Devon firm raises $375,000 and develops AI solutions for the Dallas Cowboys’ fan base – revolutionising how live events are viewed

Devon innovator raises $375,000 and partners with iconic US sporting brands. The business is now valued at $7m.

A Devon-based fan engagement company, is delivering AI solutions for domestic and international sports brands including Hampshire Cricket, Harlequins RFC, The Dallas Cowboys, The San Francisco 49ers and The US Tennis Open. The company has also partnered with US sport agency, Wasserman.

Andy Doyle, Co-Founder of Filmily , describes a typical use case with the Dallas Cowboys: “We integrate with the club’s app which shows a spectacular touchdown and encourages fans to...

South West recycling firm launches UK-wide service as business continues to expand

DCW, the South West’s leading independent commercial waste management and recycling firm, has launched a national Zero to Landfill recycling service after a year of continued growth.

The family run business is offering its cost effective, environmentally sustainable waste management solutions to South West firms with a waste requirement outside the region. Suited to businesses with multiple sites, DCW can now offer its services anywhere in the UK via its trusted and reliable network of suppliers.

DCW’s UK-wide service offers South West organisations the opportunity to...

South West innovators and tech start-ups invited to apply to Pitchfest at SW Innovation Expo

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 06/07/2021 - 10:23am

Early stage start-ups, innovators and tech entrepreneurs are invited to apply for Pitchfest, a pitching competition run as part of South West Innovation Expo on 14th October 2021 at Sandy Park, Exeter. Successful applicants will have the chance to present their start-up or innovation to an audience of investors, business leaders and other entrepreneurs.

Pitchfest offers start-up companies 5-minute slots to present their business as well as a free exhibition stand providing them with additional opportunities to meet and network with SW Innovation Expo delegates.


How to recover permanently deleted files with free software

Have you deleted some of your crucial files and now want them back? Worry not! You can quickly recover your data. When you permanently delete the files using the Shift+Del key, emptying the Recycle bin, or formatting the storage drive, the files get lost and become inaccessible to you. But the files remain on the storage drive intact. Only the file pointers get deleted, making the files permanently lost to you.

However, if you have the backup of your data, it’d be pretty easy for you to get your files back. But if you’ve lost the files permanently and don’t even have the backup,...

New UK data identifies the rise to prominence of virtual work experience

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Posted: Mon, 06/07/2021 - 6:33am

The last year has not been easy on anyone and even more so young people. The pandemic caused the institution of restrictions on movements and social gatherings, which profoundly impacted the work and school environment. There were nearly a quarter of 18-year-olds unemployed by the end of 2020, likewise, almost a quarter of young people declared that their education was one of the most daunting aspects that they were concerned about during the past 12 months.

Research from Speakers for Schools lends insight into the growing popularity of virtual work experience. The organization...

How to boost conversion rates with the help of a PPC agency

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Fri, 06/04/2021 - 11:28am

Pay-per-click advertising, also known as PPC, is one of the most popular forms of advertising when it comes to B2B businesses. One of the reasons behind this popularity is the measurability of the medium. Every single pound or dollar that you spend on your advertising through PPC channels can be measured. Therefore, you can easily calculate the ROI on your paid marketing spend.

However, there is measuring performance and then there is doing something with the data at your disposal. And the process of using data to inform improvements on your website with the ultimate goal of...

Fix Auto Newton Abbot opens for business

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/03/2021 - 11:38pm

Three months after revealing plans to expand and develop a secondary site, Fix Auto Mid Devon owner Louise Woolacott and her daughters Erika and Alena opened the doors to Fix Auto Newton Abbot on 1st June.

The 6,000sq ft state-of-the-art repair centre has been designed and developed to complement their existing site and further cement the network’s position in the South West. When volumes allow, the new venue will have the capacity to repair more than 25 vehicles a week.

In order to maximise the workspace and ensure enough area for 18 work bays, they have installed two...

How to reply to Google Play reviews

Feedback management affects the number of users excited about your app. Many of your potential customers scroll through Google Play ratings before hitting the download button as reviews show whether the app solves their problem and if it works well. Follow our tips to manage feedback wisely and improve the image of your company.

Replying to comments is absolutely essential. Respond to Google Play reviews using the most detailed strategy on , and your download count will soar. Here are the basics.

Why it matters...

COVID Vaccines and Market Implications

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 06/03/2021 - 6:41am

Life will return to the “old normal” once the COVID - 19 vaccination is available. That does not, however, imply that it will be beneficial to the markets. The first cases of covid 19 were detected in Wuhan, China , almost a year ago. We saw an unimaginable global shutdown as a result of the virus in Q2, followed by a record-breaking come back to growth in Q3 as the summer month approached. The second and third waves emerged in Q4. The finding of phase 3 vaccine trials began to trickle in November and by the end of the year, frontline workers and those in greatest need had already...

Do online polls provide the same answers as telephone surveys?

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Wed, 06/02/2021 - 4:50pm

There is no doubt that surveys can affect the result of a local or national election. It influences us, in different ways, according to our personality and beliefs. It may be the factor that will make us vote, or stay at home, if we feel our vote will count. But now that surveys are moving online, does it make a difference? It would seem so, according to two American universities, which have just switched from phone surveys to online polling.

Costs matter

There are a few reasons why online surveys are getting the upper-hand on traditional ones. The first one is the price...

Stagecoach South West announces appointment of new operations director

Stagecoach appoints new Operations Director to manage SW bus routes

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/02/2021 - 12:50pm

Stagecoach South West has announced the appointment of new operations director, Katie Wagstaff to join their senior management team.

Katie began her career as a graduate trainee at Stagecoach South in 2014 and has since worked in various management roles within the Stagecoach London business and was previously Operations Manager for Basingstoke. She will be responsible for the South West operations which includes 917 drivers and 348 buses and coaches spanning over 111 routes and over 16 million miles a year. She replaces Paul Clark, who left at the end of May 2021 to take a new...
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