Thursday, May 25, 2017

Should those with slow broadband receive discounts?

Despite repeated assurances from the government and millions of pounds of investment, rural broadband in 2017 is still not up to scratch for many homes and businesses in the countryside. Broadband Genie recently conducted a study into...

The Pros and Cons of an Apprenticeship – as an Employer

Last week we covered how an apprenticeship might be a good option for an employee to enter their desired field of work. This week we will look at it from the employer’s perspective to...

Nevill Holt Opera plans new 400-seat theatre

Nevill Holt Opera, one of the countryside's most popular opera festivals, has applied for planning permission for a 400-seat theatre to be built on its estate in Leicestershire. If approved the plans would see a...

The Pros and Cons of an Apprenticeship – as an Employee

There are many perks for both employee and employer when it comes to apprenticeships and it is an absolutely fantastic choice if you prefer practical learning. This is especially pertinent in land-based sectors such as...

Rural businesses we love: Harriet Whinney Pearls

According to fashion commentators. pearl jewellery is 'back'. Whether you're thinking about purchasing your first piece, or you've always been a girl in pearls, rural pearl specialist Harriet Whinney is well worth a look. Harriet Whinney...

Rural businesses being let down by bad roads, says FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has published a report claiming that rural companies are struggling due to poor transport connectivity. The report, based on a Rural Transport Survey conducted in September 2015, shows that...

How would Brexit affect British Farming?

"The media is awash with ‘Brexit’ commentary covering everything from the regulation of cabbage to Britain opening itself up to the world markets. We continue to be inundated with scare stories from both ‘In’...

Barbour: A Lesson in Effective Online Marketing

The Barbour story began in 1894, and today the 5th generation family-owned business remains in South Shields where it all began. The most iconic piece of apparel is the classic wax jacket, which has...

The benefits of shopping around for broadband

There are many aspects of a broadband service which can make us unhappy, but the most common cause for complaint is slow speeds. This is particularly problematic for broadband users in rural areas where...

Check your broadband speed with this new Ofcom tool

Ofcom have just released a new tool that allows anyone to check the quality and reliability of both broadband and mobile signal by postcode. This mobile coverage and fixed broadband checker allows you to quickly and easily...