Members of Tech South West are offering support and guidance to the tech and wider business community in these difficult times. Here’s a summary.

Services

The Tech South West Tribe Tech podcast

Has been reacting rapidly to events. The two most recent episodes focus on the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and its effect on businesses, including legal support, regulatory compliance while home working, what life will be like for businesses after the crisis, and more.

Timewade / Technology for Success

A free weekly webinar series for SMEs led by Timewade. Featuring guest experts on topics of IT & Tech, People & HR, Productivity & Resilience, Communications & Marketing, Customers & Pipeline. Every Friday 08.30 – 09.15 am.

At Work At Home

A free service that matches remote-working freelancers with those looking to hire them.

At Work At Home was initially created to help freelancers who have lost jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, all freelancers are welcome to sign up.

Insight 6 Coronavirus survey

A complimentary team survey to help teams identify the impact of ongoing events on their customer service, communication channels, experience of home working and more.

Ghyston webinar

Mental Health in the Workplace – What Tech Leaders Need to Know. Tuesday April 28, 08:30 am.

Digital Gurus

IT and Digital recruitment agency with offices across the UK.

Offering free support to those being made redundant. Advice on CV’s, how to approach the market etc. Welcoming applications for clients across the South West.

Email Hippo

Offering to batch clean data if people are having to dust off mailing lists to give customer updates about their working status. Their API can help defend ecommerce businesses from being vulnerable to fraud if they’re suddenly getting an upsurge in sign-ups.

Stephan Potter

(Chief Technology Officer, Pixelation Limited)

Offering free assistance with setup and operation of Microsoft Teams and/or Skype for remote working purposes. Free advice on anything PC or Mac support based where time allows!

Ashley Roy CEng MIET

Offering limited free guidance via video call on mechanical engineering, engineering software systems, PLM systems, ERP, IT systems implementation, remote working, Design department setup and management. From military and aerospace, to pumps, oil and gas. pumps, medical equipment, etc.

Contact ashleyroy@btinternet.com

Krowdthink ‘Community Krowd’ App

A free private-by-design messaging system, part-funded by the Home Office, for communities to use for establishing support networks. Does not need any personal data to set up and is secure by design. 

Ojo Solutions

SW-based company providing consultancy, design and development services. Now offering flexible payment options for TSW members.

Dorset Growth Hub online events

A range of virtual events providing business support and networking opportunities

Cyber Security Support

SWCSC (South West Cyber Security Cluster)

Working from home security considerations

South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit

Public body providing free guidance on cyber crime. Have published the following Covid-19 specific information:

Small Business Guide

10 steps to Cyber Security

Top tips for staff

Have I been Pwned

Nexusos

Cybersecurity specialists offering free checks in the dark web for users to ensure their existing passwords aren’t out there.

John Hall – KenwayHall Ltd

Cyber security consultant with many years’ experience of delivering services remotely to organisations of all sizes. Offering a free 30 minute consultation and 20% discount on usual fees, services offered on a pro bono basis for registered charities with an annual income of less than £50,000.

Contact jhall@kenwayhall.co.uk

Information Resources

Bishop Fleming

Coronavirus Knowledge Hub provides helpful guidance, resources, and information to assist businesses.

Ashfords LLP

Covid-19 Legal Implications information service. A cross-disciplinary team of lawyers helping to deal with COVID-19 related enquiries on such topics as Employment, Regulatory, Commercial, Litigation, Data, and more.

Stephens Scown LLP

Advice on Intellectual Property and IT

Digital Skills Partnership Devon and Somerset

Digital Tools and Resources to support Businesses, Schools and Community during Covid-19

TechSpark

Surviving COVID-19 – some practical advice for startups

Tech Nation

Coronavirus updates: tech industry resources, and how to help