Government Boosts for UK Creative Industries

In the Chancellors latest budget, George Osborne followed up on the introduction of tax relief for high end television programmes, animation, video games and theatre productions.  The budget also expanded the successful tax relief scheme for films by announcing further support for the UK creative industries. Law firm Wiggin created this nice summary of the […]

Bournemouth: digital centre shedding seaside resort image – via the FT

California’s coastline and temperate climate are often touted as factors in Silicon Valley’s success. Could the same become true for Bournemouth, a seaside resort that wants to reinvent itself as the digital centre of southwest England? Bournemouth’s boosters are trying to lure new businesses with its affordable property, attractive lifestyle and strong creative industries. The […]

Codeclub needs more volunteers

For as long as I can remember, I was playing with a ball.  Football, rugby ball, tennis ball, cricket ball, it didn’t matter to me, I had a passion to learn and compete.  It took me quite far and its still a big part of my life now.  Then when I was about 10, my […]

First Come, First Served – Superfast Broadband Grants

From April 1st, Silicon South businesses are being encouraged by to apply for grants to get connected to superfast broadband, as part of a scheme announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Budget. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Silicon South will benefit as Bournemouth has been named a Super Connected City in the Government’s latest programme […]

Silicon South Digital Accelerator

The winter of 2014/2015 saw Silicon South along with Creative England hold a digital accelerator for eight businesses in Bournemouth.  The programme was launched to support innovative products in the digital arena, with five of the chosen businesses coming from Dorset. The wide ranging scheme was made up of group workshops, mentoring and one-to-one support […]

Bournemouth a ‘city’ driving UK economy

Bournemouth is one of the ‘cities’ driving UK economic growth according to the Centre for Cities 2015 report.  The report defines a city as ‘a primary urban area’ with Bournemouth encompassing Poole and Christchurch. The report states that the gap between the best and worst performing cities has dramatically widened, with most economic growth being […]