction Case Study

John Roebuck and Colin Crossland are very much ‘hands-on’ business owners. At Watts Auctions in Barnsley you’ll often find them out in the yard mending a machine or driving a tele-handler to load out trailers full of sold lots. We caught up with John taking delivery of some more plant hire equipment ready for another […]

Community First Credit Union Case Study

Community First Credit Union Case Study

In recent years, credit unions have seen a surge in popularity. Thanks in part to the recent banking crisis. They have a lot to say too about digital skills and inclusion. Gary Simpson is on a mission. This quietly-spoken, unassuming, down-to-earth CEO is streamlining Britain’s top credit union. His challenge? To ensure the award-winning Community […]

B4RN Broadband For the Rural Northwest Case Study

B4RN Broadband For the Rural Northwest Case Study

B4RN Case Study – Fibre to the home (FTTH) for the Rural North West B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North West) has taken a new approach to the ownership, financial and deployment models used traditionally, and still proposed by, telecommunications companies. These models invariably leave rural areas outside of the scope of economic viability for […]

A Digital Strategy for the Pennine Region

A Digital Strategy for the Pennine Region

In 2014 the DigiChampz Initiative examined ways in which to bring closer together urban and non-urban/rural digital economies across the Leeds City Region. A new digital strategy for the region, but particularly aimed at empowering rural/non-urban areas across the Pennine Hills. Together with independent research carried out amongst businesses in Holmfirth and the Holme Valley for […]

Twin Valley Case Study

Twin Valley Case Study

Ultra fast broadband for rural farming communities Case studies from the US are demonstrating that rural businesses and communities across the UK too can benefit from ultrafast broadband. Twin Valley in Clay County, Kansas has now joined the Gigabit broadband revolution in order to stay economically competitive in today’s data driven economy. As a result, Twin Valley […]