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Digital Infrastructure - Case Studies A-M (use these sector links if your browser does not support javascript jump-menus: Business Support Digital Infrastructure Infrastructure Local Produce & Added Value Public Realm Sites and Premises The Knowledge Economy The Way to Work Tourism Training & Skills)

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Ann MountfordAnn Mountford - registered childminder
Ann has two broadband enabled computers in the house – one for her own use running the business and one in a room in the part of the house used for childminding that is specifically for the use of the children in her care.

Having had support from actnow to obtain broadband, Ann finds it invaluable to help her source and download government information relating to childminding, especially OFSTED information and other government guidelines, which are stringent in this field. She also uses the computer to generate invoices, tax returns and so on as well as using the internet to help plan childminding sessions.
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Bouncy Happy PeopleBouncy Happy People
Bouncy Happy People, a Falmouth based trampoline and outdoor play business has grown in two years from a being a small local Cornish company, based in Mylor, to a national business retailing on the internet the widest range of trampolines in the UK.

Pen and Paddy Polglase were helped by an actnow broadband adviser who offered advice on the development of a new eCommerce website and arranged for investment towards the cost of a digital upgrade. The new website replaced their old brochure site and is so effective at bringing in sales that they have extended their range to include other outdoor games, sports and play equipment.
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Clifton Villa Veterinary SurgeryClifton Villa Veterinary Surgery
Clifton Villa Veterinary Surgery is a mixed veterinary practice with centres in Truro, Camborne and Tregony, employing six vets, ten nurses and two support staff. Broadband has allowed the surgery to save a huge amount of time and offer a considerably better service to its clients.

With support from actnow, Clifton Villa Veterinary Surgery has installed a virtual private network connecting all of its sites. This means that the records of all animals can be viewed on screen at all centres. If a client visits a different practice from usual, their records will still be accessible. This saves having to make phone calls to check the history of an animal or check accounts - the veterinary practice can now offer a seamless instant service.
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Ellbridge FarmEllbridge Farm
J Congdon and NJ Congdon

Nicholas and his father John run Ellbridge Farm, a dairy farm consisting of 700 acres in the Saltash to Callington area. The farm's use of technology has expanded rapidly in the last year and having a broadband internet connection has made reporting processes much easier - for all their cattle records they use the Interherd programme from National Milk Records and all communication with British Cattle Movements System is done over the internet, also using the Interherd programme.

They are also now starting to do internet banking, paying bills on line, and doing PAYE end of year returns, all online. Their vision for the future is to be 100% computer driven, keeping paper records to the minimum or even none at all. Having discussed their plans with actnow, Ellbridge Farm received a rebate towards the cost of the PDA and the Interherd software.
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Claire England and Matt HockingLeap Media
St Austell-based Leap Media has received Objective One support via three different projects - initially via Cornwall Pure Business (which supports businesses relocating to Cornwall) and actnow (broadband) and latterly via the Unlocking Cornish Potential scheme when Claire England started her placement with Leap Media in early 2007.
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