News and Updates
Free activities in libraries to reflect on Covid
The Somerset Library Service is inviting people to share their experiences of the last sixteen months, to be recorded for future generations to see.
Further £1.8m available for Skills Bootcamps to support people into high quality jobs
The Heart of the South West LEP has secured £1.8 million of funding from the Department for Education’s National Skills Fund to extend its current programme of Skills Bootcamps across the region.
How to secure funding and where to look for it
Access to funding can be hugely beneficial to businesses of all different shapes and sizes, but what exactly is it? How can you secure it and what are the pros and cons of receiving it?
Top 10 digital trends to look out for
Digitalisation, as ever, is on the rise! It is more crucial now than ever to ensure you are up to scratch with the latest digital trends to incorporate into your business model and marketing efforts.
Somerset tech firm strikes digital household claims deal with the AA
South West technology company, Synergy Cloud, today announced a partnership with the AA to provide them with a bespoke SaaS claims platform to handle all of their household claims.
The importance of upskilling your workforce
In a world of increasing automation and ever-changing business priorities, upskilling is taking on new urgency.
£6m boost for Somerset’s economy
Somerset County Council announces details of a £6m package of funding to kickstart Somerset’s economy.
Bristol Airport launches new innovation fund to support decarbonisation and net zero initiatives
Bristol Airport has launched a new fund to kick start and fast track decarbonisation initiatives in the South West focusing on emissions from flight and transport activity at Bristol Airport.
Businesses offered free training to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce
Businesses are being offered free training to support an individual with learning disabilities or autism into work and reap a wide range of benefits for their company.
Digital Somerset’s videocast is now live!
Digital Somerset is thrilled to announce it has launched the first two episodes of its exciting new video podcast series.
Somerset firms encouraged to apply for inward investment grant funding
The Heart of the South West LEP is inviting Somerset firms to apply for the second round of funding from the ERDF Inward Investment Support Grant Scheme.
SEO and PPC: What is the difference?
Delving into the business of online marketing can be a daunting task if it is something you have never done before.
Businesses plan to hire tech-savvy workers to boost online presence
Vodafone is partnering with Enterprise Nation to give free, expert training to 100,000 small businesses.
The Tech Nation Report 2021 is available now.
Now in its seventh year, the report highlights how the sector has changed, who the top performers were through the year, and the challenges and opportunities the UK faces as it navigates out of the pandemic and leaving the EU.
Leading data business WeatherNet acquired by South West-based Claims Consortium Group entrepreneur
South West-based technology and data company, Synergy Cloud – part of Claims Consortium Group – today announces the acquisition of the majority stake in WeatherNet, the foremost weather data provider used by 90% of the insurance industry.
Somerset Catalyst businesses boom during UK lockdown
Local businesses on the Somerset Catalyst Programme have seen incredible growth since they began their journey on the bespoke business support programme in September.
Evosite powers up with new senior leadership team
Taunton-based Evosite has announced a series of new appointments at senior level as part of an exciting new chapter for the eCommerce agency, which continues to go from strength to strength.
What is the future of AI?
Artificial intelligence, also known as AI for short, refers to the innovative and highly developed technology which enables a computer to think or act in a more 'human' way.
Introtweet launches an Exeter office
Introtweet are thrilled to announce that they are launching an Exeter office and will be based at Exeter Business Hub right in the town centre!
New Enterprise Centres open in Wells and Wiveliscombe
Two new business-boosting Enterprise Centres have joined the Somerset network with the completion and handover of purpose-built units in Wells and Wiveliscombe thanks to Somerset County Council and partners.
Digital Taunton unveils Digital Somerset new identity
Digital Taunton becomes Digital Somerset following continued growth
Google plans to reduce the fees it charges to feature Android apps within its Play store.
From 1 July, it will take a 15% cut from the first $1m (£720,000) in sales each year of the apps and any digital goods and services sold within them, rather than its current 30% commission.
2021 Budget breakdown: Tech placed front and centre of economic growth and recovery
After an unprecedented year for business and the economy, Rishi Sunak’s 2021 budget has set out the steps the government is taking to support the UK’s economic recovery, with radical new incentives for business investment and help for companies to attract the capital, ideas, and talent to grow.
Digital Somerset’s predicted trends for 2021
Welcome to Digital Somerset! Whilst many of you know us better as Digital Taunton, throughout lockdown we have been busy working behind the scenes to bring you Digital Somerset.
Five reasons to start a business blog
Many businesses debate whether they should incorporate a blog alongside their website thinking it will take extra time, resource and cost to setup and maintain.
How digital can help you scale-up your business
To start, let us clear up exactly what we mean by digital? Digital refers to anything produced online, using computer technology.
How to choose a domain name
Whatever you plan to do with your corner of the internet, choosing the right domain name from the outset is one of the most important steps to getting online.
The digital landscape in Somerset and beyond
There is no denying that society is hurtling towards a digitalised future. These changes were happening anyway, but the global pandemic has accelerated their uptake, with many commentators arguing that Coronavirus has sped up digital change by 10 years.
Will we ever return to offices?
With the global pandemic causing us to navigate all areas of our lives in uncharted waters, it has been a difficult year for many business owners when it comes to making choices about our physical working environments.
Buoyant South West tech sector expects strong 2021
Tech companies across the South West are expecting a positive and profitable 2021, according to a new survey.
Taunton's Firepool development kick starts with digital innovation centre approval
Plans for a new digital innovation centre in Taunton have been approved in an “important next step” for the regeneration of the Firepool site.