Consortium Members

Peninsula Enterprise is the leading provider of high quality enterprise and knowledge services in the South West. www.peninsula-enterprise.co.uk

Business West offer a range of business support services. www.businesswest.co.uk

WSX Enterprise provides services to stimulate the growth of their local and regional economies. www.wsxenterprise.co.uk

Partners

West Devon BIP has been providing high quality advice and training since 1993. Their aim is to help businesses with their development and sustainability by improving their competitiveness, leading to increased profitability and employment. www.bipwestdevon.biz

Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) work to move decision-making power from central government to local councils. This helps put communities in charge of planning, increases accountability and helps citizens to see how their money is being spent. www.dclg.gov.uk

Cosmic is an ethical IT company, housing web development, tech support, training and consultancy under one friendly, helpful roof. www.cosmic.org.uk

North Devon+ supports local businesses to start, develop and grow, improving productivity, jobs & wealth creation. www.northdevonplus.com

Torbay Development Agency is focused on generating new jobs by supporting local businesses whether they are looking to start up, develop or grow. www.torbaydevelopmentagency.co.uk

Local Authorities

Connecting Devon and Somerset - Devon and Somerset County Councils together with North Somerset, Plymouth, Torbay and Bath & North East Somerset Councils are working in partnership to bring faster broadband to the area. www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk

Dorset County Council is leading the project on behalf of all district and borough councils, businesses, voluntary organisations and broadband action groups to ensure 90-95% of the population has superfast broadband and everyone else has a minimum of 2 Megabits per second (Mbps). www.dorsetforyou.com/superfast

Gloucestershire County Council is working in partnership with Herefordshire Council and GFirst, which drives Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, to bring faster broadband to rural areas of the county. www.gfirstbroadband.co.uk

South Gloucestershire Council - www.southglos.gov.uk

Wiltshire Online is providing superfast broadband and digital literacy opportunities for the people of Wiltshire. www.wiltshire.gov.uk/wiltshireonline

Useful Links

The Digital Marketplace offers ‘Ecommerce’ workshops to show businesses how to use their website to generate sales and expand their market www.thedigitalmarketplace.co.uk

Openreach is a business unit of BT who install, support and maintain the wiring, fibres and connections which link tens of millions of homes and businesses in Britain to their Communications Providers’ networks. www.openreach.co.uk

Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), a unit within DCMS, is responsible for managing the Government’s broadband funding. www.culture.gov.uk

Superfast Business in Cornwall our enhanced service in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly region offering an exceptional package of support to enable businesses to implement transformational information and communication technology (ICT) projects. www.sfbcornwall.co.uk

Superfast Cornwall is a pioneering programme to bring superfast broadband to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, making it one of the best connected places in the world.
www.superfastcornwall.org

Federation of Small Businesses is the UKs Leading Business Organisation. www.fsb.org.uk/benefits

Connecting Bristol is the city’s Digital Partnership. They are a part of Bristol City Council’s Green, Digital Futures Directorate. This unit brings together the Councils work on Green, Economic, Digital and International issues, with the aim being to ensure that Bristol and the surrounding area benefits from a world-class, inclusive green and digital economy.www.connectingbristol.org

Broadband Genie is a free-to-use broadband consumer advice website with lots of different information on broadband, as well as help guides, blogs and unique data from surveys and tests. www.broadbandgenie.co.uk 

MAS WORKS for England’s manufacturers can help shape your business strategy, create new products, reduce waste and review supply chains www.mymas.org

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