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Digital skills coaching session – Scarborough, 2 May

A Google Digital Garage event is set to be held at CU Scarborough, part of the Coventry University Group, on Wednesday May 2. The event, which is the only one in the county, has been organised by Yorkshire in Business and will provide essential information to help businesses succeed online. Training will be delivered by specialist business advisers who will

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Written on April 27, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Business support, IT & Telecoms, Leeds, Media, Members news, News, Skills, York

Museum breaks through half-million visitor barrier

Between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, Bradford’s National Science & Media Museum attraction welcomed 505,000 visits, compared to 405,000 for the same period in 2016/17—a 25% increase, year-on-year. Highlights from the past 12 months include the museum re-branding to focus on the science and culture of image and sound technology, opening a new permanent gallery—Wonderlab—and exhibiting Tim Peake’s

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Written on April 25, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, IT & Telecoms, Media, News, Skills, York

Bradford Property Forum – Wed 18 April, 8-9.45am

The changing role of city centres – a market perspective on emerging trends When: 8-9.45am; Wed 18 April 2018 Where: Bradford City FC, Valley Parade, BD8 7DZ What: Emerging office/retail trends and their likely impact on Bradford Who: Cushman & Wakefield; property developer; This session will look at the key trends/future outlook for property market sectors and the implications for

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Written on March 26, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Infrastructure, IT & Telecoms, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Property, York

Poor mobile connectivity? Let us know

Businesses are being asked to provide details of where there is current poor mobile phone connectivity. The Chamber network across the UK is launching a campaign that will bring together business communities and those involved in delivering mobile networks to identify coverage challenges and work through solutions to improve poor mobile connectivity. ‘Not-spots’ and areas of partial ‘not-spots’ hamper businesses

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Written on March 20, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, IT & Telecoms, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

Funding for IT upgrades

Grants for websites, ecommerce and IT projects

Funding is available to help businesses upgrade their IT connectivity. The Government has launched a ‘Gigabit Voucher Scheme’, with up to £3,000 for firms in West Yorkshire Combined Authority area (which includes York).  The scheme is being delivered locally by Chamber member Exa Networks – more information, including terms and conditions and how to apply, available here. (NOTE: Those who

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Written on December 15, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Business support, Finance, IT & Telecoms, Leeds, Members news, News, York

Cyber-Crime: Protect Your Business

New mobile broadband checker

Cyber-crime is now rife. It cost the UK economy £10 billion last year.  Are you doing everything you can to protect your business from the risks? Check out these (external) survey figures: 25% of the public feel they have a only limited understanding of online risks 68% of the public have been targeted in some way 53% received fraudulent emails

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Written on May 2, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, IT & Telecoms, Leeds, News, York

Technology funding available

A new scheme is offering up to £10,000 of funding to SMEs using digital technology to support business growth. The ‘Digital Enterprise’ scheme works by the company applying for digital growth vouchers which need match-funding from the business in equal value. The vouchers can be used to buy IT and telecoms hardware, software or upgrades to current digital connectivity.  Businesses

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Written on December 5, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Business support, Finance, IT & Telecoms, Leeds, News, York

Techno-Congress at University

computers cyber crime

Representatives from universities will converge on the University of Bradford for the first World Technology Universities Congress. The event takes place at the University’s Emm Lane and Richmond Road campuses on 8-9 September 2016 with an extensive programme. It aims to create a global partnership between education, business, governments and development organisations. The Congress will consider the creation of a World Technology

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Written on August 31, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, IT & Telecoms, Leeds, Members news, News, York

Bacs upgrade to improve security

How to get a professional online presence

In response to security risks, more advanced levels of internet security are being introduced that might have implications if you are using Bacs payments. From 13 June 2016, Bacs will withdraw support for older connection protocols and only support TLS 1.1 and 1.2. Firms using Bacs will need to have a web browser, operating system, and Bacs Approved Software Solution

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Written on May 24, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Finance, IT & Telecoms, News