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 […]

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 […]

Chapman Bags Case Study

Chapman Bags Case Study

Traditional crafted bags Carlisle in Cumbria – close to the border region between England Scotland – is home to a globally successful specialist maker of canvas, tweed and leather bags. Chapman Bags derives from a business first founded on the needs of local huntsmen and fishermen who needed robust designs customized for their outdoor pursuits. […]

West Coast Sea Products Case Study

West Coast Sea Products Case Study

A fine catch! This case study shows how the fishermen of Kirkcudbright in Scotland are selling their produce into the kitchens of France, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa and USA. From Kirkbudbright, this supposedly sleepy corner of Scotland, West Coast Sea Products Ltd exports 75% of the entire scallop harvest of the UK […]

Guernsey Wool Case Study

Guernsey Wool Case Study

Spinning such a good yarn! A specialist wool business in Penzance (in the far west of Cornwall not far from Lands End) finds 40% of its custom via a global Internet platform devoted to the needs of over four million knitting and crochet enthusiasts. Guernsey Wool’s market niche is focused on devotees of hand-knitted Guernseys and […]

Old Bushmills Distillery Case Study

Old Bushmills Distillery Case Study

A toast to success! The craft whisky distilleries of Scotland and Northern Ireland developed long before global demands were evident. The Old Bushmills Distillery in Northern Ireland was a start-up in 1608 and claims to have been in continuous production ever since. Their locations for these distilleries initially served only local markets.  So much of today’s […]